Tennis

2018 KOA Sports Tennis Program

IRC is happy to announce that starting in July, we have contracted with KOA Sports to arrange for tennis camps as well as lessons and other clinics. Programs will start the first week of July this year and if feedback is positive we plan to have KOA Sports run their programs for the whole season in 2019. Non-member friends and family are welcome to join in these activities, but will be required to pay an additional charge as non-members.

Initially, the day camps will be the main focus for KOA Sports but as we get closer to their kickoff date of July 2 2018, we will be working to get the following additional benefits in place:

  • Tennis Round Robins & Socials (i.e. Grand Slam watch parties and club tournaments)
  • Smartphone app for court reservations (no fee)
  • Communication system for tennis players to setup playing times
  • Dedicated onsite Director of Tennis during the tennis season

The Georgetown prep program will not be affected this year as they only run through the end of June.

While the courts will certainly be busier, we have asked KOA Sports to keep one court reserved for IRC member play at all times. In addition, later in the season they will release their app for IRC members to reserve a court time.

Below is a list of all the available formal programs and links for registration. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marco at Marco@KoaSports.org or call him at 301-943-1678. Also, you can visit Koa website at www.KoaSports.org. For IRC related questions you can contact Aziz Araji at aaraji@gmail.com.

Summer Camps (July 2-August 31, Monday through Friday)

Weekly Summer Camp Sessions (9 Camp Weeks):
Session 1 = July 2-6 (Camp day also on July 4!)
Session 2 = July 9-13
Session 3 = July 16-20
Session 4 = July 23-27
Session 5 = July 30-August 3
Session 6 = August 6-10
Session 7 = August 13-17
Session 8 = August 20-24
Session 9 = August 27-31

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER CAMP
9:00am-9:30am = Check-In & Warm-Up
9:30am-10:30am = Tennis Drills
10:30am-10:45am = Break/Snack
10:45am-11:45am = Pool (Swimming)
11:45am-12:45pm = Lunch
12:45pm-1:45pm = Fun Zone (basketball, board/card games, arts & crafts)
1:45pm-2:30pm = Fitness (running drills, games, jump rope)
2:30pm-3:45pm = Tennis games for prizes!
3:45pm-4:00pm = Pack-Up & Check-Out

Cost per camper per week Member Non-member
Full Day Camp Weekly Option
(9am-4pm)
$299 $325
Half Day Camp Weekly Option
(9am-12:30pm OR 12:30pm-4pm)
$160 $175
Weekly Lunch $50 $50
Before Care (8am-9am) $10 $10
After Care (4pm-6pm) $10 $10
Registration for Summer Tennis Camp
Member link Non-member link

Summer Tennis Classes for Juniors AND Adults AND Family

Junior Classes by Age Group – 9-week summer program July 2-September 1
4-6 Year-Olds
Monday: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

7-10 Year-Olds
Wednesday: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

10-12 Year-Olds
Monday: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00-12:30 p.m.

13-and-Older
Wednesday: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Adult Lesson Clinics – 9-week summer program July 2-September 1
Beginner-Intermediate Adults (2.0 to 2.5)
Monday: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Intermediate-Advanced Adults (3.0+)
Wednesday: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30-12:00 p.m.

Cost per player for 9 weeks Member Non-member
2 group classes per week $180 $198
1 group class per week $90 $99
Family summer pass for all tennis classes
(juniors and adults) during the summer months
$470 $515
Registration for Summer Tennis Classes
Junior Member link Non-member link
Adult Member link Non-member link

Tennis Lessons – Private, Semi-Private or Customized Group

1-hour lesson Cost per player
Private $65
Semi-Private $40
Customized Group
(3 or 4 players)
$25
Registration for Private, Semi-Private or Customized Group Lessons
Junior Junior link
Adult Adult link

Bios for the KOA Sports team

Marco, a USPTA certified Tennis instructor, takes great pride in sharing his passion for the sport with players of all ages in the Mid-Atlantic communities through Koa Tennis, a company which he runs and operates. On a mission to promote physical activity and sportsmanship values within the community, Koa Tennis provides professional grade tennis facilities, as well as a wide range of affordable and high-quality programs aimed at practitioners of all levels. Following a Bachelor’s of Science with a focus in Kinesiology & Sports Marketing / Management, Marco set out to deepen his studies and earn a Master’s degree in Sports Industry Management at Georgetown University. His professional experiences within the Tennis industry have been diverse, focusing on both the actual coaching and the business side. An extensive employment history allowed Marco to gain precious insights on the managerial and business areas of the industry. Previous experiences include working as an executive director at the Youth Impact Program and Program Manager at Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland. As a coach, Marco is passionate about interacting directly with tennis students and players: He has been a coach at institutions the likes of Flint Hill School (Oakton, VA), Holy Child School (Potomac, MD) and Chevy Chase Club (Chevy Chase, MD). For more information on Inverness Tennis, please contact Marco at Marco@KoaSports.org.

Lisa has been specializing in teaching tennis to young children since 1992. A college player with a degree from NYU Stern Business School, she left a career on Wall St when her children were born and began working with the original TennisKids program in Manhattan Beach, CA. She was one of the company’s initial franchisees, expanding its operations to include over fifteen locations and serving well over 1000 children in suburban New Jersey. She later formed Viva Tennis, one of the largest and most popular youth tennis programs in the state. In 2010 she was highlighted by the USTA as a “National Tennis Mom.” She strongly believes in a teaching environment based on positive reinforcement. Her goal, as a teacher of all ages, is to help students understand and develop a lifetime love of the game while having fun and staying healthy.

Perris is currently a touring tennis professional player and USPTA tennis instructor. He has been playing tennis at a high-performance level for over 10 years. Perris was one of the top Mid-Atlantic junior players for more than 15 years. He practices with top 100 professional players from all over the world including some players who compete in the Grand Slams. Perris is also a certified tennis instructor for over 5 years. He teaches players from all ages and skill levels. Perris has been with Koa Tennis for 3 years.

Nim is new to the Koa Tennis staff. Coach Nim went to Miami University (OH) where she received her undergraduate degree in Finance. Coach Nim played on the varsity tennis team for four years at Miami University where she competed in both singles and doubles matches. After graduating, Coach Nim became an assistant coach for the women’s tennis team. Coach Nim recently graduated from Georgetown University with a Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management. In 2017, Coach Nim worked for Lagardere Sports as an associate. She worked in the Special Events department for the Citi Open tournament and oversaw executing Citi Open’s first ever week-long junior summer camp along with overseeing various other tennis clinics and special events before and during the tournament.

2018 Georgetown Prep Spring and Summer Tennis Programming

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