Author and NCCP Level 4 Tennis Coach
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After nearly a decade as one of Canada’s top wheelchair tennis coaches, Séverine Tamborero changed her career path in 2009. Tamborero left her post as national coach and manager for wheelchair tennis to take up a position as national coach for the U12 program based out of the National Training Centre at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal.
An NCCP Level 4 certified coach, Séverine has an immense amount of experience and tennis knowledge. Having been a touring coach with the national high performance wheelchair tennis program from 2000-2009, Tamborero was named national coach in May 2005. She was Team Canada’s head coach at three Paralympic Games in Sydney, Athens and Beijing as well as the men’s coach at the World Team Cup for 10 years.
In 2006, Tamborero was named the International Wheelchair Tennis Association (IWTA) coach of the year for her outstanding contributions to wheelchair tennis at the international level. She was the first woman to ever receive the prestigious award. She has also been a member of the IWTA Coaches Commission in addition to acting as a speaker at several ITF coaching workshops.
Tamborero now serves as a consultant for Tennis Canada and is fully committed to growing the sport through the U12 program. She works alongside André Labelle, U12 program leader and head coach, to help develop Canada’s next generation of tennis champions.
Séverine recently co-authored a book with Christiane Despatie titled: "La performance... à quel prix?".