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RSC is the largest Junior Tennis Development Centre in Ottawa. We have programs designed for all ages and abilities led by a team of certified, passionate and dedicated coaches.

From Learn to Play to High Performance, no matter the level or age of your child, there is a program in RSC’s Junior Tennis Pathway that is a perfect fit. We utilize progressive tennis for junior development; fully endorsed by Tennis Canada, which introduces the sport of tennis in a fun and interactive way to ensure immediate success for young players. Click here for an in-depth PDF to learn more.

Program Descriptions

This program is the first step in a young athletes and tennis players’ journey. A program of cooperative activities will lead to the development of the basic tennis and athletic skills in a fun and active environment. Age appropriate balls, court and racquets are used to ensure success.  

RED BALL ‘TRY-IT’ For children 6-8 years with little or no experience who want to try tennis in a fun, engaging environment. Program focused on developing basic tennis FUNdamentals: Serve, Rally & Score and athletic skills.

RED BALL ‘PLAY-IT’ For children 6-8 years with some experience who want to continue learning tennis in a fun, engaging environment. Program focused on advancing basic tennis FUNdamentals: Serve, Rally & Score and athletic skills

RED BALL ‘FUN MATCHPLAY’ Coach supervised match play where all the fundamentals, rules, and etiquette of playing a game are introduced and developed. Coaches design the playing environment to provide every child the opportunity to truly learn to love tennis through play, and to advance their skills through play-based learning. Players must be able to start a rally with an overhead or underhand serve and rally a few balls in a row to register.

RED BALL PROSPECTS TEAM This program is designed for children ages 6-7 years who are passionate about sport and interested in pursuing competitive tennis. Players must be assessed approved by the Head of Junior Development to access this program. In addition to tennis specific training, all classes include coordination, speed, agility, balance, throwing, and footwork training critical for longterm development.

ORANGE BALL ‘TRY-IT’ For children 9-10 years with little or no experience who want to try tennis in a fun, engaging environment. Program focused on developing basic tennis FUNdamentals: Serve, Rally & Score and athletic skills.

ORANGE BALL ‘PLAY-IT’ For children 9-10 years with some experience practicing and playing who want to continue learning tennis in a fun, engaging environment. Program focused on advancing basic tennis FUNdamentals and athletic skills.

ORANGE BALL ‘FUN MATCHPLAY’ Coach supervised match play where all the fundamentals, rules, and etiquette of playing a game are developed. Coaches design the playing environment to provide every child the opportunity to truly learn to love tennis through play, and to advance their skills through play-based learning. Players must be able to start a rally with an overhead or underhand serve and rally a few balls in a row in order to register.

GREEN BALL ‘TRY-IT’ For children 11-12 years with little or no experience who want to try tennis in a fun, engaging environment. Program focused on developing basic tennis FUNdamentals: Serve, Rally & Score and athletic skills

GREEN BALL ‘PLAY-IT’ For children 11-12 years with some experience practicing and playing and who know how to serve, rally and keep score. Program focused on advancing basic tennis FUNdamentals and athletic skills.

GREEN BALL ‘FUN MATCHPLAY’ Coach supervised match play where all the fundamentals, rules, and etiquette of playing a game are developed. Coaches design the playing environment to provide every child the opportunity to truly learn to love tennis through play, and to advance their skills through play-based learning. Players must be able to start a rally with an overhead or underhand serve and rally a few balls in a row to register.

TEEN TENNIS ‘TRY-IT’ For teens 13-17 years with little or no experience who want to try tennis in a fun, engaging environment. Program focused on developing basic tennis FUNdamentals: Serve, Rally & Score and athletic skills. 

TEEN TENNIS ‘PLAY-IT’ For teens 13-17 years with some who can serve, rally & score. Program will focus on advancing tennis FUNdamentals and general athletic skills. 

TEEN UTR MATCHPLAY Supervised Matchplay based on UTR rating for players to compete in singles and doubles. Highly recommended for furthering development. Players must have a UTR rating in the specified range to register.

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Program Dates for 2022

Season Start Date Registration Date
Spring April 11 – June 19, 2022 Registration Open
Summer High Performance Camps July 4 – September 2, 2022 Invitation Only
Summer Junior Tennis Weekly Camps July 4 – September 2, 2022 Registration Open
Summer I Junior July 4 – July 31, 2022 May 26, 2022
Summer II Junior August 2 – September 4th, 2022 June 28, 2022
Fall High Performance September 6 – June 23, 2022 Invitation Only
Fall Junior September 12 – December 23, 2022 July 25, 2022

Check-in Policy:

  1. Programs: Program location will be outlined in a welcome email. Go directly to the location and the coach will take weekly attendance. All programs are subject to HST.
  1. Tennis lessons: All participants in Lessons must check in at the front desk prior to their lesson. A reminder that your Credit Card must be saved in our system in order to take a lesson with us as of May 1st. All Lessons are subject to HST.
  1. Tennis Court Bookings: It is MANDATORY that all tennis players must check in at the Front Desk Indoors or Check-in Cabin, prior to their court booking. Payment must be made for all players prior to the booking. All Court Bookings are subject to HST.

Program Policies:

  1. To register for programs, visit www.rideausportscentre.com and complete the online registration. Payment must accompany registration.
  1. The Rideau Sports Centre may cancel a program due to low enrolment. In the event of a program cancellation, participants will be offered alternate program dates/times or a full refund.
  1. Attire: participants are expected to wear appropriate athletic attire consisting of shorts or track-pants, t-shirts, and non-marking athletic shoes. Shirts must be worn at all times. Tennis shoes are highly recommended for improved performance/stability, and to prevent injuries.
  1. Racquets: participants for all programs are expected to bring their own racquet. Our experienced coaching team can assist in selecting the right type of racquet for you.
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