Saanich Tennis Club Lessons

2018:

The 2018 Lessons Program under coach Jared Martin will commence on May 24th. Online registration  is now open! If you have any questions please contact Eric Holden at activities-director@saanichtennisclub.org.

Lesson Groups:

Group A: Level 2.0 – 3.0 players: Saturday, 9:30-11 am (see session dates below).
Group B: Level 3.5 – 4.0 players: Thursday, 6:30-8 pm (session dates below).
Group C: Level 4.0 – 5.0 players: Thursday, 5-6:30 pm (session dates below).

Session Dates:

Group A: Level 2.0 – 3.0: Saturday, 9:30-11 am:
Session 1: May 26, June 2, 9, 16.
Session 2: June 30, July 21, 28, Aug 4.
Session 3: Aug 25, Sept 1, 8, 15.

Groups B (level 3.5-4.0) and Group C (level 4.0-5.0): Thursday
Session 1: May 24, 31, June 7, 14.
Session 2: June 28, July 5, 19, 26.
Session 3: Aug 2, 16, 23, 30.
Session 4: Sept 6, 13, 20, 27.

Coach: Jared Martin

About Lessons for Group A, level 2.0-3.0 players:

Lessons will be tailored to the group’s learning needs – from stroke improvements to strategies and building on the fundamentals of good tennis. There will be a lot of ball hitting with partners throughout the drills and lessons (i.e. no standing in line time). Jared will provide individual instruction while drills are conducted. His view is that good technique relates to good play. While there will be some competitive elements to the lessons, the lessons and drills will be all about improving and fun, too!

Each lesson will have a theme:

  • Good tennis strokes – fundamentals and footwork.
  • Serving and return of serves.
  • Overheads and lobs.
  • Game strategies.

Up to 8 participants.

When:

  • Saturdays from 9:30 am – 11:00 am.
  • Session dates:  see above.

Coach: Jared Martin

About Lessons for both Group B (level 3.5-4.0) and Group C (level 4.0-5.0) players:

These sessions are geared for advanced (3.5 and above) level players and will involve a lot of ball hitting in the form of drills with Jared, providing coaching tips to each person throughout the session.

Each lesson will have a theme which we will work with 2 to 4 drills:
  • Doubles strategy
  • Consistent, powerful baseline play using groundstrokes and lobs
  • Serve and return of serve
  • Volleys and overheads
  • Serve and volley and approach and volley
  • Singles tactics

Up to 8 participants.

When:

  • Group B: level 3.5-4.0 Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
  • Group C: level 4.0-5.0 Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
  • Session dates: see above.

Lesson/Session Duration: 1.5 hours

Where: Saanich Tennis Club

Number of Participants per Session: 8 (a minimum of 6 participants is required)

Cost:

    • STC members: $60 per 4 sessions (i.e. 6 hours of lessons)
    • Non-STC members: $75 per 4 sessions (i.e. 6 hours of lessons); STC members are prioritized up to 7 days up to the first scheduled lesson

How do I join?: To register and pay online please click on the links immediately below.

Questions? Please send a message to Eric Holden at activities-director@saanichtennisclub.org.

About Jared Martin:

The Saanich Tennis Club is extremely fortunate to have Jared leading our tennis lessons program. Jared is a leading professional tennis coach in Victoria with the following certifications:

  • Tennis Canada Club Professional 2 Coach
  • GPTCA International Tennis Coach Level A
  • WTCA Baseline Certification
  • Certified Tennis Canada Wheelchair Tennis Coach
  • Babolat Tour Team Member

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What if I’m injured, sick or on vacation for one of the sessions?

  • Tennis coaching sessions are non-refundable–pre-paid in 4-week blocks.
  • It is the responsibility of the participant to make arrangements for a spare / replacement player, including the coverage of the cost for that session
  • Organizers may provide a waiting list of participants who may be able to substitute in for a specific session.

2. What if the weather or other unforeseen event cancels the session for the whole group?

Cancelled sessions will be rescheduled to a later date set aside as a “rain out day” which generally will be on the same day of the week and time of day as the cancelled lesson.

3. Do all participants have to be a member of STC?

Prioritization is for STC club members up to 7 days prior to the first scheduled lesson. In the event that there are available spaces after members have been notified, a participant who is not a STC member may be registered but an additional guest fee will apply.

4. How can I become a spare for people who cannot make it to all of their sessions?

Please email activities-director@saanichtennisclub.org with your name and your availability to participate as a spare.