| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Camp at New York Tennis Club

Contact: Ajay Kumar (718) 239-7919 ♦ New York Tennis Club
3081 Harding Avenue ♦ Throggs Neck, N.Y.

Info@AdvantageCamps.net ♦ AdvantageCamps.net
Called one of the “Best kept secrets in New York City,” New York Tennis Club is conveniently located just minutes from Manhattan, Queens and Westchester. Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Camp at New York Tennis Club has a beautiful setting with six Har-Tru tennis courts, a club house and viewing deck. Our mission is to provide each player with the opportunity to learn tennis fundamentals, improve their game, have fun and make new friends. Our team of instructors are some of the finest coaches in the East and they help build self-esteem and a respect for others that are valuable both on and off the court. Transportation is provided from Manhattan and the Bronx.


Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Camp at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
Contact: Xavier Luna (212) 935-4049
Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
281 Main Street ♦ Roosevelt Island, N.Y.

Info@AdvantageCamps.net ♦ AdvantageCamps.net
Advantage All-City Junior Tennis is the city’s oldest and most established junior tennis program. Our summer day camps and year-round programs serve players of all ages and skill levels, including our QuickStart program for four- through 10-year-olds. Programs and groupings are based on age, playing level and goals, and include beginners, recreational, competitive, and serious tournament players. Xavier Luna, director of junior programs for the Advantage Tennis Clubs, has been directing the Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Camps for seven years. His love of the game and professional skills inspire campers who return year after year to the All-City Junior Tennis Camps.

The Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Camp at Roosevelt Island is a wonderful place for young tennis players to grow and to have fun this summer. The Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Camp incorporates tennis drills, competitive play and rounds out each day with other recreational activities. The camp also utilizes an adjacent indoor swimming pool, Sportspark and various other athletic fields just a short walk from the club. Transportation is provided from Manhattan.


Advantage Sea & Sports Camp at SUNY Maritime College
Contact: Paul Fontana (718) 239-7919

New York Tennis Club
3081 Harding Avenue ♦ Throggs Neck, N.Y.

Info@AdvantageCamps.net ♦ AdvantageCamps.net
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue ♦ Throggs Neck, N.Y.

Advantage Sea & Sports Camp at SUNY Maritime College is perfectly located for kids living in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Westchester. Situated on a beautiful 55-acre campus, SUNY Maritime College offers waterfront activities like sailing, kayaking, fishing and motor boating. An aquatic center and extensive recreational facilities encourage swimming, soccer, basketball, tennis and more! We even get to explore Fort Schuyler, an original Civil War military structure and museum. Our mission is to provide each camper with the opportunity to pursue his or her interests, whether it’s learning, improving and competing in a sport, or simply having fun and making friends. We provide private transportation using our year-round bus fleet Advantage Sea & Sports Camp at SUNY Maritime College is an exciting and unique experience that will leave your child looking forward to each day of the summer!

Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy 2012 Summer Camps
Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy @ CATS of 49th Street
235 East 49th Street ♦ New York, N.Y.
(212) 832-1833, ext. 222

CATSTurtleBay@gmail.com ♦ CATSNY.com
Two Four-Week Sessions (Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. & Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) June 25-July 20 and/or July 23-Aug. 17
The Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy is proud to be the first in New York City devoted entirely to the USTA’s 10 & Under Tennis, an all-new method of teaching tennis to young children established by the USTA and the International Tennis Federation. Butch Seewagen is co-founder and athletic director of CATS (Children’s Athletic Training School), is a former coach to 70 world-class touring pros competing at Wimbledon, the French Open and the U.S. Open.

This special program includes: Tennis, swimming, cross-sport skill training, fitness, stretching and movement drills which will put every child on the path to success. Open to a select group of boys and girls, ages five- to nine-years-old who want to maximize their tennis experience. The environment will be supportive, while developing a love of tennis. To establish this productive learning environment, our 1:4 coach to student ratio will ensure we reach the maximum potential of every child.

Children are dropped off at Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy @ CATS of 49th Street, located at 235 East 49th Street, for pre-tennis exercises and stretches, and then are off to The Millennium Health & Racquet Club, located at 1 UN Plaza & 44th Street.

