Tennis
 

La Camarilla provides year-round play on its 14 outdoor Tennis courts.


Our tennis staff, all certified, have developed a well-rounded program of lessons, clinics, leagues and social tennis activities for adults and juniors of all ability levels. La Camarilla is a proud recipient of the Phoenix area USTA award for Facility of the Year!.


Our Staff:


Roger Furman, USPTA certified, our Director of Tennis and General Manager was recently recognized for his 20 years of service to the game.  Previous to joining La Camarilla, he coached local, Missouri Valley, and nationally ranked players at all age levels and was even selected to coach the St. Louis National Junior City Team.  Roger was a former collegiate player and he brings the enthusiasm and energy from those playing days into La Camarilla's tennis programs.  He was also very active in the Adult Interclub League in St. Louis and lends his coaching and organizational experience to La Camarilla.


Cory Rockow is another full time USPTA certified pro on our staff. Cory is not only an accomplished player on the court where he was nationally ranked as a junior and All-Conference while at college; but, he also performed on the academic side of college as a consistent member of the Academic Dean's List. Cory's history already includes five years of teaching tennis. His discipline and tremendous ability to communicate has enabled him to not only be a great addition for private lessons but helped him immediately join into team teaching, camp and group program settings.

 




Nathan Alcocer is a fully certified USPTA pro that came to us from tennis rich Southern California where he has utilized his skills in adult and competitive junior programs for the past 15 years. Growing up in Los Angeles and training under the famous coach of professionals and top junior players, John Corig, Nathan excelled as a junior and during a brief pro-satellite tenure before settling into his teaching career. In addition to his USPTA tennis credentials he has a unique background as a NASM, National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer. We plan to use both of Nathan's specialties in our junior and adult programming.

TENNIS EVENTS AND TOURNAMENTS
ADULT TENNIS INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES
JUNIOR TENNIS ACADEMY FALL/WINTER/SPRING 2013-2014
SUMMER 2014 JUNIOR TENNIS ACADEMY
 


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TENNIS EVENTS & TOURNAMENTS




Turkey Clinic 2013

Register today - has sold out in previous years!!!
November 28th & 29th Adults & Juniors


Click here to download the:
Turkey Tennis Clinic Flyer



Fun at the Turkey Clinic 2012!!!














CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2011 CLUB CHAMPIONS!

Please click here to view our 2011 Champions.
They're also pictured on the Wall of Fame in the tennis hallway.


USPTA CONFERENCE 2012


La Camarilla hosted the 2012 Southwest Tennis Pro Conference. The United States Professional Tennis Association attendees included Club Pros, High School Coaches and prospective pros from all over Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They were here to attend classes, seminars and sharpen their teaching and playing skills.


JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

and
present
Super Saturday 2013-14
Junior Non-Elimination
Tennis Tournaments




These events are for juniors with little or no tournament experience. This format will help them develop confidence and match play experience in a fun, non-elimination format. Although winning or losing may determine their next opponent, every player will play all five rounds to get maximum experience in order to develop their game. Tournaments will feature singles and doubles so players will experience all aspects of the game and use of all major strokes.

TOURNAMENT DATES 2013 - 2014
SEPTEMBER 21st
OCTOBER 26th
NOVEMBER 25th
DECEMBER 14th
JANUARY 25th
FEBRUARY 22nd
MARCH 22nd
APRIL 26th
MAY 17th

All Tournament play is 6:00pm to 9:00pm except Dec-Jan-Feb is 3pm-6pm.
Tournament Features: Pizza l Refreshments l Awards 1st - 2nd Place l Sportsmanship Award l Every entrant benefits from non-elimination continuous match play.

Junior Divisions: Girls Advanced Beginner, Girls Intermediate, Girls Champion*,
Boys Advanced Beginner & Boys Intermediate and Boys Champions*

* Designed for those who have won, finished 2nd or have consistently finished high in our Intermediate Division.

All matches will be held at La Camarilla. Entry forms are available at La Camarilla.
Maximum total players is 34 per tournament. Each event has been sold out so register early! Deadline to enter is the Thursday before the event or as soon as it's full.

Sign up online at: www.arizonatennis.org.com.
Email questions to: atatennis@arizonatennis.org or contact ATA at 480-970-0599.

Download the Tournament Brochure and Enrollment Form in printable version:
Please click here

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ADULT INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

Group Classes begin the Week of MARCH 17th
Classes begin every 8 weeks year round.

