If You’re Attending a Summer Tennis Camp, Pack These Things

While there are plenty of different adidas Tennis Camps to choose from on a yearly basis, the mission we accomplish every summer stays the same. We want campers in attendance to see an improvement in their game by the time the experience is over, and we want them to feel comfortable in a fun and positive environment while it happens.

Whether you’re a beginner tennis player or an advanced player, it doesn’t matter to us – all ages and ability levels are welcome to join! Tennis is often referred to as the “sport of a lifetime” and we want as many people as possible to know why.

We recently went over all the different kinds of tennis camp options available for potential entrants to choose from, but what should you bring to camp?

What eventually gets packed into your bag will ultimately depend on whether you’re signed up for an overnight, extended day, day or half-day tennis camp. A confirmation packet will be sent your way at least 30 days prior to your camp’s start date detailing exactly what’s needed, but here is a general list to keep in mind if you’re excited about heading to camp and already trying to plan ahead:

— Health form (this is mandatory – you need it to participate!)
— Tennis racquet(s)
— Tennis shoes
— Water bottle
— Athletic socks
— T-shirts
— Shorts
— Sunscreen
— Bathing suit (depending on the location)
— Spending money (we recommend no more than $50)
— Hat

If you’ve signed up for an overnight experience, add these items to your packing list:

— Sweatshirt
— Off-field clothes
— Pajamas
— Bedding linens
— Blanket/Sleeping bag
— Pillow
— Shower towel
— Toiletries
— Alarm clock (which is probably your phone, so bring a charger, too!)

This list seems like a lot, but if you’ve ever had to travel for multiple days for a tennis tournament or a camp in the past, you’ll find that it’s not very different from the standard. It’s also a good idea to make sure there’s a little extra room in your bags because we provide youth tennis camp t-shirts for every camper in attendance and also hand out prizes.

Each camp does differ from one another because we allow our directors the ability to get creative and make it a fun experience for everyone involved, but one thing we strive for is providing individual attention. It’s hard to see a huge improvement with only big, group drills that benefit some, but not everyone.

We have group drills in our camps, but combine that with personalized instruction because we know that’s what really helps campers take their game to the next level. Making sure you have everything packed is the first step toward improving your game!

Interested in signing up for an adidas Tennis Camp this summer? Click here to find a camp near you and receive more information.