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Spencer Mackoff

Spencer Mackoff grew up in Vancouver and attended Lord Byng Secondary during high school. While involved in other sports, Spencer dedicated significant time to tennis during juniors and university. 


Spencer began coaching when he was hired to teach programs by the Vancouver Parks Board in 2005. Since then, Spencer has coached at multiple Vancouver community centres, UBC Tennis Centre, Saint George’s Summer Camps, and Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club, prior to co-founding Summer Smash Tennis in 2012.

Spencer first developed his passion for teaching at a young age. In both athletic and academic contexts, Spencer looks to create learning environments that strive for equity and excellence.

Off the court, Spencer enjoys movies, the ocean, and cycling.


  • Tennis Canada Instructor Level 1

  • First Aid and CPR-C certified

  • 18+ years coaching experience

  • McGill University Varsity Tennis Team 2010-2012

  • University of Toronto Varsity Tennis Team 2014-2015

  • Top 10 B.C. Men’s Open Doubles Ranking 2019-2020

  • BA English, McGill University 2012

  • MA Cinema Studies, University of Toronto 2014

  • BEd Secondary Teaching, University of British Columbia 2016

  • BC Ministry Certified Teacher

  • IB Certified Teacher

  • San'yas Anti-Racism Indigenous Cultural Safety - British Columbia Core Training

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