Advantage Day Camps at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
281 Main Street ♦ Roosevelt Island, N.Y.
All-City Junior Tennis and Sports & Arts: (212) 935-0250
Advantage Day Camps offer more choices, more facilities and more satisfaction for campers. Advantage delivers just the right amount of tennis, sports and arts for everyone.
For lots of tennis plus optional sports and arts, choose All-City Junior Tennis. Directed by Xavier Luna, it’s the City’s oldest and most-established junior tennis program. Every day, campers ages six through 17 receive three to six hours of expert instruction, practice and play on 12 HarTru indoor courts and three outdoor hard courts. They also enjoy swimming at an adjacent indoor pool, and field sports just a short walk from the Club.
For lots of sports and arts plus tennis, choose Sports & Arts. Boys and girls ages five through 14 play about an hour of tennis a day, plus basketball, soccer and swimming—and there’s a daily art program, featuring acclaimed artist Bonnie Lane. Campers look forward to workshops in kite making, shadow puppets, origami and more, plus weekly “art events.”
Both camps take place at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club—an oasis in the East River that’s just a short tram or F-Train ride away. Choose separate or consecutive weeks, and receive a discount for multiple weeks. Of course, snacks and lunch are included and we offer the option of daily transportation, too. We’re here to help make this the best summer ever for your camper, and for you.
Advantage Sports & Arts Camp at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
450 West 43rd Street ♦ New York, N.Y.
For lots of action and adventure, choose Advantage Sports & Arts Camp at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club.
In the heart of midtown Manhattan, boys and girls ages four through 12 enjoy a wide array of sports including tennis, swimming and rock wall climbing, plus new activities for 2016. Advantage has added art classes, crafts and indoor sports—even the option of a “field trip” each week.
Choose half-days or full days, Monday through Friday at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club and the Beacon School, directly across the street. You can opt for a single week or select multiple weeks at a discount. This Advantage Day Camp offers a stimulating, confidence-building experience—and an unbeatable summer.
Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy
65 Columbia Road
(973) 539-2054 ♦ CentercourtAcademy.com
Contact: Clay Bibbee at Clay@CentercourtClub.com
A commitment to excellence!
Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy has quickly earned the reputation as one of the sport’s premier destination for player development in the Northeast. With access to 50 tennis courts (hard, Har-Tru, red clay and indoor hard), Centercourt’s tennis camps are a perfect opportunity for players to refine and develop their skills in a short period of time.
Why choose Centercourt?
►Train in a world-class environment with high-performance level coaches from around the world.
►Achieve significant individual improvement in all facets of the game, including technical, physical and mental aspects.
►Centercourt is dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each and every one of its players.
►Academy players are among some of the top Sectional-, National- and ITF-ranked players from around the country.
►Centercourt puts the needs of the player first, in a development-focused model of training.
►Each camp is tailored to the skill levels and goals of the players; featuring small group training, match play, individualized fitness plans, mental coaching and video analysis.
►Tournament coaching and travel.
►Players who commit to Centercourt’s training will see themselves develop life skills that will enable them to become champions, both on and off the court.
Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy provides a superior junior player pathway that satisfies the needs of Sectional- and Nationally-ranked juniors. Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy offers programs with rolling admissions year-round and a 12-week Summer Camp from June 13-Sept. 2, 2016.
Ed Krass' 27th Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp
►June 15-17 at The University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.
►July 8-10 at The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
►July 17-21 & July 23-27 at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.
►July 30-31 at Brandeis University, Waltham, Ma.
(813) 684-9031 ♦ CollegeTennis.com
Coach Ed Krass' 27th 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 the 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 with 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 15-17; the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. from July 8-10; Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. for two sessions, July 17-21 and July 23-27; and Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. from July 30-31. Dormitory accommodations, cafeteria meals and 24-hour adult supervision are provided.
For more information, call (813) 684-9031 or visit CollegeTennis.com.
CourtSense Tennis Training Centers at Tenafly and Bogota Racquet Clubs
195 County Road ♦ Tenafly, N.J.
(201) 569-1114 & (201) 489-1122 ♦ CourtSense.com
CourtSense offers the best tennis facilities in Northern New Jersey and provides unmatched tennis programs all-year-round for kids and adults. CourtSense features a highly-trained and experienced international coaching staff that focuses on developing complete players who can excel in any match, at any level. Students have access to 15 indoor tennis courts (10 PlaySight smart courts), 17 outdoor courts, state-of-the-art strength and conditioning centers, and player lounges.
