2020 Tournaments

St. Patrick's ladies and men's doubles social tournament on Saturday, March 14 from 1:00-6:00 pm.

2nd Annual Team Tennis Event - 2020-01-24 - 25

Hi all green’s and blue’s.

What a great tournament!

While the green team led by 3 points when the final matches started, the superb play by the blue team’s final pairings carried them to an overall victory by 6 points.

Over the two day event, 312 games were played by players of all ages and abilities.

Every participant made a difference to their team totals. If you were on the blue team, you can see that your points contributed to the margin of victory.

We had a prize for the player scoring the most points on each team.

Erica Ross led the blue team and won a jar of Chorus Frog jam.

Max Wild from our Junior program had the most points for the green team and won a sleeve of Penn tennis balls. Max, we will have Pete give you the balls at your next training session.

Thanks again to Babette and Erica for their leadership and to Marnie for giving me so much help.

A more extensive report will be prepared for the Club Newsletter to be published later in the winter session.

Hope to see you all again next January.

Dave Naphtali
Club Team Tournament Coordinator

2019 Sadie Hawkins

Sadie Hawkins went ahead under sunny skies on Saturday, October 26th. We had 12 players altogether making up 6 mixed teams. It was kind of cool that 3 of the teams were married couples! We played 5 round-robin matches and finished the morning of tennis by 12:30 pm - right on schedule!

There was a 5th player for each match: that was the wind. Powerful breezes coupled with chilly temps for the first hour and that coupled with playing outdoors after 1 month of indoor tennis made for challenging tennis. At least the playing field was equal for everyone!

Kudos to Blair Carley for wearing a Lil' Abner type costume and Mary Richardson for her cute high pigtails. Michael Berendt sported a Sadie Hawkins style plaid shirt and his partner, Marianne Banman, wore a matching, rather loud, pair of red plaid leggings.

Loads of audible laughter could regularly be heard coming from whatever court Jody Hawley and Mary Richardson were playing on! They had the most fun of all we think! 

Thanks to everyone for coming out to play. Thanks for Michael Powel for snapping the photos too!

Next year we hope to see more new faces come out to the 2020 Sadie Hawkins tennis event.

2019 Sadie Hawkins group October 26

Friday, August 30th - Monday, September 2nd

2019 Gulf Islands Open Results

Men’s Singles Champion: Wesley Bertsch
Runner Up: David Barclay

Men’s Doubles Champions: Wesley Bertsch/David Barclay
Runner Up: Marc Weber/Mike Chin

Women’s Doubles Champions: Deb Orange/Tracey MacKinley
Runner Up: Holly Calvin/Jenny Pickering

Mixed Doubles Champions: Justene Tedder/Markus Wenzel
Runner Up: Andrew Ross Collins/Jenny Pickering

* Consolation Rounds

* Men’s Singles Winner (3rd place overall): Michael Powell

* Mens Doubles Winners (3rd place overall): Blair Carley/Andrew Ross Collins

* Women’s Doubles Winners (3rd place overall): Justene Tedder/Betty MacArthur


Presidents Cup - Women - Saturday July 6

  • SSTA Members
  • Tournament Director: Blair Carley

Presidents Cup - Men - Sunday, July 7

  • SSTA Members
  • Tournament Director: Marianne Banman

Wimbledon Cup & Saucer - Saturday, June 22

Tournament Director: Marianne Banman

8 teams of SSTA doubles players dressed in their best white tennis attire played 6 rounds in the annual Wimbledon Cup and Saucer on Saturday, June 22nd.


Congratulations to the Winners:

Tish Vogel & John La Pointe

    Enjoy your Salt Spring Cider!


Wimbledon Cup and Saucer Winners Tish Vogel and John Lapointe

Wimbledon Cup and Saucer group photo

2019 Jack Fisher Tournament May 26th, 2019

...in memory of the late Jack Fisher who adored his Salt Spring tennis.

We had a wash-out on Saturday, May 25th but blue skies on Sunday allowing for the Jack Fisher tennis tournament to go ahead as planned, albeit a day late.

A field of 12 women and 12 men played excellent doubles in valid attempts to win the coveted prizes for WD and MD champion and runner-up. The prize for both champ and runner-up in each event was a $70 and $30 gift certificate to Penny's on The Green restaurant.

Diane Kray held on to first place and Erica Ross was the runner-up for the Women's field.

Blair Carley breezed by as men's champ with a second place tie between Mike Chin and Tim Dubois. A coin flip in Mike Chin's favour gave him the prize for runner-up.

