Swing Into Summer With Wheelchair Tennis Lessons

A young white male wheelchair tennis player wearing a royal blue shirt and black shorts prepares to hit a tennis ball that's approaching him on an outdoor tennis court.

We're excited to announce that BC Wheelchair Sports is offering Wheelchair Tennis Lessons in Surrey, Richmond and Abbotsford this summer.  With programs available for juniors and adults there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and active in tennis this summer! 

All programs require pre-registration are subject to our COVID-19 Health and Safety protocols and Return to Sport Plan. Read on to learn more and contact Program Manager Michelle McDonell at [email protected] with any questions

Surrey

BCWSA will be offering wheelchair tennis lessons outdoors in Surrey led by Provincial Coach Sarah Hunter. Lessons will take place at Goldstone Park (5850 146 Street) which is just down the street from our former home at the Surrey Tennis Centre. 

Dates: Thursday starting June 3
Location: 5850 146 Street, Surrey 
Coaching: Sarah Hunter 
Registration: Summer Lesson Registration  
 

Lesson Type Time
Juniors 5:30-7pm
Adults 7:00-8:30pm

Richmond

Lessons at the YY Tennis Centre with Coach Matt Bees continue this summer! We're also excited to announce that YY Lessons are free for the month of June thanks to the support of ParticipACTION and their Community Better Challenge.  

Dates: Tuesday Evenings and Sunday Mornings/Afternoon
Address: 7460 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Coaching: Matt Bees - 778-384-6201
Registration Link: Summer Lesson Registration

 

Tuesday Lessons Time
Intermediate 6:30-8pm
Adult Advanced 8-9:30pm 
Sunday Lessons Time
Adult HP 9-11:00am
Junior HP 11:15-12:45pm
Adult Private #1 1-2pm
Adult Private #2

2:05-3:05pm

Junior 3:15-4:30pm

Abbotsford

Junior Wheelchair Tennis Lessons continue on Saturdays in Abbotsford at Great West Fitness and Tennis Club with Coach Tony Illescu. 

Days: Saturdays Mornings
Address: 2550 Yale Court, Abbostsford 
Coaching: Tony Illescu
Registration: Summer Lesson Registration

 

Saturday Lessons Time
Juniors 11am-12:30pm

Important Information

Lesson cancellations or changes will be communicated by the coaching staff except in the case of a COVID related change in which case you will receive an email from Michelle. As things change quickly, please check you email before leaving for your program. If you're unable to attend a lesson, please contact your coach or Michelle at 604-961-2516 ahead of time to let us know. 

COVID-19 Protocols
While BCWSA has in place guidelines (attached) to as best as we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is still risk in participating in any sporting activity given the current spread of COVID-19. Everyone plays a role in keeping their community safe and it more important than ever that we adhere to all guidelines and public health advice including the following:

1. All players are recommended to read and follow BCWSA’s Return to Play Recommendations for Wheelchair Tennis
2. Individuals including but not limited to participants, volunteers and coaches MAY NOT PARTICIPATE in any programming if they:

  • Exhibit any symptoms of a cold, flu, or COVID-19 including a fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite.
  • Have had any of the above symptoms in the last 10 days.
  • Are under the direction of the provincial health officer to self-isolate
  • Have travelled  outside of Canada in the last 14 days
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

3. All players must adhere to all facility guidelines and follow the directions of the coach at all times.
4. At this time no spectators will be allowed in the tennis facility. Parents are asked to leave their children at the door when it is time for their lesson.
5. IMPORTANT! All participants must sign a COVID-19 Declaration and updated BCWSA Waiver before participating in any BCWSA programming. If you have already signed these documents you do not need to complete them again. Please contact Michelle if you are unsure.
6. All participants must complete a personal health attestation each time they participate in sport programming. The online form can be found HERE. Participants who cannot complete the form as written should contact me directly at [email protected] or 604-961-2516 to discuss. Please do not go to programming if you cannot complete the attestation.