We’re for having fun while becoming players!

High Performance Camps for High School Varsity Competitors

This summer are my annual High Performance Camps for Competitive Players.  For seasoned High School players I’m offering two camps:

  • June 24-28 Boys High School Varsity Starters
  • July 22-26 Boys High School lower varsity Players / Girls High School Varsity Singles Players


For 4 hours each day players will do outstanding developmental work for their game, make themselves stronger competitors, develop their tennis IQ, push themselves physically, and have a lot of fun, too.

Outstanding Coaching — Alexander Winslow is the owner of the Winslow Tennis Academy; a U.S.P.T.A.-certified instructor; member of the Wilson Gold Staff Advisory Program; and long-time coach of numerous successful high school varsity players.   He is a former nationally-ranked junior, Division 1 university starting varsity player, and head coach of the Bishop O’Dowd High School boys and girls varsity teams. Contact email: alexander@winslowtennisacademy.com  c: 510.220.0067

Spend the week with Peers — The camaraderie and competition among the players should be outstanding, and I’m already looking forward to it.

Schedule — Monday through Friday, 1-5pm daily.  Harding Park. 

Superior Instructional Environment — Alexander is the only coach for the entire camp.  We use two courts, so we keep the participant list small and enjoy an excellent coach-student ratio.  

Cost:  $525.  1-5pm daily, 20 hours for the week.

In addition, another six (6) academy graduates are returning members of their high school varsity tennis teams for their second or third years, with a slew of victories under their belts from the previous season’s team matches and tournaments — Congratulations to juniors Briana (Salesian College Prep), Cheyenne and Jayden (El Cerrito High), and Jack (Berkeley High), and sophomores Leighton (Berkeley High) and Nahele (Albany High).

This totals 13 Winslow Tennis Academy active or graduate members currently playing high school varsity tennis in the Berkeley-Albany-El Cerrito-Richmond region, including three starters on the Berkeley High Boys team.  All 13 of these bright, young players follow the academy’s credo, “We have fun while getting after it.”  

Kids Summer Tennis Camps 2024

Our Super Fun Kids Summer Tennis Camps take place at sunny, breezy Harding Park and start the week of June 10-14.  We keep kids moving, learning and having fun.

Winslow Tennis Academy’s Super Fun Kids Summer Tennis Camps

Dates

  • June 10-14               Teenagers ages 14-17
  • June 17-21               Youngest Players Ages 7-9. 9am-12:30pm
  • June 24-28               Kids ages 10-12
  • July 8-12                   Kids Ages 12-14
  • July 15-19                 Teenagers ages 14-17
  • July 22-26                 Kids Ages 12-14
  • July 29-August 2     Kids Ages 10-12
  • August 5-9                Youngest Players ages 7-9. 9am-12:30pm


Schedule 

Weekly Monday-Friday.  Camp sessions are 9am-12:30pm and/or 1-4:30pm.  Some camps will be one 3.5-hour session only, while other camps will have both Half Day and Full Day options; details are being finalized.

Spend the week with Peers and Friends 

Each week is devoted to a particular age group and skill range.  Players at the higher end of their age group who have advanced skills can participate in a camp for an older age group.

Superior Learning Environment 

Camp is purposefully small in scale and double the positive vibes.  We have an excellent coach-student ratio and kids get plenty of individual attention.  Our coaches are experienced, well trained, great with kids, and love tennis.

Daily Activities

  • Drills for Technique, Mechanics and Footwork
  • Lively Games, Team and Individual Contests; Singles and Doubles Competition.
  • During breaks we provide choices: play more tennis; hang out in the shade with snacks and board games; and, usually twice/week play frisbee or soccer on the field.


Cost: 
9am-12:30pm session $380.  1-4:30m session $320.  For those camps offering both sessions for a Full Day 9am-4:30pm:  $580.  $50 sibling discount.  $50 discount for current academy players who bring in a friend from outside my academy.  

To Register or for More Information, contact:  Alexander Winslow, owner, Winslow Tennis Academy; USPTA-certified Instructor; member, Wilson Gold Staff Advisory Program; successful coach of numerous winning high school varsity players.

Email: alexander@winslowtennisacademy.com 
Phone: (510) 220.0067

Saturday Classes and Clinics this Summer!

Our current Saturday classes and clinics for different age groups and skill levels will continue this summer in El Cerrito.  Current and new players can participate with their peer group on whichever and however many Saturdays that work for you on a pay-as-you-go basis.   We keep class sizes small and have an excellent teacher-student ratio.
 
We have classes for our less experienced and/or younger players on Saturday afternoons at Cerrito Vista.  We will be expanding these classes on both ends of the age spectrum to now include 6-year old’s and also older teenagers in the mid-afternoon.  Cost: $30 for one-hour classes; $35 for 1.5-hour clinics. 
 
Our clinics for older, more advanced and competitive players are with Coach Alexander at Harding Park.  These are 1.5 hours each.  Cost: depends on number of players but almost always is $40 or $45. 
 
Contact:    Alexander Winslow, Winslow Tennis Academy; U.S.P.T.A.-certified teaching professional; Member, Wilson USPTA Gold Staff Advisory Program.  Email:  alexander@winslowtennisacademy.com
Cell 510.220.0067
We keep players moving, learning and having fun.  Tennis is a great game, we teach them how to play — we teach excellent mechanics, technique and footwork; we have really good teacher-student ratios; and we use a big variety of games, drills, contests, and competitions. 

Spring 2024 Kids Tennis Classes and Clinics

Our Spring 2024 Kids Tennis Classes are underway!  We offer small group classes and clinics for kids of all skill and experience levels  — we develop young kids, older kids, beginners, and high school varsity and tournament players. We also have an active junior development program and a junior team that provides players opportunities to compete.

