Your guide to the area's top tennis summer camp programs
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
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Sponsored by Denny's Childrenswear and featuring: The 23rd Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp, adidas Tennis Camps at Stony Brook University, Advanced High Performance Tennis Academy by Maurice Trail, Bethpage Park Tennis Center Summer Tennis Camp, Carefree Racquet Club, The Early Hit Training Center, Future Stars Summer Tennis Camps, Hempstead Lake Indoor Tennis Center Junior Summer Camp, Hofstra Summer Camps, Joel Ross Tennis & Sports Camp, Long Beach Tennis Camp, Nike Tennis Camps, Point Set Indoor Racquet Club, Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center Summer Tennis Camp, Rockville Racquet Club, Ross School Tennis Center, SPORTIME Excel Tennis Camps, Suffolk County Junior Tennis League (SCJTL) and USTA-BJK National Tennis Center Summer Camps.

23rd Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp
Phone #: (813) 684-9031 • Web site: www.collegetennis.com
University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. June 20-24
Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. July 17-22, July 24-29 and July 31-August 5

Coach Ed Krass' 23rd Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp is the nation's only training camp taught exclusively by head college coaches. The camp is open to all competitive 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. 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 match play 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 20-24; and at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., from July 17-22, July 24-29 and July 31-August 5. 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.



adidas Tennis Camps at Stony Brook University
Sunday-Friday, July 10-15 and Sunday-Friday, July 17-22
Director: Gary Glassman
Phone #: (800) 944-7112 • E-mail: support@tenniscamper.com
Web site: www.TennisCamper.com

adidas Tennis Camps have been held at Stony Brook University since 2005, helping hundreds of kids in the tri-state area improve their tennis game. The Stony Brook camp will once again be directed by Stony Brook University Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Gary Glassman. Entering his 11th season as the men’s and women’s coach, Glassman has compiled a combined 251 wins, setting single season records in wins for both programs, while leading the men’s program to their first ever national ranking in 2005. Coach Glassman’s camp staff is comprised of area teaching professionals, assistant coaches and college tennis players.

adidas Tennis Camps has something to offer to junior tennis players of all abilities. The curriculum is tailored to help each camper improve their game in a positive, fun atmosphere. Each staff pro is dedicated to the personal development and improvement of every camper, from beginners to top tournament players. They encourage high school teams to come together—keeping them on the same courts to help them become stronger as a whole. Finally, adidas Tennis Camps offers tournament training which provides a challenging atmosphere for juniors to improve their USTA rankings. Players will train with other motivated tournament players and compete against each other in a constructive, fun and well-organized camp setting. Campers who choose to take part in tournament training will be put through a rigorous training regimen that will help improve their physical and mental endurance as well.

adidas Tennis Camps offer three different options for campers:

1. Overnight campers: Campers sleep on campus in dormitories and eat their meals in the dining hall. The staff lives in the dorms and chaperon all the off court/evening activities to provide supervision. Evening activities last year included a swim party, movie night, karaoke contest and a tennis fun night!
2. Extended day campers: Included is lunch and dinner, tennis and evening activities.
3. Day campers: Includes lunch and a week’s worth of tennis instruction from the finest coaches in the Northeast.

All ability levels are welcome! Boys and girls ages 8-18 … tournament training is available … overnight and day options. Tennis is our passion … Your improvement is our mission!



Advanced High Performance Tennis Academy by Maurice Trail
Phone #: (516) 302-5613 • E-mail: advancedtennis@verizon.net
Advance Tennis Academy is a personalized program. Each day, students receive individual instruction, with a small student to pro ratio for drilling point play group fitness and athletic enhancement. Often, the student will play the coaches in point and matches. A key to junior development is playing matches and competing daily. All students, depending on skill level, will compete each and every day in sets and matches that will be supervised and independently, and will duplicate a tournament environment, a key to handling pressure situations and delivering when it counts the most in tournaments. The toughest game is the mind … and it is you against you.



Bethpage Park Tennis Center Summer Tennis Camp
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building # 4 • Farmingdale, N.Y.
Phone #: (516) 777-1358

To be your best, you need the best program, facilities and players! Bethpage Park Tennis Center’s Summer Tennis Camp is designed for maximum time efficiency and productiveness. Our wealth of tennis courts enables us to provide indoor and outdoor courts, hard courts and clay courts. No camp provides a more favorable camper to court ratio than us. This means campers can play singles and doubles matches daily. These opportunities for match play are most beneficial because they are with the finest players the East Coast has to offer.