CourtSense’s mission is to “Provide the finest facilities, technologies and integrated tennis system, while stretching and tapping into the spirit of each student with passion and positive energy.”
CourtSense is a comprehensive program of tennis instruction, providing personalized training at the highest professional level. CourtSense meticulously isolates and breaks down each component of play in proper sequence, making it easier for students to learn, practice and commit these elements to muscle memory. CourtSense gives students a clear, powerful and fully-integrated foundation, which is vital to achieving the higher levels of skill necessary for competing.
2016 CourtSense Summer Camps:
►Tenafly Racquet Club (June 27-Aug. 26), ages six through 18 for all levels, from beginners to advanced players are welcomed (Monday through Friday). Morning Camp is held from 9:00 a.m.-Noon and Afternoon Camp is from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Early Evening Camp is held from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., while Summer Match Play is held from noon-1:30 p.m.
►Bogota Racquet Club (June 27-Aug. 26), ages 11 through 18 (an evaluation is required prior to enrollment). High Performance Summer Camps are held Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m.-4.30 p.m. and are attended by top Sectional and National players.
►Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J. Week One will be held June 27-July 1 and Week Six will be held Aug. 1-Aug. 5, ages eight through 18, and players are grouped based upon level and aptitude.
►Day Camp and Extended Day Camp is held Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Overnight Camp is held Monday at 8:00 a.m. through Friday at 5:00 p.m. (Ramapo College accommodations, with cafeteria meals and 24-hour adult supervision).
At CourtSense Tennis Training Centers, you will learn and refine skills, make new friends and enjoy the process!
For more information, call Tenafly Racquet Club at (201) 569-1114 and Bogota Racquet Club at (201) 489-1122, or visit CourtSense.com.
Doubles Boot Camp With Hall of Famer Gigi Fernandez
1 Blachley Road ♦ Stamford, Conn.
(203) 989-1800 or (203) 807-3848
MasterDoubles.com ♦ DoublesBootCamp.com
A unique opportunity to learn the game of doubles from one of the best doubles players in the history of the game, Gigi Fernandez, in partnership with one of the premier fitness experts in the tennis industry, Dr. Mark Kovacs. What makes Gigi unique from other Grand Slam doubles champions is that she has spent the past four years teaching recreational players from the 3.0 to 5.0 Levels how to excel at doubles. She now brings her expert perspective on doubles to tennis enthusiasts who can attend a weekend of intense doubles education, training and fun at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, Conn. Space is limited.
►Understanding high percentage shot selection with positioning to make your opponent play low percentage shots.
►Court coverage in doubles.
►Serve strategies for holding serve, even if your serve is weak and your partner doesn’t help.
►Return strategies that will give you the best opportunity to break serve.
►Optimal and high percentage shot selection based on the three different formations that you face in doubles: Two up, two back and one up/one back.
►The mental game of doubles: How it differs from singles.
►Partnerships and communication: How to pick the right partner, who should play what side and how to work with your partners.
Elite Tennis Travel Program
Contact: Adriana Isaza
Info@EliteTennisTravel.com ♦ EliteTennisTravel.com
Elite Tennis Travel Inc. builds exclusive tennis and cultural experiences in Spain. Tennis training is provided by masters at renowned clubs in Barcelona and Valencia. Cultural activities include private cooking and flamenco classes, shows, concerts, kayaking in the Mediterranean Sea, Gaudi bike tours, and visits to interactive museums. Spanish language lessons are also provided. Programs are designed for small groups of high school students.
One or two week programs in Barcelona for high school students include tennis and physical training, language lessons, cultural experiences, 24-hour supervision, accommodations, three meals and transportation.
Elite Tennis Travel’s coaches are former ATP players and will work on technical and tactical parts of the game. They are bilingual and able to offer instruction in either language. This high performance program includes four hours of tennis instruction, and two ours of off-court training.
During the weekends, there are planned excursions to explore various facets of Barcelona, including its culture and traditions. Visits to local beaches, museums and important historical sites enrich our program.