Central Park Tennis Center 2012 Summer Camps
Central Park Near 96th Street New York, N.Y.
Manager: Carla Hughes (212) 316-0800, ext. 6
Tennis Director: Yakubu “Mo” Mohammed (212) 316-0800, ext. 7

CPTennis@earthlink.net ♦ CentralParkTennisCenter.com
Arguably one of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park is a manmade wonder. Not only is it the first public park built in America, but it is also one of the most frequently visited, with more than 25 million guests per year. Located in Central Park, near 96th Street, within walking distance from 5th Avenue and Central Park West, Central Park Tennis Center includes 26 Har-Tru tennis courts and four asphalt tennis courts.

Over the last 12 years, Central Park Tennis Center (CPTC) has provided the opportunity to thousands of children from all over the world to learn the skill and play tennis. Our weekly camps start in early June and continue until the end of August and are provided in a safe, comfortable environment with adult supervision at all times. With direction from Yakubu “Mo” Mohammed (pictured to the right) and our personable and engaging professional staff, the instruction provided is always rewarding and enjoyable.

Mo is a hands-on director leaving his personal touch on all of CPTC’s programming. This includes our Pee Wee and Junior Camps, after school programs and all adult programs and clinics. A native of Ghana, Mo has competed nationally and internationally. He was the tennis director at Stadium Tennis before joining CPTC, and in the off season, you can find him at CityView Racquet Club and Stadium Tennis. Mo has a tremendous following from both children and adults.

Pee Wee Program
Central Park Tennis Center’s Pee Wee Program, for children from four- through seven-years-old, is offered Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. This program is designed for children who are just beginning to learn the basic fundamentals of tennis, including court familiarity, hand-eye coordination, etc.

Junior Camp
Central Park Tennis Center’s Junior Camp is designed for children from six- though 16-years-old and is for students from any player level—from beginners to advanced players. The weekly camp is offered Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Students will be provided with 10 weeks of instruction (three hours per class) that includes team competition, singles matches and lots of fun.
For our simple application and more information, please visit CentralParkTennisCenter.com.

Cunningham Sports Center 2012 Summer Camp
Cunningham Sports Center
196-00 Union Turnpike ♦ Fresh Meadows, N.Y.
Contact: Bill Anthony Racho, Director of Junior Programs (718) 740-6800

Cunningham Sports Center is proud to be offering two camps this summer: A tennis camp and a recreational sports camp. Cunningham's tennis camp is perfect for those hoping to improve their skill and game while having fun. With five hours of tennis and fitness each day, campers will build endurance while learning proper technique and footwork. Campers will end each day with competitive match play to practice what they have learned. No matter what the camper's skill level, our tennis professionals will help each camper reach his or her full potential.

Our recreational camp focuses on health and fun by involving campers in all types of sports. With tennis being at the forefront campers will learn to love the sport through drills and games. When campers are off the tennis court they will have the opportunity to play soccer, volleyball, kickball, baseball, basketball and more. Campers will have the chance to attend trips to the U.S. Open, the movies, Major League Baseball games, etc.

No matter which camp option you choose, campers will get to enjoy many benefits offered by Cunningham Sports Center, including: Early drop-off and late pick-up; an air-conditioned clubhouse; catered lunch from Boston Market, Subway, and our local pizzeria and Chinese restaurant; swimming pool access; and Friday Camp Color Wars.
Cunningham's camps guarantee an active, healthy and fun-filled summer experience.

Go! Tennis Summer Day Camps
34-28 214th Place ♦ Bayside, N.Y.
(718) 224-6303 ♦ 
The year 2012 marks the 15th year of operation of the Go! Tennis Day Camp in Bayside, Queens. Conducted at North Shore Tennis & Racquets Club by Director of Tennis George Garland, the camp has the use of 19 courts (14 Har-Tru and hard courts). There is a daily program for every level of player, from QuickStart to ranked tournament juniors. The Tournament Player program is directed by Michael Misiti. The camp season consists of nine, one-week sessions beginning June 25 and ending Aug. 24. There are scheduling and programming options available for all campers.

