Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spring Break Tennis Camp
Spring Break – Juniors & Kids Tennis Camp
What makes tennis for kids at the Mike Van Zutphen Tennis Academy so Great?
The Mike Van Zutphen Tennis Academy Spring Break Junior Tennis Camp is open to players aged 5-18. Everyone from the beginner to the advanced player is encouraged to attend. All camps are taught by USPTA-certified coaches and Mike Van Zutphen personally oversees the Camp Program. Enrollment is limited to ensure the highest standard of individual attention. Please enroll well in advance to secure a spot.
The most important highlight of Mike Van Zutphen Spring Break Tennis Camp is that the kids HAVE LOTS OF FUN while DISCOVERING AND ENJOYING THE GAME OF TENNIS. THE SPORT OF A LIFE TIME! Beginners will be taught the fundamentals of tennis. The intermediate players will work on developing solid ground strokes, serves and volleys. The advanced juniors will focus on fine-tuning their overall game by simulating pressure situations during game-like settings. Good sportsmanship and a positive attitude are strongly encouraged. Participants will have daily refreshments break consisting of Gatorade, water and NRG food bars and prizes will be awarded on Friday including one Wilson Jr. tennis racket to a lucky camper.
Values gained by children through the VALTER PAIVA CAMP PROGRAMS ARE:
Enhancement of social and behavioral skills…
The learning of positive attitude and good sportsmanship…
The realization of continual practice to bring greater success…
Learning that “perfect practice” makes perfect…
Constant participation develops agility, coordination and fitness…
Understanding and proper use of rest time and food intake…
Strong participation improves their tennis skills…
8:30 – 8:55 AM – Check in to camp
9:00 – 9:15 AM – Warm Ups
9:15 – 9:35 AM – Baseline Drills
9:35 – 9:55 AM – Baseline Games
9:55 – 10:10 AM – Volley Drills
10:10 – 10:30 AM – Volley Games
10:30 – 10:45 AM – Refreshment Break
10:45 – 11:00 AM – Serve Technique
11:00 – 11:20 AM – Serving Game
11:20 – 11:55 AM – Music Game
12:00 – End of our fun day of tennis!
Please avoid wearing running or cross-training shoes – especially those with black soles. The soles on these types of shoes mark the courts. Skate and fashion brands like Sketchers, Vans, Circa, DC, Etnies, etc. Will not be permitted.
Spring Break Tennis Camp Format
We use an exciting NEW play format for learning tennis. It is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment (racquets, balls and net height).
Specialized Equipment for Kids
Shorter Court Dimensions
Rackets That Fit Kids Hands
Slow-Bounce Tennis Balls
Shorter court dimensions and modified scoring all tailored to age and size. Kids can start playing at a very early age. Balls bounce lower, don’t move as faster through the air, and are easier to hit.
Ideal for 5-8 Year Olds
Kids Learn the Fundamentals
Kids Play Real Tennis
More Fun and Less Frustration
By using this NEW format, the benefits are immediate and within a short time, kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing. That means kids will have MORE FUN and less frustration.
Our Tennis Programs Help Kids
- Enhancement of social and behavioral skills
- Boosts self-confidence and self-assurance
- Builds team leadership skills
Improves balance and hand-eye coordination
- Focuses on fitness
- Make new friends in a safe, friendly, supportive environment
Mon – Fri
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$225 / week
* All students must fill out a registration form in advance with payment in full. Cancellations are a credit on file to be used at a later date.
|Drop-In Rate – $50|
|Family Discount (2nd & 3rd child) – 15%|
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Kids Summer Tennis Camp
Learn More about Mike Van Zutphen
Hi, I’m Mike Van Zutphen, Director and Founder of the Mike Van Zutphen Tennis academy, USPTA Pro of the Year and 2 times Brazilian National Champion. I have over 25 years of professional tennis teaching experience, including 9 years abroad in Brazil.
Since my first tennis lesson as a kid in Brazil, I’ve been in love with tennis. I’ve had the privilege of teaching tennis to hundreds of kids, juniors, high school, college players and adults in California and in Brazil . Competing as a tour professional was an exciting experience, but I’m most passionate about sharing the game of tennis with the next generation and all others who want to learn the game of tennis. All of my tennis camps, lessons, and Junior Academy is aimed at making tennis fun and exciting for young children, starting around 5 years old, to juniors up to 13, and aspiring players entering high school as well as elite high school players.
2015 National Finalist – Senior Doubles 35
2015 Best Tennis Academy – Best Business of Long Beach Award
2013 National Champion – Senior Doubles 35
2009 USPTA Pro of the Year – Los Angeles District
2007 Winner of the USTA Nationals Championships/5.0
2007 Arcadia Open Winner
2001, 2002 & 2004 Player of the Year MEAC Championship Regional Conf.
2002 Playing Record of 34-7
2001 Playing Record 19-2
1995 & 1996 National Champion – Singles 18s – Brazil
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