Information for parents | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

We are looking forward to our tennis camps! Please read the following information prior to attending camp or if you would like further details about our camps.

About our Junior Tennis Camps: Our junior camps provide a fun, challenging and positive environment for the kids while learning a sport for a lifetime!  The kids will be provided stroke and strategy instruction, fun drills, games, rules of tennis and more! Each week will mix up the content to keep it fresh for those kids attending camp multiple times. The camps are designed for kids new to the game as well as those who have played a couple tournaments (some kids cannot rally yet and others are playing points---all are welcome). Students will be divided into groups according to level of play. We offer Academy Tennis Camps for kids who are playing full court matches. Tennis Coordinator approval is required for first time Academy participants.


What to Bring:

  • Tennis Racquet: We have extra racquets we can loan you during your first days while you get sized properly for a racquet, if needed.
  • Tennis Shoes and appropriate fitness/tennis clothes
  • Jacket if it is cool
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Snack


Site: The Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex is located at 2820 Prairie Meadow Drive in Iowa City. We are just down the street from the UI Hall of Fame as well as UI Sports Medicine on the west edge of campus. We have 12 outdoor and 8 indoor courts. Six of our indoor courts have Playsight, a state of the art smart court system for training and match play.

Tax ID #: For those of you needing a tax ID # for child care: IRS# 42-600-4813.

Cancellation policy: Refunds will be made only under extenuating circumstances. A $25 non-refundable fee will be applied to any cancellations. Please email if you need to cancel.

Weather: The summer tennis camps are scheduled outside. We will move indoors if we have inclement weather. There will also be a few indoor activities throughout the week to give kids a break. If we have extremely hot weather, we will be offering more breaks indoors and give kids plenty of opportunities to hydrate.

Typical Camp agenda:

  • 8:30-8:35 a.m. Check-in
  • 8:35-8:45 a.m. Warm up Activities
  • 8:45-10:15 a.m. Stations Kids will move station to station in groups based on level of play. Each station will focus on a specific skill.
  • 10:15-10:25 a.m. Break Indoors (lemonade/water break)
  • 10:25-10:45 a.m. Off Court Activities (i.e. soccer or kickball on the indoor turf)
  • 10:45-11:45 Match play (for kids capable of playing points) or on court tennis games.
  • 11:45-12:00 noon Sno Cone break
  • 12:00-12:20 pm Fun group game
  • 12:20-12:20 pm Wrap up


Connect with us:

Biweekly Tennis Email Newletter: to be added to this list, please sign up at camp check in or email if you will not be at check in. We will have announcements on tennis registrations, special events, fun rules, kid features and more! You may unsubscribe at anytime.

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