President (West Vancouver)
Hollyburn Country Club – Rick Hastings was an active junior tennis player in B.C., and today he and his family remain very involved in league, social and competitive tennis play. Rick has extensive board experience serving as a director for several private sector businesses as well as non-profit societies including two terms on the Hollyburn Country Club Board of Directors (2006-2010), two terms on the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Board of Directors (2007-2012), and one term on the Tennis BC Board of Directors where he has held the positions of Secretary and later 1st Vice President (2014-2016).
Rick has been involved in the apparel industry for over 30 years establishing his first company in 1986, and today owns and operates Canadian businesses that manufacture, design and distribute textiles throughout North America. Rick brings enthusiasm, business experience and a passion for developing and growing the sport of tennis.
Past President (Victoria)
Oak Bay Tennis Club – Roger resides in Victoria and spent over 22 years as CEO of provincial and national sport organizations including the BC Games Society, Commonwealth Centre for Sport Development and the Canadian Sport Centre Pacific. His responsibilities included securing extensive revenue generation from sponsorship and philanthropy. He is a former two-time national junior tennis champion, provincial coach for Tennis BC in the 1970s and currently coaches at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre and other locations in Victoria. Roger has a B. Ed. from the University of Victoria and a M. Sc. from the University of Oregon. He has served on the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce (Secretary), Greater Victoria Development Agency (Chair), and currently serves on the TELUS Victoria Community Board. Roger is also a member of the Oak Bay Tennis Club. Roger has served as a Director of Tennis BC since November 2011 and currently sits on the Tennis BC HP Committee.
1st Vice-President (Salmon Arm)
Salmon Arm Tennis Club – Ranked as BC Junior player in the late 1970s, Winston has been involved in the sport of tennis throughout his lifetime. He coached at the All Canadian Tennis Academy in London, Ontario and while coaching in London, Winston completed his Bachelor of Arts – Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario and began working with Crown Life Insurance as an Insurance Broker. Throughout his career, he has owned two general insurance agencies in Salmon Arm, where he currently resides. Since retiring in March of this year, Winston still owns 2 commercial properties that he manages. More recently, Winston has been a tennis coach with the Salmon Arm Senior Secondary High School from 2009-2011. He received his Tennis Instructor Level 1 in 2004 and has worked with the Salmon Arm Tennis club specifically in relation to the Junior program over the past few years.
The Tennis BC Nominations Committee nominates the following individual for a one (1) year term commencing September 27, 2014 and concluding September 2015 as a Director on the Tennis BC Board.
2nd Vice President (Victoria)
South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club – Karen is a full-time faculty member at Camosun College in Victoria, BC, and she has been teaching in the School of Business since 1989. She holds an Honours BA from the University of Victoria, a BEd from the University of Toronto, and she did her Masters and PhD work at the University of Victoria. She is a TPA-certified Tennis Instructor and also holds certification as a Life Coach. Karen’s professional affiliations include a Board position at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club, membership in the Tennis Professionals Association of Canada, and membership in the International Association of Coaches. She is also a representative on the South Island Tennis Association. Karen has worked extensively with tournament committees at various clubs and associations over the years. Last Spring Karen was Tournament Chair for the Western Canadian Senior Indoor Nationals, which was held successfully in Victoria for the first time. Karen’s competitive resume includes two Nationals Doubles Titles and she has competed in six World Championships (Turkey, 2004; Australia, 2005; Mexico City, 2010; New Zealand, 2011; Florida, 2014; France, 2015).
Murdo Frazer Club – From Vancouver, BC, Patrick is a Chartered Accountant specializing in Tax and is currently employed as the Manager of Tax Reporting at Raymond James Ltd. He grew up playing tennis at the Richmond Tennis Club and has been a member of the Burnaby Tennis Club as an adult. Patrick rekindled his passion for the sport a few years ago and has been competing in tournament tennis at the 4.0 and 4.5 levels for the past several seasons. Patrick is very passionate about the sport and would like to be part of promoting and advancing the game in BC.
