The TNL board wishes to congratulate Alan Mackin on his new appointment as the National Junior Training Program Head Coach with Tennis Canada for the province of Alberta. Alan will start his new position in Calgary in January 2017. While we wish him all the best he will be dearly missed. During Alan’s four years as the TNL Technical Director, he has made significant improvements in the skill level of our junior players. In the past three years we have had three boys make the top twelve in the National Rankings, a first in our provincial history. As the Executive Director, Alan has been instrumental in developing and implementing our strategic plan. As a result, we have seen significant growth at the grassroots level as he has expanded schools and community programming across the province. Alan also served as the Head Coach at Greenbelt where he oversaw and ran the many tennis lessons and programs at the club. Anybody who has been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of Alan’s coaching know just how fabulous a coach he is. Most importantly Alan has always been the utmost professional, tirelessly devoting his time and energy to improving and growing tennis in our province and representing us well on the national stage. With big shoes to fill we have already begun the process of recruitment for his position. We will organize a get together for Alan later in November .