Elite Tennis Travel’s schools are accredited by National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA), and offer a variety of Spanish programs. Teachers are licensed, native speakers who will target the areas that will improve the skill of each student, regardless of their level.
Elite Tennis Travel Inc. can accommodate groups of various sizes. From teams to tennis friends, Elite Tennis will design an experience to the required specifications.
For some programs, homestay is available. Programs are in Barcelona and Valencia. For more information, visit EliteTennisTravel.com or contact Adriana Isaza at (917) 713-5074 or e-mail Info@EliteTennisTravel.com.
Gilad Bloom & Arthur Bobko Summer Camp at Riverdale Tennis Center
3671 Hudson Manor Terrace
Entrance at West 236th Street & Douglas Avenue
(914) 907-0041 & (941) 544-4778
Bloom.Gilad@gmail.com ♦ Arthur.Bobko@yahoo.com
Riverdale Tennis Center (RTC) is a hidden gem of a club, located conveniently in Riverdale, N.Y., just five minutes north of Manhattan by car in a quiet neighborhood and a picturesque setting. RTC is an "old-school style" club and features two high quality Har-Tru courts and a low key and distraction-free atmosphere ideal for tennis lovers.
Gilad Bloom Tennis, in its 16th year, teamed up with Arthur Bobko, longtime tennis director of RTC, to create the perfect camp for tennis purists. The camp is geared both for high-performance tournament players, as well as recreational and more casual players. This is an exclusive camp with extra personal attention by the coaching staff which created a unique camp curriculum that evenly combines drills, fitness, live ball hitting and lots of match play in a fun, yet professional, environment.
►High Performance Camp: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (four hours of tennis guaranteed with up to four kids per court, plus one hour of fitness and down time at the swimming pool during breaks).
►Recreational Camp: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (three hours of tennis and two hours of other sports and fun games).
►Door to door transportation is provided.
►Private lessons before and after camp are provided, as well as on weekends.
►Flexible sign up conditions: Weekly, Daily and Half-Day rates are available.
►Tournament travel is provided on weekends.
►Space is limited.
Gilad Bloom is a former ATP Tour pro, ranked as high as 61st in the world in singles, with 20 years of experience in coaching and running junior tennis academies.
Arthur Bobko has been tennis director at Riverdale Tennis Center since 1992. Arthur has also been head tennis coach at Manhattan College for the past five years, and was instrumental in bringing Manhattan College to its first conference championship. He was named "College Coach of the Year" three years in a row.
Also on staff for the camp is Dariusz Garko, a top fitness coach in New York City, certified with NASM and NSCA. Garko has 20 years of experience, working at NYC's elite private club, The Printing House in Greenwich Village, where he serves as fitness and program director at the facility.
Gold Coast Sports Academy
Locations in New Hyde Park, Greenvale, Sag Harbor, East Hampton and Montauk
GoldCoastAcademy.org ♦ GoldCoastAcademy@gmail.com
This summer Gold Coast Sports Academy (GCSA) is proud to announce a partnership with Paul Annacone and Annacone Tennis Management to launch The Paul Annacone Tennis Academy. Paul is a former top-ranked ATP professional and is known as “The Coaches Coach,” having coached among others: Pete Sampras, Sloane Stephens and Roger Federer during his 2012 Wimbledon title. Paul brings his years of experience in playing professionally and coaching at the highest level to its highly-skilled coaches in intense train-the-trainer sessions and visits to Gold Coast camps. It is in these train-the-trainer sessions and their visits to camp that the coaches and players will become experts in Paul’s methodology and philosophy.
Paul Annacone Tennis Camps will open in five different locations on Long Island: Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park, N.Y.; CW Post LIU in Greenvale, N.Y.; Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, N.Y.; East Hampton Tennis Club in East Hampton, N.Y.; and Montauk Downs in Montauk, N.Y.
GCSA is a member of the Oasis Children’s Day Camps family of camps. GCSA, launching in the summer of 2016, takes all the professional experience and know-how developed over the last 16 years about summer camp and combines it with world-class professional sports training. Gold Coast has partnered with premier professional athletes to develop the most sophisticated state-of-the-art training methodology to bring to its camper-athletes. GCSA Summer Sports Academy is for boys, girls, and teens, ages five through 16. Gold Coast’s other Academies are the; Karl-Anthony Towns Basketball Academy, Sue Bird Basketball Academy, Jozy Altidore Soccer Academy, Brad Guzan Goalkeeper Academy, and Max Seibald Lacrosse Academy.
