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High Performance Tennis Development Centres (TDCs):

What is it?

The TDC “Go for Gold” Program is a “support program” designed to work with junior competitive development programs across Canada. The TDC program is a key component of the overall player development plan of Tennis Canada and its mission of developing world class players. The TDC Program is the key means of how Tennis Canada both works with and supports year round junior development programs across Canada. The TDC program designates indoor clubs/academy’s meeting minimum program requirements with a gold, silver, bronze or basic designation. The designation is provided on a yearly basis and is based on the TDC’s ability to meet minimal programming requirements as well as their performance for the year.

Program Goals:

The overriding goal of the TDC Program is for clubs to be able to receive support and be rewarded for their achievements in developing provincial, national, collegiate, international and world class players.

TDC Application & Designation Process:

The entire TDC application and evaluation process is done annually via an on-line semi-automated system that is accessed through a unique login.

Types of Support available:

Depending on the designation of the TDC support can come in various forms including:

  • Financial grants
  • National coach visits
  • Equipment
  • Grants to host tournaments
  • Public Recognition
  • Ability to attend seminars/conferences

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