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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 26th 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.

2019 Teaching Staff

You can now join in the fun at our Wanless Juniors Facebook page

Tennis Clinics and Dates for 2019

There are 5 clinics run during our tennis season.

Clinic 1 begins the week of April 15 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 17), Clinic 3 (July 15), and Clinic 4 (August 12) are held over a 2-week period, Monday through Thursday each week (with each Friday as a rain date), and take place from 4 PM to 5 PM or from 5 PM to 6 PM.

Clinic 5 begins the week of September 2 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 $370.

This year we are adding a High Performance Compete program, which will be by invitation only. This program will run for 2 hours on Tuesdays during Clinics 1 and 5 and will cost $190. To be considered for the High Performance Compete program a child should be actively playing OTA Tournaments and training indoor during the winter. To be considered please contact Arthur Wolf, Head Pro.

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

NOTE: The Junior Lesson Program fee of $135 is applied to the first clinic selected. All additional clinics for that child cost $125. 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 15. 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.

Clinic

Starts

Level of Play

Time

finished image Clinic 1A

Mondays, starting April 15

Tykes

4 PM – 5 PM

Intermediate

5 PM – 6 PM

finished image Clinic 1B

Tuesdays, starting April 16

Tiny Tykes

4 PM – 5 PM

Novice

4 PM – 5 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Advanced SoldOutIndicator

5 PM – 6 PM

finished image Clinic 1C

Wednesdays, starting April 17

Novice

4 PM – 5 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

finished image Clinic 1D

Thursdays, starting April 18

Novice

4 PM – 5 PM

Advanced

4 PM – 5 PM

Tiny Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Intermediate

5 PM – 6 PM

finished image Clinic 1HP

Mondays & Wednesdays, starting April 15

High Performance SoldOutIndicator

4 PM – 6 PM

finished image Clinic 1HPC

Tuesdays, starting April 16

HP Compete (invitation only)

4 PM – 6 PM


Clinics 2 to 4 consist of a 1-hour lesson held on Monday through Thursday (with Fridays as a raindate) for 2 weeks. The Junior Lesson Program also includes the ever popular Saturday Morning Fun Program at no extra cost.

Raindates for Clinics 2 to 4 will be held on Friday of each week if required.

Clinic

Starts

Level of Play

Time

finished image Clinic 2

June 17
Monday to Thursday for 2 weeks

Intermediate

4 PM – 5 PM

Advanced

4 PM – 5 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Tiny Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Novice

5 PM – 6 PM

finished image Clinic 3

July 15
Monday to Thursday for 2 weeks

Intermediate

4 PM – 5 PM

Advanced

4 PM – 5 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Tiny Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Novice

5 PM – 6 PM

finished image Clinic 4

August 12
Monday to Thursday for 2 weeks

Intermediate

4 PM – 5 PM

Advanced

4 PM – 5 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Tiny 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 2. 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.

Clinic

Starts

Level of Play

Time

Clinic 5A

Mondays, starting September 2

Tykes

4 PM – 5 PM

Intermediate SoldOutIndicator

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 5B

Tuesdays, starting September 3

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 September 4

Novice

4 PM – 5 PM

Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 5D

Thursdays, starting September 5

Intermediate

4 PM – 5 PM

Advanced

4 PM – 5 PM

Tiny Tykes

5 PM – 6 PM

Novice

5 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 5HP

Mondays & Wednesdays, starting September 2

High Performance

4 PM – 6 PM

Clinic 5HPC

Tuesdays, starting September 3

HP Compete (invitation only)

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.

HST is charged on all purchases, except where the child is under 15 years of age at the time of purchase.

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 in April 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.