These unique sports camps provide camper-athletes with an unprecedented opportunity to get the highest level of training each and every time they step on the court and field at GCSA. GCSA camper-athletes will learn about what it takes to succeed in sports—both physically and mentally.
Gotham Tennis Academy Morning Summer Camp at Equinox Sports Club/NY
Equinox Sports Club/NY
160 Columbus Avenue ♦ New York, N.Y.
Info@GothamTennis.com ♦ GothamTennis.com
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays starting in June, from 10:00 a.m.-Noon
The Gotham Tennis Academy Morning Summer Camp at Equinox 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 Equinox 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.
Julian Krinsky School of Tennis
610 South Henderson Road
King of Prussia, Pa.
(866) 879-5527 ♦ Info.JKCP.com/TennisMag
Julian Krinsky School of Tennis was created more than 35 years ago by Julian Krinsky, who played at Wimbledon and the French Open. Over the years, the School has trained more than 20,000 tennis players. Julian Krinsky School of Tennis knows each player has unique goals, interests and strengths. This is why the School has reimagined the tennis camp experience and allows you to choose the intensity you want to learn to achieve the best results for YOU!
First, choose from five levels of tennis. Then, each day, pick from a variety of concentrations so you can focus on the areas of your game that matter most to you:
►Tennis Basic Training: Makes the game easier and more fun; play games and build confidence in a relaxed environment.
►Tennis for Improvement: Increase consistency, endurance, footwork and compete in weekly tournaments.
►Tennis to Compete: Ideal for school team players to prep for next season's tryouts or to improve your spot on the team.
►Tennis for Tournaments: This is the turning point. Prepare for USTA tournaments, step up your training, and learn to execute your best game every time.
►Tennis for College: For the true competitors who want high-performance and high-intensity classes to prepare for college level tennis. Classes that will push you past your limits to achieve greatness.
No matter what your goal or level is, work with Julian Krinsky School of Tennis’ professional instructors to reinvent your tennis game. Plus, enjoy campus life at Haverford College or Villanova University, evening activities and weekend trips!
For more information, visit Info.JKCP.com/TennisMag.
Manhattan Tennis Academy Summer Camp 2016
Midtown Tennis Club
341 8th Avenue
New York, N.Y.
(212) 989-8572 ♦ ManhattanTennisAcademy.com
The Manhattan Tennis Academy’s (TMTA) Summer Tennis Camp is a great way to keep your child active and improve their tennis skill in a fun and supportive environment. The camp is designed to take your child to the next level towards tennis proficiency in our fun and supportive environment.
TMTA-certified tennis instructors excel at teaching junior players of all levels and ages.
Whether your child is a beginner or advanced level player, they will gain confidence and learn appropriate stroke production fundamentals, strategy, match play, conditioning and footwork during the camp … all while having a super-fun summer tennis experience!
TMTA Summer Camp will utilize a combination of indoor and outdoor courts, depending on the weather. The goal is to be outside in the sunshine every day, thus camp/lesson plans will be designed based on an outdoor camp day. All campers should bring sunscreen, hats/visors, and lite/cool clothing for hot/sun-filled camp days. Should there be a rainy day, campers will be inside doing a combination of indoor tennis, tennis video analysis, fun games, arts and crafts, movies, etc. Camp will be held daily, rain or shine. All campers are responsible for their own lunch. TMTA recommends keeping brown bag lunches in insulated cooler packs/bags until lunch time. TMTA is not responsible to make up missed classes.
2781 Shell Road
MatchPointComplex@gmail.com ♦ MatchPoint.NYC
Grab your tennis racket and get ready for a great summer at Camp MatchPoint NYC! The summer tennis and multi-sport camps for kids are a great way to help them learn, excel and master the game, as well as make new friends and develop long-lasting friendships. MatchPoint’s program is committed to developing young players to their peak potential, providing them with the best chance at tournament success.
For those just starting out in the sport, MatchPoint offers a multi-sport program that includes tennis, swimming, basketball, stretching and lunch. All programs include drills, match play and fitness sessions.
