Quality Standards for Kids Tennis Programs

 

Inspiring Kids that Play Tennis - to Stay in Tennis

Quality Standards for Kid's Tennis Programming aims to raise the quality and consistency of children's tennis programs to provide positive experiences that promote life-long participation.

 

Why quality matters?

More kids than ever before are participating in tennis, both recreationally and competitively in Canada. Let's keep these kids playing! A child's early experiences in sport can have a long-lasting influence on physical activity levels and decisions about sport participation.  We want to make sure that regardless of where a child decides to play tennis, they receive relevant programming that ensures positive experiences so that kids that play tennis - stay in tennis.


        

What makes a quality program?

Quality programs focus on the 6 Key Characteristics that build positive experiences to inspire and motivate kids to keep playing

  1. Caring Instructor
  2. Make Friends
  3. Active Participation
  4. Appropriate Challenge
  5. Improvement
  6. FUN!

   

Why pledge to Quality Standards for Kid's Tennis Programs?

Be known as a high quality program

  • Gain recognition in your community as a quality program
  • Grow & retain participants in your programs
  • Be proud of the programs you deliver
  • Be professional and deliver the highest level of customer service

Give children the best start in tennis

  • Deliver programming that meets children's needs
  • Promote a love for tennis that encourages kids to stay in the game

Have great relationships with parents

  • Improve communication with parents through clear program expectations
  • Educate parents on characteristics of a quality program so that everyone's goals are aligned

  

What does it mean to take the pledge?

These are the four components of pledging to the Quality Standards for Kids Tennis Programs

  1. Incorporate the 6 Key Characteristics
  2. Communicate their commitment to quality
    • Program poster
    • Communication Kit
  3. Engage in self-assessment
    • Self-Assessment tool
  4. Ensure on-going training and education
    • Training staff within your club
    • Professional development courses
    • Online module (coming soon)

COMING SOON! Visit back here to register your pledge and receive a free Quality Standards printed poster to display at your club. 

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