Christian Gingras

 

Christian Gingras has been involved with the Canadian wheelchair tennis program for over 10 years.

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 ranked top-20 in the world in wheelchair tennis.

In 2016, Gingras was named Wheelchair Tennis Coach of the Year for 2015 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). That year, he acted as head coach at the Parapan Am Games in Toronto, where Philippe Bédard and Joel Dembe captured a historic bronze medal in men’s doubles – the first medal for Canadian wheelchair tennis at a multi-sport Games.

Gingras currently acts as a touring coach and will be the head coach for Team Canada at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, a position he also held at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

He has also captained many Canadian World Team Cup teams to their best finishes at the tournament. From Quebec City, Gingras is involved with tennis in his home province as well, including junior tennis for Tennis Quebec.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 Parapan American Games… Team Canada Coach of the 2012 Paralympic Games… Has been named Tennis Canada and Tennis Quebec’s Coach of the Year… Wheelchair Tennis Coach of the Year for 2015 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)…

PERSONAL

Gingras and his common-law wife have two children, both of whom play tennis… Played at the national level and competed at some international events.