See What’s New At Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre
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Andrew Varghese – junior coach (back left), Abbas Dedanwala – junior coach, Jeff Morton manager and coach of Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre and Paul Robert who has been coaching since the centre first opened in 1992 with Christopher (front left), Aliasgar, Brielle, Emma and Kavya who are about to start their lessons.

There are lots of changes at Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre that has been offering indoor tennis at its location on Cypress Street next to Queen’s Athletic Field since the first dome was erected in 1992. New programs, more trained coaches, and a new insulated dome installed a few years ago makes it a fantastic place to learn how to play tennis or to enjoy a friendly game with friends. Memberships are available and the centre currently caters to Greater Sudburians ranging in age from 4 years to 90 years.

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Junior coach Abbas Dedanwala giving Aliasgar,10 1/2,  some one-on-one coaching.

There are four courts under the insulated and heated dome and one outdoors, a lounge area and change rooms with showers for men and women. The club has six coaches who are all accredited by Tennis Canada. Cliff Richardson, the current president of Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre’s board of directors is even working with members and coaches to have the centre become accredited by Tennis Canada so Greater Sudbury can truly become a tennis community.

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Avery and Diana with Severine Tamborero of Tennis Canada in Montreal.

Working toward accreditation for the centre has recently become even more exciting and important as two players from Sudbury Indoor Tennis club recently made history as they became the youngest players ever to join the National Training Program. Avery Alexander – 8 years old and Diana Brustur – 7 years old, recently attended Tennis Canada Training Center in Montreal. The girls will be training here in Sudbury but will be making trips to Montreal where their progress will be evaluated.

On Saturday, December 1, 2018 the Sudbury Indoor Tennis Academy will be hosting the Sudbury 5. Everyone is welcome to come meet Greater Sudbury’s new basketball team. The team will be leaving their basketballs behind and will be picking up some tennis rackets instead. You can try your backhand shot against members of the Sudbury 5, take some photos and see what the Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre has to offer. The Sudbury 5 will be at the centre from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. Don’t forget, the Sudbury 5 is playing that night at the Sudbury Arena hosting the Windsor Express. The game starts at 7 p.m.. and you can purchase tickets online here.

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Coach Paul Robert with Brielle during a lesson at Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre.

Lots of New Tennis Programs For All Ages Starting Soon

Tennis for Tots has been designed for 4-8 year old children. Kids will learn movement, balance and co-ordination through the use of obstacle courses and stepping techniques and they’ll start refining hand-eye coordination needed in tennis. This is a ten week program that runs Saturdays for ten weeks from 11a.m. to 12 p.m..

For adults, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play tennis, there is a new Adult Tennis Drop In on Fridays from 7-9 p.m. starting November 30th for the next 10 weeks.  This is an introduction to tennis at a beginners’ level. Coaches will offer pointers on everything from grip and recovery for ground strokes to serving and volleying. The cost is only $10 per visit. Find a friend, you’ll get some exercise and have a lot of fun learning to play tennis.

An Older Adult Train and Play will also be offered on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m that will focus on doubles play. The program will run for ten weeks and the cost is only $200 per person.

The Sudbury Indoor Tennis Academy has created a three-level hyper rapid development program for children and youth from 6 to 16. You’ll learn stroke development, tennis footwork, various serves and shots and much more. Each level  – Development Group, Pre High Performance and High Performance – is a three month program which includes instructors on court who will be providing semi-private training.

Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre Action!

These two boys, Aliasgar and Christopher, wanted to see themselves in action.

To find out more about the other programs available, joining a league, membership availability and more visit the Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre’s website and Facebook page or call Ben at 647-704-6247.

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