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Tennis in BC: Junior Development Update

Oct 05, 2019
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Over the past week Tennis BC had the opportunity to gather over 100 U10/U12 players and parents from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island as part of the Junior Development – Provincial Training Program initiative. Players hoping be part of the Tennis BC provincial training program took part in the tryout (UBC and Bear Mountain) which included a physical, tactical and technical evaluation.

We would like to thank Tennis Canada’s Director of U10 Development and High-Performance Clubs, Severine Tamborero who helped Tennis BC and the BC Provincial coaches through the try-out process providing guidance and leadership along with leading 100 parents (a UBC and Bear Mountain) through an information junior development parent meeting.

Thank you to the UBC Tennis Centre and Bear Mountain for allowing us to host the tryouts at your facilities.

  • Graeme Kassautzki (Global 150)
  • Katerina Boiko (Global 150)
  • Peter Grimsey (HCC)
  • Carl Ho (RCC)
  • Nicole McLennan (NSWC)
  • Tom McLean (TTC)
  • Charlie Nicks (BM)
  • Sean Hartley (BM)
  • Robert Battauer (BM)

In addition to the U10/U12 Regional Try-Outs, as part of a new Tennis BC Vancouver Island Junior Development initiative, Severine Tamborero led 11 coaches from the Panorama Rec Centre, Cedar Hill Rec Centre, Oak Bay Rec Centre, Salt Spring Tennis Centre, and Bear Mountain Resort through a U10 Player development workshop hosted by Panorama Rec Centre. Thank you to all the parents, players and coaches who made both the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island try-outs a success.

We would also like to recognize the hard work and dedication of Sarah Kadi, Tennis BC’s Director of High Performance for making these programs and initiatives come to life. Sarah Kadi was recently recognized by the national coaching body, the Tennis Professionals Association (TPA), with a TPA Excellence Award: the Rene Simpson-Collins Excellence Award for outstanding female coaching.