Capital Kids Tennis
Free tennis lessons for kids age 6 to 15 in Ottawa
Capital Kids is a program that started with a grant from the Trillium Foundation and is a collaborative effort between the Ontario Tennis Association (OTA), the National Capital Tennis Association (NCTA) and the City of Ottawa.
Over the past three years, more than 3,900 children have been introduced to tennis through cost-free lessons on community tennis courts. Lessons take place in various neighbourhoods in which social and economic challenges make tennis an inaccessible sport. There is also a youth training component, in which 18 youth were hired and trained as Junior Instructors. Capital Kids runs for 17-20 weeks during the summer (May-September).