2019 Spring After School Junior Programs

At Howard Park Tennis Club, “progressive tennis” methods are used for the junior programs by the Armstrong Tennis Academy. Our coaches have been trained to implement the latest training methods from Tennis Canada and the ITF while using the proportional balls, equipment and court sizes to teach the children to play tennis in the most efficient ways. For more about progressive tennis please see www.itftennis.com.

A: Progressive 1 “Red”

The Red program is designed for children 4-8 years old. The 1st level of progressive tennis uses larger foam and decompressed balls to allow for easier exchanges, 19″ to 21″ racquets for better control, mini sized nets and a smaller 12-meter court. Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 4 to 4:55 p.m.

B: Progressive 2 “Orange”

The Orange program is designed for student 8-11 years old. The 2nd level of progressive tennis uses a normal sized tennis ball of much lower compression to make it easier for the students to acquire the required skills at this stage of development. 23′ to 25′ racquets are typically The Red program is designed for children 4-8 years old. The 1st level of progressive tennis uses larger foam and decompressed balls to allow for easier exchanges, 19″ to 21″ racquets for better control, mini sized nets and a smaller 12-meter court. Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 4 to 4:55 p.m.used and the court is 18m in size. Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 5 to 5:55 p.m.

C: Progressive 3 “Green”

The Green program is designed for students 10-16 years old who are still learning to rally and play. The 3rd level of progressive tennis uses a ball similar to a real tennis ball with 25% less compression. The students typically use a 25′ to 27′ racquet and a full sized tennis court. Tuesdays and/or Thursday from 4 to 4:55 p.m.

D: Progressive 4 “Teen Tennis”

This program is designed for students from 13-18 years old (higher skilled 10-12 year olds who can rally well and or play OTA tournaments can be in this class) Students typically have 26-27” racquets and play on a full sized tennis court with regular balls. High school team players are typically in this group. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 5 to 5:55 p.m.

D:  OTA Tournament Level Training

This program is designed for students from 13-18 years old who are competitive players and play OTA tournaments. This program will be by tryout or permission from the Head Pro. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:55 p.m. Please email Ben Armstrong at headpro@howardparktennis.ca for inquiries.

Session A is 4 weeks from Mon April 29 – May 27 (no class on May 20), Wed May 1 – May 22, Tues Apr 30 – May 21 and Thurs May 2 – 23

Session B is 4 weeks from Mon June 3 – June 24, Wed May 29 – June 19, Tues May 28 – June 18 and Thurs May 30 – June 20

Cost: Each day and session $60 + HST

What you should know: Please bring tennis (athletic) shoes and clothes (layers if weather is cool), a racquet*, water bottle, sun block and hat. (*We have a limited number of racquets available to loan)

A special discount on tennis equipment is available for students at: Game Set Match Tennis Boutique located at 782 Annette Street (416-760-0999) Just mention that the student is in the HPTC lessons.

The classes run rain or shine. In the event of rain, the classes will be held in the clubhouse and will such activities such as mini tennis, backboard, fitness, coordination exercises, learning about rules, etiquette, etc. to enhance on-court lessons (coaches may also play videos for the kids). For Teen Tennis and OTA Training, make ups for rain outs will be arranged on Fridays.