Intensive Tennis Camp for Youth: A Springboard to a Promising Future on the Court


Do you dream of seeing your young tennis champion reach new heights on the court? Then our intensive tennis camp for youth is the ideal solution to launch their career in this exciting sport. With intensive and personalized training sessions, our camp provides young players with the opportunity to develop their technical and tactical skills while enhancing their endurance and agility.

We focus on teaching advanced techniques, learning effective game strategies, and building the physical fitness required to shine on the court. Our experienced and passionate coaches will provide participants with expert guidance and push them to exceed their limits, while ensuring they fully enjoy the experience.

Join us at our intensive tennis camp for youth and help your child thrive in the competitive world of tennis. There's no better way to develop their potential on the court and give them a chance to succeed in this challenging sport. Sign up now to secure their spot and give them the opportunity to reap all the benefits our camp has to offer.

The Benefits of Participating in an Intensive Tennis Camp

If you dream of seeing your young tennis champion reach new heights on the court, our intensive tennis camp for youth is the ideal solution to kickstart their career in this exciting sport. Through intensive and personalized training sessions, our camp offers young players the opportunity to develop their technical and tactical skills while enhancing their endurance and agility.

A Typical Day at an Intensive Tennis Camp

A typical day at our intensive tennis camp is filled with stimulating activities and continuous learning. Early in the morning, participants wake up eagerly, ready to take on the challenges awaiting them on the court. After a healthy and balanced breakfast to recharge their batteries, players head to the tennis courts, where they are welcomed by our experienced and passionate coaches.

The morning is dedicated to technical training sessions, focusing on improving basic strokes such as serving, backhand, and forehand. Players work in small groups, receiving personalized attention from our coaches, who guide and correct them to help perfect their technique. These intensive sessions allow young players to develop their coordination, precision, and power, essential elements for success on the court.

After a well-deserved lunch break, players return to the courts for tactical exercises and practice matches. These sessions aim to improve decision-making, game reading, and the ability to adapt to different match situations. Players learn to develop an effective game strategy, exploit their opponents' weaknesses, and optimize their strengths. These real-game exercises allow young players to put into practice what they have learned during the technical sessions in the morning, thereby boosting their confidence in their skills.

Skills and Techniques Taught in Intensive Tennis Camps

Our intensive tennis camp focuses on teaching advanced techniques, effective game strategies, and the development of the physical fitness required to shine on the court. Our experienced coaches use innovative teaching methods to impart these essential skills to young players.

One of the key skills taught in our camp is mastering different types of shots, such as forehand, backhand, serve, lob, and smash. Players learn to execute these shots with precision, power, and consistency, enabling them to handle all game situations. Additionally, we emphasize improving hand-eye coordination, balance, and mobility, which are essential elements for success on the court.

In addition to technical skills, we also teach young players effective game strategies. Players learn to analyze their opponents' game, identify weaknesses and strengths, and adjust their strategy accordingly. They also develop their ability to read the game, anticipate opponents' movements, and make quick and intelligent decisions on the court.

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The Best Tennis Exercises for Young Players

When it comes to developing the skills of young tennis players, it is essential to choose appropriate exercises that stimulate their growth and progression. Here are some of the best recommended tennis exercises for young players:

1. Short ball exercise

This exercise aims to improve shot accuracy and control. Players are placed near the net and must hit short balls, trying to land them in a specific area of the court. This requires them to adjust their technique and develop a delicate touch, essential for subtle shots such as drop shots and volleys.

2. Wall exercise

This exercise is ideal for working on hand-eye coordination and shot consistency. Players hit the ball against a wall and must return it accurately every time. This helps them develop their timing, control, and consistency, while building confidence in their skills.

3. Lateral movement exercise

This exercise aims to improve lateral movement speed and responsiveness on the court. Players stand on a line and perform quick lateral movements from side to side, responding to signals given by the coach. This enhances their agility, balance, and ability to change direction quickly, which is essential for effectively covering the court.

