Tips for Choosing the Best Local Tennis Camp for Your Kids

tennis camps for kidsChoosing the right local tennis camp can be a rewarding experience for both you and your children. Tennis is a popular sport, and there are many tennis camps for kids to choose from. Unfortunately, with the variety of summer tennis camps, it can be overwhelming for parents to know which camp has everything needed to guarantee their children a fun and educational time. Whether your kids have played tennis before, or if this summer is their first experience to learn to play tennis, here are some tips to consider before deciding on the right camp.

How to Choose a Local Summer Tennis Camp

 

The following tips are important factors to inquire about before choosing the right camp. Each of these points can make the experience a great one for your kids and give you a sense of security that your children are in good hands. 

Skill Level of Counsellors and Campers

More successful camps tend to have a lower counsellor/instructor to camper ratio. Find out whether the counsellors are well-trained in First Aid and in teaching the sport, or if they are teenagers on their first job or getting their community service volunteer hours. Depending on the needs of your kids, you may feel more confident with trained or certified instructors. It is also important to find out if the camp organizes children based on their level of experience. Your children may either appreciate playing against campers of the same level or a higher level if they want a challenge.

Location

Choosing a tennis camp near your home is a good way to introduce your children to other campers in the neighbourhood and increase the chances of them finding a friend they already know with whom to play. Locations closer to home also give parents a sense of security knowing that in the case of an emergency they will close by.

Cost

Depending on the time of year or week during summer, the cost of junior tennis lessons at a camp may vary. Peak season is typically between June and August. Prices may also vary if campers require dormitory-style lodging, meals, or supervised off-court games and activities. Inquire about what packages and prices are offered for the weeks you are considering.

Bonus Activities

Some children can enjoy playing tennis all day while others prefer a variety of activities. Ask your children what activities, sports, and games they enjoy the most, and find out if the camps you are interested in offer any of those. It is also important to make sure the camp is safe and well run.

Facilities

If possible check out the courts and facilities of the camps you are interested in. Even better, invite your kids for the ride and gauge their response. If they feel comfortable in the surroundings, they may be more likely to enjoy themselves during the camp sessions. Additionally, ask the staff about other activities available to the children, such as field sports, games, and quiet or independent activities—whatever your children enjoy the most.

Consider Tennis Camps or Lessons

Tennis camps for kids are a great way for them to learn from experienced instructors and make friends in their community as they develop social skills. Tennis coaches are not only experienced with the game but also know the best ways to encourage children, help them have fun, and develop their skills in a non-intimidating environment. With a tennis camp in North York or Toronto, your kid can also meet with other local children in their age group, making the experience all the more fun.

Bayview Village Tennis Campis the top tennis camp in the GTA. Its Tennis Canada-certified instructors work to teach kids not only how to have fun with tennis but also how to play smart and safe. More information about the junior and advanced summer tennis programs can be found by calling (905) 889-7293 or e-mailing pnielsen889@rogers.com.

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Peter Nielsen

Peter Nielsen

Peter Nielsen, a certified O.T.A Level III coach, has successfully worked with juniors at all levels of the game, from grass roots to the international level. A National Senior Champion himself, Peter was employed as a National Coach by Tennis Canada, as the Head Coach of the Central Region High Performance Program. Peter currently ranks 321st in the world for Men 50 and over.

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