Monday July 4th marks the beginning of another Philpott season, another seven weeks of free tennis lessons for children in priority needs neighbourhoods. The program runs until August 19th.
This year we are pleased to be offering lessons at Amesbury Community Recreation Centre (CRC), Antibes Community Centre, Cabbagetown Youth Centre, Clairlea – pending (provides courts for West Scarborough Boys and Girls Club), Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club, Flemingdon Park Community Centre (CC), Grandravine CC, Jimmie Simpson (CRC), Kingsview Village CC, Lawrence Heights CC, Malvern CRC, McGregor Park CRC, Parkdale CRC, Oakridge CRC, San Romanoway, Secord CC, Silver Creek Park, L’Amoreaux CC and Joseph J Piccininni CC.
Enrollment is organized through Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation (see the FUNGUIDE or contact the site recreation director), through the Cabbagetown Youth Centre, San Romanoway Revitalization Assosciation, Dovercourt, West and North Scarborough Boys and Girls Club.
Lessons run from 9 am to 1 pm and are open to children between the ages of 5 and 15. The lesson for 5 to 6 years olds are at 9 am, 7 to 9 year olds are at 10 am, 10 to 12 year olds are at 11 am and 13 and up have lessons at noon. Equipment is provided. Running shoes are a necessity and a sunhat and sunscreen is recommended.
Each site has 2 trained and energetic tennis instructors. They are ready and willing to teach fun, informative and safe lessons. Each hour is limited to 20 campers and minimum enrollment is for one week. Fridays are celebrated with freezes, mini tournaments and certificates for the youngest children. Volunteer opportunities are available.
To get involved please see Menus above or Comment below.