Tennis

Tennis Camp

The St. Albans tennis camp offers a fun, high-quality instruction program to participants of varying ages and abilities. The camp 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, shot selection, and stroke production. Coaches will use various teaching techniques, such as one-on-one feedback, video analysis, drills, and match play. Students will be divided into different groups based on previous tennis experience and age, assuring that each performance level receives the most appropriate and effective coaching. Various day camp activities (such as reading and arts and crafts, etc.) will be available for the 4–6 year-old, all-day campers during the afternoon session, if conditions do not allow them to be outdoors for a bit of the pm.
 one-week sessions are offered from June –August :
9:00 am–12:00 pm
$
1:00–3:30 pm
$
9:00 am–3:30 pm
$
July 2-6:
9:00 am–12:00 pm
$
1:00–3:30 pm
$
9:00 am–3:30 pm
$
Eligibility:
Boys and Girls, Grades Pre K–9 (4–15 years old; must be at least 4 years old by start of camp)

Facilities:
Tennis campers should report to 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 register all-day tennis campers -- 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 and Director of the St. Albans Tennis Club. The St. Albans varsity team has won five of the last six IAC championships (2011–2015). This year will also mark his eleventh year 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
Andrei Bacalu is Head Pro and Asst. Director of the St. Albans Tennis Club. Aside from tennis, he also serves as assistant coach for STA's soccer and wrestling programs. Originally from Moldova (Eastern Europe), Andrei is a 2013 graduate of Penn State University (spending some of those summers coaching STA's Tennis Camp), earning degrees in Economics and Russian. He has competed in pro level tennis events in the U.S. and abroad and holds the distinction as a Performance Coach from the Professional Tennis Registry.
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.