A summer of fun, featuring the lifetime sport of tennis, awaits area kids ages 3-18! Today, SPORTIME and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy announced a line-up of camps to be held at SPORTIME Randall’s Island, beginning Monday, June 13. SPORTIME’s three summer camps include “Tennis Whizz” camp for ages 3-5; “U10 Tennis & Sports” camp for ages 5-10; and John McEnroe Tennis Academy Training camp for ages 7-18.
SPORTIME’s summer camp programs offer a fun way to challenge campers’ athletic abilities, while enhancing their self-esteem and providing positive social interaction. SPORTIME campers enjoy the best tennis and sports programming, with experienced, qualified counselors and sports professionals, and the finest and safest facilities in NYC. The JMTA Training Camp curriculum features a combination of drills, technical coaching, match play, off-court athletic and cross-training, and mental toughness training, specifically tailored to the ages and levels of each JMTA player group.
“The SPORTIME Randall’s Island Summer training camps combine first-rate facilities and skilled tennis coaches to provide a fun and challenging experience for kids at all levels,” said Lawrence Kleger, Director of Tennis, JMTA. “And while tennis is the most important part of our camp programming, we believe in providing a balanced experience where each day includes a variety of complementary activities that players enjoy all summer long.”
In Tennis Whizz (TW), each child receives thoughtful, personalized attention in a safe and age-appropriate learning environment. The TW camp day includes specialized tennis instruction, a variety of multi-sport lessons and games, arts & crafts, and a slip n’ slide water feature.
The U10 Red and Orange Ball Tennis and Sports Summer Camp offers young athletes high-quality, professional tennis instruction by John McEnroe Tennis Academy coaches. The program features SPORTIME’s U10 red and orange ball curriculum. To complement their on-court tennis training, U10 players receive tennis-specific, age-appropriate speed and agility training designed by JMTA’s Athletic and Performance Training Department. Players also receive instruction and enjoy cross-training in a variety of team sports activities like basketball, soccer, kickball, flag football, softball and others.
The intensive JMTA Summer Training Camp is specifically designed for tennis players competing in, or striving to compete in, USTA Sectional, USTA National and ITF tournaments, and those interested in playing high-school tennis, college tennis and beyond. JMTA’s world-class tennis and performance directors and coaches carefully evaluate students, place them in small age and level appropriate groups, and customize programs to meet their developmental needs. All levels are welcome. This summer your kids should “Train 52” weeks a year alongside top American players like Noah Rubin, Jamie Loeb, Madison Battaglia, Sam Turchetta and others.
SPORTIME Randall’s Island is located at One Randall’s Island, in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan. For more information, parents of interested campers can call 212-427-6150, email GEvans@SportimeNY.com or visit www.SportimeCamps.com/NYC. For an additional fee, lunch and transportation to and from SPORTIME Randall’s Island is available.