To be the best, you need the best staff!
We train players to excel with greater success than any other eastern camp because of our unique staff. Since we conduct a year-round program, we employ proven, full-time professionals to oversee our camp. The rest of our staff is comprised of our top-ranked students, many of whom are college standouts, to ensure quality, enthusiasm and continuity of instruction.

We are very flexible, with nine one-week, as well as partial-week, sessions so that tournament players can design a schedule that accommodates their individual needs. We believe that the summer is a great time to drill skills, get match tough and develop fitness habits that will help year-round.

Is this program right for you?
At Bethpage Park Tennis Center’s Summer Tennis Camp, our standards are high, our prerequisites are not! We encourage and value our beginners equally with our nationally-ranked players. All we require is the desire to attend a serious tennis camp to … to learn in an intensive, personal and fun environment … and the drive to achieve your personal best!

Transportation is available, and a daily deli or pizza lunch is included.



Carefree Racquet Club
1414 Jerusalem Avenue • North Merrick, N.Y.

Phone #: (516) 489-9005 • Web site: http://carefreeracquetclub.com

Where can you find a Junior Summer Tennis Camp highlighting the excitement of competition, high structured instruction and plenty of all around play time? At Carefree Racquet Club, complete with seven air-conditioned indoor tennis courts, two racquetball courts that can convert to walleyball, a half-court basketball court, a cozy lounge and snack area … that’s where!

At Carefree’s summer camp, we encourage the social aspect of loving the game just for the fun of it. We stress the positive approach to competition which gives our juniors perspective both on and off the court. In the long run, this brings out the confidence to succeed in whatever our students venture into later in life. The key is to develop behavioral characteristics of success for all of our students: Vision, action, responsibility and independence. The staff is comprised of knowledgeable and caring counselors some of who were or currently are, college players who were also trained at Carefree Racquet Club.

The program is directed by Louis Vallejo, with 27 years of teaching experience and 17 years of sectional, national and international playing experience. He has coached juniors of all levels of play. Along with his head pros, the tutelage of our students is unsurpassed.

Carefree Racquet Club is proud to celebrate its 22nd year of our Junior Summer Tennis Camp. The success of our summer program comes from our outstanding facility, fun to win attitude and our superior pro staff. Our camp hours are from noon to 5:00 p.m. Our students come in fresh and relaxed with energy, ready for action. We warm up on the courts with the physical part of our training: Stretching, cardio, core and strength exercises. Stroke development and analysis is structured yet simplified to ensure our students keep their enthusiasm for on-court playing action. After warm-up, we begin drilling, instruction and point simulation. After a half-hour lunch/snack break at 2:00 p.m., the students are back on-court for an hour of cardio tennis drilling. Match play begins at 3:30 p.m. where there is singles and doubles competition. We are also able to offer cross-training with the basketball and walleyball courts, which teaches our students team effort and sportsmanship. After a quick juice break, we end the day with fun games for the final 20-30 min.

Carefree’s Junior Summer Tennis Camp is the most flexible on Long Island. You can attend full-time (nine weeks, five days a week) or a fewer number of weeks. You can also attend just two or three days a week if you’d like. You can even come just once a week, but we bet if you come once, you’ll want to come twice! So come on down and see for yourself … we will be waiting!



The Early Hit Training Center
Junior Summer Tennis Camp at Glen Head Racquet Club
Contact: Carl Barnett
95 Glen Head Road Glen Head, N.Y.
Phone #: (516) 455-1225 • E-mail: earlyhit@optonline.net

Our comprehensive program will provide your child with all the resources necessary to reach his or her maximum tennis potential.

The Early Hit Training Center incorporates all aspects of the game into our complete program. We begin each session with a nutritionally-complete and balanced shake from Court 7, our on-premise restaurant and smoothie bar. After a thorough warm-up, the student will work through the core components of tennis, including stroke production, drilling and physical fitness training before breaking for a healthy lunch. We then move on to playing dynamics and strategy, and reinforce these lessons with focused match play. A thorough cool-down and stretching session completes a world-class day of tennis for your child.

With our team of renowned tennis teaching professionals, experienced physical conditioning trainers, movement experts and on-site chef, the Early Hit Training Center offers a unique and total tennis experience.



