Meet our Pros

Rachel Cruickshank 

Head Pro

Rachel has been playing tennis for over 25 years and teaching for over 10 years. She has competed locally winning over 10 City Championship titles in her career. Provincially she has reached a top 10 women’s open ranking in Ontario and nationally reached a career high of 15 in Canada, consistently travelling internationally over the course of her career playing in International Tennis Federation tournaments. She attended the College of Central Florida on a full tennis scholarship. Rachel has her Tennis Canada Coach 2 certification. She has taught every age and skill level from summer camps, to recreational, and competitive. 2020 is Rachel’s tenth year at Elmdale. 

To contact Rachel : or 613-850-5561

Chris Halliday 

Assistant Pro

Chris is super excited to be joining Elmdale Tennis Club as the new assistant pro. After receiving his Club Pro 1 certification, Chris has since coached in Ottawa, France, Spain, Maldives and most recently Guatemala. Chris strives to make learning tennis a fun experience, no matter the age or level.

To contact Chris: or 613-400-5890