Salt Spring Tennis Coaching

Three highly trained professional coaches provide extensive tennis instruction at SSTA for all levels and ages. They offer regular scheduled drill sessions and group instruction as well as individual sessions.

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


Coaching Team

Peter Schelling and Marjorie Blackwood have taught tennis and run club programs around BC for over 30 years. They moved full time to Salt Spring Island in 2016, and have been building the game of tennis up at the Salt Spring Tennis Centre Indoor courts and Portlock Park.  Darran Wrighton has taught extensively in England,  Australia and Oceania. He has a strong coaching background and a love of building community tennis at all levels and ages.

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

Peter is a 2-Time National Masters Doubles Champion, Director of Tennis 1994-2009 Whistler Racquet Club, and has coached players of all levels for over 25 years. He can be reached at [email protected] or 604-698-6506.

Darran Wrighton is originally from Yorkshire in the United Kingdom and has been a qualified tennis coach for over 25 years. Darran holds certifications from the LTA and RPT and is a Tennis Australia Master Club Professional.  He is a current member of the TPA of Tennis Canada and is in the process of getting Tennis Canada equivalency. He has also worked extensively in facility management, grass roots programming for all ages and levels, and for the ITF as a Program Coordinator. Darran can be reached for lesson bookings at [email protected] 

Darran is currently offering 'coach and play' and Fit H.I.T sessions for adults.  See his poster for details.