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Yoshi Matsubara
Coach

Yoshi Matsubara grew up in Vancouver and went to St. George’s School during high school. He picked up tennis at the young age of 7, due to his father’s passion towards the sport. Tennis was Yoshi’s first competitive sport growing up, and he pursued the sport at a high level until the age of 14, playing in junior tournaments across BC. He then made the switch to basketball and played on his high school basketball team from Grades 8-12. Although basketball became his main focus during this time, he continued to play tennis on the school tennis team.  

 

Yoshi began volunteering as a tennis coach at Summer Smash Tennis five years ago and has been a full-time coach for them over the past two summers. He strives to use his experience as a player to enhance the development of his students. His goal for every lesson is to be able to teach the sport he loves, to the best of his capabilities. He also has a passion for working with children, and has spent multiple summers volunteering at youth summer camps. 

 

Yoshi is entering his fourth year in the faculty of Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Off the court, Yoshi loves to play basketball, workout at the gym, and travel.

  • Tennis Canada Instructor Level 1

  • CPR Certification

  • 12 years of tennis experience 

  • BSc, Combined Major in Science UBC (2022)