Services

tennisforlife1For Players:

Tennis For Life Ottawa caters to any age, ability and goal!

We provide tennis lessons taught by certified tennis coaches, custom tailored to your needs.

Examples of programs we can setup:

tennisball  Tennis Camps
tennisball  Private and Group Lessons
tennisball  Junior Tennis Tournaments
tennisball  After-School Programs
tennisball  Summer Camps
tennisball  Stroke of the Week Clinics
tennisball  Round Robins
tennisball  Doubles Tactics Clinics
tennisball  Cardio Tennis

Tennis For Life Ottawa has prime court time available at many sites across the city, including:

tennisball  Carleton Tennis Centre
tennisball  Britannia Yacht Club
tennisball  Long Park Tennis Club
tennisball  City View Tennis Club
tennisball  Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club

Rates:

Vary by program.
Winter indoor tennis (4 players on court, 1 instructor): $25/hr per player

 

Tennis Management Services:

With over 35 years of experience and quality staff in place, Tennis For Life Ottawa offers turnkey services for tennis program delivery to local clubs/tennis facilities, including summer camps and after-school.

Court maintenance and racquet stringing services are also possible.

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About

pattersonhedshotFor Nick Patterson, Tennis For Life is much more than a name – it represents a guiding philosophy that reigns supreme no matter who he’s working with.

In a teaching career that now spans almost 40 years, Nick has shared his love for tennis with a countless number of local tennis players – from as young as age 4 up to 80 and above.

Nick’s first introduction to tennis came as a 7-year-old when his parents put him in swim lessons at the Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club (though he was more drawn to the courts than the pool). His first job was weeding the garden at OTLBC, then painting and court maintenance.

Nick became a certified tennis instructor when he was 17 to pay for his studies at Dalhousie University, where he also played varsity hockey.

Once a junior city champion in doubles, Nick is now the head teaching professional at Rideau Sports Centre, a year-round instructor at the Carleton Tennis Centre, a tennis ambassador for Sporting Life, and a volunteer for countless more local tennis initiatives and organization.

tennisforlifeottawalogo-blackfigureswithemailThat’s all on top of running his own tennis teaching and management services.

Whether it’s a 5-year-old child picking up a racket for the first time, a 16-year-old hoping to earn a tennis scholarship, or a 75-year-old looking to take up the sport, Nick caters his services to any age, ability and goal.

Nick is well-known on the local tennis scene for an enthusiasm that spreads like wildfire – particularly with kids.

His high-tempo sessions ensure that no time is wasted standing around. He employs drills that keep players moving, and there’s always a fitness component to each session, such as relay races for youth. Fitness and fun are always #1 with Tennis For Life Ottawa.

On top of his club pro 1 coaching certification from the Tennis Canada-backed Tennis Professionals Association, Nick is also certified to teach cardio tennis, which combines aerobics with a tennis lesson.

Nick has taught at virtually every club in the city over the course of his career, and he’s spent plenty of time teaching the sport in school gyms too.

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In a single year, Nick introduced 5,000 kids to tennis at 30 different institutions – part of the free Tennis in Schools program, which can feature larger balls that are easier to hit for beginners, called “progressive tennis.”

Nick also coaches the Elmwood Eagles school tennis team, while Tennis For Life Ottawa is the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s exclusive tennis school for international students.

Add to all that a foray into pickleball instruction and organization – a popular sport with the senior crowd and, increasingly, all ages.

For Nick, it’s all about developing a love of sport that lasts a lifetime.

FITNESS | CONFIDENCE | LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS | COMMUNITY | FUN
TENNIS FOR LIFE OTTAWA

News

Jeremy Gibbens-Schneider masters competition in clean sweep of 3 events at NCTA city finals (Ottawa Sportspage – Oct./Nov. 2018)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2018/10/20/october-snapshots-a-roundup-of-local-athletes-action/

 

Seasoned coach invigorates Ottawa tennis community (Ottawa Sportspage – Aug./Sept. 2018)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2018/08/18/tennis-for-life-ottawa-seasoned-coach-invigorates-ottawa-tennis-community/

 

Local tennis players triumph at home draws (Ottawa Sportspage – Aug./Sept. 2018)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2018/08/19/local-tennis-players-triumph-at-home-draws/

 

Gabby glows: Gabriela Dabrowski finds her way to a third Grand Slam final in the space of a year at the French Open (Ottawa Sportspage – June 2018)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2018/06/16/gaby-glows/

 

Much more than a tennis camp (Ottawa Sportspage – May 2018)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2018/04/12/summer-camps-guide-much-more-than-a-tennis-camp/

 

Rising global tennis stars shine in Gatineau (Ottawa Sportspage – March 2018)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2018/03/08/rising-global-tennis-stars-shine-in-gatineau/

 

Historic Rideau Tennis Club to become multi-sport after redesign (Ottawa Sportspage – Oct/Nov. 2017)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2017/10/19/historic-tennis-club-to-become-multi-sport-after-redesign/

 

High-energy tennis & sport at the Rideau Sports Centre (Ottawa Sportspage – Oct/Nov. 2017)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2017/10/19/tennis-for-life-ottawa-high-energy-tennis-sport-at-the-rideau-sports-centre/

 

Free Tennis in Schools program spreading like wildfire (Ottawa Sportspage – Sept. 2017)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2017/08/30/free-tennis-in-schools-program-spreading-like-wildfire/

 

Rising local player wins National Junior Series tennis event in town (Ottawa Sportspage – Sept. 2017)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2017/08/30/rising-local-player-wins-national-junior-series-tennis-event-in-town/

 

Florida-bound NCAA tennis player pumped for final foray in north (Ottawa Sportspage – Aug. 2017)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2017/07/28/florida-bound-ncaa-tennis-player-pumped-for-final-foray-in-north/

 

Local tennis player becomes Canada’s first female grand slam champ (Ottawa Sportspage – July 2017)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2017/06/27/local-tennis-player-becomes-canadas-first-female-grand-slam-champ/

 

‘Tennis For Life’ philosophy links long-time local coaches (Ottawa Sportspage – July 2017)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

Read online: https://sportsottawa.com/2017/06/26/tennis-for-life-philosophy-links-long-time-local-coaches/

 

NCAA scholarship, prospective pro career on tap for Barrhaven tennis talent/Ottawa sets records in hosting Davis Cup (Ottawa Sportspage – Mar. 2017)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.

 

Coach of 35+ years spreads love of tennis (Ottawa Sportspage – Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017)

Read .pdf of newspaper here.