Local tennis clubs to host five day camps

It’s that time of year again! Warm weather and only a few months left of school can only mean one thing for kids: spring break. With the vacation rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about plans that are going to be made.

One good option in Santa Barbara, are tennis camps run by local clubs and academies for juniors of all ages and abilities.

The Tennis Club of Santa Barbara is hosting a five day camp from Monday, March 29th-Friday, April 2nd for boys and girls ages 8-16. The camp goes from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with a lunch break from 12:00-1:00. Throughout the five day program, kids will have a comprehensive and technical review of groundstrokes, volleys, serves, and match strategies. In addition, there will be cardio and fitness drills, ball machine and video taping, as well as fun tennis games. Campers are expected to bring their own lunch or money to order from the Club Cafe. If you would like to register for the camp, or learn more about it, please contact the camp director Ferenc Hodosy at (805)-682-4722 or by email.

In Goleta, Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club is offering a fun and challenging clinic for beginning, intermediate, and advanced tennis players. All players will improve their tennis skills while making new friends too. The clinic will run from March 29th-April 2nd from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. with half day options for all players. The clinic is available for players ages 6-16, but the 6 year olds can only come to the 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. half day session. In the clinic, all strokes and strategies will be taught in drills, fun games, and singles and doubles match play. Space is limited, so contact Hugh Stratman.

Over the mountains in Ojai, The Weil Tennis Academy is offering a spring break camp from April 4th-April 9th. Their extensive training sessions and off the court training are an excellent opportunity to improve your game and experience high level tennis in Southern California. In the camp, Weil offers more than 30 hours of tennis and fitness training, focused match play, and a 5:1 player to coach ratio. In addition, there will be a Wednesday night doubles tournament with trophies and prizes. The camp includes boarding and day student options, full room and meals, and nighttime activities such as bowling and swimming. Weil camps were voted 5th in the country, so register fast before they fill up! For more information, visit their website at weiltennis.com

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