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Lobs & Lessons Summer Program

2023 Summer Camps

Registration Opens March 1, 2023

Lobs & Lessons Camps

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 utilize Net Generation, a curriculum with smaller modified courts, racquets and balls, and is designed for new or beginner tennis players. 

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 center. Youth will not only learn tennis, but participate in daily team building games and enrichment activities that explore nutrition, art and careers!

Camp Dates

Young Aces Camp (rising 3rd-6th): July 10-14

Young Aces Camp is held in partnership with the First Tee of Greater Richmond. This full day experience for rising 3rd-6th graders takes place at both the First Tee of Greater Richmond and the Mary and Frances Youth Center each day. Youth will spend the morning playing tennis at MFYC, with youth being transported to First Tee for golf in the afternoons. *Note: drop off is at MFYC and pickup at First Tee*

Mini LOBsters (rising 1st-2nd): July 17-21

This age group will use 36' tennis courts and foam balls to learn tennis. Youth will learn basic stroke mechanics of tennis through fun tennis games and rallies! Movement related activities along with self and partner rallying skills will help your child start learning the fundamentals for future development.

Lil’ LOBsters (rising 3rd-4th): July 24-28

This age group will use 36' and 60' tennis courts and red/orange felt balls to learn tennis. Youth will learn the basic stroke mechanics of tennis through fun tennis games and rallies! Youth will learn rallying skills and fundamentals for their future development. The short court activities will help youth learn movement, technique, and control, so they can start to develop consistency on the court.

Jr. LOBsters (rising 5th-6th): July 31-August 4

This age group will use 60' and 78' tennis courts with orange/green balls to learn tennis. The short court skills stations will help youth learn technique and control, transitioning to the full court for point play and games. Youth will learn all the basic tennis shots and then put them into practice during point play. Youth will learn to rally with control, with a focus on technical and tactical skills.

Top LOBsters (rising 7th-9th): August 7-11

This age group will use 78' tennis courts with green/yellow balls to learn tennis. The 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 focus on fundamentals, work ethic, and overall ball control. This is a great camp for the new and aspiring middle school or high school tennis player!

Camp Cost

Early Bird Registration (February 15-March 15, 2023): $250

Registration (March 16-May 15, 2023): $275

Just in Time Registration (May 16-June 16, 2023): $300

Daily Schedule

9:00-9:30am Drop off / Breakfast
9:30-10:30am Teambuilding
10:30-12:00pm Tennis
12:00-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:30pm Art / Career / Nutrition Lessons
1:30-2:00pm Games
2:00-3:30pm Swimming
3:30-4:00pm Snack / Pickup*
*Young Aces Camp ends at 3pm, with pickup from 3:00-3:30pm*

Policies and Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis and based upon financial need. If awarded, the enrollment cost is reduced by 50% for the program.

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