Tennis Camp for kids of all ages and abilities—from beginners to elite high school players.
The Valter Paiva Tennis Academy Thanksgiving Tennis Camp is open to players aged 5-18. Everyone from the beginner to the advanced player is encouraged to attend. All camps are taught by USPTA-certified coaches and Valter Paiva personally oversees the Camp Program.
The most important highlight of Valter Paiva Spring Break Tennis Camp is that the kids HAVE LOTS OF FUN while DISCOVERING AND ENJOYING THE GAME OF TENNIS. THE SPORT OF A LIFE TIME! Beginners will be taught the fundamentals of tennis. The intermediate players will work on developing solid ground strokes, serves and volleys. The advanced juniors will focus on fine-tuning their overall game by simulating pressure situations during game-like settings. Good sportsmanship and a positive attitude are strongly encouraged. Participants will have daily refreshment breaks consisting of Gatorade, water and NRG food bars and prizes will be awarded on Friday including one Wilson Jr. tennis racket to a lucky camper.
8:30 – 8:55 AM – Check in to camp
9:00 – 9:15 AM – Warm Ups
9:15 – 9:35 AM – Baseline Drills
9:35 – 9:55 AM – Baseline Games
9:55 – 10:10 AM – Volley Drills
10:10 – 10:30 AM – Volley Games
10:30 – 10:45 AM – Refreshment Break
10:45 – 11:00 AM – Serve Technique
11:00 – 11:20 AM – Serving Game
11:20 – 11:55 AM – Music Game
12:00 – End of our fun day of tennis!
Please avoid wearing running or cross-training shoes – especially those with black soles. The soles on these types of shoes mark the courts. Skate and fashion brands like Sketchers, Vans, Circa, DC, Etnies, etc. Will not be permitted.
2021 Thanksgiving Camp Schedule – November 22nd to 26th
Mon – Fri
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$225 / week
*All students must fill out a registration form in advance with payment in full. Cancellations are a credit on file to be used at a later date.
Thanksgiving Tennis Camp Format
We use an exciting NEW play format for learning tennis. It is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment (racquets, balls and net height).
Specialized Equipment for Kids
Shorter Court Dimensions
Rackets That Fit Kids Hands
Slow-Bounce Tennis Balls
Shorter court dimensions and modified scoring all tailored to age and size. Kids can start playing at a very early age. Balls bounce lower, don’t move as faster through the air, and are easier to hit.
Ideal for 5-8 Year Olds
Kids Learn the Fundamentals
Kids Play Real Tennis
More Fun and Less Frustration
By using this NEW format, the benefits are immediate and within a short time, kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing. That means kids will have MORE FUN and less frustration.
Tennis is a sport with lifelong benefits.Our Tennis Camps teach kids how to play tennis while having lots of fun.
Kids are placed in groups appropriate for their age and skill level to maximize learning and fun.
Small groups with skilled instructors…
We teach the basics and have fun doing it…
Beginners to elite players welcome…
Pro’s are USPTA Certified
Our Tennis Programs Help Kids
Enhance social and behavioral skills
Boost self-confidence and self-assurance
Build team leadership skills
Improve balance and hand-eye coordination
Focus on health and fitness
Make new friends in a safe, friendly, supportive environment
Centrally Located in Long Beach
1040 Park Ave, Long Beach, CA 90804
We’re Near Seal Beach | Signal Hill | Rossmoor | Huntington Beach | Fountain Valley | Westminster | Lakewood