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.
- Deer Lodge Tennis Club
- 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.
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.
2019 Rogers Rookie Tour Schedule
|Friday, May 10||6:00-7:30 pm||Taylor Tennis Club|
|Saturday, June 16||2:00-5:00 pm||Tuxedo Tennis Club|
|Sunday, June 17||10:00 am-2:00 pm||Constable Finney School|
|Sunday, June 23||2:00-5:00 pm||Kildonan Tennis Club|
|Sunday, July 7||2:00-5:00 pm||Tuxedo Tennis Club|
|Saturday, July 13||1:00-4:00 pm||Sargent Park Tennis Club|
|Wednesday, July 17||2:00-5:00 pm||Victoria Beach Tennis Club|
|Friday, July 19||1:00-4:00 pm||Deer Lodge Tennis Club|
|Wednesday, August 7||2:00-5:00 pm||Victoria Beach Tennis Club|
|Friday, August 9||1:00-4:00 pm||Deer Lodge Tennis Club|
|Friday, August 30||1:00-4:00 pm||Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club|
|October – TBA||TBA||Winnipeg Winter Club|
|November – TBA||TBA||Winnipeg Winter Club|
|December – TBA||TBA||Winnipeg Winter Club|
|Saturday, February 8, 2020||10:00 am – 2:00 pm||7Oaks School Division|
For more information or to register, please contact:
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:
- 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.