Skills Development Programs


ACE at Toronto Tennis City


Progressive Tennis Director: Lisa Tooley


Monday, January 8 – Sunday, April 21, 2024 (14 weeks)

*No programs February 19, 2024 (Family Day).

*No programs March 11 – 17, 2024 (March Break Camp available).

*No programs March 29, 2024 (Good Friday).

*No programs March 31, 2024 (Easter Sunday).


Programs do not run on statutory holidays: 


  • Thanksgiving: Mon Oct 9, 2023

  • Christmas Break: Dec 23, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024

  • Family Day: Mon Feb 19, 2024

  • March Break: March 11 – 17, 2024

  • Good Friday: Fri March 29, 2024

  • Easter Sunday: Sun March 31, 2024

  • Victoria Day: Mon May 20, 2024


All fees are subject to HST.


Registration is made through our online system and progressive fees are payable in full upon registration. 



  • Cancellations must be requested two weeks prior to the first day of the program for a refund. All cancellations will be subject to a $35.00 cancellation fee.
  • Requests within the two week period will not be refunded.
  • Missed sessions due to sickness, injuries, vacations or other reasons are not reimbursed. Pro-rated fees are not offered for days absent, or other full services not utilized. Full fees are due and payable if a child is registered and attends any part of the program.


Our Progressive programs follow a systematic and fun teaching method helping young players learn how to play tennis quickly, efficiently and successfully. Players transition according to age through 3 stages with various court sizes, racquets and balls that are scaled down allowing for the systematic transition through the different skill levels.


PROGRESSIVE 1 (Ages 4-8)

Head Coach: John Cairns

The 1st level of progressive tennis uses larger decompressed balls to allow for easier exchanges, 19″ to 21″ racquets for better control, mini sized nets and a smaller 12-meter court, which is proportional to the size of the student. This program is now offered 8 x per week. Choose the day(s) you would like.

When: Monday or Wednesday, or Friday from 4:00 – 5:00pm, Tuesday or Thursday 6:30 – 7:30pm | Saturday 12:30 – 1:30pm | Sunday 11:30 – 12:30pm, 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Cost: $341 (1 day per week)


PROGRESSIVE 2 (Ages 8-10)

Head Coach: John Cairns

The 2nd level of progressive tennis uses a normal size tennis ball of 50% less compression than a regular ball to allow players to acquire the required skills at this stage of development. 23″ to 25″ racquets are used and the court is a 3/4 court size, which is 18 meters long. Players can sign up for 1 or 2 x per week.

Option A:

When: Saturday or Sunday 1:30 – 3:00pm.

Cost: $699 (1 day per week)

Option B:

When: Tuesday or Thursday 4:00 – 5:00pm

Cost: $467 (1 day per week)

*If your child is new to this program, you must receive approval from the coach before registering.


PROGRESSIVE 3 (Ages 10-13)

Head Coach: John Cairns

The 3rd level of progressive tennis uses a normal sized tennis ball, but with 25% less compression. Players graduate to a 26″ to 27″ racquet and a full sized tennis court.

When: Friday 7:00 – 8:30pm | Saturday 3:00 – 4:30pm | Sunday 3:00 – 4:30pm.

Cost: $699.(1 day per week)

*If your child is new to this program, you must receive approval from the coach before registering.



Head Coach: John Cairns

This program is designed for players who are able to maintain a full rally on a full sized tennis court with regular balls. Match Play included.

When: Friday: 6:30 – 8:30pm | Saturday: 4:30 – 6:30pm | Sunday: 4:30 – 6:30pm.

Cost: $1,003 (1 day per week)

*If your child is new to this program, you must receive approval from the coach before registering.