Junior Tennis

Junior Tennis Programs

We have junior programs for ages 6-18 years old, from scratch beginners to internationally ranked players.

The program is split into three ‘streams’:

  • Recreational for players just learning the game
  • Competitive for players with more skill and experience
  • Tournament for players aspiring to play at high provincial levels and beyond 

For all our under 10 players, we use the International Tennis Federation endorsed Red/Orange/Green system of modified courts and balls scaled for the size and abilities of children.

Junior Development Pathway

To be eligible for Competitive and Tournament programs, players must pass required competencies as assessed by coaching staff. All our programs are based on the Tennis Canada, Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD) path. The program is designed by National Level 4 coach, Wayne Elderton. Each level is tailored for specifi c stages of development.

Junior Recreational Stream (6-16 years)

For players just starting the game, to intermediate players. This stream develops fundamental skills to enjoy tennis for a lifetime.  Our Red/Orange/Green (ROG) tennis programs utilize the new international standard of scaling the game appropriately for the size of the child. The balls, court, racquets and scoring are scaled to match the size and age of children (like T ball and mini-soccer).

  • Red Ball programs (6-8 yrs)
    Develop basic tennis & athletic skills with scaled racquets and courts. Maximum coach/student ratio of 1:8.
  • Orange Ball  programs(9-10yrs)
    This program uses a modified court (3/4 size) and balls to develop foundational tennis skills. Programs have a ratio of 1:6.      
  • Green Ball programs (11-12yrs)
    This program uses a transition ball on a full court to develop fundamental tennis skills. Programs have a ratio of 1:6.      
  • Youth Fundamentals (13-16yrs)
    Develops fundamentals skills. Accommodates a range of levels from beginner to intermediate.

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Please contact us (604-983-6483) to receive a Junior programs brochure which outlines the entire Junior Pathway and includes the current dates, times and prices.

Please print our Youth Fundamentals Program Report and bring it with you to your coach/parent meetings.

Junior Red Orange Green (ROG) Tennis Video

Watch how we teach young children the fundamentals of tennis.

Level Advancement

Upon mastering certain skills, players will be informed by coaching staff when they are ready to graduate to the next program. Players may request to participate in free scheduled assessment times to confirm their level. We reserve the right to withdraw any player from a program if coaching staff believe they are not at the appropriate level.

 

Junior Competitive Stream (10-18 years)

The Competitive stream is for players who have higher skills. It is built on a schedule similar to other sports (2 practice sessions an week and a weekend Coach-organized play session). This program equips players to play high-School tennis and compete in Tennis BC tournaments. There are a number of levels within the stream players can progress to. 

Please contact us (604-983-6483) to receive a Junior programs brochure which outlines the entire Junior Pathway and includes the current dates, times and prices.

Players may only register for the Competitive programs if they have been approved by coaching staff through an assessment process. For Competitive program registration, please contact the Centre directly at 604-983-6483.

Junior Tournament Stream (8-12yrs)

The North Vancouver Tennis Centre is a designated Tennis Canada Tennis Development Centre (TDC). The Tournament Stream develops the tactical, technical, physical and psychological skills required for successful tournament play and builds a foundation for future progress. To be eligible for this stream, player must meet specific requirements.

Players from the North Vancouver Tennis Centre program have won Provincial and National titles, achieved Division 1 NCAA University Scholarships and some have even gone on to professional tennis. Please contact us (604-983-6483) to receive a Junior programs brochure which outlines the entire Junior Pathway and includes the current dates, times and prices.

Refund Policy & Procedures

Refund policy for programs shorter than 12 weeks:

Full refund available by withdrawing 5 days prior to first class. Full refund less cost of one class available until second class. No refunds after second class.
 

Refund procedures for programs running September-December:

  • Withdrawals can be made either by phone (604-983-6483) or online
  • For a full refund, withdrawals must be made more than 7 days before the first day of the program
  • Withdrawals made 7 days or less prior to the first session will be will be refunded the price of the program minus one session
  • Please contact us if withdrawing due to injury
  • For Junior Competitive and Tournament programs withdrawals we require one week written notice of withdrawal (email will suffice).
Private Lessons

We have very limited availability for private and semi-private tennis lessons. Please contact the North Vancouver Tennis Centre to see what options are available: 604-983-6483.