Covid 19 Camp Updates

1) Parents will need to fill out two release forms: a Covid19 and standard RDUTennis form. To avoid exchanging paperwork, we ask that they are scanned and emailed back prior to camp. Please let us know if this isn’t possible.

2) Campers are not required to wear masks. We encourage parents to approach our staff in masks to chat, as staff will be wearing a mask during pick-up and drop-off procedures. Staff is not required to wear a mask during coaching with the heat and the ability to stand 6 ft+ apart from campers.

3) If your child feels any symptoms of Covid19 or any other illness, please do not bring them to camp that day and for the remainder of the week. You will be issued a prorated credit with no expiration date.

4) Please pack snacks and a cooler with enough space to hold ice packs and enough water/sports drinks for the entire half-day camp dynamic. Water coolers provided by the club will not be available under the current phase 2 of reopening. We will have a 30-45 minute snack/rest break on the courts and in shaded areas while maintaining social distancing measures.

5) Staff will be using spray hand sanitizer purchased at Top Of The Hill Distillery frequently during camp. We will spray children’s hands from a distance before snack and at any time they desire. If you prefer a different hand sanitizer, please pack some for your child.

6) We will do our best to police social distancing measures and not permit campers to pick up tennis balls. Our staff will pick up tennis balls at all times.

American University offering Full Day camp option

RDUTennis, the program for children that launched in DC just a few years ago, has been so successful, it’s returning for another summer with even more tennis opportunities for area kids!
Once again, tennis camps will be offered for ages 5-14 at American, Catholic, and Trinity Universities throughout the summer. And for the first time, full-day camp will be available at the American University location — the only tennis camp in Northwest DC to run from 8:30am – 5:30pm (and that’s not including after care). Half-day camps will still be an option, too.
While tennis is the main focus of the program, kids can enjoy other activities, too. There’s time for swimming, and they may also choose to participate in soccer, basketball, and arts & crafts.
For more camp details, including descriptions, pricing, schedules, and registration, visit the RDU Tennis website. Inquiries can also be addressed to Brian Rosenthal at

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Giveaway: Want a chance to win a week of camp with RDUTennis at the American University location this summer? Leave a comment below, telling me your favorite Winter Olympics sport to watch. To be eligible to enter, you must like the RDUTennis Facebook Page. You can also get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page. This giveaway will run through Wednesday, March 7, 2018, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!
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South Charlotte Summer Tennis Camps

RDUTennis is proud to announce 4 partnerships in the Southpark/South Charlotte region of the city. Cameronwood Swim and Racquet Club, Fairmeadows Swim and Racquet Club, Olde Georgetown Swim and Tennis Club, and Southpark Swim Tennis Club offer the same half-day camp dynamic.

Each venue offers 60 minutes of monitored swim time by RDUTennis staff and lifeguards for our campers to cool off at the end of the day. An exciting way to spend summer on the courts and at the pool for ages 5-14. These camps are designed for the novice level player, and we do welcome intermediate campers as well.

Search dates, fees, and schedules in the Charlotte/Piedmont region of our website.

Enroll for spring clinics in North Carolina!

Spring clinics are open to the public and cater to beginner and intermediate players who are looking to develop their skills in a fun, non-intimidating environment.

The one-hour clinics will be operating at more than 30 locations throughout the state, from Blowing Rock through the Triad and Triangle and out towards the coast.  The programs last for 8-weeks and are open to both children and adults.

For students attending year-round schools, RDU Tennis offers track-out camps. The camps are held in Durham, Morrisville and Wake Forest and have both half and full-day options. Camps combine tennis instruction and matches with other athletic activities throughout the day.

Clinic dates and times vary by location, so visit to find a clinic near you to fit your schedule.

Giveaway! RDU Tennis is Serving up Clinics and Camps this Spring

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RDU Tennis, the largest tennis management service based in North Carolina, launched its tennis program for children in Washington, DC, nearly two years ago with summer camps at Washington Trinity and American Universities. The program has been such a hit here, they are now offering spring clinics for kids and adults as well as Spring Break camp this year. Even better, you have a chance to win a week of camp for your child in the latest KFDC giveaway!

The follow are details on the clinics and camp:

Spring 2017 Clinics

American University
Saturdays, March 25 – May 6 (6 classes – no class Easter Weekend, April 15)
Grades K-3: 10:30am – 11:30am
Grades 4-8: 11:30am -m12:30pm
Fee: $80

Trinity Washington University
Sunday, March 26 – May 7 (6 classes – no class Easter Sunday, April 16)
Adult beginner: 2-3pm
Grades K-3: 3-4pm
Grades 4-8: 4-5pm
Fee: $80

Spring Break Camp at Trinity Washington University
RDU Tennis Spring Break camp is offered as full day 9:15am – 5:30pm or half day 9:15am – 1pm. Activities include instructional tennis, basketball, soccer, volleyball, yoga, arts & crafts, and monitored swim time by RDUTennis staff and lifeguards.

Dates: April 17-21
Ages: 5-14
Fees: $225 for full day option, $125 half day
(daily drop-in fees are available pro-rated)

Drop off period is 8-9:15am, and programming begins at 9:15am sharp.
Pick-up period is 1pm for half-day, and 4-5:30pm for full-day. Extended care until 6pm is available for $25 prior to camp.

For more information about RDU Tennis programs, and to sign up your child (or yourself), visit the RDU Tennis website.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a week of Spring Beak Camp ($225 value) for your child at Trinity Washington University April 17-21, simply leave a comment below – bonus chance to win for entering on the KFDC Facebook page, too. To be eligible, you must like RDU Tennis on Facebook. This giveaway will run through February 8, 2017, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RDU Tennis LLC, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

RDUTennis Returns with More Summer Camp Options and a Giveaway!

