ASM SSSAS Summer Tennis Camp
ASM SSSAS Summer Tennis Camp
The ASM at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School (SSSAS) Summer Tennis Camp Program begins June 4 and runs weekly through August 24 for ages 5-14. It is located on the shaded tennis courts at the SSSAS Lower school campus. Program activities include tennis instruction, indoor activities, prizes, competitions, game, and an end of the week pizza party.
Learn + Play
ASM Camps utilize the ASM Signature customized teaching approach in a fun, safe learning environment. We understand that kids don't do well with solely pure instruction so we've combined our teaching with fun tennis-centered games and competitive weekly singles and double matches with prizes. Camps are capped at 30 campers per session to ensure that each child is getting the attention and instruction that he or she deserves.
2 is better than 1
We recommend signing up for at least 2 sessions. Multiple weeks allow campers to develop technique and consistency through repetition in a fun, supportive environment. Save $25 when registering for 2 sessions (half or full day except SESSION 1 HALF DAY). Enter code SUMMER18 at checkout.
Specialized Tennis Camps
Campers will be grouped according to age and ability.
Beginners ages 5 - 8 will use the quickstart smaller Red (36' court) courts and slower-moving quickstart Red balls for developing skill.
Beginners ages 8 - 10 will use the Orange (60' court) courts and slower-moving quickstart Orange balls for developing skill.Intermediate players ages 10 - 12 will use the regular-sized court withGreen Dot and the slower moving Green balls for honing skill.
Development: Advanced players of any age will use the regular-sized court with standard Yellow balls. Additionally, this Development section of the camp includes ASM's Specialized Tennis Academy Training (footwork, groundstroke consistency, match strategy and mental analysis, and player development and match play). Development is for USTA team players or USTA individual players level intermediate through advanced.
9:00 - 9:15 am - Check-in and warm-up
9:15 - 9:30 am - Footwork and coordination drills
9:30 - 10:00 am - Go over the first technique of the day (forehand, backhand)
10:00 - 10:30 am - Drills to reinforce the first technique of the day
10:30 - 10:50 am - Snack break
10:50 - 11:15 am - Fun tennis games
11:15 am - 12:00 pm - 5-10 year olds relays and team building exercises / 10-15 year olds practice matches
12:00 pm - Half day campers released
12:00 pm - Afternoon campers arrive
12:00 - 12:30 pm - Lunch and relax time
12:30 - 12:45 pm - Fun games and actives
12:45 - 1:00 pm - Go over second technique of the day (volley's, serve)
1:00 - 1:30 pm - Drills to reinforce second technique of the day
1:30 - 2:15 pm - Practice matches in small court learning scoring and serving
2:15 - 2:45 pm - Entire tennis camp fun tennis game
2:45 - 3:00 pm - Pick-up
3:00 - 6:00 pm - Aftercare
*Friday we have a camp pizza party (full day campers)
*Singles tournament on Thursday and Doubles Tournament on Friday. (Camp tournament finals Group A and Group B for doubles and singles Friday at 2:00 pm and closing award ceremony/prizes 2:45 - 3:00 pm.
(ages 5 - 8)
Court Size: 36’
At this stage players will learn the basics of the game - How to score, rally, and serve, as well as understanding how to win and lose points. Advanced red ball players will begin to learn technical awareness and court tactics. Red ball players at this level are able to begin matches on the smaller court sizes.
(ages 8 - 10)
Court Size: 60’
At this stage, players have already learned the basic techniques of the game and are ready to develop more consistency and specific technique in their stokes. With developments in physical control and coordination, players will be challenged to cover the larger court size and to direct the ball away from the opponent. More focus will be placed on learning the tactics of the game, anticipating ball movements, and incorporating ball spin. Serving and return of serve are covered at a more advanced level.
(ages 10 - 12)
Court Size: 78’
At this stage, players will be getting used to the increased physical demands of covering a full-sized court while still using slower moving green balls. Players will be instructed in more advanced use of angles, spin, depth control, attacking and defending, and moving the opponent around the court. Additionally, the tatic of learning to gauge the opponent's strengths and weaknesses will be encorporated.
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Aftercare for the ASM at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School (SSSAS) Tennis Camp Program runs from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm after the regular camp ends. It is perfect for the working parent. Aftercare activities include fun indoor and outdoor games and activities and more tennis!
The ASM Summer Master Class is developed for players to work one on one to develop proper technique, consistency, and strategy. It is open to players of any age and skill level. That means juniors, parents and the community are all welcome. Each Master Class is one (1) hour long between the hours of 3-7 pm (after the tennis camp ends) and costs $85.