Charles du Toit
Head Tennis Pro, Founder and Tournament Director
Charles is Head Tennis Pro and Founder of Performance Tennis Academy programs at Great West Fitness & Tennis Club. Born in South Africa, he started playing tennis at the age of 4. He was first introduced to tennis by his father, Andre du Toit, who owned and ran a large and highly successful tennis academy in South Africa for over 25 years.
Charles competed at top provincial and national: U8, U10, U12 and U14 levels as a junior tennis player in South Africa. He also competed in competitive rugby and track in South Africa. After moving to Canada, he competed at a top provincial level in BC U16 and U18. He studied Kinesiology at Trinity Western University, British Columbia. Charles has been teaching tennis for over 14 years and has worked at respected tennis academies, including Vandermeer Tennis Center in South Carolina (USA), Julian Krinsky School of Tennis in Philadelphia (USA), and Totally Tennis in George, South Africa. He was also Head Coach at Langley Tennis Center for two years.
Charles’s younger siblings, Riaan and Trudie du Toit, also had illustrious junior tennis careers, competing at both national and international levels. His sister, Trudie, received a division one scholarship at the University of Oregon, and his brother, Riaan, is currently competing on the men’s pro circuit. Charles enjoys teaching people of all ages and levels. His philosophy is that a combination of learning and getting students excited about the sport is essential to students developing a long term love for the sport.
Club Professional 1 coach (Canada)
Club Professional 2 coach (Canada)
Professional Tennis Registry (USA)
Tennis Professionals Association (TPA) member