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  • Summer Smash Team

Updated: Apr 17

Dear Summer Smash Students and Parents,

We hope everyone is keeping well during these difficult times. We are emailing to update you regarding our spring and summer programs for this year.

Spring and Summer Programs Update

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will be closed for the spring season that runs from late April to mid June. As of now, we plan to be open for the summer season that runs from mid June to late August. This may change as the situation continues to develop.

Summer Program and Private Lesson Registration

We expect to have a better idea of what summer programs will be offered at each location by the start of May. You cannot currently register for summer programs or private lessons, but should be able to do so closer to June, when the public health situation is more certain.

Safety

We feel lucky that tennis is a sport that is played at a distance and does not involve physical contact. While classes are not currently possible given social distancing recommendations, modifications to class sizes and teaching protocols will be made to meet public health guidelines in place during the summer months.

Staying Connected

The health of our students and the community at large is our primary concern. We have been monitoring the current situation carefully and will continue to do so in the coming weeks and months to keep you updated about how COVID-19 will be affecting our program offerings.

Please check our website (www.summersmashtennis.ca) for updates. And please feel free to email if you have any questions or concerns.

Take care and stay safe.

Sincerely,

The Summer Smash Tennis Team


The safety of our students is our number one priority

  • Summer Smash Team

At Summer Smash Tennis our goal is to prepare students so that they are given the foundation to excel as players for life. This foundation begins with learning proper stroke mechanics, footwork, and building eye-hand coordination. As students progress through our methodology they are able to scaffold their skills and build towards having a complete game.


We pride ourselves on our ability to teach the proper fundamentals of tennis through our extensive knowledge of technique. Our approach to learning is unique and sets us apart from others, because we make academy-style learning fun. We have blended our experiences as player and coaches, and the Tennis Canada teaching method, into a proprietary teaching methodology that is centred around learning clean technique in fun game-based settings.


We specialize in being able to break down each fundamental skill into several progressions. What this means is that a particular skill can be dissected into individual sections or stages. Each stage of the progression builds upon itself until the skill can be performed in its entirety.

When I first started playing tennis over 20 years ago this type of learning concept was entirely non-existent and to this day I always wish I had a chance to learn the fundamentals through these progressions. Teaching through progressions has become much more prevalent and it is something that we have mastered at Summer Smash Tennis.


Yours truly,

Coach Derek



Coach Raul and Coach Spencer at the Kits Beach courts!

  • Summer Smash Team

Updated: Mar 30, 2019

First and foremost we hope that you have all had an amazing start to the new year! Being a seasonal business it’s hard to stay in touch with everyone, but going forward we hope to change this. We aim to create a conversation that will inform and inspire our students to achieve their tennis goals and excel in their off-court endeavours.


Our team is passionate about tennis and and are good friends. This year, Marshall, Spencer, and Derek will be travelling to Paris to see the top Men and Women compete at the French Open! We will also be featuring new additions to our coaching team, new classes, new junior and adult tournaments, as well as the story behind Summer Smash. Check out Facebook and Instagram for news, contests, photos, and more information about our community.


If you have more questions or want more information about our classes, camps, or private lessons, please feel free to contact us directly on any of our social platforms. You can also direct your inquiries to our email - info@summersmashtennis.ca. Additionally, if there are any tennis-related topics that you would like us to cover in more detail, please let us know!



Yours truly, Coach Derek

There has been a lot going on at the Summer Smash headquarters the past few months and to keep you updated we will be posting on our blog every Friday. Have a great weekend and see you on the court soon!

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