Philpott Children's Tennis
A place for everyone to play
It is with deep sadness that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Philpott Summer Program.
While we are disappointed that we will not be able to bring tennis to kids in underserved communities this summer, we understand and respect the decision made by City of Toronto to prioritize the health and safety of the children, parents, and staff. This is the first time in over 25 years that the Summer Program will not take place.
“Safety is always our number one priority. As difficult as it was to hear, we believe that the City of Toronto made the right decision. We understand it is our responsibility to make a collective effort during this global pandemic. Our sympathies at this time are with those affected all around the world. In the meantime, we will work hard over the summer to continue to support Philpott families in any way we can.”
” – Richard Crowell, Executive Director
Although programs aren’t running, there are still ways to safely play tennis and stay active this summer. Click here for tennis safety protocols.
Philpott is working hard to continue to bring light in your lives through tennis, whether it be by leaving racquets to borrow at recreation centres or by guiding you on ways to stay active this summer. We are also planning for a busy and tennis filled fall/winter this year and look forward to getting back on the court.
For updates, check back on our website and follow Philpott on social media!
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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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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indoor SPRING program
The Spring Program runs during May and June for 8 weeks on Wednesdays and Fridays at 4-6pm. This free program is available for ages 6-15 and takes place at L’amoreaux Tennis Centre.
Our Summer Program is offered in July and August to children ages 6-16. There are 18 locations all across Toronto, including downtown, Scarborough, Etobicoke and Jane & Finch.
indoor FALL/WINTER programS
These Philpott Programs are indoors and are offered to children aged 6-15 years old and takes place from November to April. Register for a program at North York Tennis Club, L’amoreaux, or the Boulevard Club.
TORONTO SPORT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
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.
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