About TGA Premier Sports of Greater Sudbury - After School Golf & Tennis Enrichment Programs - Golf & Tennis Camps

We believe sports change lives!

Teach, Grow and Achieve with TGA

Golf and tennis promote fitness

All programs include physical activity and muscle development

Golf and tennis are educational

Many lessons use math and science including scoring, distance and shot making

Golf and tennis build life skills

Our programs promote respect, honesty, perseverance and sportsmanship

Golf and tennis are life-long sports

Play with family, friends, colleagues and clients

Swing, volley, and serve!

Discover how fun and exciting tennis can be with TGA

Drive, chip, and putt!

Discover how fun and exciting golf can be with TGA

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TGA of SSM And Greater Sudbury

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Meet the Team

Darren Hore
Owner/Chapter Director

Darren spent most of 2013 researching, observing, and evaluating TGA Premier Junior Golf. Impressed with the many benefits that TGA was bringing to many thousands of elementary aged students in dozens of markets across the United States, he wanted to introduce similar opportunities to students in Canada.

In late 2013, Darren launched TGA of SSM and Greater Sudbury as TGA’s first expansion into the Canadian market. Later in the fall of 2016, Darren further expanded his programming by becoming TGA’s first international location to offer tennis instruction.

Introducing new players to these games, helping to re-enforce areas of academic learning and assisting young individuals in developing a solid foundation of character development and life skills motivates Darren to continue to expand the number of schools offering TGA’s after school golf and tennis enrichment programs.

Ricky Luciani
Head Coach - Golf

Ricky has been coaching with TGA of SSM since 2015, sharing his passion for golf with students in Sault Ste. Marie and along the North Shore.

Ricky leads after school enrichment classes and is a vital part of the success of our summer camps at Crimson Ridge.

When TGA of SSM added tennis to our programming in September 2016, Ricky quickly volunteered to learn the new curriculum and now assists and leads tennis classes, as well as, golf classes.

Jamie Miceli
Assistant Coach - Golf

Jamie has been playing golf competitively for 40 years and has 35+ tournament victories. He has been involved with most of our local golf courses in one role or another and joined TGA of SSM in the spring of 2016.

Jamie is a great asset for us to have in developing our young players and has a lot of knowledge to share with our students.

Warren Wiebe
Head Coach - Tennis

Warren is a life-long tennis player. His 33 years of secondary and post-secondary teaching experience include coaching of various sports. He has mentored numerous local and regional champions in tennis, basketball, and volleyball.

Warren will be leading our tennis programs in the Blind River area.

Tegan Wiebe
Assistant Coach - Tennis
Tegan is a recent university graduate with a degree in engineering. She has been an avid athlete her whole life, specializing in tennis where she was a NOSSA champion and OFSAA competitor throughout high school. She has spent many years as a tutor and coach, as she enjoys sharing her love of learning and sports with others.
Tegan will be assisting with tennis in the Blind River area.

Company History

2003

TGA launched its first Golf Enrichment Programs at six Los Angeles schools. TGA’s focus was to provide PK – 8th grade students with an opportunity to learn golf through an innovate 5 level after-school program. This program made golf affordable and accessible for children, and received an overwhelmingly positive response from schools, parents and students. TGA expanded its programs within Los Angeles area schools to accommodate the demands from students and parents who wanted a golf program within the safe, convenient environment of their schools. The curriculum also provided transition for students to go from their schools to programs at the golf course.

2004

TGA’s first camps and clinics were offered at golf courses. TGA also incorporated the expansion of physical fitness and education components as well as adding a character development initiative within its school programs.

2006

Golf professionals along with entrepreneurs began expressing their interest in the unique sustainable and scalable model of TGA. By the end of 2006, after three years of honing and improving the TGA business model and curriculums, TGA began offering geographically exclusive franchisees which became the TGA Premier Junior Golf Program now running throughout the United States.

2008

The USGA approved TGA’s curriculum under the rules of amateur status and TGA became National Partners with the After School Alliance and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

2009

TGA achieved its first ranking in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, and won two industry awards for Business Achievement and Player Development.

2010

Golf Magazine named TGA’s CEO, Joshua Jacobs to Golf’s 40 Under 40 list. TGA was named as one of 10 Best Franchise Deals around the world by Entrepreneur, along with jumping 131 spots in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking from #450 to #319. TGA was also termed the 4th best youth fitness franchise. TGA also formed the 501c3 TGA Sports Foundation, to be able to apply for grants and funding to serve under-resourced areas as well as mentally and physically disabled youth.

2011

TGA gained its 50th franchise along with having seven multiple franchise owners across the country. TGA also branched out into the sport of tennis, signing a National Partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). TGA’s model is now being offered in both the golf and tennis industries and is known as a leading initiative to grow both sports while providing small business ownership and job opportunities. The TGA / USTA proprietary Enrichment Curriculum is solely used by TGA Franchises within schools. TGA works with USTA National along with USTA Sections, Districts and CTA’s to complete the Player Pathway and help feed the USTA’s adult and junior initiatives to grow the sport.

2012

TGA signs its first tennis franchise. TGA’s Youth Sports Franchise model is now one of the fastest at growing junior golf and youth tennis participation amongst 3-13 year olds. TGA’s motto is to Keep Swinging!® and we strive to provide all American youth with the opportunity to learn golf and tennis in a fun and educational environment.

2017

TGA launches a third franchise opportunity that includes 6 team-based sports: cheerleading, flag football, floor hockey, lacrosse, ultimate, and volleyball.

2018

TGA celebrates its 15th anniversary and impacting over 775,000 children through sports programs across the U.S. and Canada.