Our traditional tennis camps (non match-play or college prep) are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of the modern tennis strokes. Some of the areas of focus for each level include:
• Beginners: The beginning level player will be introduced to the basics of the game. Emphasis will be placed on stroke production and the technical aspects of the swing in an effort to teach these young players sound fundamentals from the ground up.
• Intermediate: Intermediate level players will also focus on fundamental stroke production (to ensure proper technique), but will also be in put into game play situations to introduce these players to the competitive side of the game.
• Advanced: The more advanced players will work with stroke production in a competitive environment, but will also be introduced to the basic strategies of the game.
• High School / Tournament: Varsity high school and tournament players will focus on the strategic and competitive aspects of the game. Although there will be attention spent on the stroke fundamentals, more emphasis will be placed on point progression, court positioning, patterns and sequences, percentage plays and live ball drill work.
All campers check-in on the first day of camp between 1:00pm – 2:00pm at the camp dorm.
Commuters will depart each evening after at 8:15 pm if the do not wish to participate in evening social activities or 10:15 pm if they would like to participate in the social activities
Final competition and Awards ceremony: 3:30pm at the courts. (Parents invited to attend!)
Check-out is immediately following the awards ceremony on the last day of camp at 4:00pm.
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport is the T. F. Green International Airport, which is 11 miles from campus. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
Under the guidance of Brown University women’s tennis coach, Paul Wardlaw, a 25 year veteran of some of the nations best tennis camps, the Elite Training Camps place an emphasis on advanced strategies and point building patterns in a fun and competitive environment.
The Wardlaw Elite Coed Training camp and Elite Prospects camps are designed for top junior boys and girls ages 12-18 that play USTA tournaments or high-level high school tennis. The goal of the camp is to continue your development as a player while immersing you in and exposing you to a competitive college tennis environment. While technique will be evaluated and addressed, the aim of the camp is to focus on how to play and how best to prepare for junior, high school and college tennis.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BROWN CAMP INCLUDE:
Coach Wardlaw leading all camp sessions and working with all campers
Comprehensive and highly structured instructional program
College coaches and players as instructors
College experience on and off the courts
Social activities daily – movie night, swimming, Thayer Street adventures
Brown University Trainer available for all sessions
235 Hope St. Box 1932
Providence, RI 02912
Brown University head women’s tennis coach, Paul Wardlaw, is one of the most successful tennis coaches in college tennis. Now in his eighth year at Brown and twenty-seventh as a head coach, Coach Wardlaw has won at every level of collegiate tennis. Wardlaw’s Brown teams are annually nationally ranked and vie for NCAA post-season berths and Ivy titles. Wardlaw was named the 2009 Wilson ITA Eastern Region Coach of the Year. [...]
Prior to arriving in Providence, Wardlaw was the head women’s tennis coach at the University of Iowa in the Big Ten. His teams reached the Round of 16 of the NCAA National Team Championships in 1999 and the Round of 64 three other seasons. Before Iowa, coach Wardlaw won three NCAA Division III National Team Championships at Kenyon College in eight years. In 2000 Wardlaw was named Wilson/ITA Division III Coach of the Decade and the 1993 Wilson/ITA Division III Coach of the Year. Wardlaw is also author of Pressure Tennis, his games approach practice system and The Wardlaw Directionals, a tactical system used at all levels of play from the professional to high school.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Brown University is one of the strongest and most well respected in the Northeast. Consisting of top collegiate coaches and players, the staff is handpicked for their ability to teach and relate to young players in a friendly, thorough and responsible manner.
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