Tennis

Tennis Camp

We believe tennis is one of the greatest sports out there...one that can be played for a lifetime! If your child shows any interest at all, our camp presents a perfect opportunity for he/she to build on their aptitude and gain confidence.

The St. Albans Tennis Camp offers a fun, high-quality instruction program to participants of varying ages and abilities. Our tennis instructors will focus on teaching tennis techniques and strategies, building strength and endurance, improving agility, and enhancing players’ coordination and speed. Players will also work on improving their mental toughness. Our coaches will use various teaching techniques, such as one-on-one feedback, video analysis, and special drills.

As soon as our campers arrive, they will be greeted with enthusiasm and positive energy ready to take on the day. Campers will be evaluated and divided into different groups based on previous tennis experience and age, assuring that each performance level receives the most appropriate and effective coaching.  Instruction will be available throughout the camp day, even though in the PM session, opportunites to play matches or focus on game play (for suitable players) is a focus. We encourage our campers to sign up for multiple weeks to increase their opportunities to improve their tennis skills. 
Weeks Offered
Week 1: June 8-12
Week 2: June 15-19
Week 3: June 22-26
Week 4: June 29-July 2*
Week 5: July 6-10
Week 6: July 13-17
Week 7: July 20-24
Week 8: July 27-31
Week 9: Aug 3-7
*No camp Friday, July 3

Times & Costs for Weeks 1-3, 5-9:
Morning Session
9:00 am–12:00 pm
$310
Afternooon Session
1:00–3:30 pm
$310
Full Day
9:00 am–3:30 pm
$480


Times & Costs for Week 4:
Morning Session
9:00 am–12:00 pm
$250
Afternooon Session
1:00–3:30 pm
$250
Full Day
9:00 am–3:30 pm
$390


Eligibility:
Boys and Girls, Grades Pre K–10 (4–14 years old; must be at least 4 years old by start of camp. **Older campers and esp. those with a bit more tennis experience, may find the PM session affords more opportunity for point/game play.

Facilities:
Tennis campers should report to Zone B (the Herman Entry Plaza) on Pilgrim Road, from which they'll be escorted to the Tennis Center at camp time.
What to Bring to Camp
  • Tennis racket
  • Tennis shoes (running shoes are not allowed)
  • Appropriate tennis clothing, any color
  • Hat (recommended)
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Lunch (for all-day tennis campers or those going to another afternoon STA activity)
  • Swimsuit (optional, for registered all-day tennis campers 6yrs or older -- Campers will have the option to swim for part of their lunch period before returning to tennis courts.)
  • Change of clothes (optional)
Director
Karim Najdi is the head Varsity Tennis Coach at St. Albans School, in addition to Director of the St. Albans Tennis Center, Assistant Athletic Director, as well as a teacher. The St. Albans varsity team have won six IAC championships (2011–2015, 2018) under his leadership. He recently stepped down as Director of the St. Albans Summer Programs. Prior to his work at St. Albans, he was head tennis coach at the National Cathedral School. Coach Najdi is a USTA-certified “high performance” coach, who also holds the USPTA’s “Elite Professional” certification.
Assistant Director
H’cone is a certified USPTA tennis professional who joined the St. Albans tennis staff in 2017. For the past 19 years, H’cone has taught private, semi- private, and group lessons. Prior to joining St. Albans, H’cone was the director of junior tennis at Woodmont Country Club. He has worked with children and adults, beginners to world class players, ranging from ages 3 to 90. H’cone has coached teams and conducted a variety of clinics including cardio tennis, singles, doubles, and introduction to tennis clinics. H’cone graduated from Lafayette College where he Played #1 singles and doubles and holds the record as the most winning player in Lafayette singles history. After college, H’cone played in the Davis Cup for the Bahamas and competed on the futures circuit. He has been stringing tennis rackets for more than 20 years. H’cone enjoys working with players of all levels and is looking forward to leading summer camp.
Located in Washington, D.C., St. Albans Summer Programs – a combined summer camp and summer school for area and out-of-town boys and girls in grades Pre-K through 12 – provides half- and full-day academic and art classes and athletic camps for football, golf, rowing, swimming, and tennis at state-of-the-art athletic facilities.