Join the fun at the Junior Tennis Summer Camp at Schenley Park and make new friends from many City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods and from all over the world! Last summer the Junior Tennis Summer Camp welcomed 200 boys and girls. Average age was 8 years old.
The 2015 summer camp runs half-day, every morning, Monday through Friday, beginning on Monday, June 17, 2015.
All skill levels—beginner, intermediate, and advanced tennis players—are welcome. Kids can bring their own racquets or they may borrow one from the camp at no cost.
All camp enthusiasts benefit from the rewards of playing tennis, including self-confidence, social skills and good sportsmanship.
Each morning the camp welcomes about 25 to 40 young players for three hours of non-stop action and fun on the tennis courts. Kid-sized racquets, slower balls, smaller courts and an effective variety of match formats allow kids to serve and play the game from the first day. They quickly progress to intermediate and advanced levels of play.
Tiny Tots, as young as 4 years old, play collaborative group games 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
All players, ages six or above, play 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. both singles and doubles matches in non-elimination formats, as well as fun group games.
Advanced players also prepare to play and succeed in USTA junior tournaments, including newly-introduced USTA-sanctioned 8 and Under and 10 and Under tournaments. About 12 Citiparks 10 and Under players did so last year, the first year of this exciting new format!
A diverse and strong team of five to seven tennis coaches certified in PTR Junior Development and the USTA Quickstart tennis approach lead the daily camp programs. The coaches and program are supported by the USTA 10 and Under Tennis initiatives. See www.tenandundertennis.com for more information about the latest in junior tennis.
2015 CAMP DATES AND TIMES
June 15 - July 17, 2015 at Schenley Park
July 20 - August 21, 2015 at Frick Park
The summer camp runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the eight weeks listed below in the table. Exception: The Tiny Tots session for ages 4-5 is only one hour, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Children can register for camp for a week at a time, for any five days or on a daily basis. Prepaid, missed days due to absence or weather cancellation are credited towards another camp day.
Camp sessions are held at the Schenley Park Oval tennis courts next to the track and soccer fields and near the ice rink (Schenley Park, Overlook Drive). June 15 through July 17 and at the Frick Park Red Clay tennis courts on S. Braddock Ave. July 20 – August 21.
QUESTIONS / OTHER INFORMATION
Interested in a different camp schedule or frequency? Talk to the staff about flexible schedules, pricing, merit scholarships and sibling discounts.