Whether campers are new to tennis or are experienced players, our Tennis Camp delivers high-level instruction that helps campers to build self-confidence. Training focuses on tennis technique, groundstrokes, volleys, serves, and more. All tennis campers are grouped by age and ability, so everyone has fun and learns the strategies that will make their game better. Small groups rotate to a different counselor and activity each morning, providing players with a dynamic routine that keeps them engaged, with a maximum player-to-coach ratio of 6:1. Our tennis program also provides the opportunity for coached match play.
Tennis Camp – Entering Grades 2 – 8
Features of the Tennis Camp include:
- Ability appropriate instruction
- Individualized instruction
- Training in game strategy
- Free swim time for full-day campers
Campers are required to provide their own tennis equipment.
Mandatory Tennis Equipment:
– Neat attire including shorts or skirt with pockets to hold at least one ball
– Racquet (labeled with camper’s name; no cover)
TENNIS PROGRAM OPTIONS
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A full day of tennis instruction and games. Great for campers who want a full day tennis experience. Includes free swim time for all campers.
TENNIS AM CAMP
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
A morning tennis clinic for building skills, improving strokes and serves, and developing match strategy. Campers leave before lunch.
TENNIS + DAY CAMP
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Campers spend the morning in the Tennis AM Camp, and then the afternoon participating in day camp activities, including swimming each day.
Meet the Coach
Coach Karen Naylor-Riobueno
Tennis Camp Director
(21 years at Fessenden)
Karen Naylor-Riobueno is a USPTR-certified Professional level teacher and coach with over 30 years of playing and teaching experience. As a Junior player, she was National Champion in Venezuela several years in a row and holds titles in international tournaments in both singles and doubles. As a teaching pro, Karen has coached children and adults at Longwood Cricket Club and the Mount Auburn Club, in addition to coaching at the intercollegiate level at Simmons College for 13 years. In 2017, she was named Coach of the Year for the Eastern Independent League and currently serves on the Collegiate Committee for the USTA. Karen has been the Director of the Fessenden Tennis Academy for 19 years. Karen received a Masters from Simmons College.
My favorite book is…
Blink, by Michael Gladwell.
My favorite movie is…
Dog Day Afternoon.
What I love about Tennis Camp is…
Starting the day with a demonstration of a stroke and an introduction of a tip that campers will remember as they practice. Also, I love seeing the growth that happens by the end of the week.