The Salt Spring Tennis Association works exclusively with the following qualified professional coaches:

Currently, two highly trained, Tennis Canada certified professional coaches provide extensive tennis instruction at SSTA for all levels and ages. They offer regularly scheduled drill sessions and group instruction as well as individual sessions.

If you require financial assistance to help with your child's enrolment in tennis, please contact BC's Provincial KidSport program or email SSTA's treasurer at

 Regularly scheduled coaching time slots can be viewed in the Booking section


Coaching Team

Mukul Karthikeyan is a PTR Master of Perfomance Tennis, a Van Der Meer University Tennis Pofessional and 2-time Indian Coach of the Year. He is one of 16 coaches selected globally for WTC3's Next-Gen Tennis Coach Project. He has coached in 14 countries and has produced players representing Junior Davis Cup and National teams in China, India and the US. Mukul can be reached at


Marjorie Blackwood has taught tennis and run club programs around BC for over 30 years. She and Peter Schelling  moved full time to Salt Spring Island in 2016, and have been building the game of tennis at the Salt Spring Tennis Centre Indoor courts and Portlock Park ever since.  

Marjorie is a member of the Tennis Canada Hall of Fame, a former Top 50 WTA player, 3-time Canadian Champion, 2-time Wimbledon doubles quarter-finalist, 13 professional tournament title holder, and Former Manager/Director of the Whistler Racquet Club. For information on private and group lessons and rates for adults and juniors, contact Marjorie at or 604-905-9327. Email is preferable.