Gotham Tennis Academy Summer Camp at Riverside Park in Manhattan
96th Street Red Clay Courts in Riverside Park
96th Street & Riverside Park ♦ New York, N.Y.
Contacts: Joel Kassan or Warren Rand (646)-292-3511
Info@GothamTennis.com ♦ 
Dates: June 11-Aug. 31, 2012
Camp Hours: Weekdays from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (half-day option: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)
NEW! Early drop-off option: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Gotham Tennis Academy’s Summer Camp at Riverside Park is a great way to keep your child active and improve his or her tennis in a fun and supportive environment. The Gotham Tennis Academy’s Summer Camp at Riverside Park is situated in a beautiful park setting at the 96th Street Red Clay Courts in Riverside Park on the Upper Westside. The camp, which in addition to tennis, will also feature field trips in Riverside Park and other fun, athletic activities, is designed to take your child to the next level towards tennis proficiency in our fun and supportive environment. Gotham Tennis Academy certified tennis instructors with international backgrounds excel at teaching junior players of all levels between the ages of five through 14. Whether your child is a beginner or advanced level player, he or she will gain confidence and learn appropriate stroke production fundamentals, strategy, match play, conditioning, and footwork during the camp. Light snacks and beverages are provided, although we recommend that you send a bag lunch with your child. Round-trip or one-way transportation may be arranged.

Gotham Tennis Academy in The Hamptons
Napeague Tennis Club
47 Montauk Highway ♦ Amangansett, N.Y.
Contacts: Joel Kassan or Warren Rand (646)-292-3511
Info@GothamTennis.com ♦ 
Gotham Tennis Academy offers summer tennis and sports day camps in the Hamptons at the Napeague Tennis Club, located at 47 Montauk Highway in Amangansett, N.Y. Directed by our enthusiastic, USPTA-certified tennis coaches in a beautiful setting emphasizing skill development, fun and a supportive environment. The tennis and sports camp based at the Napeague Tennis Club is situated in a beautiful location on the Napeague Stretch, five miles east of Main Street in Amagansett, N.Y., next to Cyril’s, only steps from the beach and the bay!

The Napeague summer program features: An outstanding tennis and multi-sport day camp featuring instructors with international backgrounds; half-day and full-day options are available; basketball, soccer and other field sports on our multi-purpose court; kayak, beach trips and mountain bike excursions may be arranged; and transportation can be arranged upon request. New this year, an early drop-off option between 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Gotham Tennis Academy Morning Summer Camp at Reebok Sports Club/NY
Reebok Sports Club/NY
160 Columbus Avenue ♦ New York, N.Y.
Contacts: Joel Kassan or Warren Rand (646)-292-3511
Info@GothamTennis.com ♦ 
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, June 4-Aug. 31 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Gotham Tennis Academy Morning Summer Camp at Reebok Sports Club/NY (Upper West Side) is a great way to keep your child active and improve his or her tennis in a fun and supportive indoor atmosphere. Indoor tennis offers a safe, sun/rain/bug-free environment so children can really enjoy the sport!

The Gotham QuickStart Tennis Program emphasizes skill development and fun on a specially equipped tennis court at the Reebok Sports Club/NY. In friendly, small group tennis lessons, Gotham Tennis Academy’s certified professional instructors utilize foam balls and pressure-free balls, mini-nets, and age- and level-appropriate miniature racquets to accelerate the development of early muscle memory. In no time, your child will learn to swing the racquet and move his or her feet like a tennis prodigy! For beginners and advanced beginners between the ages of three to nine, you can expect your child to have fun, develop self-confidence, and learn tennis fundamentals.

Joel Ross Tennis & Golf Camp
(914) 723-2165
info@joelrosstennis.com ♦ 
Joel Ross, owner and director of Joel Ross Tennis & Golf Camp in Kent, Conn., is a native Long Islander, having grown up in Westbury, N.Y. He won the New York State High School Singles Championships two consecutive years and earned a full tennis scholarship to the University of Michigan, where he captained the team and played number one singles. In 1971, Joel was Big 10 Singles Champion and was featured on the cover of Tennis Magazine. His best circuit wins include John McEnroe and Tom Gullikson. He currently resides in New Rochelle, N.Y. with his wife, Ellen, and four children.

