| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Check out the 2015 Guide to Long Island's Top Tennis Camps


25th Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp
University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. ♦ June 16-20, 2013

University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. ♦ July 6-10, 2013

Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. ♦ July 14-19, July 21-26 & July 28-August 2, 2013

(813) 684-9031 ♦ www.collegetennis.com
Coach Ed Krass' 25th Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp is the nation's only training camp taught exclusively by head college coaches. The camp is open to all players, ages 15-18, who are interested in playing college tennis. Players receive instruction and training from head coaches representing every level of the college game. Ed Krass coached varsity tennis teams at Harvard University, Clemson University and University of Central Florida prior to founding the College Tennis Exposure Camp.

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

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


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

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

Sessions begin June 24 and end Aug. 30 with two sessions daily (10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.). Because of 360Tennis' low coach-player ratio and the extraordinary training of its coaches, the competitors receive world-class training in technique, tactics and fitness and mental training. 360Tennis is singular in that its players develop technically in the group settings.

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


adidas Tennis Camps at Stony Brook University
Sunday-Friday, July 14-19 & July 21-26
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 eight through 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 Performance 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.


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

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

Why choose the Centercourt Tennis Academy:

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

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


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 ♦ www.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!


Deer Park Tennis & Fitness Camp
30 Burt Drive ♦ Deer Park N.Y.
(631) 667-3476 ♦ www.deerparktennis.com

The name of the game … in a fun, positive atmosphere.
The main ingredient at Deer Park Tennis & Fitness Camp is great tennis instruction. We have five solid hours of tennis each day, rain or shine. Tennis instruction is tailored to the intermediate and advanced junior players who enjoy the game, work hard at it and want to improve their game. In just two to four weeks of time, your game will show more improvement than it would with months of weekly lessons. We focus on correcting your technique and point out how to play smarter tennis. You will make great shots, show improved concentration and become an overall better player.

A typical day at Deer Park Tennis & Fitness Camp is as follows: Stretching from 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; Instruction from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Lunch from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.; Footwork and Technique Training from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; and Match Play caps off the day from 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. For more information, call (631) 667-3476 or visit www.deerparktennis.com.


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.


Future Stars Summer Camps
The College at Old Westbury
223 Store Hill Road ♦ Old Westbury, N.Y.
Weekly Programs (June 24-Aug. 10) ♦ (516) 876-3490

Farmingdale State College
2530 Broadhollow Road ♦ Farmingdale, N.Y.
Weekly Programs (June 24-Aug. 10) ♦ (631) 609-0438

Future Stars Tennis Club
1370 Majors Path ♦ Southampton, N.Y.
Weekly Programs (June 24-Aug. 23) ♦ (631) 287-6707

Future Stars Summer Camps offer the finest weekly tennis day camps at three convenient locations: The College at Old Westbury, Farmingdale State College, and Future Stars Tennis Club in Southampton, N.Y. Programs are directed by experienced and qualified teachers and coaches who share a passion for working with children. Weekly programs are offered for boys and girls entering grades K-12.

Tennis camps offer the perfect mix of match play, drill work, strategy sessions and off-court activities to challenge players of all levels. The program is designed to improve every facet of the game, including technical, tactical, physical and mental components under the guidance of our experienced and enthusiastic tennis professionals.
Campers will be carefully grouped according to skill level and age and will be encouraged to enhance their strokes and strategies via group lessons, skill building drills organized play, target training, fitness routines and more.

At Future Stars Summer Camps we play with confidence, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the game! Stop by our regular on-campus open house events to view the facilities, meet the directors, and take advantage of enrollment savings!


