On April 15, Jai and Camilo arrived from Maryland and stayed a week at Gildemeister Tennis Academy, partaking in the room and board program offered.
Camilo trained at GMT last year as well, whereas Jai was new to the program.
In addition, Gijs and Hugo Fidler, who are highly ranked players from Aruba, trained at GMT for a week. This was not their first visit here because they came last summer for a few weeks.
Also, Victoria Cooksey, from Utah, is currently training at the academy for three weeks, where she will be competing in tournaments, and in July, six athletes from Chile will arrive.
The opportunity for tennis players from other states or countries to come train at GMT not only benefits them, but our local players as well. They are exposed to different cultures and different styles of play.
Summer is solely a few months away, so a great place to train at is Gildemeister Tennis Academy. You can find our summer camp schedule in our Programs page with information about times and training.
We also offer room and board options to campers who come from across the country or from as far as South America. But, we also host day campers from throughout the Tampa Bay Area.
We, at GMT, are aware a student athlete’s life becomes extremely busy during the school year, so we ensure to offer the best training sessions during the summer to enable our athletes grow as tennis players.
It is hard work, but, in the end, the results prove to be amazing.
One of our students, Bobby James-Rodil (USA) said, “The constant repetition of drills, the matches, and the coaches make the experience enjoyable in the brutal Florida weather. But, at the same time, I feel I grow as a player, mentally and physically. And, the experience of playing with kids from other countries is cool as well.”
To reserve a place in our June through August of 2019 summer camp, please visit our Contact page.