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Lobs & Lessons Summer Program

Summer 2021 announcement
Summer 2021 Lobs & Lessons in-person camps are suspended. In place of camps, Lobs & Lessons will offer modified, small group programs, clinics and lessons with proper public protocols to ensure the health and safety of our families and staff. 
The decision to suspend camps was made by VCU out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing pandemic.
We are saddened to not hold traditional summer camps but excited to create new opportunities for our campers.

Check back soon for updated offerings and registration

Lobs & Lessons

Summer 2021 COVID-19 update: All VCU residential camps on campus for summer 2021 are suspended. In-person day camps will resume.

Lobs & Lessons summer camps offer tennis, outdoor adventure games, college/career exploration and healthy lifestyle activities for rising 1st through 12th graders. Children will meet new friends, learn to play tennis, 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 beginner and intermediate tennis players. Multiskillz drills will help develop agility, balance, and coordination important for any sport.

Unfortunately summer registration will not open March 15th as anticipated. We expect an updated decision within the next two weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Summer 2021 Theme: Olympics – “Hope Lights Our Way”

In honor of the challenges of 2020 and upcoming Tokyo Olympics, this year’s Olympic theme will focus on five core principles: hope, peace, acceptance, support and encouragement. The camp is designed to bring people together through sport, messages of support, acceptance and encouragement of one another. The Olympic flame symbolizes the ability to promote peace and hope to the world.

Precautions for Summer 2021

All camps will take place at the Mary and Frances Youth Center (MFYC). The one exception is Young Aces Camp, which will be a split location with MFYC and the First Tee of Greater Richmond. Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will not offer swimming this summer. Our camp ratios will be reduced in size to meet social distance protocols. Please see our summer programs manual for more detailed information.

Cost

$199 per week for Mini, Lil’, Jr. and Top LOBsters camp

$99 for Senior LOBsters

Daily schedule

9 – 9:15 a.m. – Drop-off & Breakfast


9:15 – 10:15 a.m. – Teambuilding


10:15 – 11:45 a.m. – Tennis Skills Stations


11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch


12:30 – 1:45 p.m. – Indoor Activity (Art, College & Career exploration)

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. – Tennis Games & Cross Training 


2:45 – 3:45 p.m. – Water Games


3:45 – 4 p.m. – Pick up

Camp Sessions

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.

This age group will use 36' tennis courts and red 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 36’ court.

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 play. Youth will learn to rally with control, with a focus on technical and tactical skills.

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. The 60’ skills stations will help youth learn technique and control, transitioning to full courts for point play and matches. 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!

9 a.m. to Noon

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. The 60’ skills stations will help youth learn technique and control, transitioning to full courts for point play and matches. 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!