Nutrition and Fitness Tips for Young Tennis Players

Good nutrition and adequate fitness are essential to help young tennis players reach their full potential on the court. Here are some tips to help them maintain a balanced diet and develop their physical fitness:

1. Balance macronutrients

It is important for young tennis players to consume balanced meals that include an adequate combination of proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Proteins aid in muscle recovery, carbohydrates provide energy, and healthy fats support overall health. Encourage them to include lean protein sources, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and seeds in their daily diet.

2. Stay hydrated

Hydration is crucial for maintaining optimal performance on the court. Make sure your child drinks enough water before, during, and after training sessions. Encourage them to have a water bottle handy at all times and to drink regularly to prevent dehydration.

3. Build physical fitness

In addition to on-court training sessions, it is important to incorporate fitness exercises into your child's training program. This may include cardiovascular exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming, as well as strength training exercises such as push-ups, squats, and lunges. Muscle strengthening and cardiovascular endurance help improve overall performance on the court.

Mental Preparation and Sports Psychology in Tennis

Tennis is a sport that requires not only technical and physical skills, but also strong mental preparation. Sports psychology plays a crucial role in a tennis player's performance, and it is important to teach young players strategies to develop their mental resilience and concentration.

1. Visualization

Visualization is a powerful technique that allows tennis players to mentally prepare before a match. Encourage your child to imagine game scenarios, see themselves successfully executing shots, anticipate opponents' movements, and feel confident in their abilities. Visualization can help build self-confidence, improve concentration, and reduce anxiety before a match.

2. Stress management

Stress is an integral part of sports competition, and it is important to teach young players how to effectively manage stress to maintain optimal performance. Encourage them to develop relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and meditation, which can help them calm down and refocus during stressful moments.

3. Goal setting

Helping your child set clear and achievable goals can help them maintain motivation and track their progress. Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). Encourage your child to set short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals, and to develop an action plan to achieve them.

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How to Choose the Right Intensive Tennis Course for Your Child?

When it comes to choosing the right intensive tennis course for your child, it is important to consider several factors. Here are some tips to help you make the right decision:

1. Experience level

Consider your child's experience level when choosing an intensive tennis course. Some camps are designed for beginners, while others are aimed at more advanced players. Make sure to choose a camp that matches your child's skill level so they can make the most of it.

2. Coach/player ratio

Check the coach/player ratio of the intensive tennis camp. A lower ratio means that each player will receive more individual attention from the coaches, which can promote better progression. Make sure the camp you choose offers a balanced ratio to allow your child to receive personalized guidance.

3. Facilities and resources

Find out about the facilities and resources available at the intensive tennis camp. Quality tennis courts, adequate training equipment, and an environment conducive to practice are essential to help your child reach their full potential. Also consider other resources such as classrooms for tactical sessions and fitness facilities.

Conclusion: Invest in Your Child's Tennis Future with Intensive Training Courses

In conclusion, if you want your child to reach their full potential on the tennis court, investing in intensive training courses is the key to success. These camps offer an immersive and intensive experience, where young players can develop their technical skills, learn effective game strategies, and build their physical fitness. Additionally, they offer a unique opportunity to develop a winning mindset.

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Tennis Camps and Multi-Activity Camps Offered by the Academy

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 Questions You Might Have


What is the price of a tennis camp for children and teens at an academy?

The price of a one-week tennis camp at an academy ranges from €90 to €649 for a half-day. At the Alain Barrere Tennis Academy, we offer very affordable rates to allow all players to benefit from high-level coaching during school holidays: Toussaint holidays, Easter holidays, winter holidays, summer holidays.

Which tennis camp is most suitable for young players?