MatchPoint NYC is the sports and fitness destination for the entire family, located in Brooklyn, only 20 minutes away from downtown Manhattan. Spread across 120,000-sqare feet, MatchPoint’s premier health and fitness complex features a cutting-edge tennis facility that includes nine indoor tennis courts.
Additional features include a full-sized gym with top of the line fitness equipment and three group fitness studios, a Junior Olympic pool, a rhythmic gymnastics center, a basketball court, yoga studio, and a variety of youth and adult competitive and recreational training programs.
For more information, visit MatchPoint.NYC/Camp or call (718) 769-0001. Sign up today and find your game!
Nike Tennis Camps
(800) NIKE-CAMP (645-3226) ♦ 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. Dedicated camp directors have a passion for teaching and a gift for helping you take your game to the next level.
Locations include: Fordham University (Bronx, N.Y.); Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, N.J.); Randy Mani Tennis Academy at Hardscrabble Club (Brewster, NY); Colgate University (Hamilton, N.Y.); Chirico-Cohen Tournament Training at Chestnut Hill College (Chestnut Hill, Pa.); and Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, Conn.).
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 USSportsCamps.com/Tennis for details. The Lawrenceville School and Curry College also offer adult weekend clinics.
NYJTL Outdoor Program Offerings
NYJTL Advanced Training Program (ATP)
Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning
1720 Crotona Avenue ♦ Bronx, N.Y.
Contact: Elena Bantovska at (347) 417-8168 ♦ EBantovska@NYJTL.org
ATP Summer Tournament Team—Free training
The ATP Summer Tournament Team provides talented players ages six through 18 with year-round, on- and off-court, elite training by USPTA- and PTR-certified coaches. The program focuses on developing skills, improving technique, footwork, balance, coordination and point construction. Each student will gain discipline, decision-making skills, self-esteem, the ability to focus on goals and a commitment to high standards. Training will take place at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning. The tryout date is Saturday, April 23.
Cary Leeds Center Summer Tennis Camp
The Cary Leeds Center Summer Tennis Camp runs for 12 weeks, starting Monday, June 13-Aug. 26. Hours are from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Full- and half-day options are available. The Tennis Camp is designed for players of all skill levels, ages four through 18. Players will train to develop the necessary tennis technique, improving consistency and creating basic patterns of play for effective point construction. Included is a fitness component designed to improve players’ footwork, balance, speed and overall strength. We advise all players to attend tryouts for evaluation and placement. Benefits include free entry to USTA tournaments at the Cary Leeds Center, tournament trips, college selection guidance, special events and uniforms. Training will take place at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning.
Community Tennis Program (CTP)
NYJTL's free summer Community Tennis Program will begin Tuesday, July 5. These programs run from 9:00 a.m.-Noon; 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; or 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays for six to eight weeks. For specific days and times, please visit NYJTL.org as the season nears. Register for free on-site, during hours of operation at various locations citywide.
For more information, contact Scott Daly by phone at (347) 417-8177 or e-mail TC@NYJTL.org.
Peter Kaplan's Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy
Contact: Peter Kaplan at (631) 288-4021 or (914) 234-9462
PeterKaplan2002@yahoo.com ♦ 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 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 beaches, charming village, Performing Arts Center, wine country, flower farms, and other East End attractions. Peter Kaplan, 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, only 50 yards from the beginning of the charming village, yet less than one mile from a beautiful beach. 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. The Academy features an enthusiastic staff, renowned for its high-quality instruction and low student-to-staff ratio.
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. 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.
Riverside Park Conservancy’s Multi-Sport Summer Camp
96th Street Red Clay Tennis Courts and at the 102nd Street Playground
Executive Director (RCTA): Mark McIntyre
Mark@RCTA.info ♦ RCTA.info
Riverside Park Conservancy’s (RPC) Multi-Sport Summer Camp offers week-long day camp in four different sports, including tennis, as well as several dual-sport weeks, at the ball fields and courts of Riverside Park on the West Side of Manhattan. RPC is a non-profit organization and proceeds from the camp go towards the improvement of the park.
The Tennis Camp is run by the Riverside Clay Tennis Association (RCTA) at the 96th Street Red Clay Tennis Courts and at the 102nd Street Playground, where 36’ and 60’ courts have been lined on existing volleyball and basketball courts.
