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.
See Tennis Manitoba’s tournament schedule.
See the criteria for Canadian Junior National Championships Selection.
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) Under10 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.
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.