How to Ace the Season: Summer Tennis Camp Tips
Tennis is often called the “sport of a lifetime,” because of how long people play and how their love of the game endures. Yes, playing tennis requires endurance and concentration, but there’s also a big element of fun, which makes it very appealing to many children. If your child is intrigued with the game, it’s time to introduce it.
Whether your daughter or son is just starting kindergarten or learning how to drive, has never picked up a racquet or is ready to train for competition, you can provide an unforgettable summer camp experience. Here’s what to look for in a summer tennis camp.
Instruction for different ages and abilities.
At Advantage All City Junior Tennis camp, for example, we emphasize creating a positive environment for children ages 5 to 17 to receive training and instruction from some of the best pros in the sport. Whether players are beginners or more advanced, we want to be a part of their growth in the game!
We serve players of all ages and skill levels. For beginners and younger children, we customize the instruction and the equipment. In the Advantage QuickStart program, players start with smaller racquets, work in smaller areas than traditional tennis courts, and use slower-bouncing balls. The process evolves as the player’s age and ability increases.
Recreational players hone their skills, get fantastic exercise, enjoy the game and make new friends. We also train players who want to become serious tournament competitors. Everyone gets the opportunity to learn, improve and make progress at their own pace.
Look for lessons that extend off the courts.
Young people benefit from learning tennis and the values it involves. In addition to seeking a well-rounded experience, keep an eye out for the skills necessary to be great on – and off — the court, such as:
- Perfecting your serve
- Proper form
- Playing with integrity
- How to be a good sport
- Mental preparation
- Setting goals
Check out the atmosphere at camp.
Make sure that children play with others their own age, so it’s easier to learn tennis skills and discover new friends. See that the teaching focus is on correct form, versus hitting the ball “in” or “out” or a culture of right/wrong or pass/fail.
Find an atmosphere that builds confidence, encourages a work ethic and promotes good sportsmanship…and most of all, fun! Once your child learns tennis fundamentals, enjoying the game – and the summer – is easy!