DVTA Tennis Camp Activities
8:00-9:00am Extended Day
8:30-9:00am Private Lessons
8:45-9:00am Check In
9:00-11:30am Skill Work (Drills and Practice Games)
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 8:30-9am before the camp day begins, so you should be prepared to arrive early on the day of your private lesson. You will receive a email informing you of the day and time of your private lesson the weekend prior to your scheduled camp arrival. If your child would like an additional private lesson, you can schedule a private lesson through the DVTA office at a reduced rate of $80/hr.
During the first day of camp, families should report to the director to verify that all necessary health and permission forms have been submitted for camp
Following the first day of camp, campers should still check in with the director everyday.
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. 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 in Dougherty Hall minutes from the courts.
Campers have the option of swimming every Tuesday and Thursday at Villanova University's Swim Complex, located in the Pavilion minutes from the courts and cafeteria. Along with DVTA counselors, lifeguard supervision is provided during each visit to the pool by Villanova University's Athletics Department.
ART N CRAFTS / Board Games
Projects we will do during arts and crafts and board games period on Mondays and Wednesdays in the air-conditioned Connelly Center directly across from the tennis courts.
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. Parents are welcome to join us during this proud moment to help us uplift our young participants for their hard work and good behavior throughout the week. This event will occur every Friday from 2:45-3:00pm
Festive Friday- a magical game day that your young camper will not want to miss. Every Friday we transform our courts into a carnival complete with a balloon bounce, a water dunking pit, and a tons of carnival games where campers win tickets at each game station. These tickets are counted and exchanged for prizes at the end of the day. In addition to the carnival, festive Fridays mixes things up with pizza for lunch, relay races, team competitions, water gun fights, a candy run and lots more.