Kids and Adults Learn to Play Tennis

Inspired by Others, Kids Learn to Play Tennis

There is something magical about kids and tennis at South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club (SCLTC). Inside this wondrous place of giant gnarled trees, and rows of nets inside high green fences, children learn to play tennis.

Children rally (hit) the ball with each other and their coaches. After making good shots to escape 'aliens in space', they hop and jump with joy.

Inspired by each other, as well as by coaches, parents and grandparents, these kids are connecting with people of different generations, having fun, and making friends - in addition to getting great exercise and learning new skills.

2018 Junior Learn to Play Tennis Summer Camps at SCLTC

Art Hobbs and his coaching team at SCLTC are offering 8 summer tennis camps at SCLTC - 4 of the camps are for children of ages 6 - 11, and 4 of the camps are for children of ages 12 and older.

Ages 6 - 11

Time: 10:30 - 12:30

Dates:

Camp #1: Tuesday July 3rd to Friday July 6 (4 days)

Camp #2: Monday July 9th to Thursday July 12th (4 days)

Camp #3: Monday July 16th to Thursday July 19th (4 days)

Camp #4: Tuesday August 7th to Friday August 10th (4 days)

Cost:

The cost for each child for each 4 day camp is $120.00.

Ages 12 and older

Time: 1:30 - 3:30

Dates:

Camp #1: Tuesday July 3rd to Thursday July 6 (3 days)

Camp #2: Monday July 9th to Thursday July 12th (4 days)

Camp #3: Monday July 16th to Thursday July 19th (4 days)

Camp #4: Tuesday August 7th to Thursday August 9th (3 days)

Cost:

The cost for each child for each 4 day camp is $120.00 and for each 3 day camp is $90.00.

Registration and Information

To register, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:

  • Camp dates and time
  • Child's name, age and previous experience
  • Parents' /Guardians' name(s) and contact information including phone numbers

For additional information please contact Lillian Lamb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Juniors Join Art Hobbs and His Coaching Team

When the grass courts open in May, from 11 - 1 on Sundays, Art Hobbs and his coaching team invite children and juniors to join loosely organised tennis activities. We have racquets and balls.  As there are 7 grass courts, and 2 hard courts, there will be plenty of room for other players to enjoy playing at the same time.

We look forward to having the young people join us.

Overview of the Junior Learn to Play Tennis Program

Our Learn to Play Tennis Program offers young tennis players structured, progressive and enjoyable learning activities that introduce and improve tennis skills and attitudes. The progressive tennis system uses court size, nets, racquets and balls that are scaled appropriately for the age and size of children. 

We follow a curriculum developed by Tennis Canada and fully endorsed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). This curriculum focuses on six positive aspects of playing tennis:

  • I can rally
  • I can play net
  • I can perform fundamentals for each stroke
  • I can start a point
  • I can play points
  • I am a good sport

Successes

We currently have over 50 children participating in our Learn to Play Tennis Program. Twenty of these children began their tennis lessons in the Learn to Play Tennis Program offered in the summers of 2015, 2016 and 2017 at SCLTC. The others have come to us through word of mouth.

Coach and Pro Art Hobbs leads a highly diverse and accomplished coaching team including youth from the community who have become Tennis Canada certified coaches.

We

  • Include all children with a wide range of physical, social and emotional abilities. For example, we have children with autism who are experiencing success in all areas of our tennis activities.
  • Encourage participation in a wide range of activities in support of overall children's physical, social and emotional development.
  • Foster children being good sports.
  • Invite and encourage parents to observe and support their children in their tennis lessons, and invite input and feedback from parents so that we ensure children have a positive learning experience.
  • Foster lifelong community tennis participation. Children have an opportunity to observe people of all ages enjoying and improving their tennis playing.

For more Learn to Play Tennis

We continue to offer Learn to Play Tennis lessons year round at Arbutus Ridge Golf and Tennis Club.

Please contact

Lillian Lamb, Learn to Play Tennis Program Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Art Hobbs, Head Coach and Pro This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by cell or text at 250 634 - 2007


Adults Learn to Play Tennis

Adult drills and play are every Friday night: Cost for each set of 4 consecutive lessons is $120.00. If you prefer to drop in, the cost is $35.00 for each lesson. These sessions are currently offered at Arbutus Ridge.

 6:00 to 7:30 pm

SIgn up in the bubble at Arbutus Ridge or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Art Hobbs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by cell or text at 250 634 - 2007

 

 


About Coach Art Hobbs and his coaching team

Art is the pro at Arbutus Ridge Golf and Tennis Club, Cliffside Clay Courts, South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club, and Oak Bay Recreation Centre. For over 30 years, he has been a coach and tournament organiser for all levels and ages, including being a former National and Davis Cup coach for Malaysia. He is also a competitive high performance player, and has played in the Davis Cup for Singapore. Art has been the owner of Claycourts Club in Singapore for 14 years.  

Art has built a diverse, capable and enthusiastic coaching team whose members passionately learn, improve and enjoy their own tennis playing, and share their knowledge, skills and attitudes with all students.