Hofstra Summer Tennis Camp
(516) 463-CAMP ♦ www.hofstra.edu/camp
A great tennis experience for 2, 4 or 6 weeks

The Hofstra Summer Tennis Camp is suitable for both the beginning player through the advanced player interested in tournament play or wishing to participate on high school tennis teams. Basic techniques are taught to beginners and we offer the experienced player advanced skills and game strategy. Each child is instructed according to his or her ability and previous training is not required. Most lessons are taught in the form of a game. Additionally, all of our instructors have been trained in the 10 & Under Tennis/Quick Start program. This is the newest approach to teaching tennis to youngsters 10 years of age and younger. It is sanctioned by the USTA and its format takes a new approach to introducing kids to the game. Campers spend half the day in tennis and the other half participating in swimming, recreation and special events. Transportation and lunch are included in tuition. No instructors are below college age. Tennis Camp Directors Sunny and Eddie Fishkind have been running the camp for 28 years and have won many awards.
Our philosophy is that you cannot make a child a great tennis player in two weeks, but you can make them love the game for life! For additional information about Hofstra Summer Tennis Camp, call (516) 463-CAMP or visit www.hofstra.edu/camp.


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Long Beach Tennis Center
Club Director: Sid Siddiqui
Camp Directors: Jared Berse & Chuck Russell
899 Monroe Boulevard ♦ Long Beach, N.Y.
(516) 432-6060 ♦ www.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
For junior players looking for more than just tennis, our "Tennis Plus" and "Sports Plus" camps are for you! Through our partnership with Cure Mommy's Breast Cancer (CMBC), we are offering mini sessions for campers’ ages five- through 13-years-old. Both camps operate Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon for a total of 10 weeks. Single day attendance is available, along with three-day week and weekly packages. Our Tennis Plus Camp includes mostly tennis (90 minutes to two hours daily); along with different sports each day. These sports and games include: Ping-pong, basketball, soccer, foam ball dodge ball, arts and crafts and more! Our low teaching ratios, fun curriculum and comfortable environment, along with a qualified, trained staff, provide for the ultimate half day tennis camp experience.

Sports Plus is our multi-sport camp, which includes 90 minutes to two hours daily of sports and some regular tennis. The sports include basketball, soccer, tennis and more. Our lineup of games rotates daily, and includes T-ball, Whiffle Ball, ping-pong, foam ball dodge ball, arts and crafts, and more.

We are a fully air-conditioned facility with indoor and outdoor game space. We also offer after-camp programs throughout the summer.


New York Tennis at Shelter Rock Tennis and Country Club Summer Camp
100 Long Island Expressway ♦ Manhasset, N.Y.
Contact: Howie Arons ♦ (516) 233-2790

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) NIKE-CAMP (645-3226) ♦ www.ussportscamps.com
Come join the fun and get better this summer at a Nike Tennis Camp! With more than 80 locations nationwide, both overnight and day options, there is a camp for everyone. Nike Tennis Camps provide young players the opportunity to improve their tennis skills, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our dedicated camp directors have a passion for teaching and a gift for helping you take your game to the next level.

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

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

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


Peter Kaplan's Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy
Contact: Peter Kaplan (631) 288-4021 or (914) 234-9462
peterkaplan2002@yahoo.com ♦ www.westhamptonbeachtennis.com

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

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

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

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


Point Set Tennis Camp
3065 New Street ♦ Oceanside, N.Y.
www.pointsettennis.com ♦ brett@pointsettennis.com
(516) 536-2323

Look no further for the most exciting new summer tennis camp experience! Point Set Tennis announces Summer Camp at Oceanside High School! Brett Nisenson, junior director at Point Set Tennis, will manage a dynamic and fun summer camp reflecting the best winter tournament training program!

Point Set Camp at Oceanside High School is for juniors of all ages and all levels. Camp runs from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. daily with lunch. 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.

To accommodate every family’s busy summer schedule, Point Set Camp at Oceanside High School can be reserved daily or weekly. Please inquire if you need transportation. During inclement weather, Camp will be held at the all new indoor facility at Point Set.

If you want it ALL—action-packed program, the best teaching Pros, FUN—you’ll find it at Point Set Camp at Oceanside High School.


