The 2018 Michael Filipek Tennis & Sports Academy day & overnight tennis camp will be held again this year on the campus of Avon Old Farms School; one of the top boarding schools in New England. Founder and Director Michael Filipek will utilize decades of experience and planning to make each camper’s experience productive and enjoyable. Campers will play and practice on nine USTA championship tennis courts and will have use of AOF’s beautiful campus and excellent facilities.
This tennis camp is uniquely designed to maximize the experience for young players of all levels, ages 7-17 for day campers and 9-17 for overnight campers. Each day will consist of at least four to five hours of on court training, with the remainder of the day dedicated to off court / mental training, video analysis and fitness training. This year we will be introducing chess as part of our curriculum and once again overnight campers will have the option to participate in many fun evening activities including two off campus activities (off campus activities will be an extra fee). Every camper will receive training in all aspects of the game, including stroke technique, footwork, strategy, fitness, and match play. From beginners to tournament players, all players will receive a curriculum to enhance their development. With a variety of elective and evening activities, our campers will have the right balance to feel inspired and motivated.
For competitive tournament players and High School team members, the MFTA day and overnight camp is designed to not only reach but go beyond their goals. This is accomplished by providing focus on the main factors that many young competitive players lack: match play experience, point construction, strategy, mental and emotional control.
At the MFTA we teach players what to expect during competition and how to deal with each scenario that may arise on court during a match. Through practice matches, match charting, mental/emotional training and situational drills, players will come away from the MFTA with an understanding of what is necessary to maximize their potential.
Multi-sport is the perfect option for the camper who is interested in improving their tennis but does not want to spend all day every day on the tennis courts. This year we have changed our multi sport component to adapt to the ever changing needs and interests of our campers. For our those who have enrolled in the multi sport camp, we will be offering various sports throughout the week in an air conditioned gym. These will be done approximately 2 hours per day and sports may include basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and others.
OPTIONAL “ADD ON”: GOLF CLINIC
For summer 2018 we have partnered with Tunxis Plantation Country Club to offer a golf clinic led by their professional golf staff. The golf course is located in Farmington, which is only a five-minute ride from Avon Old Farms School. This clinic will take place on two afternoons during the first two weeks of overnight camp at Avon Old Farms School (weeks of July 8-13 and week of July 15-20). The clinic will be held on two consecutive days, and will last two hours each day. The focus of this clinic will be on learning the fundamentals of golf; such as etiquette on the course, grips, posture and various aspects of the game. The campers will also have the opportunity to try out their newly learned skills on the course itself. This two day golf clinic can ONLY accommodate 12 campers and needs a min of 6 campers to run the clinic. Please note that this is not an advanced golf clinic, but rather a beginner/advanced beginner introduction to golf. Children must be at least eight years old to participate.
The total cost for the two days, including instruction, club rental and round trip transportation and extra supervision by one of our counselors, is $140 per child. Should you wish to enroll, please do so when registering through this link:
If you have already registered for our camp at Avon, but would like to enroll for this “add on” golf elective, please log back into your account or call 1-800-944-7112.
This summer we are offering THREE WEEKS of OVERNIGHT CAMP! The dates for the 2018 Michael Filipek Tennis & Sports Academy are as follows:
|Week One :||July 9-13|
|Week Two :||July 16-20|
|Week Three:||July 23-27|
|Week One :||July 8-13|
|Week Two :||July 15-20|
|Week Three:||July 22-27|
|Morning||Wake up and breakfast in dining hall (Overnight campers only)|
|Cool down & stretch|
|Noon||Lunch in dining hall|
|Chalk Talk (Topic of the day) & Practice/learn the game of Chess (NEW!)|
|Afternoon||Afternoon Training (Tournament Thursday PM & Friday)|
|Free time, electives & rest/swimming on select days|
|Evening||Dinner in dining hall (Overnight and Extended Day Campers only)|
|Socializing, event of the evening (bowling /laser tag, skit/talent show, game room, movie night etc.) (Overnight campers only)|
|Dorm meeting, snack & lights out (Overnight Campers only)|
* Daily Schedule is approximate and is subject to change based on Directors’ discretion
Tennis day camp option (9am-5pm; Mon-Fri*): $685/week
Tennis Extended day camp (9am-6:15pm; Mon-Thurs only; incl. dinner): $760/week
Tennis / MS Overnight Camp (Sunday – Friday*): $1150/week
Weekend Stay-over (only available the wknd of July 13-15 & 20-22) $310/wknd
* Friday dismissal will be at 4pm for day and overnight campers
Weekend Stay-over Includes:
-Housing for Friday and Saturday
-Two Hours of tennis on Sat. morning (soccer for multi sport campers)
-Two Hours of elective sport on Sat. afternoon (basketball for multi-sport campers)
-Evening activity on Fri. & Sat. night—possibly off campus
-Two Hours of tennis on Sun. morning (tennis for multi-sport campers)
Multi Week Discount: Receive $25 off any additional week for enrolling at the Michael Filipek Tennis & Sports Academy/adidas Tennis Camps at either Avon Old Farms School or Choate Rosemary Hall. (Must purchase weeks of camp at the same time in order to get the discount)
Early Bird Discount: Sign up before February 28th and get $25 off the price for day camp (use code DAY18), and $50 off the price of for overnight camp (use code OVERNIGHT18) when registering.
*Note: The Michael Filipek Tennis & Sports Academy is being held at Avon Old Farms School but is not affiliated with or operated by Avon Old Farms School