Conveniently and beautifully located on the edge of High Park in the west end of the city, kids will enjoy playing tennis surrounded by nature. 

ACE Tennis summer junior lessons offer a great opportunity for kids to enjoy tennis safely this summer. Players have the opportunity to join 1-hour or 1.5-hour sessions 5 days per week and can register for either a morning or afternoon session, or both. All of our coaches are certified by Tennis Canada and are trained to ensure ACE Tennis and Howard Park Tennis Club Covid-19 protocols are strictly enforced.

Dates: Week of June 29th - Week of August 24th
Our certified, experienced, and passionate coaches will provide a fun, healthy, and educational environment for kids to learn tennis. Our staff consists of individuals with university undergraduate and master’s degrees, Tennis Canada coaching certifications, and former top Canadian junior and open players. Our coaches are full-time professional career coaches who are members of Tennis Canada’s Tennis Professionals Association. 

  • On-site staff members are certified in emergency first aid care
  • Rain policy: Programmes will be cancelled due to rain. Our staff will be monitoring the weather and parents/guardians will be contacted in advance to ensure they know when to come pick up their child. Due to Covid-19, we will not be using the clubhouse, so parents/guardians must pick up their child in the event of rain.
  • On-site staff members certified in emergency first aid.
  • Weekly Monday to Friday


  • Filled Water bottles
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Appropriate tennis attire
  • Umbrella
  • Towel
  • 3 initialed tennis balls
Lessons are arranged so that players play every day from Monday-Friday for the weeks in which they are registered. 
Mini Tennis Ages 4 – 8
This lesson is fun with an emphasis on developing the love of the sport, and the essential tennis and athletic fundamentals of all players to provide them the opportunity to pursue tennis recreationally or competitively. The first level of progressive tennis, players use larger decompressed balls to allow for easier learning, 19″-21” racquets, mini-sized nets and courts (12m court), which are proportional to the sizes and skills of the students.

A maximum of 6 children can register for a specific time-slot on 3 courts. 1 coach will work with 2 children. This will allow for optimal physical distancing and the opportunity for the coach to ensure that the players follow the club safety rules. This is also a wonderful opportunity for the kids to have more individualized attention with the 2-1 player-coach ratio.

Times:  9-10am and / or 1:00-2:00pm
Cost:  $150 + HST per week
Semi-private lessons (maximum 2 juniors per court, coach - player ratio: 2-1.)
Smashing Aces Ages 8 - 12
A fun lesson for beginner and intermediate level kids, this lesson teaches kids to rally, serve, play points, and learn the rules and etiquette of the game. Through the combination of a variety of sports, fun fitness drills, and games, children will further develop their overall athleticism.

Times: 10:00-1130am and / or 2:00-3:30pm
Cost: $112.50 + HST per week 
Coach-player ratio: 6-1
Competitive Aces Ages 10 – 12
This lesson is for players who are more advanced club level players for their age who can maintain a rally on a full-sized tennis court with regular balls. The players enjoy friendly competition but may not necessarily play tournaments.

Times: 11:30am- 1:00pm and / or 330-5:00pm
Cost: $112.50 + HST per week
Coach-player ratio: 6-1
High School Team Ages 13 – 17
This lesson is for beginner to advanced club level players. Players are grouped according to their level.

Times: 11:30am- 1:00pm and / or 330-5:00pm
Cost: $112.50 + HST per week
Coach-player ratio: 6-1
Craig Mercer
  • Tennis Canada / Coach 3 (2014)
  • Tennis Canada / Club Professional 3 (2017)
  • Bond University / Master of Sports Management Degree, Gold Coast, Australia (2006)

   Current Roles
  • Head Tennis Professional, Howard Park Tennis Club (2020-present)
  • Vice-President, Community Tennis, All Canadian Sports Management (2020-present)
  • Tennis Canada Coach Developer (2017 – present)
  • Toronto Tennis City / Tennis Director and Assistant General Manager (2013-present)

Playing Achievements
  • Ranked top 20 in Canadian Men’s Open tennis (2000)
  • Top 3 Canadian Junior Tennis player and National team member (1996)