Eyes on the Ball Tennis - Summer Camps

Summer Camps

We offer half-day camps on LBI in Harvey Cedars (Sunset Park), Beach Haven, and Ship Bottom and on the mainland in Manahawkin and Waretown.  Camps are available for ages 5-12 and ages 5-13, depending on location. See note about ages below.

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.  Otherwise, contact here to register via email (offline payment, no credit card).

HARVEY CEDARS: Jul 5-8, Jul 25-29, Aug 1-5, Aug 22-26. Scroll down to register for full week or Fridays.

  • In Harvey Cedars the full camp experience is Mon-Fri.  Players will have opportunities throughout the week to earn points for their future team in various ways, including for actions that exhibit teamwork, respect, and a positive attitude. 
  • There are a couple spaces (more on Fridays) for DAILY registrations (click) in Harvey Cedars (M-Th).   Additional daily spaces may be opened prior to camp starting. Contact us to check on availability.
  • Team Challenge Fridays (in Harvey Cedars)- Additional players are invited to join the full-week campers on Fridays for friendly team competition - tennis activities & short matches, modified to their skills.  Beginners still welcome on Fridays! Scroll down to Team Challenge - Harvey Cedars (4 dates).

BEACH HAVEN: Jul 18-21, Aug 1-4, Aug. 15-18: Scroll to register below.

SHIP BOTTOM: Aug 15-18.  Scroll to register below.

OCEAN ACRES, Stafford Twp:  Jul 11-14 & Aug 8-11 Click to register thru Stafford Rec (Specialty Camps, Page 2 for tennis)

WARETOWN: Jul 25-28: Scroll to register below.

 

Note on Ages: 4 yr. olds and 13 yr. olds have enjoyed our programs and are welcome.   Age 5-12 is a guideline for most of our programs.  Both Stafford and Beach Haven camps are Age 5-13 due to the extra court (BH) and separate sessions (Stafford).  You can contact me to check on enrollment for your 13 yr. old at the other 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.

 

Racquets: See Equipment for more info.  if you want to bring an appropriately-sized racquet. Racquets provided.

Weather policy is stated here.

Any applicable NJ Youth Sport Guidelines for Covid will be followed in all programs.  Summary of our Covid Policy is here.