Best Tennis Camps in the Garden State
New Jersey is known for its verdant, green landscape, endless gardens, beautiful shoreline and ample recreational opportunities. Fortunately for young tennis players, New Jersey is also know for hosting some of the very best youth tennis camps in the country. Perfect for young athletes who are interested in building skills as well as those who are getting ready to apply for college tennis teams, tennis camps cater to junior athletes of all skill levels and a wide variety of ages. Open to residents of New Jersey as well as athletes interested in traveling from other states, these are the best tennis camps currently operating in New Jersey:
1) Adidas Tennis Camp – Monmouth University – West Long Branch, New Jersey
Located near the beautiful Jersey shore, Monmouth University features six newly renovated courts that are dedicated to use of the Adidas Tennis Camp. Open to junior players ages 9-18, this five-day camp offers overnight, day and extended day camp options. Greg Wyzykowski, the head women’s coach at Seton Hall University, directs the Adidas Tennis Camp at Monmouth University.
Wyzykowski was named conference Coach of the Year during the 2005-2006 season and has served in positions on the ITA/NCAA Division II committee. Additionally, Wyzykowski is a USPTA certified tennis instructor and has been a longstanding member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Campers who attend the Adidas Tennis Camp at Monmouth University can expect several daily hours of on-court time as well as supervised social and recreational evening activities.
2) Adidas Tennis Camp – Ramapo College – Mahwah, New Jersey
Previously coached by the likes of Ira Miller, head Men and Women’s coach at Farleigh Dickinson University, the Adidas Tennis Camp at Ramapo College is known for boasting world-class talent and providing a legacy of top-tier instruction. Located a mere 45 minutes from New York City, the beautiful Ramapo campus features 12 state-of-the-art outdoor varsity courts available to campers and coaches.
Campers who choose to attend Ramapo’s Adidas tennis camps can expect several daily hours of matchplay and footwork drills as well as extensive singles and doubles play. The camp offers overnight, extended day and day camp opportunities and is available to juniors ages 9-18. The camp features air-conditioned dorm rooms for attendees as well as supervised recreational and social activities at the end of each day. This camp runs from June 22nd to August 8th annually.
3) Adidas Tennis Camp – The Peddie School – Hightstown, New Jersey
Coached by Ed Tseng, head girl’s coach at Princeton Day School, the Adidas Tennis Camp at The Peddie School is a mere 10 miles from Princeton and only 50 miles from Philadelphia. The Peddie School campus boasts 12 beautiful hard courts as well as a swimming pool and other recreational facilities available to campers.
Campers who choose to attend the Adidas Tennis Camp at The Peddie School can expect extensive singles and doubles play as well as a variety of drills, lessons and clinics by world-class instructors. This camp offers day, extended day and overnight camp options, is open to campers ages 8-18 and runs from July 6th to July 25th annually.