Junior Tennis Program


Contributor:  Lisa VanderVelde, The Morning Star



The Vernon Tennis Association 2018 JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM will run on Monday mornings – July 16, 23, and 30 plus August 13, 20, and 27. (August 6 is the holiday).   The program will be in two sessions: 9:00 to 10:30 for children 6 to 9 and 10:30 to 12:00 for children 10 to 12+ (+ at the discretion of Coach Leiva).   FEE per child:  $50.00.

All sessions will be held at PADDLEWHEEL PARK tennis courts (Okanagan Landing Road, Vernon BC).

The instructor is Ricardo Leiva.  He will base the program on the Tennis Canada program that involves team tennis. This will involve instruction and playing.

Message from Coach Ricardo Leiva:

Congratulations on thinking of signing up your child to the VTA Summer Junior Tennis League. This is an exciting tennis program that provides participants with the opportunity to combine practice and play, with a focus on skill development through match play.

Below is the league structure of this 6-week session: 

Week #1 (July 16): Assessment of the playing level for the purpose of establishing balanced teams.

Week #2 (July 23): Introduction of playing formats

Week #3 (July 30): Scrimmaging – the players will be divided into 4 teams and we’ll do a trial run and re-balancing if necessary.

No league on August 6 – BC Day long weekend

Week #4-6 Combined (Aug. 13, 20 & 27): The league will begin in week 4 with all teams having their distinctive team shirts! Each team will play against each other once during the last 3 sessions.

Since this program operates as a team-oriented league, it is very important that you ensure your child’s participation every week for the full 6 weeks.

*You may register your child(ren) on-line this season*   Go here to complete the form and continue on through the PayPal sequence.  You do not have to have a PayPal account to complete payment.  You may use Visa or MasterCard.