Junior Programs

Junior Programs

Our Junior Programs are designed to introduce skills for beginners and to advance skills for competitive tennis for players aged 4 – 18. Our nationally recognized tennis programs features some of the highest certified tennis professionals in Canada, all of whom specialize in the development of junior athletes of all abilities.

The junior program are split into three ‘streams’:

  • Fundamental is a recreational program for players just learning the game, this is designed to introduce players to serve, rally & score so they can enjoy the sport for a lifetime.
  • Competitive is for players with more skill and experience who are looking to compete in tournaments and refine skills. Anchor link to Competitive section on page.
  • High Performance is for players aspiring to play at high provincial, National and International levels and beyond. Anchor link to High Performance section on page.

ASSESMENT INFORMATION

For registration in programs 2.5 and higher, a Player Skill Assessment is required by the ATC coaching staff. Assessments can be booked at the Member Services Desk in person, by calling 587-393-1600, or online by click the button below. The cost of assessment is $25 (plus tax).

Fundamentals

Our Fundamental programs have two separate streams that focus on encouraging children to love tennis while building confidence towards competing; Try It and Play It.

ATC uses the ROG (Red/Orange/Green) system of scaled ball and courts designed for the size and age of the child (Like ‘T-ball’ and mini-soccer). This system is used internationally by all the top tennis nations.

Designed for players with little or no experience to learn how to serve, rally and score. These are introduction to tennis programs that are scheduled once per week and run for one season (Fall/Winter/Spring).

Designed for players with tennis experience who can already serve, rally & score. The program develops foundational skills to play successful tennis for life. The program is scheduled like other sports with a 2 practices a week (after school week-days) and a ‘game-day’. Player Skills Assessments (PSA) is required to play 2.0 or higher.

Fun Match Play is coach-supervised tennis where players are paired to play together and against each other. Fun match play that is highly recommended for furthering development. Players must be approved by coaching staff.

Tiny Tots

Ages 4 – 5

Equipment modifications to ensure success:

  • 1/2 court tennis
  • Bigger & slower ball (75% slower than a Yellow ball)
  • Smaller court (10.97m-12.8m x 4.88-6.1m)
  • Lower net (CENTRE net height of: 31.5” – 33”)
  • Smaller racquet (21’’ or 23’’)
  • Coach to Student Ratio 6:1

SUMMER SESSION 1: JULY 2 – JULY 28 (4 weeks)

SUMMER SESSION 2: JULY 29 – AUG 25 (4 weeks)

FALL SESSION: SEPT 3 – DEC 22, 2024

WINTER SESSION: JAN 6 – MAR 23, 2025

 

TRY IT

SUMMER

  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

FALL

Choose One.

  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Sunday: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

 

PLAY IT

SUMMER

  • Monday: 4:00 PM – 5: 00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

FALL

Must be able to attend all sessions.

  • Monday: 4:00 PM – 5: 00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

SUMMER

FALL

Red Ball

Ages 6-8 (Summer), Ages 6-7 (Fall)

The RED 1/2 court tennis program is the second step of progressive tennis. Coordination and cooperative activities will lead to the development of the basic tennis and athletic skills in a FUN and active environment. Coach to Student Ratio 6:1

Equipment modifications to ensure success:

  • ½ Court
  • Bigger & slower ball (75% slower than a Yellow ball)
  • Smaller court (10.97m-12.8m x 4.88-6.1m)
  • Lower net (CENTRE net height of: 31.5″ – 33″)
  • Smaller racquet (21” or 23”)
  • Coach to Student Ratio 6:1

SUMMER SESSION 1: JULY 2 – JULY 28 (4 weeks)

SUMMER SESSION 2: JULY 29 – AUG 25 (4 weeks)

FALL SESSION: SEPT 3 – DEC 22, 2024

WINTER SESSION: JAN 6 – MAR 23, 2025

TRY IT

SUMMER

  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

FALL

Choose One.

  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Sunday: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

PLAY IT

SUMMER

  • Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

FALL

Must be able to attend all sessions in the group.

Group A:

  • Monday & Wednesday: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Practice Days)
  • Friday: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Play Day)

OR

Group B:

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Practice Days)

 

FUN MATCH PLAY

SUMMER

Not offered in summer programming.

FALL

Must be approved by Head of Junior Development.

  • Friday: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Play Day)

SUMMER

FALL

Orange Ball

Ages 9-10 (Summer), Ages 8-9 (Fall)

Equipment modifications to ensure success:

  • 3/4 Court
  • Bigger & slower ball (50% slower than a Yellow ball)
  • Smaller court (17.98-18.29 x 6.4-8.23m)
  • Lower net (CENTRE net height of: 31.5-36”)
  • Smaller racquet (23’’ or 25’’)

SUMMER SESSION 1: JULY 2 – JULY 28 (4 weeks)

SUMMER SESSION 2: JULY 29 – AUG 25 (4 weeks)

FALL SESSION: SEPT 3 – DEC 22, 2024

WINTER SESSION: JAN 6 – MAR 23, 2025

TRY IT

SUMMER

  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

FALL

Choose One.