Participants four- through eight-years-old will play on the well-shaded playground, while eight- to 16-year-olds will play at the beautiful red clay courts along the Hudson River. The Tennis Camp can accommodate participants with all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.
A week of tennis camp, which operates 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, is $450. Early registration, multiple week and sibling discounts are available. Registration is available online at RiversideParkNYC.org. For more information, contact RCTA Executive Director Mark McIntyre at Mark@RCTA.info.
The RPC Multi-Sport Camp also offers baseball, soccer and basketball weekly camps. Soccer camp is run by the Carlos Rivera Soccer Academy, which has been operating summer programs in Riverside Park for over 10 years. Baseball and basketball camps are run by Kids of Summer, a long-time provider of after school and summer programs throughout New York City. Some dual camps are offered, for example, soccer in the morning and baseball in the afternoon. Details for all camps, as well as registration, can be found at RiversideParkNYC.org or call the RPC camp director at (212) 870-3070.
Ross School Tennis Academy
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, N.Y.
Ross.org/TennisAcademy ♦ TennisAcademy@Ross.org
The Ross School Tennis Center, located on the Upper School campus in East Hampton, N.Y., is a wonderful resource in the Hamptons open to seasonal and year-round residents. The Center features six Har-Tru tennis courts enclosed by a bubble from mid-fall through mid-spring, allowing for year-round play. The courts are adjacent to the beautiful, state-of-the-art Fieldhouse, where players can take advantage of its many amenities, including locker rooms, lounge, snack bar, and ping-pong tables. The Fieldhouse is also used for a variety of special events and is available for private parties.
USTA/ITF players in grades five through 12 can join the Ross School Tennis Academy program, where you can increase your skills under a high-level tennis training program. This intensive program is specially designed for a small group of players dedicated to training to their highest potential every day. Boarding is available for ages 12 and up.
At the Ross School Tennis Academy (grades nine through 12th) and the Ross School Junior Tennis Academy (grades fifth through eighth) Summer program, you will:
►Train on six impeccably maintained Har-Tru courts in preparation for USTA tournaments.
►Practice for four hours tennis daily, plus one hour of fitness in group and private sessions with other high level players.
►Receive top-level instruction, custom designed to improve your game by seasoned RSTA pros.
►Reside in luxurious boarding houses with students from around the world, dining at the renowned Ross Café and taking part in weekend and evening excursions to local Hamptons activities or to New York City.
►Additional private training, sports psychologist sessions and coaching are available for a fee.
Southampton Camp & Club
Director: Thomas Coffey & Cindy Davidowitz
Winter: 85 Crescent Beach Road ♦ Glen Cove, N.Y. ♦ (516) 953-5176
Summer: 665 Majors Path ♦ Southampton, N.Y. ♦ (631) 488-4700
SouthamptonCC.com ♦ Fun@Southamptoncc.com
Southampton Camp & Club (SCC), part of the TLC Family of Camps, offers an extraordinary program at their Southampton, N.Y. location for children ages two-and-a-half through 14 years of age.
SCC’s campus features a beautiful 17-acre wooded landscape in the middle of Southampton, just 1.5 miles north of Route 27. SCC offers the perfect summer program for every camper with our camp program filled with a unique blend of age appropriate activities including aquatics, athletics and tennis and creative and performing arts and special events that help build a strong foundation of physical movement skills and cross-training, essential for the development of every child. SCC also offers a Tennis Academy program for campers ages eight through 14.
SCC offers air-conditioned bus transportation, included in the tuition, from Westhampton-Bridgehampton, flexible enrollment options, including full- and mini-day, and is also committed to small groups with extensive staffing. Qualified teachers, coaches and activity specialists ensure that all campers have the best summer possible.
SCC’s tennis program is facilitated by the nationally-renowned Cliff Drysdale Tennis company, and provides world-class coaching from a highly-qualified national and international staff. With a well-balanced program of technique, strategy, game-play, fitness and having lots of fun, SCC’s program is established to instill qualities, both on and off the tennis court. With its structured curriculum, SCC helps improve and develop tennis and skills in young players, not just for the season, but for life.
Come and join us at Southampton Camp & Club and enjoy the perfect summer program, building self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience in a safe and fun environment.