2019 Jack Fisher Memorial Tournament


Roy Rajsic Classic - May 17-20

Tournament Director: Pete Schelling

Season Opener - Member tournament held on April 27, 09:00-12:00

2019 May 27 - Season Opener SSTA Tournament

Sixteen keen players came out Saturday, April 27th to Portlock Park and competed under sunny skies but were forced to deal with gale force winds the entire morning.  Each player in every match had to endure this fifth player which levelled the playing field for all! Team Beta came out on top in this Team style formatted tournament. Derek was chosen as the Sportsmanship person of the day!

Tournament Director: Marianne Banman

St. Patrick's Day Tournament - March 16, 2019

Winners: David Cummings and Michael Powell

Runners Up: Mike Chin and Wayne Wrigley

Valentine's Tournament - February 16-17 2019

Winners: Jenny Pickering and Andrew Ross Collins
Runners Up: Marianne Banman and Markus Wenzel

The Gulf Islands Open was held Friday, August 31st to Monday, September 3rd

Thanks to tournament director Jennifer Pickering for organizing another succesful event!

2018 Gulf Islands Open 2018 Results

Men’s singles winner: Dave Barclay: 6-0, 6-1 over Michael Powell
Men’s consolation winner: Blair Carley: 6-3, 6-1 over Peter Lamb
Women’s singles winner: Jennifer Pickering: 6-2, 6-1 over Sandra Bradley
Women’s singles consolation winner: Helen Bennett over Laura Simpson – walk over
Women’s doubles winners: Deb Orange/Tracey MacKinlay: 6-2, 6-3 over Jennifer Pickering/Karen Taber
Women’s doubles consolation: Jennifer Polz/Judith Clarke: 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 over Marianne Banman/Diane Kray
Men’s doubles winners: Tony Mason/ Markus Wenzel: 6-3, 6-3 over Bill Bradley/Mike Dewynter
Men’s doubles consolation winners: John Lapointe/Colin Ross: 6-3, 1-6, 10-7 over Dan Cvitanovich/Toney Reymer
Mixed doubles winners: Karen Taber/Bill Bradley: 6-4, 6-2 over Julia & Tony Mason
Mixed doubles consolation winners: Sandra Bradley/Mike Dewynter 6-1, 6-0 over Dan & Deb Cvitanovich

The Gulf Islands Open is an annual tennis tournament that is open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact the tournament director at jpickeringtennis@outlook.com

11th Annual Rogers Rookie Tour 2018

Saturday, August 25 2018
8:30am - 1:00pm
Venue: Portlock Park tennis courts (Vesuvius Bay Road)
Event: U8 (red ball), U10 (orange ball), U12 (green ball)
Contact: Marianne T. Banman by email at baselinetennis@telus.net for registration information or call (250) 537-5870.

President's Cup Invitational Men – Saturday, July 7th at Portlock Park

Winners: Andrew Ross Collins and Colin Ross
Runners-up Markus Wenzel and Tim Dubois

President's Cup Invitational Women – Sunday, July 8th at Portlock Park
Winners: Marianne Banman and Jody Hawley
Runners-up: Diane Kray and Babette Arnoldus


Wimbledon Cup and Saucer

Congratulations to Mafalda Hoogerdyk who won the Women's side of the Wimbledon C & S on Saturday, June 16th …and to Michael Powell who won the Men's side of the event. See you next year for the 2019 Wimbledon Cup and Saucer!

The Rajsic Classic - May 18 - 21

A tribute to our good friend and former club member, Roy Rajsic.
Hosted by club professional Pete Schelling. Matches were held at Portlock Park and a private residence.

Results coming soon…


Jack Fisher Memorial - Saturday, May 12

This years Jack Fisher tournament saw 20 players with randomly drawn partners play under sunny May skies at Portlock Park. The winning team was Markus Wenzel and Jody Hawley.  Congratulations!

Thank you to the players, spectators, and tournament director, Jenny Pickering, for another fine tournament.


Season Opener – Saturday, April 21

The 2018 season opener was held under sunny skies. Eighteen players played a total of four matches each being paired with different partners each match.

The winner on the column “B” side with a total of 29 games was Doris St. Germain. Congratulations Doris.
On the column “A” side it ended up with a four-way tie with 23 games between Michael Powell, Tim Dubois, Bob Gibson and Deb Orange. To break the tie all players names were each put on a tennis ball, put in a bag and then Doris drew the winner. Congratulations to Tim Dubois.
Thank you to everyone who came out to play and to our tournament director, Jenny Pickering.


