The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, which start at the end of June, have inspired many a child to take up the game of tennis. But like all sports, tuition and lots of practice help in improving your game and there is no better way to do that than to attend an intensive tennis summer camp. Here, students are given top-class tuition on basic skills as well as strategies and technique, and any faults that may have developed can be corrected.
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Camp Beaumont runs two tennis residential camps on the Norfolk Coast at Overstrand Hall for juveniles 15 to 17-year-olds, and at Pinewood Sands for those 7 to 17 years old. During the week, students receive 17.5 hours of coaching from a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) accredited coach in small groups of similar age and ability on all weather courts. At the end of the week, the students take part in tennis tournaments. The camps run from mid-July till the end of August and, as of 2010, cost around £550 for the week or U.S. £536.
+44 (0)1603 660 333
Jonathan Markson Tennis
Jonathan Markson’s tennis holidays provide intensive tuition of up to 30 hours per week. The camps are for all ages and cover technique with video analysis, fitness, mental strength, tactics and strategies. At the Oxford camp, accommodation is in one of the university colleges while the London camp is non-residential. A residential tennis camp for teenagers is held in Yorkshire in July. As of 2010, costs for residential tennis holidays range from £720 to £850 while non-residential coaching costs £190 for a week.This is around £702 to £828 in U.S. dollars for residential holidays or £185 for non-residential weeks.
84 North End Road
London W14 9ES
+44 (0)20 7603 2422
Exsportise runs tennis coaching camps for children from 9 to16 years at three boarding schools in the south of England. Students can either follow an intensive tennis academy programme or mix tennis coaching with other sports such as soccer and swimming. All tennis coaching is provided by Lawn Tennis Association coaches or by members of the United States Professional Tennis Registry. Costs are around £435,or £417 in U.S. dollars, for six nights (as of 2010).
West Sussex RH16 4NG
- 44 (0) 1444 444777
Supercamps runs a non-residential Mad About Tennis coaching week at several locations, mainly in the south of England. The coaching covers such topics as stroke development and selection, service techniques and tennis fitness. The courses run from Monday to Friday and are suitable for 6 to 14 years old. Costs are around £140 or £136 in U.S. dollars, for the week (as of 2010).
Super Camps Group
Oxfordshire OX14 4RS
+44 (0)1235 832222
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