Best Tennis camps

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  1. mom4lyf

    mom4lyf New User

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    What are the "best" tennis camps and why?

    I want to send my son to a tennis camp this summer just wondering what everyone thought about ones you have sent your children to, ones you've been to, top conditioning ones, footwork, strategy, etc...

    I want the ones where it's not all fun and games. My son understands he goes to clinics, camps, or lessons to get better and to improve his tennis game, not to be social.

    Any info. and prices would be great!
     
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  2. sctennis1

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    hey im from socal to i go matchpoint tennis academy its year round and they have a great summerprogram. Its located in Santa Ana many top juniors go there. Heres the website http://matchpointtennisacademy.com/home.html

    btw im the kid on the homepage serving lol.
     
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    the head coach is a former top atp player
     
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  4. babolatking

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    i did TENNIS EUROPE but that's in the summer it depends on the skill... my uncle works at Bolleterri's so I should say Bolleterri but they don't really give you much attention unless youre top tier
     
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    Although my son has never been to his camp, I can tell you that Carlos Goffi is one of the finest coaches anywhere. I would, therefore, recommend the Nike Tournament Tough Camp at Rollins College in Florida.
     
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  6. mom4lyf

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    Thanks for all the input.

    What do you think about Advantage Tennis Academy (So. Cal, Irvine area) , Weil Tennis Acedmeny (Ohai, CA) , Evert (Florida), Saddlebrook (Florida)? Any experiences at these places?
     
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    weil is good, i knew some of the kids there and they tend to like it, however the main coach who takes the kids to tournaments is a jerk, talks during points and all that stuff teaches the kids bad sportsmanship
     
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    Yeah, I've actually heard about that happening and its happened to my son when he's played a few of "their students" they were told to go get a line judge when they're not even by the court and can't see the lines, but it's usually when they start losing to my son in matches, you're right bad sportsmanship. I know of another coach who's not like that, they're not all "jerks". I guess its like with anything some bad and some good. Its the bad ones who give the "academy" a bad name.
     
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  9. redsoxrock930

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    that is really interesting, that is almost exactly what happened to me, the guy and the tournament director were friends, so who does he believe, the 15 year old who is about to blow his top or his buddy, of course the kid didn't even know how to speak for himself cause he was so used to his parents and coaches doing the talking for him. my dad made me handle it myself, but whatever its called karma
     
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    The Julian Krinsky School of Tennis

    I went to the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis, just outside of Philadelphia, and it was a great experience. All of the pros were great and they bent over backwards to make sure everybody had a great experience. Unique in that it offers all the normal tennis coaching you would expect - lessons, training, video analysis - but it also offers personalized services like sports psychology, exercise physiology, nutrition and a lot more. Worth checking out if serious about tennis. also, it was named by Tennis Magazine as a top 5tennis camp last year. let me know if want more info.


    http://www.jkcp.com/canyon/ult_tennis.php
    http://www.tenniscamps.us/
     
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  11. Barca tennis

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    barcelona tennis camps

    come and bring your son out to barcelona for the summer! it is the best place to train and learn on the clay, so many great academies out here who cater for all playing abilitys. can let you know about price and places to go if you like.
     
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    if i went to barca i would def play soccer instead of tennis i bet lol
     
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    tompkins tennis academy
     
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  14. Barca tennis

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    yep we all love to play soccer out here too, we have soccer matches most weeks with full time players from the academies, come over for a game!
     
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  15. AXT

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    Summer camp.

    I would love to have more information. Can I call you?

     
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    I would love to have more information. Can I call you?
     
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  17. 10isDad

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    My son won a contest and attended Weil for free two summers ago. Much could have changed since then but at the time the living facilities were a total dump: holes in the walls, graffiti carved into the desks, rickety beds/chairs.

    Additionally, his feeling was that if you're not a really top-notch player, you'll get lost in the shuffle. The week he was there, there were 53 campers. The first day, they did skill testing and some minor match play and they picked the 12 most skilled players (my son was one of the 12). Those 12 players trained at a separate facility with a higher coach-to-player ratio (3 coaches for the 12 players).

    He said the remaining players trained at the main facility in large groups, basically doing lots of drills and games - not that much different than a standard tennis clinic.

    He said that in the advanced group, the coaches basically paired them up for match play most of the day, while the coaches sat around not doing much. They did drill for part of the day, but it was mostly unsupervised match play.

    As I said, much could have changed since then. He enjoyed himself there, and because it was free I didn't mind. I wouldn't have liked to have payed for something that isn't any better/different than his current clinic.
     
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