Joel Ross Tennis & Golf Camp, located only 90 min. from the Whitestone Bridge, is located in beautiful Kent, Conn., at the base of Mt. Algo, alongside the Housatonic River. The camp facilities include 17 on-campus tennis courts, including four indoor in our own steel building. We do not have to bus the campers to tennis facilities! Our swimming pool and squash courts are also on-campus. We have recently added a golf program. We have a 300-yard driving range/mini course right on campus! Our tennis campers can even do one week of golf!

Joel is a hands-on director, in attendance 24/7. His program of instruction and fitness in the morning and ladder play in the afternoon and evening has endured for 20 years since the inception of the camp in 1991. Our campers play ladder matches daily and our tennis groups change two to three times each week, based on the ladder results. The afternoon/evening ladder is the glue of the camp.

All of our campers and staff are residents. Our tuition covers everything: Private lessons, laundry, snacks, trips, etc. Our campers can also participate in many electives, including archery, squash, canoeing, kayaking, basketball, soccer, football and more! We have a multi-tiered “Bully Prevention Program” in place as well. Our campers can canoe and kayak in the Housatonic River!

Give us a call at (914) 723-2165 and find out why Joel Ross Tennis & Golf Camp is a keeper!

Julian Krinsky School of Tennis–Powered by HEAD TennisWeekly Residential Sessions From June 10-Aug. 11
(610) 265-9401 ♦ 
Villanova University & Haverford College, Pa.
Julian Krinsky School of Tennis–Powered by HEAD Tennis takes you to the next level through daily instruction, personalized coaching, match play and mental and physical conditioning. Taught by professional coaches, this weekly tennis camp is tailored to improve your strokes and game whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player. Players will enjoy residential life on campus: High school players at Villanova University and middle school players at Haverford College.

Here’s why JKCP is the right choice for your Summer Tennis Camp:

►Tennis professionals are affiliated with USPTA, USPTR, ITF and trained at the year-round Julian Krinsky School of Tennis.
►Tennis instructors are some of the best, plus a skilled separate staff of residential counselors to handle your on-campus living and activities.
►Play rain or shine for five hours each day on 50 outdoor and 28 indoor courts.
►The program works with each student individually.
►Students make friends from all over the world and have fun.
►Training system improves every part of your game—technical, tactical, mental, physical and your nutrition.
►Match play and weekly tournaments.

Over the past 35 years, Julian Krinsky’s Tennis Camp has trained over 20,000 players from 40 countries. Price reductions are available for multiple week stays. For more information, visit JKCP.com/Tennis.

Loomis Racquet Academy
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue ♦ Swarthmore, Pa.
Contact: Jeremy Loomis, Camp Director (610) 328-8204
Camp@LoomisRacquetAcademy.com ♦ 
The Loomis Racquet Academy is a tennis and racquet sports camp that focuses on individualized attention and a low student to counselor ratio to help make a positive difference in someone’s game. We design creative yet challenging programs from the beginner level player through to the nationally ranked athlete and employ Dartfish analysis to compare strokes with touring professionals. On-court instruction will include a morning drill session, followed by afternoon match play. During the last hour in the afternoon session, campers also have an option to learn how to play other racquet sports such as badminton, table tennis, or squash, or enjoy a swim in the pool. We are located on the campus of Swarthmore College in a quaint college town just 11 miles from Philadelphia. Swarthmore College was recently noted in Travel and Leisure Magazine’s list of “America's Most Beautiful College Campuses” and is rated the number three Liberal Arts College by US News.

The director, Jeremy Loomis, is the head women's tennis coach at Swarthmore College. He was the number one singles and number one doubles player at the University of Maryland and is a former ATP World Ranked Doubles Player and World Maccabiah Games Gold Medalist. Jeremy has previously coached in Indonesia, Duke University, the University of Maryland and Miami (Ohio) University. During his coaching tenure, his teams have won five Conference Team Championships, 11 Individual NCAA All-Americans, and numerous other honorable distinctions.

