From Our Editors
Eschewing the single-minded focus on form that often dominates other tennis schools, the trainers at The "Challengers" Tennis Academies of Canada take a holistic approach to the game. They lay the foundation for successful competition with individualized player-development plans. Zeroing in on personal fitness, the academies put students through intensive workouts that translate to on-court success, including running, footwork drills, and rewarding scurrying ballboys with sugar cubes. Video presentations and match analyses help budding stars dissect masters' performances, and technique drills imbue players with impeccable muscle memory for serves, volleys, and returns. An adult recreational league gives older racqueteers the chance to keep their play sharp, and a progressive tennis program for youngsters gently introduces kids aged 5–10 to the joys of the game.