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24th Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp
University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.: Sunday-Thursday, June 17-21
Davidson College in Davidson, N.C.: Saturday-Wednesday, July 7-11
Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.: Sunday-Friday, July 15-20, July 22-27 & July 29-Aug. 3
(813) 684-9031 ♦ 
CollegeTennis.com
Coach Ed Krass' 24th 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 Sunday-Thursday, June 17-21; Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. from Saturday-Wednesday, July 7-11; and at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., Sunday-Friday, July 15-20, July 22-27 and July 29-Aug. 3. Air-conditioned dormitory accommodations, cafeteria meals and 24-hour adult supervision are provided. For more information, call (813) 684-9031 or visit CollegeTennis.com.



adidas Tennis Camps at Stony Brook University
Sunday, Friday, July 8-13 & July 15-20
Director: Gary Glassman (800) 944-7112

TennisCamper.com ♦ support@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.

It's your Summer. It's your Game.



Advanced High Performance Tennis Academy by Maurice Trail
(516) 302-5613 ♦ advancedtennis@verizon.net
Advanced High Perrformance 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 points and matches. A key to junior development is playing matches and competing daily. All students, depending on skill level, will compete every day in sets and matches, both independently and supervised. The situations 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.
(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.
(516) 489-9005 ♦ 
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.
(516) 455-1225 ♦ 
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.



Eastern Athletic Clubs Junior Tennis Summer Camps
EasternAthleticClubs.com
Eastern Athletic Clubs Junior Tennis Summer Camps offer your child the most thorough and comprehensive tennis program on Long Island. With complete focus on form and fundamentals, your beginner player will develop a sound foundation and the tournament player will reach the next level of competition.

Our three Long Island locations offer a total of 17 beautiful tennis courts—all indoor and air-conditioned—to guard your young players from the debilitating heat and unpredictable elements of a brutal summer day. Our camp runs Monday through Friday during July and August.

Eastern Athletic camps offer lessons, games, and point-play that are both age and skill-level appropriate, yet fun and challenging. Our younger beginners leave camp with timeless strokes and proper form so they grow in the game for a lifetime. The more advanced players learn more technical skills that give their game an identity. Tournament players work on stroke production, footwork, fitness, mental strengthening and positive thinking.
We offer a flexible schedule that spans the summer. Campers can commit to the entire eight-week program, individual weeks or the single day option. Evening camp is available for advanced players at match play level which focuses on tournament training and skills required to compete and win.

Our qualified, certified pros and juniors pros will attentively instruct and correct campers to better their game and skills. Campers will enjoy a terrific player to pro ratio all under the guidance of our head tennis professionals, Dennis Christofor, Laurie Fehrs and Sheldon Grant.

Register early for our very popular Adult Camp on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Treat yourself to one or more of our four-week sessions of fun-filled drills, instruction, and games this summer. Private instruction from our staff of tennis professionals is available all summer long at a discounted summer rate.

Our goal is to fulfill your child’s tennis needs through fun and exercise this summer with the game we love, tennis. Come join us this summer for a great tennis experience at Eastern Athletic Clubs.



Future Stars Summer Tennis Camps
(516) 876-3490 ♦ FSCamps.com

Future Stars Summer Tennis Camps are proud to celebrate our 33rd 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 The College at 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.



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



Long Beach Tennis Camp
Director: Sid Siddiqui (516) 432-6060
899 Monroe Boulevard ♦ Long Beach, N.Y.

Sid@LongBeachTennisCenter.com ♦ LongBeachTennisCenter.com
“We are not a factory, we are not a resort… we are your home for tennis.” At Long Beach Tennis Center, we develop tennis champions!

Summer is when the real training is done. We’re very excited about our upcoming indoor summer tennis season with our USTA teams, NEW camp programs, and daily workshops.

The Academy
For the serious tennis player, the best way to improve your game is to immerse yourself in training during the important summer months. Our Junior Tournament Training Camp provides each student the opportunity to train with the best world class coaches and other students who have similar goals. We promote development of the whole athlete. Long Beach Tennis Center’s specialized programs are a careful balance of technical, tactical, mental, and physical training. Whether you are training to play the Nationals or wanting to improve your rank on a team, you will have received the right training and instruction to achieve your goals. Tournament training programs are also available for adults wanting to take their game to the next level.

CMBC Mini-Camps
Not a serious tennis player, but looking for a mini-camp to be introduced to the game of tennis? Through our partnership with Cure Mommy’s Breast Cancer (CMBC), we are offering weekday mini-sessions for children ages five- to 13-years-old incorporating the new USTA 10 & Under program. Using the proper racquet, ball, and court set up for the age of the child, students will learn tennis basics faster in a fun, positive and age-appropriate atmosphere. Students will be challenged with activities achievable to their skill/age level which will lead to a quicker learning of the game and an overall love of tennis.
We are a fully air conditioned, indoor facility right on the water in Long Beach. We offer summer programs for all levels and ages! Call us or stop by for more information on our exciting NEW programs!



New York Tennis at Shelter Rock Tennis and Country Club Summer Camp 2012
100 Long Island Expressway ♦ Manhasset, NY
Contact: Howie Arons ♦ (516) 233-2790 
♦ bightennis@aol.com

The New York Tennis Academy was formed more than 25 years ago and has since produced more than 250 ranked junior players and more than 75 Division I collegiate tennis players. In addition, we have trained more than 1,000 high school and middle school scholastic players. Our intermediate and advanced programs integrate match play into most sessions. Parents and students can expect consistently high standards of coaching and dedication to excellence.

