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RSC is the largest Junior Tennis Development Centre in Ottawa. We have weekend and after school 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 involving parent participation will lead to the development of the basic tennis and athletic skills in a fun and active environment.

Our friendly, enthusiastic, and patient coaches create an active and engaging environment for young children. Parent participation is required.

  • Coach: Student ratio is 6:1
  • 1 hour classes

Age-appropriate balls, court and racquets are used to ensure success

RED BALL 1
For children 6-8 years old with little or no experience in a lesson setting who want to try tennis in a fun, engaging environment. The program focuses on developing basic tennis and athletic fundamentals. Before progressing to Red 2, players must be able to serve, rally, and score.

RED BALL 2
For children 6-8 years old with some experience in a lesson setting who are able to serve (underhand or overhand), rally, and score. Participants must commit to two lessons a week and will develop strong tennis and athletic fundamentals through cooperative and play based activities. The Team Tennis League is HIGHLY recommended as supplemental training.

RED BALL PROSPECTS TEAM
This program is designed for children ages 6-8 years old 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 long term development. The Team Tennis League is HIGHLY recommended as supplemental training

RED TEAM TENNIS LEAGUE
A program designed for kids in the Red 2 and Red Prospects group to develop their matchplay skills. Kids will be grouped in teams and will compete weekly with scores and standings being recorded. Participants must be able to serve (underhand or overhand), rally, and score.

 

ORANGE BALL 1
For children 9-10 years old with little or no experience in a lesson setting who want to try tennis in a fun, engaging environment. The program focuses on developing basic tennis and athletic fundamentals. Before progressing to orange 2, players must be able to serve, rally, and score.

ORANGE BALL 2
For children 9-10 years old with some experience in a lesson setting who are able to serve (underhand or overhand), rally, and score. Participants must commit to two lessons a week and will develop strong tennis and athletic fundamentals through cooperative and play based activities. The Team Tennis League is highly recommended as supplemental training.

ORANGE BALL TEAM TENNIS LEAGUE
A program designed for kids in the Orange 2 group to develop their matchplay skills. Kids will be grouped in teams and will compete weekly with scores and standings being recorded. Participants must be able to serve (underhand or overhand), rally, and score.

GREEN BALL 1
For children 11-12 years old with little or no experience in a lesson setting who want to try tennis in a fun, engaging environment. The program focuses on developing basic tennis and athletic fundamentals. Before progressing to Green 2, players must be able to serve, rally, and score.

GREEN BALL 2
For children 11-12 years old with some experience in a lesson setting who are able to serve (underhand or overhand), rally, and score. Participants must commit to two lessons a week and will develop strong tennis and athletic fundamentals through cooperative and play based activities. The Team Tennis League is highly recommended as supplemental training.

GREEM TEAM TENNIS LEAGUE
A program designed for kids in the Green 2 group to develop their matchplay skills. Kids will be grouped in teams and will compete weekly with scores and standings being recorded. Participants must be able to serve (underhand or overhand), rally, and score.

TEEN TENNIS 1
For teens 13-17 years old with little or no experience in a lesson setting who want to try tennis in a fun, engaging environment. The program focuses on developing basic tennis and athletic fundamentals. Before progressing to teen 2, players must be able to serve, rally, and score.

TEEN TENNIS 2
For teens 13-17 years old with some experience in a lesson setting who are able to serve (underhand or overhand), rally, and score. Participants must commit to two lessons a week and will develop strong tennis and athletic fundamentals through cooperative and play based activities.

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Program Dates for 2022

Season Start Date Registration Opens Registration Deadline
Fall September 12 – December 18, 2022 Registration Open September 7, 2022
Winter January 9 – March 26, 2023 November 29, 2022 January 4, 2023
Spring March 27 – June 25, 2023 March 3, 2023 March 22, 2023
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