2019 Tomorrow's Champions - Tennis on Salt Spring Island, BC
The Tomorrow's Champions event 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 WEEKEND EVENTS
JULY 19/20 2019

Friday 2:30-4pm

Free Public Junior Event at Portlock Park

Free tennis clinics and demonstrations, open to all juniors, will be held at Portlock Park with visiting coaches. To sign up please email: peterschelling@gmail.com

Saturday 9-12pm, 1-4pm

Tennis Clinics at Private Courts

Nine national and international coaches are generously donating their time to conduct clinics on Saturday July 20th. There are 6 x THREE HOUR CLINICS being sold online Sunday May 19th thru Sunday May 26th.

Put your group together and go to www.32auctions.com/SSTAclinic2019 and bid as a group on the clinic of your choice. Highest bid at 8PM on May 26th wins the clinic. For successful bids $800 and over: Clinic participants will be invited to a welcome cocktail party with the coaches on Friday night at a waterfront home.

Saturday 5:30-9pm

Exhibition Match and Dinner with Live Music

Exhibition match 'Davis Cup Style' with the visiting coaches, farm to table dinner and live music, hosted at another waterfront home. Tickets are $150/person and are sold on a first come first serve basis starting May 21st.

For further information or to obtain your tickets please contact either: Erica Ross (ericavross@gmail.com), Deborah Orange (dorange39@gmail.com) or Tish Vogel (letitiavogel@mac.com).

 

Previous years' events (including photos)…

2017, 2016, 2015 gallery


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.