Parents have many choices when looking at great summer activities for their children. There are camps, theme parks, play dates, summer school, trips, vacations and more. Camps are a great way for children to broaden their horizons, make new friends, build independence and learn new skills.
Tennis camps are a great way for youngsters to learn a sport and a skill that can last a lifetime. Unlike many sports, tennis can be played through life. There are national championship tournaments for 10 and under through 80+ and over divisions. Most team sports require large numbers of others to participate, tennis can be played with just one other person, thus making for greater opportunities to play. As time goes on, it will provide a great workout for not only staying in shape now and keeping your kids active, but for later in life as well.
In addition to being able to play throughout life, tennis teaches kids about sportsmanship, independence, fair play and self reliance. How many sports do you know of that allow the players to be their own umpires? There is strategy as well as skill. Tennis is the one unique athletic opportunity where you can play as an individual yet compete for a team.
In summary, the sport of tennis can you provide your child with the foundations for meeting new people and making new friends as well as enriching their lives in a much deeper way. It is, after all, a sport that can be enjoyed by every age and every ability level. You’re never too old, or too young.