Tennis at Brentwood is tremendously popular and is offered year round at the junior and varsity levels. Over the years, Brentwood teams have consistently enjoyed great success at the highest "AA" competitive level in BC, including winning 4 provincial championships and being runner-up on 5 other occasions.
The tennis program is tailored to meet the needs of advanced competitive players, intermediate recreational players, and new players wanting to learn the game. Tennis is offered in all three terms for juniors and senior players. Skill development and strategy are the focus of the first and second terms. The third term is the competitive term for tennis. The junior boys, junior girls, senior girls, and senior boys compete in the Independent Schools tournament, Vancouver Island Championships, and annually compete for a place in the BC provincial championships. Graduating players, both boys and girls, have received scholarships to US Universities and are currently playing on their school teams.
In addition to the training received on court, tennis players in Grades 10, 11, and 12 have the opportunity over all three terms to be part of the Strength and Conditioning program offered at Brentwood. The players follow a comprehensive program developed specially for tennis player’s fitness needs.
RD, B.Sc. (Dalhousie) Tennis
Mrs. McLean hails from Atlantic Canada and the province of Nova Scotia. Growing up Mrs. McLean competed in many sports, winning High School provincial championships in Volleyball, Basketball and Track and Field. Tennis, however, was her main sport. Mrs. McLean was the top female junior tennis player in Atlantic Canada from the time she was 14 until she graduated to the senior circuit. She was the top senior player in the Atlantic Provinces for 10 years and achieved a national Ranking of fifth in Ladies singles. Mrs. McLean was also the provincial tennis coach for the Province of NS and was the head pro at both indoor and outdoor clubs.
Mrs. McLean is a Registered Dietitian, and her chosen profession eventually brought her to British Columbia where she has worked for the past 20 years in health care and food service management. Locally Mrs. McLean has been involved with coaching and organizing field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, and baseball. Her daughter’s acceptance to Brentwood brought her back to the tennis courts, where she resumed her career as Head of the Brentwood tennis program.
The Brentwood tennis teams are currently defending ISA Jr. and Sr. Girls champions, Sr. Boys Silver Medallist , Mid/North island champions, Island champions, and 4 time Provincial Silver Medallists. Mrs. McLean lives in Mill Bay with her mixed doubles partner and husband Cameron, and their two children. Amanda, '13 recently graduated from Brentwood and is currently a freshman at Stanford University. Nick,'15 is actively involved in the tripartate program at Brentwood.
M.A., B.A. (Victoria) Psychology, Health and Wellness, Aerobics, Tennis, SPARC
Originally from Vancouver, Health and Wellness Counsellor, Andrea Felix, sailed and rowed competitively as a student at the University of Victoria. It was through rowing that she met her husband, Marius Felix. Mrs. Felix obtained a degree in Child and Youth Care (1983) and worked in Victoria as a counsellor for 5 years before entering the field of recreation. She is an avid tennis player with a coaching assistant certificate and is a certified BCRPA fitness instructor (since 1990). Teaching aerobics, leading run/walk clinics, and managing the local community centre in Shawnigan Lake still left time for involvement in local youth committees as well as providing personal and academic counseling for students. A member of the Brentwood community since 2002, Mrs. Felix facilitates the work of the advisors in the Residential Life programme, teaches psychology, provides personal counselling and facilitates SPARC, the Brentwood peer counseling and service programme. Heading the SPARC program has become a passion, not just for Mrs. Felix but for the students as well. She trains over 90 peer counselors per year and facilitates these students in their volunteer work, which accounts for over 1000 volunteer hours amongst these SPARC members. Mrs. Felix also assists with the tennis programme throughout the year. In addition to keeping fit, Mrs. Felix enjoys performing with her musical trio at garden parties, weddings, and local concerts. Mr. and Mrs. Felix have two children, who are Brentwood alumni.
- 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Senior Girls ISA Tennis Champions.
- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Senior Boys ISA Tennis Silver Medalists.
- 2010, 2012 Junior Girls ISA Gold Medalists
- 2009, 2011, 2013 Junior Girls ISA Tennis Silver Medalists.
- 2010 Junior Boys ISA Gold Medalists
- 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 Junior Boys ISA Tennis Bronze Medalists.
- 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 “AA” Vancouver Island Tennis Champions
- 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 BCSS “AA” Provincial Silver Medalists
- 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004 BCSS “AA” Provincial Gold Medalists