2019 Winter Break Tennis Camps!

2019 Winter Break Tennis Camps are a go!

January 1st to 4th (Tuesday to Friday)
4 days and 3 hours a day
6-9 years old – 9:00am to Noon – $120
10-14 years old – 1:00pm – 4:00pm – $120

Tennis Games, Tennis Drills, Tennis Fun – Come join us for lots of Tennis! Gary Winter, head of Tennis, will be running these camps.
Registration for 6-9 yo – click here: http://bit.ly/2PrDLk8
Registration for 10-14 yo – click here: http://bit.ly/2PrfGtI

Family Tennis – Now in Powell River!

This term we are introducing a “Family Tennis” series here in Powell River Tennis Centre. Starting this week, two programs are available:

“Family Hour” – Mom, Dad, and the kids spend an hour together learning the basics of Tennis! This is a coached program run by coach Gary Winter and priced at $57.77 for a one-hour session (taxes included)

“Easy Doubles” – Two teams of two (couples or just friends 🙂 share a court with coach Gary Winter. Gary reviews the basics of the game to help you start playing as soon as possible, introducing technical aspects as necessary! The price is $30 per couple for one-hour session (taxes included as well). The focus is on playing and enjoying the game.

We are flexible with the time and we can accommodate morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Please contact us (text/call at 604-223-8704, send a note from our web page https://prtennis.ca/contact-us or email us at info@prtennis.ca), and suggest a time that fits into your schedule. Every program can be setup as a weekly program for the duration of the term (from now until Christmas) or as a one-time event.

One of the best things about tennis is that it can be enjoyed by anyone and almost anytime and right here indoors in Powell River! This makes it the perfect sport to play with family and friends.

It is a great bonding opportunity and a great way to promote a positive relationship with health, fitness, and fun. Tennis doesn’t have to be played competitively or too seriously. Rather, it is a sport that can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace.

If you introduce your kids to tennis from an early age, they can to develop a love for the sport and a desire to continue to play at higher levels. No matter what level you and your family are playing at, tennis is all about staying fit and having fun.

You will need to have comfortable clothing, shoes with non-marking soles and a water bottle. You can bring your own racquet or use our loaners and we provide the balls.


Meet Powell River Tennis Centre Team!

All our coaches and instructors are Tennis Canada certified!

Meet our team, from left to right:

Gary Winter, Director of Tennis, Tennis Canada certified Coach 2
Sonia Skobkareva, Tennis Canada certified Instructor
Igor Skobkarev, Tennis Canada certified Instructor

The programs for the next term which runs from November 5th to December 23rd are not available for registration! Please visit https://prtennis.ca/reservation-system/ to reserve a spot!

Clinics, Lessons and Match Play schedule is out!

All activities will be conducted by Gary Winter, our new Director of Tennis.new Director of Tennis . Please click here to book your spot in one of these groups.

Please note that the price is for Sep 4th start, if you start later the cost will be reduced accordingly.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at info@prtennis.ca, contact us at 604-223-8704 (phone or text),  or use this form to send a message.



For private lessons please contact us here  and we will arrange a suitable date/time for you.

Powell River Tennis Centre Announces New Director of Tennis

The Powell River Tennis Centre (PRTC) is pleased to welcome Gary Winter as its new Director of Tennis and Head Pro. Gary Winter will start with the Fall lessons which begin on Tuesday, September 4th. These lessons are currently open for registration at https://prtennis.ca/reservation-system

Gary is returning to BC after spending nine years as the Head Tennis Pro at the historic Waterloo Tennis Club (WTC) in Waterloo, ON.

We’re very fortunate to have a coach with Gary’s experience coming to Powell River!

 Gary is excited about the opportunity to bring his coaching experience and expertise to build the game of tennis in Powell River.

 “I’m obviously very passionate about the sport of tennis,” says Gary. “It offers so much for all ages and levels of play. Tennis is a sport that can be played by everyone throughout their lifetime.”

 “Having an indoor tennis facility in Powell River is a rare thing in a community of this size. Tennis in Canada is growing at a fast rate, especially amongst younger players. Tennis Canada admits that what’s missing are indoor tennis courts. Powell River is lucky to have this facility.”

 Along with coaching the Junior and Adult classes at the PRTC, Gary will be teaching introductory tennis lessons during gym classes throughout the Powell River schools in the fall.

 “To be able to go to the schools and give kids a hands on experience with tennis is such a great way to get them started,” says Gary. “Tennis brings together so many skills from other sports all into one activity. You need the co-ordination, movement and conditioning of a hockey or soccer player, along the hand-eye coordination of a baseball batter or a golfer. It’s also a great sport for developing character as it requires persistence, patience and resilience.”

 Gary is returning to B.C. after nearly ten years in Ontario. Before moving to Ontario, Gary was the Director of Tennis and Head Tennis Pro at the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort for thirteen years.

 Gary has also worked for Tennis BC, the provincial body overseeing tennis in BC. He was involved in Tennis BC’s School’s Program, teaching introductory tennis lessons to school kids from grades 1 – 6.

 Gary is a Tennis Canada certified Coach 2. He has taken numerous coaching development workshops and is certified in Progressive tennis (for 4 – 10 year olds). He is even certified in coaching wheelchair tennis.

 “The game can be as challenging as you wish to make it. I am here to help and guide you reaching your potential.”

 His coaching experience ranges from four year olds to recreational and competitive juniors (high school, provincial, national and prospective college players). He was the Women’s coach for the University of Waterloo Varsity team for three seasons. He also coaches adult recreational and competitive players.

 When not coaching Gary still plays competitive tennis. He won the Senior Western Indoors Doubles title in 2006. He enjoys biking, kayaking, skiing and ukulele.