Junior Program and Camps

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MPTC provides a modern tennis program experience for children 4 – 17 years of age.

 

We offer:

  • a spring program, starting in May and running to the end of June, 

  • a Summer Camp, in July and August, and

  • a fall program in September.

Once parents have a Court Reserve account, (as a club member or a non-member guardian) and have bought their children a Junior or Daytime Junior membership for the year, they will be able to register their children for programs online, through the Events feature in Court Reserve. 

New accounts for Non-members Guardians and Daytime Junior Memberships for children new to the club will be available from mid-March on.  

The Club posts the signups on Court Reserve as soon as they are ready. 

If you have any questions that aren't answered below, please contact Matt Baccarani.

 
Tiny Tots Instructional
  • For children aged 4 - 6.

  • Focuses on basic racquet skills, footwork and building a love for tennis.

  • Uses a progressive tennis system (red balls, mini nets).


Recreational Program
  • For players with little to moderate tennis experience.

  • Focuses on the fundamentals of the game.

  • Emphasis on racquet skills, footwork, the value of sportsmanship and fun.

  • Age groups,  7 - 11 (Beginners) and 12 -17 (Teen) will be separated into age and ability appropriate groups                                                                                                   

Competitive Program
  • For players with 3 or more training, who play on our Junior team or in OTA tournaments.

  • Age groups, 7-11 (Hot Shots) and 12-17 (Teens) will be separated into age and ability appropriate groups.

  • This program will have limited space so please register as early as possible.

Details: 
  • All participants must be members of MPTC (Daytime Junior Memberships are available now for returning kids and starting on March 7 for kids new to the club.

  • Spring session runs for 7 weeks: Saturday May 7 - Monday June 27th

  • No classes on Victoria Day weekend, (Saturday May 21st or Monday May 23rd)

  • Runs between 4- 6 PM, Monday - Thursday, with a Saturday option between 9:30- 11:30 for the Tiny Tots and Recreational programs

  • All participants must wear proper attire/shoes

  • There are no make-up classes for rain days

  • All prices include HST. All classes one hour long

  • An admin fee of $30 will be charged for withdrawals after April 23, 2022

  • Friend requests accommodated where possible (you can indicate the friend your child wants in their lesson when you sign up).

Junior Program Descriptions
(Spring and Fall)

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Summer Camp Description
(July and August)

9:00am – 12:00pm

For ages: 4-6, 6-11, 12-16


This camp is a great opportunity for children to stay active throughout the summer.

 

Our highly trained staff will ensure that every camper learns the fundamentals of tennis through various drills and games.

 

We create a fun-filled environment for campers of all
levels.

Please wear athletic clothes and shoes with non-marking
soles.


The Tennis Camp will be implementing a “Progressive Tennis” system for children aged 4-11 years of age.


Please Note: Camps will be held rain or shine. There will be no rain make-up days.


Early registration is encouraged to secure your preferred spot.

 

Classes are registered on a first come, first-served basis. 

 
 
Junior Program FAQs
How do I register my child?

In your own account in Court Reserve.  Instructions are here

How do I pay?

Payment for junior memberships is made by credit card is made in Court Reserve under Billing> Transactions.

Payment for the program or camps is made by send payment to Matt Baccarani.  See instructions under How to Register

What happens if my child misses a class?

There will be no refunds or make-ups for missed classes.

Does my child have to be a member of Moore Park Tennis Club, in order to participate in programs?"

Kids need either a Daytime Junior or a Junior  membership to participate in programs at MPTC.

 

The Daytime Junior Memberships are available to children new to the club throughout the season. 

Membership dues are paid to the Club, through the Court Reserve online system, by credit card, while instruction fees are paid to the Head Pro, Matt Baccarani.

How old does my child need to be to take lessons?

We accept children into our programs aged four years and up, as of January 1 of the current year.

 
Can I request my child be grouped with another child?

Yes, if space is available, we will do our best to accommodate.

 
If we sign our junior up for Monday and Wednesday (or Tuesday and Thursday) program, can they attend any of the other days that offer their level?"

Unfortunately once a junior signs up for a particular class or classes, these will be the classes they must attend. This is due to the fact that we have a set number of coaches for each class based on the number of juniors attending. If more kids join the class unexpectedly, then our ratio of juniors to coaches will be affected.

 
My child has little to no previous experience in tennis. Are they still able to register for your programs?

Yes, we accept all levels of play. Our programs allow for everyone to take part, learn, have fun and feel comfortable right away.

 
How often should a junior practice?

The amount of time one should practice depends on age, skill, and individual goals.

 
Do I need to provide a racquet and balls and for my child?

We will provide all the balls for our programs. We can supply racquets if required, however, we do suggest that each player brings their own.

 
What is the player to coach ratio in your programs?

Our maximum player to coach ratio is 8:1.

 
Is there anything my child needs to bring?

Athletic shoes, athletic clothing that they can move in and a water bottle. Players will not be allowed to play in flip flops or sandals.

 
What methods of payment do you accept for programs?

E-transfer - can be sent to mooreparkpro@gmail.com
Cheque - can be made out to Matthew Baccarani and dropped off at clubhouse during work hours
Bitcoin - can be sent to bc1q0kkpghp6qjd67uyqg5wcktnkw0y57s8a9akatd

 
Are programs cancelled when it rains?

It depends. During light rain, or if the courts are wet but it has stopped raining, programs may be delayed as we attempt to dry the courts. Programs will be canceled if the courts are too wet to dry or if it's still raining and the forecast shows no signs of letting up.

 
How do I know if a lesson has been cancelled?

The parent or guardian with an account on Court Reserve will receive an email if programs are cancelled.

 
 
Junior League Doubles Team

 

The Junior tennis team is an introduction for boys and girls to play competitive tennis matches in a fun doubles format.

 

We play in the Tennis Toronto Junior Doubles League.

 

In 2022, MPTC fielded a U14 team.  (We field the teams we can.)

 

Matches are played from the end of April to the middle of June on Saturdays from 5-6 PM. 

 

Followed by a city wide fun tournament!

Updated October 2022.