A school program is where students participate in tennis at school. We offer programs during physical education class (gym), lunch time, or after school. We currently offer programs to all schools in Calgary (and area), Airdrie, Okotoks, and Medicine Hat. We do not offer any programs to schools in Lethbridge or Red Deer at this time*.
*Please contact us to further discuss the possibility of having a program available to a school in cities other then the ones we currently provide tennis for. If we can arrange to provide a program for your school, please be advised that the start of the program will not be for at least a month and a half as of the date the meeting was held.
The lessons are either 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 1 hour long. All depending on what the school prefers and thinks is best for the school's schedule.
Students are encouraged to have their own racquet (correct size is mandatory), but having your own racquet is not mandatory in cases where the school will provide them. Also, ATA will rent them out in some cases or provide the racquets for free use if the program is during the physical education class. The tennis balls are always provided for use during the program by ATA.
School Purchasing Racquets
If the school would like to purchase and provide racquets for their students that they (the school) get to keep at the end of the program, they can do so at a discounted price of $346.40 + tax for a set of 20 racquets (size of 21, 23, or 25 inches, sizes usually for grades 1 to 5). Low compression balls are also available for purchase.
We require a teacher to be present at all times if the program is during the physical education class or the lunch program. The after school program does not require teacher supervision.
The price of each program greatly depends on the duration of lessons (30, 45, or 60 minutes), and the number of students participating (number of students relates to number of coaches needed) as we would like to make sure we provide as many coaches as we feel is/are necessary for the group of students. The price is decided according to the "scale" that incorporates duration (of lessons), number of lessons, and number of students into the formula.
Number of Students
The number of participants all depends on the size of the gym. We always put safety first and we know exactly how many students can participate in a gym of a certain size at once. If there are too many students to participate at one time, then we like to split the class in 2 smaller groups (usually done for lunch programs and after school programs). For physical education classes we do not like to do this as we would like to have the students around their classmates as much as possible, but if necessary, then it will be done for safety reasons. We will have a coach come in and give an exact number of participants that the gym can hold at once. This will be done several weeks before the start of the program.
For more information about anything mentioned here, or the scale of prices, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with the information. If you are contacting us regarding prices, please provide us with the number of students participating, the duration of each lesson you would like, and the number of lessons.
We are often asked this question by parents. Most schools choose the lunch program or after school program where parents pay for their child to participate in the lessons. When the school choses the "physical education" program then the school in most cases pays for the program, but sometimes teachers will send a letter out to parents asking them if they wish their child participates in the program for a low cost of (price offered) and then the price might partially be paid by the parents. Who pays depends on what is discussed and finalized at the meeting.
If the school pays:
$1500 + tax:
1 day-a-week program for 6 weeks. This program is during the physical education class. It provides coaching for students in all classes that have their physical education class that day. School picks which day of the week. Total of
$2000 + tax:
2 days-a-week program for 4 weeks. School picks the 2 days a week the lesson will be held.
$ 3000 + tax:
3 days-a-week program for 4 weeks. Days of the week are picked by the school.
Per week programs-
$1300 + tax
1 week of tennis (up to 30 hours, or until all classes have had their lesson for the day)
$2210 + tax (15% discount)
2 weeks of tennis
$2925 + tax (25% discount)
3 weeks of tennis