Mark J. Braidwood
Hollyburn Country Club – Mark is a principal of SHK Law Corporation, a leading boutique construction, insurance and commercial law firm in Vancouver. Mark grew up playing tennis at Hollyburn Country Club, and over the last dozen years has enjoyed a renewed enthusiasm for the sport, playing in social leagues, a number of social tournaments and attending tennis fundraisers.
Mark has extensive experience resolving a wide variety of complex legal disputes, many of which include large construction projects, such as the construction of the new BC Place Stadium roof. Mark is effective at building consensus to achieve strategic objectives and is keen to use these skills and his enthusiasm for the sport to promote tennis throughout British Columbia.
Sunshine Hills Tennis Club – John was first elected to the Board of Tennis BC in 2006, and has served as league chair, vice president, president and past president. John currently leads a player retention initiative nationally in Tennis Canada’s Council of Provinces.
John worked in the municipal Parks Recreation and Culture field in British Columbia for 34 years prior to joining the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Organizing Committee in 2007, and becoming a freelance consultant after the Games. His career included working for Vancouver, Prince George and Delta, the latter two in senior management positions. John chaired the Tennis BC Men’s Spring League Committee for many years and has been on the BC mission staff for the Canada Summer Games and Western Canadian Summer Games. John is a participant in both league and seniors’ tournaments. John has previously been a resident of both Nelson and Prince George and was active in organizing and nurturing tennis in those locations. In other community service, he was a director on the Delta Hospital Foundation board, Delta Sports Hall of Fame and was the race director for the Tour de Delta for 7 years prior to joining the Tour de Delta board.
Yevgeniy is a Chartered Professional Accountant with finance experience gained in a variety of industries and settings, ranging from public practice firms servicing small and mid-size clients to large multi-national corporations. He is currently the Director of Finance with nTrust, a Vancouver-based mobile payments company.
Yevgeniy has been playing tennis since the age of 9 and has been actively involved in all things tennis since moving to Canada 16 years ago. He participated in local tournaments both as a player and volunteer, helped to grow Vancouver-based social network Juump and got exposure to various elements of the provincial tennis landscape, such as structure, tournament organization, ranking systems, coaching and parent participation by following his daughter’s development as a junior player. Yevgeniy hopes to contribute his insights and passion for the game to building tennis popularity throughout the province and enhancing the experience of everyone involved in the sport.
Director (New Westminster)
Denise is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Consultant, specializing in financial reporting, systems and business processes. Denise has been passionate about tennis from a very young age and now enjoys traveling the globe to different tennis tournaments to support our Canadian tennis athletes. In addition to the Tennis BC Board, she also currently serves as Treasurer at the New Westminster Tennis Club. Denise joined the Tennis BC Board of Directors to find more ways to inspire and bring tennis to the people in our community.
Director (North Vancouver)
Graeme is a member of Jericho Tennis Club and has enjoyed playing tennis as a competitive junior, socially and as a family activity with his wife and two sons. Graeme is the Executive Director for the Vancouver International Marathon Society (RUNVAN) where his role includes overall strategic development, oversight of Society budgeting/finances, operations, marketing, stakeholder relations, and team leadership.
He has worked internationally at a senior management level developing and delivering many of the world’s most high profile events and brands including the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cups (Men’s and Women’s), the UEFA Champions League, and the Commonwealth Games. Educationally, he earned a B. Sc. at the University of British Columbia and a LL.B. from Dalhousie University. Graeme’s expertise extends across marketing, brand positioning, media rights and production, event operations and intellectual property/regulatory concerns, and he hopes to contribute to the growth and development of tennis in BC using this wide skill-set.
BC Representative – Hector is a member of VLTBC and the Arbutus Club. He is a senior partner at Farris, one of Canada’s leading law firms. Among his notable achievements, Hector has been recognized by Lexpert, the most respected legal publication in Canada, as among the Top 100 Canada/US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions, technology, and biotechnology. Hector’s community involvement includes being the immediate past Chair of the British Columbia Innovation Council, the Province’s lead agency with the mandate to advance ideas into investment-ready companies in the areas of science and technology, and a director of British Columbia Leading Edge Endowment Fund, British Columbia’s $56 million program to attract top researchers to B.C. Hector is a past Chair of the United Way of the Lower Mainland and past President of the Vancouver Red Cross.