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REGISTRATION FOR OUR SUMMER SESSION CAN BE FOUND HERE!

6:1 Player to Coach ratio. Junior members receive 50% discount on sessions listed below.

 

Spring 2017 (13 Week) Session: April 3 - June 30 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW - CALL OUR WELCOME DESK AT 902-423-3682

All our lessons use the “Progressive Tennis” system of modified courts and balls designed by Tennis Canada for the age and/or skill level of the players. Scale appropriate learning is used by many other sports (e.g. T-Ball, Mini-soccer, etc.). Tennis is learned faster and easier through this system.

RED BALL: This program introduces the foundational skills of tennis with an oversized low-compression ball on a smaller court. Players learn basic rally, serve and net play skills along with activities that build tennis specific coordination. Rules of play and “I am a Good Sport” behaviours are also introduced.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Friday 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday 9am - 10am
Sunday 9am - 10am

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ORANGE BALL: This program is played on a ¾ size court with a low-compression ball. Players learn how to serve, rally, score and play at the net. “I am a Good Sport” behaviours are reinforced. Players learn to maintain a rally when receiving more challenging shots, serve with improved placement, approach the net, and place volleys.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am
Sunday 10:00am - 11:00am

It is recommended that Orange Ball players also participate in Team Tennis (Click here)

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GREEN BALL: Players learn to serve, rally, score, and play at net in singles and doubles on a regulation sized court with a low-compression transition ball. Lessons take players through a progression of skill building activities that speed up the learning process.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday 5:30pm - 6:30pm                    
Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm 

It is recommended that Green Ball players also participate in Team Tennis (Click here)

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YELLOW BALL: Players learn to rally with improved direction and height control, serve with better power and control, return serves, and approach and play net with volleys and overheads. Players use a regular tennis ball and gain confidence on a full-sized tennis court.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 1:00pm

It is recommended that Yellow Ball players also participate in Team Tennis (Click here)

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JUNIOR RECREATION: This class is a natural step up from Yellow Ball. Players are competent and are able to rally with ease.
Invitation only.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm - 3:30pm

It is recommended that Junior Recreation players also participate in Team Tennis (Click here)

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TEEN TENNIS: This class is the natural progression from Junior Recreation. Players are very comfortable on court. The focus is primarily on having fun and playing matches/games. Invitation only.

CLASS SCHEDULE


Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm - 3:30pm

It is recommended that Teen Tennis players also participate in Team Tennis (Click here)

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Please contact Head of Programming Gareth Dowdell at garethdowdell@dntc.ca for more information or if you are unsure which session best suits your child.

Cancelled Lessons
If lessons are cancelled by the DNTC, a make-up lesson will be arranged at the conclusion of the session. If a player misses a lesson it may be possible to make up on another day if space permits.

Payment
Payment must be made prior to any given session to secure a player's spot.