Tomorrow's Champions weekend event was held July 20/21 with great success.
The Friday clinics at Portlock Park with coaches were attended by 35 juniors of all levels who were treated to coaching and demonstrations by the visiting pros.
Private clinics held at private courts over the weekend provided great instruction and fun for all the successful bidders. As well, all participants were treated to a welcome cocktail reception on Friday evening at a beautiful home hosted by Ken and Beverly Vidalin.
Saturday Exhibition Match
The Saturday exhibition match and dinner was attended by 120 guests and the coaches. Some great tennis followed by a fabulous farm to table dinner prepared by Haidee Hart and her team.
After some very entertaining tennis, guests were treated to jazz by Sky Valley Jazz and a spectacular farm to table dinner prepared by Haidee Hart and her team. The silent auction was a huge hit, with a terrific assortment of donations and enthusiastic bidding. Follow Haidee.Hart on Instagram
Thanks to the following Sponsors and Donors for your support!
Focus Audio Visual Services Ltd.
Ken and Beverly Vidalin
Bear Mountain Resort
Bear Mountain Tennis Centre
Caerwyn Evans, Shadow Mountain Resort Palm Desert
Cfiff Drysdale, Rancho Las Palmas
Colin and Erica Ross
Courtside Sports and Head racquets
David Youngson, Pitchfork Social
Deborah Orange and David Hall
Fernando and Tami Dos Santos
Flo Day Spa, Gintare Morie
Frankley Scarlet, Mariah and David Boone
John Reid and Maureen Howe
Lynda Ardern and Bill Wilson
Marjorie Blackwood & Peter Schelling
Omni Resort, Rancho Las Palmas
Oystercatcher Restaurant, Barry Kazakoff,
Prince of Whales Whale Watching
Quarrystone House B&B
Salt Spring Golf and Country Club
Salt Spring Vineyards
Salt Spring Wild Cider
Sean Hartley, Bear Mountain Tennis
Steve Marleau, SSGC
Tennis at Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage
Twig & Buoy
Thanks also to the amazing group of tennis pros who donated their time to make this possible:
Caerwyn Evans, Max Brown, Oded Jacob, Marjorie Blackwood, Peter Schelling, Roberto Brogin, Fiachra Lennon, Russ Hartley, Sean Hartley and Rik De Voest.
And finally, thanks to the Tomorrow’s Champions Committee:
Linda Ardern, Babette Arnoldus, Cathy Fernandes, Deborah Orange, Michael Powell, Erica Ross, Donna Wrigley and Tish Vogel.
Salt Spring Tennis Association
The Salt Spring Tennis Association (SSTA) was established in 1979 to promote tennis on Salt Spring Island, BC and provide opportunities for tennis players to meet for healthy competition and social events.
In 2010, Tennis Canada chose Salt Spring Island as the 'Tennis Friendly Community of the Year' for the whole of Canada! The Association is a member of Tennis BC and operates a junior program during the summer.
Tennis is played year round on Salt Spring Island – weather permitting - on courts supplied by the Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission.
By agreement, the SSTA uses the courts at Portlock Park for league play, an inter-club program with off-island tennis clubs, drop-in sessions and tournaments. During these events, three courts are used, leaving one available for use by anyone.
Centre Court Indoor Tennis
For those rainy days or for those who wish to stay out of the hot sun, our new public indoor tennis facility is available from 6am-11pm. Centre Court is located at 805C Lower Ganges Rd. (Salt Spring Golf & Country Club) at the far end of the driving range.
This fantastic facility was built by the Salt Spring Tennis Association for all tennis players on the island to enjoy. Visit our bookings page to register or log in, and reserve your time now.
What level tennis player am I? Have a look at the Tennis Canada Self Rating Guide to find out!
A Game Anyone?
Each year from the beginning of May until the wet fall weather sets in, the tennis courts at Portlock Park are reserved for drop-in tennis on various days. Anyone is welcome to play.
PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS
Portlock Park four outdoor courts located at the corner of Vesuvius Bay Road and Lower Ganges Road.
Public Drop-In: three courts reserved for the following mornings for anyone to drop-in and play doubles matches.
Drop-in at Portlock Schedule
Men's Tue 8am to 11am
Women's Thur 8am to 11am
Mixed Fri 8am to 11am
Private Coaching is available on Salt Spring Island. Check the Salt Spring Island Directory, the notice board
at Portlock Park, or contact SSTA member, and "Community Champion" for tennis on Salt Spring, Marianne Banman at (250) 537-5870.
Peter Schelling is also now available for coaching at all levels, clinics, private lessons, or drill sessions. He can be reached at email@example.com.