Spring After-School Junior Programs

**Please note details concerning 2017/2018 Lesson programs will be available here closer to Opening Day in April.** Updated: February 19, 2017

At Howard Park Tennis Club, we use “progressive tennis” methods for the junior programs by the Armstrong Tennis Academy. Our certified coaches have been trained to implement the latest training methods from Tennis Canada and the ITF (International Tennis Federation), while using the best equipment to teach the children.

Programs

A: Progressive 1

This program is designed for children 4 to 8 years of age. The first level of progressive tennis uses larger decompressed balls to allow for easier exchanges, 19″ to 21″ racquets for better control, mini-sized nets and a smaller 12-metre court, which is proportional to the size of the students.
Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 4 to 4:55 p.m.

B: Progressive 2

This program is designed for students 8 to 10 years of age. The second level of progressive tennis uses a standard-sized tennis ball of much lower compression to allow the student to acquire the required skills at this stage of development. 23″ to 25″ racquets are used and the court is a 3/4 court size (18 metres).
Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 4 to 4:55 p.m. or 5 to 5:55 p.m.

C: Progressive 3

This program is designed for students 10 to 13 years of age. The third level of progressive tennis uses a ball similar to a standard tennis ball, with 25% less compression. The students graduate to a 25″ to 27″ racquet and a full-sized tennis court.
Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 5 to 5:55 p.m.

D: Progressive 4

This program is designed for students who are 13 to 18 years of age and are able to maintain a full rally on a full-sized tennis court with standard tennis balls.
Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 5 to 5:55 p.m.

2016 Sessions

  • All classes will be held on Monday and/or Wednesday
  • Session A (4 weeks): April 25 to May 18
  • Session B (5 weeks): May 25 to June 27

Cost:

  • Session A – One day/week = $65+HST
  • Session A – Two days/week = $120+HST
  • Session B – One day/week = $80+HST
  • Session B – Two days/week = $145+HST
  • Two Sessions (A and B): One day/week = $130+HST
  • Two Sessions (A and B): Two days/week = $250+HST

What You Should Bring to the Lessons

Please bring tennis shoes and athletic attire (layers if weather is cool), a racquet, water bottle, sunblock and a hat. We have a number of racquets available for loan.

In the Event of Rain

Classes will be held in the clubhouse if it rains. Coaches will keep the kids learning with activities such as mini tennis, backboard, fitness, coordination exercises, learning about the rules, etiquette, etc. To enhance on-court lessons, coaches may also play tennis videos for the kids.

How to Register

Please visit the Lesson Registration page for registration details.

Tennis Apparel and Equipment Discounts

A special discount on tennis equipment is available for junior program participants at Game Set Match Tennis Boutique located at 782 Annette Street | (416) 760-0999

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