Vermont Tennis Training at Chris Lewit Tennis Academy

Chris Lewit Tennis Academy

Londonderry, VT 05148


Overview

Chris Lewit Tennis Academy Vermont, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Vermont's Green Mountains, is one of the premier high performance tennis training centers in North America, developing champions from the United States and Canada--and from around the world.

We specialize in small group training under the direct supervision of experienced professional coach, Chris Lewit, and his team of trained coaches. In addition, we feature some of the best physical training resources in the world, having access to many Olympic-level trainers who are involved with the elite snow sports in the Stratton and Okemo Mountain areas.

For more Information, email Support@TennisCamper.com or click on the Information Packet HERE!

Click Here for the Waiver Form

One unique aspect about CLTA summer camp is that Chris is personally available to discuss each student's summer development plan and goal-setting, and he works with each camper in small groups (only 2-3 players per court) each day.

Contact Matt Cook to connect with Chris directly! 203-418-8473 or email Matt.Cook@eCamps.com


About Our Coaches

Chris Lewit

He is a dynamic, innovative leader in the high performance tennis community.  After playing #1 for Cornell University and training and competing for several years on the professional tennis tour, Chris found his passion and calling as a developmental coach shaping the games of gifted junior players, serious adults, and other students willing to commit seriously to the study of tennis.

Chris Lewit is known for his unique qualities that make him highly sought after as a coach, not only for his unparalleled knowledge of the technical/tactical game, but for his forceful intellect; rigorous academic mind; demanding, physical teaching style; and ability to motivate and inspire a diverse group of students. Chris has developed many top national junior players--many who are now competing on the pro circuit--and he has extensive experience building the foundations of prodigies, especially at very young ages.

Although he is a full-time dedicated coach, Chris maintains a very high level as a player, and he still competes on the USTA and ITF Professional Futures Circuit, when his schedule allows.

For Chris, a coach must lead by example and be a role model--both on and off the court. Chris Lewit students fight to win, but Chris expects them to always win with integrity, honor, and sportsmanship.

Kim Lewit

Kim Lewit, RYT-500, who is a master yoga teacher, will be leading yoga classes daily in the mornings for all campers. Classes will focus on flexibility, core strength, and the mind/body connection for athletes.

We believe strongly in having a great physical training program for our campers--not just great tennis. Our program prioritizes injury prevention. Players will have Yoga and injury prevention in the am daily. In the afternoon we will have strength training or agility or stamina sessions. We also usually play a competitive soccer game in the morning or afternoons each day.

Fanny Letourneau

At the age of 8, she watched Canada capture gold at  Olympic Synchronized and told told her parents she wanted to try that sport.

Not to be deterred by her lack of swimming experience she set out to accomplish her goal. Her single minded pursuit  of her goal earned her the nickname “pitbull”.

12 Years later she captured Bronze at the Sydney Olympics in the team event.

In her career she also attained a Gold medal Duet Pan American Games in 1999, a Gold Medal in the Commonwealth Games in 2002, a Silver medal in the Pan American Games in 2003, and a bronze medal in 2001 World championships.

Fanny practiced Pilates while she was an athlete and found that as she strengthened her core she was injured less. This new way of moving excited her and she quickly decided it was something she wanted to pursue.

While training for the Olympics and going to University of Toronto Part time she was trained and certified by Vivian Nickels. Through countless hours of studying and practicing the craft she became well known for helping rehabilitate people with injuries and help elite athletes reach their goals.

She currently works with Rosie Maclennan (2008,2012 Olympic Gold medalist ,Trampoline)  , Jason Burnett (2008 Olympic Silver medalist, trampoline), Jenelle Kohanchuk (Team Canada Hockey) , Paul Poirier (2014,2015 Bronze Grand prix of figure skating final), Piper Gilles (2014,2015 Bronze Grand prix of figure skating final),  and has also worked with Kerry Weiland (Silver medalist 2010 Olympics, Team USA Ice Hockey) , Krisitina Vaculik  (Canadian Gymnast 2012 Olympics, 5th place highest placement in Canadian history )

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Camp Details

Our summer camp is for players of all ages. Players must be between 9 and 18 years old for boarding, although we can make exceptions for older or younger kids on a case-by-case basis. We do have many young super stars coming to train with Chris, and if the players are 8 years old or younger, they usually come and stay with their family.

Our camp features very low 2-3 students per court and coach ratio, which is typical of the training in Spain, where Chris has studied extensively. We have 4 courts on site for training, so that means for every tennis training session, we take a maximum 12 players per session, and Chris works on the court with the players individually within the group. We believe this is what makes our training so special: the individual attention every player receives and the chance to interact and work on court directly with Chris each day. Because we are so small, we know each player and his or her game very well, and we can address details that larger camps often overlook.

All players receive an assessment from Chris during the week and Chris works with each player to set some training goals and a development plan for the length of his or her stay.

Weeks 8 & 9 In Barcelona

A unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train at CLTA's sister academy in Barcelona, Bruguera Top Team, while under the supervision of CLTA coaches. Experience authentic Spanish training on red clay and meet players from all over Europe and the world.

Bruguera is one of the leading training centers in Europe. Players will have the opportunity to learn the famous Bruguera Method and receive an assessment directly from legendary Spanish coach, Lluis Bruguera.

