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. Certifications including First Aid & CPR do not require membership to register. 

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.

  • 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 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 

  • Register here
  • Tennis Level 4 is for advanced players who have either taken Level 3 previously or have a NTRP rating of at least 4.0 

  • This course will take further develop your power *and* consistency in all your shots, during both gameplay and rally situations 

  • Level 4 is intended for players who have already learned a full complement of technically sound shots and strokes -- including forehands, backhands, slice backhands, volleys, overheads, flat serves, and kick serves -- and are looking to fine-tune their game 

  • Emphasis will be on optimizing your shots for peak execution during gameplay situations 

  • Register here
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  10:10-11 a.m. (Tennis Level I)   10:10-11 a.m. (Tennis Level I)

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

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

9:10-10 a.m. (Tennis Level III)

  12:10-1 p.m. (Tennis Level I)
 

 

 

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

 

    1:10-2 p.m. (Tennis Level IV)
 

 

 

2:10-3 p.m. (Tennis Level III)

 

 

    2:10-3 p.m. (Tennis Level II)
  • 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