*2023 Program Registration is now OPEN!! All programs run on Monday & Thursday between 5:30-6:30pm & 6:30-730pm starting the week of May 7th. See below for program descriptions and links to register online. You must be a member of Charlottetown TC to participate in our programs. Space is limited, register your child for our popular Junior Programs today! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
What is Progressive (Kids) Tennis?
Progressive tennis uses larger decompressed balls to allow for easier exchanges, using mini sized nets and a smaller court sizes, which is proportional to the size of the student. Young players are properly equipped to enjoy rallies and learn the fundamentals of the game early on. Skills are developed much quicker, allowing for an easier transition to full court play. Please check out http://www.tenniscanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EnglishNewProgressiveTennisGuide.pdf for more information.
Charlottetown TC introduced Progressive Tennis curriculum in 2009, one of the first community clubs in the GTA to adopt this approach to learning. Several children our coaches have worked with won STF regional and OTA provincial titles, as well as OFSAA championships and TDSB Athletic Awards for their schools. All instructors at the club are Tennis Canada and Tennis Professionals Association Certified instructors who adhere to SafeGuarding Tennis protocols in order to provide a safe and fun environment to learn. Click here to learn more about Safeguarding Tennis . Our programs emphasize teamwork and cooperative play, while low coach to student ratios ensure your child receives plenty of individual feedback from our coaches.
NEW THIS YEAR: July 17th-21st, 2023 we are partnering with Nike Sports Camps Canada to host a Tennis Camp. We are the first club in Scarborough to offer this amazing opportunity for kids 7-14 years old to be trained by professional coaches in a camp type environment. Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly. Click here - Register Online Today!
Red Ball - QuickStart Learn To Play Program
Charlottetown TC's Learn to Move & Play Red Ball program is for children aged 5 - 8. Children play independently and learn to exchange with one another through fun and engaging cooperative games that will prepare them for future recreational and competitive play.
Our program builds on the 5 fundamentals of tennis (grip, set up, impact point, hitting zone & recovery) for skills sets including rallying, volleying and serving. Children also learn basic "physical literacy" skills ( split steps, lateral and multidirectional movement) that will prepare them to succeed at the Orange Ball level.
Orange Ball - Learn to Play & Compete
Charlottetown TC's Learn to Play & Compete Orange Ball program is designed for children aged 8 - 11. Children exchange/rally independently, learn to play with one another and in small groups through fun and engaging cooperative games, cultivate their desire to have fun while learning to compete in a supportive and structured setting.
Our program continues to build on the 5 fundamentals of tennis (grip, set up, impact point, hitting zone & recovery) for skill sets including rallying, volleying, and serving. Players begin to learn how to construct points using tactical and technical approaches from up to 3/4 court ( 18 metres ) while learning full rules of the game. Players also will learn about nutrition and preparation required for optimal player performance.
Green Ball Program
Charlottetown TC's Learn to Play and Win Green Ball Program is designed for Children 8-12 years old who have previous experience in the game at recreational and/or U10 competition
Children in this program will build upon the 5 fundamentals of Tennis ( grip, set up, impact point, hitting zone & recovery ) while working as a team to motivate and push each other to learn advanced skills and tactics. Our approach fosters cooperative physical literacy skill building while providing an introduction to competitive play in a comfortable and supportive environment.
Regular and Green Ball, Full Court Accelerated Learning Program ( 10-17 year olds )
Children suitable for this class generally are either new to Tennis, or already picked up the full size game but still play at a beginner level. Our accelerated learning program will allow children to pick up the game quickly with peers of similar skill levels using full size racquets and full court play
Green & Regular Ball High Performance
Kids in this program are prepped for and supported during regional and provincial tournaments, including guidance on nutritional and physical requirements for high performance play based on the Long Term Athlete Development ( LTAD ) and OTA ( Ontario Tennis Association ) Physical Literacy Guidelines. Contact the Club Pro, Adam Weatherby for more information and program requirements.
Above: Charlottetown-West Rouge 2015 STF Junior League Division Champions and Rogers Rookie Tour Finalists !
Refunds or program credits are issued only in circumstances where the coach cancels the lesson or the facility is unavailable. Cancellations less than 14 days before the program commences is non-refundable