About Us

Background

KTP Racquet Club (formerly KTP Athletics) is a locally owned small business that has a goal of providing quality sport programming throughout the City of North Bay. Our goal is not only to offer quality programming, but to grow the sports that we love most. One day, we would love to have our own complete racquet facility in North Bay.

Owner and head coach, Kurt Tempelmans Plat, has spent over a decade playing coaching sports. Kurt is a multi-sport athlete with a passion for proper athlete development, and sharing his passion with those he coaches. He has played recreational, competitive, and high school sports for curling, badminton, tennis, volleyball and x-country skiing. Kurt is an active member in the badminton community; he has been the Northern Ontario Badminton Association (NOBA) President since 2016 and has also been representing NOBA on the Ontario Coaching Committee from 2016-2019. He is now the Director of Coaching for Badminton Ontario and sits on the board of directors. He also volunteers his time at his former high school as the badminton and tennis coach.

Qualifications
KTP Racquet Club takes great pride in providing quality certified instructors for all programming. It is understood that not everyone is certified, or has easy access to these resources, but KTP Racquet Club will do what they can to support their staff and provide them with opportunities to earn qualifications. Kurt has spent many years earning accreditation and acquiring knowledge not only about sport, but how to create strong lesson plans and programming. His qualifications include:

  • Level 2 Badminton - NCCP Provincial Coach

  • Certified BWF Shuttle Time Learning Facilitator

  • Level 1 NCCP Badminton Learning Facilitator

  • Provincial Badminton Umpire

  • Team Ontario Coach for the 2017, and 2021 Jeux de la Francophonie team

  • Level 1 Trained Volleyball Canada

  • Cross Country Canada Community Coach

  • Tennis Canada Tennis Instructor

  • Wheelchair Tennis certification with Tennis Canada

  • Standard First Aid with CPR Level C and AED with St. John Ambulance

  • Volleyball Canada Local Official

Contact

Kurt Tempelmans Plat

ktpathletics@gmail.com

Tel: 705-498-9353 (text or call)