Future Stars Summer Tennis Camps
Phone #: (516) 876-3490 • Web site: www.fscamps.com
Future Stars Summer Tennis Camps are proud to celebrate our 32nd year providing thousands of children with a fun, safe, productive environment to help maximize skill development whilst instilling core values. Throughout the years, our tennis program has evolved a specifically-designed curriculum combining instructional skill sessions and supervised competitive match play to create a fun filled experience for all.

Future Stars has a reputation for a first class staff who are experienced and qualified Tennis professionals who share a passion for working with children. In addition to our outstanding staff, we are also extremely proud of our camp locations which offer first class facilities to meet the diverse requirements of the camp day. These include SUNY Old Westbury (Nassau) with eight courts, Farmingdale State College (Nassau/Suffolk Border) with six courts, Future Stars Tennis Club (Southampton) with eight courts, and Green Hollow Tennis Club (East Hampton) with 13 courts.

Our winning formula for tennis camps revolves around bringing kids together for weekly sessions to learn and compete in a safe and fun atmosphere. A typical day begins with a morning assembly overseen by our director and coaches, culminating in a demonstration of the stroke of the day. Campers are grouped by age and ability and under the tutelage of their tennis professional work on all aspects of their game through fun and intense drilling, focusing on stroke production and strategy. On-court ratios are kept below 5:1 to ensure maximum gains.

Additional time is spent off-court to focus on training and field play as well as a daily swim break. The camp day ends with the all important match play, which sees a variety of point play, matches and weekly tournaments.
Campers receive constant feedback and analysis from our experienced tennis professionals and each camper leaves with a written report detailing areas of their game that they should focus on as they develop further. At Future Stars Tennis Camps, we encourage everyone to play with confidence, enthusiasm, and a genuine love of the game.



Hempstead Lake Indoor Tennis Center Junior Summer Camp
Six weeks: July 11 to August 19
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Full Day 9:00 a.m.-Noon Half Day 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Half Day
Phone #: (516) 486-2165

At the Hempstead Lake Indoor Tennis Center Junior Summer Camp, we will help you build a tennis game based on stronger stroke production, strength and conditioning using concepts of the modern game, for beginners/intermediates and advance players. Early drop off and late pickup are available. Day trips and other special events can be included.

One of the first indoor tennis facilities built on Long Island, Hempstead Lake Indoor continues to delivery first class quality service to the neighboring Long Island communities. We offer a safe, fun, and relaxed environment that is conducive to a healthy tennis learning and playing experience. Our programs designed for players of all skill levels and ages, from juniors to adult recreation and competitive players.

Players come to Hempstead Lake to improve their skills under the supervision of our talented and gifted teaching tennis professionals who are all USPTA/PTR certified to insure that you are getting the latest tennis teaching techniques.

Our new management teams include Director of Tennis Daniel Burgess, Fahad Malik, director of tournament training; Andrei Rosiano, lead tennis professional; Stacy Wind, special events coordinator and Marian Morris, league coordinator.

The new management team kicked of the season by adding an Elite Tournament Training program, a QuickStart Tennis program, Junior Team Tennis and five Deco Turf II newly-resurfaced courts. In addition, we have implemented the first phase of the state-of-the-art HO5 indoor tennis court lighting system.

With an expanding clientele that now includes the neighboring boroughs, our central Long Island location off Exit 18 on the Southern State Parkway makes Hempstead Lake a convenient spot for players from the North and South Shore, as well as Queens and Suffolk County to showcase their tennis games.

Programs: Seasonal court rental, junior summer camps, adult summer camps, private and group lessons, adult and child tennis parties, junior development programs, game-matching services, high performance tournament training, adult leagues USTA teams and adult drill sessions

For more information, call (516) 486-2165.



Hofstra Summer Camps offers Tennis Specialty
For boys and girls entering the second or ninth grades
Phone #: 516-463-CAMP E-mail: ce-camps@hofstra.edu
Web site: hofstra.edu/camp

Treat your child to the best summer ever! Hofstra Summer Camps, the largest university-based camp on the East Coast, offering outstanding resources and facilities.

At Hofstra Specialty Camps, your child chooses from one of more than 20 specialties—including tennis—and spends half the day in that specialty. For the other half of the day, your child is placed in a recreation group of eight-10 campers of the same grade and gender for lunch, recreational sports, and instructional swim in our Olympic-sized pool. Tuition includes transportation and lunch.

