Beyond Camps / Formerly The Michael Filipek Tennis & Sports Academy at Cheshire Academy

Cheshire Academy

Cheshire, CT


adidas Tennis Camps is proud to announce their brand new camp at Cheshire Academy. Join us this July and August for these CT tennis camps at Cheshire Academy. Campers will play on the schools beautiful 6 court facility.

*Camp is for all ages 6-17

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.

About Our Coaches

Michael Filipek

In his 17th 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, was a nationally ranked junior player and twice earned the #1 ranking in New England. He received a scholarship to attend Indiana University where he captained the men’s team 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 25 years of full-time tennis teaching experience. He is the Head Tennis Professional & Junior Development Director at Tennis in Manhattan which operates three clubs in New York City and his Junior Development Program is the largest and most successful 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.

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Eric Henne

Coach Henne has been with Beyond Camps for over a decade and has a wealth of tennis teaching and camp directing experience. As a player Eric played four years of varsity tennis at Springfield College. He was all NEWMAC sophomore year at #4 singles…with only one loss. In addition to many summers with Beyond Camps, Eric has also coached high school tennis in Newington for three years, in and is now in his third year of coaching girls tennis at East Catholic high school where he currently coaches one of the top 10 players in the state of CT.

Coach Henne is also a physical education teacher and an active player in USTA tournaments at a 4.5 level.

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Camp Details

Check in Monday 8:30am (8:45am Tues-Fri), Check out daily at 4pm

Campers will train on the beautiful 6 court tennis complex. Don't miss out on one of the finest Connecticut tennis camps.

*Lunch is not included Monday-Thursday so please bring a bagged lunch. Friday we will be having a pizza day.

Rain Plan: If it's a full day of rain. We start activities in the morning indoors and then if still not able to play on afternoon go to Rocky Hill Indoor Club. 

HALF DAY OPTION: For 5-7 year olds interested in doing the half day camp option from 9am-12pm, please contact

Typical Daily Schedule

-9:00 Stretching and warm-up
-9:15 On-court training
-11:15 Match play
-12:00 Lunch, half day camper pick-up
-1:00 Match situation drills
-3:00 Instruction
-4:00 pick-up

Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Lilly M. - Camper

I really had a good time while going to tennis camp this summer. I was able to make friends during the week and was able to have so much fun playing my favorite sport! The coaches were so nice and understanding as well. I am so ready to come back next year.

reviews-10 Sydney B. - Camper

By the end I did not want to leave as I had made so many true friendships and had learned so many new skills! I cannot wait to go back next summer and be able to continue to hone in on my skills and improve as a player

reviews-10 Mia T. - Parent

Our daughter's love for tennis was reignited at this camp! She thrived in the challenging drills, the supportive environment, and the friendships formed with fellow players. We'll definitely be back next summer!

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