We keep players moving, learning and having fun.  Tennis is a great game, we teach them how to play — we teach excellent mechanics, technique and footwork; we have really good teacher-student ratios; and we use a big variety of games, drills, contests, and competitions. 
Location: Sunny, breezy El Cerrito.  Classes are located at one of 3 locations:  Harding Park; Cerrito Vista; and Arlington Park.
 
Cost for Classes with Assistant Coaches:  $30/hour for one-hour classes; $35 for 1.5-hour clinics. 
 
To sign up, contact: Coach Alexander Winslow, owner, Winslow Tennis Academy; U.S.P.T.A.-certified instructor; member, Wilson Gold Staff Advisory Program.
Email: alexander@winslowtennisacademy.com  Cell: 510.220.0067
 Classes are organized by age range and skill level so that kids are in classes with their peers.  Classes that have room for select new players:  
 
  • Mondays 4-5pm                     Advanced Beginners and Intermediate Players Ages 12 & 13 
  • Mondays 5-6pm                     Advanced Beginners and Intermediate Players Ages 9-11
  • Mondays 4-5:15pm*              Advanced Players Ages 12-14  
  • Tuesdays 4-5pm                    Intermediate Players Ages 14-16
  • Wednesdays 3:30-4:15pm*   Youngest Players Ages 7-early 9  
  • Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm    Advanced Beginners and Intermediate Players Ages 9-13 
  • Thursdays 4-5:15pm *           Advanced and Competitive Players Ages 13-15
  • Fridays 4-5pm                        Beginners and New Players Ages 12-15
  • Saturdays 12-1pm                  Advanced Beginners and Intermediate Players Ages 9-11
  • Saturdays 1-2pm                    Youngest Players Ages 7-early 9
  • Saturdays 2-3:30pm               Intermediate Players Ages 12-14
  • Saturdays 3:30-5pm               Intermediate Players Ages 14-16
  • Saturdays 9:30-11am             Advanced Players Ages 12-14
  • [Saturday 11am-12:30pm]      High School starting Varsity Players — currently full but may soon change
  • Saturdays 12:30-2pm             High School lower Varsity Players 
  • [Saturdays 2-3:30pm]             Advanced and Competitive Players Ages 13-15 — currently full but may soon change
  • Sundays                                 We soon will be starting one or two new classes for Beginners and New Players
 
* Class time will expand by 15 minutes as soon as evenings get lighter.

Winslow Tennis Academy Players Grabbing Spots on High School Varsity Tennis Teams

We’re delighted to announce that seven (7) long-time members of the Winslow Tennis Academy’s junior development program, mostly 15-year old Freshman, last week made their respective high school varsity tennis teams.  More than half of these players had to make it through tryouts and cuts.  Big congratulations to Celian, Yanir and Sasha at Berkeley High; Cole and Jack at El Cerrito High; Nathan at St. Mary’s; and Shinghan at Albany High. 

In addition, another six (6) academy graduates are returning members of their high school varsity tennis teams for their second or third years, with a slew of victories under their belts from the previous season’s team matches and tournaments — Congratulations to juniors Briana (Salesian College Prep), Cheyenne and Jayden (El Cerrito High), and Jack (Berkeley High), and sophomores Leighton (Berkeley High) and Nahele (Albany High).

This totals 13 Winslow Tennis Academy active or graduate members currently playing high school varsity tennis in the Berkeley-Albany-El Cerrito-Richmond region, including three starters on the Berkeley High Boys team.  All 13 of these bright, young players follow the academy’s credo, “We have fun while getting after it.”  

Schedule & Pricing

Monday-Friday. $50 Sibling discount. Free drop-off starting at 8:30am.  Payment plans available for families who prefer that convenience.

Location

Harding Park, on Ashbury Ave. in El Cerrito, next to Harding Elementary School.

Safety

I am fully vaccinated with both my vaccination shots. We will maintain social distancing, and we will wear masks not at all times when playing but at all times when we are standing near each other, such as when practicing serves and having group discussions.  There will be no sharing of beverages or food between players.

Spots are limited!

I will subsequently send you a registration form, including a detailed memo with guidance regarding food, clothing, appropriate footwear, sunscreen and more.

Health and Safety

Tennis is a great sport and we’re fortunate to be able to play and teach such a vigorous activity in a really nice outdoor environment. Youngsters need to eat a good dinner and a good breakfast, get plenty of good sleep, hydrate regularly, and wear sunscreen. Make sure they bring a full water bottle and wear appropriate clothes and shoes.   My assistant coaches are experienced, highly trained, love tennis, and are responsible, safety conscious and supportive with kids.  Thanks to some of the lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic, during our lessons we generally minimize physical contact and don’t share towels, clothing or beverages.  Some kids choose to wear masks, others don’t, either way is perfectly fine.

Alexander Winslow, owner, Winslow Tennis Academy; long-time USTPA-certified teaching professional and team coach; member, Wilson Gold Staff Advisory Program; former nationally ranked junior player and starting member, San Jose State University varsity men’s tennis team.

Berkeley- and El Cerrito-based Winslow Tennis Academy is for players of all ages and levels. We have fun while getting after it.  Coach Alexander develops young kids, older kids, beginners, high school varsity and tournament players, and has an active junior development program and junior team.  I also delight in working with adults, whether those learning for the first time, rediscovering their games, playing social doubles, or competing in U.S.T.A. league matches.   I teach excellent mechanics, footwork and shot-making techniques; keep players moving, drilling and having fun; and strengthen players’ quickness and conditioning.  With advanced competitive players, we also work on point tactics, shot selection, match strategies and management, and mental approaches; I help them win more points and become more confident competitors.