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.
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|
|October 30th, 31st & November 6th, 7th||2021 Fall Indoor Junior Championship||Taylor Tennis Club|
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.
2021 Provincial Team roster:
1. Andrew Hamm
2. Lennox Wolke
3. Mitch Pollack
4. Andrew Earle
5. Gabriela Rzeszutek
6. Yelena Travica
7. Nathan Strauss
8. Natalina Zappia
1. Sneh Vyas
2. Max Peters
3. Evan Deeley
4. Bodin Senkowsky
5. Ashley Schneider
6. Aarav Sharma
7. Eric Wang
8. Michael Wang
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.
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)
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.
- Tennis Manitoba Hub @ Deer Lodge
- Kildonan Tennis Club
- Norwood Community Centre
- Taylor Tennis Club
- Tennis U
- Tuxedo Tennis Club
- Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club
- Winnipeg Winter Club
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.
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.