2022 Junior Tennis Camps
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)
At KTC 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, which 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 & 2022 Fees
We will be running waiting lists for all sessions.
* August 2-5, 2022
Before and After Care
Before and after camp care is available for an additional charge of $35 per session for either mornings or afternoons (total cost of $70 for both morning and afternoon care). Single Day is not available. Morning care begins at 8:00am; afternoon care runs until 5:30pm.
Quick Reference - regular camps
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.
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
Camps begin on Monday, July 4, 2022 and run every week throughout the summer until Friday, September 2, 2022. 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 Monday, August 1).
NEXT LEVEL CAMPS
Geared towards campers of at least a low intermediate playing level, ages 10-14, the Next Level program offers a greater challenge than our regular camps, with a strong emphasis on skill development. The program will be coordinated by Camp Director Arjun Devnani, an advanced competitive player with many years of experience leading kids in the KTC tennis camps. Arjun will work closely with Tony Roth of the Noble Tennis School to deliver the Camp Curriculum.
This camp is not for beginners. The first day of each week will be an assessment: players much below the level of the group may be removed from the roster, with the option to join the regular KTC Camp if there is room, or a full refund if preferred. Entering the camp, players should already be familiar with the scoring system and basic rules of the game, together with the ability to start points and exchange the ball with some consistency at a slow to medium tempo, in a full court.
The Camp will take place entirely at the beautiful Kingston East Community Centre (KECC), a fully serviced, city-owned multi-sport facility, and will be delivered using the NTS Methodology for maximum enjoyment and improvement! The Camp features 3 hours of tennis per day, daily fitness classes with a certified YMCA trainer, additional Games and Sports, and engaging Tennis Classroom segments.
8:30-9 - Arrival at KECC, Daily Tennis Priorities, Physical Warm-Up
9-10:30 - On-Court Tennis
10:30-11- Break, Review On-Court Themes, Snack
11-12 - Physical Preparation with YMCA Trainer
12-1 - Lunch, Tennis Classroom (indoors)
1-1:30 - Afternoon Tennis Themes, Physical Warm-Up
1:30-3 - On-Court Tennis
3-3:30 - Break, Snack
3:30-4:30 - Games/Sports, Splash Pad (optional), Wrap-Up
* August 2-5, 2022
Quick Reference - all camps
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.
Covid FAQ protocols will follow provincial and local guidelines this summer.
Social distancing will remain a point of emphasis for our camps this summer, and campers will be split up into small groups by skill level. We have our registration capped so there will be no more than 36 campers at any time (if all the full-day and half-day spots are reserved). We will also stagger the breaks and lunch time so that the campers aren't all together at the same time.
We ask campers to each bring a beach towel to camp to allow for their own personal space when resting in the shade or having lunch indoors or outside. Masks may be required if campers need to enter the clubhouse/use the facilities - we will continue to consult with public health officials as needed.
If some or all of the 2022 summer camp program has to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions we will offer refunds where applicable.