Aztec Tennis Club
Check out Aztec tennis at the King courts. Carleton and his team are doing private lessons and socially-distanced camps with pods of 12 kids at a time. Our sons attended and we felt very comfortable with the compliance with safety guidelines, including wearing of masks by kids and counselors. Options are for 3-hour "1/2 days" or 9 AM-3 PM full days.
My daughter loves Aztec Tennis Camp. The camp is full of a diverse group of kids. Carlton Jones and his staff keep the kids on their toes. The camp is year round and offers a fun energetic atmosphere. I recommend it as a great place for plenty of tennis growth and fun.
Carlton Jones (owner of Aztec Tennis) is terrific with kids! Motivating and patient and just such a great guy. Coaches from novice kids & teens to adults and really helps them love the game. Do check him out!
Aztec tennis on Hopkins might be what you are looking for. My son used to play for Aztec team at this age. The team has matches with other local clubs on Fridays. You do need to drive to various courts in Oakland, Berkeley or Alameda. There are also clinics on Sunday. Spring season is coming up. Good luck!
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I am recommending Aztec Tennis/Carlton Jones and his professional (and fun) staff. I was looking for a tennis summer camp that was the right ''fit'' for both of my children, 7 and 10 years old. The camp is full with children ages range from 5 to 16. Carlton Jones has a fun and unique way to work with children and Leo and coach PJ's just the perfect match for my boys. I feel this is the best tennis coach that we ever had! (I am a single mom) and i got a discount. We are very pleased with the services and i already see much improvement in my childrens games. I should mentioned that I myself took a private class with Carlton Jones and i was blown away by his patience (I'm a bit ''rusty'') and professionalism. I highly recommend him! Isabel
We have used Carlton and Aztec for three years and are very pleased.
My child did one or two summer sessions at Aztec, a few years ago, and both times my child found the classes overly-large, and the children seemed to do a lot of waiting in line to have their turn to hit. The local tennis clubs (the Claremont and Berkeley Tennis Club) seem to have a very high enrollment, too). As well, I didn't like the lack of supervision during the break--the kids seem to run all over the Hopkins park without adults within earshot. ...
Try Aztectennis.com - They teach classes at the courts on Hopkins St. near King Middle School. There are no fixed sessions; you buy 6 classes at a time and can join the beginners' class at any time. Our 10 tear old had a good time there before she decided to concentrate on swimming. soccerstepdad