October 28th Sadie Hawkins Tournament

The Sadie Hawkins tournament was an enormous success with eight teams playing 7 half hour games in full round robin play. The weather was spectacular for October and all the players were thankful for the sunshine.

When all the points were added up the winners of the 2017 Sadie Hawkins Tournament were: Marianne Banman and Markus Wenzel with 54 games in total. Runners up were: Jenny Pickering and Michael Chin with a total of 50.

A big thanks to everyone who took part and we will see you at our next club tournament.



2017 Gulf Islands Open Results

Men's Singles
Winner: Patrick Caffrey
Runner-up: David Barclay

Men’s Singles Consolation
Winner: David Mackinlay
Runner-up: Runner-up: Dan Cvitanovich

Women’s Singles
Winner: Holly Calvin
Runner-up: Runner-up: Jenny Pickering

Women’s Singles Consolation
Winner: Sandra Bradley
Runner-up: Runner-up: Jody Hawley

Women’s Doubles
Winners: Deb Orange and Tracey Mackinlay
Runners-up: Marianne Banman and Diane Kray

Women’s Doubles Consolation
Winners: Sandra Bradley and Rosa Alcaras
Runners-up: Jody Hawley and Marie Helene

Men’s Doubles
Winners: Tony Mason and Markus Wenzel
Runners-up: Mike Dewyntor and Mark Habazin

Men’s Doubles Consolation
Winners: Brian Calvin and David Mackinlay
Runners-up: Michael Powell and Tim Dubois

Mixed Doubles
Winners: Jenny Pickering and Andrew Ross Collins
Runners-up: Holly Calvin and Brian Calvin

Mixed Doubles Consolation
Winners: Pat Lord and Elyn Underhill
Runners-up: Sandra Bradley and Mike Dewyntor

See our Facebook page for photos taken at the tournament.

If you have any questions, please contact the tournament director at
jpickeringtennis@outlook.com or call Jenny at 250-537-4186.

See you at next year's Gulf Islands Open. The entry deadline will be August 15th 2018.


Presidents Cup Men's Invitational July 29th


Men's winners: Tim Dubois and Michael Powell
Women's winners:



Jack Fisher Memorial May 27

The Jack Fisher Memorial was held on Saturday May 27th. There were 16 men and women playing for generous prizes provided by Jack Fisher's daughter, Joan Beaty. The weather was great and everyone enjoyed some fun tennis. The winners were Blair Carley and Jennifer Pickering. Dave Philpott was the blind draw winner of a 3 pack of head over grips.

Thanks to all that attended and we look forward to seeing you all at the Wimbledon Cup and Saucer in June.


Rasjic Classic May 19-22

The first annual Rajsic Classic Tennis tournament was a huge success this past May Long Weekend. 54 doubles teams competed in a combined age round robin doubles tournament. Categories included Ladies , Men's and Mixed Doubles in combined ages of 80, 100, 120, and 140 age groups.

Players came from Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island. The event was a tribute to long time Salt Spring Tennis Association member Roy Rajsic who passed away last year. All monies raised from the event went to the SSTA's Tomorrow's Champion's junior fundraiser. Close to $2000.00 was raised to help support junior tennis on Salt Spring.

In the Ladies combined 80s event local teaching pro Marjorie Blackwood and Vancouver's Di Pallot defeated locals Donna Wrigley and Justene Tedder 8/1. In the 100s it was Deborah Orange and Tracy MacKinlay of Vancouver defeating Donna Wrigley and Pam Morrow 8/5. The 120s had local player Erica Ross and Vancouver's Micheline Berry edging out Marilyn Williams and Paddy Mann of Vancouver Island 8/4. Local player Susan Russell and the island's Lillian Lamb won the 140s category over Victoria's Lorraine Kern and Terry Dodd 8/7. It was an all local affair in the Men's 100s with Michael Powell and Dave Rowse upsetting Wayne Wrigley and Pete Schelling 8/1. In the 120s it was Vancouver's Ron Zeleschujk and Victoria's Ranjan McArthur downing Vancouver's Dave MacKinlay and Brian Calvin 8/5. Locals Colin Ross and John Lapointe defeated Jack Williams and Bob Gibson 8/2 in the 140s division. In the Mixed doubles 80s Victoria's Ranjan McArthur and Diane Dumont taking out Michael Powell and Holly Calvin 8/2. The 100s had Vancouver's Brian and Holly Calvin defeating locals Jenny Pickering and Dave Rowse 8/4. In the 120s it was Vancouver's Dave and Tracy MacKinlay defeating Victoria's Al and Judith Title 8/1. And finally Locals Colin and Erica Ross defeated Al and Judith Title 8/0 in a walkover.

