Welcome to the Parent Information Portal
The portal will provide up to date information for parents of competitive junior players to assist in understanding and navigating the player development pathway and junior competitive landscape. The overall goal is to provide a positive and healthy competitive environment for our young players to enjoy the sport.
The portal is divided into 8 key sections for easy navigation. Feel free to review all sections or just the ones most relevant to you.
Providing a tennis environment that is safe for all children is paramount. Tennis Canada is committed to ensuring that measures are taken to provide healthy and positive places for children to compete. Read Tennis Canada’s statement of commitment and learn about other resources available in this area. Check out more information.
Providing a competitive environment in which all matches are contested fairly is essential to ensuring a positive experience for all players. Everyone must work together to make this happen including Tennis Canada, Provincial Associations, players, parents and officials. Read the fair play statements for all groups in this section. Check out more information.
Being a sport parent can be challenging as you watch your child compete. How you handle yourself while your child is playing and competing in tennis, or any other sport, will affect not only performance on the court but also the level of enjoyment and emotional well being. This section is full of valuable tips and even a Respect in Sport Program to complete. Check out more information.
Knowing what to expect at tournaments leads to a more relaxed and positive environment for everyone. This section includes information for tournaments at both the provincial and national levels. Check out more information.
Understanding the various pathways available for your child within tennis can make the overall experience simpler, and more relaxing. The early stages of tennis development are particularly important to ensure the right balance and focus for your child. Check out more information.
There are many opportunities for your child once they graduate from junior tennis. Their passion for tennis can be pursued at the University level in both Canada and the United States. Check out more information.
Tennis provides a myriad of career opportunities in national or provincial associations, coaching, and officiating to name a few. This section provides basic information on what is available.
There may be a career in tennis for your child. The natural step after finishing competitive junior tennis is to pursue instructor and coaching certification, or officiating. Both could lead to excellent summer or full-time employment.
Consider the following careers as well:
How to become a coach: http://www.tenniscanada.com/more-info/coaches/
Jobs Available: http://www.tenniscanada.com/more-info/careers/
- Officiating: http://www.tenniscanada.com/more-info/officials/
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- Provincial Tennis Association
- Club Management
- Events Management