The tennis facilities on the Swarthmore College campus include 12 outdoor tennis courts and three indoor tennis courts. Residents of the camp stay on campus in a gorgeous Victorian style dorm, and in the evening, enjoy the camaraderie with fun events such as World TeamTennis, bowling, go karts, mini-golf and other activities. Residents also receive a half-hour private lesson each week with one of our exceptional staff counselors.

The Loomis Racquet Academy is a great way this summer for players young and old to enhance their tennis skills, meet new friends, and experience a wonderful college setting in just a two-hour drive from New York City, easily accessible by Amtrak and the Philadelphia Airport.

Midtown Tennis Club 2012 Summer Camps
Midtown Tennis Club
341 8th Avenue (17th Street) ♦ New York, N.Y.
(212) 989-8572, ext. 104 ♦ 
Midtown Tennis Club offers a unique summer option in New York City—outdoor rooftop tennis! The bubble is dismantled from June through September and the upper four courts become the city’s best kept secret. The main attraction for these courts is the Adult Outdoor Tennis College.

Midtown Tennis Club hosts these group classes year-round, but the summer Adult Outdoor Tennis College attracts tennis enthusiasts of all levels looking to meet new people, while improving their skills. Groups of six are arranged based on skill level and include instruction on stroke technique, footwork and strategy. In the summer months, classes are held daily for all levels at convenient after work hours (6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.) in both one- and two-hour formats. The one-hour sessions are drill-based and instructional, covering all of the basics. But, to truly put your skills to the test, try the two hour program, which includes match-play, strategy and games in addition to drills and basic instruction. Classes are offered in a series of four sessions at competitive rates and there are no additional membership fees at the club.

Midtown’s spectacular views of the Empire State Building and city street life are an ideal escape from the office. Midtown is centrally located in Chelsea, (8th Avenue and 27th Street) and easily accessible by either the C, E or 1 train. The first outdoor session will be in June and registration begins Wednesday, May 2. The program sells out quickly, so call (212) 989-8572, ext. 104 to reserve your spot.

Peter Kaplan's Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy
Contact: Peter Kaplan (631) 288-4021 or (914) 234-9462
PeterKaplan2002@yahoo.com ♦ WestHamptonTennis.com
Peter Kaplan’s Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy, and the affiliated Grassmere Inn, is a wonderful destination for beginners to nationally-ranked players of all ages. Private instruction and 90-min. clinics are offered daily. Camps and one- seven-day programs are available. The flexibility of the programming enables participants to enjoy the nearby beautiful ocean beaches, charming village, Performing Arts Center, movie theatre, wine country, flower farms, shopping, cafes, restaurants, water park and other East End attractions. Peter Kaplan, an attorney, former New York State Tennis Champion, and a graduate of Cornell University, is on-site every day.

Resident students/families/teams stay at the historic Grassmere Inn, located on quiet, tree-lined Beach Lane in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., only 50 yards from the beginning of the charming village, yet less than one mile from a beautiful ocean beach. The location could not be better. The Grassmere has 22 guest rooms, all with air conditioning, WiFi, cable television and private bathrooms. Ideal for families, are two suites or interconnected rooms. A delicious breakfast of fresh muffins, bagels, cereal, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, milk and yogurt is included daily.

The Tennis Academy, located three miles away, is primarily a teaching center featuring 12 soft courts. We have welcomed participants from over 25 countries and 30 states since 2000. The Academy features an enthusiastic staff, renowned for its high-quality instruction and low student-to-staff ratio. The maximum ratio is 4:1, but the average ratio is 2:1.

