Meet the Pros at the Carleton Tennis Centre

Our Staff

Rachel Cruickshank

Tennis Coach

Rachel is Tennis Canada Club Pro 1 certified and has been coaching for the past 7 years. She attended Central Florida College on a full tennis scholarship playing number 1 singles and doubles for most of her college career. She has played provincial, national, and international tournaments throughout her junior and adult career. She has won over 10 Ottawa city championship titles in singles and doubles combined. In 2013 she reached a career high ranking of 15 in Canada, and was consistently in the top 20 over the past few years. Currently Rachel competes on the International Tennis Federation Professional Circuit (ITF) in tournaments world wide.

Javier Ruano Valdez

Tennis Coach

Javier came to Carleton from Montreal, and has been coaching in Canada for since 2009, a native of Mexico. He works with players of all levels, both youth and adult. Working at resorts has given him experience in teaching every type of class and high performance development. 


Professional Qualifications

  • USPTA Professional 2


Coaching Involvement

  • Camp Director in Cote St. Luc Tennis Club in Montreal

  • High Performance in Cote De Liesse

  • 13 years of coaching private and group lessons at resorts


Player Development Involvement

  • Coached two state champions in Oaxaca, Mexico


Player Highlights

  • College player for the University of Colima in Mexico

  • AMTP Professional Player

  • State Junior Champion in Colima, Mexico

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