Coaching at SRC

Tennis is a growing sport on the Sunshine Coast in BC and the Suncoast Racquet Club is at the very heart of a growing tennis scene.

Adult & Youth Tennis:

As a Community Club it’s important we offer our SunCoast BC youth the opportunity to discover the game of tennis or improve their skills – they’re the future!  But we also offer coaching for adults too - whether you've just moved to the Coast and want to join a club for regular tennis, have just picked up a racquet after way too long or just want to brush up on your skills and techniques, then you've come to the right place.

Year-round our Club coach, Jacques Joyal, is at the centre of our coaching program and is on hand to help whether you want to be coached one-on-one or in small groups.  For individual coaching he can be contacted at: 604-741-7858.

FALL 2023 COACHING PROGRAMS - 

Coaching is open to anyone interested in tennis.  We welcome non-members.

All Coaching programs take place indoors at our community indoor tennis centre at Suncoast Racquet Club, 6000 Lighthouse Avenue, Sechelt. We supply all tennis equipment. Participants just need to have separate, clean indoor tennis or running shoes.

To book online go to:   https://clubspark.ca/suncoastracquetclub/Coaching  

You can also pay by e-transfer at: [email protected]

  • Pre-registration and pre-payment is essential via the SRC website booking form online. Charges apply for credit card payment.
  • If you are a new user on the SRC website it’s very easy to set up and register for a free account, then you can book the session.
  • For existing SRC website users, just add child’s details in the booking form under ‘additional player’.
  • If program shows it is full, email [email protected] and you will be put forward to a wait list and be advised asap.
  • If there aren’t enough kids registered, we will notify you and consolidate sessions as practical.

YOUTH SCHEDULE - Some programs start in September and some in October - see details in table below.

Beginners - age 7 to 8

Beginners - age 9 to 11

Kids Level 2.0 - age 6 to 8

Advanced Youth Tennis - ages 9 to 12

By invitation only - may test to join

Thursday 3:30 to 4:45pm 

Wednesday 3:30 to 5:00pm

Mondays 3:30 to 5:00pm

 

Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:00pm

 

Starting October 5th

10 weeks program

Starting October 4th

10 weeks program

Starting September 18th 

10 weeks program

Starting September 19th 

10 weeks program

Min 6 players per session

Min 6 players per session

Min 4 players per session

Min 4 players per session

Program price for 10 wks

$275 per person

 

Program price for 10 wks

$300 per person

 

Program price for 10 wks

$300* per person

*Price may vary depending on how many register

Program price for 10 wks

$300* per person

*Price may vary depending on how many register

 

ADULT SCHEDULE - Fall 2023

Adult Tennis Coaching Program - Improvers/Refreshers starts on Tuesday October 17 - this course requires experience and the ability to rally.

Adult Tennis Coaching Program - Beginners starts on Thursday October 19 - this course is designed for complete beginners.

What to bring? Yourself, your refreshments and please wear indoor sports/non-marking shoes. If you have a racquet that's good.  If not the Coach has racquets you can use in the session.  Balls are provided by the Club.

Adult Refreshers

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm

 

Adult Beginners

Thursdays 6.30-8.00pm

Starting October 17th

5 weeks program

 

Starting October 19th

5 weeks program

Min 4 players per session

 

 

 

Min 4 players per session

Program price $225 per person

 

 

 

Program price $225 per person

Individual coaching with Club Coach also available on request & subject to separate payment.

Youth Development 

Our resident Club Coach Jacques provides weekly coaching programs for various age groups and abilities.  Jacques is always talent-spotting for our Future Youth Stars so if you are interested or have a budding tennis player in the family get in touch.

We also have two support Funds to help families financially with tennis coaching for young tennis players who our coach has assessed and believes they have real potential to go far with the game.  These are - the SRC Youth Fund and the Paul Meyer Endowment Fund.

To find out more about our either of these Funds - either for donations to the fund or how to apply for funds - please email our Club Chair, Tamara F. Jacobsen, at [email protected] and she will guide you through the process. 

Summer 2023 : Youth Tennis Camps - FINISHED FRIDAY AUG 25TH.  See Youth Camps page in the Club Coaching section of this site.

Our Camps in 2023 were well attended and much enjoyed.  We will continue to run more camps in 2024 at the Club’s indoor court facility and outdoors in Gibsons.  Stay tuned for more information soon OR get in touch with Jacques for some 1-2-1 sessions to get you started!

We usually organize these Camps by age and by ability ie beginners, improvers, intermediates.  

We try to reach as many school age children as possible each summer, ahead of their summer break as they really do benefit hugely from these sessions and their confidence grows enormously.