Tennis Professionals


Ryan Schroffel | Tennis Head Coach/Manager | 780.482.2371 ext 397 |

Ryan is the talented lead of our Tennis Department. Ryan graduated university with his Bachelor of Arts, specializing in Coaching Studies, from the University of Alberta, where he also played on the tennis team. Currently, Ryan hosts an impressive repertoire of coaching experience, as he has obtained his Tennis Canada Coach 3 Certification and is a Tennis Alberta and Tennis Canada Coach Facilitator. In addition to this, Ryan has been a Tennis Alberta Provincial Coach at over 15 Junior Nationals and Western Canada Summer Games. He also has his Tennis Canada Coach Mentorship Program Certificate and was awarded the Gary Caron/TPA Scholarship in 2009. Ryan has also been a Provincial Doubles Champion multiple times.


Lane Richard | Senior Tennis Professional | 780.482.2371 ext 450 VM |

Lane brings to the RGC his talent in the sport, boasting his Tennis Canada Coach 3 Certification and the completion of Tennis Alberta’s mentorship program. Additionally, Lane is a certified Tennis Alberta Coach Facilitator and has been a Tennis Alberta Provincial Coach at multiple Junior National Championships. Lane is a multiple Provincial Doubles Champion and a three-time University of Alberta Tennis MVP.


Marvin Hinds | Senior Tennis Professional | 780.482.2371 ext 450 VM |

Marvin Hinds is one of our talented Senior Tennis Professionals. Marvin has many years of experience on the court, which includes being crowned Champion of muluitple Provincial Doubles tournaments and being an alumnus of the University of Alberta's tennis team. In terms of coaching experience, Marvin has been a Tennis Alberta Provincial Coach at mulitple Junior National Championships, a Tennis Alberta U10 Provincial Coach, and the recipient of the Tennis Canada U10 Developmental Scholarship in 2013. Marvin has his Tennis Canada Coach 3 Certification.


Gary Fletcher | Tennis Professional (part-time) | 780.482.2371 ext 395 |

Gary is a familiar face around the Club after his many years of service with us; he held the position of Head Tennis Professional at the RGC from 1989-2012. Gary has his Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta. He also has obtained his Tennis Canada Coach 2 Certification and was the previous Executive Director for Tennis Alberta. In terms of his experience as a player, Gary has been a Provincial and National Doubles Champion multiple times.


Alek Salwierz | Tennis Professional | 780.482.0397 |

Alek is a skilled tennis professional, boasting a Tennis Canada Club Pro 2 Certification. Alek was the Ontario Tennis Association course facilitator from 2012-2014 and before that was the Head Tennis Professional and Club Director as the Hespeler Tennis Club in Cambridge, ON. He is a skilled player, being a former top 10 player in Ontario, and has had career wins over competitors who have reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and who have ranked as high as #757 on ATP tour in singles and #38 in doubles. Before joining the RGC, Alek worked as the Assistant General Manager at Goodlife Fitness.


Zach Laycock | Tennis Professional | 780.482.0397 |

Zach has had an extensive background with over 20+ years as a past Head Tennis Professional & Adult Tennis Director at various clubs throughout Tennessee, Washington, Florida, and Oregon. Zach finished his Bachelor of Sports Management/Business Administration at the University of Tennessee where he played on their Division 1 Team along with Austin Peay State University where he started his post-secondary education. He has an extensive playing background Ranked Top 10 in Tennessee State Open in 2000 and 2001. Zach is also U.S. Tennis Professional Association Certified - P1 as well as a Certified Master Racquet Technician. He will be involved with Adult and Junior programming as well as for private and semi-private lessons.