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Old 01-17-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
treeman10
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The Nike Camps in our area are certainly more recreational than an academy camp and are pretty big groups of kids. It can vary by location, but it seems they tend to be more about games, balloons, and fun so it depends on what you are looking for. The level of the player isn't typically your USTA tournament kid, it's just a happy week of tennis. I believe they are more about raising enthusiasm than level which is ok for some kids, not for others. Check academy camps as well, but ask about quantity and levels of kids. I know the one we are affiliated with tends to draw in a lower level over the summer than the rest of the year to the full day/week camps, which may or may not be a good fit for your kids. The clinics however remain strong as top players are training hard. I believe summer is a great time to grow a player's game, and frequently they ride that growth through the school year so you are doing right by thinking it out now.
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