Please wear athletic clothes and flat soled tennis shoes. Bring a tennis racquet & water/sports beverage. If you do not own a tennis racquet & would like to borrow one, please contact us at least 24 hours before the camp. Borrowing a racquet is not a problem – we just need a heads up!
Our Beginner Camps are a great option. Experienced instructors will introduce you to strokes, footwork and basic strategy. In addition to group lessons, we recommend finding friends to hit with, private lessons, hitting on backboards, renting ball machines, watching YouTube videos and league play. Whatever you do, don’t get frustrated with your level of play. It takes time to develop all the necessary skills, strokes and strategy. Be dedicated to the process and play, play, play!
Beginner (1.0 to 2.0 NTRP) – Players have limited experience. Classes focus on stroke progression and footwork with drills, games and abbreviated point play. Basic singles and doubles formations are taught.
Advanced Beginner (2.5 NTRP)– Players work on sustainaining a rally at a slow to medium pace, net play, serve, and service return. Instructors work with students on basic singles and doubles strategy.
Intermediate (3.0 to 3.5 NTRP) – Players work on hitting medium and fast paced balls with more ease and consistency, specialty shots are taught, and advanced net play. More advanced singles and doubles strategies are taught.
Advanced (4.0 to 4.5 NTRP) – Live ball situational singles and doubles drills are the focus, allowing players to work on all aspects of the game each and every drill. Advanced Drills move at a fast pace – players should be at a 4.0 player or above and have a good understanding of singles and doubles strategy.
Classes meet unless of steady rain or temperatures below 48 degrees. In the event a class is cancelled, there will be a make-up class. We will always contact you by cell or email if the weather doesn’t permit class. If you a miss a class because of a person reason, make-ups are NOT guaranteed. Most classes offer different session options — the ability to register for 3 of 6 or 4 of 8 classes.
Racquets range in weight, head size, grip size, balance and overall quality. If you plan on getting serious with the sport you should make the trip to a tennis specialty store to demo racquets and talk to a specialist. Most stores will even let you take racquets home to demo. If you are not wanting to spend a lot of money, but want a high quality racquet you can find great deals on Amazon. We like this Wilson racquet for players without a lot of racquet sport experience. If you’re confident with your hand eye coordination skills, you are better off with a smaller head size.
We strongly discourage buying the $20 to $30 racquets you can find at Target, Walmart, etc. Poor quality racquets can lead to injury and poor ball control. You also want to make sure the racquet is not too heavy or too light.
A heavy racket weighs more than 11 ounces (312 grams), midweight rackets weigh between 9.8 and 10.9 ounces (278 to 309 grams), and superlight rackets weigh between 9 and 9.4 ounces (255 to 266 grams). Generally, heavier rackets produce more power, less torque, and better control.