| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

25th Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp
University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. ♦ June 16-20, 2013
University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. ♦ July 6-10, 2013
Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. ♦ July 14-19, July 21-26 & July 28-August 2, 2013
(813) 684-9031 ♦ www.collegetennis.com

Coach Ed Krass' 25th Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp is the nation's only training camp taught exclusively by head college coaches. The camp is open to all players, ages 15-18, who are interested in playing college tennis. Players receive instruction and training from head coaches representing every level of the college game. Ed Krass coached varsity tennis teams at Harvard University, Clemson University and University of Central Florida prior to founding the College Tennis Exposure Camp.

Under the skillful eyes of top college coaches, players showcase their singles, doubles and One-on-One Doubles skills, and receive specific feedback on their game. Instructional drills and match play competitions are conducted in the same style and intensity as collegiate practice sessions. Players have the opportunity to sample various coaching styles and receive on-court coaching during team competitions. Classroom seminars with college coaches motivate and educate players about college tennis preparation.

The camp is offered at University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. from June 16-20; University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. from July 6-10 and at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., from July 14-19, July 21-26 and July 28-Aug. 2. Air-conditioned dormitory accommodations, cafeteria meals and 24-hour adult supervision are provided. For more information, call (813) 684-9031 or visit www.collegetennis.com.


Cunningham Tennis in Cunningham Park, Queens
196-00 Union Turnpike ♦ Fresh Meadows, N.Y.
(917) 596-0746 ♦ www.360Tennis.net

“Only for the most motivated”
360Tennis is running its summer programming at Cunningham Tennis in Cunningham Park, Queens, N.Y. Former top 10 player Tim Mayotte and expert developmental and pro coach Lee Hurst (who has developed a number of tour-level players) bring years of experience in getting players on track to be top players. These two coaches will be on-court leading the work with their expert staff.
Sessions begin June 24 and end Aug. 30 with two sessions daily (10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.).

Because of 360Tennis' low player to coach ratio and the extraordinary training of its coaches, the competitors receive world-class training in technique, tactics and fitness and mental training. 360Tennis is singular in that its players develop technically in group settings.

The five hours of daily work include: Technical skill building, tactical work, daily fitness, and on-court mental skill building. The indoor courts will be utilized on rainy days. Our junior players often train next to our pros when they are not on Tour. A limited number of spots are available! For younger players, there is 360Development (programming hours will be determined). For more information, visit 360Tennis.net, or call (973) 626-5236 or (917) 596-0746.


The Centercourt Academy Summer Tennis Camp
Centercourt Athletic Club
222 North Passaic Avenue ♦ Chatham, N.J.
(973) 635-1222 ♦ www.centercourtclub.com
Contact: Clay Bibbee ♦ clay@centercourtclub.com

“Where champions come to train!”
The Academy at Centercourt Athletic Club is the Northeast’s premiere High Performance Tennis Academy. As a USTA-Certified Regional Training Center, we embrace our role as a member of the USTA coaching team and the mission to develop top student athletes. We offer a junior player pathway that can satisfy the high performance needs of nationally ranked juniors. The Academy offers an after-school program, high performance summer programs, full-time home-schooling program and an Academy travel team.

Why choose the Centercourt Tennis Academy:
►Train in a world class environment with high-performance level coaching
►Achieve significant individual improvement in all facets of your game; technically, physically, and mentally
►We are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each and every one of our students
►Our Academy players are among some of the top section, national, and ITF ranked players from around the world
►We put the needs of the player first, in a development-focused model of training
►Each camp will be tailored to the skill level and goals of all players; featuring small group training, match play, individualized fitness plans, mental coaching and video analysis
►Tournament coaching and travel
►Players who commit to our training will see themselves develop life skills that will enable them to become champions on and off the court

The Centercourt Academy Summer Tennis Camp offers three distinct levels: Academy I, Academy II and Centercourt Advantage. The Camp also features an Overnight Camp option for those interested in the complete summer camp experience. For more information, contact Clay Bibbee by phone at (973) 635-1222 or e-mail clay@centercourtclub.com.


Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Camp at New York Tennis Club
3081 Harding Avenue ♦ Throgs Neck, N.Y.
Contact: Julien Morel (718) 239-7919 (New York Tennis Club)
info@advantagecamps.com ♦ 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 clubhouse 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
Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
281 Main Street ♦ Roosevelt Island, N.Y.
Contact: Xavier Luna (212) 935-4049
myadvantagetennis@gmail.com ♦ 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 eight 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.


Advantage Sea & Sports Camp at SUNY Maritime College
New York Tennis Club
3081 Harding Avenue ♦ Throgs Neck, N.Y.
Contact: Paul Fontana (718) 239-7919
info@advantagecamps.net ♦ advantagecamps.net
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue ♦ Throgs Neck, N.Y.

The Advantage Sea & Sports Camp is unique in the New York Metro area. Located at the Maritime College in Throgs Neck, N.Y. on a beautiful 55-acre campus, the Camp is within 15 minutes of Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Westchester. The Maritime College award-winning waterfront program offers our campers, ages six through 17 the opportunity to sail, kayak and motorboat their way to fun! An aquatic center and extensive recreational facilities encourage swimming, soccer, basketball and more. The Camp includes a tennis program at the New York Tennis Club, only minutes from Maritime College. Staffed with tennis professionals, the Club includes a QuickStart and tournament training program at a beautiful country-like setting.


Go! Tennis Summer Day Camps
34-28 214th Place ♦ Bayside, N.Y.
(718) 224-6303 ♦ 
The year 2013 marks the 16th year of operation of the Go! Tennis Day Camp in Bayside, N.Y. 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 five 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 and features teaching veteran Marvin Dent. The camp season consists of nine, one-week sessions beginning June 24 and ending Aug. 23. 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 ♦ New York, N.Y.
(646) 524-7069
info@gothamtennis.com ♦ www.gothamtennis.com
Dates: June 10-Aug. 30, 2013
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.
Make your plans now for an unforgettable summer tennis camp experience with Gotham Tennis Academy! 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. Situated in a beautiful park setting at the 96th Street Red Clay Courts in Riverside Park on the Upper Westside, the camp also features field trips in Riverside Park and other fun, athletic activities, in addition to taking your child to the next level towards tennis proficiency. Gotham Tennis Academy certified tennis instructors with international backgrounds excel at teaching junior players of all levels. 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.
The camp’s directors are continuously adapting the year-round Gotham Tennis Academy teaching curriculum to our fun and supportive camp environment. Campers can expect to improve their fundamental tennis skills, self-confidence and conditioning.

Below is a typical camp day which illustrates the range of scheduled activities: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Early Drop-Off Option; 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Warm-Up, Stretching; 10:30 a.m.-Noon Morning instruction, drills and games focusing on agility, balance and coordination; Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch; 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Instruction, footwork drills, match play and cross-sport training; and the day wraps from 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. with a cool down. Light snacks and beverages are provided, and round-trip or one-way transportation may be arranged.


Gotham Tennis Academy in The Hamptons
Napeague Tennis Club
47 Montauk Highway ♦ Amangansett, N.Y.
(646) 524-7069
info@gothamtennis.com ♦ www.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.

Light snacks and beverages are provided. Round-trip or one-way transportation may be arranged.


Gotham Tennis Academy Morning Summer Camp at Reebok Sports Club/NY
Reebok Sports Club/NY
160 Columbus Avenue ♦ New York, N.Y.
info@gothamtennis.com ♦ www.gothamtennis.com
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, June 3-Sept. 6 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.


IMG Academy Bollettieri
(800) 872-6425 ♦ www.imgacademy.com/sports/tennis
silvia.fiumara@imgworld.com ♦ madora.mak@imgworld.com

Since its inception more than 30 years ago, the IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program has earned the reputation as the sport’s premier destination for tennis improvement by developing complete players who can perform in any match situation.

►Guided by founder Nick Bollettieri, who has coached 10 worldwide number one-ranked players
►Directed by Rohan Goetzke, former technical director of the Dutch Tennis Federation, who oversees approximately 60 experienced coaches.

