Summer Camps

Tennis

Our camps have sport-specific components that were designed with guidance from the University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas Head Coaches, while the delivery of the programming is carried out by alumni of the Golden Bears and Pandas as well as by current varsity athletes. Our sport camp programming and age groups are consistent with the guidelines of each sport’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework. 

In addition to the sport-specific training each participant will receive, camp participants will also take part in a number of familiar games which we have adapted to help our participants improve their fundamental movement skills. This will not only serve as a platform for future participation and competition in whichever sport they choose to play, but it will also improve the sport skills associated with the camp they’re presently enrolled in.
 

Camp Stage Descriptions

FUNdamentals

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to build basic tennis skills and improve general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent on the Saville Community Sports Centre’s tennis courts where participants will develop their forehand, backhand, serve and volley through fun drills and modified game play. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the tennis sessions.

  • No previous tennis experience is required.
  • Appropriately sized racquets will be provided to those who need them.
  • All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $330.

Learn-to-Train

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to improve tennis skills and strengthen general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent in the Saville Community Sports Centre’s tennis courts where participants will develop their forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Basic tactical concepts associated with both singles and doubles play will be introduced through drills and games. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the tennis sessions.

  • No previous tennis experience is required.
  • Appropriately sized racquets will be provided to those who need them.
  • All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $330.

Engage:

The goals of this camp are to develop technical and tactical tennis skills. The majority of the camp will be spent in the Saville Community Sports Centre’s tennis courts where participants will strengthen their forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Core tactical concepts associated with both singles and doubles play will be taught through drills and games. Each camp day will feature a session dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the tennis sessions.

  • Previous tennis experience is required.
  • Participants are required to come with their own tennis racquet and appropriate athletic clothing and footwear.
  • All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $345.

Train-to-Train

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to improve tennis skills and refine general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent in the Saville Community Sports Centre’s tennis courts where participants will develop their forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Core tactical concepts associated with both singles and doubles play will be taught through drills and games. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the tennis sessions.

  • Some previous tennis experience is recommended, but not required.
  • Racquets will be provided to those who need them.
  • Other than athletic clothing and footwear, there is no special equipment needed.
  • All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $330.

Engage:

The goals of this camp are to improve technical and tactical tennis skills. The majority of the camp will be spent in the Saville Community Sports Centre’s tennis courts where participants will strengthen their forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Core tactical concepts associated with both singles and doubles play will be taught through drills and games. Each camp day will feature a session dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the tennis sessions.

  • Previous competitive tennis experience is required.
  • Participants are required to come with their own tennis racquet and appropriate athletic clothing and footwear.
  • All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $345.