Randy Mani Tennis Academy at Hardscrabble Club Brewster, New York
Nike Tennis Camps is proud to add another top notch summer camp to our network! The Randy Mani Tennis Academy’s junior tennis programs at Hardscrabble Club have been home to top-ranked ITF, National and ETA ranked juniors. All tennis camps are directed by Randy Mani, former world ranked professional and USPTR certified instructor.
With 22 years of experience running junior tennis camps, The Randy Mani Tennis Academy at Hardscrabble Club is committed to building the complete player by emphasizing the fundamentals: correct technique, stroke mechanics, footwork and drills with competitive play mixed in; and also optimizing each player’s physical conditioning. Yet, we never forgetting that summer camp should be fun! Our Staff is made up of highly experienced and successful tennis coaches. We have earned our fine reputation through the only true test there is – by consistently producing winners for the past 22 years at RMTA.
- Daily on-court instruction from Randy Mani, former world ranked professional and USPTR certified instructor, and his expert staff
- We offer special High Performance training programs during certain weeks
- We offer a High School Varsity Prep program during the last week of camp
- We offer a "10 and Under Tennis" half day program, featuring smaller courts and lighter, lower-bouncing balls
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
Ideally situated just off I-684 in Brewster, NY, Hardscrabble Club is a state-of-the-art tennis, squash and fitness club situated on 7 acres within a cul-de-sac. Hardscrabble Club boasts 4 clay and 3 hard indoor (air-conditioned) courts and 2 additional clay courts outdoor.
Campers will enjoy both indoor and outdoor time as well as access to all the club’s amenities – café, lounge with large-screen TV, etc.
- tennis courts - 7 indoor (air-conditioned - 3 hard and 4 clay)
- tennis courts - 2 outdoor clay
- squash courts – 2 indoor
- fitness center – fully equipped for strength and sport-specific training and conditioning
- studio - for group exercise classes
- multi-purpose gym - featuring basketball, volleyball, badminton, etc.
Randy Mani is the Director of Tennis at Hardscrabble Club. Mani is a former world ranked touring Pro, whose career highlights include qualifying to play at the French Open (1982) and Wimbledon (1982 and ’83). He has a BA (English Literature). Randy is USPTR (Professional) certified and is well known in the USTA/Eastern’s world of Junior Tennis as a top caliber Coach. With more than 22 years of coaching experience, Randy’s students include several juniors who have achieved top Sectional, National and/or ITF rankings – and who have gone on to represent their colleges on Div I and II teams and/or also played professionally. Randy is inspired by and dedicated to the art of coaching tennis, as is evident in all programs spearheaded by him.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXDHC)
This year we are offering eight weeks of camp for kids ages 5-18 all skill levels. We offer four different programs during the summer:
The All Skills program is a full day camp (8:30am-4:00pm) for players ages 8-18 of all skill levels. This program is geared towards beginners through advanced players who love this sport. Greatly improve all your skills and learn new ones, through intensive tennis training that includes stroke production drills, tennis conditioning and singles and doubles matches. This program is offered all eight weeks and lunch is included daily.
The 10&Under Tennis program is a half day camp (8:30-11:30am) for players ages 5-10. '10 & Under Tennis' (aka QuickStart) follows the logic of other youth sports: balls bounce lower, move slower through the air and are easier to hit. Racquets are sized for small hands and courts are smaller and easier to cover. By using this format, the benefits are immediate and very quickly little kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing! They experience more success and less frustration. They're playing real tennis and having real fun! This program is offered all eight weeks and campers depart before lunch.
The High Performance program is a full day camp (8:30am-4:00pm) designed for advance, competitive, tournament-playing juniors ages 12-18. Camp focuses on advanced techniques and strategies to raise your game to the next level. In addition to Drills and Match-play sessions, this package includes daily Strength & Injury Prevention training for 1 hr. at the Fitness Center, as well as Tennis-specific Conditioning for 1 hr./day for footwork, speed, agility and endurance. This program is offered during four of the eight weeks and lunch is included daily.
The High School Varsity Prep program is a full day camp (8:30am-4:00pm) geared towards players ages 13-18 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team. This program is offered during the final week of camp only and lunch is included daily.
• Check-in: All campers arrive on Monday at 8:30am at the Hardscrabble Club.
• Campers should come dressed (Tennis Whites Required - 90% white) to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
• Half Day Campers:11:30am on the last day of camp at Hardscrabble Club.
• Full Day Campers: 4:00pm on the last day of camp at Hardscrabble Club.
*Please Note: The week of June 30th, camp ends on Thursday, July 3rd.
Weekly Camper Schedule
• Monday-Friday: All campers check in at 8:30am. 10&Under/Half Day Campers depart at 11:30am. All Full Day campers depart at 4:00pm.
*Please Note: The week of June 30th, camp runs from Monday-Thursday and is pro-rated.
Full Day campers choose either the day’s selection of hot lunch or a sandwich of choice. A buffet table selection of salad, drinks, fruit, yogurt, chips and dipscompliment each meal. Lunches can be refrigerated for campers who choose to bring their own packed lunch. Ice-creams on sale! 10&Under/Half Day Campers depart before lunch.
Hardscrabble Club is a state-of-the-art tennis, squash and fitness club situated on 7 acres within a cul-de-sac. Hardscrabble Club boasts 4 clay and 3 hard indoor (air-conditioned) courts and 2 additional clay courts outdoor. Campers will enjoy both indoor and outdoor time as well as access to all the club’s amenities – café, lounge with large-screen TV, etc.
tennis courts - 7 indoor (air-conditioned - 3 hard and 4 clay)
tennis courts - 2 outdoor clay
squash courts – 2 indoor
fitness center – fully equipped for strength and sport-specific training and conditioning
studio - for group exercise classes
multi-purpose gym - featuring basketball, volleyball, badminton, etc.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:30-9:00am Stretching / Warm-ups
- 9:00-11:30am Tennis Instruction, Drills, Strategy Work
- 11:30am Half Day Campers depart. Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis for Full Day Campers.
- 1:00-4:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play, Doubles and Drills