►More than 50 tennis courts (hard, clay and indoor)
►Stroke analysis by V1, the sport’s most respected video system
►The “Mission Room” provides an inspirational setting for “classroom” match play strategy and instruction.

Notable Alumni/Trainees
►Dozens of international tennis champions, including 10 number one players in the world: Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Tommy Haas, Ryan Harrison, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic, Sabine Lisicki, Xavier Malisse, Max Mirnyi, Kei Nishikori, Marcelo Rios, Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova, Heather Watson, Serena Williams and Venus Williams.

►Skill level-specific camps available for all abilities
►Age 10 and under tennis camps available
►Learn the keys to successful match play
►Low student-to-coach ratios
►Recruiting education
►Train and compete like athletes in our renowned Academy program (Ascender Camp)
►Get one-on-one coaching from our expert coaches (Game Changer Camp)
►Improve mental toughness, speed/agility, nutrition, hand-eye coordination and leadership ability (TOTAL ATHLETE Camp)
►Improve agility, endurance, power and confidence with group Mental and Physical Conditioning (Core Camp)


Joel Ross Tennis & Golf Camp
info@joelrosstennis.com ♦ www.joelrosstennis.com
(914) 723-2165

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 minutes 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!


Midtown Tennis Club 2013 Summer Camps
341 8th Avenue (27th Street) ♦ New York, N.Y.
(212) 989-8572, ext. 104 ♦ www.midtowntennis.com

Midtown Tennis Club (MTC) 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 tennis secret. The main attraction on these courts is the club’s Adult Outdoor Tennis College. MTC hosts these group classes year-round, but the summer months attract 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.-8:00 p.m.) in both one- and two-hour formats. The one-hour classes are drill-based and instructional, covering all the basics. The two-hour edition adds match play, strategy and games to complete your game. Classes are offered in a series of four sessions at competitive rates and there are no membership fees.

For advanced players, Midtown offers Camp from 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday for 4.0-5.0 Level players. Also “Stroke of the Week” clinics on Saturdays and Sundays are a great way to sharpen your skills.
Midtown’s spectacular view of the Empire State Building and city street life are an ideal escape from the office. MTC is centrally located in Chelsea (8th Avenue at 27th Street) and easily accessible by the C, E or 1 Train. The first outdoor classes will be in June and registration begins Wednesday, May 1. The programs sell out quickly, so call Alex at (212) 989-8572, ext. 104 to reserve your spot!


Nike Tennis Camps 
(800) NIKE-CAMP (645-3226) ♦ www.ussportscamps.com

Come join the fun and get better this summer at a Nike Tennis Camp! With more than 80 locations nationwide, both overnight and day options, there is a camp for everyone. Nike Tennis Camps provide young players the opportunity to improve their tennis skills, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our dedicated camp directors have a passion for teaching and a gift for helping you take your game to the next level.

This summer, Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Camp in Glen Cove, N.Y. is offering four weeks of overnight and day camp (8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.) for ages nine through 18 and an additional six weeks of day camp only (8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.) for ages nine through 18 with half day (9:00 a.m.-Noon or 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) options for ages five through 10.

Other locations in the Northeast include: Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, N.J.), Peddie School (Princeton, N.J.), Colgate University (Hamilton, N.Y.), Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown, Pa.), Chirico-Cohen Tournament Training at Chestnut Hill College (Chestnut Hill, Pa.), Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, Conn.), Amherst College (Amherst, Mass.), and Curry College (Milton, Mass.).

Who says that only kids can go to camp? The Nike Adult Tennis Camp at Amherst College has hosted more than 30,000 adult tennis players since 1972. Camp Directors Reiny Maier and Maureen Rankine are outstanding teachers and passionate coaches who inspire all players to get better and love the game. Multiple camp options and dates offered throughout June and July. Visit www.ussportscamps.com for details. Another great option, The Lawrenceville School offers an adult weekend clinic, the weekend of June 14-16.


