By Cory Sekine-Pettite
For many of us, our fondest memories were made during the summers of our youth — those carefree days when we would play outside from dawn until dusk. Whether it was on a tennis court, a basketball court or a playground, it did not matter; our only concern was having fun with friends. Too often today, our own kids are making most of their memories indoors. You can change this for them by enrolling them in tennis camp this summer. No matter their skill level, there’s a program to improve their game or to help them fall in love with the sport that you play. Keep reading to find a camp that fits your needs and will build lasting memories for your future tennis all-stars.
ACE Tennis Academy
ACE Summer Tennis Camps are held each year at the Fields Club in Peachtree Corners and Medlock Bridge in Johns Creek. Jeff Weaver and his staff have been developing top-ranked juniors since 1994. ACE players have won more than 35 national titles, including 12 Gold Balls (national championships). Camps begin the last week of May and continue through early August. For the summer, ACE offers Morning Camps and Full-Day Camps for players of all levels, ages 7 & up. Pre-register by May 15, 2020 for 10 percent off! Each new player receives complimentary half-hour to one-hour private lessons.
- ACE Camps (recreational players)
- ACE Advanced Camps (competitive players)
- ACE Elite Camps (tournament players only/selection by UTR)
- Morning Camp (Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) $225/week or $50/day
- Full-Day Camp (Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $350/week or $90/day
Auburn University Tennis Camps
Auburn University Tennis Camps are committed to providing camps that are both instructional and informational while creating a great atmosphere to learn. The camp’s staff is dedicated to the development and growth of tennis players of all skill levels. Players receive valuable training while being evaluated by college coaches. Auburn’s goal is to provide a positive and instrumental learning experience for all, in a structured, enthusiastic, and fun environment.
Dates, Ages, and Pricing
- Residential Camp (June 7-11, June 14-18): Ages 10-18, $700
- Full-Day Camp (June 8-11, June 15-18): Ages 8-18, $490
- Half-Day Camp (June 8-11, June 15-18): Ages 8-18, $280
- Mini-Day Camp (June 8-11, June 15-18): Ages 5-8, $175
For more information, contact Meagan Hooshyar email@example.com, or 334.750.3854.
Manuel Diaz Bulldog Tennis Camp for Boys
Coach Manuel Diaz and his staff, including Associate Head Coach Jamie Hunt, provide campers with the same championship-level instruction he utilized to lead the Bulldogs to the 1999, 2001, 2007, and 2008 National Championships. A multiple National Coach of the Year winner, Diaz has won an amazing 28 SEC titles and is in his 31st year as the head coach of the Bulldogs.
The camp, which is in its 51st year, will be held at the perennial site of the NCAA Championships, The Dan Magill Tennis complex, which holds 12 outdoor courts as well as four indoor courts. The Georgia Bulldog Tennis Camp will provide instruction for every level of play. For the beginner, basic fundamentals and stroke production will be emphasized. For the intermediate players, refinement of the fundamentals: footwork, grips, strokes and strategy will be stressed. The advanced players will be trained at the same intensity level and similar drills that we train our Bulldog college players. Along with match play and conditioning, coaches emphasize challenging the campers regardless of their level of play. The camp is for boys of All Abilities Ages 9-17.
- Session I: June 14-18
- Session II: June 21-25
- Session III: July 12-16
- Residents: (Age 10 by Sept. 1, 2019), $775
- Extended Day Campers: (9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.), $650
- Day Campers: (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), $575
Contact Lynn Steedman at bulldogtenniscamp.com, or 706.542.9348.
Tiger Tennis Camp, Clemson University
Legendary women’s Head Coach Nancy Harris, along with her pro staff, including junior Grand Slam, All-American and NCAA winners, continues Clemson’s 100-plus years legacy of outstanding junior tennis programming with one of the most innovative co-ed camp experiences in the country. Set against the panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hoke Sloan Tennis Center’s 21 outdoor and four indoor courts are the perfect setting for campers of all ages and skill levels to engage in drills, on-the-court instruction, match play, and classroom sessions customized to their individual play level. Campers are evaluated at the outset of camp and placed in White Camp, Orange Camp, and Orange Crush or Top Tiger Skill groups. Top-notch tennis instruction is complemented with fun, off-the-court activities.