Sportime NYC and Westchester Summer Programs and Training Camps
Sportime Randall’s Island, NYC Home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy
One Randall's Island ♦ New York, N.Y.
GEvans@SportimeNY.com ♦ SportimeCamps.com/NYC
John McEnroe Tennis Academy Training Camp
Highlights (offerings may vary by JMTA site):
►For committed players, ages seven through 18
►Twelve weeks, June 13-Sept. 2
►Athletic and performance training
►Mental toughness and related training provided by Hourglass Performance Institute@JMTA
►Player development plans and tennis analytics
►Enhanced DARTFISH and other video analysis
At John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA), training takes place 52 weeks a year. The intensive JMTA Summer Training Camps, located at Sportime Randall’s Island, Sportime’s flagship site and the New York City home of JMTA, and at SPORTIME Lake Isle, the Westchester home of JMTA, are specifically designed for players competing in or striving to compete in USTA Sectional, USTA National and ITF tournaments, and those interested in playing high school tennis, college tennis and beyond. World-class JMTA tennis and performance directors and coaches carefully evaluate students, place them in small age and level appropriate groups, and customize programs to meet their developmental needs. All levels are welcome.
This summer, train where top American players like JMTA’s Noah Rubin, Jamie Loeb, Madison Battaglia, Jessica Golovin, Sam Turchetta, Brian Shi, Sean Wi, Jake Bhangdia and others train—JMTA!
Sportime Randall’s Island, Lake Isle and Harbor Island Present Sportime U10 Tennis and Sports Training Camps
Tennis Whizz Preschool Camp, ages three to five at Sportime Randall’s Island from 9:00 a.m.-Noon, and at Harbor Island from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
U10 Red and Orange Ball Tennis and Sports Camp, for ages five through 10, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Harbor Island, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sportime’s U10 summer camp programs, featuring Sportime’s trademarked U10 philosophy and curriculum, challenging campers’ abilities, while enhancing their self-esteem and providing positive social interaction.
From the Tennis Whizz program for preschoolers, who are just beginning to integrate physical activity into their lives, to Red and Orange ball players, campers receive the best tennis and sports programming, with experienced and qualified counselors and sports professionals, and the finest and safest facilities in New York City and Westchester. In addition to tennis, campers receive age-appropriate instruction and enjoy “cross-training” in a variety of team sports activities like basketball, soccer, kickball, flag football, softball and more.
In addition, Sportime Randall’s Island offers a slip-and-slide water feature, Sportime Harbor Island offers the same, plus the Harbor Island Park spray park, and Sportime Lake Isle offers access to the beautiful outdoor swimming pools at the Lake Isle Country Club, so campers can cool off between activities.
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
Contact: Eric Faro or Rachel Aaron
Info@StadiumTennisNYC.com ♦ StadiumTennisNYC.com
Stadium Tennis Center offers a unique array of summer camp programs designed for tennis players of all levels to experience.
Through a partnership with Gotham Tennis Academy, some of the most talented, and engaging tennis pros in New York City have been assembled. The pros share a passion to work closely with players of all levels and ages to help them develop to their fullest potential.
Stadium Tennis Center offers two distinct summer tennis camp experiences to choose from:
►The Summer Elite High Performance Tennis Academy: Designed for those juniors who are ranked in the top 30 or better in their Section. It includes a low 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.
►The Junior Summer Tennis Development Program: Designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Ages five through 14 are welcomed to enroll. Your child will learn proper stroke production fundamentals, strategy, match play, conditioning and footwork. Round-trip transportation from points in New York City, Westchester and New Jersey may be arranged.
Tennis Innovators Tennis & Sports Summer Camp 2016
Contact: Juan Andrade
JAndrade@TennisInnovators.com ♦ TennisInnovators.com
Cutting Edge Flagship Location: Delfino Park ♦ White Plains, N.Y.
Upper Westside Location: 59th Street and 10th Avenue ♦ New York, N.Y.
Eastside Location: Kips Bay 33rd Street and 2nd/3rd Avenue ♦ New York, N.Y.
Tennis Innovators is proud to once again provide your junior with one of the top tennis camps in New York City. The Tennis & Sports Summer Camp 2016 begins June 13 and runs through Sept. 4. Tennis Innovators offers your junior a daily dose of stroke development, private instruction, fun drills and games.
