All-Stars Programs

The All-Stars Programs are for U9 and U10 players seeking year-round, top-quality instruction. The kids in the program are keen to participate in suitable matchplay and competition, while laying foundations for future excellence, and meanwhile having a lot of Fun!

This year, we have increased the quantity of practice sessions to 3 days per week, including pre-scheduled Duo (semi-private) lessons, and the program includes regular matchplay opportunities and participation in local tournaments, where Program Leaders will be present.

Program Eligibility

Age: Players must be in the indicated competitive age groups, as per Tennis Canada. Age 6 participants are pre-assigned to the U9 group, age 9 participants are pre-assigned to U10, and ages 7-8 participants will be placed according to existing skills.

Playing Level: Players must have reached a stage of skill development beyond that of our Introductory Mighty Mites Program. The professional assessment of the Program Leader, encompassing existing skills, assessment of mentality and projected rate of improvement, plus the complexion of the total group, are the main factors in the playing level assessment.

Logistical Commitment: Students must be prepared to commit to the full program, running September through June, and the entire schedule and program of training and play activities.

Mentality: Kids in the program must be animated by enthusiasm for the game and the learning process, and show a suitable ability to focus, work on skills, and be taught. They must work well in a group and exhibit acceptable standards of conduct within the tradition of the Noble Tennis School.

U9 All-Stars (Ages 6-7-8)

Leadership: Program Leader, Greg Uras

Court & Ball

The U9 All-Stars Program Trains and Plays on the 18m (3/4) Court, using the “orange dot” ball, which is de-pressurized by 50% when compared with a regulation adult ball, thereby permitting more complete and enjoyable training and play for these young students of the game. Some students may transition, partially or wholly, to the full court and ‘green dot’ ball (de-pressurized 25%), as well as suitable U10 play, as the season progresses. Such progression is at the discretion of the Program Leader.

Training Activities

  • Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm: Group Lesson
  • Thursdays, 5-6:30pm: Group Lesson
  • Sundays, 3-5 pm: Duo Lessons. The group is subdivided and brought in for semi-private training on targeted topics, attending either from 3-4 or 4-5. The Program Leader will make the groupings and finalize the schedule after the first 2 weeks of the program. The first 2 Sundays will be group lessons. Each student will be offered 15 Duo lessons during the course of the Annual Program. (Note: Sunday lessons will not occur on holiday weekends, OTA Tournament weekends at OAC, or weekends where the lesson conflicts with a scheduled U9 Competition).

Additional lessons, whether solo, duo or trio in format, can be arranged through discussion with the Program Leader, if desired.

Playing Activities

In-House Matchplay: Program participants participate in coached matchplay on selected Saturdays, 4:30-6:30 pm. For the Fall session, dates are as follows: September 16th, October 21st, November 11th, December 16th.

Local Tournaments: OTA events that include U9, usually run on a single day. Fall date will include Monday, October 9th at OAC. Additional dates TBA as regional schedule is finalized.

TDC Cup: Tennis Canada convenes an annual competition for U9 players in programs at their designated Tennis Development Centres, which includes the OAC. The event is usually held in Toronto and/or Montreal. We will gear our training to participation in this, dates TBD by Tennis Canada.

U10 All-Stars (Ages 7-8-9)

Leadership: Program Leader, Ben Etheve-Meek

Court & Ball

The U10 All-Stars Program Trains and Plays on the Full Court, using the “green dot” ball, which is de-pressurized by 25% when compared with a regulation adult ball, thereby permitting more complete and enjoyable training and play for these young students of the game. Some students may transition, partially or fully, to the use of the Adult Ball, and suitable U12 competition, as the season progresses. Such progression is at the discretion of the Program Leader.

Training Activities

  • Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm: Group Lesson
  • Thursdays 5:00-6:30pm: Group Lesson
  • Sundays, 10-12: Duo Lessons. The group will be subdivided and brought in for semi-private training on targeted topics, attending either from 10-11 or 11-12. The Program Leader will make the groupings and finalize the schedule after the first 2 weeks of the program. The first 2 Sundays will be group lessons. Each student will be offered 15 Duo lessons during the course of the Annual Program. (Note: Sunday classes will not run holiday weekends, OTA Tournament weekends at OAC, or weekends where the lesson conflicts with a scheduled U10 Competition).

Additional lessons, whether solo, duo or trio in format, can be arranged through discussion with the Program Leader, if desired.

Playing Activities

In-House Matchplay: Program participants participate in coached matchplay on selected Saturdays, 4:30-6:30 pm. For the Fall session, dates are as follows: September 16th, October 21st, November 11th, December 16th.

Local Tournaments: OTA events that include U10, usually run on either the Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Fall dates include Sunday, October 8th at OAC, additional dates TBD as the Fall OTA schedule is finalized.

PD Day Tournaments: 1-day tournaments will be held at Carleton Tennis Center on Ottawa-Carleton School Board PD Days. Fall dates are as follows: Friday, October 6th & Friday, November 24th.

Program Fee $3,700+hst

Tony Roth
Tennis Director
613-523-4024 ext. 226
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