Credit: Longfellow Health Club
Hammel Tennis Camp offers kids aged 4+ an exciting program that successfully integrates a commitment to excellence, daily lessons in good sportsmanship, and a high-spirited atmosphere of fun. Players at all levels of the game are coached in all aspects of the game – strokes, speed & footwork, strategy, physical conditioning, and mental skills.
The week long programs run from June through August. Campers should arrive dressed in tennis appropriate clothing and tennis shoes. Players should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, tennis racquet, and a nut free lunch. Swimmers are given a test by the lifeguards to determine which areas of the pool they may safely swim.
- Age 4-8: Red ball camp starts with on court activities at 9:00am and ends at 1:00pm after lunch and a supervised swim. A full day option is available for children who are going into Kindergarten and higher grades. The full day program ends 4:00pm.
- Age 12 and under: Half and full day options are available. The camp is organized by age and skill and follows the USTA 12 & Under Program using 60′ and full courts and softer orange and green dot balls.
- High school and pre-high school: The training camp is ideal for players currently playing or wanting to play high school tennis. The camp offers structured training in fundamental strokes with emphasis on singles and doubles skills, strategies, and tactics. Campers participate in matches, team building excursions, and opportunities to build endurance.
New England Tennis Academy
The Academy (NETA) is an invitation only program that attracts players from all over New England. Led by some of the finest coaches in New England, the camp experience will develops the campers’ games, from video stroke analysis and clay court play to doubles tactics.
All camps are staffed at a 5:1 camper to staff ratio.
Transportation from Longfellow Natick campus and Longfellow Wayland campus is available for an additional fee.