A tennis camp allows a child or teen tennis player to continue their progression. Regardless of their tennis level, we offer, at the Alain Barrere Tennis Academy, camps for everyone:
- Semi-intensive camp consisting of 2 hours of tennis per day from Monday to Friday
- Full-time camp consisting of 2 hours of tennis training and 5 hours of collective sports activities or leisure activities in the afternoons (trampoline, climbing, tree climbing, cinema) per day from Monday to Friday
- Multi-activity camp consisting of 5 hours of sports and entertainment activities like the full-time camp every day from Monday to Friday
- Camp + TMC for an intensive competition-oriented camp
- Competition camp + coaching consisting of intensive tennis classes and training as well as tournament coaching

When can you attend a tennis camp in Provence?

The Alain Barrere Tennis Academy offers leisure camps during the Toussaint holidays in October, winter holidays in February, Easter holidays in April, and during the summer. Competition camps, with or without tournament coaching, run all year round regardless of the chosen week.

How can you judge the quality of a tennis camp?

The quality of a tennis camp depends on the teaching offered, the teaching team, and the facilities. The Alain Barrere Tennis Academy has coaches who were formerly ranked among the best French players with extensive experience in teaching, working as a team, and committed to positive pedagogy. The academy's team has for many years trained hopefuls to enable them to access the international circuit. In terms of facilities, the academy has 9 outdoor hard courts and 4 covered clay courts.

From what age can my child attend a tennis camp in Provence?

The camps offered by our qualified instructors are suitable for children of all ages and levels. From mini-tennis to young adults, your children are supervised by our coaches for intensive or multi-activity camps for tennis enthusiasts or budding competitors. Your children can be FFT licensed or not, they will be able to benefit from training with our tennis coach and play tennis in our sports complex on covered courts, clay courts, or outdoor tennis courts.

Are the camps reserved for local players only?

Accustomed to receiving players from abroad, our academy offers you packages with full board (accommodation with host families).

Full-Time Camp

This multi-activity camp offered for all young people will allow your child to practice tennis from 10 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday.
Your child will stay active, continuing to perfect their tennis skills within the academy. Our specialized coaches are accustomed to following and supervising all levels of tennis, from beginners to professionals competing in international and national ITF youth tennis tournaments.
This camp also allows the discovery of other sports of all types during the week. This comprehensive activity will allow your child to discover other sports and have fun alone or in a team.
Your child can notably practice swimming, bowling, tree climbing, trampolining, go to the cinema, practice archery, or team sports. At noon, a convivial picnic lunch.

One motto: have fun and play sports, and tennis of course!

Period: During school holidays
Price: €210 / week
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm

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Multi-Activity Camp

This multi-sport camp is a derivative of the full-time camp but focused solely on non-tennis activities. It offers your child the opportunity to practice a sport during school holidays and not stay at home on their phone or console.
This camp is practiced in the afternoons, and our coaches will supervise the teams of young people to allow them to develop their collective side and accompany them in having fun.

Discovery, fun, and movement!

Period: During school holidays
Price: €130 / week
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm

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Semi-Intensive Camp

This camp is a tennis-focused camp for children. During school holidays, this camp offers to continue your child's training within an intense and focused child tennis camp. This camp, available in the morning between 10 am and 12 pm, is perfect for not forgetting the small details that make a big difference.

Tennis, tennis, tennis, the dream!

Period: During school holidays
Price: €90 / week
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 12 pm

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Competition + Tournament Coaching Camp

This camp is our number 1 children's tennis camp. For many years, this camp week has been not only beneficial for your child in terms of tennis because, outside of the teaching period, it allows full focus on their tennis, technique, placement, and strategy. Our high-level coaches will help your child reach a new level. In this camp, we accompany your child to tournaments to allow them to grow in terms of tennis and get the best out of themselves to reach the heights!

Tennis at the highest level!

Period: Throughout the year
Price: From €345 / week
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Options: With possible accommodation

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Intensive Training

This camp is suitable for players looking for intensive and competition-oriented training. Your child will be accompanied throughout the week by professionals who will supervise them, able to offer their knowledge to allow your child to progress while enjoying a pleasant environment.

A week of tennis under the tutelage of the great!

Period: During school holidays
Levels: From 4th to 3rd series
Price: From €400 / week
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Options: With possible accommodation

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