NATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE (NTC) PROGRAM
This program is a partnership between Tennis Canada and the Provincial Tennis Associations (Tennis BC, Tennis Ontario and Tennis Quebec) working in conjunction with the Tennis Development Centre (TDC) program. This program will bring the most promising u8, u10 and u12 athletes around the provinces together to one facility and allow them to train as a group under the guidance of the best coaches and sport professionals in the country to develop more players meeting international player competencies.
ABOUT THE NTC PROGRAM
The u8, u10 and u12 program will be held over weekends through out the year, each regrouping will consist of one or two full days. The program is designed to augment the good work done in the TDC weekly program, ultimately all partners working towards common priorities and objectives.
Young Athletes will receive unparalleled tennis training from top Canadian coaches/experts from the PTA's, Tennis Canada and Tennis Development Centres with the goal to assist in the development of the u8, u10 and u12 international player competencies and norms. Meeting international standards at a young age is a key area for player development in Canada.
On court coaching is only one aspect of a young athlete’s education in tennis. This program will educate youngsters on many aspects of training and competing. This includes fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, tactics, strategy, mental training and parent seminars on dealing with a high performance athlete and ensuring a well balanced approach to development.
SELECTION TO THE NTC PROGRAM
Players must display high level of competitive tennis and athletic skills to be eligible for this program. Selection to the program will include the provincial results and skill assessment during the try out day.
ATHLETES AND COACHES WIN
The program will not only improve developing athletes, but also improve the structure in place for the athletes. Promising athletes can be identified faster and nurtured more effectively.This, along with the improvement in ability and numbers, will improve the athlete’s ability to win national titles, international tennis events, enhance Canada Games performances and help improve chances to have players win an Olympic or Grand Slam Gold Medal.