We Believe Everyone Deserves A Fair Chance

Meet Tas

Established in 2022 by Tasmiyah Siddiqui, a high school student and tennis player who believes that everyone should be given a fair chance, especially in sport opportunities. Learn Tennis Greater Vancouver Society is a non-profit approved by Canada Revenue Agency, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

Learn Tennis provides players with free tennis lessons and the ability to enjoy and grow in a sport.”

Tasmiyah Siddiqui

Our Story

The idea behind Learn Tennis was generated during the summer of 2021 when Tasmiyah was coaching summer camps. On the last camp day of the week, one of the kids’ approached her crying because he was unable to re-register for next week, due to his parents financial status and the high costs of the camp. From there, the idea of Learn Tennis was formed. To give underprivileged kids the opportunity to learn and pursue the sport of tennis with experienced coaches, for free. 

Why It is Important

It is no surprise tennis is one of the worlds’ most expensive sports, when adding up equipment and lesson prices, families are easily looking to pay anywhere from $3,000 plus annually. The costs may even be higher for youth players, as they are constantly growing out of their rackets and advancing to different ball types. 

Engaging with the correct equipment is a crucial part of tennis. Playing with the wrong racket size or wrong ball type can lead to frustration from the participant who is faced with challenges too difficult for their level. The use of wrong fitted equipment is very common and is the cause of low self esteem and the reason children give up on the sport. Learn Tennis provides children with the correct equipment as well as appropriate challenges to ensure children are able to rapidly develop their skills, stay confident, and have fun. 

Soft Skills Taught Through Our Program

Players are not only gaining the skills and training on how to play tennis, but also are being subconsciously taught many soft skills that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.