The tennis specialty is designed for both the beginning player and the advanced player interested in tournament play or wishing to participate on a high school tennis team. Beginners receive training and practice in basic techniques, and experienced players learn advanced skills and game strategies. Each camper is instructed according to his or her ability, and previous training is not required. Each camper is evaluated on the first day and placed in the proper ability group. The daily program offers conditioning exercises; instruction in forehand, backhand, volley and serve; and game strategies in singles and doubles play. Most lessons are taught in the form of a game. Each daily session ends with a friendly competition that is fun for campers. A tennis racket is required. Athletic sneakers are acceptable footwear, except those with black bottoms.

To learn more, visit hofstra.edu/camp or call (516) 463-CAMP.



Joel Ross Tennis & Sports Camp
Phone #: (914) 723-2165 E-mail: info@joelrosstennis.com
Web site: www.joelrosstennis.com
Joel Ross, owner and director of Joel Ross Tennis & Sports 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 & Sports 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. Campers play ladder matches daily and 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 the campers and staff are residents. Tuition covers everything: Private lessons, laundry, snacks, trips, etc. Campers can also participate in many electives, including archery, squash, canoeing, kayaking, basketball, soccer, football and more! The camp has a multi-tiered “Bully Prevention Program” in place as well. Campers can canoe and kayak in the Housatonic River!

Call at (914) 723-2165 and find out why Joel Ross Tennis & Sports Camp is a keeper!



Long Beach Tennis Camp

“A Sure Thing for Summer Fun”
Phone #: (516) 432-6060 • E-mail: info@longbeachtenniscenter.com
Web site: www.longbeachtenniscenter.com

Based out of the Long Beach Tennis Center, the Long Beach Summer Tennis Camp offers beginner through tournament level tennis players a “sure thing.” Beginners through intermediate players participate in a special program that incorporates the best of the Quick Start and Team Tennis formats. Tennis technique, athletic skills and Team Tennis are all presented daily in a fun and exciting way. Our tournament training program is full day. The morning schedule revolves around the latest in movement, conditioning, stroke technique, tactics and strategy. The afternoon is match play, games and trips. Speed and agility training are also incorporated on a daily basis. Our knowledgeable, enthusiastic and caring staff create an instructive, memorable and challenging learning environment that brings kids back for more.

The Long Beach Bubble is up year-round, insuring play during rain or shine (sure thing!). The brand new A/C equipment guarantees a comfortable playing environment, regardless of the temperature outside. Outdoor courts in the area are also used, and non-tennis sports are mixed into the daily schedule to add variety.

Half-day and full-day programs(with an optional lunch program) are available. Sessions run weekly through the summer (nine weeks) with multi-week discounts available. The half day program is offered from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. daily.

Contact Chuck or Sid at the Long Beach Tennis Center for more information at (516) 432-6060.



Nike Tennis Camps
Phone: (800) 645-3226 • Web site: www.USSportsCamps.com
Offering junior overnight and day camps for kids ages 6-18 from June 5-Aug. 12 at the following locations in the Northeast: In Connecticut at Sacred Heart University-Fairfield; in Delaware at Sea Colony Beach Resort-Bethany Beach; in Maryland at Salisbury University-Salisbury; in Massachusetts at Amherst College-Amherst, Williams College-Williamstown, Curry College-Milton, Mount Holyoke College-South Hadley, M.I.T.-Cambridge and Middlesex School-Concord; in New Hampshire at the New Hampton School-New Hampton; in New Jersey at The Peddie School-Hightstown and The Lawrenceville School-Lawrenceville; in New York at Colgate University-Hamilton, the University at Buffalo-Buffalo, Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center-Glen Cove and The Hampton’s Montauk Racquet Club-Montauk; in Pennsylvania at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown.

Get better this summer and have fun! Nike Tennis Camps provide players with the opportunity to improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our camps are directed by America's most respected college coaches and tennis professionals. They have a passion for teaching, and a gift for helping you take your game to the next level.

With weeklong camps and multiple sessions offered, Nike Tennis Camps are expressly designed so that players can immerse themselves in the sport. Our goal is to enhance their skills and enjoyment of the game in an energetic and positive learning environment. Our coaches tailor programs specific to each camper’s requirements with our low student/teacher ratio.

