Charles du Toit
Head Coach & Founder
Charles is Head Tennis Pro & 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 the sport by his father, Andre du Toit, who owned and ran a highly successful tennis academy in South Africa for over 30 years.
Charles competed at the provincial and national U10–U14 levels as a junior in South Africa. After moving to Canada while in high school, he competed at a top provincial level U16 and U18 in BC. He studied Kinesiology at Trinity Western University, British Columbia. Charles has been teaching tennis for over 12 years and has worked at respected tennis academies in South Carolina, Philadelphia and South Africa. He was also Head Coach of the Langley Tennis Center for two years before founding the Performance Tennis Academy.
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 excitement 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