customized tennis and coordination program for kids aged
from 4 to 12 that brings the game to a size that enables
children to progress more easily and quickly. By using
size-appropriate equipment and courts, the game of tennis
becomes more fun for them, and allows kids to get right
into the action from the start. Legendary coach, Dennis
Van der Meer, taught the graduated length method throughout
his long career, and was instrumental in bringing a sponge
ball to the mainstream of teaching in the United States.
These balls, as well as a series of low compression balls,
give a bounce that produces longer and better rallies.
The shorter and narrower courts give children confidence
and ability to learn the movement techniques that will
eventually allow them to cover the whole court. The shortened
rackets have grips for smaller hands, giving kids more
control and allowing them to develop better, more versatile
Introducing your children to World Class Quickstart Tennis
at an early age will give them confidence by seeing immediate
progress. This makes them excited to continue playing
tennis. All children are evaluated and placed in age and
skill-appropriate groups. A checklist of competencies
ensures appropriate and timely progression throughout
the 10-12 week sessions.
Winter and Spring Sessions Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
between 4-6 PM (One hour sessions for short court students,
two hours for ¾ and full court students.)
QuickStart Tennis and Day Camp
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the guidance of Coach Sally, VDMs QuickStart
Coordinator, the QuickStart Tennis and Day Camp is
an exciting way for your young camper to spend the
day with the Van Der Meer staff.
Held under the covered courts of the Van Der Meer
Tennis Center, the camp will focus your child on developing
his/her tennis skills using the World Class QuickStart
Tennis format which is a customized tennis program
for kids from ages 4 up to 12 years old that brings
the game of tennis to their level so they can progress
more efficiently. By using size-appropriate equipment
and courts, the game of tennis becomes more accessible
and fun for them, and allows kids to get right into
the action from the start. Introducing your children
to World Class QuickStart Tennis at a young age will
allow them to gain confidence by seeing immediate
progress, making them more excited about continuing
While we feature tennis and conditioning, the QuickStart
Tennis and Day Camp features the perfect blend of
other activities to keep your child entertained, motivated,
and enthralled in a fun, safe, and healthy environment.
Other activities include, but are not limited to,
arts and crafts, dodgeball, soccer, hockey, water
games, snacks, and other physical play.
Wear shorts, t-shirt, tennis shoes and bring a bag
lunch. We provide everything else.
Campers who sign up for a full week or more receive
a FREE Van Der Meer World Class QuickStart t-shirt.
If you have any questions about the program or are
ready to register your junior(s), please call 800-845-6138
and choose the sales extension.
(Spring) March 10 - May 28, 2015
(Summer) June 8 - August 14, 2015
Monday - Friday
"Excellent instruction; pros try to
connect to the kids and genuinely seem to enjoy teaching"