Beyond Camps / Formerly Known as the Michael Filipek Tennis & Sports Academy at Avon Old Farms School

Avon Old Farms School

Avon, CT


Overview

Beyond Camps (formerly known as Michael Filipek Tennis and Sports Academy) will hold its Overnight Camp at Avon Old Farms School this summer. Located just outside of Hartford, CT, this is the perfect site for an adidas Tennis Camp.

Campers can choose from participating in Tennis only or Tennis & a multi-sport option held indoors in the air-conditioned gym throughout the week (variety of different sports). Sign up for this tennis camp experience to improve your serving, backhand and more!

Paula Zabala will be on site each day working with campers. Michael Filipek will work with Paula to create the curriculum and will be on site occasionally to work with campers.

Camp is open to all ages and ability levels. We assess each camper's ability during the first session of camp and make sure they are grouped according to their age and abilities so this way we can tailor the drills, games, and match-play to fit their individual needs.

For additional information visit https://beyondtenniscamps.com/


About Our Coaches

Paula Zabala

Former Professional Tennis Player and Montessori Educator.

Born in Colombia, Paula relocated to the United States at age 12. Since then she has been fully involved in the tennis field. Paula was consistently a nationally ranked tennis player and received a scholarship to attend Florida International University.

After graduating with a Psychology and Business Degree Paula turned pro and joined the WTA tour where she earned rankings of WTA #368 in singles and #312 in doubles. Paula played on the Fed Cup team for Colombia in 2010. After her professional tennis professional, Paula became a PTR Certified Tennis Professional and has 13 years of tennis teaching experience with both adults and junior players of all levels.

Paula joined the Beyond Camps Team in 2011, serving as the Assistant Director for various summers as well as working for successful tennis junior programs in New York City where she met Director Michael Filipek.

Paula obtained her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and has 6 years of experience as a Montessori Educator.

Paula's Montessori experience allows her to seek how to best interact with each particular student’s personality, learning methods and athletic ability to help each student feel proud of his or her increasing skills.

Paula brings her passion and lifetime experiences as a player, coach and educator to Beyond Camps. Your child is in amazing hands with Paula!

Michael Filipek

Paula Zabala will be on site each day working with campers. Michael Filipek will work with Paula to create the curriculum and will be on site occasionally to work with campers.

In his 14th year of directing camps, Michael Filipek is the founder and director of Beyond Camps (formerly known as Michael Filipek Tennis & Sports Academy). He was born and raised in central Connecticut and as a player, he was twice the #1 ranked junior tennis player in all of New England.

Michael was consistently a nationally ranked tennis player and received a scholarship to attend Indiana University. He captained the tennis team at Indiana and graduated in 1997. He subsequently gained professional tour experience in both the United States and Europe.

As a coach, Michael is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional and has fifteen years of full time teaching tennis experience. He is the Head Tennis Professional & Junior Development Director at Tennis in Manhattan operating three clubs in New York City and his Junior Development Program is the largest and most successful junior program in Manhattan.

Michael brings his passion and lifetime tennis experience as a player and a coach to the adidas Tennis Camps making this an excellent choice for a tennis camp in Connecticut. His enthusiastic and caring style inspires players of all ages and levels.

For more information on this camp, please go to www.mftennisacademy.com

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Camp Details

Session 1:

Overnight (Boys Only): Check In Sunday 2-3pm at Pelican Dorm, Check Out Friday at the dorm building for early dismissal- time Pelican Dorm.

Day Campers: Check-In Monday 8:30am at the courts and the rest of the week from 8:45am-9am. Check Out daily is at 5pm except on Friday at 4pm.

Session 2:

Overnight (Girls Only): Check In Sunday 2-3pm at Pelican Dorm, Check Out Friday at the dorm building for early dismissal- time Pelican Dorm.

Day Campers: Check-In Monday 8:30am at the courts and the rest of the week from 8:45am-9am. Check Out daily is at 5pm except on Friday at 4pm.

Session 3:

Day Campers: Check-In Monday 8:30am at the courts and the rest of the week from 8:45am-9am. Check Out daily is at 5pm except on Friday at 4pm.

Campers will train at the Globe Foundation Tennis complex which overlooks AOF's baseball and other amazing athletic facilities. You will be training on nine state of the art hard courts with ample room between courts and spectacular areas for viewing match play.

Paula Zabala will be on site each day working with campers. Michael Filipek will work with Paula to create the curriculum and will be on site occasionally to work with campers.

Camp is open to all ages and ability levels. We assess each camper's ability during the first session of camp and make sure they are grouped according to their age and abilities so this way we can tailor the drills, games, and match-play to fit their individual needs.

For additional information visit https://beyondtenniscamps.com/


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Ronnie J. - Camper

The coaches were awesome at the adidas Tennis Camp at Avon Old Farms School. Coach Filipek had collegiate players that we got to compete against during beat the pro. It was a great challenge and look forward to returning to camp.

reviews-10 Heather H. - Mother

The director had such a fun and energetic staff. The kids were never bored and looked forward to going everyday!

reviews-10 Jerry R. - Father

Great camp with a very low camper to coach ratio. Seemed like everyone was getting personal attention when it came to their strokes.

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