| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

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


26th Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp
June 15-19 (University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.)
July 7-11 (University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.)
July 20-25 (Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.)
July 27-Aug. 1 (Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.)
(813) 684-9031 ♦ www.collegetennis.com

Coach Ed Krass' 26th 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 15-19; University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. from July 7-11 and at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. for two sessions, from July 20-25 and July 27-Aug. 1. 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.


Bethpage Park Tennis Center Summer Tennis Camp
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building #4 ♦ Farmingdale, N.Y.
(516) 777-1358 ♦ www.bethpageparktennis.com

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 minutes.

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!


Centercourt Performance Tennis Center
65 Columbia Road ♦ Morristown, N.J.
(973) 635-1222 ♦ www.centercourtclub.com/cptc
Contact: Clay Bibbee ♦ 
“Our Mission: Create the Next American Champion!"
The Centercourt Performance Tennis Center (CPTC) is the ultimate training facility featuring seven hard courts, one red clay court, a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center, a modern and innovative academic center, and a beautifully renovated lobby located on the second floor of the club house. The CPTC offers both full-time and comprehensive after-school programs seven days per week. CPTC also offers a multi-faceted and great summer camp program, strength and conditioning programs, as well as tournament travel year-round.

Why you should choose CPTC:
►Train in a world-class environment with high-performance level coaches from around the world.
►Achieve significant individual improvement in all facets of your game, including technical, physical, and mental aspects.
►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 sectional, 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 levels and goals of our 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 both on and off the court.

CPTC provides a superior junior player pathway, which satisfies the needs of sectional and nationally ranked juniors.  CPTC programs have rolling admissions from Sept. 9 to June 8, 2014, and it offers an 11-week summer camp from June 16 to Aug. 29, 2014. For more information, contact Clay Bibbee by phone at (973) 635-1222 or e-mail clay@centercourtclub.com.


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 ♦ 
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
(914) 273-8500 ♦ www.fscamps.com
The College at Old Westbury
223 Store Hill Road ♦ Old Westbury, N.Y. ♦ (516) 876-3490

Farmingdale State College
2530 Broadhollow Road ♦ Farmingdale, N.Y. ♦ (631) 609-0438

Future Stars Tennis Club
1370 Majors Path ♦ Southampton, N.Y. ♦ (631) 287-6707

LIU Post Summer Sports Camps
720 Northern Boulevard ♦ Brookville, N.Y.

Future Stars Summer Camps offer the finest weekly tennis day camps at four outstanding locations: The College at Old Westbury, Farmingdale State College, LIU Post 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 two, four or six 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 29 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.


Huntington Indoor Tennis
100 Broadway ♦ Huntington Station, N.Y.
(631) 421-0040 ♦ 
Huntington Indoor Tennis’ Junior Tennis Camp combines the learning and fun of the game through personalized instruction, interclub matches, round robins, ladder matches, and drill games.

The day will consist of: Instruction from 9:00 a.m.-noon; lunch and match play from noon-1:00 p.m.; and from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., instruction, round-robin play, drill games, and Camp Olympics where four teams compete for the Gold Medal.

We offer five sessions, beginning June 23-Aug. 22. Mini-camp is available for kids ages six through nine, and a half-day of camp option is also available from 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Sessions are held weekly, and the First Session runs one week, while the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Session runs two weeks. Lunch is included. Multiple Session discounts and family discounts are available.


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 13 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!


Junior Tennis Champions Center Summer Camp
5200 Paint Branch Parkway  ♦ College Park, Md.
(301) 779-8000 ♦ www.jtcc.org

Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) is a world-class training program offering opportunities for junior players from all backgrounds to reach their full potential on the court and in the classroom.  JTCC was selected by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as the first Regional Training Center for its high performance program.

JTCC Summer Programs
Champions: Tournament level players between the ages of 12 and 18, requires approval of the senior director of tennis.

►On-court training including technical fundamentals, tournament preparation and high level competition.
►Mental training with emphasis on concentration, momentum control and situational techniques i.e. “playing the score.”
►Strength and Conditioning Fitness Coaches conduct speed and agility training, tennis specific weight training and yoga and flexibility exercises.