We'd like to thank our sponsors Salt Spring Propane and Gulf Island Veterinary Clinic for a job well done. Thank you to all participants for making this event so successful.

Pete Schelling
Tournament Director


Valentine's Tournament

February 18 & 19 2017

Congratulations to Blair Carley and Marianne Banman who defeated Michael Powell and Jennifer Pickering 8-3 in the final of this year's Valentine's tournament on February 18-19 2017. Thank you Pete Schelling for organizing such a fun event!

2016 Gulf Islands Open Results

Men's Doubles best-of-5 sets final
winners - Tony Mason & Markus Wenzel
runners up - Andrew Ross Collins & Michael Powell

Women's Doubles
winners - Jenny Pickering & Deb Orange
runners up - Cathy Patel & Marianne Banman

Mixed Doubles
winners - Jenny Pickering and Andrew Ross Collins
runners up - Tony & Julia Mason

Womens Singles
winner - Justene Tedder
runner up - Jenny Pickering

Men's Singles
winner - Patrick Caffrey
runner up - Dave Barclay

Thanks Jenny for building the scorecards for this years Gulf Islands Open!

Location: Salt Spring Island
Venues: Portlock Park and Maracaibo
Dates: Friday, Sept. 2 - Monday September 5
Entry Opens: August 1
Entry Closed: August 29
Events : singles, doubles and mixed doubles
Sets: 3 sets, 7-point tiebreaker at 6-all, doubles 3rd set is a 10 point tiebreaker.
Cost : $10.00 per person per event
Payment: Cheques made out to SSTA can be mailed along with entry form to:

Salt Spring Tennis Association
Box 583 Ganges Post Office
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2W2

If you have any questions please email tournament director at
jpickeringtennis@outlook.com or call Jenny Pickering at 250-537-4186.

Men's President's Cup July 30th 2016

Champions Dave Rowse & Markus Wenzel

Champions Dave Rowse & Markus Wenzel

Women's President's Cup - July 31 2016

Champions Lynda Ardern & Justene Tedder

Champions Lynda Ardern & Justene Tedder

Wimbledon Cup & Saucer

The Wimbledon Cup and Saucer was held on Saturday, June 25 at Portlock Park. White dress code was in effect and the first round was played with wooden racquets!

After a couple hours of play the players took a break to have tea, scones, strawberries and cream provided by Jennifer Pickering.

We congratulate Cathy Patel and Wes Pickering, this years champs! They won a total of 38 games and the runners up were Michael Powell and Barbara Freitas with 36 games.

Jack Fisher Memorial June 11 2016

After a postponement due to weather, the tournament went ahead on June 11. A great time was had by all. Thank you Jennifer Pickering for organizing the tournament. It was wonderful having Jack's daughter Joan and grandson Andrew take part in the tournament this year. Thank you to all who participated.

Joan, Andrew, Marianne, and Michael at the Jack Fisher Memorial Tourney 2016

Congratulations to this years Jack Fisher winners Marianne Banman & Michael Powell!

Season Opener April 23 2016

Fun was had by all!
Congrats to the winners, Julia and Tony Mason!

2016 Valentine's Mixed Doubles Tournament

Congratulations to this years winners!!

A big thank you to our tournament director Peter Schelling and all the fans who cheered for the participants.

Group A Final score 8-5 for Marianne B. and Blair C.!
Runners Up Deborah O. and Michael P.

Group B Final score 8-3 for Jenny P. and Peter L.
Runners Up and Bruce M. and Tish V.

Mark the date on your calendars for next year and sign up early.

