Ontario Tennis

Ontario Tennis 2016/2017 | Spring 2016

Tennis, Ontario

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CHOOSING A JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP BAYVIEW VILLAGE TENNIS CAMP WILL BE ENTERING ITS 30TH YEAR OF OPERATION, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF PETER NIELSEN. WE ASKED PETER TO LIST HIS RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A TENNIS CAMP. How many tennis courts are at the club? How many courts does the camp have access to? What condition are the courts in? Is there a functional clubhouse at the facility with washrooms, tables, chairs, offices, phones? Is there access to first aid? 4 FACILITY What provisions does the camp make for rainy days? Does the camp offer make up time due to lost time for rain outs? 5 RAIN POLICY What are the hours the camp operates? Full Day? Half Day Morning,Half Day Afternoon? Does the camp offer extended hours, usually 8 am – 9am and 4pm – 6pm? Is there an extra fee for extended care? How much? Who supervises extended care? Is the camp generally focused on recreational tennis, high performance tennis or does it offer both? How much actual tennis will my child receive? 6 PROGRAMS Is the tennis camp located within close proximity of the child / parent who will deliver the child to the facility? Is it accessible by public transit? Are there drop off provisions? Parking? 1 LOCATION Is there a daily / weekly lesson program tailored to the various levels of the kids? Do students receive a written evaluation at the end of the week? Is there a Progressive Tennis systematic development system in place (red balls- mid court, orange balls – three quarters court, green balls – full court, tennis balls – full court developed technique). Is there weekly video review for students? Are students evaluated at the start of the week to be placed in the correct groupings. Are there opportunities to advance to other groups if the student is accelerating their progress? Does the camp conclude with a weekly closing presentation with input from the tennis director. Is the tennis director on site and available for consultation? 3 PROGRAM CURRICULUM Are all the tennis instructors certified by the O.T.A.? Are they current with today's teaching methodologies? Is there a high number of returning instructional staff or is there a high turnover rate? 2 PROFESSIONAL STAFF Progressive TENNIS BALLS! WooHoo! My instructor is CERTIFIED! 34 SPRING 2016 | TENNISONTARIO.com BY PETER NIELSEN Cheick out www.tennisontario.com/clubs/2016-summer-camp-guide OTA FEATURE

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