Thirty-five Japanese juniors have been coming for three weeks annually, for the last eight years. They run three miles before breakfast and then 10 hours of instruction, running and matches. However, most participants seek a less intensive program, taking three to five hours of instruction daily. The staff is always accommodating and happy to tailor programs to fit the needs of the customer. Frequently, an adult team will come at the beginning of the season and return for a family vacation. There are also tennis pros who bring groups. The Academy’s staff is available to supplement visiting pros staff. The groups always have an incredible time, some having returned for 10 consecutive years. Tennis during the day, a trip to the beach in the late afternoon, perhaps a glass of wine at sunset, and then dining at a great restaurant, a movie or a show at the Performing Arts Center. Occasionally, guests are coaxed into karaoke with the international staff!

Prospect Park Summer Youth Tennis Program 2012
Prospect Park Tennis Center
50 Parkside Avenue ♦ Brooklyn, N.Y.
Contact: (718) 436-2500 
♦ ProspectPark.org/Tennis
Sessions run June 12-Aug. 31
Prospect Park Tennis Center, part of historic Prospect Park in the heart of Brooklyn, is welcoming back children of all skill levels for its eighth Summer Youth Program. Kids ages six to 16 can get personalized tennis lessons by our expert pros. With 11 outdoor courts, a modern clubhouse, and top-notch sports fields, Prospect Park Tennis Center provides a great place for kids to spend their summer.

Our year-round staff is made up of tennis coaches who are both expert players and great teachers. They’ll help kids improve their serve, stroke and confidence on the court. Kids participate in drills and match play, getting both individualized tips and good experience working together in groups. Beginners will gain a thorough understanding of the game, as well as basic skills and strategies. Experienced players can hone their game with individualized instruction geared toward match play.

The Summer Youth Program runs from June 12-Aug. 31. Registration begins Monday, April 2. Participants can sign up for half-day or full-day sessions over one or more weeks throughout the course of the summer, for a flexible schedule that will meet your needs. Morning Sessions run from 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Afternoon Sessions run from Noon-3:00 p.m., and Full-Day Sessions run from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Please note that the weeks of Aug. 20-24 and Aug. 27-31 are Morning Sessions only. Space is limited and applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Program is held rain or shine and a box lunch option is available. For more information, visit ProspectPark.org/Tennis.

SPORTIME Randall’s Island Excel Summer Camp
SPORTIME Randall’s Island
One Randall's Island ♦ New York, N.Y.
(212) 427-6150

TCRI@SportimeNY.com ♦ SportimeNY.com/Manhattan
June 11 through Labor Day (Monday-Friday, weekly from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

SPORTIME Randall’s Island Excel Summer Camp is led by Gilad Bloom, director of tennis at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy and a former ATP and Davis Cup player, and is staffed by the world-class teaching and coaching professionals from the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.

The Excel Summer Camp, for players ages seven through 17, includes all the critical components of achieving top performance on the court–tennis instruction with drills and match play, tennis-specific cross-training, speed and agility training, and strength and conditioning for improved fitness.

For juniors interested in mixing a variety of team sports with great tennis, SPORTIME Randall’s Island offers our Tennis & Sports Summer Camp. Campers ages five through 15 will take part in a variety of group sports, fitness training, and fun activities with daily tennis instruction, including by teaching professionals from the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.

Tennis & Sports campers learn to play basketball, soccer, kickball, flag football, softball and other team sports on our beautiful outdoor fields and facilities. And don’t forget our popular slip ‘n slide! This is a perfect summer camp program for young athletes who love tennis and sports!

Both camps are offered on a weekly basis from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and will operate from June 11 through Labor Day. Shuttle transportation is available from the East Side, West Side and Midtown areas of Manhattan. Please inquire about door-to-door transportation. Campers are offered a fresh, healthy lunch for an additional fee.

SPORTIME Randall’s Island offers a unique Summer Tennis & Sports camp experience minutes from Manhattan.

SPORTIME Randall’s Island features 160,000 square feet of tennis courts and amenities, including five indoor and five indoor/outdoor Deco-Turf hard courts, and 10 indoor/outdoor Har-Tru clay courts. Camp facilities also include outdoor sports fields and an outdoor multi-sport court. This extraordinary club also features a functional training and fitness center; comfortable lounge areas with excellent viewing; a junior lounge/computer lab; a pro shop featuring top brands and 24-hour stringing and a cafe serving healthy food, snacks and beverages.

