The Canadian Tennis Federation has introduced on Wednesday that Heidi El Tabakh is the brand new Fed Cup captain, changing Sylvain Bruneau who will now turn out to be the Head Coach for the Nationwide Ladies’s Program and change her give attention to Bianca Andreescu. The 31-year-old El Tabakh was born in Alexandria and she or he began taking part in underneath the Canadian flag again in 2005, nearly reaching the High 30 on the ITF junior checklist and getting into the highest 150 in singles in 2012, profitable eight ITF titles total.
She retired after Charlottesville occasion in late April 2016 and instantly began to work on her teaching profession, main the Canadian U16 Junior Fed Cup group. Bruneau was answerable for the Fed Cup group since 2010 and the ladies scored seven wins in a row underneath her management between 2013-14 to succeed in the World Group I in 2015.
“It’s an honor for me to just accept this place. I’m grateful for the chance to contribute to the event of Tennis in Canada and to have the ability to give again to my sport. I do know the feminine Canadian gamers very properly and I consider on this group. I’m already trying ahead to our upcoming tie subsequent February. » “It would even be fairly a problem to observe within the footsteps of a captain like Sylvain. Having seen him in motion because the group’s captain and having labored with him all through my profession, I can attest to the truth that Sylvain was an distinctive captain for our group,” acknowledged El Tabakh.
“Since retiring from skilled tennis, Heidi has demonstrated an incredible want to contribute to the success of Canadian tennis and to assist our athletes develop and attain their full potential,” famous Louis Borfiga, Vice-President of Excessive Efficiency. “Heidi actually has the assist of all of the gamers and Tennis Canada workers members. We all know that she has the precise management qualities, all the mandatory expertise and the willingness to carry the group again into World Group I within the coming years.”
“I wish to thank Sylvain for being captain of our Canadian Fed Cup group. He was the one captain I ever had, so he launched me to Fed Cup and taught me all about it. He was wonderful and shall be missed,” mentioned Eugenie Bouchard. “The group and I are trying ahead to beginning a brand new chapter with Heidi. We’re assured she shall be nice for the group.”