Christian Gingras - Wheelchair Tennis
Date of Birth: July 30, 1960
Birth Place: Quebec, QC
Hometown: Quebec, QC
Residence: Quebec, QC
Christian Gingras is a certified NCCP Level 4 coach and has a Club Pro 2 certification. He has been involved with the Canadian wheelchair tennis program for almost 10 years.
Gingras became Tennis Canada’s National High Performance Coach in the fall of 2009.
As captain of the World Team Cup (WTC) since 2005, he twice led the women's team to a fourth-place finish at WTC and also brought the quad team to fourth place on one occasion. He was also the personal coach of Hélène Simard, who was Top-20 in the world in wheelchair tennis.
As a coach of able-bodied tennis, Gingras has worked in Québec City at Club Avantage Multi-Sports for more than 30 years with the junior elite program. He has coached many players who won National Junior titles, including Mélanie Marois who was Top- 30 on the ITF ranking, and both of his children: Laurie, who was selected to the National Centre in Montréal, and Olivier, who recently represented Canada on the Junior Davis Cup team.
Gingras has also been National Junior touring coach for Tennis Canada, a provincial coach at Junior Nationals and the Canada Games for Tennis Québec and was also course conductor in Québec for the Coach 1 and 2 levels.