Charles du Toit
Head Tennis Professional, 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 the sport by his father, Andre du Toit, who owned and ran a highly successful tennis academy in South Africa.
Charles competed at top provincial and national U8, U10 and U14 levels as a junior tennis player in South Africa. He also competed in competitive rugby, field hockey 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 of the 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 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