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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. 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.

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

Provincial Team
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

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.

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 skill level. 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.

2021 Rogers Rookie Tour Schedule

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: rfkennedy61@gmail.com

Date Time Location
Sept. 24, 2021 5:30-7:00 p.m. TMB Hub @ Deer Lodge
Sept. 25, 2021 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. TMB Hub @Deer Lodge

For more information or to register, please contact:

Robert Kennedy


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.

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:

  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 Safesport 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.