Philpott Children's Tennis

A place for everyone to play


SUMMER PROGRAM RAIN UPDATE:  July 9th – there has been some rain across the City.  Please check with your local recreation centre to see if court conditions will allow your program to run.   For contact information for your local recreation centre, please see our Camps and Locations page where you will find a  full list of program locations and contact information.  

Summer Program registration is open.  All registration takes place through City of Toronto, either online or at your local recreation centre. See our summer program page for camp locations and registration details.


We were thrilled to partner with Tennis Canada to run a 4-day Camp for New Canadians.  Our Philpott coaching team ran all of the on-court tennis activities, as well as the off-court fun.  It was a terrific week for everyone involved!

All programs at San Romanoway are cancelled on Monday Sept 12th due to rain and wet conditions.

Take a look at our programs!

Ambassadors are Philpott advocates who generously make recurring donations (monthly). Ambassadors are eligible to receive special opportunities from time to time such as free lessons with some of the very best coaches in Toronto, meet and greets with Leadership Participants from the community and maybe even a special one on one with Carol Zhao!



Become a Certified Philpott Coach! The Toronto Sport Leadership Program provides participants aged 16+ with the skills and training needed to be a tennis instructor. Participants need to have experience playing tennis to apply for this program. 



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Proud to be philpott

Philpott Childrens Tennis is a not-for-profit organization  that offers free tennis programs all year round for children aged 6-15 in priority neighborhoods.  Watch our video to see what some of our Philpott family has to say!

Many of our Philpott Coaches first learned tennis through a Philpott Program and became certified coaches to give back to the organization. Our Toronto Sport Leadership Program allows youth aged 16-24 the chance to train and obtain their Tennis Canada Level 1 Instructor Certification for free. Our youth campers are always thrilled to think that they too could one day be certified Philpott tennis instructors.

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Inner-City Camp Locations
Children Taught Each Year

Our Philpott Community says:

What I like best is how there are very kind and gentle volunteers and instructors.

Philpott Camper

I am very grateful for the funding that has got me here. I truly hope that this support will always be here for as many people as possible to participate in this program that will forever allow more and more people my age to play and learn tennis.

Syed Muhammed Zafar Alam, TSLP Participant

One of the campers this year told me that he never played tennis before. He said that his favorite sport is now tennis. After I showed him my certificate I received as a child, he mentioned that one day, he wants to become an instructor!

Kim Pallarca, Philpott Instructor

Because of this tennis program, [my kids] feel confident now. We used to come to the courts and they would ask: 'Mommy, how do we play?' and I didn't know. They love it! They asked me to buy a racquet and come to the park to play some more.

Philpott Parent

Meet Our Team

Richard Crowell

Executive Director

Stephan Harris

Program Manager

Sophie Ronan

Events & Communication

Kim Pallarca


Ricky Chee

West Site Supervisor

Stephanie Chen

East Site Supervisor

Harshavi Patel

Summer Intern & Head Coach


SPRING programS

Spring Programs run May and June for children aged 6-16.  There is an outdoor spring program offered at San Romanoway (North York) and an indoor spring offered at Don Montgomery Community Centre.   


Our Summer Program is offered in July and August for children ages 6-16. There are 16 locations across Toronto including downtown, Scarborough, Etobicoke, and Jane & Finch.

indoor FALL/WINTER programS

Philpott programs are offered indoors for children aged 6-15 years old and take place from October to April. Register for a program at North York Tennis Club or Don Montgomery.


The Toronto Sports Leadership Program allows Philpott youth to receive additional leadership training by training with instructors to reach a 3.0 level of tennis ability and Tennis Canada Level 1 Certification, followed with paid employment as a Philpott Coach.


The Philpott Little Readers is a one-on-one reading program for children aged 5-10.  The program runs for two 12-week sessions during the school year. 

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See individual donor list here

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