Tennis Opportunities for Juniors in Manitoba

Rogers FIRST SET TOUR – rookie

The Rogers First Set Tour – Rookie is a national program designed to bridge the gap between entry-level tennis and the provincial competitive junior circuit. Originally launched in 2009, the tour has reached thousands of juniors each year at tennis clubs and community venues throughout the country. Last year over 6,000 boys and girls across the country competed in over 450 events.

The Rogers First Set Tour – Rookie encourages players to continue through the tennis pathway to transition to sanctioned competition or enjoy tennis for life.

Boys and girls up to the age of 18 are eligible to play in Rogers First Set Tour – Rookie events. All Rookie events are non-elimination tournaments. These events offer beginner competitors a fun and exciting experience with multiple opportunities to play. Each player is guaranteed a minimum of three matches.


The Rogers First Set Tour – Rising Stars provides young Canadian tennis players (ages 7 to 10) with an opportunity to play competitive tennis in a fun environment. Last year approximately 1,000 boys and girls across the country competed in almost 400 events. Rising Stars tournaments are the perfect opportunity for young tennis players to improve their skills and make new friends. The Rogers First Set Tour – Rising Stars is designed to provide a tournament format for kids whereby they take part in multiple meaningful matches in a short block of time, making it convenient for families.

Junior Tournaments

To register or for more information on our junior tournaments, click here.

2024 Junior Tournaments Schedule

Date Tournament  Location
April 19-21April 25-28 Tennis Manitoba Hub Junior Series (U16-U18)Tennis Manitoba Hub Junior Series (U10-U14) Taylor Tennis Centre
May 9-12 Kildonan Junior Open Kildonan Tennis Club
May 30-June 2 Tuxedo Junior Open Tuxedo Tennis Club
June 4-9

June 20-23

July 25-28

Aug. 1-4

  • Tennis Manitoba Hub Junior Open #1
  • Tennis Manitoba Hub Junior Open #2
  • Tennis Manitoba Hub Junior Open #3
  • Tennis Manitoba Hub Junior Open #4
TMB Hubs
Aug. 8-11 WLTC Junior Open Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club


Click here for everything you need to know about qualifying for the 2024 Fischer Indoor Junior Nationals. The fact sheets for the upcoming junior nationals are below:





Tennis in Schools

See information on Tennis Manitoba school programs.

Tennis in Community Centres

Tennis Manitoba offers year round programming for kids and adults. No previous skills required! For more information contact Nash: For additional information, visit our community centres page.

 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.

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:

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:

  1. Safe Sport
  2. Fair Play
  3. Being a Sport Parent
  4. Getting Started: Kids Tennis
  5. Understanding the Competitive Environment
  6. Navigating the Player Pathway
  7. US College & Canadian University Tennis
  8. 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.

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.

Join the Rogers First Set Tour – Rookie, 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. 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.