Our camp facilities are among the finest on Long Island. The Shelter Rock Tennis and Racquet Club is undoubtedly at the top of the tennis club ladder. Many of Long Island’s top players are members there because of the beautiful amenities that the club has to offer. With an Olympic-sized swimming pool, three indoor courts and more than 20 outdoor Har-Tru tennis courts, Shelter Rock is the ideal place for a junior tennis player to spend their summer and develop their tennis skills.

The New York Tennis Academy is under the direction of Howie Arons. For more than 35 years, Howie has developed and coached some of the top junior players in the area. Both as the coach of the BN Cardozo Boys High School Boys Tennis Team and director of junior tennis at Great Neck Estates Tennis Club, Howie has consistently directed programs that continue to challenge top juniors.

In addition to Howie, Brian Stein and Rob Weidenbaum will serve as directors of the camp. They will be sure to look after every junior’s personal needs at camp. Brian and Rob currently coach many top juniors and will instill a real competitive presence at camp. Our staff will be completed with top college players who were once juniors in our program and fully understand our Hard Work Philosophy. Finally, we want every junior player to love going to camp and have a great summer tennis experience. Our entire staff will be dedicated to giving our players a great summer of tennis.

What makes us different?
►Early drop-off for working parents
►Individualized attention—meeting each students’ needs
►Experienced and accomplished coaching staff
►Flexibility—accommodating students’ and parents’ busy schedules

Why choose us:
►Programs for all levels—from beginners through tournament training
►Daily singles ladders with weekly camp champions—trophies weekly
►Olympic-sized heated swimming pool for those 90 degree days
►Campers can order from a wide menu for lunch (we have country club food and Kosher food upon request)
►Sports drinks and water readily available all day
►Indoor courts available for inclement weather

Our philosophy: We grow champions from the ground up. We believe that tennis is the best way to grow the person, as well as the athlete. The rewards of tennis are many: Greater confidence, focus and persistence. Starting young, students will develop skills and friendships that will last a lifetime. We emphasize the fundamentals of proper technique and form. Our coaching staff will insure that your child learns and enjoys the game of tennis.

Whether your child is wielding their first racquet or is already competing in tournaments, we have the ability and experience to support their growth.



Nike Tennis Camps
(800) 645-3226 ♦ USSportsCamps.com
Offering junior overnight and day camps for kids ages six through 18 from June 10-Aug. 24, 2012 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 Jersey at The Lawrenceville School-Lawrenceville; in New York at Colgate University-Hamilton, the University at Buffalo-Buffalo, and Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center-Glen Cove; in Pennsylvania at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown.

Get better this summer and have fun! Nike Tennis Camps provide players with the opportunity to elevate their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a blast. 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 week-long 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, positive and safe 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 five through 18 and of all ability levels. Some locations also offer special High School and Tournament Training programs. 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!



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

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

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

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



Rockville Racquet Club
80 North Centre Avenue
♦ Rockville Centre, N.Y.

(516) 764-5350 ♦ 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.
(631) 907-5162 ♦ 
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– 7, 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. 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, in our first year and growing rapidly, 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 during school hours. 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, Quogue (631)-653-6767, Lynbrook (516) 887-1330
SportimeNY.com (and click on the “Excel Summer Tennis Camp” tab)

SPORTIME's Tennis & Multi-Sport and Excel Tennis Camps are where you live and play!
With multiple SPORTIME 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 recreational and aspiring junior players of all ages and abilities. SPORTIME 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 help newer players learn and enjoy and prepares serious juniors for the physical, mental and emotional demands of the sport of tennis. SPORTIME 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, 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 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, we try our best to foster “friendships for a lifetime.”

Your child will be safe
The supervision at SPORTIME 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 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 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?



USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Summer Camps
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
(718) 760-6200 ♦ 
NTC.USTA.com
The USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center will once again offer seven weeks of fun in the sun tennis camps starting in June 2012. Enrollment is available online and you may choose to registration for one, two or as many as seven weeks. The weekly program runs from Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break or a twilight session from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Campers work on development of tennis techniques, tactics, sports conditioning, and strategy geared to maximizing the learning experience in a fun presentation. As the juniors develop, they are advanced to more challenging groups. Tennis activities include Stroke-of the Day, team games and Competitive Match Play. The camp also offers cross-training activities such as soccer, softball and basketball in the park or at the Corona park multipurpose recreational facility, swimming at the nearby FMCP Aquatics Center, off-site field trips include ice skating, Mets games, etc., and full access to the many fun activities on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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

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



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

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

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

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

Harmon, who coached the U.S. Men’s Tennis team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, instilled in the kids a sense of responsibility. In addition to the visit by the pros, the camp included a trip to the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street, a Junior Team Tennis tournament, a writing session for the USTA Arthur Ashe Essay Contest and a seminar on careers in sports administration from top executives at the USTA.

Plans are already in the works to make 2012 the best year in the camp’s history. To register for the camp, visit www.eastern.usta.com/campace. For more information, contact Linda Mann at mann@eastern.usta.com.