Noëlle Van Lottum will be the new national women’s tennis coach, replacing Sylvain Bruneau.
Tennis Canada announced the news on Wednesday, saying Bruneau will remain in a consulting role before leaving the organization at the end of the year.
Bruneau had already begun a transition into a high performance consulting role. He wished he had more time to devote to his responsibilities as a television commentator for the Sports Network.
He coached Team Canada at the Billie Jean King Cup from 2004 to 2009, and was captain from 2010 to 2018.
Bruneau has also coached many of Canada’s top players over the past few years, including Bianca Andreescu, Eugenie Bouchard, Leylah Annie Fernandez, Rebecca Marino, Aleksandra Wozniak and Gabriela Dabrowski.
He notably accompanied Andreescu during his conquest of the trophies of the Indian Wells tournament, the National Bank Open and the United States Open in 2019, which earned him the Jack-Donohue prize for coach of the year, according to the Coaching Association of Canada.
For her part, Van Lottum, who will officially take office on September 5, 2023, was notably a national coach at the French Tennis Federation from 2018 to 2022, before becoming head performance coach at the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association). , UK.
Over the past 20 years she has worked with several professional players including Kiki Bertens, Petra Martic, Els Callers and Harmony Tan.