Wimbledon Week at SJTA summer tennis camp! 6 Years of Tradition

For 6 years we have been teaching our seven week summer tennis camps at Creekside High Tennis courts because our kids outgrew the 4 courts at Mills Field tennis club.  We have 8 tennis courts we can fill up for kids ages 4-18 years old, all levels of tennis play.  For 6 years we have celebrated "Wimbledon Week" in which we all dress in white, commemorate with a professional group photo of Academy tennis players and PTR Tennis Pro's.  We also have a tradition of a week long tournament play with a format just as you would have in Wimbledon and eat delicious Strawberries, which is a Wimbledon staple food.  The kids learn about all the Grand Slam tournaments of the year and we teach nutrition, strategy and mental health for tournament play.

I will work on a collage of all 6 years of our photos so everyone can see how young and old they are - although in my opinion tennis players stay looking young because of how much Joy the sport brings them!  

Our annual Academy players group photo - week #4 summer tennis camp "Wimbledon Week"

Our annual Academy players group photo - week #4 summer tennis camp "Wimbledon Week"

Summer Tennis Camp Week #4 - Dog Fight

Three weeks out of our seven week tennis camp we facilitate a "Dog Fight" in which all our Academy players do several tiebreaks in a round robin format.  Whomever has the perfect score is the finalist, these two tied and we ended up doing a playoff.  Amazing long rallies from Grace and Cary's in this picture.  These girls are training to play Level 6 & 7 USTA tournament play.

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Summer Tennis Camp week #4 - Our 8 & Under Red ball class

Our 8 & Under red ball class has been full every week!  We can fit 8 kids on one adult size court in which we work on forehand & backhand groundstrokes on Mondays, Volleys and Overheads on Tuesdays and Underhand and Overhead serves on Thursdays.  Of course, every day we play tons of game in which the kids are learning technique through games.  They LOVE tennis!!

SJTA Tennis Camp week 1

Well we had a rough start to our week with the Trooical Storm but we finished out strong with one court of red ball, two courts of orange ball, 4 courts of green ball and 20 Academy players! This year we have 123 registered tennis players. Wow! Biggest summer to date in past 8 years.  


Congratulations to Molly & Sankeeth for our first Dog Fight winners of the summer season! These two had a perfect record and never were beaten once in a five round tiebreaker round robin.  



Weather:    We will always keep you up to date if weather is an issue so you can check our website at www.saintjohnstennis.com 30 minutes before your clinic if we have weather delays or cancellations.  You can also sign up for Twitter to get push notifications on our website if you choose to use it.


We only cancel if the courts are wet or it's actively raining.  Hard courts are slippery when wet and they ruin our balls.  IF we choose to cancel within the week because of the weather we have reserved WEDNESDAYS to be our designated make up day at your classes regularly scheduled time.

Congratulations Abby Setzer!!

Miss. Abby recently won finalist in the 12u category at Queens Harbor.    Abby is one of our Academy players at SJTA and works hard in clinic and private lessons with Coach Cheryl Keller. We expect big things from Abby in her future as a local tennis star. Her nickname is "smiley" because she always has a great smile and shows great sportsmanship on and off the tennis courts. Congratulations!


Congratulations Allie Bielski

Miss. Allie is one of our Academy students and she won the finalist in the consultation draw of last weekends Level 7 tournament. She's excited to now be ranked and work on moving up in future tournaments. She works hard in our weekly clinics and private lessons. Congratulations Allie to your recent win  and we hope you have many more in your future.