Campers from 7 to 14 years of age can look forward to another fun summer of tennis in the heart of Kingston. Our campers develop new friendships and new skills while receiving tennis instruction that promotes physical fitness and self-confidence. Our camp instructors make it a priority to create an environment that is safe, fun, and supportive, while encouraging participation, skill development, and fair play.
Research has shown that tennis is one of the healthiest, least injurious sports youngsters can play. Tennis is a lifetime sport. It builds self-confidence and self-esteem. It teaches self-discipline, self-reliance and respect for others. But, above all, it provides a good way of performing physical exercise whilst having fun. Today, more children than ever before are taking part in tennis. (International Tennis Federation, 2016)
We provide professional tennis instruction using the Progressive Tennis approach advocated by Tennis Canada and the ITF. Young children aged 7-10 learn to play on smaller courts with smaller racquets and slower balls. Mini-tennis makes it easy for your child to quickly master basic tennis skills: control the ball, have rallies, and have fun! Roger Federer is an official spokesperson for this approach that he used as a young player.
Our team of camp instructors is comprised of Tennis Canada-certified and enthusiastic athletes. We ensure that your child is in a small group of no more than 8 campers per instructor, with participants grouped by level of ability.
Camps run rain or shine, with indoor activities planned for rainy days. Activities may be held at alternate indoor/outdoor facilities and participants will walk to and from other locations under the supervision of our instructors. Before and after care is available. A pizza lunch will be provided for all campers on the final day of each weekly session.
Please be aware that we run active sports camps. We will adjust activities according to the interests and stamina of the various groups, but if you believe that your child cannot handle a full day of physical activity, then please use your discretion when enrolling them.
Registration & 2021 Fees
We will be running waiting lists for all sessions.
* June 28-July 2, & August 3-6, 2021
Next Level Program
This program is designed for intermediate junior players 12-14 years old. The Next Level Program runs from 1:30-3:30pm in one-week sessions (see below). If you are unsure if your child is suited for this program don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Level Registration and Fees
* June 28-July 2, & August 3-6, 2021
Before and After Care
Before and after camp care is available for an additional charge of $30 per session for either mornings or afternoons (total cost of $60 for both morning and afternoon care). Single Day is not available. Morning care begins at 8:00am; afternoon care runs until 5:30pm.
The Kingston Tennis Club is located in downtown Kingston at 45 Napier Street, between Earl Street & Hill Street, one block west of Winston Churchill Public School.
All camps are offered for children ages 7 to 14. The Next Level Program is for intermediate junior players aged 12-14.
Morning and Full-day drop-off is from 9:00am to 9:30am.
Full-day camps run from 9:30am until 4:30pm
Morning camps run from 9:30am-12:30pm
Afternoon camps run from 1:30-4:30pm
Next Level programs run from 1:30-3:30pm
Camps begin on Monday, June 28, 2021 and run every week throughout the summer until Friday, August 27, 2021. All sessions are five-day weeks, Monday to Friday, with the exception of weeks with public holidays which are four-day weeks. (There is no camp on Thursday, July 1 and Tuesday, August 3, 2021).
What to Bring
Campers should wear athletic shoes (flat soled, non-marking) every day. Campers are encouraged to bring their own racquet, but one will be provided for those who do not have one. Full-day campers will need to bring a lunch every day except the final day of each session. All campers should bring snacks. Campers must always have a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.
Payment is due at the time of registration. Registration is non-refundable, except for medical reasons. Requests must be in writing and accompanied by a doctor’s injury-specific letter. Refunds will be issued by cheque within two weeks from the date the refund was requested and a $35 administration fee will apply. Transfers between weeks are permitted, space allowing.
Social distancing will be a point of emphasis for our camps this summer, and we will be booking off more courts than usual for the camps so there is ample space for the children to play in smaller groups as opposed to clusters. We have our registration capped so there will be no more than 40 campers at any time (this would only happen if all the full-day and half-day spots were reserved). We will also be staggering the breaks and lunch time so that all the campers aren't together at the same time, but rather they will be going in shifts to use the washroom/facilities, water break, etc. Our stewards and camp staff will be sanitizing common contact surfaces throughout the club on a regular basis.
We will also be asking all campers to bring a beach towel with them to camp, to allow for their own personal space when resting in the shade or having lunch indoors or outside. In terms of masks, they will be required for the campers if they need to enter the clubhouse/use the facilities - we will continue to consult with public health officials to help determine whether or not facemasks will be required while playing on-court.
In terms of refunds, if the 2021 summer camp program has to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions we will be offering a refund for all of those who have already registered.