- Ages 9-17, co-ed
- June 2-6, June 9-13, June 16-20, June 23-27
- Overnight Camper – $895/Session; Day Camper – $575/Session
Jekyll Island Tennis Center
This summer, campers can improve their tennis skills and help develop their personal style of play. Camp sessions are grouped by skill level and split the day between personalized tennis stroke structure and improvement, and application of these skills in fun games and challenging drills. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt, hat, commemorative patch, and a graduation certificate, along with lunch provided daily by Larry’s Giant Subs and a trip to the island’s Summer Waves Water Park!
Ages & Dates
- Rising 1st-4th graders: June 15-19, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Rising 5th-7th graders: July 6-10, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$280 + tax per child (A 10-percent discount will be offered for each additional child/sibling.)
To reserve a space, visit jekyllisland.com/summercamp.
Nike Tennis Camps
Nike Tennis Camps provide players the opportunity to improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends, and have a lot of fun. Camps are directed by America’s most respected college coaches and tennis pros who have a passion for teaching and a gift for helping you take your game to the next level. Some camps also offer high school and tournament training programs. Players can look forward to personalized, on-court instruction, programs for every skill level, and improving their game in fantastic tennis venues and overnight accommodations.
- Ages 6-18, co-ed
For more information, visit USSportsCamps.com/tennis, or call 800.645.3226.
Palmetto Dunes Tennis Camps
During the Palmetto Dunes Junior Tennis Camps on Hilton Head Island, coaching sessions emphasize stroke production, with a focus on technique, footwork, and strategy. Customizable family packages, including accommodations, court time, lessons and clinics, are available. The tennis center has 19 clay courts and 24 pickleball courts. It is ranked the No. 1 tennis resort in the Carolinas. Palmetto Dunes is also among the Top 10 best tennis resorts worldwide and has ranked No. 4 in the world for junior programs.
• Ages 11-17, co-ed
• March-Labor Day
• $44/day and $42 for 5 or more days
• Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
For more information, visit palmettodunes.com/net-news, or call 866.287.2679.
Tennis Dynamics Summer Camps
Give your child an amazing camp experience, including Day Camps, Evening Camps, Junior Camps, Adult Camps, and Golf/Tennis Camps. Campers will make friends, learn the sport, and have a blast! All set in a beautiful park.
- Age levels: 5-17
- Dates: May 25 – Aug. 31
- Pricing: Varies on the camp and hours. Call for more info.
For more information, call 770.919.8602, or go to tennisdynamics.net to register.
Universal Tennis Academy Camps 2020
Universal Tennis Academy (UTA) offers summer tennis camps throughout Atlanta. UTA has trained all levels of players, from ALTA champions and NCAA competitors to ATP/WTA touring professionals in a fun, exciting, and educational environment. UTA Tennis Camps are offered at the following locations:
- Agnes Scott College
- Bitsy Grant Tennis Center
- Blackburn Park Tennis Center
- Briarlake Church
- Chastain Park Tennis Center
- James Creek Tennis Center
- McGhee Tennis Center
- Piedmont Park Tennis Center
- Washington Park Tennis Center
UTA holds summer camp every week of the summer, starting the week of Memorial Day. Both half-day and full-day tennis camps are offered, including a tennis/swim camp at Chastain Park and Piedmont Park, as well as a golf/tennis camp at Bitsy Grant Tennis Center.
- Ages 4-16, co-ed
- May 26-May 29, June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31, and Aug. 3-7
For more information, visit utatennis.com, or call 404.497.0680.
Yellow Jacket Tennis Camps
Yellow Jacket Tennis Camps are an engaging, fun experience for boys and girls aged 9-18. Georgia Tech aims to enhance each camper’s skills through morning instruction and afternoon match play. Coaches stress the importance of sound fundamentals and strategy while providing unforgettable entertainment. Campers will be split into groups/teams based on age and ability level. The camp is open to any and all entrants within age requirements.
The main camp is from ages 9-18. However, Georgia Tech does offer a half-day camp for children from 5-8 years old.
- June 1-5 (half-day and day options)
- June 8-12 (half, day, and overnight options)
- June 15-19 (half-day and day options)
- June 22-26 (half-day and day options)
$240 for half-day ages 5-8
$495 for day campers ages 9-18
$775 for overnight campers (June 8-12 only)
There is an early-bird discount of $50 dollars if you register on or before April 1, 2020.