Tennis Camp

We believe tennis is one of the greatest sports out 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. Various day camp activities (such as reading and arts and crafts, etc.) will be available for the 4–6 year-olds in the afternoons, as tennis can be a very challenging experience at a young age.  For our 7-12 year-olds, camp will include up to 30 hours of individual and team instruction, exhibition and tournament matches and the possibility to win prizes. We encourage our campers to sign up for multiple weeks to increase their opportunities to improve their tennis skills. 
Ten one-week sessions are offered from June 11–August 17:
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
Boys and Girls, Grades Pre K–11 (4–16 years old; must be at least 4 years old by start of camp. **Campers 14-16yrs old may only register for the PM session)

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 register 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)
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 twelth 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 Center. 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.