3 Steps to Success and Fun

Step 1
Beginner Tennis:
8 weeks of good basic work on all tennis strokes and playing rules.

Step 2
Stroke Development: 8 weeks for those just out of the beginner class or with a little playing experience who want to become more proficient.

Step 3
Drill Class: For 1 1/2 hours, our pro staff will push players through a series of drills. Hitting hundreds of balls, players will be solidifying their strokes and learning how, when and where to apply them. Ideal as a third step in our teaching program, for those getting back after a layoff, or for a more proficient player wanting consistent instruction.

A Class for Everyone
Cardio Tennis:
For those who want a high cardio exercise and to work on their tennis strokes. Though limited in instruction, this class provides a high intensity work out along with hitting hundreds of balls. All levels are welcome.

Cost is based on a 8 week session.

 Beginner Tennis  8 Week Session $ 116
Mon 8:00 - 9:00am Tues 7:00 - 8:00pm  
Wed 10:30 -11:30am Thurs 7:00 - 8:00pm  
Fri 8:00 - 9:00am Sat  9:00 - 10:00am  


 Stroke Development  8 Week Session $ 116
Mon 10:00 - 11:00am   Tues 7:00 - 8:00pm
 Wed 9:30 -10:30am   Thurs 9:00 - 10:00am
 Thurs 7:00 - 8:00pm Sat  8:00 - 9:00am


 Drill Classes  8 Week Session $174
Mon 10:30am - Noon Mon 7:00 - 8:30pm
Tues 9:00 - 10:30am Tues 7:00 - 8:30pm
Wed 7:00 - 8:30pm  Thurs 9:00 - 10:30am
Fri 10:30 - Noon Sat  9:00 - 10:30am


 Cardio Tennis  8 Week Session $ 116
Tues 10:30 - 11:30am Wed 7:00 - 8:00pm  
Thurs 7:00 - 8:00pm Sat 8:00 - 9:00am  

Classes (except interclub drills) are open to both members and non-members
Non-members pay an additional $30 fee per 8 week session.
All players sign up at front desk. If you have any questions, contact Roger at 480-998-3388.

Click here to download the:
Adult Tennis Clinic Flyer



Private tennis lessons
are available from any of our USPTA/USPTR certified pros.

The rates are:
$60 per one hour lesson
$35 per hour for each person
$5 per lesson Non-Member fee
Small group rates are available. Please contact the front desk or Roger Furman, Tennis Director.

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ADULT TENNIS LEAGUE SCHEDULE
Leagues began the Week of JANUARY 6th

League cost: Only $20.00 (ball fee) for 10 weeks. 
We can work you in at any time during the league and pro-rate the league fee.


 League  Day/Time  Type of Signup  Level
LADIES    
Ladies Doubles
Wed  9:00am Individual Signup Ability Leveled
Ladies Doubles Friday 9:00am Individual Signup Ability Leveled
     
MIXED DOUBLES   Monthly Mixed Doubles Party  
 Mixed Doubles Tues, 7:00pm Variety of Pro Directed Draws  All Levels
   

Snacks Refreshments Prizes

 
MENS    
Mens Doubles Mon, 7:00pm Individual Signup  
Mens Singles Night
Wed, 7:00pm Individual Signup 4 Levels
     
SENIORS    
Senior Doubles

We have play up to 4 mornings per week as well as Saturday. See Roger if interested.

All Levels



--Descriptions--
Rated League- If a league has a rating, players must follow criteria or be at or below that level.
Open Ended League- All players accepted. Pro staff matches up each player weekly according to scores and ability.
Senior League- Players must be at least 50 years young to participate (Early retirees always welcome).
Flex League- Players arrange the time of their weekly scheduled matches with their opponent. Great for those with irregular work schedules.

Interclub Team Program
Friendy competition against area clubs. See Roger for placement. Starts late September.
EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST NOW!!!

Ladies
A- 1, 2,3,4 Levels 4.0 & Up Thursdays 9am
B- 1,2,3 Levels 3.5 To 4.0 Tuesdays 9am
C- 1,2,3 Levels 3.0 To 3.5 Wednesdays 9am

Mens
Level 4.0 & Up Sundays 9am


--LEAGUE DESCRIPTIONS--
Rated League - If a league has a rating, players must follow criteria or be at or below that level.
Open Ended League - All players accepted. Pro staff matches up each player weekly according to scores and ability.
Senior League - Players must be at least 50 years young to participate (Early retirees always welcome).

