“ORANGE TENNIS” tennis program designed for 6 – 10 year old kids and enables them to learn the basics of tennis through a series of fun activities, based on the fundamental areas of balance, co-ordination, agility, movement and racket and ball skills.

There is 3 stages in this program: “FUNdamentals stream”, “Developing stream” and “Performance stream”

FUNdamentals stream

Kids learn basics of tennis such as forehand, backhand, volleys, serve and footwork. Players train 1.5 hour a week in a group of 8-12 kids. Coaches use basic teaching tools like cones, vertical and horizontal targets.

Developing stream

Players play 3-4.5  hours a week in a group of 8-12 kids. Coaches use more advanced teaching aids like FitLight, skipping ropes, vertical and horizontal targets, medicine and swiss balls. Kids have more time to work on speed, agility, flexibility, balance, tactics and technique. Learning process is 3 times faster then in a recreational stream. Private lessons, house league and tournaments recommended.

Performance stream

Future professional and college players preparation stage. Players play 8-10  hours a week in a group of 8-12 kids. Coaches use more advanced teaching aids like FitLight, ball machines, agility ladders, skipping ropes, vertical and horizontal targets, medicine and swiss balls. Fitness classes introduced. Kids have more time to work on speed, agility, flexibility, balance, tactics and technique. Learning process is 3 times faster then in a recreational stream. Private lessons, house league and tournaments recommended.

In all streams players play on 50 ft long orange courts, use orange balls and 21-25 inch rackets. The focus is about making it as much fun as possible during tennis lessons. Game-based approach is used.

The focus of this stage is building physical literacy through continued development of tennis skills moving from progressive tennis to full court during the latter part of the developing stage. This is the ideal time to learn, further develop and consolidate tennis skills. Participants continue to participate in a variety of sports to develop the versatility required for tennis. During this stage, the player will continually demonstrate competence in the identified physical, technical, tactical and psychological skills that will indicate whether he/she should participate in the competition or recreation stream.
The development of perception skills is fundamental to long term success in the sport.


General Objectives

  • Further develop and consolidate all fundamental tennis competencies (technical, tactical) in match play.
  • Develop basic psychological skills (ability to focus, emotional control, effort/determination, positive attitude).
  • Develop basic competitive skills through learning to cope with basic competitive environments.
  • Introduce general physical preparation and further develop fundamental motor skills through participation in other sports.
  • Continue to develop decision making skills.

Schedule

2019/2020  season September 3 - June 28 (10 month term)

2019 Summer season July 2 – August 25

Monday, Wednesday 5:30 - 7 pm

Friday 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Saturday 11-12:30 pm

 

SCHOOL IS CLOSED
Labour Day - Sep 2, 2019
Thanksgiving - Oct 14, 2019
Christmas Break - Dec 23, 2018 to Jan 5, 2020
Lessons resume Jan 6, 2020
Family Day - Feb 17, 2020
March Break - March 16-22, 2020
Lessons resume March 23, 2020
Easter Monday – Apr 13, 2020
Victoria Day - May 18, 2020


Pricing

MONTHLY FEES

1 x week

PAYMENT PLAN 1 - $2,600 (1 full payment)

PAYMENT PLAN 2 - $2,750 (5 payments x $550)

PAYMENT PLAN 3 - $3,000 (10 payments x $300)

2 x week

PAYMENT PLAN 1 - $4,300 (1 full payment)

PAYMENT PLAN 2 - $4,600 (5 payments x $920)

PAYMENT PLAN 3 - $5,500 (10 payments x $550)

3 x week

PAYMENT PLAN 1 - $5,700 (1 full payment)

PAYMENT PLAN 2 - $6,400 (4 payments x $1,600)

PAYMENT PLAN 3 - $7,000 (10 payments x $700)

MEMBERSHIP FEES

$175 per year