Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

SMUS competes at the varsity level in 13 sports. At the Senior level (Grades 11-12), all athletes compete through to the provincial championships. At the Junior level (Grades 9-10), all athletes compete through to the Vancouver Island championships.

In most sports, SMUS competes at the AA level (based on school size). At the Senior School level, all teams are competitive and thus, have a tryout component. Some competitive teams complete pre-season training, or fitness and conditioning programs, in addition to attending practices and games. Students who also play on a non-SMUS teams outside of school are expected to prioritize their school team. 

Senior School sports require a high level of commitment. Players will often travel for competitions, occasionally miss class time for games, and can expect to train 4-6 times per week. Students should ensure that they are able to meet the requirements outlined by their coach.

Tennis Team photo
SMUS students from grades 9-12 practice and play together to further develop skills

SMUS plays in the highly competitive British Columbia high school league that produces some of the finest tennis players in the country.

SMUS offers tennis as a spring sport to all senior schools students, taking advantage of Victoria’s temperate climate to develop the players' skills and passion for the game. Students travel to local and provincial championships.

SMUS Advantages

Some of the highlights and advantages of tennis at SMUS include:

  • Temperate climate for maximum outdoor playing time
  • Top of the line equipment to develop the athletes' serves and technique
  • Travel to local and provincial tournaments

Senior School Tennis

Players: Approximately 20

Recent Highlights

  • Finished 2nd in provinicials (2016/17)
  • Finished 1st in Victoria (2016/17, 2016/15)
  • Finished 1st in the Vancouver Island championships (2016/17)

Play

  • Practices 2/wk
  • Spring Term

Coaches

  • Ira Hemond
  • Sebastien Vincent