The Summer Camp ensures a successful experience developing tennis skills and coordination, while enjoying a fun and exciting summer camp day. Outdoor fields are available for multi-sport activities, where players can enjoy soccer, basketball, baseball and more to keep each camp day fresh and exciting. Tennis Innovators offers: Indoor and outdoor locations; tennis lessons and games; multi-sport activities; arts and crafts; and sprinklers and a trip to the pool.
A typical summer camp day at our camp runs from 8:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and features yoga-infused stretching; tennis instruction, drills and games; multi-sport activities; lunch; and a cool down at the pool or in the sprinklers.
Full-day, half-day or weekly enrollment is available. For more information, call (646) 476-5811 or visit TennisInnovators.com.
West Side Tennis Club’s 2016 Summer Camp
One Tennis Place
Forest Hills, N.Y.
Contact: Thomas Gilliland, Assistant Tennis Director at (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 U.S. Led by former touring pro Bob Ingersole, who has coached numerous Sectional, National and professional players, West Side’s program outlines the “Road to Success.” Former home of the U.S. Open, West Side Tennis Club still maintains grass, hard, red clay and Har-Tru courts. Each day, campers receive three hours of instruction from the certified staff.
Headed by Brett Bothwell, the 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, the student’s success rate is immediately increased, which makes learning tennis more fun. Brett is a master of fundamentals, and has a vast understanding of equipment and how to maximize potential by matching the player with their racquet and on-court activities
West Side’s Tournament Training Program (TTP) was created to meet the needs of the top players in the area. Gus Alcayaga, West Side’s TTP coordinator, heads up a team of senior staff professionals to work with these players. In addition to the high intensity drills on the court, the Camp incorporates conditioning and match play into the curriculum to make sure players reach their maximum potential.
Amaury Piantini is West Side’s teenage program coordinator and handles the needs of older campers. 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.
All day-to-day activities are handled by Assistant Tennis Director Thomas Gilliland, a national coach, graduate of Columbia University’s Masters of Sports Management Program and Chairman of the USTA Metro Region Nominating Committee. Thirteen weeks of camp begin June 9, and transportation is available from Queens and Manhattan.
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 day camps starting in June. Enrollment will soon be available online and you may choose registration for one, two or as many as seven weeks. The weekly program runs 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 the development of tennis techniques, tactics, sports conditioning, multi-sports and strategy geared toward 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 multi-purpose recreational facility, off-site field trips include ice skating, Mets games, and more, and full access to the many fun activities on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
The program accepts junior players, ages four- through 10-years-old for the 10 & Under programs. Recreational players 11-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 also be invited to participate in an intensive Tennis Academy training program.
National Tennis Center has 22 outdoor courts, 12 indoor courts, and four stadium courts. Also on-site are ping-pong tables, ball machines, a fitness center, and other age-appropriate fun activities like arts, multi-sports, arts and crafts, and other engaging sporting events. The primary focus will be on developing tennis skills, while offering other activities to enhance the learning and summer camp experience.
Also offered are junior evening and weekend programs, as well as adult daytime, weekday evening and weekend camps.
Detailed information will be available soon at NTC.USTA.com. You may contact the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at (718) 760-6200 for more information about year-round and summer day camp programs.
Windridge Tennis and Sports Camps
1215 Roxbury Road
(802) 860-2005 ♦ WindridgeCamps.com
Windridge ... a tradition of tennis, soccer and horseback riding and so much more for almost 50 years. Located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Windridge Tennis and Sports Camps stand unique in that they feature specialized sports programs within the framework of a traditional New England camp setting.
Since 1968, children have come to Windridge from most of the 50 states and many foreign countries to share in the Windridge experience. Campers make a commitment to hard work, good sportsmanship, and wholesome fun and laughter. Within a warm and friendly environment, campers make lifelong friends while learning skills for life.
Windridge offers two- and three-week coed sessions from June through August, serving ages seven through 15. Windridge’s 4:1 camper-to-counselor ratio is an important factor in its warm and nurturing environment.
Windridge offers “majors” in tennis, soccer and horseback riding, and also offers many elective programs, such as golf, mountain biking, archery, a ropes course, basketball, volleyball, arts and crafts, and more. Windridge adds to this, a wide variety of exceptional evening activities and special events to create a well-rounded experience for each camper.
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