She Can Play Girls Camp

Empowering Girls Through the Power of Tennis


The OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre (ATC) launched the SHE CAN PLAY program in the summer of 2021 to improve female participation in the sport of tennis in Alberta. SHE CAN PLAY Girls Tennis & Leadership Program is led by our entirely female coaching staff and female youth mentor coaches from our High Performance Program.

The OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre will run two one-day camps:

  • CAMP#1: March 10, 2024 (9am – 2pm)
  • CAMP#2: October 13, 2024 (9am – 2pm)

TENNIS COMPONENT: Program will be delivered by ATC female coaches, volunteer coaches and youth mentor coaches. Instruction will prioritize fun and focus on non-competitive team play and games.

OFF-COURT SESSION: Off-court sessions will include fitness, developing leadership skills and reinforcing our program values. Each camp will include round-table discussions with sport leaders and business leaders.


  • T-shirt
  • Lunch
  • Prizes
  • Each camp will cost $100.00 + GST
  • The OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre works with many amazing Calgary based organizations who help equity-seeking families find access to enriching experiences in the local community, and for that reason ATC helps subsidize the cost of the program through our Friends of Ron Ghitter Fund, which allows many girls from local underserved communities to participate at no cost.

To register please send an email to the Head of Junior Development, Suzana Cavalcante at

Upon receiving your email, coach Suzana will contact you to get detailed information to complete your registration.

Girls aged 8-14 years of age; All levels of play welcome

Program Goals

  • Increase female participation in tennis in Alberta and across Canada
  • Create a positive social environment that fosters a sense of belonging for female players & coaches
  • Support and develop female coaches through ATC
  • Female Coach Mentorship Program
  • Establish a larger and healthier pipeline of participants, coaches, skilled leaders, and volunteers
  • Provide a fun learning environment where female participants can enjoy the game of tennis
  • Retain female players beyond adolescence
  • Develop more female players through the ATC
  • Player Development Pathway

Program Values

  • Inclusivity – Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to contribute and participate in achieving our mission and vision.
  • Respect – We honour and value each other. We treat each other with respect, dignity and without prejudice.
  • Fun – Everyone will learn and have fun!
  • Community – We believe in the community we live and work in. We create meaning and positive change. We build partnerships for impact and deliver on our mission.
  • Friendships – Everyone will build friendships and social connections for life.
  • Equity – Everyone is treated fairly and everyone’s voice is heard and respected.
  • Integrity – Honesty guides our actions.
  • Teamwork – We work as a team and support one another, always.
  • Work Ethic – Everyone will learn the importance of work ethic and perseverance.


  • 1 in 3 girls drop out of sport by late teens; 1 in 10 due to cultural and religious reasons; 1 in 5 due to bullying and safety concerns.
  • 1 in 3 girls report low confidence, negative body image, perceived lack of skill, poor perceptions of not belonging, and feeling unwelcome.
  • 62% of girls do not play sports at all.
  • 43% of adolescent girls said the quality of the sport experience was a barrier.
  • 3x more girls are likely to drop out of sports in adolescence compared to boys.
  • Female Wheelchair Tennis Participation is only 21% of all players.

Our Team

Suzana Cavalcante

Head of Junior Development

Diana Jacobs

Head of U10 Performance and Competitive Tennis

Alena Tsybouk

Athletic Development Coordinator & Head of Cardio Tennis

Stacey Yates

Holistic Nutrition & Wellness

Michelle Waddock

Yoga Instructor

Jane Crowshaw

Leadership Development

Our Partners