Court Sports

An Introduction to Director of Court Sports and Wellness & Performance, Angela Dawn Earl

Inspired by the creative play, athleticism, civility, and cultural significance of tennis, Angela was a member of the Tennis Manitoba Provincial Team (TMB) as a junior, recruited on a full tennis university scholarship, selected as co-captain of her team and awarded Academic All-American. While completing her MBA and MDIV in Vancouver, Angela returned to tennis as a coach (CP1 certification under Wayne Elderton) at the UBC Tennis Centre and Jericho Tennis Club.

When Angela returned to Winnipeg for a year of quality time with family, she happily accepted the role of Executive Director of TMB and the opportunity to give back to her childhood community. It was a rich year of engagement with Tennis Canada (TC), its national coaching and community development conferences, coaching the U14 Nationals Prairie Team, aligning TC and Sport Manitoba (SMB) Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Plan and best practices, and providing employment opportunities for college athletes for TMB.

After choosing to remain in Winnipeg for family, she continued her life motivation to see others flourish within the context of nonprofits and coaching tennis at the Winnipeg Winter Club (all ages and levels, from three years old to young at heart, from beginner to high performance) and as the head coach for the University of Manitoba Tennis Team, evolving that to include coaching sport and performance psychology and pursuing psychology studies towards licensing. Psychological safety and mental skills enhancement is a pillar of the LTAD and of wellness & performance optimization in sport and life.

Angela has invested in hundreds of hours of coaching professional development and especially valued cross-sport alliances found through being selected for SMB’s 2017 Canada Games Next Gen Coach Internship and 2020-2022 Female Coach Mentorship Program. She has also intentionally contributed toward growing inclusion initiatives following her personal experiences and hearing similar stories for this need and opportunity to be better together. She is an advocate for inclusion, equity, anti-discrimination and anti-sexual & general-harassment within sport and the workplace (respective exemplars of this work being Billie Jean King and Ruth Bader Ginsburg). At the heart of it all, Angela loves to cultivate and enjoy human flourishing, inclusion and a handful of her favourite things.

Angela is delighted to collaborate and serve within Glendale’s sporting and cultural traditions, its world class offerings and an ethos “where everybody is welcome.” Her programming promotes character, curiosity, quality and community. Please take a moment to review and register for Court Sports and Wellness & Performance programming opportunities online, and connect with her via: angelaearl@glendalegolf.ca

To contribute toward the ongoing development of Court Sports at Glendale, please participate in our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T5R5RJT

Please contact angelaearl@glendalegolf.ca for pre-registration (required) and details of all programming, and also to express interest if unable to participate within current scheduling.

Angela Earl
MBA, MDIV, CP1
Director of Court Sports and Wellness & Performance
Glendale Golf and Country Club
angelaearl@glendalegolf.ca