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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    National Kids Camps   
    The leader in the Ottawa summer camps! Everything from Mountain Biking, Tennis and Wilderness Adventure Camp to Survivor, Go Girl, Amazing Race, STEM and more. Plus, FREE before- and after-camp care.

    Throughout Ontario, Quebec (7)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $279
    daycampprogramclasscoed 279 6-18 2ChelseaGatineauKanataOttawaOttawa SouthOntario, Quebec
    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 4Bayview Village, TorontoNorth Toronto, TorontoCalgaryVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, OntarioNorth-York, Uptown
    TAC - Sports, Aquatics and Education   
    TAC Sports, Aquatics & Education specializes in Sports, Swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 3-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead!

    Throughout Ontario (8)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3.5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day
    • from $250
    daycampprogramclasspadaycoed 250 3.5-16 5Bridle Path, TorontoLytton Park, TorontoRichview, TorontoAuroraThornhillWhitbyWoodbridgeOntarioEtobicoke, North-York, Uptown
    Mayfair Clubs   
    Mayfair Clubs offers a wide variety of Sports Day Camps at all of our locations for ages 2-17. We specialize in tennis & squash programming but also offer swimming, multi-sport and even camps for young toddlers.

    Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Leslieville, Toronto; Markham
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $70
    daycampprogramclasscoed 70 2-16 6Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, TorontoLeslieville, TorontoMarkhamOnlineOntarioEast-End, North-York
    MC Academy of Tennis   
    We run outdoor camps and programs through several different clubs, allowing us to reach hundreds of tennis players. We teach many different levels starting from beginner to professional tournament prep.

    Forest Hill, Toronto; West Deane Park, Toronto
    Sport: Tennis
    • Ages 3 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $18
    daycampprogramclasscoed 18 3-18 7Forest Hill, TorontoWest Deane Park, TorontoOntarioEtobicoke, Midtown
    Bayview Village Junior Tennis Camp   
    Bayview Village Junior Tennis Camp offers specialized tennis lessons and summer camps for players of all ages and all levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced and competitive tournament. Private and group options.

    Willowdale, Toronto; Markham
    Sport: Tennis
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $260
    daycampprogramclasscoed 260 4-18 9Willowdale, TorontoMarkhamOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    Programs offering tennis as an activity
    Glen Bernard Camp   
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $420
    overnightcampallgirls4204-161HuntsvilleOntario
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Camp 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 son's summer adventure begins!

    Mont-Tremblant
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,134
    overnightcampallboys11347-163Mont-TremblantOnlineQuebec
    SportLife   
    A unique team sports camp, simulating the career of professional athletes! Sports include: ice hockey, flag/touch football, basketball, soccer, baseball, ball hockey and much more!

    Montreal
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $165
    daycampcoed1655-158MontrealQuebec


     

    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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