Whether you have never played tennis before or are aspiring to be a competitive player, we designed a pathway for players to achieve their personal goals. Using a game based approach to coaching, players learn technique and fundamental skills while playing games. We continuously monitor all students progress to ensure they have a positive experience.
Our junior programs are aligned to meet the physical, tactical, technical and psychological guidelines of Tennis Canada's Long Term Athlete Development model.
We believe the success of any junior is having a strong relationship between coach, player and parent.
The AFTC FUNdamentals programs are designed for juniors ages 4-16. It is the perfect program for players to learn the basics of tennis - serve, rally and score to be able to play a sport for life. As a player progresses from one stage to another, more advanced techniques and ball control skills are introduced.
The AFTC academy programs are designed to give players who have made the commitment and met the required competencies, an opportunity to train to develop the skills necessary to compete at a regional, provincial and national level. Players can access the academy programs by invitation, try out days, or by applying to be assessed by the coaching staff. Contact Rufus Nel for further information about the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How old does my child need to be to take lessons?
We accept children into our programs aged 4 years and up.
Q. Does my child need their own racket?
We provide all the equipment.
Q. How much do lessons cost?
Lessons vary between $7 to $16 per week depending on the program and length of the class. We do have a policy that we do not refuse any child into our programs. If you require financial assistance please contact Rufus at [email protected]
Q. Does my child need to be a member?
No, we are a community tennis center. There is no membership required to play or participate in programs.
Q. Do the kids do any fitness?
We are proud of our philosophy that every kid should learn to move like an athlete. We allocate a portion of every lesson to teach correct footwork skills required for tennis and other sports and meet the required competencies. Also included is an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to compete at a regional, provincial and national level. Players can access the academy programs by invitation, try out days or by applying to be assessed by the coaching staff. Contact Rufus Nel for further information about the program.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 10:00pm
Friday to Sunday: 8:30am - 8:00pm