Kerrisdale Community Centre | Spring Programs

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Mini Fundamentals (5.0-6.11 yrs)

Learn tennis this spring! Prepare your child to excel at tennis and sport with lessons that focus on developing fundamental movement and proprioception. We have fun developing students’ movement, tracking, and racquet skills. An emphasis is placed on learning how to develop coordination and cooperation skills in a group setting.

Student Background

  • Has some or no experience in tennis

  • Beginning to develop racket control

 

Development Focus

  • Develop a love for tennis and sport in a positive environment

  • Develop and integrate reception and projection skills for movement and tracking 

  • Develop full-motion groundstrokes with modern technique

  • Develop cooperative and competitive rally skills

8 sessions | $150

Tuesday

4:00pm-4:45pm

May 4-June 22

Thursday

4:00pm-4:45pm

May 6-June 24

Junior Fundamentals (7.0-9.11 yrs)

Young beginners with little or no experience are introduced to the game through high energy, game-based lessons that use the ½ stage of the progressive tennis model.  An emphasis is placed on inspiring a love for the game while building a strong technical foundation.

Student Background

  • Has some or no experience in tennis

  • Beginning to develop technique for groundstrokes

  • Developing ability to rally consistently (10+) from service line

 

Development Focus

  • Develop a love for tennis and sport in a positive environment

  • Develop and integrate reception and projection skills for movement and tracking 

  • Develop full-motion groundstrokes with modern technique

  • Develop cooperative and competitive rally skills

 

Student Groupings

  • Students will be split into small groups based on age and skill

8 sessions | $200

Monday

4:00pm-5:00pm

May 3-June 21

Wednesdsay

4:00pm-5:00pm

May 5-June 23

Saturday

10:30am-11:30am

May 8-June 26

Junior Aces (7.0-9.11 yrs)

Young players with some experience continue to develop their skills through high energy, game-based lessons that use the ½ stage of the progressive tennis model.  An emphasis is placed on inspiring a love for the game while building a strong technical foundation.

Student Background

  • In the process of refining technique for groundstrokes

  • In the process of developing correct movement and positioning 

  • Can rally consistently from service line or farther (¾ court or baseline)

 

Development Focus

  • Develop a love for tennis and sport in a positive environment

  • Develop and integrate reception and projection skills for movement and tracking 

  • Develop full-motion groundstrokes with modern technique

  • Develop cooperative and competitive rally skills

 

Student Groupings

  • Students will be split into small groups based on age and skill

8 sessions | $250

Tuesday

5:00pm-6:15pm

May 4-June 22

Friday

4:00pm-5:15pm

May 7-June 25

Youth Fundamentals (10.0-13.11 yrs)

Young beginners with little or no experience are introduced to the game through high energy, game-based lessons that use the ½ stage of the progressive tennis model.  An emphasis is placed on inspiring a love for the game while building a strong technical foundation.

Student Background

  • Has some or no experience in tennis

  • Beginning to develop technique for groundstrokes

  • Still developing ability to rally consistently (10+) from service line

 

Development Focus

  • Develop a love for tennis and sport in a positive environment

  • Develop and integrate reception and projection skills for movement and tracking 

  • Develop full-motion groundstrokes with modern technique

  • Develop cooperative and competitive rally skills

 

Student Groupings

  • Students will be split into small groups based on age and skill 

8 sessions | $200

Monday

5:15pm-6:15pm

May 3-June 21

Wednesday

5:15pm-6:15pm

May 5-June 23

Saturday

11:45am-12:45pm

May 8-June 26

Youth Aces (10.0-13.11 yrs)

Young players with some experience continue to develop their skills through high energy, game-based lessons that use the ½ stage of the progressive tennis model.  An emphasis is placed on inspiring a love for the game while building a strong technical foundation.

Student Background

  • In the process of refining technique for groundstrokes

  • In the process of developing correct movement and positioning 

  • Can rally consistently from service line or farther (¾ court or baseline)

 

Development Focus

  • Develop a love for tennis and sport in a positive environment

  • Develop and integrate reception and projection skills for movement and tracking 

  • Develop full-motion groundstrokes with modern technique

  • Develop cooperative and competitive rally skills

 

Student Groupings

  • Students will be split into small groups based on age and skill 

8 sessions | $250

Thursday

5:00pm-6:15pm

May 6-June 24

Friday

5:30pm-6:45pm

May 7-June 25

Teen Beginner (13.0-17.11yrs) 

Teens with little or no experience are introduced to the game through high energy, game-based lessons with an eventual progression to rally and play within the full court setting  An emphasis is placed on inspiring a love for the game while building a strong technical foundation.