  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Sunday: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

PLAY IT

SUMMER

Must be able to attend all sessions

  • Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

FALL

Must be able to attend all sessions.

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Practice Days)
  • Friday: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Play Day)

FUN MATCH PLAY

Included in Play It Stream.

SUMMER

FALL

Green Ball

Ages 11-12 (Summer), Ages 10-11 (Fall)

Equipment modifications to ensure success:

  • Full Court
  • Bigger & slower ball (25% slower than a Yellow ball)
  • Full size court (23.77 x 8.23m)
  • Standard net height (CENTRE net height of 36”)
  • Smaller racquet (23’’ or 25”)
  • Coach to Student Ratio 6:1

SUMMER SESSION 1: JULY 2 – JULY 28 (4 weeks)

SUMMER SESSION 2: JULY 29 – AUG 25 (4 weeks)

FALL SESSION: SEPT 3 – DEC 22, 2024

WINTER SESSION: JAN 6 – MAR 23, 2025

TRY IT

SUMMER

  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

FALL

Choose One.

  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sunday: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

PLAY IT

SUMMER

Must be able to attend all sessions

  • Tuesday: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

FALL

Must be able to attend all sessions.

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Practice Days)
  • Friday: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (Play Day)

FUN MATCH PLAY

Included in Play It Stream.

SUMMER

FALL

Yellow Ball

Ages 13-17 (Summer), Ages 12-17 (Fall)

Equipment modifications to ensure success:

  • Regular Yellow Tennis Ball (Red, Orange, Green balls may also be used depending on skill level)
  • Regulation Tennis Court

SUMMER SESSION 1: JULY 2 – JULY 28 (4 weeks)

SUMMER SESSION 2: JULY 29 – AUG 25 (4 weeks)

FALL SESSION: SEPT 3 – DEC 22, 2024

WINTER SESSION: JAN 6 – MAR 23, 2025

TRY IT

SUMMER

  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

FALL

(Choose One)

  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

PLAY IT

SUMMER

Must be able to attend all sessions

  • Tuesday: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

FALL

Full year program from Sept-June.

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Practice Days)
  • Friday: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (Play Day)

FUN MATCH PLAY

Included in Play It Stream.

SUMMER

FALL TRY IT

FALL PLAY IT

Competitive Programs

Red Ball Prospects

Ages U7

This year long program develops a passion for the sport while teaching the skills necessary for competition. Red Ball Prospects requires a commitment to increased training hours and tournaments. Players approved by the Head of Junior Competitive Tennis and Events may access this program. All classes include tennis specific coordination training critical for long-term development. Players in this program are not required to have an active membership in the training year of 2023- 2024. 5:1 Student to Coach Ratio.

SUMMER

Total hours per week: 4.5

  • Week 1 – July 2 – 5, 2024
  • Week 2 – July 8 – 12, 2024
  • Week 3 – July 15 – 19, 2024
  • Week 4 – July 22 – 26, 2024
  • Week 5 – July 29 – August 2, 2024
  • Week 6 – August 6 – 9, 2024
  • Week 7 – August 12 – 16, 2024
  • Week 8 – August 19 – 23, 2024

Team Tennis Training & Athletic Development 

  • Monday – Friday: 3 PM – 5 PM

FALL: SEPT 3 – DEC 22, 2024

Team Tennis Training & Athletic Development 

  • Monday: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Match Play

  • Friday: 4:00 – 5:30 PM

SUMMER

FALL

Total Cost: $4556 (Based on a 39-week training schedule. The actual price may vary.)

Next Gen

This 39-week program is designed for competitive athletes playing in a High Performance environment. As a guideline we recommend selected players attend all sessions during the week (Please contact Head of Junior Competitive Tennis & Events if there are any limitations or conflicts with scheduling). Membership is required for this program. 5:1 Student to Coach Ratio.

Program Benefits:

  • Walk-on court booking privileges. “Walk-on” courts can be booked within the hour of play.
  • Team clothing
  • Tournament support at selected events

SUMMER

  • Week 1 – July 2 – 5, 2024
  • Week 2 – July 8 – 12, 2024
  • Week 3 – July 15 – 19, 2024
  • Week 4 – July 22 – 26, 2024
  • Week 5 – July 29 – August 2, 2024
  • Week 6 – August 6 – 9, 2024
  • Week 7 – August 12 – 16, 2024
  • Week 8 – August 19 – 23, 2024

NEXT GEN U8 & U9/U10 Team Tennis Training & Athletic Development 

Monday – Friday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

(2:00-3:00pm – Athletic Development/ 3:00-5:00pm Team Tennis Training)

 

FALL: SEPT 3 – DEC 22, 2024

Team Tennis Training & Athletic Development 

  • Monday: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Match Play

  • Saturday: 7:00 – 9:00 AM

SUMMER

  • Week 1 – July 2 – 5, 2024
  • Week 2 – July 8 – 12, 2024
  • Week 3 – July 15 – 19, 2024
  • Week 4 – July 22 – 26, 2024
  • Week 5 – July 29 – August 2, 2024
  • Week 6 – August 6 – 9, 2024
  • Week 7 – August 12 – 16, 2024
  • Week 8 – August 19 – 23, 2024