Junior Champions: Tournament level players between the ages of seven and 12, requires approval from the director of junior champions.
►78’ court with green dot balls.
►Premier performance training program for tournament level players between the ages of seven and 10. Weekly camps consist of 25 hours of training including drilling, fitness and competition with peers during match play sessions.
►"Junior Champs” serves as a great place for talent identification and is officially the first stage in the Champions pathway.

Future Champions Competitive Training Camp
For players who have achieved sectional rankings between 51 and 150 or are playing varsity high school tennis.
►Focus on technical and tactical development as well as delivering understanding of singles and doubles strategies necessary to compete at tournament level. Throughout the week, players drill, play matches and complete a fitness regimen that will aid them in becoming a more complete player.

Future Champions Middle School and High School Training Camps
►Focus on fundamentals of tennis in a fun, encouraging atmosphere plus development of athleticism through daily, age-appropriate fitness activities.

Players in the Summer Program have the option of staying in the D.C. area with a family of another student in the program or a JTCC coach. Host families/coaches will provide breakfast, dinner and transportation daily. Summer Camp is 11 weeks from June 9-Aug. 22. For more information and to register for one or multiple weeks, please contact Marco Impeduglia at mimpeduglia@jtcc.org.


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’ need
►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/tennis

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 three weeks of overnight and day camp (8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.) for ages nine through 18 and an additional seven 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.), 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.


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!


Port Washington Tennis Academy Camp Programs
100 Harbor Road ♦ Port Washington, N.Y.
(516) 883-6425 ♦ 
Port Washington Tennis Academy’s Summer Camp and Year-End Camp
There is a difference in tennis day camps. The "unique" concept at the Port Washington Tennis Academy starts with a limited enrollment of only 50 juniors (a maximum of four per court).

Tournament players to beginners receive special concentrated training from an elite international staff of Academy-trained professionals. Specific additional training on our exclusive ¼-mile indoor running track provides the unusual benefit of maximizing each student's speed and endurance performance capability.

At PWTA, 17 indoor courts guarantee 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. all-weather instruction. Our proven method includes intensive instruction, supervised practice and match play. Daily tennis-specific fitness drills provide for a super summer experience. Each camper will return home a much improved player. Luncheon (prepared in our own kitchen) and additional weekend and weekday playing time is available for our students at no extra cost.

The Junior Summer Camp consists of two five-week sessions, held Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Mini-Camp and Junior Clinics are also held from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. The End-of-Year Junior Camp takes place during the December school vacation period. Call (516) 883-6425 for additional information.


Ross School Tennis Academy
18 Goodfriend Drive ♦  East Hampton, N.Y.
(631) 907-5162 ♦ tennisacademy@ross.org

USTA/ITF players aged 12-18, join us this summer at Ross School Tennis Academy, where you can increase your skills under our highest-level tennis training program. This intensive program is specially designed for a small group of players dedicated to training to their highest potential every day.

At RSTA’s Summer Term program, you will:
►Train on six impeccably maintained Har-tru courts in preparation for USTA tournaments.

►Practice for four hours daily in group and private sessions.

►Participate in weekly group sessions with RSTA’s sports psychologist.

►Use Dartfish video comparison analysis to improve your form and your skills.

►Reside in luxurious boarding houses with students from around the world, dining at our renowned Ross Café and taking part in weekend and evening excursions to local Hamptons activities or to New York City.

Additional private training, sports psychologist sessions and coaching are available for a fee.

Phil Williamson had been coaching nationally ranked juniors at the Grand Slam Tennis Center in Bedford, N.Y., where he served as senior head pro. His experience in tennis includes the management of clubs, but his passion lies in coaching. Phil is a Life Member of the USTA and was named 2007 Pro of the Year by the USPTA/Eastern Section. He is a USPTA Member with a P1 rating, and he was certified as a High Performance Coach in 2007. As a player, Phil led the Columbia University team to their second Ivy League title in three years and achieved a rank of 31st in Head Intercollegiate Tennis Standings. He has placed in the U.S. Open four times and achieved an ATP singles ranking of 294th and 133rd in doubles.


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.