Ross School Tennis Center
18 Goodfriend Drive ♦ East Hampton, N.Y.
(631) 907-5162 ♦ www.ross.org/tennis

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 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, 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.

Junior Programs:
►Jump Start Program allows children to develop spatial awareness, movement and locomotor skills using appropriately sized rackets. They learn how to volley, throw, catch, and rally, building a foundation not only for tennis but for any future athletic activities.
►Junior Development Program offers games and level-specific drills and training for building a strong foundation. Designed with having fun in mind, the program improves skills and motivates young players into continuing the sport.
►Accelerated Tournament Preparation features drills, tennis-specific conditioning, and game strategy designed specifically to prepare advanced players for junior tournaments and match play.
►High Performance (summer only) for ages 10-17, is offered to players who are current USTA members and have some tournament experience (tryout is required).
►The Ross School Tennis Academy (RSTA) offers an unusual and dynamic program for national and international junior players that combines an engaging, global curriculum with the highest level of competitive tennis training available. Designed for USTA/ITF players 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. Students who attend the Academy experience high-performance tennis training while studying alongside their peers in a stimulating, college preparatory, learning community following a regular academic year. RSTA Summer is an invitation only program for USTA/ITF and professional players. Boarding options are available.

Adult Programs
►Adults have many programs to choose from at the Ross School Tennis Center, including Adult Clinics for all levels in the mornings and evenings, as well as the Pro-Am Doubles League on Tuesday nights, which allows advanced players to compete with and against the pros in a competitive, high-level game.
►Private instruction is available for all levels of play. The Tennis Center staff provides a fun and supportive atmosphere that allows for the greatest amount of success. Guests can also rent courts during the weekday, weekend, or seasonally. Call (631) 907-5162 for more information or to make reservations.


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

www.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 Excel Summer Tennis Camp at SPORTIME Randall’s Island, home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, 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, N.Y.
(718) 760-6200 ♦ www.ntc.usta.com

The USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center will once again offer seven weeks of fun in the sun tennis camps starting in June 2013. Enrollment is available online and you may choose to registration for one, two or as many as seven weeks. The weekly program runs from Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break or a twilight session from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

We accept junior players, ages four through 10 for the 10 & Under programs (visit www.quickstarttennis.com for information about this new tennis learning format). Children 10-years-old and up are enrolled in the Junior Camps (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.). Advanced High Performance Tournament training campers will be invited to participate in an intensive Tennis Academy training program which runs Monday-Friday, from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

We have 22 outdoor courts, 12 indoor courts, and four stadium courts. We have available on-site Ping-Pong tables, ball machines, fitness center, arts and crafts, and other engaging sporting activities. Our primary focus will be on developing tennis skills while offering other activities to enhance the learning and camp experience.
Detailed information will be available soon at www.ntc.usta.com. We are located in Flushing Meadow Corona Park. You may contact the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at (718) 760-6200 for more information about year round and summer camp programs.


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

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

World Gym Bay Shore
225 Howells Road ♦ Bay Shore, N.Y.
(631) 968-8668 ♦ 
The Game Set Match tennis program at World Gym Bay Shore is now offering a summer program specifically designed for children nine and under who are new to the game. Our goal is to welcome new players to tennis with a fun filled introduction using age specific games, drills and equipment. Everything will be provided including racquets and water. Our day begins at 9:00 a.m. with stretching and warm-up activities to get the kids loose and ready for tennis. Breaking off into small groups with a 3:1 student to pro ratio, our staff is specifically trained to work with younger children and will be sure to put your child’s safety first and their happiness a close second. During this time, the instructors will teach the basics making sure to cover technique as well the rules. After warm-ups and drills, the children will be provided with snack and drinks and then we are right back out on the court for more tennis activities. Our day ends with some wind down time in the craft room where the kids are encouraged to let their creative side come out. It’s very important to our staff that your child enjoys themselves and associates the fun they have at our program with the game of tennis. The program runs five days a week from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and begins the week of June 24 and continues until Aug. 30.