NEXT GEN U8 & U9/U10 Team Tennis Training & Athletic Development

  • Monday – Friday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm (2:00-3:00pm – Athletic Development/ 3:00-5:00pm Team Tennis Training)

 

FALL: SEPT 3 – DEC 22, 2024

Team Tennis Training & Athletic Development

  • Monday: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Match Play

  • Saturday: 7:00 – 9:00 AM

SUMMER U8, U9, & U 10

FALL Next Gen U8

Total Cost: $8183

(Based on a 39-week training scheddule. The actual price may vary.)

FALL Next Gen U9/U10

Total Cost: $9255.50

(Based on a 39-week training schedule. The actual price may vary.)

Competitive Teen

Designed for athletes that have progressed through the first 4 stages of progressive tennis or play at an intermediate to advanced level. These athletes will be working on improving their skills in order to compete in local and provincial level tournaments. Membership is required. 6:1 Student to Coach ratio and athletes must sign up for all listed sessions.

Program Benefits:

  • Team Clothing
  • Walk-on court booking privileges. “Walk-on” courts can be booked within the hour of play.

SUMMER

  • Week 1 – July 2 – 5, 2024
  • Week 2 – July 8 – 12, 2024
  • Week 3 – July 15 – 19, 2024
  • Week 4 – July 22 – 26, 2024
  • Week 5 – July 29 – August 2, 2024
  • Week 6 – August 6 – 9, 2024
  • Week 7 – August 12 – 16, 2024
  • Week 8 – August 19 – 23, 2024

Team Tennis Training & Athletic Development

1st Session

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 1:00 PM (9:00am-12:00pm Team Tennis Training / 12:00-1:00pm – Athletic Development)

Total hours per week: 20

2nd Session

Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00 PM (11:00am-12:00pm – Athletic Development / 12:00pm-3:00pm Team Tennis Training)

Total hours per week: 20

 

FALL: SEPT 3 – DEC 22, 2024

Team Tennis Training & Athletic Development

  • Monday: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Match Play

  • Saturday: 4:00 – 6:00 AM

SUMMER

  • Week 1 – July 2 – 5, 2024
  • Week 2 – July 8 – 12, 2024
  • Week 3 – July 15 – 19, 2024
  • Week 4 – July 22 – 26, 2024
  • Week 5 – July 29 – August 2, 2024
  • Week 6 – August 6 – 9, 2024
  • Week 7 – August 12 – 16, 2024
  • Week 8 – August 19 – 23, 2024

Team Tennis Training & Athletic Development

1st Session

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 1:00 PM (9:00am-12:00pm Team Tennis Training / 12:00-1:00pm – Athletic Development)

Total hours per week: 20

2nd Session

Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00 PM

(11:00am-12:00pm – Athletic Development / 12:00pm-3:00pm Team Tennis Training)

Total hours per week: 20

 

FALL: SEPT 3 – DEC 22, 2024

Team Tennis Training & Athletic Development

  • Monday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Match Play

  • Saturday: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

SUMMER 3.0 & 3.5

FALL 3.0 & 3.5

Total Cost: $3893 (Based on a 39-week training schedule. The actual price may vary.)

High Performance Programs

High Performance & Excellence Program

The purpose of the Performance Stream is to help players achieve competitive performance goals of top National or International rankings. Membership is required. 4:1 Student to Coach ratio.

Program Benefits:

  • Team Clothing
  • Walk-on court booking privileges. “Walk-on” courts can be booked within the hour of play.
  • Tournament support at selected events

Maximize performance to a top Provincial and National level. Required number of hours, physical standards, tournament matches are needed to apply for this High Performance program.

Maximize performance to an International, NCAA and Professional level. This program required a higher number of hours, physical standards, tournament matches to elevate your abilities.

High Performance Program Excellence Program
Age Group U 12 13 & Over U 12 13 & Over
Groups 7.5 Hours Minimum Tennis Groups & Fitness 10 Hours Minimum Tennis Groups & Fitness 11 Hours Minimum Tennis Groups & Fitness Program 14 Hours Minimum Tennis Groups & Fitness Program
Number of Balls Hit 120,000 – 180,000 160,000 – 240,000 176,000 – 264,000 224,000 – 336,000
Privates Not Included Not Included 1 Included 1 Included
Scheduling Priority YES YES
Summer Camps/ ATC Trips Priority Priority

SUMMER

  • Week 1 – July 2 – 5, 2024 
  • Week 2 – July 8 – 12, 2024
  • Week 3 – July 15 – 19, 2024
  • Week 4 – July 22 – 26, 2024
  • Week 5 – July 29 – August 2, 2024
  • Week 6 – August 6 – 9, 2024
  • Week 7 – August 12 – 16, 2024
  • Week 8 – August 19 – 23, 2024

 

FALL: SEPT 3 – DEC 22, 2024