Southampton Racquet Club & Camp
Director: Thomas Coffey
Winter: 85 Crescent Beach Road  ♦ Glen Cove, N.Y.
(516) 953-5176

Summer: 665 Majors Path ♦ Southampton, N.Y.
(631) 488-4700
tom@camptlc.com ♦ www.southamptonrcc.com

Southampton Racquet Club & Camp (SRCC), part of the TLC Family of Camps, offers an extraordinary program at their Southampton, N.Y. location for children ages two-and-a-half through 10 years of age.

Our Southampton Racquet Club & Camp campus features a beautiful 17-acre wooded landscape in the middle of Southampton, just 1.5 miles north of Route 27. We offer the perfect summer program for every camper with our tennis camp program filled with a unique blend of age appropriate activities including aquatics, athletics and creative arts that help build a strong foundation of physical movement skills and cross-training, essential for the development of every child.

SRCC offers air-conditioned bus transportation, included in tuition, from Westhampton-Bridgehampton, flexible enrollment options, including full and mini-day, and is also committed to small groups with extensive staffing. Qualified teachers, coaches and activity specialists ensure that all campers have the best summer possible.

Our tennis program is facilitated by the nationally-renowned Cliff Drysdale Tennis company, and provides world class coaching from a highly qualified national and international staff.  With a well-balanced program of technique, strategy, game-play, fitness and having lots of fun our program is established to instill qualities on and off the tennis court. With our structured curriculum, we help improve and develop tennis and skills in young players, not just for the season, but for life.

Come and join us at Southampton Racquet Club & Camp and enjoy the perfect summer program, building self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience in a safe and fun environment.


Locations in Long Island, Manhattan and Westchester
www.SportimeNY.com/Camps ♦ excel@sportimeny.com
(888) NY-TENNIS ♦ (888) 698-3664

With multiple SPORTIME EXCEL 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, in New York City and in Westchester 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 winning games.


SPORTIME Summer & Sports and Multi-Sport Camps
Locations across Long Island, in Manhattan, Westchester and Schenectady
(888) 698-3664 ♦ camps@sportimeny.com
Last year, I had the best summer ever!” Who said that? Every kid who attended a SPORTIME Summer Camp last summer! That's because at all SPORTIME summer camps, we make sure that every kid is safe, that every kid has fun and that every kid has positive experiences they will always remember. How do we do it? It's really quite simple:

►Our staff is experienced and skilled

►Our programming is challenging, innovative and educational

►Our facilities are state-of-the-art and safe

►And … We know how to make camp fun!

Here is a list of the summer camp programs we offer at SPORTIME. Each camp challenges a child’s abilities, while enhancing his/her self-esteem and providing positive social interaction. Programs may vary at each camp location.

Tennis & Sports Camps
SPORTIME Tennis & Sports Camps are designed for youngsters who want to focus their camp days on PLAYING tennis while enjoying other sport activities. Our Tennis & Sports Campers don't spend their time standing in line waiting to learn how to play tennis—they start PLAYING tennis right away. They learn proper stroking techniques and develop strategies and tactics to improve their level of play and enjoyment of the sport all while actually PLAYING. Our curriculum and groupings are carefully tailored to the age and level of each camper. And, if you can believe it, the other sports we play are just as much fun as the tennis!

Preschool Multi-Sport Camps
Supervised by certified early childhood teachers and experienced assistants, your child receives personalized and loving attention in a safe and age-appropriate learning environment. The camp day includes professional tennis and swimming instruction and a variety of multi-sport lessons and games, plus arts & crafts and other traditional camp activities. Our Pre-School Camps are truly unique!

Multi-Sport Camps
Our summer multi-sport curriculum offers campers instruction, recreation and friendly competition in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sports, including basketball, tennis, floor hockey, soccer, volleyball, swimming, baseball and more. Multi-Sport campers also participate in exciting project adventure activities and cooperative games that challenge them to work together as teams to solve problems and to achieve common goals.

SPORTIME also offers Elite Sports Camps for volleyball and roller hockey at our flagship Multi-Sport Arena at Bethpage Multi-Sport www.SportimeNY.com/Bethpage-Multi-Sport.