Click here to download the:
Adult Tennis League Flyer


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JUNIOR TENNIS ACADEMY
FALL/WINTER/SPRING
2013 - 2014


SESSION DATES

Session 1
     Week of August 26th thru November 15th                  12 Weeks

Session 2    Week of November 18th thru February 28th              12 Weeks
                       (Weeks off for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year holidays)

Session 3    Week of March 3rd thru May 23rd                                  12 Weeks

TENNIS TOTS      Ages 3 -7 (Quick Start/10 & Under Inclusion)
This class will meet once weekly for an hour with an optional second day available to participants at a 20% discount.    Designed as a fun introduction to the game of tennis, emphasis in this group will be to give the students a solid beginning while developing good eye-hand coordination and agility.  Through fun games, we will be able to develop racquet control, proper grip, stroke production, positioning and even a general understanding of rules and play.  This class includes a FREE RACQUET for first time participants!
Class Meets:  Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00pm  and/or  Fridays 3:00 - 4:00pm or
                           Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm  and/or  Fridays 4:00 - 5 :00pm                          


FUTURE STARS      Ages 6 -11 (Quick Start/10 & Under Inclusion)
This class will meet once weekly for 1 1/2 hours with an optional second day available to participants at a 20% discount.  Designed for the beginner through the new intermediate player, this class will aid students needing to concentrate on strokes and techniques.  Ground strokes, serves, net volleys, overhead shots and the tactics for using these techniques will be emphasized.  Also, students will develop a solid understanding of singles and doubles rules and play.  This class includes a FREE RACQUET for first time participants!
Class Meets:  Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:30pm  and/or  Fridays 4:00 - 5:30pm

JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP       Ages 8 -14 (Quick Start/10 & Where Appropriate)
This 1 1/2 hour long class, designed for those with basic tennis knowledge, will concentrate on developing competitive players.  Along with this class is the option to choose additional practice days. This can be added at a 20% discount off the regular price. Although stroke mechanics will be an important part of each class, full court drills emphasizing consistency and control will be utilized. Spins, placement, approach shots, passing shots, volley control and other more advanced techniques will be developed at this level. Players will also learn good singles and doubles strategy and tactics. Although this program is designed for students who have some basic tennis experience, an older beginner (age 12 - 14) can be worked into this group.
This group is usually divided into a gold and silver division to accommodate the variety of ages and abilities.
Class Meets:  Mondays 4:00 - 5:30pm  and/or  Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30pm 


JUNIOR ELITE SILVER    Jr High/High School Age
This group will meet for twice weekly for 1 1/2 hours during the week.  Students will work on developing and improving a full-court game with emphasis on patience, consistency and intelligent play.  Everything from stroke production to match control to fitness will be a part of practice at this level.  High School, Phoenix district, Southwest section participants and beyond will typically be players in these groups. 
Class Meets:  Mondays 5:30 - 7:00pm  and Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30pm

JUNIOR ELITE GOLD      For the Serious Player
Meeting twice weekly for 1 1/2 hours, this program is the ultimate and is designed for the serious player.  Those selected must possess not only playing skills, but also the dedication and desire needed to achieve their full potential.  High School, tournament, district, regional players and beyond will find this group appealing.  If you are serious and tennis is your sport, this program is for you!  Tournament play will be encouraged and supported.. 
Class Meets:  Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00pm  and Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00pm, Third Day Option: Wednesdays 5:30-7-00pm
Elite gold players seeking a 3rd day of workouts can sign up for our new Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm class. You must be in the full Elite program to qualify. (20% discount applies)


**OVERLAP IN AGES DUE TO VARIOUS SKILL LEVELS**

SESSION PRICES
Tennis Tots                         $174.00           2nd Day Option                   $139.00
Future Stars                        $261.00          2nd Day Option                    $209.00
Junior Championship       $261.00         2nd & 3rd Day Option          $209.00
Junior Elite (2 Day)           $522.00             INCLUDED - 2 Day Program
Elite Gold (3rd Day) 3rd Day Option (20% Discount)                          $209.00


All Programs are Open to Members and Non-Members.
Non-Members pay an additional $50 per 12 Week Session.
(Only one fee is assessed per family per session.)
No non-member fees apply to 2nd or 3rd day option.

For more information, contact Roger Furman at   480-998-3388.
Click here to download the:
Junior Tennis Brochure - enrollment form
and Junior Tennis Brochure - program details.

