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 Sunday between 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the 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 at 4pm on Thursday.
Overnight – All meals are included from Sunday dinner – Thursday Lunch
Commuter – All lunches and dinners are included from Sunday dinner – Thursday Lunch. (no breakfast provided)
Full Day – Lunch is included Monday-Thursday
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport is the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH), which is 48 miles from campus. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements. The best time for arrival are Sundays before noon and departures Thursday after 6:00pm.
The tennis camp at Kenyon College is back after an action packed first summer camp season in Gambier, Ohio.
Headed this summer by Kenyon College’s assistant tennis coach Alvin Cheng, campers will experience an incredible week of tennis! Modeled closely after the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at The College of Wooster, the tennis camp at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio provides excellent preparation for anyone interested in participating in middle school, high school, USTA team tennis or preparing to compete in USTA leagues or tournaments.
During tennis camp at Kenyon College campers will be given the opportunity to compete in both a team and individual environment in singles and doubles matchplay. All campers will receive instruction on the fundamentals of major strokes and enhance their skills through repetition, ball-feeding drills and live-ball situations. Hosted on one of the finest tennis facilities in Division III and most picturesque campuses in the nation, The Wilson Collegiate Tennis camp at Kenyon College is not one to miss.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE KENYON CAMP:
Video taping and review for all campers
Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
Top flight teaching staff & facilities
Small instructional groups to guarantee individual attention
Social and Recreational activities daily
Camp demo program that includes all the latest Wilson rackets
T-Shirts and great Wilson prizes for all campers
Kenyon Athletic Center
Gambier, OH 43022
After a very successful collegiate career, Alvin Cheng collected a variety of experiences through multiple positions in the tennis coaching and administration world. He has now bundled those together to create ACT, an organization dedicated to providing instruction to boys, girls, men, and women who want to build on their interest and/or love for the game of tennis. [...]
Alvin is currently the assistant coach for the Kenyon College men’s and women’s tennis teams. In his first season, he was part of a staff that sent two individuals from the Lords to the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championships, where each advanced to the Round of 8. That season, the Lords achieved a No. 1 overall national ranking and finished the year No. 2.
While the Lords and Ladies programs have a very storied history, Alvin touched two different collegiate programs. Before coming to Ohio, Alvin spent five years at Coker College (NCAA Division II) as the head men’s and women’s coach. There, both teams set new program records for wins in a season.
Alvin graduated from Eastern Kentucky University (NCAA Division I) in 2003. There, he was a four-year letter-winner for the Colonels and was a two-time Team MVP and captain. Alvin also earned his master’s degree in physical education from EKU.
He has been a direct part in success at all three NCAA divisional levels and also has experience as a club professional. Before joining the staff at Kenyon, Alvin was hired at the New Albany Tennis Center in Ohio as a staff professional where he taught lessons, planned out practice programs, and helped high school athletes prepare for the transition to the collegiate level. He has also earned membership to the U.S. Tennis Association, Intercollegiate Tennis Association, and is a certified professional on the Pro Tennis Registry.
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