Boys and Girls Tennis Boys and Girls Tennis

Boys and Girls Tennis


Program Objectives

  • Develop ground stroke, serve-and-volley consistency, and technique
  • Practice doubles and singles strategy
  • Learn tennis conditioning
  • Discuss latest trends in tennis
  • Develop the power game
  • Ensure that every camper leaves with a better knowledge and enjoyment of the game

Now in its 10th year, the Boys and Girls Tennis Camp offers activities that include instruction, games, and match play. This camp is designed for boys and girls ages 8–15.

Campers will be offered a balance of match play and drilling in a relaxed setting with a low camper-to-coach ratio. Campers at all skill levels will work on their games on our beautiful, eight-court facility on the Babson campus.

Jim Berrigan, Camp Director

Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach, Babson College

Jim Berrigan begins his 19th year as head coach of the Babson College Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams, and 14th year as director of the Tennis Day Camp. Since his arrival, Berrigan has helped the men’s team post double-digit victories on seven occasions while reaching the NEWMAC Finals five times, including two of the last five seasons. Last season, Babson matched the school record for victories in a season en route to another NEWMAC Tournament title and the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth. He has the most wins in program history for both the Babson women’s program and men’s program. Berrigan has led the women to three NEWMAC championships, the third coming this past fall as the Babson Women upset No. 1-seeded MIT in the championship match. The women’s team currently is ranked No. 13 in the nation, its highest national ranking. First-year player, Yagmur Akgul of Istanbul, Turkey, finished the fall season ranked No. 1 in the Northeast. The men’s team reached its second straight NCAA tournament in the spring of 2014 and won its first tournament match. Berrigan has taught hundreds of lessons and has directed the summer tennis program at Great Harbors in East Falmouth the last six years. He is a certified USPTA tennis pro.​​​​