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Linda Samuel


RDUTennis, the largest tennis management service based in North Carolina, launched its tennis program for children in Washington, DC, last summer, with camps at American and Washington Trinity Universities. The program was so successful that RDU is back, and they’re offering even more tennis opportunities for area kids. Not only will they operate summer camp at more locations in the District, they are also running after school programs at several local elementary schools.
Along with the camps at American and Trinity, RDU will begin summer sessions at St. Anselm’s Abbey School and Catholic University in July and August for ages 5-14. And one of the best things about RDUTennis camps is the affordability — weekly rates are great compared to many summer programs in the area: Camp fees are $225 for the full day option, and $125 for the half-day option at most locations.
For pricing, camp details, schedules, and registration, visit the RDUTennis website. Inquires can also be addressed to Brian Rosenthal at
Giveaway: Want a chance to win a week of camp with RDU Tennis at the American University, Catholic University, or St. Anselm’s location? Simply leave a comment below, telling me your favorite summer activity. To be eligible, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (sign-up is on the left). This giveaway will run through Tuesday, March 8, and a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. The winner will choose a session at one of the three locations. Good luck!

RDUTennis teams up with McConnell Golf in Greenville

RDUTennis is a tennis management service based in Raleigh, NC. They service nearly 30 facilities in North Carolina and in Washington, D.C. RDUTennis previously served as the tennis instruction for Brook Valley Country Club for 3 years until Greenville Country Club took over Brook Valley.


Now with the switch to McConnell Golf, RDUTennis is excited at their return to the club. Especially with a very successful summer camp progressing at great speed. With this already under their belt this summer, RDUTennis offered a series of 5 weeks of summer camp, along with youth and adult clinics.


The company hired Mirrah Warren (a junior at East Carolina University). She has many years of experience with coaching adults and children throughout her high school and college career. She is available for private lessons for members, and currently teaches the Fall Tennis Clinics held every Thursday evening at the Club. RDUTennis plans to offer another series of camps in 2016, along with a clinic program for adults and children lined up in March.


If you have any questions about tennis or the program, please contact Brian Rosenthal at (919)395-7329 or Mirrah Warren can be reached via email for lessons at Visit our website at


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RDUTennis travels north to Washington D.C.

Want to ace it on the summer camp sign-up? RDUTennis, a new camp coming to DC in June, is offering both full and half-day sessions for kids ages 5-14. Even better, they’re giving KFDC readers a discount on registration! (Advantage: You.)
RDUTennis, LLC has already established itself as a leader in tennis instruction in North Carolina, offering both youth and adult programs year-round. They’re taking it north this summer, partnering with Trinity Washington and American Universities, to bring their programs here to the nation’s capital.
Trinity Washington University camp will operate for five weeks as a full or half-day camp option in week-long sessions June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, and August 10-14. This location will serve as a tennis camp with other sports and amenities offered as a break from the courts. Cost for the full day is $375 for non-members of the facility and $300 for members. Half-day fees are $200 for non-member of the facility and $175 for members.
American University camp will operate for two consecutive weeks, July 27-30 and August 3-6, as a half-day camp option from 9am – 1pm daily. Cost is $200 per child with a sibling discount of $175 per child.
KFDC readers can get a discount on both camps simply by mentioning KidFriendly DC — $50 off the full-day camp at Trinity Washington and $25 off the half-day camp at American. Just send an email to Brian Rosenthal at when you register and let him know you heard about his camp here.

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Top 5 Reasons to Start Playing Tennis

It’s still may be cold outside, but you may already be thinking about some fun options to keep your kids active this spring or you may be considering picking up a new skill yourself. When considering a new activity that’s both beneficial to your health and enjoyable, tennis is a perfect contender. Here are five reasons you or your kids should start playing tennis this spring.

  1. Tennis is a great way to exercise. There are dozens of health benefits from playing tennis, both physical and mental. Just to name a few, playing tennis will help build leg strength, increase agility, strengthen bones and burn calories. For maximum physical benefits it’s important that you’re using the best tennis rackets suited for your body. Plus, tennis has been shown to increase brain function and ability.
  2. You learn sportsmanship and teamwork. Tennis presents a learning opportunity, for children and adults, to take part in aRDU Tennis, Tennis Classes/Camp in Raleigh, NC competitive sport in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Playing doubles will also require communication and working together with your teammate.
  3. Tennis is a social sport. It’s an easy way to meet new people and gives you a fun activity to participate in together.
  4. It can provide opportunities for your future. Beyond just meeting new people, you may find that playing tennis opens doors in the business world. When networking with other professionals, playing tennis gives you common ground and an occasion to get to know the other person better.
  5. It’s fun!  You can’t deny the enjoyment that comes from playing a sport with another person. You’ll likely forget you are even exercising while you do it!

Now that you’ve heard some of the great benefits that come from playing tennis, you may be wondering how to get involved. RDU Tennis clinics are a perfect place to start! We host dozens and clinics and classes all over North Carolina.

Our clinics are open to the public and are specifically geared towards beginner and intermediate players. The goal is to give new players a place to learn the game where they feel comfortable and not intimated by more experienced players.

RDU Tennis offers one-hour weekly clinics that last for eight weeks and are open to both children and adults. We also hold track-out camps during the week for students in year-round schools in Wake and Durham County.

We have more than 30 locations across the state and are adding new ones all the time, so visit to find a clinic or camp near you. Camps and clinics start mid-March, but dates and times also vary by location.