Club Pros

Amanda Arkaev Biography

Amanda Arkaev was born in the United States and started playing at 7 years old. She coached in her native country for 10 years prior to immigrating to Canada in 2009. Amanda held a top 10 national ranking throughout her junior career. She earned a college scholarship where she was All American junior and senior. She was ranked 16th in the nation's mixed doubles with her husband. She is a PTR and USPTAcertified tennis coach with 20 years of experience across various development levels. She has been with the Erin Mills Tennis Club since 2010.

Registration forms for the Kids summer camp may be obtained from Amanda. All clinics are registered online through the Club's website. Queries regarding clinics, lessons, summer camps, extras and racket stringing should be directed to Amanda.

Jagath Welikala Biography

We are pleased to announce that Jagath Welikala will join EMTC in April 2024 as our new Tennis Pro, to complement Programs being offered by Amanda, and further enhance the value that players will gain from their membership. Jagath is from Sri Lanka. He is well-known in the Tennis world, as he received a recognition from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in 2021 for his work related to the development of wheelchair tennis in Sri Lanka. He began coaching wheelchair tennis in Sri Lanka in 2002 and has continued for the last 20 years. He produced several high-ranking players in the tennis world and has led several international tournaments in Sri Lanka for more than 10 years.

In his new role, Jagath will assist with several activities, including Ladder matches, Adult Round Robins, House League, Junior ICTA League, Lakeshore League and Adult Tournaments. He will also coach additional Beginners and Intermediate Clinics.

Racquet Stringing

String Description Cost
Wilson FXP - Very soft string with power and control
- String is ideal for players with tennis elbow
Head Synthetic Gut - Great string for those who are not "string breakers"
- Single wrap construction offering power and solid control
Head Tour - Most suitable for players using a lot of spin
- This string provides a nice blend of power, comfort, control, and durability
Head Rip Control - Great string choice to help improve a stiff racquet
- This durable and playable string has ribbon composite construction, which helps offer comfort and control
Wilson Enduro Pro - High durability string that has high modulus co-polymer construction for a softer and more forgiving feel $40
Tecnifibre - Helps top spin players hit the ball with a heavy spin that explodes off the court
- Medium firm Co-Poly string ideal for players with fast long swings
- Also good for slow swings to produce touch
- This string has minimal tension loss while offering an extremely soft feel
- Durable and good for intermediate to advanced players


To arrange a private lesson or for additional inquiries, please contact Amanda Arkaev at or Jagath Welikala at

Pro Teaching Rates

1 hour private: $80
1 hour semi private: $90
3 and pro: $105

National Tennis Rating Program

Stringing FAQ

When to get your racquet restrung?

Summer players:
Beginning of the summer season

Winter players:
Playing 3 times a week = every 3 months
Playing < 3 times a week = every 6 months

What tension is right for you?

Tigher tension gives the player more control on their shots.

Looser tension gives the player more power on their shots.