CAMP INFORMATION

 

 

General Camp Information: Held at the prestigious courts of the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Tennis Summer Camp is ready for its 2013 kick off!This year’s camp promises to be a special one – so don’t miss out on the three week-long sessions, held from Aug 11-15, Aug 18-22 and Aug 25-29. Each of the one-week sessions will focus on stroke production and technical skills, while incorporating sportsmanship and teamwork. The camp will be held at the Levy Tennis Pavilion and the new Hamlin Tennis Courts at Penn Park. The Pavilion consists of eight air-conditioned courts and is a five-minute walk from the Septa/Amtrak 30th Street Station. Hamlin Tennis courts feature 12 brand-new US Open style surfaced outdoor courts, in the center of Penn Park, overlooking Philadelphia skyline. The Camp is Open to all participants within the restricted age range. Penn Tennis Camp is open to all participants ages 5-18. For more camp information please feel free to email us at info@penntenniscamp.com

Special Camp Information:

  • Lunch: Lunch is included in the price of the camp. Campers will experience a combination of catering and cafeteria style lunch on Penn’s campus.
  • After-Camp Care: After-camp care is available from 3:30-6 p.m. for a fee of $15 per day.)

 

Penn Tennis Summer Camp – Daily Schedule Information:

 8:30 AM  Camper Drop off at Levy Indoor
 9:00 AM  Morning Meeting and Assembly
 9:10 AM  Warm up- running and stretching
 9:25 AM  Drills, Hand-eye coordination games
10:15 AM  Snack break
10:30 AM  Technique and skill practice
11:45 AM  Lunch
 1:00 PM  Singles and Doubles Match Play
 2:00 PM  Team Competition and Strategy session
 2:30 PM  Conditioning/Stretching/Strategy
3-3:30 PM  Camp Pick-up
3:30-6 PM  After-camp care

Pee Wee

Penn Tennis Camp’s Pee Wee program is designed to be a fun frenzy atmosphere with high emphasis on cardio, hand-eye coordination and proper tennis technique! Pee Wee program runs for all campers ages 5-9 who are beginners or first time tennis players.

Few of many points that will be covered in the camp:

Basic Technique– Proper way to hold the racket and introduction to the ground strokes. For those players who are in their third week of camp, they will be exposed to the technique of volleying and overhead.

Hand-eye coordination– Fun games that makes students use all muscles in their bodies, and pay attention to different ball bounces.

Nutrition– Learning about proper food intake and portion sizes.

Balance – Footwork games that makes students improve their coordination, as well as speed and agility.

Sportsmanship – Fun lessons in what is proper tennis behavior, being aware of the on and off the court expectations of an athlete and learning to be kind and supportive to your teammates and fellow campers.

Teamwork – Drills which facilitate collaboration and award points to the most successful group of campers.

Goal Setting – mentoring students and teaching them to make long term and short term goals, and to be able to vocalize the steps they plan to take which will help them reach their desired goals.

Novice

Our Novice program is a lot different than most summer tennis camps. While we focus heavily on technical, physical and mental aspects of tennis, our primary objective is to help students develop great character through the team and as well as individual leadership drills and exercises. Novice program runs for all campers ages 9-13 who are ready to take their game to the next level.

 

Technique – Concentration on proper technique, feet positioning and backswings.
Versatility – Players will be trained in what it entails to play both offensive and defensive tennis, and the benefits of being able to do both.
Discipline – No matter what skill level in tennis, students will be motivated to work hard and improving in all aspects of their mental and physical strength.
Fitness – Each day student will perform footwork and balance drills that will directly translate to their on court abilities and improvements in their tennis game, both in terms of speed as well as proper tennis footwork.
Sportsmanship – Lessons in what proper tennis behavior entails. Being aware of the on and off the court expectations of an athlete and learning to be kind and supportive to your teammates and other fellow campers.
Rally Consistency – Player will learn the importance of being able to consistently execute the desired shot. Also, change of direction will be introduced to those campers who master the consistency requirements.
Match Play Tactics and Strategy – Learning what it means to compete. Learn to recognize different game styles and types of players one is to encounter in the future. Learning the benefits of aggressive shot making, tempered with understanding of when is the right time to switch between the strategies.

 

Elite

Do you want to train like the professionals do? We understand that not everyone at our Elite program will become a professional tennis player; however, we treat everyone as if they are on their way to becoming the next Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova. The program is only three weeks long, and it’s no secret that no star is born in that time period. However, if you do wish to polish your game, take you weakest shoot and turn it into a weapon, or you simply want to have an unlimited access to extremely knowledgeable coaches, then you will be in the right place. Elite e program runs for all campers ages 10-17.

Energy – Students will be expected to bring high energy every day!
Dedication – Students will learn through examples and hands on activities how to keep focus in training and in match play. They will learn the importance of setting goals, training hard and importance of getting themselves physically and mentally prepared to excel, on daily basis.
Focus – Players will be presented with the tools to learn how to successfully deal with adversity.
Goal Setting – Mentoring the students and teaching them to set long term and short term goals, and to be able to vocalize the steps they plan to take which will help them reach their desired goals. Be able to recognize the strengths and weaknesses with which they are working, and learn how to eliminate doubt while turning a weakness into a strength.
Match Play Tactics and Strategy – Learning what it means to compete and how to win. Learn not just to recognize different game styles and types of players one is to encounter in the future, but be very clear and comfortable in recognizing the type of player you are today. Learning the benefits of aggressive shot making, tempered with understanding of when is the right time to switch between the strategies. Most important lesson will be to self-reflect and know what you are capable of, and then learning how to step outside of one’s own comfort zone in order to become an even better and more accomplished player.
Finishing at the Net – Elite players tend to be very sound off of the baseline, but often lack the skill and/or confidence to put away the winning shot. We will encourage players to look for the short ball, and improve their net game for easier, faster and more effective point finish.
Becoming a Winner – We learn how to measure success and what it means to be a winner. Players will assess themselves and their teammates, and will be expected to reflect and search for their own concept of what it means for them to be a winner.
Learning from a Loss – No one should expect to come out a winner in an every single match, but everyone can and should expect to learn a valuable lesson from a loss, and work on eliminating those areas they perceive as a weakness. We teach students how to analyze their matches and how to learn from wins and loses alike.