The Tennis Pros at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

“Kids of all skill levels are welcome to a fun camp taught by the professional tennis staff at The Ritz-Carlton”. The resort, which is currently in the last phase of completing a 5 year, $65 million renovation and improvement investment, also is “seeking closer ties with the local community,” says Director of Public Relations Joseph Murphy.

As the proud founding sponsor of the Annual Concours d’Elégance, the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has built a global reputation of excellence, benefiting the local economy substantially. Now the resort is implementing initiatives to attract the local population to its “shores”. One of those initiatives is the organization of ten Kids Summer Tennis Camps, from June through August 17.

The morning classes, 8:00 a.m. to10:30 a.m., are for players 10 years and younger and children, 11 years and older, attend the 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. class.  “Children do not have to be experienced players”, he stresses, “and the tennis camps are limited to 10 players per session for a very personalized approach. Like on the sacred courts of Wimbledon, the kids learn to play on the clay courts at the resort.

“The purpose of these camps is to teach kids new skills while having fun in a nurturing environment,” says Director of Tennis John Watson. Both Watson and his colleague pro Rado Kovalcik are certified with the U.S. Professional Tennis Registry and have a passion for working with children of all skill levels. They are truly looking forward to teaching this program

The camp runs Monday through Thursday with Friday reserved as a rain date.  The cost is $100 per week/per child or $30 Daily Fee.  The 2012 dates include:

• June 4-8, 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29
• July 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, July 30-Aug-3
• August 6-10, 13-17

For information and reservations, please call the Resort Tennis Shop at 904-491-6793.