2019 Tomorrow's Champions - Tennis on Salt Spring Island, BC

The Tomorrow’s Champions Weekend was another great success.

Tomorrow's Champions Junior Event at Portlock Park - July 19, 2019

The free tennis clinics and demonstrations were attended by 48 juniors of all levels.

The 10 adult clinics also provided great fun and instruction for all attendees.


The sold out exhibition and dinner with 130 attendees began with an ‘Davis Cup Style’ exhibition match.

This was followed by a farm to table dinner prepared by chef Haidee Hart of
Stowel Lake Farm, live music by Victoria’s ‘Cruel Shoes’ and a silent auction thanks to the very generous donations of Salt Spring, Vancouver, Victoria and Palm Desert businesses.

Many thanks to the amazing coaches and pros: Oded Jacob, Fiachra Lennon, Caerwyn Evans, Fabio and Amy Walker, Joe Wood, Rick de Voest, Max Brown and Salt Spring’s Marjorie Blackwood and Peter Schelling.

 

Tomorrow’s Champions is a fundraising event in support of Junior Tennis programs and the second indoor court on Salt Spring. This new court which opened in October 2018 is helping meet the growing demand for court time from players of all ages. The event is supported by SSTA.


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.


Salt Spring Tennis Centre Indoor Facility

For those rainy days or for those who wish to stay out of the hot sun, our public indoor tennis facility is available from 6am-11pm. The two tennis courts are 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 peteschelling@gmail.com.