Summer Camps a Great Success
Whether with families or friends, this summer has been filled with good times at the Tennis & Games Center. From camps and clinics to lessons and great games, the tennis and pickleball courts have been full of laughter, learning, and competition for players of all ages. While most Members take advantage of the many kids’ camps that we offer over the summer, the addition of adult camps has taken the Tennis & Games Center to another level!
Summer Camps, Adult Style This summer, we had three adult camps that were very well received, as parents have
begun to appreciate the joys of summer camps “adult style” at Ocean Reef!
Kicking off the adult camps was the popular Moms Only Tennis Camp, which was our best-attended camp despite some challenges with rainy weather.
Following was the Adult Pickleball Camp, run by Head of Racquets Sports Justin Romero and I as we put 14 players through a comprehensive training to advance their skills in this fast growing sport.
We wrapped up the adult camps with a Mixed Doubles Tennis Camp that turned out to be less mixed and more doubles as the camp was predominantly filled with women. However, the level of play did not suffer as we had some very strong players who took advantage of this doubles-based strategy camp.
In total, 34 adults took advantage of our camps at The Reef!
Kids Camps More Full Than Ever As with the adult camps, our kids’ camps were a great success with several of them filling to capacity.
Our popular QuickStart Tennis Camps have run for five weeks with our young players learning the basics of the game while making new friends. The Tween Tennis and Pickleball Camps have also been successful as these players transitioned into playing the games with basic proficiency. Lastly, our Tournament Tough Camps, lead by ORC Tennis Professional Brad Mixson, helped our teenagers and high school players advance their skills to better prepare them for match play.
After much hard work and dedication from all of our staff, I am proud to say that this has been our best summer of camps yet at Ocean Reef! Here’s a big thank you to all that helped to make it happen!
Family Pickleball Events This summer, we also have had great success hosting family pickleball events as the sport is a natural for bringing groups of people together to play a game that is fairly easy for all levels to play.
Last week, Sandy and Ethan Weitz held a Family & Friends Pickleball Tournament that was full of the fun, laughter and competition we continue to see at our very family-oriented Club!
Next time you are thinking of gathering your group of families and friends, consider having us run an event for you. It will be the hit of the gathering!