Eyes on the Ball Tennis - Summer Camps

Summer Camps

2024 SUMMER CAMP - Availability in ALL camps.  Change to sort "by date" and filter by location if you don't see your location/dates in list of camps below.

We offer half-day camps on LBI in Harvey Cedars, Beach Haven and Ship Bottom (morning) and on the mainland in Manahawkin and Waretown.  Most camps are ages 5-13, with age 4 and 14 appropriate for some locations.   See note about ages below.     Our camp is NOT for advanced players, eg. those who regularly compete.

At all camps: Children will develop and improve basic tennis strokes, ball judgment, racquet control and footwork while playing fun and engaging games.  Our programs are based on the USTA Net Gen model which is designed so kids can progress in developing their strokes and an all-court game with balls they can hit more often, on courts they can cover.  This includes building competencies with slower, lower bouncing balls, smaller courts and kid-sized racquets- all leading to good technique, success, and lots of fun! 

Red (foam or felt), orange and/or green balls will be used. Children will be grouped by age/skill and the appropriate ball based on age/skill and goal of the activity will be used. Movement and coordination skills also benefit other sports.  Racquets are available for use. 

REGISTRATION: When registering, you will be asked to login with USTA account or to create one.  This is free.  For camps, you can pay with credit card or choose pay Offline. 

Use Sort by Date, and Filter by Location to easily find your week when registering below.

HARVEY CEDARS (Sunset Park): The full camp experience is Mon-Fri. (4 days for week of Jul 1).  There are a few spaces available for daily registrations for each age group.  Additional daily spaces may be opened prior to camp starting. Contact us to check on availability.

Jul 1-3, 5 (not the 4th), 12:30-3:30

Jul 15-19, 1:00-4:00    

Jul 29-Aug 2,  1:00-4:00

Aug 19-23,  11:00-1:15

Scroll to register for full week below.

 

BEACH HAVEN (Pearl St):

Jul 8-11, 12:30-3:30

Jul 22-25, 12:30-3:30

Aug 5-8, 1:00-4:00

Aug. 12-15, 12:30-3:30

Aug 19-22, 2:30-5:00

 

SHIP BOTTOM (LBI Grade School, W. 20th St.)  

Jul 8-11, 9:00-11:00

Jul 22-25, 9:00-11:00

Aug 12-15, 9:00-11:00


MANAHAWKIN (Ocean Acres Lake Park), in cooperation with Stafford Recreation:

June 24-27 Age 5-10 and Age 10-13

Jul 29-Aug 1 Age 5-10

Aug 5-8 - Age 10-13  

 

WARETOWN (Corliss Park Lake and Rec. Area):  Jul 15-18, 9:00-11:00 in cooperation with Ocean Twp. Rec.   


Note on Ages: 4 yr. olds have enjoyed our programs and are welcome at all locations.   Parents know best if their 4 yr. old child is ready for a 3 hr (or 2 hr) camp in a small group of 5-6 year olds.     

Beach Haven, Ship Bottom and Manahawkin are best suited for 13 and 14 yr. olds due to separate sessions (Manahawkin) and/or additional courts.  Contact with any concerns.

 

Racquets:  Appropriate-sized equipment allows for good technique and prevents injuries. Racquets will be available for use.   See Equipment for more info.  if you want to bring an appropriately-sized racquet.

Weather policy is stated here.