The Drysdale Tennis School has amazing facilities for a junior program! With eight red clay courts, six hard courts, two indoor courts, a multi purpose 15,000 sq ft indoor recreation space and an indoor swimming pool, there is an abundant amount space to keep your child active and learning all day long.
For advanced tournament level and college players we offer private lessons and can arrange matches with players of all levels. With a staff including current and previous college and pro level players we have the ability to push your child no matter what their level.
All junior programs are located just minutes walk from the Stratton Village which includes fine dining, cafes, shopping, live music and is the center for a host of outdoor activities, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and gondola rides. With these great activities so close at hand you'll find plenty to keep yourself occupied while your child enjoys their day. Or join a tennis program yourself and then check out the off-court activities as a family!
For all your junior tennis needs in summer and winter The Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton Mountain Resort is able to provide the "ultimate tennis experience."
Andrew Decker, Director of Tennis
Andrew has been working on Stratton seasonally since 2009 when CDT first came to the resort and has now returned as the year round Director of Tennis. Currently certified at the highest PTR coaching level, Decker comes to Stratton Mountain from teaching positions he held at Middlebury Racquet Club in Connecticut, and Weymouth Club and Cedardale Health and Fitness in the Boston metropolitan area. All three clubs have recently been recognized as USTA New England Clubs of the Year.
My child is an advanced player, is it worthwhile for them to attend camp?
All players regardless of skill have areas they can improve on; our aim is to provide them with the tools and opportunity to train hard while improving their game. The instructors all have significant playing and coaching experience ensuring your child will receive the best possible instruction. As a player's skills levels get higher we adapt the drills and match play to suit.
How do you decide on the groups the children are in?
For the instruction and match play portions of the day we divide the camp into small group according to ability and age. We are able to adjust these groups as often as we feel necessary. Each group works on similar aspects of the game but in a way that relates to the specific group and is best suited for their abilities. It is our intention to have the most evenly matched groups. If you or your child has a concern, please alert us so that we can help make the experience positive for all.
What should my child pack for tennis camp?
All your child needs is gym clothing, sneakers or tennis shoes, a racquet, and a bathing suit if they wish to swim. We also encourage children to bring sunscreen and wear a hat. If your child does not have a racquet then we do a limited number of spares that can be used.
Can my child take private lessons?
Private lessons can be scheduled at the end of the camp day. If an instructor is available then a private lesson may be scheduled during swimming time at the additional private lesson cost.
What if it rains?
We move indoors and adjust our schedule to fit as many as possible in the best possible environment. We have two indoor courts as well as the 15,000 sq ft recreation space for indoor tennis, basketball, soccer and floor hockey.
What happens if a camper breaks the rules?
We take our responsibility of ensuring a camper's safety very seriously; therefore our enforcement of rules and regulations is quite strict. Cliff Drysdale Tennis reserves the right to remove a child from camp and send them home without refund should their actions break the rules and/or endanger themselves, their peers, or our staff.
My daughters are still talking about how much they loved Cliff Drysdale Tennis camp in Stratton, VT. The pros and counselors were terrific! The kids played a lot of tennis and also enjoyed activities such as swimming, soccer and pizza parties. Our family enjoyed the adult tennis clinic as well as the tennis day camp this past summer, and will look into the sleepaway camp for next summer for the kids.—C.M., Sept. 2009
Scott and his team are incredible. We have young children, this was their first sports camp away from home (we were on vacation at Stratton). The team really worked well together, and got our kids focused upon the game of tennis. It was a great experience for all.—D.G., Sept. 2009
It is the best camp my 3 boys ever attended-- have a 9, 7, and 4 year old and I think it is amazing that the counselors were able to engage all of them to such an extent that they adored every day while learning a lot. They can’t wait for next summer! In all honesty, no weaknesses whatsoever-- I have never had an experience where every counselor was fabulous but these counselors really were-- every one!—J.S., Sept. 2009
I had 2 of my children in the tennis camp they were 5 and 6 and they both LOVED it. There were various ages and the director was able to organize the courts to ability of play well. It was an all round mixture of tennis games and just fun that I think any age would love. While the kids were in camp I enjoyed private lessons and clinics, which I enjoyed and will do again. Great work out and good instruction. —C.J, Sept. 2009
This was my daughters first year at a week long Tennis Camp. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Just the right mix of instruction, court time, fun and swimming. My only suggestion is to provide parents with an outline of what the children worked on at camp and suggestions for continued practice.—R.P, Oct. 2009
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