COLORADO COLLEGE – Colorado Springs, CO
4.8 Stars – Based on 8 User Reviews
Day Camp with Half Day option
One of the most popular tennis camps in Colorado, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Colorado College offers 1 week of incredible fun and tennis training. Under the guidance of Asst. Men & Women’s Tennis Coach Ilona Wilson, this camp features full and half-day camp options. Quickly gaining a reputation as a sought-after summer event for all ages, come see why our Colorado Tennis Camp should not be missed!
Throughout the week each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work, and game/match play daily. Campers are broken into small instructional groups with those of similar age, ability, and experience so each child is working in a group that is commensurate with their experience level. We tailor each program to the level of the players.
Action-packed with not only tennis fun, but a swimming break daily for full-day campers, the Colorado College tennis camp is the highlight of the summer for kids ages 7-18.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE:
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Safety prioritized on and off court
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
- Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers
- Session I : June 5-9, 2023
- Full Day: $475 per week
- Half Day: $325 per week
- Full Day Option:
- Mon-Thur 9am – 3pm
- Friday 9am – Noon
- Half Day Option:
- Monday – Friday 9am – Noon
- Boys and Girls ages 7-18 of all skill levels. Open to any and all.
Our traditional tennis camps are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of modern tennis strokes. We tailor the instruction to the skill level and experience of each level of player. 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 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 input into gameplay 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.
Note: A skills evaluation is done on the first day of camp and we will assign students to small instructional groups with kids of similar age, ability and experience level. Players will continue to be evaluated throughout the week and coaches will move kids into situations to push them and help ensure they are in a comfortable learning environment.
Lunch is provided for all Full day campers Monday – Thursday
Unfortunately, we do not have indoor courts on campus and in the event of inclement weather we will have to adjust accordingly. We will supplement the tennis with fitness and footwork drills, video tennis analysis, mental coaching. We also have access to the Recreation center and will fill out the day with recreational activities. Please be assured we will do everything in our power to ensure maximum outdoor tennis throughout the week and will make every effort to communicate with the families on those days of poor weather.
Q: Are there Skill Requirements for this camp?
Per NCAA rules, our sports camps are open to all entrants. Enrollment is limited only by age, grade level, gender, and capacity restrictions as specified by each camp.
Q: What type of campers attend this camp?
Our camps are open to all levels of tennis players. We have players from absolute beginner to high school / Tournament level.
We design our camps to teach the technical basics and love of the game to the beginning player, to introduce strategical decision making, and more advanced technique to the intermediate player, while building on their current stroke production, and to put the advanced players into pressured, strategical and competitive situations.
Q. What is the ratio of campers to staff?
Groups will be divided into small instructional groups of approximately 5-6: 1 camper to coach. Some camps/sessions offer higher or lower ratios based on the curriculum.
Q. If the camp is full, do you have a waiting list?
To be added to the waitlist, please register here (there is no fee to join the waitlist).
Q. Should I purchase camp/cancellation insurance?
We recommend all families purchase camp/cancellation insurance if they are concerned about the investment they are making in the camp. Kids do get injured, sick and family plans change from the time of registration leading up to the camp. Camp insurance allows peace of mind and has many benefits in any of these events. Please review our policies page for more information about camp/cancellation insurance. Click Here
Airport transportation may be available upon request for those flying into camp.
More Info / UTR
None at this time.
Pertinent Camp Information for Check-in
Forms / Balance Due
Camp Waiver (required):
Your Liability Waiver was signed during the registration process and is complete as long as your registered online.
Medical Form (required):
Each camper must have a completed and signed medical form brought to check-in on the first day of camp. – Download Form here
A physical exam is not required for campers. If the camper needs medical or disability accommodations, including significant food allergies that require special meals, please email the office.
To check if you have a remaining balance, you can access your account here.
Check-In / Check-Out Information
Check-in / Drop off:
- Check-in / Drop off Time: 8:45-9am daily
- Check-in / Drop off Location: Varsity Tennis Courts
- Check-in / Drop off Address: 44 West Cache la Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Check-out / Pick up:
- Check-out / Pick up Time: Mon-Thursday 3pm & Friday 12:00pm for Full Day Campers / 12:00pm daily for half day campers
- Check-out / Pick up Location: Varsity Tennis Courts
- Check-out / Pick up Address : 44 West Cache la Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
- Lunch provided Monday-Thursday for full day campers
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
ASSISTANT MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH
Ilona Wilson is in her ninth season as the assistant coach for the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Colorado College. She joined the program prior to the spring portion of the 2013-14 season after spending one season as the girls tennis coach at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs.
In addition to her duties at CC, Wilson is on the tennis staff at the Monument Hill Country Club in Monument, Colo.
A 1999 graduate of Hofstra University, she played tennis on an NCAA Division I scholarship there, serving as team captain her final three years and earning a spot on the American East Conference honor roll her last two. The two-time team MVP also earned a master’s degree in physical education from Hofstra in 2001.
Wilson previously coached at Hofstra and Ithaca College in New York, and was a physical education instructor at Cornell University. She also has considerable experience teaching and coaching at the elementary and high school levels.
Wilson and her husband Bill, the head coach for the men’s lacrosse team at the Air Force Academy, have two daughters, Abigail and Olivia.
He was named the SCAC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year award after leading the Tigers to a second-place finish at the 2015 SCAC championships, falling to nationally-ranked Trinity in the title match.
Certifed by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), with specialization in speed, agility, dynamic balance and power relating to tennis and volleyball, he has coached at several local high schools – Liberty, Palmer and Sand Creek. He also has taught tennis at a number of youth camps, as well as offering private and group lessons.
Weber was a former varsity tennis player at Division I Lamar University under head tennis coach Claire Pollard, who is currently the head women’s coach at Northwestern University. While at Lamar, Weber served as a representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Colorado State University, graduating in 1999.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Colorado College is one of the strongest and most well respected in the country. 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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Burghart Tennis Courts
The Burghart Tennis Courts, located just northwest of the El Pomar Sports Center and adjacent to Washburn Field on the Colorado College campus, provide a home competition site for the Colorado College men’s and women’s tennis teams.
The complex can accommodate as many as six matches at once, with convenient entrances to all courts and easy access to indoor locker rooms. In addition to serving as the home facility for varsity competition, the courts are available for use by the entire campus community.
Named after longtime CC supporters Bob and Yolanda Burghart, who both graduated from the college in the 1920s, the courts were improved and resurfaced during the summer of 2012 as part of the three-phase, $27 million renovations and new construction project reshaping the entire El Pomar Sports Center.