Our Mission

The Aloha Tennis Camps Mission

Aloha Tennis Camps is dedicated to providing professional tennis instruction to students in
under served communities around the nation. We strongly believe in the long-term benefits of
the life-long sport of tennis within and outside of the industry. By keeping the sport of tennis
alive and active within our communities, especially in unreached areas, we can and will greatly
affect, change, and inspire our youth.

Aloha Tennis Camps are Hawaiian themed tennis camps for students between the ages of 6-17. Students receive fact-based, statistically proven, and biomechanical tennis instruction. We’ve found that combining paradise and tennis is an exciting and fun way to introduce and maintain our youths’ interest in the sport.

Where it Began

Shelby Winkelmann

Aloha Tennis Camps Founder, Camp Director

  • USPTA Certified Tennis Professional
  • USPTA Certified Pickleball Professional
  • Head Tennis Professional, Kohanaiki Private Resort
  • Head Tennis Professional and Director of Activities, Rutgers Tennis Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy
  • Head Coach of Hawaii Preparatory Academy Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis

Aloha Tennis Camps was realized and created on the Big Island of Hawaii. While working as the Head Tennis Professional at the Rutgers Tennis Center under Director of Tennis – Mr. Jeff Lewis, I saw an opportunity to build and bring tennis camps to areas where our youth might not have the opportunity to receive quality, professional level tennis instruction otherwise. I feel blessed and excited that I am able to give back to our youth in ways other amazing mentors and teachers have done for me.

Special Thank You!

Jeff Lewis

Director of Tennis, Rutgers Tennis Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Jeff is an incredible teacher and mentor. He is an all around advocate for the sport of tennis. Especially inspiring, is his empathy and willingness to give all students the chance to learn while becoming better athletes. Without Mr. Lewis, Aloha Tennis Camps may have never been realized.

Scott Zerlaut

Mathematics Teacher and High School Tennis Coach, Grant Public Schools

As a high school tennis coach, Scott’s commitment, love of the game, and passion for helping our youth is unparalleled. Coach Z is and always will be held in high regards as an ambassador of not only tennis, but helping guide youngsters toward a path for success.

Vic Braden

Coaching Youth Tennis Pioneer, Vic Braden Tennis College

Mr. Braden has done an unbelievable amount of work, research, and discovery that has contributed to the game of tennis. His countless hours of research, instruction, and mentoring for today’s youth (much of which is adopted and implemented into the Aloha Tennis Camps curriculum) has expanded the opportunities for youngsters tremendously. This man blazed the path and laid the foundation so instructors of today can provide more fun, more efficient, and more lasting tennis instruction to all children.