SUMMER CAMP
FM Tennis, partnering with ​​​​​​​ Whispering Pines Day Camp , will be offering a six week Summer Camp at ​​​​​ St. Joseph's Episcopal School in Boynton Beach, FL. ​Together we are offering a unique summer camp experience for children ages 5-12. Campers will receive specialized instruction from FM Tennis coaches in the morning and enjoy a traditional summer camp experience with Whispering Pines in the afternoon.  FM Tennis campers will utilize the five tennis courts, state-of-the-art gymnasium, and classrooms on St. Joe's campus. Accessibliity to these facilities will allow ample time for indoor activites throughout of the morning. This is a tremendous opportunity, as we know the Florida summer sun is strong and hot!
This partnership provides campers with the best of both worlds; 
premier age-appropriate tennis training coupled with engaging summer activities.
Camp runs Monday-Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm. Weekly rate is $295 per week. See below for more details:

2019 Schedule

Week #1:  June 17th - June 21st

Week #2: June 24th - June 28th

Week #3: July 8th - July 12th

Week #4: July 15th - July 19th

Week #5: July 22nd - July 26th

Week #6: July 29th - Aug 2nd

*No camp the week of July 4th
CAMP PROGRAMS

Red Ball (Ages 5-7)

Orange Ball (Ages 7-10)

Green Ball (Ages 8-10)

Yellow Ball (Ages 10-12)

Red Ball players use the 36' court and racquets sized 19" - 23." Emphasis is on improving the ABC's (agility, balance, and coordination) and introducing players to the basics of tennis.
Orange Ball players use the 60' court and racquets sized 23" - 25." Emphasis is on the ability to rally, keep score, and the fundamentals of stroke technique. Players will work to develop hand-eye coordination and proper footwork.
Green Ball players use the 78' court and racquets sized 25" - 27." Players are introduced to more advanced technical and tactical concepts, such as topspin, consistency, and patience in the rally. 
Yellow Ball players use the 78' court and full size racquets. Players work to refine their mechanics, strategies, and footwork. Topics include: advanced net play, transition game, and specialty shots.

Sample Daily Schedule

7:30am-8:30am - Early Care (optional for $10/hour fee)

8:30am-8:40am - Welcome & Warm-up

8:40am-9:20am - Technical Instruction & Drills

9:20am-10:00am - Indoor Fitness & Coordination

10:00am-10:40am - Competitive Play

10:40am-11:20am - Classroom Session/Snack Break

11:20am-11:30am - Review & Stretch

11:30am-12:30pm - Packed Bag Lunch & Free Play

12:30pm-3:15pm - Selected Track (STEM, Sports, Art, Drama)

3:30pm-3:45pm - Pickup

3:30pm-4:30pm - Aftercare (optional for $10/hour fee)

CAMP STATIONS
Technical Instruction & Drills
FM Tennis is an official ​​ Great Base Tennis Affiliate. We teach solid fundamentals that are grounded in scientific fact. Players are taught the three parts of EVERY stroke: grip, swing, and body. Over the years, we have demonstrated our ability to transform  local kids from beginners into tournament champions.

Our drills always follow a progression, which enhances our player's ability to "get it and own it." Our teaching philosophy is best summarized as, "it's not what the teacher knows, but what the student learns." 


Indoor Fitness & Coordination
Held in St. Joseph's climate controlled Gymnasium, campers will perform a variety of tennis specific exercises and drills. Exercises will include: hand-eye coordination drills, agility ladders, jump-rope, obstacle courses, and core strengthening.

​The fitness is challenging indeed, but being indoors will provide a welcome respite from the sun, heat, and humidity.
Competitive Play
At FM Tennis, good sportsmanship is the #1 priority. We believe in being gracious both in victory and defeat. 

For younger campers , "competitive play"will consist of tasks where they must work together with fellow campers  to accomplish a common goal. As children get older, it becomes more appropriate for them to learn how to compete against each other.

Depending on age and skill level, concepts taught during competitve play will range from learning how to keep score and make their own line calls to singles strategy, doubles strategy, and mental toughness.
Classroom Session
FM Tennis has a designated air-conditioned classroom on campus with internet access and video projection. Red Ball campers will partake in tennis related art & crafts, while older campers will cover topics such as: tennis IQ, tennis trivia, slow-motion video analysis, chalk-talk strategy sessions, mental toughness, and character building.

CAMP REGISTRATION & MORE INFO

Advanced registration is recommended, as spaces are limited. Both the Registration Form and Enrollment Form  can be filled out and e-mailed to [email protected] Payment is required in full upon registration (checks to be made out to Whispering Pines). Blue and Yellow forms must also be provided, unless
camper is currently a student at St. Joseph's Episcopal School.
Fee for one week of camp is $295. Early care and after care are available for an additional fee.
Campers are required to bring their own lunch, snack, and water bottle. We recommend bringing your own tennis racquet, but we can provide one if needed. Camp will be held rain or shine. Our rain plan will include "indoor tennis" inside the gymnasium.