Tennis Academy or Camp Mid-Atlantic

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  1. River Hill

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    Since I have a little vacation time that I need to burn and I am a beginner tennis player, I thought it would be a good idea if I attended a camp or academy to get me started out in the right direction. I honestly don't know the difference between a academy or camp. I am looking for some suggestions for a 3 or 5 day location in the Mid-Atlantic. Any suggestions or feedback would be helpful. I did just lookup some information on Wintergreen and it looks interesting as it is in the mountains. When I did my search it did come up as a camp and a academy, so maybe there is not a difference?
     
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    Maybe even something in SC would work.
     
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    are there any tennis camps around the bay area in california? (san fransciso , oakalnd , etc...)
     
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    Sea Colony in Delaware is my suggestion.
     
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    My unofficial take is that a tennis "academy" is for juniors who live on-site, go to school on-site (or maybe at the local school) and get tennis instruction several hours every day. A session at the academy may last all summer or all semester.

    A tennis "camp" is for either juniors or adults. It typically lasts either a weekend or a week. Did you go to summer camp when you were a kid? This is like that, but you get five - six hours of tennis instruction every day - and play some more tennis in the evening if you're up for it. A tennis "camp" has adequate facilities, but nothing too swanky. Food is good but not fancy. The emphasis is on improving your tennis.

    A tennis "resort" is a fancy hotel with a 5 star restaurant, a health spa, a pool, maybe a nightclub or two, gift shops, and probably lots of high-end shopping nearby. Oh, and they run a couple of drills in the morning. Between drills you sip on bottled water and munch on freshly sliced fruit. You quit before it gets too hot, then head to the spa for a massage. In the afternoon you take your rented BMW into town and hit the antique shops and jewelry stores.
     
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    And, BTW, www.TennisResortsOnline.com is a great place to start. When looking, keep a couple of things in mind. Be sure to read the reviews of other people that have gone.

    - How many hours of instruction do you get per day?
    - What's the pro/student ratio?
    - Is lodging included with the price?
    - How many meals per day are included?
    - What's the weather likely to be like there at this time of year?
     
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