Top Tennis lessons for kids for 2023/2024

Find tennis lessons and programs for kids across Canada

Is your child a competitive tennis player? Or do they just play for fun? Either way, there are plenty of after-school and weekend tennis lessons and programs for them to work on their game. This includes both private and group lessons, which are offered for many different ages and levels of proficiency. Read more

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    Programs focusing on Tennis (3 results)

    These programs focus intensively on tennis, including focused lessons on specific aspects of the game.

    Apr 24 - Oct 14, 2023
    • North-York, Toronto
    • Age 3 to 18+ (Coed)
    • From $28

    Up your game with 1:1 tennis lessons with the best in the area. Available to both children and adults. Visit website

    Bayview Village Junior Tennis Camp283-192023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-01,58,3,347,74,programclass,coed,
    Sep 05 - Oct 16, 2023
    • North-York, Toronto
    • Age 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • From $360

    Junior tennis training for a 6-week fall session with award winning coaches. Visit website

    Bayview Village Junior Tennis Camp3604-182023-09-012023-10-01,58,3,347,74,programclass,coed,
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
    • From $18

    We teach many different levels, starting from beginner to professional tournament prep. Visit website

    MC Academy of Tennis183-182023-09-012023-10-01,58,3,347,programclass,coed,

    Programs with Tennis, session dates TBD

    Find tennis lessons near you

    Tennis lessons are held at tennis clubs throughout the country. Ideally, you’ll want to find lessons that aren’t too far away. Below, we list tennis lessons offered in several different locations. 

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    Other ways to work on your tennis game

    In addition to after-school and weekend tennis programs, there are other options available to your child. For instance, you might consider some of the following:

    Schools with tennis programs: mostly middle and high schools with tennis programs. 

    Camps focusing on tennis: summer camps with an intensive tennis program.

    Tennis day camps: day camps offering tennis as an activity.

    Residential tennis camps: overnight camps offering tennis as an activity.

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    In addition to tennis, your child may enjoy other sports. Luckily, there are enough sports programs to satisfy even the biggest of sports nuts. We list some of these below.

    Basketball programs can be a fun way to improve fitness, compete with other kids, make friends, and learn skills. They develop skills important for many sports, such as footwork, hand-eye coordination, defensive and offensive positioning, and focus and awareness. They also teach basketball-specific skills such as shooting, passing, rebounding, dribbling, and defense.

    Baseball programs are offered at many different levels and provide fun and competition for kids interested in this sport. They teach skills such as throwing, catching, hitting, running the bases, and much more.

    Soccer programs are a nice way to have fun, do lots of running, build up endurance, and work on your game. They can also provide plenty of social opportunities as well.

    Golf lessons are a great way to improve your game in this challenging sport. Whether you’re looking for group or private lessons, you’ll learn a number of crucial skills, including driving, chipping, putting, and hitting out of the rough and sand bunkers.

    Gymnastics camps encourage agility and flexibility. Working with a dedicated gymnastics instructor young tennis players can develop a better range of movement in their body. 

    Skills learned in tennis lessons

    Tennis lessons, whether in a group or one-one, teach a wide range of skills. Some of the skills your child will learn and improve in tennis lessons include the following:

    • Serving: the basics and finer features of the overhand serve, first and second serves, foot positioning, etc.
    • Ground strokes: forehands, backhands, ball striking, hitting with pace, ball placement, court positioning, spins, etc.
    • Volleying: playing at the net. When to come to the net, overhand smashes, drop shots, etc.
    • Footwork and positioning: where to stand on the court, return of serve, moving around on the court, strategy, etc. 

    Your child may also learn the following:

    • Rules of tennis: the scoring system, the serving system, double faults, tiebreakers, etc.
    • Doubles: playing on a team with a partner. Strategies and positioning for this type of tennis.
    • Codes of conduct: attire, acknowledging “lucky breaks,” acknowledging good shots or rallys, picking balls up, playing “let points,” etc.  
    • Sportsmanship: how to not get too caught up in the competition and enjoy the sport for the fun of it.
    • Focus: like all sports, tennis is as much mental as physical and requires great concentration to compete at the highest levels.

    Six benefits of tennis programs for kids

    Here's a look at some of the advantages of giving kids tennis lessons.

    A good workout

    The most obvious benefit of tennis lessons is that they're a good workout. Along with training drills and warm up exercises, practice matches can be intense. As you run around the court to gain an advantage over your opponent, the full cardiopulmonary system gets a workout. You engage arms, legs, and your core

    Improved hand-eye coordination

    As a speedy ball sport, tennis develops kids' hand-eye coordination. Lessons develop players’ agility through court movement. Over time, they develop quicker reaction times.

    Boosted confidence

    Lessons build confidence. Kids learn to deal with the stress of tennis play. In tennis lessons, they play in front of peers and coaches. The setting is supportive, giving them a good experience with playing in front of an audience. Over the course of lessons, kids learn, and they recognize their progress.


    Tennis teachers instill lessons in respect of other players and the sport itself. Coaches will ensure that students treating others fairly. These lessons carry over to other areas of life.

    Individual attention

    Dedicated mentorship allows students to feel more valued. Teachers can give individual attention to serving skills or the backhand, for example.

    Guidance under professional coaches

    Another benefit of tennis programs is that they're often led by professionals. They can offer strategies or tips to improve your game. Personalized drills allow players to learn techniques faster. Pros advise on serving the ball better or anticipating where the ball will go next.

    Learn more about tennis and its benefits: 

    Tennis for beginners

    Tennis benefits

    Finding the right program

    A good starting point for finding the right program is the Our Kids Camp and Program Expo, held every year in the winter. At the expo, you can meet with the staff of many different camps and programs, including those offering tennis, and get your questions answered. 

    You may also find other Our Kids resources helpful in choosing a camp or program:

    How to choose a camp

    Sports programs

    Camp and program guide

    Questions to ask tennis programs

    It’s important to visit any program you’re seriously considering. Meet with their directors and tennis staff. Make sure to speak with coaches and instructors. 

    You’ll want to ask plenty of questions. Here are some to get you started:

    • What training and experience do the instructors have?
    • What skills will my child learn?
    • What is your approach to teaching tennis?
    • How much individual instruction will my child get, if any?
    • How much group instruction will my child get, if any?
    • How much court time will they get?
    • Will they play singles, doubles, or both?
    • Will my child participate in tennis tournaments?
    • Will my child need to bring any equipment besides a tennis racquet?
    • Are you affiliated with any professional organizations such as the ATP or USTA?
    • What training facilities and equipment do you have?
    • What kinds of drills do you do?
    • Do you offer fitness training?
    • What do you do when the weather is bad (if the program uses outdoor courts)?

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many Tennis lessons for kids are there?
    There are 3 programs specializing in Tennis. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.

    What are the fees to attend Tennis lessons for kids?
    Fees for Tennis lessons for kids range from $18 to $360 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

    What age do Tennis lessons for kids start at?
    There are programs available for children aged 3 through 19.

    Where can parents meet with Tennis lessons for kids?
    Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.

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