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NEW INFORMATION ON A 2020 WINTER TENNIS PROGRAM FOR JUNIORS STARTING SOON.

*WINTER JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM*
VERNON TENNIS ASSOCIATION/PREDATOR RIDGE
WINTER JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM
(this can also be viewed on the Junior Tennis page)

Joint Program with the VTA and Predator Ridge
As in the Fall, the VTA and Predator Ridge are working together in a joint venture to provide the opportunity for young tennis players to take part in the developmental Tennis Canada Program.
Location
The indoor tennis facility at Predator Ridge.
Duration of the program
The schools are back in session on January 6, 2020. The program will commence on the week of January 13, 2020 and will conclude during the week of March 9, 2020; the week prior to spring break. The lessons will run for one hour, once a week for 9 weeks.
Lessons
While the lessons will be group lessons, the maximum number of players in a group will be four. This this enables individual coaching plus gives the opportunity to the players to play tennis.
Cost
The cost of the program, for each age group, will be $108. This works out to be $12 per session for a player.  It is asked that the payment for the program be made at the first lesson at Predator Ridge by credit, debit, or cash.
Age groups
The age groupings will be:
5 to 7 – Red ball – development of the basic fundamentals – ¼ court is used.
8 and 9 – Orange ball – An emphasis on fundamentals along with developing all strokes including serving. ½ court is used.
10 to 12 – Green ball – Consistency with all strokes and the development strategies – full court is used.
13 to 17 – Yellow ball – Consistency of strokes, rallying and strategies in both singles and doubles.
The above age groupings are guidelines. Experienced players will have the opportunity to be advanced into a higher age group when they are ready with the goal of developing the skills and knowledge for playing competitive tennis. This would only be done after parental consultation.
Lesson schedule
The lessons will be held after school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
*For further information about the lesson schedule and registration please contact Graham Cooper at graham_cooper@shaw.ca *


The 2019 VTA Outdoor Tennis Season is finished.
Keep informed by clicking on the Bi-monthly Newsletters below
The VTA Board of Directors wish you all a very enjoyable and safe winter season.  We thank you for your continued support of Vernon’s only public tennis association, where everyone has the opportunity to be involved in participating and promoting tennis in Vernon and area.  See you all next April – keep checking the website and the bi-monthly Newsletters.

VTA NEWSLETTERS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE

– click on the link below
VTA Newsletter December 2019
VTA Newsletter October 2019
VTA Newsletter August 2019
VTA Newsletter June 2019
VTA Newsletter April 2019
VTA Newsletter February 2019

The VTA Newsletter is published bi-monthly all year long. Read it to keep in touch with what’s happening in tennis, even in the winter.  Your input is important.  If you have something to contribute to the Newsletters (i.e. interesting tennis fact, tennis news of interest to our members, tennis and healthy life-style news, etc.), please use our “Contact Us” icon and email it to our Newsletter staff.

VTA SINGLES TENNIS LADDER – NEW!

The Vernon Tennis Association has started a Singles Ladder.   This will provide an opportunity for those players interested in competing in singles matches to be ranked according to their results.  Check out the new VTA SINGLES TENNIS LADDER on the Website Menus – learn about the registration process and the rules.  You must be a VTA Member to participate in the ladder.


2020 Memberships will be available on-line in April 2020. Please try to attend the Annual General Meeting on April 15, 2020.  Put it on your calendar NOW.  Learn what is new for the 2020 tennis season.