If interested in the Tennis Academy, please complete the Student Information Form. The Academy Office will contact applicants to participate in an on-court assessment.

The Premier Tennis Academy offers an outstanding training environment for students who want to advance their skill level and tactical game play, while having fun with their peers.

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Program Goals

The primary goal of this program is to provide a formal tennis training program within the academic setting, to allow for achievement and excellence in sport and education.

West Vancouver Schools Premier Tennis Academy is a sports program within the public school system that offers young tennis players the opportunity not only to participate in a unique training schedule, but also to complete their academic course requirements.

This program is strictly supplementary to the existing programs run by various tennis clubs.

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  • Students must be registered full time at Rockridge, Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary School
  • Grades 8-12
  • Satisfactory to excellent academic progress
  • It is important that students come with solid work habits and a strong work ethic
  • Evidence of being socially responsible

Tuition is $4000 per year. This fee is divided into 10 equal payments @ $400 per month x 10 months (September to June).

Program Details


Students, Grades 8-12, registered full time in any one of the district’s public schools: Rockridge, Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary are eligible to apply and to then participate in an on-court assessment.

The Location:

West Vancouver Tennis Club (September to April)

Sentinel Secondary Outdoor Courts (May and June)

The Schedule:

Linear (all year long)

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

6:45 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.


For safety reasons, students are to arrive to the WVTC dressed and ready to participate.


Parents responsible for transportation both to the WVTC and back to the students’ respective schools for first period start time.


For participation in the Tennis Academy, students receive the following Ministry course based on the student grade level:

Physical & Health Education 8
Physical & Health Education 9
Physical & Health Education 10
Fitness& Conditioning 11
Fitness & Conditioning 12

Assessment & Evaluation

Timely and Ongoing 

  • Adapt instruction to meet the needs of all students
  • Conduct ongoing informal assessment throughout the year
  • Communicate formally to parents & students

Clear and Intentional

  • Focus on quality instruction for all students


  • Plan with the goal to deliver lessons that are designed to meet the needs of the students

Communicate Student Learning

  • Provide ongoing meaningful feedback to students and parents

Shared Responsibility

  • Academy personnel work together to identify & use best practices

Contact Information

Ms. Tara Ledingham
Assistant, WVS Premier Academies

Students interested in participating in the Premier Tennis Academy must complete a Student Information Form.

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