DVTA Tennis Camp Activities
8:00-9:00am Extended Day
8:45-9:00am Check In
Water breaks in the shade every 15-minutes
11:30-12:30pm Lunch at Villanova Caferteria
Swimming at the Pavillion Pool
2:00-3:00pm Tennis On Court Games
3:00-6:00pm Extended Day
Monday – Bring a Friend for Free Day
If your child wants to bring a friend, Monday is the day to do it. Please let us know by Friday 12:00 noon the week prior so we can organize. We would need the friend's name, Date of Birth, mother or father's name and a parent cell phone number. If the child joins for the week, you and the guest will be given a $50 credit.
We offer extended day for families who need an earlier drop off time, and/or a later pick up time to accommodate busy summer schedules. Extended day begins every morning at 7:30am and ends every evening at 6pm. Activities include snack time, games, and art n crafts in our air-conditioned office at Villanova University. If you would like extended day to be a part of your campers day, please select the extended day option on the camp registration page. Cost is $100 per week, 2-children $175 per week
Private lessons are included with your camp tuition. They normally take place from 11-11:30am and a video will be made, critiqued and emailed to the parents. If your child would like an additional private lesson, you can schedule a private lesson through the DVTA office at a reduced rate of $90/hr or $45 per 1/2 Hour
During the eachday of camp, campers should report to the trailer
With no more than a 5:1 student/pro ratio, campers are organized onto separate courts according to their own age and ability. Once on the appropriate court, campers are given instruction on tennis fundamentals, and run drills to practice these techniques with the help of DVTA tennis professionals. We use low compression tennis balls, each age group has their own color, size and weight to help our students achieve success. Clinics are always kept up-beat ensuring that campers are learning, while still having fun.
At this age, matchplay is a stepping stone, preparing students to transition from practicing tennis in a group setting, to playing tennis in more competitive arenas such as tournaments or team matches. In this stress free zone, campers apply techniques taught during group instruction on 36ft, 60ft, and 78ft courts using low compression balls as needed. As they become more comfortable executing proper technique, we begin to add in other components of playing in competitive matches, such as keeping score and calling balls out of bounds. At the end of the day, video analysis of matches are used to bring to light to good technique and sportsmanship during matches.
This year, lunches will be provided by Villanova University in2nd Storey, minutes from the courts. Each camper can order a la carte, with the help of our counselors.
Campers have the option of swimming outdoor every Tuesday and Thursday at Eastern University's pool. Along with DVTA counselors, lifeguard supervision is provided during each visit to the pool by Eastern University. A swim test is required every Tuesday to ensure safety.
Player of the Week Award- one camper demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship throughout the week will be presented with the player of the week award during a closing ceremony on Festive Friday.
Festive Friday- Since we are outdoor, your child will be particpating in on and off court games like Target Practice, Water Gun Fun Fights and Dunk Tank.