Tennis Central Mini Spartans


Eleven one-week sessions
June 8–August 21 CANCELED
Boys and girls, preschoolers through rising Kindergarteners
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., $425 per week ($340 for June 29–July 2)
8:30–11:30 a.m., $255 per week ($204 for June 29–July 2)
12–3 p.m., $255 per week ($204 for June 29–July 2)

What to bring: Water bottle, sunscreen (labeled with name and applied at home beforehand), hat, snack, appropriate tennis attire and footwear, racket (optional).
Arrival/dismissal zone: Red

At Tennis Central, our belief is that every child is gifted and our responsibility is to inspire each one to aspire to greater achievements. When we trust their talent, build their confidence, and share our passion for tennis with them, children always surprise us with outstanding results. Our mission is to give each child memorable and empowering tennis experiences they will be proud of. Tennis Central has one goal – to turn your child into the best tennis version of him/herself. For this reason, our staff of directors and counselors are highly trained and Tennis Central Certified. Our Directors are all former or active professional and college-level players, but what sets them apart is our belief in exponential improvements. Our counselors are carefully hand-picked and taught to care for your child like he/she is family. They are equally equipped with the same systematic attention to progress. In a nutshell, your child’s improvement is our badge of honor, and we like our reputation to be the best. Check out the Tennis Central video at Landon Summer.

Mini Spartans provides a comprehensive introduction to tennis with multiple stations designed to develop strength, coordination, control, and confidence. Campers are exposed to all of the skills they will need to accelerate their tennis learning. The main goal is to improve their ability to jump, throw, swing, run, and build hand-eye coordination in a playful and fun way where they exercise and learn.

Daily Schedule:

8:30–8:45 a.m.

Getting ready

8:45–9:15 a.m.

Fun warm-ups, stretches

9:15–9:50 a.m.

Skill-based activities that promote fun and play

9:50–10:10 a.m.


10:10–11:20 a.m.

Skill-based activities, drills, fun games

11:20–11:30 a.m.

Pack up and half-day dismissal

11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.


12–12:10 p.m.

Half-day arrival and getting ready

12:10–12:40 p.m.

Fun warm-ups, stretches

12:40–1:15 p.m.

Skill-based activities that promote fun and play

1:15–1:35 p.m.


1:35–2:50 p.m.

Skill-based activities, drills, fun games

2:50–3 p.m.

Pack up and dismissal

Rainy Day Activities:
World-class tennis programs always include classroom education. Strategy and mental acuity are best taught through conversation, blackboard visualization, and indoor testing. Part of our curriculum is to use rain days to improve our players’ tennis IQ. Our indoor activities are designed to further expand players’ skill sets.

  • The History of Tennis: Learning about the history of tennis helps to expand each player’s appreciation of the game. We may play some movies covering the origin of the game or the path to success for some tennis greats such as Serena Williams and others.
  • Indoor Activities: We have created over 50 exercises designed to develop and master motor skills, mental acuity, and focus as well as their understanding of the rules of the game.

NOTE: Depending on the amount of rain and the strength of the sun after a storm, it can take up to 1 ½ hours to get the courts safe for play.

Tennis Balls:
One of the cornerstones of the modern tennis system is the series of slow tennis balls designed to bounce lower and slower than typical regulation yellow tennis balls. The theory behind this design difference is that by tailoring the ball to the player, he/she is better able to master his/her swing resulting in longer rallies and more opportunities to hit the ball

  • Red – This is the slowest and softest ball, and is comprised of foam. The main goal of a red tennis ball is to build players' confidence and skill while allowing them to focus on racquet handling, movement, coordination, and, above all, fun.
  • Orange – Players with some tennis experience use the slower speed of orange tennis balls to focus on and develop basic shot techniques.
  • Green – Significantly faster than the red and orange tennis balls, players use the green tennis balls to continue to develop technique and maximize rally time.
  • Blue – The soft property of the blue tennis balls blended with their true yellow bounce properties make them the perfect transition to the next level of play.
  • Yellow – The official standard for tennis ball performance, yellow tennis balls are used for tournament play.

Electives are designed to be targeted and customized for each player’s needs. It gives our directors a chance to elaborate in detail on topics that are pertinent to participants’ interests and areas of weakness.

  • Before & After Video, $75: Parents do not always get the chance to witness their child’s improvements, so this video will allow you to see your child’s technical progression from the first to the last day. This professional piece will become a necessary and useful tool to share with other coaches and programs. Videos will be shot on the child’s first day of their first registered session and the last day of their last registered session. Allow two weeks for video editing and then final product will be sent via email. Check out a sample Before & After Video by clicking here.

Also check out Tennis Central’s Spartans Plus, Titan Training, and Academy for older campers.

Coach bios:

Coach Yann Auzoux is the founder of Tennis Central Corp. His international experience as a former Davis Cup player, ATP World Tour player and high-performance coach has exposed him to the best of tennis on all levels. Now with over 25 years of running successful tennis clubs, coaching elite high school competitors and pro players, and establishing himself as one of the most sought-after online tennis instruction personalities worldwide, Mr. Auzoux brings an unparalleled level of qualification to Tennis Central.

Coach Rok Bozic (master coach) has played tennis since the age of 5. Growing up in Slovenia, he competed in international junior tournaments around Europe. In his hometown club, he was exposed to some of the best coaches in the country and a whole arsenal of ATP players. He has been practicing and playing with the top 50 professionals in the world for his entire youth. Rok graduated from the University of the District of Columbia, where he was awarded the MVP title 3 years in a row and Best Senior Player in the East Coast Conference. He also ranked number 1 on his team and ranked 7th in the nation in doubles.

Coach Paula Avellan (site director) is a certified tennis instructor with over five years of experience as a coach. As a player, Paula has played in the WTA and ITF circuits, as well as at the University of the District of Columbia where she was the team captain and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Within Tennis Central, she serves as the childhood program specialist and supervises the Mini Spartans and Spartans Plus camps. Paula believes that strong technical foundations and tactical guidance from a young age are fundamental to develop players' skills and talents on and off the court. 

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Established in 1935, Landon Summer at Landon School offers traditional day camps and specialized programs for boys and girls, ages 3 1/2 - 17.


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