Lessons and Clinics

Group Lesson Information

2018 Registration

Members can sign up online for Memberships as well as Lessons and Clinics online. Not to worry - if you prefer the old way, we'll still be accepting in-person registration via cheque or cash at the club once it's open, or our supervisors can help you register online at the clubhouse. Please note that you must be a member of the club in order to take lessons.

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Please note program registration is non-refundable after the commencement of the first lesson or clinic.

Beginner or "Rusty" lessons

Using a game-based approach, we will explore the different strokes in tennis, develop the footwork necessary to efficiently move around the court, learn proper set-up and recovery, and expand your understanding of fundamental singles and doubles tactics.

Each session is three weeks long with two lessons per week every Monday and Thursday from either 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm or 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Session 1a: May 7 - 24, every Mon and Thurs from 6:00-7:00
  • Session 1b: May 7 - 24, every Mon and Thurs from 7:00-8:00
  • Session 2a: May 28 - June 14, every Mon and Thurs from 6:00-7:00
  • Session 2b: May 28 - June 14, every Mon and Thurs from 7:00-8:00
  • Session 3a: July 9 - 26, every Mon and Thurs from 6:00-7:00
  • Session 3b: July 9 - 26, every Mon and Thurs from 7:00-8:00
  • Session 4a: July 30 - August 16, every Mon and Thurs from 6:00-7:00
  • Session 4b: July 30 - August 16, every Mon and Thurs from 7:00-8:00

Cost: $90 + HST (per session)
There are a total of 6 beginner, 6 "rusty" spaces per session

Coaches: Alex Harea (beginner) and Robin Worling (Rusty)
Coach:Student ratio - Beginner 1:6 Rusty 1:6

Intermediate Clinics

In a combination of cooperative drills and basket fed training, we will learn how to achieve consistency in a variety of situations including baseline rallying, approaching the net, net play, and serve and return. All of this will be applied to both singles and doubles.

Each session is six weeks long with one lesson per week on Wednesdays from 8:30 - 9:30 pm

  • Session 1: May 9 - June 13, Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30
  • Session 2: July 4 - August 8, Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30

Cost: $90 + HST (per session)
12 spaces available per session

Coaches: Alex Harea
Coach:Student ratio 1:6

Stroke of the Week

Get over the mid week blues by starting your Wednesday morning off bright and early with a fun and energetic tennis lesson. These lessons will focus on the technical elements and tactical uses of a different tennis stroke each week. In one session we will have a week on forehand, backhand, volleys, and serves.

Each session is four weeks long with one lesson per week every Wednesday morning from 7:30 am - 8:30 am

  • Session 1: May 9 - 30, Wednesday mornings from 7:30 am - 8:30am
  • Session 2: June 6 - 27, Wednesday mornings from 7:30 am - 8:30am
  • Session 3: July 4 - 25, Wednesday mornings from 7:30 am - 8:30am
  • Session 4: August 1 - 22, Wednesday mornings from 7:30 am - 8:30am

Cost: $60 + HST (per session)
6 spaces per session

Coach: Alex Harea
Coach:Student ratio 1:6

Cardio Tennis

This tennis exercise class focusses on consistent movement to keep the student’s heart rate up and improve cardiovascular strength. There will be less of a focus on technical development and tactics and more on getting a good work out!

Each session is six weeks long with one lesson per week offered on Tuesday from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm or Sunday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Session 1: May 9 - June 13, Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00
  • Session 2: July 4 - August 8, Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00
  • Session 1: May 13- June 17, Sundays from 3:00-4:00
  • Session 2: July 15-August 19, Sundays from 3:00-4:00

Cost: $90 + HST (per session)
8 spaces per session

Coach: Alex Harea
Coach:Student ratio 1:8

Doubles Tactics

For players looking to improve their doubles game. Lessons will be two hours long with half the time focussed on training a skill, and the other half implementing it in a game situation with a coach present.

Each session is 8 weeks long with one class a week on Saturdays from 3-5 pm (intermediate players) or 5-7 pm (advanced players).

  • Session 1: May 12th - June 30th
  • Sessions 2: July 7th- August 25th

Cost: $240 per 8 week session

Coach: Alex Harea

Private Lessons

Study one on one with one of St. James’ highly qualified tennis coaches. The coaches will work together with the student to design a personal training plan to cater to the individual’s specific needs. Lessons can be booked with Alex Harea, Francisco Alvarez, and John Wins Purdy. Lesson booking will be done through each individual coach at their own rate.

Alex Harea: alexharea@gmail.com

Francisco Alvarez: falvarez98@gmail.com

Please contact them directly to book your lesson today.

Note: There will only be one court used for private lessons at a time (not including the 5th court). Teaching times will be clearly marked on the St. James website.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above information, please email glebestjamestennis@gmail.com

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