2015 Christmas Tournament

Sunday December 27 - Competitive

9:00 am Dave + Jennifer v Jan + Jody
9:30 am Jan + Jody v Tony + Julia
10:00 am Tony + Julia v Andrew + Jenny
10:30 am Andrew + Jenny v Blair + Justene
11:00 am Blair + Justene v Peter L + Mark or Mike
11:30 am Peter L + Mark or Mike v Michael + Bob
Noon Michael + Bob v Colin + Erica
12:30 pm Colin + Erica v Dave + Jennifer
1:00 pm Justene + Jody v Julia + Jennifer
1:30 pm Jenny + Erica v Justene + Jody
2:00 pm Julia + Jennifer v Jenny + Erica
2:30 pm Peter + Blair v Andrew + Jan
3:00 pm Tony + Mark or Mike v Peter + Blair
3:30 pm Dave + Bob v Tony + Mark or Mike
4:00 pm Andrew + Jan v Michael P + Colin

Monday December 28th - Recreational

9:00 am Michael G + Sabrina v Tim + Babette
9:30 am Tim + Babette v Jacob + Mary
10:00 am Jacob + Mary v Peter M + Caroline
10:30 am Peter M + Caroline v Herb + Rose
11:00 am Herb + Rose v Martin + Mafalda
11:30 am Martin + Mafalda v Wayne + Liz
Noon Wayne + Liz v Michael + Marie
12:30 pm Michael P + Marie v Michael G + Sabrina
1:00 pm Peter M + Mark v Tim + Herb
1:30 pm Mafalda + Babette v Liz + Caroline
2:00 pm Tim + Herb v Martin + Michael P
2:30 pm Liz + Caroline v Rose + Sabrina
3:00 pm Peter M + Michael G v Wayne + Martin
3:30 pm Rose + Sabrina v Mary + Marie
4:00 pm Wayne + Martin v Michael P + Jacob
4:30 pm Mary + Marie v Mafalda + Babette

Tournament Director - Jennifer Morgan 250-537-8366
Email: mikemorgan8366@gmail.com

Sadie Hawkins Mixed Doubles
October 24 2015

Congratulations to Jenny Pickering & Markus Wenzel, this years champs!

2015 Gulf Islands Open


August 28-30 Tournament Results

Men's singles - David Barclay over Andrew Ross-Collins - consolation winner Markus Wenzel.
Men's doubles - Andrew Ross-Collins and Michael Powell over Markus Wenzel and Tony Mason in a best of 5 set marathon. (They were the only entries)
Women's singles - Elly McKeague over Jenny Pickering, consolation winner Cathy Patel.
Women's doubles - Elly McKeague and Jenny Pickering over Justene Tedder and Lynda Ardern, consolation winner, Jody Hawley and Doris St. Germain over Babette Arnoldus and Marie Mullen .
Mixed doubles - Andrew Ross-Collins and Jenny Pickering over Michael Powell and Lynda Ardern, consolation winners - Tony Mason and Jennifer Morgan over Markus Wenzel and Justene Tedder.

Thank you Jennifer Morgan for organizing yet another great tournament!

Congratulations to the 2015 Presidents Cup tournament winners
Champs: Michael Powell and Norman Avelino and Marianne Banman and Ann Stewart
Runners-up: Markuz Wenzel and Mike Garside, Cathy Patel and Marnie Naphtali

The Jack Fisher Memorial tournament went off without a hitch in bright sunshine with 12 men and 12 women competing for the generous prizes donated each year by Jack's daughter on behalf of the family. After 4 matches of 8 games each, the men's doubles winner was Tony Mason with Dave Blizzard a close second. The women's doubles winner was Justene Tedder with Jody Hawley also a close second.

The SSTA's 'Opening Mixer' tournament was held on Saturday April 26, 2014. Winners were Jenny Pickering and Tony Mason, runners up Ann Stewart and Markus Wenzel.

Sadie Hawkin's - May 29, 2013

Held at Centre Court indoor tennis facility Ladies, ladies dragged their guy out on the court. Costumes strongly encouraged but optional. All SSTA members are invited to a one day Celebration at Centre Court, which will combine with the popular SADIE HAWKINS TOURNAMENT for a real party atmosphere this year! The tournament will begin at 9:00 am and there will be cookies, cake, coffee, and tea throughout the day for all players and spectators. Let's get together and congratulate ourselves!


2013 Gulf Islands Open August 30 - September 2

Friday, August 30, 2013 to Monday September 2nd. Over the long weekend the Gulf Islands tournament was played, with a fairly small but enthusiastic group which included several off island visitors. For the final day the weather turned against us and the last matches were played at Centre Court, which was a very nice venue.


2013 Presidents Cup

Congratulations to the winners and thank you Fernando and Jennifer for organizing the men's and women's events!


2013 Jack Fisher Memorial Tennis Tournament

2013-05-25 (Saturday) - Thanks Jennifer Morgan for organizing another successful tournament. We are also grateful to Joan Beatty who participated in the event and provided/presented the prizes (Calvin's Bistro gift certificates)!