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Marpole Oakridge Community Centre

Summer Programs | Community Centre

Registration takes place through the City of Vancouver's online recreation and activity registry

Registration is open

Mini Aces Camp (6-7.6yrs)

Start or continue learning the fundamentals of tennis in a positive environment. This fun half day camp focuses on developing a tennis foundation, including fundamental movement, tracking, and racquet skills. Students enjoy various activities that encourage the development of motor skills and physical literacy.


Student Background

  • Has some or no experience in tennis

  • Beginning to develop technique for groundstrokes


Development Focus

  • Develop fundamental forehand and backhand technique

  • Develop timing of swing with bounce of ball

  • Develop ball tracking skills

  • Develop a love for tennis in a positive environment

5 sessions | $115



August 26-30

Junior Fundamentals + Aces Camp (7.6-10yrs)

Develop a strong tennis foundation in a fun and supportive environment. This half day camp is designed for beginners AND players with experience. Students will develop their skills each week through high energy, game-based lessons that follow the Summer Smash Progression. Students will be grouped according to age and skill to ensure appropriate level of challenge and progress.


Student Background

Beginning or continuing to:

  • Develop or refine technique for groundstrokes

  • Develop consistency rallying in the ½ court to full court settings

  • Develop technique for serve


Development Focus

  • Continue to develop groundstroke technique

  • Improve ability to rally with limited use of or no self-rallies

  • Become familiar with shot-cycle

  • Develop proper serve technique fundamentals

  • Develop a love for tennis in a positive environment

5 sessions | $258.75



August 26-30

Key Information


  • 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 Marpole Oakridge Community Centre

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

  • Students are expected to wear sunscreen and a hat, and bring water

  • 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 classes Monday, July 3, 2023 (Canada Day) 

  • No classes Monday, August 7, 2023 (B.C. Day)

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

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