About The High-Performance Program
High Performance focuses on a systematic approach to maximize the potential of athletes in our sport. It provides a framework to assist athletes through each stage of the LTAD pathway, ultimately setting the foundation in their pursuit of excellence. Tennis BC provides players with a different level of support as they reach the stage where they have made a conscious decision to pursue a potential career as a “professional player.” It is our goal, once a player has reached this stage in their development (Learning to Perform stage as per LTAD), that they are equipped with the tools and skills to train full time at the National Training Centre in Montreal. We classify athletes as having reached the high-performance stage of development once they exhibit the competencies outlined in the consolidation stage of development as per LTAD (Stage #4).
Tennis BC, in partnership with Tennis Canada and Tennis Development Centres, provides athletes access to extensive, year-round performance training and competitive opportunities. These programs aim to educate athletes on core psychological, physical, tactical, and technical components as needed to acquire international-level competencies and norms.
Tennis BC and Tennis Canada have recognized the need to combine and maximize resources to deliver a world-class, integrated provincial and national high-performance program structure. Using tennis as a vehicle, we strive to develop athletes who are role models/ambassadors for our sport who will contribute to the growth of tennis in Canada.
Is to reach out and identify children with natural ability, desire, determination, and the dream to become high-achieving national and international ambassadors to the sport.
We will provide an improved pathway for player development based on maximizing training opportunities and competitive opportunities, with the support of advanced sports sciences.
- Long-term vision and commitment
- Work ethic
- Stretch yourself to accomplish more and aim higher
- Build a Team spirit and culture – feed off each other
- Take from the Program and Give back to Tennis
- Provincial Training Camps
- Provincial Junior Program
- National Junior Program
The goal of this supplementary program is to work with club leaders and coaches to supplement current club training environments with the following few simple but crucial guiding principles and objectives:
- To regroup the top players in order to encourage them to train with a heightened sense of purpose and intensity, while maintaining a strong focus towards competitive and physical preparedness both on and off the court.
- The program coaches will work in conjunction with personal coaches/parents to help optimize annual planning and management of these athletes to help meet the LTAD plan training and match guidelines. This includes an understanding of the competencies required to meet the highest standard on the LTAD pathway: Living as a Pro or Top 50 world rankings.
The Provincial Training Camps aim to regroup U10 and U12 players between October – June.
As BC strives to become a leading development province in Canada, it is important that all of our programs fall in alignment with the Long Term Athlete Development Plan. For the 2022/23 season, players wishing to take part in the regroupings must be working to meet the minimum requirements as per LTAD. Program coaches will work in conjunction with personal coaches/parents to help optimize annual training plans and match guidelines.
To be announced.
Provincial Training Program
The following outlines plans for the BC weekly Provincial High Performance training program and competitive program.
This program is in partnership between Tennis BC and Tennis Canada , who work together to support club leaders, athletes, coaches and parents as a way to enrich the current training and competitive environment for top performing BC athletes in the system between ages of 7-18.
Tennis BC and Tennis Canada have recognized the need to combine and maximize resources to deliver a world class integrated provincial and national HP program structure. Building tennis champions, using tennis as vehicle to become better human beings and building role models/ambassadors of the sport are important outcomes of this partnership.
For players aged 8 through 15, Tennis Canada now offers three National Junior Training Programs across the nation. The objective of these programs is to provide supplemental training and professional assistance to the region’s top juniors, working in conjunction with their clubs and personal coaches.
Vancouver’s TC National Junior program (ages 8-15), is the country’s third Junior National Training Program which is serving Western Canada’s Alberta and British Columbia. The program is lead by Tennis Canada’s Head National coach, Oded Jacob, and Roberto Brogin. A variety of selected young athletes are currently part of this unique program, which delivers a vibrant world class competitive training environment.
- Head Coach – Oded Jacob
- Assistant Coaches – Roberto Brogin