Student Background

  • Has some or no experience in tennis

  • Beginning to develop technique for groundstrokes

  • Still developing ability to rally consistently (10+) from service line

 

Development Focus

  • Develop a love for tennis and sport in a positive environment

  • Develop and integrate reception and projection skills for movement and tracking 

  • Develop full-motion groundstrokes with modern technique

  • Develop cooperative and competitive rally skills

 

Student Groupings

  • Students will be split into small groups based on age and skill

8 sessions | $250

Tuesday

6:30pm-7:45pm

May 5-June 22

Teen Intermediate (13.0-17.11yrs) 

Take your game to the next level! Teen Intermediate serves as an opportunity for more experienced students (>12 months of play) to refine their technical and tactical skills. Through game-based learning, students will improve upon their ability to play within cooperative and competitive settings. Skilled younger players may enrol in this class upon request.

Student Background

  • In the process of refining technique for groundstrokes

  • In the process of developing correct movement and positioning 

  • Can rally consistently (10+) from the ¾ court or baseline 

 

Development Focus

  • Improve technical and tactical skills in a full court setting

  • Develop cooperative and competitive rally skills in different phases of play

  • Develop a love for tennis and sport in a positive environment

  • Develop and integrate reception and projection skills for movement and tracking 

 

Student Groupings

  • Students will be split into small groups based on age and skill 

8 sessions | $250

Thursday

6:30pm-7:45pm

May 6-June 24

Adult Beginner (18+yrs) 

Learn how to play tennis this spring! This course provides an introduction to the game with an eventual progression to rally and play within the full court setting. This class will be taught by Directors, Spencer and Marshall Mackoff with a low student to coach ratio.

Student Background

  • New to tennis or;

  • In the process of developing complete technique for groundstrokes

  • Still developing ability to rally consistently from service line 

 

Development Focus

  • Develop a love for tennis and sport in a positive environment

  • Develop and integrate reception and projection skills for movement and tracking 

  • Develop full-motion groundstrokes with modern technique

  • Develop cooperative and competitive rally skills

15 sessions | $750

Mon + Wed

6:30pm-7:45pm

May 3-June 23

Adult Intermediate Clinic (18+yrs) 

Take your game to the next level! An opportunity for players with some experience with the game (2.5 – 3.5 NTRP rating) to refine their technical and tactical skills for doubles.  Through game-based learning, students will improve their ability to play within cooperative and competitive settings. This class will be taught by Directors, Spencer Mackoff and Derek Lau with a low student to coach ratio.

Development Focus

  • Refine and integrate reception and projection skills for movement and tracking 

  • Refine and integrate modern groundstrokes technique

  • Refine and integrate modern volley technique

  • Develop cooperative and competitive rally skills for all phases of play

  • Develop strategic awareness for singles and doubles

 

Student Background

  • In the process of refining technique for groundstrokes and volleys

  • In the process of developing correct movement and positioning 

  • Can rally consistently from baseline

  • Has some experience volleying at the net

8 sessions | $480

Friday

1:00pm-2:30pm

May 7-June 25

Key Information

Kerrisdale tennis camps

www.kerrrisdalecc.com

604-257-8100

Logistics

  • All students MUST print off our activity waiver found on our website and bring a signed copy to the FIRST class

  • Lessons take place at Elm Park (43rd Ave and Larch)

  • Students are expected to bring their own rackets and dress in athletic attire with athletic shoes

  • In the case of rainy or questionable weather, classes may be cancelled. The instructor will contact you. Refunds will be issued at the end of the session.

  • No class May 20th

Learning Environment

  • A safe, non-judgmental space for students and staff

  • Tennis Canada Certified Coaches

  • Max student to teacher ratio of 6:1

  • Progressive tennis method and equipment used

  • Teaching model encourages learning through play

  • Integrated perception training 

  • An emphasis on fun, activity, and challenge

  • Sensitive to distinct emotional and learning needs