Tennis lessons

Competitive and recreational tennis lessons for kids!

Below, find after-school and weekend tennis programs. Here, children’s tennis skills grow from beginner to advanced levels. Below, find a list of specialised programs that focus on in-depth tennis training, followed by a list of kids’ programs with tennis activities integrated into the curriculum. At the bottom of this page, find further information on what each program includes and requires. Read more

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    List of tennis lessons programs


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    Programs that specialize in teaching tennis

    Sports Camps Canada   
    Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

    Bayview Village, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Calgary; Vancouver
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $235
    daycampcoed 235 4-17 3Bayview Village, TorontoNorth Toronto, TorontoCalgaryVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, OntarioNorth-York, Uptown
    TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps   
    TAC Sports, TAC Aquatics and Lifetime Skills Academy (LSA) specialize in sports, swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 4-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead!

    Christie Pits, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto; Markham; Thornhill
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 3.5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $250
    daycampprogramclasscoed 250 3.5-16 5Christie Pits, TorontoDon Mills, TorontoHogg's Hollow, TorontoMarkhamThornhillOntarioMidtown, North-York
    Programs offering tennis as an activity
    The STEAM Project   
    Camps and classes for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build projects with their own hands!

    Markham; Richmond Hill
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $33
    daycampvirtualprogramcoed334-151MarkhamRichmond HillOnlineOntario
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $975
    Glen Bernard Camp   
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $400
    Kidz Kare Inc.   
    Exciting weekly themed camps offered throughout the year at our downtown Toronto facility which include engaging programs and delicious home cooked meals and snacks!

    Harbourfront, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $200
    daycampcoed2004-126Harbourfront, TorontoOnlineOntarioDowntown


    What do tennis lessons teach children?

    Tennis lessons are a great way for children to learn fundamentals. At beginner stages, children learn how to serve, some basic strokes, footwork, and aiming before moving onto more complex game play. Children are also educated on tennis rules and etiquette.

    Tennis lessons teach children good sportsmanship whether they win or lose. In singles practice and play, kids improve individual skills, while doubles play challenges students to work with teammates’ strengths. Tennis lessons challenge children to improve fitness, as kids run across the court during warm-ups and games.

    Typically, tennis lessons are divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections. In some cases above, children will have to try out for house or competitive leagues to be matched with an instructor. Some tennis lessons are priced per lesson, starting as low as $30 per lesson. More advanced programs range from $200 to $450 or more.

    Choosing the right tennis lesson

    Amongst tennis lessons options for your son or child, you’ll find a mix of private and group lessons. In private classes, instructors work closely with individual students to improve skills, while group lessons permit children to interact with and play matches with a variety of kids their own age. Private lessons are also a bigger financial investment, however, children advance more quickly, of course. In some examples above, they can receive professional-level training.

    There’s also a choice between competitive and recreational training. Students have the choice to train in a higher level of tennis, in which tactical, physical, and fundamental tennis skills are challenged to improve. Competitive training, although more of a commitment, is a great way for kids to meet tennis players across the country. Recreational lessons are more focused on fun, while also including training in essential tennis skills.

    Why enroll in tennis lessons?

    Tennis challenges children. Here’s a brief glance at benefits kids and teens gain from tennis programs:

    • Increased stamina. The drills and games in class work children’s cardiopulmonary systems and give them a good physical workout. Endurance is a great skill children can use in other sports like soccer or basketball.
    • Full body strengthening is important for kids to stay safe and win matches. Children build muscle in their arms, legs, and abdomen during training.
    • Strategy is important in tennis training, as children learn to play to their opponent’s weaknesses in order to win matches. 
    • Make new friends. In group lessons, children play against and with other talented tennis-obsessed children. Programs are a great way to meet other kids and increase their social circle.

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