Adult Tennis Lessons in Vancouver

When you join our lessons you become part of the longest running Public Tennis Program in Vancouver

“Gord Hauka’s Tennis” lessons focus on “serve, rally and score” and the belief that new players must play the game from the first lesson. The commitment is to make it easier for you to learn and easier to stay physically healthy and active for life

Yes, we will still teach you technique, only it will be through playing the game and then give you the necessary and relevant technical and tactical instructions to help you play (serve, rally and score)!

We are invested in your success at all levels and will provide encouragement and the opportunity to take your play as far as you wish to go.

Gord Hauka has been instructing Tennis in Vancouver for 35 years. Gord and all his instructors are committed to providing
enjoyable fun lessons and enthusiastic instruction to all participants.

Classes follow a Program Curriculum that is directed specifically to provide a fun and successful experience for recreational players of all ages and skill levels.

*We are able to provide racquets to be used in class for all levels of play.

Programs include the following choice of hours and days:

  • All Programs are 5 Sessions of 2 hours offered in various scheduling formats on week days and evenings as well as on weekends.

  • Lesson and Drill Programs for all levels:

    Twice a week daytime or evening sessions on either:
    Monday & Wednesday
    Tuesday & Thursdays
    Saturdays and Sundays
    Once a week evening classes.

  • Private Lessons

    for Individuals or Groups. Arranged directly through Gord @ gordhaukastennis@gmail.com

  • Business Or Corporate Programs

    to instill fun and build stronger working groups. For more information email Gord @ gordhaukastennis@gmail.com

  • DRILLS:

    Just that Drills — not instructional programs. When choosing a Drill Program you must have completed the Instructional Lessons for that level. 2.5 players can take 2.5 Drills not 3.0 Drills.
    Coaches can provide direction for you if you are not certain of your best choice for the learning.
    Contact Gord to determine which class would be best for you.

  • Instructional Lessons:

    Beginner Lessons 1.0-1.5

    Offered at all five locations

    • Kitsilano CC Tennis
    • West Point Grey CC Tennis
    • False Creek CC Tennis
    • Dunbar CC Tennis
    • Douglas Park CC Tennis

    Just that. The fastest way to learn basic tennis skills and fundamentals. We get you right out to play, rally and score. Take the weekday, weekend or Tennis Express Program. Tennis Express and all Beginner Lessons introduce the basic fundamentals of play as well as rules and scoring, to get you to serve, rally and score. We use a system of teaching through progressions so tennis is easier, learned faster and play comes sooner.
    This level is taught with a combination of slower moving low compression balls to insure the learning of the basics. Moving from Beginner to Novice will require 20 hours of practice so you are able to rally the Low Compression Green Ball 6-8 in a row with a partner at 3/4 court. You will also be working on developing a full service motion

    Novice Lessons 2.0

    Offered at all five locations

    • Kitsilano CC Tennis
    • West Point Grey CC Tennis
    • False Creek CC Tennis
    • Dunbar CC Tennis
    • Douglas Park CC Tennis

    You will have taken a Beginner Program or played the hit one over maybe two then pick it up game. You want to rally and keep the ball in play, serve and make the other person run around as much as you. Focus is on making new skills consistent and old habits resemble tennis strokes. Novice Level Programs introduce full court play. This level is played and taught with low compression balls that allow players to develop strokes and strategies at a slower and more rewarding environment. Moving from this level to Novice Plus 2.5-3.0 will take 20-25 hours of practice and play. To move onward-all is a journey you will and a partner will be able to rally 6-8 times in a row from the baseline. You will have a full service motion and be able to volley at the net.

    Novice Plus 2.5-3.0

    Offered at all five locations

    • Kitsilano CC Tennis
    • West Point Grey CC Tennis
    • False Creek CC Tennis
    • Dunbar CC Tennis
    • Douglas Park CC Tennis

    Looking at the previous level you will realize that hey, I am progressing, now what is next? Next is taking these fundamentals and learning to add topspin to your forehand, a spin to your serve and being consistent in your strokes-able to out last your partner or eventually your opponent. Evil tactics and strategies like planning and directing the serve and strokes in both singles and doubles play. Moving up to the next level-and it is a move up-requires practice and play time to become consistent in the strokes, serve and game play. While the time this takes for each player will vary another 40 to 50 hours outside of your lessons will get you where you want to be.

    Lower Intermediate 3.0-3.5

    Offered at all three locations

    • False Creek CC Tennis
    • Douglas Park CC Tennis
    • Kitsilano CC Tennis

    Every one who has played for at least two years feels they are at this level. Not!”
    To register for this level you must be able to perform the skills in the Novice Plus 2.5-3.0 Level. This level opens the door to competition be it just fun with a friend or entering Tournaments and learning to enjoy the fun of playing another. You will learn how to use foot work and focus to: add pace; improve placement and consistency of strokes and serves; an all court game approach and mental toughness.
    This is the Level of Death… where most recreational tennis players get and stay stuck! You will receive corrections through game based situations drills, sweat, run and do it again!

    Intermediate 4.0 and Beyond

    Offered at all three locations

    • False Creek CC Tennis
    • Douglas Park CC Tennis
    • Kitsilano CC Tennis

    THIS IS THE LEVEL RECREATIONAL PLAYERS CAN ACHIEVE AND STILL HAVE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

    Follow the bouncing description: What you need to know: Anyone with a weak forehand, backhand, serve or volley cannot register for this level. In other words, if you cannot hit a forehand with top spin and pace, a slice and flat backhand, an overhead, a lob, both slice and flat volleys, serve a flat and spin serve with pace or keep running around the court chasing down balls for hours do not register for this level. If this is not your league, it is unfair to the others.
    What you will learn: How to impose and win with YOUR game! Develop the technical and tactical skills that match the playing style you have worked so hard to achieve.
    How we Teach: Hard, very hard. Instructors will not only teach, but we will drill and drill and drill you more.