The Daniel Nestor Tennis Centre is not focussed on producing tennis players. That may sound counterintuitive - or even like downright deception. But it's not. We are focussed on developing athletes and teaching players how to compete with grace. Our players learn how to be tolerant, respectful and encouraging of others. This will hold them in good stead not only in the lifelong game of tennis, but also in their personal and professional endeavours outside of sport.
Coming into our third summer, we are continuing to grow both our membership base and junior programming numbers. We have done this by: firstly, providing an unmatched playing experience with six beautifully maintained indoor clay courts, and secondly, providing our promising athletes a clear pathway to success.
In January, we launched the Atlantic Canada Tennis Academy. We purposely went after athletes in our recruitment process - many players invited into the academy had never picked up a racquet before. By providing quality instruction at an affordable rate, we are increasing the pool of talented youngsters able to compete nationally and internationally.
Our summer camps are a great introduction to the sport. We provide racquets, balls, court time, and Tennis Canada certified instructors. Players receive four hours on court every day plus two hours of complimentary activities. Fun is the primary goal of all of our camps. However, players learn all the basic fundamentals of the sport: how to hold a racquet, technique, swing plane, and tactics.
We had over three-hundred youngsters spend at least a week at the Daniel Nestor Tennis Centre last summer. We expect that number to be even higher this summer as we partner with Nike to provide an even more enriching camp environment. Since we are an indoor facility we are never rained out. This is a great option to help build self-esteem and make some new friends. See you at the DNTC!