Got Tennis
Your guide to the area's top tennis summer camp programs
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
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4 Star Camps at Stony Brook University
Phone#: (800) 334-7827/Web site: www.4StarCamps.com
Get a taste of campus life with 4 Star Camps at Stony Brook University in Long Island, N.Y. Work with Stony Brook University’s Head Tennis Coach Gary Glassman and his assistant coaches who will take your game to the next level. Coach Glassman and Stony Brook are partnering with 4 Star Camps for their fourth summer of tennis camp.
Two programs will be offered over the course of three weeks:

July 6-9: High School Players Tennis Camp for competitive players ages 14-18
July 11-16 and July 18-23: Junior Tennis Camp for all abilities ages 9-18

As a family-owned and operated business, 4 Star has been providing an exclusive brand of high-quality tennis camp programming for players of all ages since 1975. The beautiful campus at Stony Brook University is the newest backdrop for this amazing summer experience where students reside in the dorms, take their meals in the dining hall and play on the university’s 12 outdoor courts.

The 4 Star experience includes: Attention to the individual needs of the students; high quality instruction by experienced coaches who have been chosen to teach based on their knowledge and youth mentoring experience; the opportunity to live in a college dorm; and meet new friends from around the world.

Weekends at 4 Star round out an eventful and fun week for those staying for a two-week session. A Saturday sightseeing trip to nearby New York City is planned and a relaxing Sunday morning to play some tennis before the next session begins that afternoon. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience what the surrounding area has to offer, while reinforcing the friendships built during the week's activities.

Now is a good time to start exploring these options before they fill up. For more information, call (800) 334-7827 or visit www.4StarCamps.com.


 

12th Annual Camp A.C.E. (Achieving through Coaching and Education)
Ramapo College of New Jersey/505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, N.J
Sunday-Saturday, July 25-31/Web site
www.eastern.usta.com

The USTA Eastern Multicultural Participation Committee presents the 12th Annual Camp A.C.E. (Achieving through Coaching and Education) at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, N.J. The camp was created to provide young players, ages 14-17 of ethnically diverse backgrounds an opportunity to improve their tennis skills in a camp environment with players of similar age and skills. This is an overnight residential camp. The participants will be housed in the dorms on the college campus. This is not a camp for beginners!

This year's camp will feature:

• Parent, student and coaches orientation
• Daily tennis instruction with experienced tennis professionals
• Coaching with local coaches
• Fitness/nutrition/college prep/admissions counseling/etiquette/financial literacy/diversity/government/career counseling
• College tour
• Swimming
• Community activities
• Fitness! Fun! New Friends!

The cost is $700 per camper (a $250 registration fee required with application, regardless of financial need). There are a limited number of scholarships are available.

Please visit www.eastern.usta.com after April 5, 2010 for an online application.


 

22nd Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp
Phone#: (813) 684-9031/Web site: www.collegetennis.com

Play college tennis! Coach Ed Krass' 22nd Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp is the nation's only summer camp taught exclusively by head college coaches. For boys and girls ages 15-18 looking to improve upon all facets of their game, the camp prepares high school players for the rigors and demands of 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 to receive on-court coaching during match play competitions. Daily lunchtime seminars with college coaches educate players about college preparation and the recruiting process.

Each camp includes 25 hours of on-court, collegiate style drills and match play competition. Classroom seminars motivate and educate players about college tennis preparation. Dormitory accommodations, meals and 24-hour adult supervision are provided.

The camp is offered at University of South Florida (Tampa, Fla.), June 13-18; Brown University (Providence, R.I.), July 5-10; and Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pa.), July 18-23, July 25-30 and Aug. 1-6.

For more information, call (813) 684-9031 or visit the camp Web site, www.collegetennis.com.


 

Bethpage Park Tennis Center Summer Tennis Camp
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building # 4, Farmingdale, N.Y. 11735
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. 11566
Phone #: (516) 489-9005

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 who were, or currently are, college players who were also trained at Carefree Racquet Club.

The program is directed by Louis Vallejo, with 26 years of teaching experience and 16 years of sectional, national and international playing experience. He has coached juniors of all levels of play. Along with his head pros, the tutorage of our students is unsurpassed.

Carefree Racquet Club is proud to celebrate its 21st 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. 11545
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 Tennis Camps
Phone #: (516) 876-3490/Web site:
www.fscamps.com
Future Stars Tennis Camps and Programs have been on Long Island since 1982. Over the years, thousands of kids have developed sound fundamentals and a love of the game under the tutelage of our outstanding tennis professionals.

Our long history started in Great Neck at the Future Stars Tennis Center, which was formerly the Great Neck Racquet Club on East Shore Road. There, Future Stars ran a junior development program and our trademark Tennis Camp. Future Stars have gone on to run our camp programs at The Merchant Marine Academy in Great Neck, Match Point Tennis in Commack, Hampton Athletic Club in Quogue, East Side Tennis Club in Westhampton, and Westhampton Beach Bath and Tennis.

