If you’re looking to keep your kids active and healthy over the school break, sports camps are a great solution for the summer camp 2023 experience. Here’s why you’ll want to check out UFIT’s summer camps for teens and kids. Plus, we look at different Singapore tennis camps to choose from!
Summer camp 2023: Why choose a sports camp?
While a sports camp can certainly help your kids improve their sports skills, the benefits go far beyond learning to hit a ball. It’s actually an opportunity for your children to grow socially, physically and cognitively, too. Here are five ways your child can benefit from enrolling in a summer camp with sports activities.
#1 It’s an opportunity for kids to unplug – and exercise!
Summer camp is a great opportunity for kids to ditch their screens and get outdoors! Not only does it get them out of the house to have some fun, but it also gets them moving. And, that, of course, is key to both their physical and mental health.
Trading their technology for physical activity and team sports will also set the scene for friendship-building, and real-life interaction with kids outside of their school circles.
#2 Builds social skills and friendships
Making new friends and socialising is, of course, one of the greatest benefits of summer camp for teens and kids. Not only do children develop key life skills through socialising – for example, sharing and decision-making – but they also get to flex their interpersonal skills and develop self-awareness.
What’s more, summer camp friendships can be extra special. Many adults (myself included!) count some of our best memories at camp, and have kept in touch with fellow campers over the years.
#3 Encourages teamwork skills
Sports camp is a great place for developing teamwork skills. These are important in all aspects of life, from school and extracurricular activities to college and the workplace. Learning how to support and rely on others, and the value of working as a team to succeed, lets kids feel that they are an essential piece in the larger puzzle. This invaluable lesson can’t be taught – it must be learnt.
#4 Builds confidence and independence
Summer camp is a great opportunity for kids to try new things and face various challenges without their parents present. This, in turn, can help build their independence and self-esteem, both of which can translate into other areas of life. For example, you might find your child is more confident in school sports after summertime. Or, you may notice they have an increased willingness to try new activities down the track.
#5 It’s fun and engaging for children of all ages
Of course, all these life skills can be developed best in a fun and enjoyable setting. Not only does research suggest that kids learn best when they’re engaged and having fun, but studies have also shown that kids learn most efficiently when they’re moving their bodies!
Sports camp is therefore a great way to ensure that kids are actively learning and having fun at the same time.
UFIT’s summer tennis camp for teens and kids
If you’d love for your child to learn or perfect his or her tennis skills this holiday break, and have fun at the same time, you’ll want to check out UFIT’s summer tennis camps (running every week, from 5 June to 18 August 2023) open to children aged to 5 to 16. Groups are divided according to age and ability, and camps cater to both newbies and players with their eyes on a grand slam.
Run by world-class tennis coaches at Savitar Tennis Centre (Fairmont Hotel in City Hall), there are two different camps to choose from.
Development tennis camp
This is designed for players who are starting to understand the balance between fun and competitive tennis. Over the course of the camp, your child will learn new skills, improve on the strengths of their game and compete in match play.
This tennis camp runs weekly from 9am to 12pm on weekdays from 5 June to 18 August. It’s $425 for five days of camp, which is pro-rated for fewer days.
Performance tennis camp
This camp is designed for players competing in or aspiring to compete in school teams, SPEX, JTT or ITF tournaments. UFIT’s tennis coaches will place players in challenging situations, and provide customised lesson plans to meet their tennis goals. It’s a great way for young players to learn new strategies and tactics through intense drills and live ball point situations so they can take their game to the next level.
Performance tennis camp runs weekly from 1pm to 4pm on weekdays from 5 June to 18 August. It’s $425 for five days of camp, pro-rated for fewer days.
You can find out more about UFIT’s summer tennis camps and register your child here.
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