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Junior Tennis Lessons at Wanless Park

One of Toronto’s best-known Junior Tennis programs is run by our Head Pro, Arthur Wolf (Tennis Canada – Certified) Coach 2 and Club Pro 3, who will be returning for his 24th season with his team of certified instructors and assistants.

The Wanless Junior Lesson Program

The Wanless Junior Lesson Program is a comprehensive course that includes one of our lesson clinics scheduled throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall, a Wanless Tennis t-shirt and entry to the Saturday Morning Fun Program. The Junior Lesson Program culminates in participation in one of our Wanless Junior Tennis Teams. At Wanless Tennis, our pathway to success uses the principles of Progressive Tennis in all of our lesson programs. The program design includes a six-to-one student-to-instructor ratio target, and only qualified certified instructors are used.

2017 Teaching Staff. Left to Right, Front Row – Alec Walter, Sebastian Carruthers, Harry Wood and Arthur Wolf. Back Row – David McCall, Michael Gibbard-McCall, Megan Killeen, Ricky Chee and Dimmo Bakalov. Absent – Emily DiMonte

You can now join in the fun at our Wanless Juniors Facebook pageico-social-facebook-bl.

Tennis Clinics and Dates for 2017

There are 5 clinics run during our tennis season.

Clinic 1 begins the week of April 17 and runs over an 8-week period with one lesson per week. Lessons are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays and take place from 4 PM to 5 PM or from 5 PM to 6 PM.

Clinic 2 (June 19 – 30), Clinic 3 (July 17 – 28), and Clinic 4 (August 14 – 25) run for 8 consecutive weekdays over a 2-week period, starting on a Monday, and take place from 4 PM to 5 PM or from 5 PM to 6 PM.

Clinic 5 begins the week of September 4 and runs over an 8-week period with one lesson per week. Lessons are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays and take place from 4 PM to 5 PM or from 5 PM to 6 PM.

The High Performance option in Clinics 1 and 5 is 2 days a week, 2 hours per day for those players looking for more advanced instruction and playing time. This High Performance group will form the core of our Junior OTA Touring Team. The cost of this program is $300.

To see which level is appropriate for your child please consult our Progressive Tennis pages.

NOTE: The Junior Lesson Program fee of $120 is applied to the first clinic selected. All additional clinics for that child cost $105. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited. You must be a Junior Member to take part in the Junior Lesson Program.

Please register early as space is limited. You must be a member of the club to participate in the Junior Member Program.

REGISTER NOW


Clinic 1 consists of 1-hour lessons held over an 8-week period with 1 lesson per week starting the week of April 18th. The Junior Lesson Program also includes the ever popular Saturday Morning Fun Program at no extra cost.

Although every effort will be made to offer the scheduled classes, they are dependent on the weather and there are no rain dates scheduled for Clinic 1.

Clinic

Starts

Level of Play

Time

Clinic 1A

Mondays, starting Apr 17th

Tykes

4 PM – 5 PM

Intermediate SoldOutIndicator

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 1B

Tuesdays, starting Apr 18th

Tiny Tykes

4 PM – 5 PM

Novice

4 PM – 5 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Advanced

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 1C

Wednesdays, starting Apr 19th

Novice

4 PM – 5 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 1D

Thursdays, starting Apr 20st

Novice

4 PM – 5 PM

Advanced SoldOutIndicator

4 PM – 5 PM

Intermediate

5 PM – 6 PM

Tiny Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 1HP

Mondays & Wednesdays, starting Apr 17th

High Performance SoldOutIndicator

4 PM – 6 PM


Clinics 2 to 4 consist of a 1-hour lesson held on 8 consecutive weekdays starting on a Monday and ending on the Wednesday of the following week. The Junior Lesson Program also includes the ever popular Saturday Morning Fun Program at no extra cost.

Rain outs for Clinics 2 to 4 will be made up the following Friday.

Clinic

Dates

Level of Play

Time

Clinic 2

Jun 19th – 30th

Intermediate

4 PM – 5 PM

Advanced

4 PM – 5 PM

Tiny Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Novice

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 3

Jul 17th – 28th

Intermediate

4 PM – 5 PM

Advanced

4 PM – 5 PM

Tiny Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Novice

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 4

Aug 14th – 25th

Intermediate

4 PM – 5 PM

Advanced

4 PM – 5 PM

Tiny Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Novice

5 PM – 6 PM


Clinic 5 consists of 1-hour lessons held over an 8-week period with 1 lesson per week starting the week of September 5th. The Junior Lesson Program also includes the ever popular Saturday Morning Fun Program at no extra cost.

Although every effort will be made to offer the scheduled classes, they are dependent on the weather and there are no rain dates scheduled for Clinic 5.

Clinic

Starts

Level of Play

Time

Clinic 5A

Mondays, starting Sep 4th

Tykes

4 PM – 5 PM

Intermediate

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 5B

Tuesdays, starting Sep 5th

Tiny Tykes

4 PM – 5 PM

Novice

4 PM – 5 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Advanced

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 5C

Wednesdays, starting Sep 6th

Novice

4 PM – 5 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 5D

Thursdays, starting Sep 7th

Novice

4 PM – 5 PM

Advanced

4 PM – 5 PM

Tiny Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Intermediate

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 5HP

Mondays & Wednesdays, starting Sep 4th

High Performance

4 PM – 6 PM

To see which level is appropriate for your child please consult our Progressive Tennis pages.

REGISTER NOW

Please register early as space is limited. You must be a member of the club to participate in the Junior Member Program.

All Junior lesson programs this year are eligible for the Federal government’s Childrens’ Fitness Tax Credit. Tax Receipts are sent out to all eligible participants at the end of the season. HST is charged on all lessons, unless the child is under 15 years of age at the time of purchase, in which case there is no HST charged.

Tennis Club T-shirts

For those participating in the Junior Program, a club t-shirt is also included. Additional shirts will be available for $15.00 each or 2 for $25.00 after opening day.

 

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Wanless Tennis Junior Teams

Junior Team Tryouts will be held on Friday April 21st for those interested in playing on the Wanless Junior Teams.

junior team on stage at Rexall Centre

For additional lesson information contact Arthur Wolf, Head Pro.

Private Individual or Group Lessons

See the following page for private lesson information. Check this page if you’re wondering what level of instructor you might need.

Doug Philpott Children’s Tennis Fund

Philpott Fund logo graphic The Doug Philpott Children’s Tennis Fund is a charitable organization that teaches tennis and life skills to inner-city youth. Consider donating to help their worthwhile cause. $25 can send a child to camp for a week. You can add a $10 or $25 donation to your order whenever you register for any item at the Wanless On-line Store.