For summer 2010, Future Stars presents Tennis Camp locations including: SUNY College at Old Westbury, Farmingdale State College, Green Hollow Tennis Club in East Hampton, Sandy Hollow Tennis Club in Southampton, Aspatuck Tennis Club in Westhampton Beach and Pine Hills Country Club in Manorville.
Our winning formula for tennis camps revolves around bringing kids together for weekly sessions to learn and compete in a safe and fun atmosphere. Our goal is to find the best facilities for kids to spend the day working on their tennis game, while combining a fun day camp-type atmosphere.

Each day starts with a morning assembly culminating in a stroke of the day demonstration by our director with his professional staff. Campers are then broken out in groups of equal ability and age. They have two daily instructional periods with no more than five to a group. Their instructor for the week works with them on all aspects of their games through fun and intense drilling, focusing on stroke production and strategy. The third tennis period of the day is the all-important match play. Supervised by their instructors, kids play points and matches. To maximize the match play experience, we have the weekly camp tournament along with a back draw and round robins. A typical day also includes field sports and a fitness component, along with a swim break. In addition, we have a full schedule of interclub and camp matches, pitting kids of all ages and levels against their peers, often from other camps and tennis clubs in the area.

During the weekly sessions, campers are given feedback and analysis by the director and coaching staff, who get to know every player to make sure they have a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Campers receive an end-of-session progress report highlighting areas of their game they should continue to work on. To commemorate their camp experience, each camper receives a t-shirt, backpack and certificate of attendance at the weekly awards ceremony held the last day of camp. However, the most cherished reward a camper leaves after a session at Future Stars Tennis Camp—and the one we are most proud of—is a love for our great sport of tennis and a huge desire to go out and play the game.



Joel Ross Tennis & Sports Camp
Phone # (914) 668-3258/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. 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. 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) 668-3258 and find out why Joel Ross Tennis & Sports Camp is a keeper!


Peter Kaplan's Westhampton Beach Junior/Adult Tennis Academy
Contact: Peter Kaplan
Phone #: (631) 288-4021 or (914) 234-9462/E-mail:
peterkaplan2002@yahoo.com
Web site: www.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 is 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! One season, the academy and staff served as Vic Braden's primary East Coast staff and facility.

Basketball instruction is also offered. Former NBA All-Star Gus Williams, New York Knicks player Greg Butler and Hilton Armstrong have appeared.

The Grassmere Inn has been named one of two Best Inns on Long Island by Dan’s Papers and a Best Place to Stay in Westhampton by Long Island Alive. The Academy has been selected among the top teaching academies worldwide by TennisWeek, Tennis Mag and Courttime. It is the only academy in the world the USTA has chosen to be part of the marketing program to USTA juniors and adults. Members receive free stringing and a free half-hour private lesson.


Point Set Indoor Racquet Club Inc.
3065 New Street, Oceanside, NY 11572
Phone #: (516) 536-2323/Web site:
http://pointsetracquetclub.com
Since it opened its doors in 1971, Point Set Indoor Racquet Club in Oceanside, N.Y. has been a tennis haven for the casual player just looking to get out on the court and hit some balls, as well as for the serious player who fantasizes of cracking an ace on Centre Court at Wimbledon.

This summer, Point Set is putting together USTA summer teams and are looking for players 2.5; 3.0; 3.5; 4.0 both men’s and women’s team. Point Set will also be running a premier Junior Summer Camp. The camp will run from July through August and is meant for kids ages 10-16. It will be a co-ed camp, and in addition to tennis, kids will get the chance to play basketball, soccer and lacrosse.

Point Set will host a top-notch Adult Summer Camp. It will be a weekly two-hour training sessions, with a focus on stroke production, strategy and match play.

Point Set enjoys success with effective management. With ownership’s willingness to make necessary repairs and renovations to the 32-year-old facility, Point Set is very much living in the present and anxious to be a part of the return of tennis’ popularity that head pro and managing partner Dan Dwyer feels has begun. In the past 10 years, ownership has spent more than $500,000 on, among other things, a new roof, new reflective ceilings, furniture and locker room renovations.

The club’s seven rubber-based courts, installed 10 years ago (replacing the courts’ original carpet-like surface), were resurfaced with six new rubber and Nova acrylic material courts. Dwyer says the rubber-based courts, the only ones of their kind in any indoor club on the South Shore, are more forgiving on the feet, ankles, knees and hips than other indoor surface, including, contrary to popular belief, Har-Tru, a clay-like surface.
But Dwyer isn't content to rely only on Point Set's traditional tennis programs.

“We're always trying to come up with something new,” Dwyer said. “I don't think there’s any doubt that tennis is on the rise again.”

And Point Set, the stalwart indoor club on the South Shore with a fresh look, is ready.


Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center Summer Tennis Camp
Co-Camp Director & Business Manager : Stephen Alcala
E-mail:
stephenaalcala@gmail.com/Web site: www.rwtt.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, NY 11570
Phone #: (516) 764-5350

The summer is time for fun at Rockville Racquet!
Rockville Racquet Club is conveniently located in the heart of Rockville Centre. 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!


