Our goal is to coordinate players’ hand-eye coordination and active thinking through a variety of basic exercises. They will learn together through fun games and will be introduced to skills that will benefit their future development through tennis and other sports. The coaches’ expectations will be made very clear before each exercise in a supportive and uplifting atmosphere.
We are excited to share that Calgary Tennis Society has been selected to receive a Community Development Grant from Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Sport Canada. This grant will go a long way towards helping us to bring tennis to low income and BIPOC communities.
Kid's Tennis at Tuxedo Park
Sept 13 - Dec 13 2023
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Tuxedo Park Community Hall, 202 29 Ave NE
Beginner Tennis instruction
Cost: $210, 14 sessions FULL
Sold out, Please email us to be added to the waitlist
CTS & Jumpstart Canadian Tire Accessible Kids Tennis Program
Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
Beginner Tennis Instruction
Cost: no charge thanks to the Community Development Grant from Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Sport Canada
Try tennis for juniors (age 6-9)
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays (Fall 2023 & Winter 2024), start date Sept 16 2023
Locations TBD (NW, SW, NE & SE locations pending)
20 participants per session
Financial assistance available through Jumpstart and KidSport for the entire spring/Summer Programs. See as follows:
Jumpstart Individual grants - Individual Child Grants | Jumpstart (canadiantire.ca)
This is an online application only.
Both online or a paper application
You are required to be registered before you apply for the grants and they will contact CTS to confirm.
it is possible to apply for both above assistance programs.
4–6 Year Old Training
For this age group, the key focus will be to work on the kid’s ability of ball control such as throwing, catching, reaction exercises, and cone catching exercises. By the end of the program, we would like the kids to be comfortable hitting forehand and backhands over the net and understanding how to properly use the skills they learn when a tennis ball is thrown to them.
7–10 Year Old Training
For this age group, the key focus is to get the kids to comfortably repeat the tennis technique’s they learn such as forehand, backhand, and serve. They will be working on their tennis skills through groundstroke games and cooperative challenges. By the end of the program, we hope to get the kids rallying with a partner and that they will have control over the ball that they hit over the net.
11+ Year Old Training
For this age group, proper groundstroke shot techniques will be pushed and the coaches will go in depth demonstrating a proper forehand, backhand, serve, and volley shot. The coaches will try to set a proper base in their tennis development so that they can understand how to advance their tennis game. We hope to get this age group to feel comfortable in longer rallies with a partner and hope to play some rally type cooperative/competitive games.
Meika S is a 10 year old player, currently top 10 U12 ranking in Alberta and ranked 70 in Canada. Recently won the Kamloops U12 Junior tournament.