Suffolk Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex
(631) 223-8030 ♦ www.sportsprocamps.com

SPORTSPRO Camps provide children ages three to 16-years of age a place where they are safe, physically active, developing friendships and creating summer memories that last a lifetime!

Centrally located at the Suffolk Community College Grant Campus off Exit 53 of the LIE, SPORTSPRO Camps will be held June 30-Aug. 27, with Camp hours from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Before and after care programs are available from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

SPORTSPRO campers will be able to utilize:
►A 60,000-sq. ft. air-conditioned indoor field house/gymnasium with five multisport courts including an NCAA regulation basketball court and indoor track

►An indoor Olympic-sized heated swimming pool for daily instructional and recreational swim

►An air-conditioned theatre

►Eight outdoor tennis courts, practice fields and baseball diamond

►Outdoor tented areas for art, science and recreational activities

Their curriculum is led by professional teachers and coaches and includes physical education programs and games, preschool enrichment, tennis, swimming, project adventure, art s and sciences, and sport-specific activities for both the developing and high performance player.

Specialty camps/clinics are also available in cheerleading, soccer, baseball, basketball including our High Impact Tennis Camp for players who want to raise the level of their performance.

Our daily themed calendar of events creates excitement for crazy fun activities you won’t want to miss! Tours are scheduled daily. Come in to see the “WOW” and to learn how Sportspro provides the Ultimate Camp Experience!

We offer the most flexible schedules on Long Island! Select weeks or pick your days! Before and aftercare programs are available. For more information, please visit www.sportsprocamps.com or call (631) 223-8030.


Tennis Mom Sailing Dad (TMSD)
lauraann@tennismomsailingdad.com www.tennismomsailingdad.com

(917) 882-0901
Tennis Mom Sailing Dad (TMSD) was launched as a way to use sports and travel together to foster and empower juniors to think both critically and autonomously on and off the court.  Tournaments among Friends, (TAF), our adult program, was established as a private concierge service engaging friends in tennis training, friendly competition while on vacation.

Junior Camp
TMSD acts as a full-service chaperone offering three-week sessions during summer months as a way of providing aspiring juniors the opportunity to train at the acclaimed Ferrer Tennis Academy (FTA) in Javea, Spain.

►​In addition to junior tennis instruction, a home-away-from home experience is offered. Home-cooked meals, laundry services and chauffeuring to and from the FTA just to name a few. Daily Spanish lessons are provided and local excursions included.

►​Juniors are cared for as part of TMSD’s extended family. Friendships are forged, sporting skills enhanced, and memories are formed that will last a lifetime. Most importantly, juniors become empowered with a sense of confidence that helps them navigate their surroundings and their world.

FTA Residency Programs
FTA has joined forces with the Lope de Vega International School of Benidorm, Spain offering year-round Residency Programs. Students study full time while concurrently training at the FTA under the direction of Javier Ferrer, Director of the FTA and former tennis professional, Israel Vior.

►​Students gather from around the world and together they enjoy athletics, academics and a culturally enriching experience. Juniors will immerse themselves in Spanish customs while partaking in intensive tennis training and tournament participation.

►​In the end, students graduate with a master of English, French and Spanish.  Additionally, their game will be brought to the next level, while simultaneously preparing themselves for college scholarships or a professional tennis career.

Adult Camp
TAF specializes in luxurious, all-inclusive tennis packages worldwide.

►​As friends with TAF, you will share in elite destinations, exclusive villas and gourmet dining all the while training for friendly and competitive tournaments.

►​TAF acts as your private concierge service, customizing your vacation, your way.

Offers the same luxurious, all-inclusive tennis packages following major tennis events of your choice, such as our Jet Setter Package: Nice Open, Monte Carlo Grand Prix, French Open. If you want, you can even rent a Ferrari for the day, and have lunch in Portofino, Italy. Now that’s a vacation!


USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Summer Camps
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
(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 2014. 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 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.


World Gym Bay Shore
225 Howells Road ♦ Bay Shore, N.Y.
(631) 968-8668 ♦ www.worldgym.com/bayshore

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 30 and continues until Aug. 25.