Chris Lewit and CLTA coaches also run several customized Team Lewit practices and take the players on a Saturday sightseeing trip to see the  Barcelona sights such as the famous Sagrada Familia, city beach, and other tourist destinations!

Boarding price includes boarding and meal plan at the Bruguera Academy, and CLTA supervision and coaching onsite. Price does not include airfare. Players are responsible for ‎their own airfare which is typically around $1000 per player.

Overnight: Check in TBA

(Please note:  boarding price includes breakfast and lunch, but not dinners--see Food and Meals info in the Info Link Here > CLTA Academy Info Packet)

Day: Check in TBA

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Summer Camp Student Housing

Summer students will be staying at the nearby Londonderry Inn,
www.londonderryinn.com​, which offers a variety of single, double, and triple comfortable room options with private bath in a classic, charming New England inn setting. Students will be roomed together by gender and age or by request. CLTA coaches live on the same floors as the players in the inn, and players have full-time supervision.

Food and Meals

The Londonderry Inn has a full commercial kitchen and is equipped with multiple refrigerators where students can store perishable food items and snacks.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Included in the academy tuition is a healthy breakfast and lunch. Kim Lewit is in charge of the selection of food for the players and can customize the options for the player based on dietary needs and food allergies. Kim strives to source local, healthy Vermont goods whenever possible including organic choices.

In the morning, players will make and pack themselves lunch to take to the club, with the assistance of a camp counselor or coach.

Dinners are either ordered for the players and delivered to the Inn, or occasionally, we will take the players out for a special meal at a restaurant. There are several delicious and healthy nearby restaurants that we like, featuring Italian, New American, Asian, and other specialties.

We suggest about $10-15 be allotted for dinners each night and a small weekly allowance for drinks and snacks.

Grocery Visits

There is a supermarket near the club and we will take the players to the market once per week, usually on a weekend day, so players should bring their favorite snacks and plan on having a week’s supply on hand before being able to go to the store.

Refund and Make Up Policies:

Students are allowed to make up any missed academy classes during the summer season as long as space allows and with approval. Summer make ups will not be carried over into another season. All summer make ups must be used by the last day of the summer season. Other makeup situations, such as extreme cases due to serious illness or major injury must be discussed directly with Chris, and will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Under no circumstances will refunds be given, only credit.

One unique aspect about CLTA summer camp is that Chris is personally available to discuss each student's summer development plan and goal-setting, and he works with each camper in small groups (only 2-3 players per court) each day.

Contact Matt Cook to connect with Chris directly! 203-418-8473 or email Matt.Cook@eCamps.com


Reviews (6)

reviews-10 RJ - Father

We are very fortunate to have found an academy such as the Chris Lewit Tennis Academy where we can take our son (a top 100 nationally ranked junior) to during the summer and know without a shadow of a doubt that the greatest care and diligence in his tennis development will be of the utmost priority with proven results evident after attending the summer camp and our willingness to continue to travel out of state to place our son at the academy with such passionate and knowledgeable coaches.

reviews-10 Marleigh M. - Mother

My son has been attending CLTA summer camp for the past two summers, and is looking forward to this coming summer, also. in fact, his younger brother will be joining him. it has been a very enjoyable experience for him, with the perfect combination of fun and hard work. his tennis game has improved enormously in a short time, as well as his dedication and commitment. the staff is very personally invested and skilled. Chris and his assistants provide a great balance between play and instruction, both physical and psychological, which is essential for young athletes.

reviews-10 Eric K. - Father

My 14 year old son Liam has been attending the CLTA summer tennis camp since he first started playing the game as a 10 year old. During this time Liam has played in USTA tournaments, starting as novice and working his way to a top 30 ranking in the East.. I can state without question that Chris Lewit and his coaches at CLTA provided the best environment for player development. Liam would come after spending the day at camp and tell me “Dad I want to play more tennis”. I can only attribute this to Chris and his staff making the learning/training experience enjoyable while at the same time being highly effective. I often have spent time at CLTA observing how the camp is conducted, the coaches take time to talk with students and are always instructing proper techniques and strategies. They don’t just hit balls for hours. I believe it is the best tennis environment available in the area and I would recommend CLTA to any parent looking to help their child develop both on and off the court.

reviews-10 Sarah G. - Mother

My daughter attended Chris’s camp for the last two years and improved her game significantly each summer. Besides the drills and point play, she received daily technical instruction and correction from Chris. She also developed close relationships with the staff, experienced players who were genuinely excited to help her improve and reach her goals. The personal attention and support she received really distinguished this camp experience from that of other tennis camps.

reviews-10 Mother of Camper

Chris pushed my boys to their best. Everyday, my boys got home exhausted but look forward to going back next day. They improved a great deal in their stokes, footwork, stamina, mental toughness, and work ethics during the summer. Compared to others, Chris's camp has fewer kids on each court, and each kid receives more individual instructions. Everyone worked so hard there.

reviews-10 Seth H. - Father

Our 12-year old son had a great experience at Chris Lewit Tennis Academy summer camp, and we were delighted as well. Chris really knows what he is doing -- his tennis camp is fun but at the same time serious about tennis, challenging but not punishing, productive and goal-oriented, but not a "tennis factory." Our son has gone for the last two summers, and intends to go this coming summer again. We highly recommend Chris Lewit Tennis Academy!

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