Summer Camp: High Altitude Tennis
posted by: Guest Blogger
What makes High Altitude Tennis Summer Camps unique? Simply put, we put a lot of time and effort into understanding and communicating with our parents and students to find out what is important to them and here is what we found out.
The majority of parents are over-scheduled, multi-tasking and time crunched so having a quality summer camp located within 15-minutes of where they live is a top priority. This is why High Altitude Tennis has FOUR summer camp venues in FOUR convenient neighborhoods throughout Denver. We will look to expand this to more neighborhoods by listening to communities and their needs.
For students, they had two very important components they looked for in a summer tennis camp. First the camp must be fun! Let’s face it, adults or kids, we all want to have fun in a sport and that is generally what gets us hooked in the beginning. Next, once a student has been bitten the tennis bug, what makes this a sport they will be able to build self-confidence from and enjoy over the long-term? If a camp is only fun and doesn’t bake in proper skill development, frustration from mediocrity sets in and then over time (along with a lot of wasted money, missed shots and lost matches) the child says “sayonara” to the sport! That’s a lose, lose for everyone. This is why our accomplished team of coaches (www.highaltitudetennis.com/ab
What also makes High Altitude Tennis Summer Camps unique is where it began. High Altitude Tennis Academy was founded by Ryan Segelke in 2009. Ryan is Colorado native, a former professional tennis player, and WTA Tour Coach. While coaching on the WTA tour, Ryan’s players competed in all 4 grand slams. International junior players from around the world have also traveled to train with Ryan and his team from the likes of China, Australia, Peru and Africa to name a few.
We have learned many lessons over the years, and perhaps the most important is our core mission and what we are most passionate about. Our core mission is to make the biggest impact on the game of tennis that we possibly can and it is clear that this opportunity is right here, right now in Denver with local kids, beginner to advanced level. In addition, we are committed to helping those that cannot afford a quality program like ours gain access and we are proud to share that through www.thehatfund.org, a non-profit founded by Leslie Segelke, we are able to provide thousands of dollars in scholarships annually to students severely in need.
Learn more about High Altitude Tennis Summer Camps by visiting www.