Kenora, ON

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Progressive Tennis – Introduction

Adopted by the majority of tennis playing countries, this developmental approach uses a systematic progression of court sizes, balls and racquets to scale the game down to an appropriate level for children. With this approach, players learn to play the game more quickly, efficiently and successfully. It is believed that children/young people who learn to play tennis this way have more fun, develop greater skills, experience earlier success, gain more confidence on the court and stay playing tennis longer.

The club has additional nets, foam and low compression balls to allow players to play at the different levels. Players are asked to bring their own appropriately sized racquet to lessons.

Camp Descriptions

TENNIS / SAILING COMBO (Ages 5-10)

This 3 hour combo program is for members interested in an introduction to tennis and sailing.  Participants start with an hour of tennis games and instruction following a similar format to the Mini-Court 1 & 2 progressive tennis program and then spend two hour sailing in the Optimist Dinghies following the format of the WetFeet Sailing classes.  No prior tennis or sailing experience is needed, however it is recommended that children are comfortable in and around the water.  Maximum of 15 participants per week, so early registration is advised.

Monday through Friday 9:00 am-12:00pm
$175 for members and $275 for non-members

MINI-COURT 1 & 2 (Ages 5 – 10 yrs)

In this introductory course, children will play on 1/2 the tennis court using a low net and foam balls. Children will participate in tennis specific co-ordination and agility activities that will lead to the proper development of basic strokes and tennis fundamentals. The players will begin to rally, serve underhand and to return the serve. The main ethos of the camp is for the children to have fun whilst learning.

Monday to Friday 10:15am – 11:15am
$75 for members and $100 for non-members

TRIPLE THREAT

Triple Threat is a fun doubles themed game where participants strive to become “kings and queens” of the court by winning rallies with a forehand shot, volley shot and an overhead shot or with a “clean winner” shot. The game offers continuous play as balls are fed to participants. All levels of adult players welcome, as are children over 10 years old who have attended a Pro 2 class and play full court tennis. Groups will be organized either by age and/or level, so that sessions are enjoyed by all participants.  Space is limited to a maximum of 12 players.

Monday – Friday 11:30 – 12:30
Drop-in rates are $10/day for members and $80 for non-members.

PRO 1 & PRO 2 (Ages 10–16yrs)

Pro 1 – Players are taught more advanced rallying skills with the basic concepts of direction, height, and control. Emphasis will be on hitting and controlling the ball with more consistency and accuracy on both forehand and backhand sides. 1st and 2nd serves, returning serve, volleying and moving the opponent around the court will be covered. Lessons will take place on the full court with low compression balls or regular tennis balls depending on the skill level of the group.

Pro 2 – Players are taught to strengthen technical skills. Tactical aspects of the game are also covered. This group is for players who have good ball control and ability to rally effectively with good technique and for those with an advanced understanding of match play. Lessons will take place on a full court with regular tennis balls.

Monday – Friday 1:00 – 2:25 pm
$110 for members and $150 for non-members.

YOUTH TENNIS ACADEMY (Ages 10 – 16 yrs)

The Youth Tennis Academy is for more advanced players ages 10-16 yrs who have completed  Pro2 lessons (or equivalent) and who are interested in participating and training in a tennis team format. The focus will be on tennis fitness and skills as well as strategy and match play. Participants are encouraged to sign up for the entire summer or for as many weeks as their schedules allow.  Player suitability for this program will be determined by the Head Pro.

Cost for the summer is  $60/week. Maximum of 12 participants

MATCH PLAY (Ages 10 – 16 yrs)

Juniors who have completed Pro 2 (or equivalent) and who are interested in participating in organized tennis matches with Pro feedback throughout play.

Thursdays 2:30pm – 4:00pm
$10 for members and $20 for non-members

TENNIS MANIA * (Ages 10 – 16 yrs)

New this year, Juniors who love tennis can now spend hours on the court playing in several different formats.  Monday through Friday juniors will enjoy Triple Threat from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, take a 30 min break for lunch, then get back on the court for Pro 1&2 from 1:00pm – 2:25pm.  On Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm they will enjoy Youth Tennis Academy and on Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:00pm they will participate in Match Play.

Monday to Friday 11:30 am – 2:30pm (Tuesdays) 4:00pm (Monday /Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)
$230 for members and $350 for non-members.

Registration

The tennis programs are grouped by age to maximize the benefits of the Progressive Tennis approach. Register your child based on the age grouping they fall into.
There is a maximum number of participants allowed per class.
For Mini Courts 1 & 2, the maximum is 12 participants (following a participant to instructor ratio of 6:1 for participants ages 5-10) and for Pro 1 & 2, the maximum is 16 participants (following a participant to instructor ratio of 8:1 for participants ages 10-16).
If a class is full, your child may be placed on a wait list. You will be notified if a space becomes available.

Members may register online by logging in to their account and completing the online registration or members may call the club at 543-2184.

For non-members, call the club at  +1 (807) 543-2184 or email nonmemberregistrations@rlwyc.ca