Coaching Team

Academy Directors



Larry has over 30 years experience.  He developed players from junior to pro with students who have won over 40 Junior National Championships, who have represented their countries in Davis Cup and Fed Cup and competed in every grand slam.  

He worked with the Lawn Tennis Association leading their coach education program and managing their High Performance Academy network.  He had a similar role for Tennis Canada and worked as a National Coach for Tennis China.  He had his own Academy in Ireland that developed players from a young age who went on to represent Ireland in over 50? Davis Cup ties between them. 



Tom has over ten years experience in High Performance coaching and junior development. He has developed numerous Provincial and ITF Junior Champions and had players go on to receive full scholarships at NCAA Universities. He has extensive travel experience across North America and Europe where he has travelled with teams from Tennis Canada, AB & BC. Tom is also a Tennis Canada Coach 3 and has been the head coach for Team AB at Canada Summer Games and Western Canada Summer Games.

Academy Coaches

Dominic Pagon


Dominic has been coaching tennis for over 10 years.  He was born and raised in Jamaica and has represented his country at the Pan Am Games, CAC Games and International Tennis Hall of Fame Champions Cup.  Dominic has also represented his country at Davis Cup for several years both as a Captain and a player.  He has coached players on the professional, international, and collegiate levels. He graduated from the College of William and Mary.

Michael Loomer


Michael has over 15 years of coaching experience and has developed numerous players who have gone on to compete provincially and nationally. He has worked as provincial and touring coach for Tennis BC. He has also helped many adult and junior players develop a passion for playing tennis. He is currently a Tennis Canada Course Facilitator and leads courses and workshops to help grow tennis in Canada. 

Our S&C Team

Darren McConaghy


Darren brings an extensive interdisciplinary background in Athletic Therapy, Kinesiology, Osteopathy, and Strength & Conditioning along with a deep passion for blending the worlds of manual therapy, fitness, and performance.  Originally from Toronto, Darren honed his skill set while working for the Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, as their first full time Strength and Conditioning Coach from 2006 to 2012. During almost seven full seasons, Darren helped build an athletic development program for the Montreal Canadiens’ prospects, many of whom have now gone on to have successful NHL careers. During Darren’s time with the Bulldogs the team advanced to the Western Conference Finals twice and won a Calder Cup in 2007.

In 2013, Darren was named Director of Performance Conditioning at Fortius Sport and Health, high performance facility in Burnaby, BC. In this capacity, Darren led a Strength and Conditioning staff and trained high performance athletes, including various Olympians, the National Women’s Soccer team, and several NHL players. Currently, Darren is co-owner of Coastal Health and Performance a boutique facility in North Langley that specializes in helping people from all walks of life reach their human potential by creating individualized plans that utilizes a holistic interdisciplinary approach. Darren is also owner and Director of Propulsion Performance Systems which is a consulting service for professional and amateur athletes, their agents and their teams. Propulsion’s primary focus is building resilient athletes that will maximize their earning potential by optimally recovering from injury and remaining on their field of play.  

Darren earned an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and a Certificate in Athletic Therapy from York University. Upon graduation, Darren was certified by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) as an Athletic Therapist, and by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Currently, Darren is continuing to build his manual therapy skills by studying Osteopathy at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice.

Stephen Langford

BKin, Human Kinetics

As the youngest of four boys, competing was something that came natural. I grew up playing multiple sports, but my passion was hockey. By the time I turned 15, it was my main focus and I started to invest more time on performance by developIng through off-ice strength, interval, and plyometric training. I played competitively through high school, then junior A, then got a scholarship to play hockey in college. I first attended Briercrest College, where I met my wife.  After two years there, I transferred to the University of Regina, where I earned my bachelors degree in Kinesiology, focused on Human Kinetics. After college, my wife and I moved to Sweden where I played a year of pro hockey. I have learned many valuable things over the course of my career and I strive to help other people and athletes achieve their goals in their own lives and sports. Nowadays if I’m not in the gym, you can find me on a golf course, or with a camera in my hand, and quite possibly both!