Dot Summer Camp
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 425-285-9891 and we will set you up with an account profile. From there you can register on the phone, online at www.redmondtennisclub.com or by downloading the RTC app on your phone. Full payment is required at time of registration.
What is the refund policy?
Full refunds will be given up to 14 days before the camp start date. No other refunds will be granted.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
All campers should bring a water bottle and wear athletic clothes with non-marking shoes. Half-day campers should bring a snack. Full-day campers should bring lunch and two snacks. All campers are required to have a liability waiver on file as well as a medical and emergency form filled out.
What is the coach/student ratio?
There is an 8:1 coach/student ratio for all dot classes.
Is drop-in available?
No. Although RTC allows for flexible school-year scheduling, in the summer our Dot Program camps require full week commitment. This allows our instructors to develop instructional goals for the students from Monday thru Friday and also allows the kids to develop a bond with the coach and each other.
Is there before or aftercare available?
No. However, RTC Management and staff are always on site during open club hours. If you cannot register for the camp without before or aftercare camp please contact us and we will handle on a case by case basis.
Which RTC camp should I enroll my child in?
RTC offers the Premier Program for advanced players and the Dot Program for beginner players. As a general rule an older beginner (i.e. 10-12 years old) should register for the DOT Program and will be placed on orange or green ball. An advanced younger student (i.e. 8-10 years old) may be a good fit for the Premier Program. Students will be assessed on the first day of camp. A coach will speak to you if your child is not registered for the right camp.
What if my child has never played tennis before?
Children of all skill level are welcome to join the camps! Camp can be an excellent first introduction to the game of tennis. Coaches will assess the skill level of students new to RTC and place kids in age and level-appropriate small groups.
How do you divide kids into groups?
Students are divided into red, orange, and green dot based on their age and skill. On the first day of each week coaches will get to know each child and assign them to a group after an initial assessment.
What are red, orange, and green dots?
The USTA (United States Tennis Association) recommends a youth pathway with students starting out on 36’ courts and red balls eventually progressing to green ball on full size courts. https://netgeneration.usta.com is a great resource to learn more. These are guidelines only and younger students may be moved to orange or green and older students may be advised to spend some time on red or orange depending on individual needs.
What activities will my full-day camper participate in during the break?
The 12-1 supervised lunch break will include board games, arts and crafts, and outdoor sports and games. Water play (waterballoons, sprinklers) will be included one day a week and parents will be notified ahead of time.
What are “athletic skill games”?
Campers will develop coordination, agility, and flexibility essential to tennis with games that are fun while developing athletic skills. Visit http://tennisdrillshq.com/drills/kids-tennis/ for examples of games your child might play at camp to improve their athletic skills.
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