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Kids Programs

Tennis Manitoba is offering programs for kids where they will learn and play tennis in a fun and interactive way. Our kids programs follow Progressive Tennis guidelines, which is a scaled-down version of tennis that ensures earlier success for children by using modified racquets, balls and nets.

Welcome to the Rogers Rookie Tour, a national program that bridges the gap between entry-level tennis and the provincial competitive junior circuit.

Taking Tennis Lessons

“Tennis challenges you to improve, to hit your strokes and develop your strategy to become a more efficient, effective player. When you improve your game, you don’t just become a better player. You also get the satisfaction that comes from mastering a skill.”

“That’s where pros — teaching professionals, not pro players — and tennis lessons come into the picture. When you get serious about your tennis, even if you’re just playing for fun, you need to consider taking tennis lessons.” (From Tennis For Dummies)

Summer Camps

Tennis Manitoba is adding to the list of places offering summer tennis camps. Please check back within a few days for new locations. If you are a teaching professional and wish to have your camp details listed, please contact Tennis Manitoba.

Additional tennis lesson offerings may be available at your local tennis club. A listing of Tennis Manitoba Member Clubs are available in the Members section of this website. If you are a tennis instructor and wish to post your program details here, please contact Tennis Manitoba for Lesson Directory requirements.

Rogers Rookie Tour

Great beginnings: It’s a lot to ask a young person to jump from entry-level tennis to the provincial competitive junior circuit. The Rogers Rookie Tour makes that jump more of a step, allowing children to play competitive tennis at an introductory level.
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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. The matches are played with slower red, orange or green balls on smaller courts, using modified scoring. It is a fun way to start tennis and makes it easy for children to play the game, develop good technique and tactics and a love for the sport.

2017 Rogers Rookie Tour Schedule

For each event, the first 1.5 hours consists of 1/2 court and 3/4 court play. The second 1.5 hours will feature full court green dot or regular compression ball. 
Date Time Location
Sunday, May 28 2-5 pm Tuxedo Tennis Club
Saturday, June 3 1-4 pm Sargent Park Tennis Garden
Friday, June 16 Constable Finney School
Sunday, June 25 2-5 pm Tuxedo Tennis Club
Friday, July 7 2-5 pm Victoria Beach Tennis Club
Sunday, July 16 9-10:30 am Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club
Sunday, July 16 2-5 pm Kildonan Tennis Club
Sunday, July 23 2-5 pm Tuxedo Tennis Club
Saturday, July 29 1-4 pm Sargent Park Tennis Garden
Thursday, August 3 2-5 pm Victoria Beach Tennis Club
Friday, August 4 1-4 pm Deer Lodge Tennis Club
Friday, August 18 1-4 pm Deer Lodge Tennis Club
Sunday, August 20 2-5 pm Tuxedo Tennis Club
Saturday, August 26 1-4 pm Sargent Park Tennis Garden
Friday, September 1 1-4 pm Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club
Saturday, September 9 1-4 pm Norwood Community Centre
Saturday, October 14 4:30-8 pm Winnipeg Winter Club
Saturday, November 18 4-6 pm Taylor Tennis Club
Saturday, December 16 Taylor Tennis Club

For more information or to register, please contact:

Robert Kennedy
204-297-4020
rfkennedy61@gmail.com

 

Milos Raonic and kids tennis

Tennis Canada has launched a new campaign to promote the active, healthy living of children through the sport of tennis. Canada’s No. 1 singles player Milos Raonic is the ambassador for Kids’ Tennis, a scaled-down version of the sport that ensures earlier success for children by using modified racquets, balls and nets.