Overview of program:
The concept of operating National Training Centres is recognized as an international best practice. Many nations serious about development have a NTC program, with many top nations operating two or more Centres. The long term objective of High Performance is to consistently produce Canadians who rank among the Top 50 in the world. The creation of NTCs is a major step towards making this goal a reality, providing Canada’s best young tennis players with a world class, full-time, training and interna- tional competitive environment.
The Centres support the good work being done privately and in the club programs right across the country. Club programming and support for coaches currently working with high performance players privately are both very important components to the heath and success of Canadian tennis.
As mentioned above, the long term goal of the Montreal centre is to develop a pool of top 10 ITF and/or top 400 ATP/Top 250 WTA juniors with the potential to reach the top 50 world ranking. Additional objectives include the following;
Services and Benefits:
International Tours Schedule:
Players enrolled in the program will travel to compete in the best events in the world for their age and stage of development (including ITF, Futures, Challengers, & events like the Rogers Cup).
Player Selection Guidelines:
Following international best practices, moving forward, we will invite players that are achieving or have shown potential to achieve at international levels. Enrolment to the full time training program is for elite players only. Other athletes will be invited to attend periodically (please see details below for specific details)
To be eligible to attend the National Training Program players must meet the following criteria:
The Vice President of Player Development/NTC Director will make final selections to the program after consulting with the following committee:
The committee will consider players that meet Tennis Canada’s published Performance Standards, or show the potential to meet these Standards in the near future. The Committee will also consider results as measured against Tennis Canada fitness Standards, work ethic, desire and other intangibles prior to making final selections.
NTC Host Family Search
Spring always brings renewal and the National Tennis Centre is no exception to this rule.
Every year, the demand for host families for our athletes grows and finding new families is imperative.
With that in mind, we are seeking your help to find these gems who will allow the NTC to offer an exceptional environment envied by most Tennis Federations around the world. If you know of dynamic families willing to take on the challenge of welcoming a high performance athlete into their home or your own, please do not hesitate to contact André Barette at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking to find host families for athletes, both boys and girls, coming from all over Canada, mostly Anglophones, aged between 14 and 18. These youngters are disciplined, motivated, energetic, have hectic schedules and travel around the world at least 4 months out of the year.
Essential elements required in our host families :
Hosting formats :
Tennis Canada’s compensation for host families:
Full Time National Training Centre Players and Coaches:
Under the continued leadership of Louis Borfiga the program continued its developmental excellence.
Fitness Coaches – Kieran Foy & Andre Parent