With over 65 locations nationwide, there is a camp for everyone. We offer junior overnight, extended day and day camp options for boys and girls ages 5-18 and of all ability levels. In addition, we offer over 15 adult camp locations. Camp details specific to each location.

Overnight camp includes a 30-hour tennis program, all meals, housing and tennis activities. Extended Day Camp includes the 30-hour tennis program, lunch, dinner and evening tennis and activities. Some of the times and ages differ, depending on the site. The Day Camp includes the 30-hour tennis program and lunch is provided at specific locations. Some of the ages differ, depending on the site. There is a half-day option at some of the locations.

Come join the fun this summer and get better!



Point Set Indoor Racquet Club
3065 New Street • Oceanside, N.Y.
Phone #: (516) 536-2323 • Web site: www.PointSetRacquetClub.com
E-mail: Tonny@pointsettennis.com • Brett@pointsettennis.com

Look no further for the most exciting new summer tennis camp experience! Point Set Indoor Racquet Club announces Country Club Summer Camp! Tonny van de Pieterman expands his leadership to impeccably groomed Har-Tru courts where Brett Nisenson, Junior Director at Point Set, will manage a dynamic summer camp staffed with the world-class Pros of the best winter tournament training program!

Point Set Country Club Camp is for juniors of all ages and all levels. Camp runs from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily with lunch catered by the Club. Brett promises a fun-filled day of competitive tennis: How to construct points, how to win baseline exchanges, when to attack or defend! We want you to win and stand behind your game-style in all aspects: stroke production, footwork, fitness and mental toughness. Each day’s program varies to challenge players’ potential. Drills are specifically designed to work on your service game, your return game, your overall baseline game, your net game, court positioning and strategy. The fitness program will develop power, speed, stamina and flexibility. Mental toughness training will address your overall concentration, dealing with errors, dealing with the “unjust,” emotional control and confidence! Match play is included along with inter-camp and inter-club competitions. Point Set’s pros are also available to accompany your junior to tournaments scheduled during the summer.

To accommodate every family’s busy summer schedule, Point Set Country Club Camp can be reserved daily or weekly. Please inquire if you need transportation.

If you want it all … action-packed programs, the best teaching pros and fun … you’ll find it at Point Set Country Club Camp. Call (516) 536-2323 today for details!



Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center Summer Tennis Camp
Co-Camp Director & Managing Partner : Stephen Alcala
E-mail: stephenaalcala@gmail.com • Web site: www.robbiewagners.com

Every day at the Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center Summer Tennis Camp is a fun and challenging way for children of all ages to spend their summer days. The camp consists of world-class tennis coaches and facilities catering to the needs of each and every child, from the beginning toddler to the nationally-ranked junior tennis player. It is of the utmost importance to us that each child has a pleasurable day at our camp, and we strive to achieve a standard of excellence unparalleled on Long Island.

Our day typically begins with a warm-up and flexibility session, followed by tennis drills in a group setting with a strong emphasis on technique and stroke production. For our advanced players, we also focus on tactics and point construction. In the afternoon session, there is a fitness training session with our expert conditioning specialist along with match play.

Each day of the week, we strive to change the format of our match play to keep our campers excited and challenged with various formats of play, including camp tournaments, Davis Cup team matches, and individual one-on-one practice matches. We pride ourselves in teaching the children in a fun and hard-working atmosphere.



Rockville Racquet Club
80 North Centre Avenue • Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Phone #: (516) 764-5350 • Web site: http://rockvilleracquet.net

The summer is time for fun at Rockville Racquet! Rockville Racquet Club is conveniently located in the heart of Rockville Centre, N.Y. Its central location allows easy access to local shopping, dining and transportation. Our modern center boasts seven Nova Acrylic courts, men’s and women’s locker rooms, showers and saunas, as well as babysitting facilities. Courts are available for seasonal or hourly rental throughout the year. However, the summer is the time for fun at Rockville Racquet.

Every summer afternoon, you can hear the sounds of happy children on the courts at Rockville Racquet. Under the professional guidance of Freeman Bayard, USPTR, dozens of young tennis enthusiasts are perfecting their skills, while meeting new friends and having fun. The summer camp is open to youngsters from five-years-old to 18-years-old, one to five days a week, for eight weeks. Students of all levels can participate in this unique learning experience. In addition to tennis, the kids can enjoy table tennis, strategy sessions, games and snack time in an air-conditioned, state-of--the-art facility.

