Summer Camps

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Update on Camps for 2020.  Posted May 19.

The board of directors have made the difficult decision to cancel summer camps for 2020.  This email was sent on May 19 to anyone who had registered for camps.

While our camps are cancelled, a guest instructor who taught our 2019 camps is offering group lessons for beginner kids ages 6-12.  Below is the information.

Elmdale Tennis Club – Junior Group Lessons – Summer 2020

Guest Instructor – Max Magnusson


Elmdale Tennis Club (ETC) would like to welcome Max Magnusson, guest instructor, who will offer beginner-level junior group lessons this summer.

Junior Group Lesson Description:

  • Lessons will be targeted at beginner tennis players only.
  • Lessons sessions will be offered for 8 weeks (Monday to Friday), beginning July 6, 2020 and end on August 28, 2020.
  • Students will sign up for 1 week of lessons (a session will comprise 5 lessons @ 1 hour a day for five consecutive days).
  • Two sessions will run each day (minimum of 2 students per session, maximum of 4 students per session) from 1-2pm and 2-3pm.
  • These will be geared to beginner-level students, and the sessions will be divided by age:
    • 6-8 year olds from 1-2pm
    • 9-12 year olds from 2-3pm


Sessions will cost $50 for the week.

Full Payment must be received before the session begins in order for the student to be considered registered.


E-mail with any questions.

Please visit the following Google Spreadsheet and sign up for a tennis session.

Payment to be e-transferred to before the first session.

Parents are limited to signing up their kids for 3 of the available 8 weeks until initial demand is assessed.


Should there not be enough students registered for a session, student’s money will be refunded, or alternative arrangements can be made with the instructor for a private lesson.

Inclement weather – should a session be cancelled due to inclement weather, a refund will be provided for that day’s session.

COVID-19/Physical Distancing: 

The instructor will abide by all club policies regarding social distancing and hygiene measures.

Students will be asked to use hand sanitizer before and after each session. Hand sanitizer is available at the tennis club.

Students will bring their own racquets, water bottles and any other gear

The club house will not be available for students (there is no restroom or water fountain access.)


Max Magnusson is a certified Level 1 tennis instructor with the Tennis Professional Association (TPA), he worked as a counsellor at the Elmdale Tennis club during the summer of 2019, and was looking forward to working at the club again this summer. Max volunteered as an assistant at the Elmdale tennis camps the two years prior to becoming a counsellor, and started his tennis career as an Elmdale camper.
Max will be entering his last year at Nepean High School this fall, he is also a hockey coach/instructor, and has experience refereeing soccer and rugby with the Fisher Park Community Recreation Council. Max is certified in First Aid and CPR, and has “Respect in Sport” and “Concussion Awareness” training.


Past Camp Info for reference

Ages: 6-12 (must be 6 by the end of the calendar year, not necessarily the start of camp)

1/2 Day Mornings: 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with drop off starting @ 8:45 a.m.

1/2 Day Afternoons: 12:45 p.m to 4:00 p.m. with pick-up ending at 4:15 p.m.

Pre & after care is available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m

$160 /half day
$250 /full day (after you select both AM & PM for the same week, the discount will be applied on the following page)
$30  for pre and/or after care per week

Camp Features

At least 1.5 hours of tennis instruction per 1/2 day – at least 2.5 hours per day
1:7 instructor/camper ratio
Multisport off-court activities
BBQ on Fridays

Camp Co-ordinator

The 2020 camp co-ordinator is Laura Valettas.  As a junior, Laura played competitive tennis and she has completed the Tennis Canada Instructors course.  Currently she is studying Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa.

Tennis Instruction

Tennis lessons  include a variety of drills appropriate for the age and skill level of the campers. Each day of camp will focus on a different tennis skill. On Monday, the campers will be introduced to the rules of tennis, practice foundational tennis skills, and learn the forehand shot. Tuesday will see the campers learning their backhand shots, followed by volleys on Wednesday. Thursday will focus on overhead shots and the service. The week wraps up with a round-robin style doubles tournament, which allows the campers to put all they have learned through the week to practice.

ETC Camp Refund Policy

If a request for a full refund to withdraw from the Elmdale Tennis Camp is presented more than 14 days prior to the start date of the camp then a refund will be given.  A $25 refund fee will be applied to all refunds. If less than 14 days notice is given, then each case will be handled individually.  The ETC is committed to providing a 7:1 or lower counsellor/camper ratio.  Consequently, the decision to provide a refund with less than 14 days notice will depend, in part (there may be other factors), on the cost of the club to engage staff to maintain this ratio on a weekly basis.

The club is committed to actioning refunds as quickly as possible.


If there is rain during the week which stops campers from getting out on the courts, the camp still happens and the campers will be given a ‘guest pass’ to use to come play for free at a later date.  There are no refunds because of rain.