Have a mini Roger Federer or Serena Williams in the house? Or maybe your kids just like to whack the ball around. Tennis BC Hub welcomes newbies and experienced players alike for camps that emphasize skill building, fun and social connection.
Tennis BC Hub is your community home for public tennis in the Lower Mainland, a collective of tennis courts and centres in the Lower Mainland operated by Tennis BC, BC’s official governing body for the sport of tennis. They offer classes for 3-18 year olds as well as summer camps for kids aged 6-12.
Summer Tennis Camps for Kids
All their camps use the “Progressive Tennis” system of modified courts and balls designed for the age and/or skill level of the players. Scale appropriate learning is used by many other sports including T-Ball and mini-soccer. Tennis is learned faster and more easily through this system.
All camps also include a physical development component heavily focused on developing FUNdamental movement skills through various FUN off-court games and activities.
Summer camps take place from 9 am to 12 pm, or 1 pm to 4 pm, Monday to Friday at the Richmond or Stanley Park locations and cost $225/week.
Tennis Camps – Red, 6-7 yrs
Players are introduced to tennis through a fun, active and engaging environment. Using progressive tennis, players will fall in love with the sport using a low-compression ball on a red court. A variety of modified games will be used to emphasize the development of fundamental movement and motor skills.
Tennis Camps – Orange, 8-9 yrs
New to tennis, or moving from Red Tennis, players learn how to serve, rally, score and play at the net on the ¾ court using an orange low compression ball (50% slower ball). Players begin to develop the love of play and competition as they are introduced to the rules of the game in a fun and enjoyable learning environment. A variety of modified games will be used to emphasize the development of fundamental movement and motor skills.
Tennis Camps – Green, 10+
New to tennis, or moving from Orange ¾ court, players learn how to serve, rally, score and play at the net on a regulation sized court with a low compression ball (25% slower ball). Singles and doubles tactics are introduced as players are taken through a progression of skill building activities that speed up learning. Team tennis match play will be incorporated on the last day of camp.
Tennis Camps – Yellow, 11 +
New to tennis, or looking to build on the skills previously acquired, players transition to full court regular ball tennis in a fun, active and engaging environment. Players continue to develop all court skills, while learning to improve direction and height control, serve with better power and control, return serves, and approach and play net with volleys and overheads. Team tennis match play will be incorporated on the last day of camp.
This post is sponsored by the Tennis BC Hub
The Tennis BC Hub @Richmond features 4 indoor tennis courts and an indoor tennis lounge. This location offers accessible and inclusive indoor tennis programming for all ages and levels, public indoor court bookings, and tournaments. Their aim is to make tennis accessible and inclusive throughout the community. For info call 604-737-3086, ext. 201. clubspark.ca/TBCHubRichmond