For the adults at Rockville Racquet Club, there are men’s and women’s summer leagues. Summer is the perfect time to try out a league. This shorter and modestly-priced season allows newcomers time to adjust to competitive tennis in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Tennis drills and learning leagues offered by tennis professionals can also help to improve your game.

The more competitive player can participate in USTA team tennis. With many men’s and women’s USTA teams at all levels, there is a place for everyone at Rockville Racquet. Our teams compete against other teams throughout Long Island. USTA teammates enjoy the camaraderie and competition of team play. Each year, several of our teams have made it to the sectional and national championships.

Join us this summer for a season of fun at Rockville Racquet!



Ross School Tennis Center
18 Goodfriend Drive • East Hampton, N.Y. 11937
Phone #: (631) 907-5162 • Web site: www.ross.org

Nestled in the woods in East Hampton, N.Y., the Ross School Tennis Center is an exciting resource for athletes in the Hamptons. Open to seasonal and year-round residents, the Center features six state-of-the-art Har-Tru tennis courts that are enclosed by a bubble from mid-fall through mid-spring, allowing for year-round play. The courts are directly adjacent to the beautiful Upper School Fieldhouse where guests can sign up to play and take advantage of many amenities, including locker rooms, a café and a lounge area.

Summer tennis programs are open to players of all ages and levels. Starting in nursery and pre-kindergarten, Jump Start helps children develop spatial awareness, movement and locomotor skills using appropriately sized rackets. The Junior Development Program, for grades K–10, features games, level specific drills and training to build a strong foundation. Accelerated Tournament Preparation for advanced players emphasizes drills, tennis-specific conditioning and game strategy geared towards junior tournaments and match play. These programs are also available during the academic year.

In the summer, Advanced players, ages 10–17, can also sign up for the center’s most intense training program. The High Performance Academy targets the player committed to training all day, every day and preparing for tournaments. In addition, joining forces with SummerCamp @Ross, the Center offers tennis camp for players of all levels, ages six and up. Camp programs are fun and challenging, and use a game-based approach to learning tennis.

Adult-specific programs are also available. Players can participate in Cardio Tennis and Local Weekend Round-Up featuring round robin matches followed by wine and cheese. Beginners master the fundamentals of tennis in Learn + Play with fun-filled integrated drills and match play. Advanced players can sign up for the Pro-Am Doubles League, competing with the pros in competitive, high-level games.

During the academic year, the Ross School Tennis Academy offers a dynamic program for student-athletes that combines an engaging, global curriculum with the highest level of competitive tennis training available. Designed for students in grades 7–12 and Post Graduates, the Academy is the first in the New York City area to have a full academic program with a complete physical and mental conditioning program.

Finally, private instruction is available for all levels of play at the Tennis Center. Guests can also rent courts during the weekday, weekend or seasonally; however, courts are not available while school is in session.

For more information or to make reservations, call (631) 907-5162.



SPORTIME Excel Tennis Camps
“Getting Better Keeps Getting Better!”
Locations: Bethpage (516) 933-8500, Kings Park (631) 269-6300, Massapequa (516) 799-3550, Roslyn (516) 484-9222, Syosset (516) 364-2727, Amagansett (631) 267-3460, Manhattan (John McEnroe Tennis Academy at Randall’s Island) (212) 427-6150, Hamptons (631)-653-6767
Web site: www.SportimeNY.com (and click on the “Excel Summer Tennis Camp” tab)

SPORTIME's Excel Tennis Camps are where you live and play!
With multiple SPORTIME Excel Tennis Camp locations, including the John McEnroe Tennis Academy summer program at Randall's Island, players across Long Island and in New York City can experience SPORTIME's premier tennis programs for aspiring junior players of all ages and abilities. SPORTIME Excel’s training methods are fun and fast-paced, featuring stroke production, competitive games, and tactical training for match play. Our innovative tennis training techniques and tennis-specific conditioning regimens prepare players for the physical, mental and emotional demands of the sport of tennis. SPORTIME Excel campers develop positive self-esteem and laser-like focus. Our program is dedicated to turning weaknesses into strengths, and strengths into a winning game.

Your child will get better at tennis
That’s a guarantee! We take pride in our commitment to helping every camper make serious progress, regardless of his or her level, ability or experience. At SPORTIME Excel, we assess and discuss each camper’s goals and aspirations, and we waste no time in setting out to meet and surpass them. From the total beginner, to the top five nationally ranked superstar, our campers show significant improvement in all phases of the sport. And they will leave stronger and more physically fit than they were when they started!

