Camargo Junior Program

August 23, 2021 – May 20, 2022

At Camargo, we offer many social and competitive Junior tennis playing opportunities and events. We believe that the best pathway to improve includes quality clinics, quality private lessons and challenging match play.
**New this year. We have developed a skills evaluation program to properly move your ascending player into the appropriate group regardless of age, as long as the young player is able to maturely follow the coaches instruction & accomplish the skills test. The sky is the limit!
We are committed to offering the best instruction in the area. Our goal is to positively challenge kids to compete in a safe and rewarding environment. Camargo Racquet Club is committed to maintaining a student-teaching pro ratio of one pro for every 4-7 students. Camargo Racquet Club has 5 distinct levels of development to suit the needs of all junior player levels from toddlers to tournament players.
Please contact Chris Thatcher for any additional information.

Tennis Tots: (red dot & foam ball)

Tuesday/Friday 4:30 – 5:30pm

Tennis tots play on smaller courts that are sized to ensure a successful experience for your child.  Tots use lighter, slower-moving red dot and foam balls.  This program is for the beginning player ages 4-6 years with a focus on fun drills and games that will spark an interest in tennis for kids.  Hand-eye coordination drills will help develop athletic abilities that are applicable to many sports.  Juniors will also learn the basics of tennis strokes and rules of the game.

Developing Players  (orange dot & green dot ball)

Tuesday/Friday 4:30 – 6:00pm

Developing Players are advanced beginner to intermediate players who are still learning the fundamentals of stroke production and how to play matches.  These players will range in age from approximately 7 –10 years old depending on their ability level.  The focus of this program will be on stroke development, fun drills, games and beginning match play.  The USTA 10 & under format of using lighter, slower bouncing balls is incorporated as needed.

Developing Players   (yellow ball)    (ages 11 yrs. & up)

Tuesday/Friday  4:30 – 6:00pm

The goal of this program is to offer the teenager who plays multiple sports an appropriate playing level where he or she can develop the skills required to become an excellent social tennis player for life.  At this level,  introductory drills relating to setting up and finishing points will be introduced to develop the teenager into a competitive  Middle School, Junior Varsity or Varsity High School tennis player.//Doubles strategy will be an important focus in this group as most High School players play doubles.

Player’s Program

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 4 – 6pm

The mission of this program is to bring together dedicated youth tennis players and place them in a competitive atmosphere where they have the opportunity to reach their ultimate potential. This is a select group designed for players who are committed to developing their game and seeking to become higher performance tournament players. Drills and competitive games will place strong emphasis on athletic development, stroke production, serve development, mental toughness, and strategy. Most of these juniors at this level are already playing at an advanced level, and should attend at least 2 days of clinics per week. These players are consistently taking private lessons & playing tournaments throughout the year.
Program Directors & staff will make sure that the players are coordinating their schedules with the best tournaments in the area and beyond. Playing in the correct tournaments will ensure the best possible ranking and competition for your child.

Tournament Players  –  Select

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 4 – 6pm

Camargo Select program is designed for the more seasoned tournament players looking to play at a high level in the Ohio Valley and Midwest divisions. This elite program will provide college style practices that use high intensity drills and point play games that are designed to help each player fully develop each skill set needed to be a top junior in the area and in the nation. We will work to develop all aspects of each players game, from their fundamentals if needed through court positioning , shot selection & learning to adapt to playing different types of players & game styles. With the coaching staff made up of current Division 1 college coaches & former collegiate tennis players, we will challenge the players both physically & mentally as well as being able to provide hands on assistance in getting each athlete advanced toward college placement. This program will be invitational only in order to keep the quality of the program at the highest level possible.