WHO WE ARE

At Scarborough Tennis Academy, we offer lessons that cater to all ages and abilities. We have a team of highly passionate and qualified coaches committed to always going above and beyond to help our students improve. Our team strives to uphold the absolute highest standards on the court and in our customer service. We deliver all of this in a fun, friendly, welcoming environment that builds a life-long passion for the sport.

Our mission at Scarborough Tennis Academy is to create the best and most enjoyable tennis program in the Greater Toronto Area

Our vision is to work together with our partners to grow the sport of tennis in Scarborough and its surrounding communities better than it grows anywhere else. Despite these high ambitions, we know that a reputation for excellence is built by delivering consistently outstanding individual experiences, which is why we can’t wait to make your tennis experience second to none.

Our Team

Nicholas Lau

Head Tennis Professional and Founder

Through his eighteen years of tennis experience, Nicholas has established a track record of high achievement. Nicholas performed at an exceptionally high level from a young age, competing at provincial, national, and international tournaments. After a successful junior career, Nicholas transitioned to becoming a student-athlete playing varsity tennis at the University of Toronto. He also excelled as an academic, graduating with honours from the highly competitive U of T finance program.

As a coach, Nicholas has worked with hundreds of students at Angus Glen Tennis Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough Tennis Centre, and Armadale Tennis Club. He is fully certified by the Tennis Professional's Association of Canada and has seven years of coaching experience. Nicholas speaks fluent English and Cantonese. This allows him to pass on his expertise to an even greater demographic.

Nicholas' fun, high-energy approach to coaching tennis has been loved universally by students of all ages alike. His years of quality coaching experience combined with his high playing level give him the ability to help students of all abilities push their game to the next level. Nicholas' incredibly high standards are not only seen in his lessons but throughout the entire STA program.

Tyler brings a wealth of quality experience coaching and playing to the Scarborough Tennis Academy endeavour. As a player, Tyler is a 2013 LOSSA (high school) champion and placed 3rd at 2015 U18 National Selections. He has competed at provincials, nationals, and international tournaments.

As a coach, Tyler has seven years of experience. He has coached at the prestigious Donalda Golf and Country Club, Angus Glen Tennis Centre, and Unionville Tennis Club. Tyler has learned from the very best in the business. His mentor, Andy Sutton, is the head of Tennis Canada’s coaching development program. Karl Hale, at Donalda, is the tournament director of the National Bank Open (formerly known as the Rogers Cup).


Tyler holds Tennis Canada’s Club Professional 2 certification, an accolade less than 9% of active coaches in Canada have. Furthermore, when Tyler completed his CP2 at 20 years of age, he was the youngest to hold it at the time. Tyler is committed to bringing a culture of excellence and integrity to STA and ensuring students of all ages and levels get the absolute most value from our programs.

Tyler-Panhuyzen-Head professional

Tyler Panhuyzen

Director of Tennis and Founder

Our partners

Max Sports is a retail store located in the Splendid China Mall near the Steeles Ave and Kennedy Rd intersection. Conveniently, only 5 minutes away from our Stephen Leacock Tennis Club location. They are the proud supplier and retail partner of Scarborough Tennis Academy. They have an excellent range of Yonex tennis products, a professional stringing service and a knowledgeable and friendly staff. We are constantly working with them to grow the sport in Scarborough and arrange special perks for STA players. Players who participate in our programs get a 10% discount when purchasing tennis equipment at Max Sports.

For over 75 years, Yonex has built a reputation around innovation and quality. Yonex is always on the cutting edge in tennis equipment with some of the most effective technologies. Their commitment to quality is unmatched as they are the last major tennis manufacturer still producing their equipment domestically. As the equipment partner of Scarborough Tennis Academy, Yonex and their wide range of racquets, strings and more offer something for everyone.

Personal Best is a leader in providing comprehensive wellness, health, and high performance services to corporations and individuals. The PB team has over 30 years of experience working with fortune 500 companies, weekend warriors, Olympic level athletes and everyone in between. For off-court training, Personal Best is the only name we recommend for our players.

Recycle Balls Canada is a non-profit on a mission to help make tennis less wasteful one recycled tennis ball at a time. Scarborough Tennis Academy is proud to team up with Recycle Balls Canada to help reduce our local tennis community’s ecological footprint.

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Recycle Balls

Approximately 300 million tennis balls worldwide end up in landfills where they will take over 400 years to decompose. To help, Scarborough Tennis Academy is proud to partner with Recycle Balls Canada. Recycle Balls is a non-profit organization that aims to reduce the environmental impact of our sport by repurposing the rubber that would otherwise take several generations to decompose.

Recycle Balls turns our used tennis balls into the following

Scarborough Tennis Academy collects balls and delivers them to our friends at Recycle Balls. Together we aim to keep as many of Scarborough's tennis balls as we can out of landfills.

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