What is Progressive Tennis? Progressive Tennis introduces the sport of tennis in a FUN and INTERACTIVE way and ensures immediate success for young players aged 5-10. Using modified tennis balls, racquets, nets and courts, young players are properly equipped to enjoy rallies and learn the fundamentals of the game early on. Skills are developed much quicker, allowing for an easy transition to full court. Tennis Canada fully endorses Progressive Tennis and is developing programs and competitive structures across the country to give more players the opportunity to experience its positive benefits.

 

Why Progressive Tennis? Progressive Tennis is used as a developmental tool to allow young children to improve their overall tennis skills faster so they can transition to the regular court with more ease. Progressive Tennis allows youngsters to train and compete with courts and equipment which are better suited for their size. Please check out http://www.tenniscanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EnglishNewProgressiveTennisGuide.pdf for more information.

 

Progressive Tennis @ Charlottetown TC:  Charlottetown TC introduced Progressive Tennis curriculum and equipment in 2009. As one of the first community clubs in the city to embrace this model, we are committed to producing both recreational and competitive level Juniors. Several of Adam's students have gone on to win STF regional and provincial titles, as well as OFSAA championships for their school. All instructors at the club are either certified Progressive Tennis Instructors or have extensive experience working with Progressive Tennis programs. Our programs emphasize teamwork and cooperative play, a concept that sets us apart from other programs in the area. Low coach to student ratio classes ensure your child receives plenty of feedback and opportunities to learn through experience. 

***See below for program descriptions****

 

 

Red & Sponge ball 1/2 court:  This program is geared primarily towards 4-7 year olds. Kids will learn physical literacy as well as an introduction to hitting.  Max class ratio - 4:1

Next 9 week session begins Sunday July 7th and runs Sunday afternoon as well as Monday evenings, time TBD. See Head Pro for details and pricing.

 

Orange Ball 1/2 - 3/4 court: ( 7-10 years old )  In the Orange Ball program, kids are taught to maintain exchanges from up to 18 meters ( 3/4 court ). Skills that are taught in this class include groundstroke rallies, overhead serve, volley and basic footwork. Max class ratio - 6:1

 

Next 9 week session begins Sunday July 7th and runs Sunday afternoon as well as Monday evenings, time TBD. See Head Pro for details and pricing.

 

Green Dot Full court ( 10-13 year olds )

Kids learn to serve, rally, score, and play the net in singles and doubles on a regulation sized court with a low-compression transition ball. High emphasis is placed on cooperative learning and playing situations. Max class ratio - 6-8:1

 

Next 9 week session begins Sunday July 7th and runs Sunday afternoon as well as Monday evenings, time TBD. See Head Pro for details and pricing.

 

Regular Ball, Full Court ( 10-17 year olds )

 

Kids learn to handle the extra pace of full court play with regular balls through gameplay and situational training. 

 

Next 9 week session begins Sunday July 7th and runs Sunday afternoon as well as Monday evenings, time TBD. Contact the Head Pro for details and pricing.

 

Green & Regular Ball High Performance 

Kids in this program are prepped for the regional and provincial tournament structure, including an introduction to to nutritional and physical requirements for high performance play. To apply, you must be at least 9 years old with 3 full years experience playing the game, and/or at least 1 year of regular tournament participation ( ie. at least 2 tournaments a month ) Contact the Head Pro for details.

 

 

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