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Lobs & Lessons Summer Program

Lobs & Lessons Summer Camps offer tennis, swimming, outdoor adventure games and healthy lifestyle activities for rising 1st through 9th graders. Children will meet new friends, learn how to make healthy snacks and spend time learning about their future. The camp will teach QuickStart Tennis (QST)utilize Net Generation and is designed for new or beginner tennis players. All camps will include sports and games from around the world featuring music, food and culture.

All camp activities, except swimming, will take place at the Mary and Frances Youth Center. Participants will swim every day indoors at the Cary Street gym next to the Mary and Frances Youth Center.

Summer 2020 Theme: OLYMPICS

Registration is now live. Register online here.

In celebration of the Tokyo Olympics, this year’s tennis camp will instill a word of the day that reflects how “hope lights our way.” Daily activities such as community service, nutrition, career exploration and art will be used to focus and explore this year’s Olympic values of Hope, Peace, Acceptance, Encouragement and Support. Youth will represent countries from around the world, work on their tennis skills and compete in the Olympic games at the end of the week.

Daily schedule

9 – 9:30 a.m. – Drop-off & Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Teambuilding
10:30 a.m. – Noon – Tennis Skills Stations
Noon – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Indoor Activity (Art, Nutrition, Career Exploration)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Tennis Games
2:30 – 4 p.m. – Swimming
4 p.m. – Pick up

Cost

$225 per week. Senior LOBsters is $150 per week.

The MFYC has closed the Discovery summer program, and it will no longer be offered. 

Lobs & Lessons

Camp Descriptions

Camp Session Dates

Mini LOBsters:

June 22-26, 2020

Rising 1st and 2nd graders

This age group will use 36' tennis courts and foam balls to learn tennis. Agility, balance and coordination activities will help build skills important for any sport. Youth will not only learn tennis, but participate in daily teambuilding games and swimming at the Cary St. Gym. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, with a daily enrichment activity after lunch that explores nutrition and careers!

Lil’ LOBsters

June 29-July 3, 2020

Rising 3rd and 4th graders

This age group will use 36' tennis courts and red felt balls to learn tennis. Agility, balance and coordination activities will help build skills important for any sport. Youth will not only learn tennis, but participate in daily teambuilding games and swimming at the Cary St. Gym. Breakfast and lunch are provided, with a daily enrichment activity after lunch that explores nutrition and careers!

Jr. LOBsters

July 6-10, 2020

Rising 5th and 6th graders

This age group will use 36' and 60' tennis courts with orange balls to learn tennis. The short court skills stations will help youth learn technique and control, transitioning to the 60’ courts for point play and games. Youth will learn all the basic tennis shots and then put them into practice during point and match play. Youth will not only learn tennis, but participate in daily teambuilding games and swimming at the Cary St. Gym. Breakfast and lunch are provided, with a daily enrichment activity after lunch that explores nutrition and careers!

Top LOBsters

July 13-17, 2020

Rising 7th through 9th graders

This age group will use 60' and 78' tennis courts with orange and green balls to learn tennis. The 60’ skills stations will help youth learn technique and control, transitioning to full courts for point play and matches. Youth will learn all the basic shots in tennis, practice playing points and learn singles and doubles strategy. Youth will not only learn tennis, but participate in daily teambuilding games and swimming at the Cary St. Gym. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, with a daily enrichment activity after lunch that explores nutrition and careers!

Young Aces Camp

July 27-31, 2020

Rising 3rd-5th graders

The First Tee of Greater Richmond is teaming up with Lobs & Lessons to bring a combination golf and tennis camp for rising 3rd through 5th graders! Youth will start their day at The Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range where they will learn various golf techniques and participate in interactive games. After lunch, youth will be transported to the Mary and Frances Youth Center to round out their day with tennis and swimming.

Senior LOBsters

July 27-31, 2020

Rising 9th-12th graders

This half day camp (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) allows campers to play matches and/or join their high school tennis team. Full courts and green/yellow balls will be used to develop technical and tactical skills throughout the week, culminating in an end-of-week tournament to put what they have learned into action.