Peter Kaplan's Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy
Contact: Peter Kaplan (631) 288-4021 or (914) 234-9462
peterkaplan2002@yahoo.com ♦ www.westhamptonbeachtennis.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-minute clinics are offered daily. Camps and one- through 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!


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
Dates: June 10 until Labor Day (Monday-Friday, weekly from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Welcome to 2013 Excel Summer Tennis Camp at SPORTIME Randall’s Island, flagship location of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy! Starting on June 10, and extending until Labor Day weekend, our 2013 edition includes training programs specifically designed for players competing in USTA National tournaments and those interested in pursuing their tennis to play in college and possibly beyond. Come train where top American juniors, including Noah Rubin and Jamie Loeb, train full time.

The Excel Camp is designed and directed by Lawrence Kleger, Sportime’s executive director of tennis and director of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. Assisting Lawrence as head coaches will be Excel Camp Director Greg Evans and JMTA directors Fritz Buehning, Bruce Haddad, Felix Alvarado and Nate Emge. Our pro staff includes former ATP and WTA ranked professionals, world-class developmental coaches and top collegiate players. This team will ensure the highest quality and most intense summer tennis camp experience in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Program Philosophy
Excel Tennis Camp offers a uniquely challenging tennis training program for serious-minded junior competitors. It is ideal for those interested in improving their skills and taking their game to the next level. Instilling confidence and pursuing excellence is a big part of everything we do at Excel. We turn weaknesses into strengths; and strengths into a winning game. Our head coaches carefully evaluate campers and customize a program to meet their developmental needs. Campers are divided into small groups to achieve the following:

►Technical Proficiency
►Peak physical conditioning
►Effective implementation of strategy and tactics
►Positive self-esteem and mental toughness

We believe that attitude, intensity and commitment are key elements in developing a complete tennis player and determining future success.

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 10 until Labor Day weekend.

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.


2013 Summer Tennis Academy at St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway Queens, N.Y.
(718) 990-5549
ericrebhuhn@gmail.com ♦ www.ersummertennisacademy.com

As summer 2013 approaches we invite you to explore the exciting tennis opportunities that are part of our 2013 Summer Tennis Academy here at St. Johns. In keeping with our commitment to quality in tennis development, we are streamlining the summer experience and adding an emphasis on physical fitness and conditioning through concentration on movement, balance and ball control. Together with development of stroke techniques reinforced with drills and competition, they form the basis of a rewarding tennis experience. Our mission at the Summer Tennis Academy is to develop a high quality student athlete through technical and physical skill development, concentration and responsibility.
The Rookie Program (ages five through seven) focuses on agility and strength as organized by St. John’s Men’s Tennis Coach Eric Rebhuhn and uses the USTA QuickStart Program (based on the French Early Training Method) that uses shorter rackets, lighter balls and smaller courts. This brings the game to the younger children, much like soccer and golf, allowing them to more efficiently improve their techniques and movement. Juniors (ages eight through 11) will focus on learning groundstrokes, serves and volleys in order for each player to achieve their desired potential. Groundstroke and volley technique development drills will be incorporated into games.

Advanced Juniors (ages 12-16) add plyometrics and dead ball drills, serve and volley game analysis and strategy sessions. Throughout the program, both on and off the court, we focus on the development of social skills including team play, reliability and persistence and how they can impact each player’s self esteem.
For more information, visit www.ersummertennisacademy.com or call (718) 990-5549.


Stadium Tennis Center Summer Camps
Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park
725 Gateway Center Boulevard (formerly Exterior Street) at E152nd Street and the Harlem River ♦ Bronx, N.Y.
Contact: Tom Clear or Eric Faro, Directors of Tennis
(718) 665-4684
info@stadiumtennisnyc.com ♦ www.stadiumtennisnyc.com

Stadium Tennis Center offers a unique array of summer camp programs designed for tennis players of all levels to experience. Through our partnership with Gotham Tennis Academy, we have assembled some of the most talented, 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 their fullest potential.

