Join the the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at East Tennessee State University for an incredible week of tennis! Training with the staff of the ETSU Buccaneers tennis team, young players will benefit from the latest instructional techniques in well structured days.
Each camper will receive instruction on the fundamentals of all major strokes and will enhance their skills through repetition, ball-feeding drills, live-ball situations and competitive match play. In addition, campers will be exposed to team competition and match play in singles and doubles. These camps are excellent preparation for anyone interested in participating in middle school, high school or USTA team tennis, or preparing to compete in USTA leagues and/or tournaments.
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at East Tennessee State will be hosted on the Buddy Hartsell Courts. Home to the varsity tennis teams, the ETSU’s tennis complex has played host to numerous conference championship tournaments.
Director: Yaser Zaatini Head Men’s & Women’sTennis Coach - EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
Yaser Zaatini enters his second season as Director of ETSU Tennis, serving in his tenth year as head coach of the men’s team and second as head of the women’s team. Zaatini was initially named the assistant coach of the men’s tennis program in the fall of 2002, but took on the larger responsibility of head coach since former head coach Dave Mullins was named as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at ETSU.
Since being named the men’s head coach, the five-time conference “Coach of the Year,” has not only sustained the Bucs great tennis tradition but he has pushed it to a new level, winning 15 conference championships and has made seven trips to the NCAA Tournament, while compiling a 168-58 overall record (.743 winning percentage). On July 9, 2010, Zaatini was named the Director of Tennis at ETSU, gaining direct oversight for both the Buccaneers’ men’s and women’s tennis programs.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp is hand selected by the camp director and features a mix of college coaches and top college players. Is staff member is selected for their ability to teach and relate to young players in a friendly, thorough and responsible manner. Safety and fun, as well as strong communication skills and teaching ability are prioritized.
If you are interested in flying into the camp at ETSU, the closest airports are:
Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) – 18 miles from campus
To arrange for pickup from the airport, please contact the Premier Sports Camp office via emailPRIOR TO REGISTRATION.
WHAT TO BRING:
Our residential camps are very busy days, filled with social and recreational activities, in addition to 5.5 to 6 hours of tennis each day. Campers should pack all the items that they desire to be able to enjoy these packed days. Each evening will feature a social activity such as bowling, movie night, talent show, casino night etc. so please pack accordingly. Finally, there is swimming every afternoon (dependent on pool availability), so pack a bathing suit if you desire to swim (swimming is optional).
Bath Towel, Shower Towel
Bedding for Single sized bed
Spending Money (no $ are needed but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)
TRADITIONAL CAMPS: 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.
The following schedules are sample schedules of our camps. These are provided to give a rough idea of how each camp is programmed throughout the day.
Check in (Mountain States Alliance Athletic Center)
Opening Ceremonies (Outdoor Courts)
Dorm and Lights Out
Dorm and Lights Out
Check-out of Dorm
Closing Ceremonies (Outdoor Courts)
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