Stadium Tennis Center Summer Camp
Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park
725 Gateway Center Boulevard (formerly Exterior Street) at E152nd Street and the Harlem River ♦ Bronx, N.Y.
Contacts: Eric Faro or Rich Reyes (718) 665-4684

Info@StadiumTennisNYC.com ♦ StadiumTennisNYC.com
Make plans now for your child’s summer tennis! Here at Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond, we offer 16 hard surface courts. Through our partnership with Gotham Tennis Academy, we have assembled some of the most talented, personable and engaging tennis pros in New York City. Our pros share a passion to work closely with players of all levels and ages to help them develop to their fullest potential. Directions can be found at StadiumTennisNYC.com/Contact.html. We offer free parking at the Gateway Center Shopping Mall, located across from our courts.

Stadium Tennis Club will offer three types of summer programs: The Summer Tennis Academy; The Summer High Performance Tennis Academy; and The Summer Tennis, Sports and Fitness program.

The Summer Tennis Academy consists of: The Gotham Tennis Academy coaching system and curriculum; geared for players In Gotham Tennis Academy’s year around Junior Development (JD) and Advance Training Programs (ATP); tennis featuring drills, match play, video analysis, tournament and USTA teams and more; 10 & Under teaching tools used to prepare for USTA-sanctioned events; and emphasis on doubles play for high school players; and a sports and fitness program geared to develop the ABCs—Agility, Balance and Coordination—for all ages.

The Summer High Performance Tennis Academy consists of: The Gotham Tennis Academy coaching system and curriculum; tennis featuring first-class coaching, match play and video analysis with Dartfish software; and an extensive fitness program to prepare for nationals and professional events.

The Summer Tennis, Sports and Fitness program consists of: The Gotham Tennis Academy coaching system and curriculum; tennis for beginners and intermediate levels (geared toward middle school and juniors); an introduction to basketball, soccer and other sports; Summer QuickStart tennis, for ages three through seven, where your little players will love this tennis experience. Our QuickStart Camp was developed to introduce the sport in a fun and exciting way, while ensuring success during the development of strokes and hand-eye coordination. Stadium’s Tennis Summer programs offers your junior a daily dose of stroke development, private instruction, instructional group drills and games. Our camp director will ensure that each player is being challenged, while enjoying their fun and exciting day.

Summer Junior Training Program at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center
Dick Savitt Tennis Center
575 West 218th Street ♦ New York, N.Y.
Contact: Gaurav Misra, Director of the Columbia University Tennis Center (212) 942-7100

This summer the Summer Junior Training Program at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center will feature a three-week daily program beginning June 11. Players have the choice of getting intensive training for three hours in the mornings or two hours in the afternoon. They also have the choice of coming for both sessions. The Dick Savitt Tennis Center features six cushioned hard courts under a bubble located at the upper end of Manhattan. The program is designed to accommodate different age groups and levels. The emphasis being on developing a player’s game in a style of their own.

An experienced coaching staff covers all aspects of the game, with emphasis on technique, strategy, match play and physical fitness. We will also have a junior program throughout the summer, including 10 & Under tennis instruction.

The Dick Savitt Tennis Center is open from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. every day and summer membership allows unlimited play from May to the middle of September.

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Summer Camps
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
(718) 760-6200 ♦ NTC.USTA.com
The USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center will once again offer seven weeks of fun in the sun tennis camps starting in June 2012. Enrollment is available online and you may choose to registration for one, two or as many as seven weeks. The weekly program runs from Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break or a twilight session from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Campers work on development of tennis techniques, tactics, sports conditioning, and strategy geared to maximizing the learning experience in a fun presentation. As the juniors develop, they are advanced to more challenging groups.