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SUMMER 2014 JUNIOR TENNIS ACADEMY

A "COOL" JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP ADDITION FOR 2 WEEKS
Add Swim, Sports & Lunch Break 10:30am - 1:00pm
JUST $99.00 for 2 WEEKS ($60.00 1 WEEK)



CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

TENNIS TOTS      Ages 3 - 7
This class meets for 1 hour and is designed as a fun introduction to the game of tennis. Emphasis in this group will be to give the students a solid beginning while developing good eye-hand coordination and agility.  Through fun games, we will be able to develop racquet control, proper grip, stroke production, positioning and even a general understanding of rules and play.  This class includes a FREE RACQUET for first time participants in a La Camarilla program!
Class Meets:  Monday Thru Friday  7:30am - 8:30am     2 Week Sessions

JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP      Ages 6 - 16
This class meets for two hours, Monday through Friday.  Designed for the beginner through the new intermediate player, this class will aid students needing to concentrate on strokes and techniques.  Ground strokes, serves, net volleys, overhead shots and the tactics for using these techniques will be emphasized.  Also, students will develop a solid understanding of singles and doubles rules and play.  Classes will emphasize stroke work with match play dominating the last half hour.  As usual, strict ability grouping will be our goal wherever possible, with drills and play reflecting the level of experience of the child.  This class includes a free racquet for first time participants in a La Camarilla program!
Class Meets:  Monday Thru Friday  8:30am - 10:30am      2 Week Sessions

ELITE PLAYERS PROGRAM      Ages 8 - 17
This 2 hour class, designed for those with good basic tennis knowledge, will concentrate on developing competitive players through mental, physical and on-court training.   Although stroke mechanics will be an important part of each class, full court drills emphasizing consistency and control will be utilized. Spins, placement, approach shots, passing shots, volley control and other more advanced techniques will be developed at this level. Players will also learn good singles and doubles strategy and tactics. Everything from stroke production to match control to fitness will be a part of practice at this level. High School, Phoenix district, Southwest section paricipants and beyond will typically be players in these groups. If you are serious and tennis is your sport, this program is for you!
Class Meets:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday  6:00pm - 8:00pm           2 Week Sessions

SPECIAL FEATURES OF ELITE PLAYERS PROGRAM:
4 Player Hitting Groups
Each player will be grouped with three other players of equal ability as a hitting group. They will be assigned daily to one of our pros and be pushed to their potential and beyond. All groups will be ability sensitive and will not mix with other foursomes.

PROGRAM EXTRAS
All campers receive a La Camarilla Camp T-Shirt.
All campers receive a mid-morning snack and beverage.


2014 SESSION DATES AND PROGRAM FEES

Tennis Tots  2 Week Sessions  
 Session 1  May 26 thru June 6  $ 99
 Session 2  June 9 thru June 20  $ 99
 Session 3  June 23  thru July 4  $ 99
 Session 4  July 7 thru July 18  $ 99
 Session 5  July 21 thru August 1  $ 99
 Session 6  August 4 thru August 8
(1 Week - 1/2 Price)
 $ 60

 

Junior Tennis Camp  2 Week Sessions  
 Session 1  May 26 thru June 6 $240
 Session 2 June 9 thru June 20 $240
 Session 3   June 23  thru July 4 $240
 Session 4   July 7 thru July 18 $240
 Session 5 July 21 thru August 1 $240
 Session 6 August 4 thru August 8
(1 Week - 1/2 Price)
$145

 

Elite Players Program  2 Week Sessions 4 days per week  
 Session 1  May 26 thru June 6 $192
 Session 2 June 9 thru June 20 $192
 Session 3   June 23  thru July 4 $192
 Session 4   July 7 thru July 18 $192
 Session 5   July 12 thru August 1 $192
 Session 6  August 4 thru August 8
(1 Week - 1/2 Price)
$115

 

All Programs are Open to Members and Non-Members
Non-Members pay an additional $35 fee per two week session, (1 per family).
Sibling Discounts: 20% discount 2nd Child , Additional children 50%
10% Multi-Camp discounts - Applies to 1st Child Only.
Cost for Single week: Tots $60.00, Junior Camps $145.00, Elite Players $115.00
No credits will be given for missed camp days.
For more information, contact Roger Furman at 480-998-3388.

Download the 2014 Summer Jr. Tennis Camp and Elite Players Program Brochure in printable version:
Registration form: Please click here
Details about the Jr. Summer Tennis Camp: Please click here


Summer Favorite! - Add TENNIS CAMP to SPORTS CAMP
8:30am - 3:00pm Extra Hours: 7am - 7pm
2 Week Tennis/Sports Camp COMBO - $377.50
1 Week COMBO - $225.00


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