Partnering with Sports Travel Experts opens up a world of opportunities.
Sports Travel Experts was founded to provide the very best customer service experience at different sporting events around the world. We combine the world’s most luxurious resorts and exclusive hotel destinations with the biggest stars on the WTA/ATP tours, to develop very unique sporting travel experiences and events for its clients. Sports Travel Experts also provide custom travel packages to the world’s top tennis tournaments. Trips included are Wimbledon and the US Open. Our leadership team has over 70 years in combined experience in the tennis, events and travel industry. These experiences have given Sports Travel Experts the advantage to truly understand what is needed to deliver 1st class customer service and world class tennis travel and sporting event experiences.
Meet the Team
PRESIDENT & CEO
Karl is one of the most well known and respected tennis persons in the industry. He was ATP ranked between 1988-92, participated as a player and coach in Davis Cup for Jamaica and is a former Fed Cup Coach for Canada. In 2007, Karl was World #1 player over 40, in 2006, he was named PTR Pro of the Year. He has been Rogers Cup Toronto Tournament Director since 2007 which is the largest one week tournament in the world with past champions Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Chris Evert. Karl has most recently taken Serena and Venus Williams and Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli to Jamaica for clinics and organized an exhibition with Jim Courier. He is a very dynamic individual that is well liked and highly regarded by both ATP and WTA tour players alike.
Karl founded the Daniel Nestor Charity Event which has raised over $1,000,000 for North York General Hospital and Tennis Canada Go for Gold Fund. He also founded the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation www.helpinghandsjamaica.com which has raised over $1,500,000 for education in his native Jamaica along with building 13 new schools. Karl’s attention to customer service, personal relations with the world top player’s and industry elite sets Sports Travel Experts apart. We look forward to taking care of every client’s needs and exceeding expectations.
Jolande is the founder of JA Marketing Solutions, a company specializing in promoting sporting events. Formally educated in Graphic Design, she has combined her experience as a high performance athlete with her creative education to help organizations deliver memorable and impactful events to participants and spectators alike.
Jolande has worked with companies around the globe including Tennis Canada, Mummu Cycling, ONE Volleyball, and Badminton Canada on major events such as the Pan Am Games, Rogers Cup and the Canada Open, and founded the Premier League - the first professional volleyball league in Canada. She is a big fan of tennis, volleyball, basketball and badminton.
Alex played college tennis at Seminole community college in Florida before returning to Canada. Alex worked for one of Canada major banks for the 21 years and then for a major technology firm for the past 17 years. Alex is major tennis enthusiast and while working was still one of the top Class A players in Canada. Alex is a tour manager and IT support for Sports Travel Experts. He is one of the most likeable people you will meet and will look after all details to make your trip a very enjoyable one. When not working he enjoys walking his dog, spending time with his two daughters and watching basketball, hockey and tennis.
Director of Finance
With over 30 years of banking experience at Canada's largest bank. Marion brings a wealth of experience in the bookkeeping and accounting sector. Marion is an invaluable asset to our team.
Director of Auction / Fundraising Services / Tour Associate
Andrew is a sports major enthusiast and is responsible for overseeing all Auctions and Fundraising for the company and is lead contact with all beneficiary partner charities, auction winners and donors. When not working he spending time with his friends and watching football, basketball, hockey and tennis.