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Player Development

Find the support available to players who are looking to take the next steps in their tennis careers.

The TDC Program is a “support program” designed to work with junior competitive development programs across Canada. The TDC program is a key component of the overall player development plan of Tennis Canada and its mission of developing world class players.

The TDC Program is the key means of how Tennis Canada both works with and supports year-round junior development programs across Canada. The program annually rewards indoor clubs/academy’s meeting program requirements and player results with benefits and services. The program requirements are tied into Tennis Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model.

Tennis Alberta’s U10/U12 High Performance Provincial Program will be held on weekends between September 2019 – June 2020. Each regrouping will consist of 2 full days of tennis, fitness training and/or sport psychology. These camps are designed to augment the great work being done weekly within TDC programs, ultimately having all partners working towards common priorities and objectives.

In addition to the provincial regroupings, competitive travel opportunities will be provided throughout the year.

As Alberta 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 (LTAD). For the 2019/20 season, players wishing to take participate in the regroupings must be working to meet the minimum requirements as per LTAD. Provincial Program coaches will work in conjunction with personal coaches/parents to help optimize annual training plans and match guidelines.

Tennis Canada’s Alberta National Junior Program has gone under realignment and will be led by Tennis Canada’s National Coaches – Oded Jacob & Roberto Brogin with Séverine Tamborero, Tennis Canada’s Director of U10 Development and HP Clubs. Under the direction of Louis Borfiga, Tennis Canada’s High Performance VP and Debbie Kirkwood, TC Director of High Performance, the Team will work in close collaboration with Tennis Alberta, private coaches, clubs and universities to ensure all involved work effectively to collectively raise the bar with the HP training and competitive environments in Alberta.

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