Advantage All-City Summer Camp
About Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Camp 2013
The Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Camp program runs for 12 weeks from June 10 – August 30, and incorporates tennis with other recreational activities to round out the day. The camp is located on beautiful Roosevelt Island, NYC’s oasis in the East River. Offered by the Roosevelt Island Racquet Club, the camp utilizes the adjacent Sportspark pool and gym along with various athletic fields just a short walk from the club. The camp program is for children ages 6-17.
All-City Junior Tennis, founded in 1970, is the City’s oldest and most established junior tennis program. These year round programs, which continue to grow rapidly, were developed to meet the needs of the city’s young tennis community. We serve players of all ages and levels, from our QuickStart program for 4-10 year olds, to recreational players, to serious tournament competitors. Our mission is to provide each player with the opportunity to learn, improve and compete, or simply to have fun with friends. Our team of instructors and coaches proudly offers some of the finest coaches in the East at excellent and convenient facilities in New York City.
Facilities at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
Now in its twentieth year of operation, Roosevelt Island Racquet Club features 12 Lee “Fast Dri” green clay courts under air condtioned and translucent bubbles, a completely stocked pro shop, locker room facilities, two social lounges, river view snack bar, and nearby free parking.
The Roosevelt Island Tram (from 60th St. and 2nd Ave.), stops adjacent to the club and the subway (F train) stops one block from the club.
Directors and Staff
Gordon Kent is the General Manager of Roosevelt Island Racquet Club and was the Tennis Director of Stadium Tennis Center from 1979-97. He was also the owner and director of the New England Tennis Camp from 1991-2010. Gordon brings over 25 years of teaching experience with every level of junior – from beginner through tournament competitor. One of the finest coaches in the East, his programs each year attract hundreds of juniors. Gordon was named “Pro of the Year”, for the USPTR, Eastern Division (1989). In 1992 he received the same award from the USPTA, Eastern Division. In 1986 he received the USTA/USPTR “Public Service Award” for outstanding contributions to tennis development. He is a past chairman of the Junior Competition Committee for the Eastern Tennis Association.
Xavier Luna is the Director of Junior Tennis for the Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Programs. 2011 will be Xavier’s sixth summer directing the All-City Junior Tennis Camp. Xavier has over 30 years experience in tennis, commencing as a ranked junior. He was the Director of Junior Programs at Stadium Racquet Club, the owner and founder of Metro Tennis Academy, and has held many other positions in the tennis industry. Xavier inspires players with his love of tennis and possesses the professional skills to keep campers returning year after year to the All-City Junior Tennis Camp.
Carole Wright is the co-director of the All City Junior Tennis Camp at Roosevelt Island and the Assistant Director of the All-City Junior Tennis Program, Carole has been running junior tennis programs for children for over 25 years. She is one of the best women tennis players to come from New York. She was twice the National Indoor Women’s Champion, the Mixed Doubles Indoor Champion and the Canadian Women’s Singles Indoor Champion. She has been at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club since 1992. Prior to moving to RIRC, Carole ran programs at Crosstown Tennis.
David Gilbert has worked at RIRC since 2008 as the Adminstrator of the All-City Junior Tennis Program. He is a native New Yorker and attended Bronx Science before moving on to Tulane University and Bloomsburg University. He grew up playing with Gordon Kent in the Junior Program at Stadium Tennis Center and was a ranked junior player. David has worked at Stadium Tennis Center, Stadium Racquet Club, and was the Assistant Director of the New England Tennis Camp for three years.
The camp offers one week sessions for the weeks of June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26.
$725 per week for one or two weeks
$675 per week for three to six weeks
$650 per week for seven or more weeks
There is a 10% sibling discount for the second or third child in a family.
Fees include all tennis activities, lunch for full day campers, snacks, swimming, and outdoor sports. SalesTax, if applicable, is not included in the fees. All campers receive a camp T-shirt.
Door to door transportation is available from Manhattan at a cost of $160 per child per week.
9:00 – Arrival at Camp
9:00-9:15 – Warm-up and Stretching
9:15-12:00 – Tennis Instruction, Drills and Games
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-4:00 – Match Play, Cross Training, Swimming, Tennis Instruction
4:00 – Departure From Camp
David Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 212-935-0250 ext 19
Xavier Luna at email@example.com or by telephone at 212-935-4049
Gordon Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 212-935-0250 ext 25
Kimberly Latif at email@example.com or by telephone at 212-935-4049
Carole Wright at 212-935-0250 ext16