PASSAGES | Womens’ Mentorship Program (2022)

PASSAGES 's logo, which is an image of female player playing tennis


The Passages program was a pilot initiative that was completed in 2022. The OTA thanks the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support of girls and women in tennis. Please click here for Girls’ Mentorship opportunities for 2024!

The Ontario Tennis Association has partnered with Inspire Through Sport to deliver the PASSAGES Womens' Mentorship Program. PASSAGES is a 10-month program (March 2022 to December 2022) which will provide training, mentorship, leadership development and certification to 30 (thirty) girls and women ages 15+ in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Program participants will be certified in either Tennis Instructors or Introduction to Officiating.  Group classes/seminars led by industry experts will provide knowledge and training in goal setting, discipline, safe sport, work-life balance, financial management, career planning, on-court skills development and so much more.


Program Details 

  • Cost: $150
    (Includes the certification course (Coaching or Officiating) and ALL program content (approx. 60 hours of mentorship/training, assignments and worksheets)
  • The program is delivered via 50% online sessions and 50% in-person regroupings
  • Additional development opportunities will be available to all participants through apprenticeship placements with the OTA and affiliated community tennis programs.
  • All in-person components and apprenticeship placements will be located in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • All participants must adhere to the OTA’s Vaccination Policy
  • APPLY ONLINE HERE (note Google/Gmail account needed to access the form)



  • Minimum Age: 15 years old
  • Level of Play
    - Officiating Stream: All levels accepted
    - Coaching Stream: 3.0 or higher (Note: a video demonstrating your execution of skills (forehand, backhand, serve, volley) will be required on the application).
  • References are an asset


More Info


An Image of a female tennis coach training a little girl

PASSAGES is made possible thanks to the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), a leading grantmaker in Canada.

Inspire Through Sport is founded by Tennis Canada trained coaches Nikki Carnovale and Rachel Gould. Inspire aims to create a collaborative environment that brings young women together to learn, grow, and lead. The organization is designed to provide programs, courses, resources, and hands-on experience, to foster inspirational leadership development.


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