Tennis activities include Stroke-of the Day, team games and Competitive Match Play. The camp also offers cross-training activities such as soccer, softball and basketball in the park or at the Corona park multipurpose recreational facility, swimming at the nearby FMCP Aquatics Center, off-site field trips include ice skating, Mets games, etc., and full access to the many fun activities on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

We accept junior players, ages four through 10 for the QuickStart programs (visit www.quickstarttennis.com for information about this new tennis learning format). Children 10-years-old and up are enrolled in the Junior Camps (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.). Advanced High Performance Tournament training campers will be invited to participate in an intensive training program which runs Monday-Friday, from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
We have 22 outdoor courts, 12 indoor courts, and three outdoor QuickStart courts. We have available on-site ping-pong tables, ball machines, beach tennis, fitness center, arts and crafts, and other engaging sporting activities. Our primary focus will be on developing tennis skills while offering other activities to enhance the learning and camp experience.

Detailed information will be available soon at NTC.USTA.com. We are located in Flushing Meadow Corona Park. You may contact the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at (718) 760-6200 for more information about year round and summer camp programs.

USTA Eastern’s Camp A.C.E.
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Sunday-Friday, July 22-27
505 Ramapo Valley Road ♦ Mahwah, N.J.
Contact: Linda Mann
♦ Mann@Eastern.USTA.com
USTA Eastern’s Camp A.C.E will be held Sunday-Friday, July 22-27, 2012 at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and for the third straight year will feature Rodney Harmon, the coach of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Men’s tennis team and a former U.S. Open quarterfinalist.

The overnight camp provides players ages 14-17 a week of daily tennis instruction, college guidance and career preparation, geared to helping students continue their success after graduation. This year marks the 14th anniversary of the camp.

“We are very excited to have Rodney back,” said Linda Mann, managing director of Community Tennis Development for USTA Eastern. “He is an outstanding coach who gives students the tools they need to succeed on the court and throughout their lives.”

Last year, students at Camp A.C.E. had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve their tennis games, learn about careers in professional and community tennis, and hone their writing skills at the camp. In addition to Harmon, the camp featured world-class touring and teaching pros.

Harmon, who coached the U.S. Men’s Tennis team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, instilled in the kids a sense of responsibility. In addition to the visit by the pros, the camp included a trip to the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street, a Junior Team Tennis tournament, a writing session for the USTA Arthur Ashe Essay Contest and a seminar on careers in sports administration from top executives at the USTA.
Plans are already in the works to make 2012 the best year in the camp’s history. To register for the camp, visit www.eastern.usta.com/campace. For more information, contact Linda Mann at mann@eastern.usta.com.

West Side Tennis Club’s 2012 Summer Camp
The West Side Tennis Club
One Tennis Place ♦ Forest Hills, N.Y.
Contact: Thomas Gilliland, Assistant Tennis Director (718) 268-2300, ext. 135

Thomas@ForestHillsTennis.com ♦ ForestHillsTennis.com
The West Side Tennis Club’s Summer Camp offers top notch coaching at the most historic tennis venue in the United States. Led by former touring pro Bob Ingersole, who has coached numerous sectional, national and professional players, our program outlines the “Road to Success.” Former home of the U.S. Open, the Club still maintains grass, hard, red clay and Har-Tru courts. Each day, campers receive three hours of instruction from our certified staff. Our 10 & Under program is an innovative way to start children off on the right foot. Using graduated-length racquets, low compression balls and smaller nets, we can immediately increase their success rate which makes learning tennis more fun. Our Tournament Training Program was created to meet the needs of the top players in the area. Gus Alcayaga, one of the highest caliber coaches in the area, heads up our team of senior staff professionals. In addition to the high intensity drills we conduct on the court, we incorporate conditioning and match play into the curriculum to make sure our players reach their maximum potential. The camp consists of players ranging from touring pros to complete beginners.

Campers also have two hours of free swim in our Junior Olympic-sized pool. The camp provides drinks throughout the day, a snack of fresh fruit, a lunch catered by our restaurant and towels for pool time.
Day to day activities are handled by Assistant Tennis Director Thomas Gilliland. A national coach, graduate of Columbia University’s Maters of Sports Management Program and vice president of the USTA Metro Region, Thomas has run the camp for the past five years. Thirteen weeks of camp begin June 4, and transportation is available from Queens and Manhattan. For more information please call (718) 268-2300 or e-mail Thomas@ForestHillsTennis.com.