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.

COACHING PROGRAMS - For 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.

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. 

What to bring?  We supply all tennis equipment.  Please wear/change into indoor sports/non-marking shoes.  Bring your refreshments and 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

For dates, information and booking online go to:  


Adult Programs 

Adult Tennis Coaching Program - Improvers/Refreshers - this course requires experience and the ability to rally.

Adult Tennis Coaching Program - Beginners - this course is designed for complete beginners.

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 and she will guide you through the process. 

LAST SUMMER: In Summer 2023  we held Youth Tennis Camps - THESE FINISHED FRIDAY AUG 25TH. 

See Youth Camps page in the Club Coaching section of this site for the Spring and Summer Youth Tennis Camps.

These 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.