Your child will make friends
Aren’t most experiences better when you have friends and buddies to share them with? At SPORTIME Excel Tennis Camps, we believe that an important part of camp is providing a mutually supportive atmosphere where participants respect each other and develop friendships. This positive social opportunity is a big part of what makes tennis “the sport of a lifetime,” and at SPORTIME Excel, we try our best to foster “friendships for a lifetime.”

Your child will be safe
The supervision at SPORTIME Excel Camps is better than at any other tennis camp. That is a bold statement to make, but we back up that statement up by working incredibly hard to train our entire staff on every aspect of safety, both on and off the court. Senior staff at every SPORTIME Excel Camp location implement and oversee our campers’ well-being and assure that safety procedures are followed during every hour of the camp day.

Your child will have a blast!
Having a lot of fun while you are improving is just better! And kids get better faster when they are having fun. SPORTIME Excel campers and parents are amazed at how much fun can be had while working hard to improve one’s tennis game. We make every part of our curriculum challenging, fulfilling and fun. Even our conditioning element is fun! Doesn’t your child deserve to have fun this summer?



Suffolk County Junior Tennis League (SCJTL)
Web site: www.scjtl.org
The Suffolk County Junior Tennis League (SCJTL) is a network of community-based sites and programs in Suffolk County, New York, founded in 1997, dedicated to introducing Suffolk County youths to the lifetime sport of tennis. Through its flagship, SCJTL Summer Tennis League and fall Indian Summer League programs, the SCJTL programs provide an all inclusive “playing” experience to over 1000 new and existing junior players each summer at school sites throughout Suffolk County. SCJTL was awarded the 2008 USTA Eastern Member Organization of the Year Award and 2004 USTA Eastern NJTL Chapter of the Year.

Selected as one of 28 national 36/60 test sites in 2006, SCJTL Summer League adapted the new Quick Start Tennis format in 2008 and is now the leader in Long Island 10 and Under Tennis.

The SCJTL Summer Tennis League School Tennis/Tournament/Division has helped thousands of Suffolk County School tennis players prepare for their tennis seasons and USTA tournaments. The SCJTL season-ending Challenge features an appearance by "Deuce", the mascot of the Suffolk County Tennis and Education Foundation and non-profit 501(c)3 organization in Suffolk County that sponsors and works closely with the SCJTL.
SCJTL expanded its scope after two years to provide affordable local competition and player development programs through the SCJTL Competition Squad USTA Junior Team Tennis program and SCJTL Competition Tennis and Tennis Team training camps.

Executive Director Joe Arias, is a USPTA Pro 1 Certified Tennis Professional, USTA High Performance Coach and USPTA Player Development Specialist. The SCJTL staff team includes more than 40 Player Development Coaches, Site Directors, Assistant Site Directors, Site Assistant, and tennis camp coaches consisting of school tennis team coaches, college tennis players, and high school tennis playing students who also play in the SCJTL Summer League Blue Division program.

SCJTL, the official organizer for the Suffolk County Boys Varsity Tennis Awards Dinner, has played a part in getting thousands of Suffolk County kids playing on school tennis teams, achieve Long Island Regional and USTA Sectional rankings with many players moving on to play college tennis.

SCJTL programs include:
►SCJTL Competition Tennis Camps that prepare players age nine through 18 for middle school, junior varsity, varsity and collegiate tennis team and USTA Tournament competition; the SCJTL Competition Squad Junior Team Tennis program is a comprehensive team tennis experience with practice sessions, team matches, and participation in team tournaments.
►SCJTL Challenge Series is a tournament circuit and ranking system for SCJTL program players.
►The Suffolk County Junior Tennis League is a division of Arias Tennis Corp. SCJTL is a registered USTA Community Tennis Association, Junior Team Tennis program, USTA National Junior Tennis League chapter and registered network of TIA Tennis Welcome Centers.

To learn more about the Suffolk County Junior Tennis League visit the SCJTL eTennis Center at www.scjtl.org.



USTA-BJK National Tennis Center Summer Camps
Flushing Meadow Corona Park
Phone #: (718) 760-6200 • Web site: 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 2011. 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, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 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 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 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 23 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 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.



 

Click here to view the Long Island Tennis Magazine 2010 Summer Camp Guide.