Competitive Development Program: U12, U14 Master-Class

Program Dates: Sept.10, 2018 – June 16, 2019

Program Leader: Carlo Zambri, Ben Etheve-Meek

Age Groups: U12 & U14 as per Tennis Canada/OTA

Level Requirements:

  • High Intermediate+
  • UTR 5.0-9.0

Program Priorities:

  • Comprehensive Training for successful competitive results at the Provincial to National Levels. Players graduating from this Program will become candidates for the ITF Pathway Program and/or the NTS Sport Study Program.
  • Implementation of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) “Developing” Stage: “Becoming a well rounded athlete and building the full-court tennis skills required to be a player.”
  • Incorporate sufficient quantity and maximal quality in all elements of Player Perfectment, including formal competition, open play, private and group instruction, physical and mental preparation.
  • Individualized Annual Planning & Training within a small group setting.
  • Group together a small number of players and families with suitable and similar levels of commitment, mentality and skills to ensure unity of effort, progress and results.

Program Features:

  • Full-Time NTS Program Leader
  • Maximum 8 Players
  • Duo Lessons
  • Weekly Competitive Matchplay Program, with Coaching
  • Physical Training Program
  • Program Leader at Local/Regional Tournaments
  • Team Tournament Travel
  • Seasonal Assessments
  • Seasonal Player-Parent Consultation/Priorities/Planning

Curriculum Cultivates the Psychological, Physical, Tactical and Technical Skills required for Successful Play.

Student Requirements:

  • Correct Age Group
  • Ability to Function within a Group Setting
  • Minimum 90% Attendance in all activities combined (measured after Fall, Winter & Spring sessions)
  • Consistency of Effort and Focus (Formal assessments after Fall/Winter sessions)
  • Measurable Improvement (Skills, UTR Rating, Ranking), as per Agreed Objectives
  • Player Adherence to NTS Code of Conduct
  • Parental Adherence to NTS “Role of the Parent” Provisions

Required Activities:

  • 2 Group Lessons per week
  • Physical Training Program
  • Weekly Matchplay Program
  • Duo Lessons
  • Minimum 10 tournaments (UTR or OTA) between September 11, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Training Schedule:

Tuesdays: 5:00-7:00 pm (Group Training + Physical Training)

Wednesdays: 5:00-7:00 pm (Duo Lessons + Physical Training)

Thursdays: 5:00-7:00 pm (Group Training + Physical Training)

Sundays 3:30-6:30 pm (Physical Training + Matchplay)

Additional Benefits:

  • Annual OAC Membership Included in Registration
  • Member Rate for Individual Lessons & Summer Programs
  • Program Clothing, Accessories
  • Annual OAC Membership for 1 Parent/Guardian Included with Registration
  • Walk-on privileges