Junior Camp Program (ages 6-17)
The Holabird Sports Tennis Camp at UMBC caters to junior players (ages 6-18) of all skill levels. Whether you're a beginner or a tournament player, our camps are a great opportunity to build solid techniques and learn new skills, all while developing great camaraderie and sportsmanship.
During each week-long camp session, our experienced coaching staff will offer training to help develop your singles and/or doubles game. Campers will receive on-court instruction, strategy presentations, match play opportunities, and more. At the end of each camp session, each camper will receive a personalized evaluation of strengths and weaknesses to aid their continued on-court development.
Campers will be evaluated on the first day and placed in groups to maximize their potential. The program includes one continuous week of instruction and campers may select Overnight, Extended Day, Full Day, or Half Day for each session attended. The camp has plenty to offer for players of all ability levels—from beginners to advanced players.
Session Dates & Options
We offer a wide variety of camp options to suit your needs. There are three camp session dates to choose from and all sessions are available for overnight, extended day, full day, and half day campers.
SESSION 1: July 6 - July 11
SESSION 2: July 13 - July 18
SESSION 3: July 20 - July 25
THE FULL TENNIS EXPERIENCE
Player Evaluation: Sunday 1pm-3pm
THE PINT-SIZED TENNIS EXPERIENCE
Player Evaluation: Sunday 1pm-3pm
Sample Daily Schedule
7:30am - Wake up, Breakfast
8:45am - Stretch, Warm up
9:15am - Tennis Instruction, Drills
11:45am - Half Day Campers Depart
12:00pm - Lunch, Recovery, Free Time
2:00pm - Tennis Instruction, Match play
4:00pm - Full Day Campers Depart
5:00pm - Rest, Shower, Dinner
7:00pm - Evening Activity
9:00pm - Extended Day Campers Depart
9:30pm - Return to Rooms
10:00pm - Lights Out
- Video analysis
- Stroke development
- Refinement for basic & advanced skills
- Use of spin
- Repetitive/tactical drills
- Situational play
- Singles & doubles strategy
- Footwork applications
- Match play experience
- Mental edge training
- Opportunities for one-on-one coaching
- Opportunities for tournament training
- Up to 30 hours of tennis instruction
- Tennis camp t-shirt
- Goal setting worksheets
- Exhibition matches
- Camp prizes
- Awards ceremony
- Personal evaluation
During group sessions the student to teacher ratio will not exceed 5:1. Opportunities for 1:1 coaching will also be available to every participant.
Campers eat their meals in the True Grit's dining hall at UMBC. True Grit's features all-you-care-to-eat dining and offers something for everyone—including special diets and picky eaters. Offerings change daily and include nutritious made-to-order items, entrees, sides, Italian favorites, sandwiches, a fresh salad bar, and much more. Kosher, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free offerings are included in the daily menu.
Off Court & Evening Activities
Overnight and Extended Day campers participate in supervised recreational activities off the courts. The cost to particpate in off court and evening activities is included in the registration price. Schedule and weather permitting, activities may include:
- Movie night at the movie theater
- Miniature golf
- Baltimore Orioles baseball game
- Camp Olympics
- Scavenger hunt on campus
- Duckpin bowling
Dorms & Overnight Camp Supervision
Overnight campers will sleep on campus in dorms with 2 campers per room (some triples may be available but are not guaranteed). Camp staff resides in the dorm with the campers to provide supervision. The location of the dormitory will be announced to participants closer to the start of camp.
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
The camp is held at the UMBC Retriever Tennis Complex, a state-of-the-art facility that boasts eight outdoor courts, four indoor courts (for inclement weather), an advanced lighting system, bleacher seating, and a patio area.