Tennis Carnival Winners!

Go to athletic office between 9-3 to collect or call Jen at 933-7780 w/ pickup options

GTR Six-Week Tennis Session: Jack Schripsema - Emma Walters - Neveah Cobbly - Billy Roemer - Gwyn Jones

Two-Week Summer Sports Academy: Halle Kadlec - Miller Schripsema - Scarlett Schaub

Drawstring Bags: Ava S. - Gracie march - RJ Rinal - Tanner Walters - Steven

Wilson Sunglasses: Christian - CH (645-0125) - Harper Rinal - Anderson March

Tennis Ball Keychain: Deacon Amon


TENNIS ONLY (One Week) - TENNIS ONLY (Two Weeks) -  Sports Academy (Two Weeks)

Ages 4-18: 10 and Under Tennis Classes - 10 and Under Sports Academy - Middle School Classes - High School Classes

FREE Racquet - T-Shirt - Session Prize Drawings - End of Summer Tennis Carnival!​

See Sign-Up Options Below

Team Tennis and Sports Academy Overview 

The Grand Traverse Team tennis and Sports Academy is a two-week tennis and sports camp that runs Mon-Thurs from 8 am until 12 noon.

Tennis every day from 8:30 -10:00 followed by ​a 1/2 hour Fit Kids Curriculum. An expert coach from a second sport will introduce their sport from 10:30-12 Noon.The academy is endorsed by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is active with “Let’s Get Moving Northern Michigan,” Promoting all-around health and exercise in our youth.​​

The goal is to help youth build skills by playing all of the sports, instead of trying to specialize in any particular sport too early. Studies show that this can cause burnout, injury and actually underdevelop

certain areas that may be useful in the sport you eventually choose to play.  After time spent researching athletic development in young kids, it was found that early development in agility, balance and coordination (The ABC’s of Athleticism) are important to develop before the age of 10 (when the “window” starts to close on these skills; just like a language).​​

Multiple sports are one of the best, if not the best way to develop these skills and it's a lot of fun!

After a 2010 pilot program and discussions with community leaders in eight other sports, we all agreed that as “educators” it is important that we encourage kids to play all the sports in order to develop fully as athletes.This would prevent injury and promote physical activity in our youth. Because of this, the Team Tennis and Sports Academy was created!

Sign-up for the Sports Academy or a Tennis Only session below


Check out the Sports Academy concept video on the left with Dr. Dan Gould of Michigan State University

See what Dr. Pat Friedli has to say about kids staying active playing multiple sports



RED COURT

  • Ages 4-6
  • 23" Racquet
  • 36' Court
  • Foam/Red Balls

ORANGE COURT

  • Ages 7-10
  • 25" Racquet
  • 60' Court
  • Orange Balls

GREEN COURT

  • Ages 7-10
  • 25/27" Racquet
  • 78' Full Court
  • Green Balls

YELLOW COURT

  • Middle/High School Classes
  • Own 27" Racquets
  • 78' Full Court
  • Yellow Balls

SESSION I - June 13 - June 23 (Tennis Only - 2 Weeks)

Sign up for either our 8:30 - 10:00 AM Class or our 10:30 - 12 Noon class.  One and a half hours of tennis fun and instruction!  Learn all of the basic strokes and basic singles and doubles strategies sandwiched in between a lot of fun games that will get your child PLAYING TENNIS FAST!  Bring something to drink and wear sunscreen.  We will go inside if it is raining. Eight days of tennis (Monday - Thursday each week)
Cost: $75 $65 IF REGISTERED BY FRIDAY JUNE 3


SESSION II - June 27 - July 1 (Tennis Only - 1 Week)

Sign up for either our 8:30 - 10:00 AM Class or our 10:30 - 12 Noon class.  One and a half hours of tennis fun and instruction!  Learn all of the basic strokes and basic singles and doubles strategies sandwiched in between a lot of fun games that will get your child PLAYING TENNIS FAST!  Bring something to drink and wear sunscreen.  We will go inside if it is raining. Five days of tennis (Monday - Friday)
Cost: $45 $35 IF REGISTERED BY FRIDAY JUNE 3


SESSION III - July 11 - July 21 (Tennis Only - 2 Weeks)

Sign up for either our 8:30 - 10:00 AM Class or our 10:30 - 12 Noon class.  One and a half hours of tennis fun and instruction!  Learn all of the basic strokes and basic singles and doubles strategies sandwiched in between a lot of fun games that will get your child PLAYING TENNIS FAST!  Bring something to drink and wear sunscreen.  We will go inside if it is raining. Eight days of tennis (Monday - Thursday each week)
Cost: $75 $65 IF REGISTERED BY FRIDAY JUNE 3


SESSION IV - July 25 - August 4 - SPORTS ACADEMY 

Tennis Plus an Alternate Sport (10 and Under Players).
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 12 Noon (7:30 pre-camp if needed)
Play tennis, take a break and then play a new sport each day.  Same tennis instructions as earlier sessions.  Goal is to have fun and develop important skills by playing all the sports, before the A-B-C "window" closes. Also great for finding out which sports your child is interested in! Alternate sports taught by TC Experts in that sport.

DAILYSCHEDULE
7:30 - 8:30 - Pre-Camp (If needed)
8:30 - 10:00 - Tennis skills and drills
10:00 - 10:30 - Snack Time and ACE FitKids
10:30 - 12 Noon - Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Gymnastics, Tae-Kwon-Do, Volleyball, Lacrosse

Cost: $140 $115 IF REGISTERED BY JUNE 3
($65 - Tennis Only By June 3)


Middle School Drill and Play (4 Weeks)

Tuesday/Thursday 10:30 - 12 Noon (Two 4-Week Sessions)

One and a half hours of professional instruction with Coach Mick, USPTA.  Learn the technical strokes and tactics needed for you to become successful at both singles and doubles.  Plenty of match play each day.
Cost: $60/ each 4-week session


High School Drill and Play (8 Weeks or By Class)

Tuesday/Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 PM

One hour of drilling followed by one hour of supervised match play.  Players in this class are interested in playing high school varsity or junior varsity tennis.  Younger advanced junior players are also welcome to join this class.
Cost: $160/ 8 weeks or $12/class