Tennis Instruction


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Register for Tennis Instruction!

Join us for Tennis instruction ranging from beginner to advanced levels!


Programs & Schedules:

Register For Specific Tennis Instruction Programs Below:

Location:

Athletic Centre (55 Harbord St., Toronto) - Field House Courts E2/ W3


Programs & Schedules

To register for and participate in programs individuals must be current U of T students who have paid the KPE athletic incidental fees or community members with a valid membership. Memberships must be valid until the end of the program. 

U of T students and members can also sign up for registered programs in the following ways:

  • Online at the tri-campus recreation website, recreation.utoronto.ca. Students, staff and faculty with a valid membership can login with a UTORid. Community members interested in registering for classes will need an account. Learn how to create your account at uoft.me/campusrec
  • If you require assistance, please contact the Main Office: email us at sportandrec@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-3436 x 0 during operational hours to speak to a member services representative.

Members who are on a waiting list and have been notified that a space has become available for themselves or their dependent can register in person at one of our customer service locations or online (recreation.utoronto.ca) if they have received a link via email. 

Please note: classes are not held on statutory holidays, long weekends or during reading week. Please refer to the hours of each facility for more information.

If you have any questions, please email us at sportandrec@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-3436 x 0 to speak to a member services representative during office hours.

  • Tennis Level I Foundation of Successful Tennis Pt1

  • Learn the proper technique that will enable you to progress and succeed at Tennis
  • A fun introductory class that will teach you the mechanics of hitting forehands, backhands, volleys, and serves
  • This course is for those who have never taken formal instruction, and provides you with a solid technical foundation for skills that are further developed in Level 2 and beyond
  • Level 1 and 2 operate as two halves of one course:  Level 1 is about learning and building the foundations of proper tennis skills and technique, and Level 2 further develops and strengthens these into successful full-court tennis
  • Equipment is provided
  • Register here

 

  • Tennis Level II Foundation of Successful Tennis Pt2

  • Tennis Level 2 focuses on developing and refining your technique and skills, continuing on from Level I
  • Have fun improving and strengthening the mechanics of your forehand, backhand, volleys, serve, while learning overheads and lobs as you transition to full-court play
  • This course is for those who have taken Level 1, or have taken tennis lessons or instructional clinics before
  • Level 1 and 2 operate as two halves of one course:  Level 1 is about learning and building the foundations of proper tennis skills and technique, and Level 2 further develops and strengthens these into successful full-court tennis
  • Equipment is provided
  • Register here
  • Becoming a Fully Rounded Tennis Player
  • Tennis Level 3 is for those who have taken Level 2, or have previously taken lessons or clinics and are able to hit forehands, backhands, volleys, overheads, and serves with proper mechanics and technique and sustain medium-paced rallies of at least 8 shots
  • This course will take the skills and technique learned in Level 2 and further develop your game by improving the consistency and pace of your shots
  • Add slice backhands and kick serves to your arsenal, and learn tactics and strategies for singles and doubles
  • Achieve good court positioning and coverage, in addition to solid consistency at medium to fast paced rallies, and begin to add power
  • Equipment is provided
  • Register here
  • Tennis Level IV is an advanced class for those who play regularly, are proficient in all strokes and want to fine-tune their game strategy.  Emphasis is on shot-making, court coverage and the application of winning tactics for singles and doubles.   Spin-on serves and ground strokes are covered in detail.

  • Register here

Keep improving your tennis skills with two hour clinics, designed to improve a specific skill at a time. Each clinic takes place in Field House 2 & 3 of the Athletic Centre. Each clinic is two hrs (divided into two days).

Clinic 1: Intermediate Doubles

Become a solid doubles player by improving your positioning, consistency, technique, teamwork, and tactics in order to win more points, games, and matches.  Classes will be taught with a combination of exercises, drills, and gameplay. This workshop is for players who have completed at least one Level 1 or Level 2 Tennis course at the Athletic Centre, or have a NTRP rating of 3.0 - 4.0.

Clinic 2: Level 1.5

Extend your Level 1 classes with these extra sessions designed to help you solidify the technique and mechanics you have learned in Level 1 and begin your transition to full-court play.

Clinic 3: Serve with Power

Clean up your first serve technique and increase its power.  This workshop focuses on improving the mechanics of your first serve that will enable you to develop greater pace, so you can win more points and hold serve more often.  Classes will be taught with a combination of drills, exercises, and gameplay.

This workshop is for players who have completed at least one Level 1 or Level 2 Tennis course at the Athletic Centre, or have a NTRP rating of 3.0 - 4.0.

Clinic 4: Serve with Spin

Develop your second serves (kick serves) and slice serves.  This workshop focuses on improving the mechanics and consistency of your spin serves, so you can serve with more variety and hold serve more often. Classes will be taught with a combination of drills, exercises, and gameplay. This workshop is for players who have completed at least one Level 1 or Level 2 Tennis course at the Athletic Centre, or have a NTRP rating of 3.0 - 4.0.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:10-11 a.m (Level 1)   10:10-11 a.m (Level 1)  

7:10-8 a.m. (Tennis Level I)

   
11:10 a.m. - noon ( Level I) 11:10 a.m. - noon (Tennis Level I) 11:10 a.m. - noon ( Level I)  

8:10- 9 a.m. (Tennis Level II)

   
12:10-1 p.m. (Tennis Level II) 12:10-1 p.m. (Tennis Level II) 12:10-1 p.m. (Tennis Level II)  

 

  12:10-1 p.m. (Tennis Level IV)
1:10-2 p.m. (Tennis Level II)

1:10-2 p.m. (Tennis Level III)

 

1:10-2 p.m. (Tennis Level II)

 

    1:10-2 p.m. (Tennis Level III)
 

3:10-4 p.m (Tennis Level 1)

 

 

3:10-4 p.m (Tennis Level 1)

    2:10-3 p.m. (Tennis Level I)
  4:05-4:55 p.m (Tennis Level 1)   4:05-4:55 p.m (Tennis Level 1)      
             
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:10-11:00 am  Intermediate Doubles   10:10-11:00 am  Intermediate Doubles        
11:10 am-12:00 pm Level 1.5   11:10 am-12:00 pm Level 1.5        
12:10-1:00 pm Serve with Power   12:10-1:00 pm Serve with Power        
             
  2:10-3:00pm Level 1.5   2:10-3:00pm Level 1.5      
  3:10-4:00pm Serve with Spin   3:10-4:00pm Serve with Spin      

 

  • Participants are asked to wear comfortable an appropriate athletic attire in all registered activities 
  • Athletic shoes with non-marking soles are required in activity areas