High Performance Camp


We are excited to offer our full time Summer program designed for high performance tennis players. The program will consist of 3 different components, a morning drill/technical session, a fitness session followed by a lunch break and then an afternoon competitive session with live ball play and match play.  Placement in the program is done by John Defilippo or Patrick Hirscht, and will be separated according to level. 

The program will run 9am - 2pm at both Sterling Farms and Westhill High School.  

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A typical day breakdown is as follows:

9am-9:15am - Arrival/check in followed by a dynamic warm up routine.  Kids will also get their court assignments and an explanation of the daily/weekly skill sets that are being addressed.  


9:15am-10am - Drilling/Feeding component. Intensive hand feeding and racket feeding drills addressing the daily/weekly objective.  Drills will be focused on shot/stroke development as well as tactical decision making and movement. 


10am-11am - Live Ball Competitive play with a focus on what was worked on during the drills.  Play will be designed so the students have to attempt the practiced drill skill set during competitive play. 


11am-11:30am - Dynamic Fitness focused on the movement patterns of the day, speed, explosiveness, balance, strength and endurance.   


11:30am-12pm - Rest/Lunch break 


12pm-12:15pm - Dynamic warm up routine where students will be assigned their match play opponents.  


12:15pm-1:45pm  - Competitive play where students will be encouraged to use the skill sets learned throughout the day in baseline or match play settings.  Students will play different players and compete given specific challenges and goals by the coaches.  Focus will be on competing like a champion and tactical development during set play.  


1:45pm-2pm - Cool down and post match stretch accompanied by coaches where students will be reminded of the daily/weekly objectives and analyze their progress prior to parent pick up at 2pm.   


Session Dates:     Monday June 19-Friday September 1, 2023

Session Times:     9:00am -2:00pm

Session Cost:       $575 per week or $125 daily rate

Session days:       Mondays- Fridays


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Meet the Directors

John Defilippo


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John Defilippo has been one of the top junior development coaches in the Northeast for over 30 years.He has placed hundreds of junior players in the best colleges in the country.


Patrick Hirscht


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Patrick Hirscht has been coaching for 20 years both in big academy and in private coaching settings. Patrick has coached some of the best players in the U.S. with one of his players ranking in the top 20 in the word junior rankings as well as winning a junior Grand Slam double title at the U.S. Open.


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Camp Locations:

Sterling Farms

1349 Newfield Avenue

Stamford, CT 06905

Westhill High School

125 Roxbury Road

Stamford, CT 06905