Tennis Opportunities for Juniors in Manitoba
Tennis in Schools
See information on Tennis Manitoba school programs.
Tennis in Community Centres
Tennis Manitoba offers programming for junior players throughout the year at community centres.
Rogers Rookie Tour
The Rogers Rookie Tour events create a player-friendly environment for children to be introduced to competition at a level suitable for their age and understanding. Click here for more information.
There will be two Rookie Tour events taking place this month at the Tennis Manitoba Hub @ Deer Lodge.
A red ball (beginner) and orange ball (intermediate) event goes down on Friday, Sept. 24 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
There will also be a green and regular ball (advanced) event the following day on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The cost to participate is $25 per player.
REGISTER HERE FOR RED AND ORANGE BALL: https://clubspark.ca/TMBHubDeerLodge/Coaching/Session/8df75073-5f28-4a76-a599-e69f748d444d
REGISTER HERE FOR GREEN AND REGULAR BALL: https://clubspark.ca/TMBHubDeerLodge/Coaching/Session/252c9ca1-0ca1-4d12-8db3-89d6511a5760
For more information, e-mail Robert Kennedy: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register or for more information on our junior tournaments, click here.
2021 Junior Tournaments Schedule
|Aug. 6-8||TMB Hub Junior Championships||TMB Hub @ Deer Lodge|
|Aug. 20-22||Prairie Outdoor Regional Qualifier # 1 (Saskatoon)||Riverside Badminton and Tennis Club|
|Aug. 26-29||Prairie Outdoor Regional Qualifier # 2 (Winnipeg)||TMB Hub @ Deer Lodge|
Provincial Team Programs:
Tennis Manitoba re-introduced the Provincial Team Program in October 2014 in an effort to raise the level of play for junior players in the province. The Team program is currently directed by Provincial Coach, Jared Connell. The program has 2 components: 1) Under 10 Provincial Development Team – a program that preps players for the full provincial team at older age categories. 2) Provincial Team – The team is primarily made up of ‘older’ juniors, that represent our province at inter provincial competitions such as the Canada Summer Games and Western Canada Summer Games.
Provincial Team Tryouts info:
Date: Tuesday, September 28th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Meeting with parents 7:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Tennis MB Hub @ Deer Lodge
16 spots available
8 in A group
8 in B group
Open to ages 10-18
10 weeks total
Head Coach: Jared Connell
Assistant / Guest coaches: TBD
On Court Training Sessions:
Mondays 4:30-6:30 p.m. Group A
Fridays 5:00-7:00 p.m. Group B
1 Fitness session per week on a separate night.
Start date: Friday Oct 15/21
End Date: Monday, Dec 20/21
Location: Taylor Tennis
Cost: will be discussed at parents meeting
To register for the tryouts please email TMB Executive Director Mark Arndt:
Tryout registration deadline: Sunday, Sept. 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Tryout cost: $20 per athlete
College Tennis / Scholarships:
The Role of Parents in Junior Tennis
The role of parents in junior tennis is an important component of player development, and coaches frequently find themselves searching for the best way to interact with parents and educate them about their role in the development of elite level tennis players. As part of a USTA Sport Science Research Grant, a three stage study was conducted to better understand this role.
- A Guide for Sport Parents – A resource handbook co-authored by University of Winnipeg sport psychologists Cal Botterill and Tom Patrick. It is designed to be a quick read and reference while addressing common issues to youth sports and the roles and responsibilities of parents in dealing with these issues.
- A Guide for Sport Parents (English)
- A Guide for Sport Parents (French)
Online Parent Portal
Tennis Canada and Tennis Manitoba are pleased to announce the newly launched Online Parent Portal.
The parent portal is now live on the Tennis Canada web site, and conveniently located in the Tournament drop down menu below Calendar and Rankings here: http://www.tenniscanada.com/parent-portal/.
The portal is designed to be a user-friendly way for parents of competitive players of all levels to easily access pertinent information. It’s divided into 8 sections including the following:
- Safe Sport
- Fair Play
- Being a Sport Parent
- Getting Started: Kids Tennis
- Understanding the Competitive Environment
- Navigating the Player Pathway
- US College & Canadian University Tennis
- Careers: Coaching Certification & Officiating
Each section includes links to relevant articles, resources, and videos. The dynamic portal will have new information and resources added periodically, and we encourage you to refer to it often throughout your child’s competitive career.
Tennis Canada Safe Sport Screening
As of June 30th, 2020, it will become mandatory for everyone that is coaching, instructing, or assisting and that is in a position of authority in all indoor and outdoor clubs in Canada to complete safe sport screening and education.
Click here to see how safe sport screening can be achieved.
Hiring Active TPA Certified Coaches
The Tennis Professionals Association (TPA) is Tennis Canada’s coaching development art and strives to be a world leader in the coaching profession through world class training and support.
What does it mean to be Active TPA Certified? Click here to find out.