Sportime Excel Tennis Camps
“Getting Better Just Got Better!”
Locations: Bethpage, Kings Park, Massapequa, Roslyn, Amagansett, Manhattan (Randall’s Island)
Phone #: (516) 933-8500
Web site:
www.sportimeny.com (and click on the “Eastern Excel Summer Tennis Camp” tab)
Sportime’s Excel Tennis Camps are expanding!
To better serve the needs of junior tennis players in our region, we are proud to announce that Sportime’s highly-successful Excel Tennis Camps are expanding. Now, players across Long Island and New York City can experience Sportime’s premier tennis program for aspiring junior players of all ages and abilities. 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. 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 Excel, we assess and discuss each camper’s goals and aspirations, and we waste no time setting out to meet and surpass them. From the total beginner, to the top five in the nation superstar, our campers all 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 Excel Tennis Camps, we believe that an important part of camp is providing a mutually supportive atmosphere where individuals can develop and cultivate 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 create and foster “friendships for a lifetime.”

Your child will be safe
The supervision at Excel Camps is better than any other tennis camp. That is a bold statement to make, but we back 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 Excel Camp location implements and oversees our campers’ well-being and assures 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. Excel campers and parents are amazed at how much fun there can be 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?


The Suffolk County Junior Tennis League
33 Sheppard Lane, Smithtown, N.Y. 11787
Phone #: (631) 590-5019/E-mail:
scjtl@ariastennis.com
Web site: www.scjtl.org
The Suffolk County Junior Tennis League (SCJTL) is a network of community-based sites and programs in Suffolk County, N.Y., founded in 1997 and dedicated to introducing Suffolk County youth to the lifetime sport of tennis.
Through its flagship, SCJTL Summer Tennis League and Fall Indian Summer Tennis League programs, the SCJTL programs provide an all-inclusive affordable “playing” experience to more than 1,000 new and existing junior players each summer at local school sites throughout Suffolk County.

Selected as one of 28 national 36/60 test sites in 2006, SCJTL Summer Tennis League adapted the new Quick Start Tennis format in 2008 as a recreational Junior Team Tennis program, with a season-ending challenge featuring an appearance by “Deuce,” the mascot of the Suffolk County Tennis and Education Foundation a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in Suffolk County that sponsors and works closely with the SCJTL.

SCJTL expanded its scope after two years in existence to provide high quality affordable local player development and competition programs through the SCJTL Competition Squad USTA Junior Team Tennis program and SCJTL Tennis Academy, Competition Tennis Camp and Tennis Team training camps. New to 2010 is the SCJTL High Performance Player Development program. SCJTL introduced the free SCJTL Family Tennis Members site in 2009 offering member services as well as easy SCJTL program registration and management.

Founder and Executive Director Joe Arias, is a USPTA Pro 1-certified tennis professional, USTA High Performance Coach and USPTA Player Development Specialist. He is director of tennis of the Port Jefferson Country Club. Donna Arias is a fashion consultant for Grand Slam Tennis in Commack and Bolle' Tennis Wear representative. Joe and Donna administrate the SCJTL staff of 40-plus Summer and Indian Summer Tennis League site directors, assistant site directors, site assistant, and tennis camp player development coaches consisting of certified tennis teaching professionals, school tennis team coaches, college tennis players and high school tennis-playing students who also play in the SCJTL Summer Tennis League Blue Division program. SCJTL has inspired and prepared thousands of Suffolk County juniors to play on school tennis teams, and achieve Long Island Regional and USTA Sectional rankings with many players moving on to play college tennis.
SCJTL player development and competition training programs include:

*SCJTL Competition Tennis Camps, affordable, high quality tennis camp ideal for preparing players ages nine through 18 for middle school, junior varsity, varsity and collegiate tennis teams and USTA tournament competition.
*SCJTL Competition Squad Junior Team Tennis Program, a comprehensive team tennis experience with training sessions, team matches and participation in team tournaments.
*SCJTL High Performance Player Development Program offering training for USTA tournament level juniors emphasizing player development and training following USTA High Performance guidelines.
*SCJTL Challenge Series, a tournament circuit and ranking system for SCJTL program players.

The Suffolk County Junior Tennis League is a division of Arias Tennis Corporation. SCJTL is a registered USTA Community Tennis Association, Junior Team Tennis program, USTA National Junior Tennis League chapter and a Tennis Industry Association member with registered network of TIA Tennis Welcome Centers. SCJTL was awarded the 2008 USTA Eastern Member Organization of the Year Award and 2004 USTA Eastern NJTL Chapter of the Year.


USTA-BJK National Tennis Center Summer Camps
Coming soon … registration for 2010 Summer Camps at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadow Corona Park
Phone #: (718) 760-62133/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 on Monday, June 21, 2010 and continuing through Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. Enrollment is available 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, 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 to go ice skating, Mets games, etc., and full access to the many fun activities here on the grounds of the National Tennis Center.

We accept junior players, ages four through nine and under for the QuickStart programs (visit www.quickstarttennis.com for information about this new tennis learning format). Children nine-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.
We have 24 outdoor courts, 12 indoor courts, and three outdoor QuickStart courts.. We have available on-site ping-pong tables, ball machines, 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 on our Web site at www.ntc.usta.com. We are located in Flushing Meadow Corona Park. You may contact us at (718) 760-6213.