Whether you have never played tennis before or are aspiring to be a competitive player, we have designed a pathway for players to achieve their personal goals. Using a game-based approach to coaching, we encourage players to 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 that success comes from 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 promote playing the 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 for players who have made a commitment to tennis and met the required competencies. Players will 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 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. By the end of each program, players will meet the required competencies for the next level. They will alos get the 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
If no courts are booked, we may close early.
The Abony Family Tennis Centre will be closed until further notice.