Stadium Tennis Center offers three distinct summer tennis camp experiences to choose from:

►The Summer High Performance Tennis Academy is designed for those juniors who are ranked in the top 30 or better in their section. It includes a special 3:1 player-to-coach ratio, on-court drills, match play, video analysis, mental toughness training and an extensive fitness program to prepare for sectional and national events. If you want to train like the professionals and push yourself to new heights, then you owe it to yourself to join us at Stadium Tennis Center.

►Stadium's Summer Tennis Academy features 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 Tennis, Sports and Fitness program is designed for beginner and intermediate levels (geared toward middle school and junior players); 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 offer 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.

One-way and round trip transportation may be arranged.


TCR—The Club of Riverdale
2600 Netherland Avenue ♦ Riverdale, N.Y.
(718) 796-9099 ♦ www.tcr-nyc.com

For 20 years, our “one-of-a-kind” club has been refining the operation of our Tennis Camp, making it NYC’s best in facilities, program and staff. The 150,000-square-foot facility is one of the nicest clubs in the industry. The kids in camp will benefit from six indoor air-conditioned courts, 14 outdoor courts and an indoor 25-yard swimming pool. In addition, there are air-conditioned kids-only locker rooms, a table tennis rec-hall/lunch room and a basketball gymnasium. The club also boasts an indoor café, an outdoor deck with grill-service, fitness center, group-ex/spin and pilates studios, a full service Spa and a Golf Center.

The camp offers distinct programs for four groups:

►Future Stars (ages four through seven) with two hours of tennis, two swim periods, gym sports, and arts and crafts.
►Big Aces (ages eight through 11) with 2.5 to 3.5 hours of tennis, gym sports and a swim period.
►Players ages 12 though 15 with three to four hours of tennis, gym sports and a swim period.
►Tournament Players (10 and under & 16 and under) with 4.5 to five hours of tennis, strength/flexibility training and a short swim period.

TCR has an everyday staff of 100. During camp, the staff number swells, providing a staff to camper ratio of 1:3. All on-court conduct is under the direction of Gilad Bloom. Gilad is a former number one player in his home country of Israel and one of the most respected high performance motivators in the nation. In addition to tennis professionals, we have our sport/swim/activities leaders, group counselors and staff to make our transport and camp buffet on par with The TCR reputation. The administrative portion of the program is headed by our seasoned veteran, Gil Amar.

TCR runs 12 weekly 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. sessions throughout the summer. Door to door transport is offered from Wall Street to as far north as Greenwich, Conn. TCR offers parents the convenience of an early drop-off from 8:00 a.m. and a late pick-up until 6:00 p.m. TCR provides staff to pick up and deliver campers to parents vehicles, so parents never have to get out of their car. For enrollment, additional information, a tour of the club and or a tryout with a TCR coach, call John Salvatore or Gil Amar at (718) 796-9099 or e-mail john@tcr-nyc.com or gil@tcr-nyc.com.


USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Summer Camps
Flushing Meadows ♦ Corona Park
(718) 760-6200 ♦ www.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 2013. 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 10 & Under 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 Tennis Academy training program which runs Monday-Friday, from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

We have 22 outdoor courts, 12 indoor courts, and four stadium courts. We have available on-site Ping-Pong tables, ball machines, 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 www.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.


Van Der Meer Tennis Camp
tennis@vdmtennis.com ♦ www.vdmtennis.com
(800) 845-6138

Van Der Meer Tennis Camp offers junior clinics every week of the summer from June 2-Aug. 31. These are 27 hours of clinic instruction. They begin Sunday from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., followed with a daily schedule of 9:00 a.m.-Noon, a lunch break and then 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., finishing on Friday from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. The junior clinics are for ages 10 to 18, with placement into Van Der Meer’s Academy level with ranked tournament players. Boarding is offered for ages 13 to 18 years in townhouse style apartments. The cost is $675 for the clinic and $1,010 to include room and board. All clinics are led by Van Der Meer Academy Director Marcos Ondruska, formerly ranked 27th in the world in the ATP World Tour Rankings.


West Side Tennis Club’s 2013 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@forestillstennis.com ♦ www.foresthillstennis.com

The West Side Tennis Club’s Summer Camp offers top notch coaching at the most historic tennis venue in the U.S. 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.