Junior Program and Camps
MPTC provides a modern tennis program experience for children 4 – 17 years of age.
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).
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
For players with 3 or more years of 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.
All participants must be members of MPTC (Daytime Junior Memberships are available from early spring through the playing season.)
Spring session typically runs for 7 weeks. Please check Court Reserve for each year's specific start date.
No classes on Victoria Day weekend, (Victoria Day is the second last Monday in May.)
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 late withdrawals, as specified in the Court Reserve description.
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)
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
Please wear athletic clothes and shoes with non-marking
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 and Junior programs/camps are made by credit card in Court Reserve under Billing> Transactions or use the Pay Fees button from a computer. Membership fees must be paid IN FULL before a child can be registered for lessons.
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?
Pay by Credit Card within Court Reserve. Payment must be received within 15 minutes or the registration is automatically canceled by the system. Refunds (less a $30 admin fee) are requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 10 May 2023.