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KENYON COLLEGE

Gambier, OH 43022, United States

 

New home of the Private Lessons!

 

Join the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Kenyon College for an incredible week of tennis! 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 Kenyon College camp will be hosted by Frank Polito, assistant men’s and women’s coach at Cleveland State University. Coach Polito has built a reputation in women’s college tennis with an illustrious coaching career, including stints at The University of Georgia, Ohio State University, the University of Kansas, as well as locally at Akron University and Cleveland State.

The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Kenyon College will be hosted at the varsity tennis complex and Jasper tennis center (http://athletics.kenyon.edu/sports/2012/7/16/GEN_0716121638.aspx), widely regarded as one of the finest facilities in Division III and the camp will have access to the picturesque campus facilities.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE KENYON CAMP INCLUDE:

  • Nightly Private Lessons available
  • Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
  • Video taping and review for all campers
  • Dartfish video option for full post camp review and analysis
  • Special focus for girls preparing for their high school season

NOTES:

  • This camp will be based on our most popular camp at the College of Wooster and will feature a similar format both on and off the court.

Camp Information


Overnight with Commuter and Full Day Options: TBA

Sessions:
  • TBA

Fees:
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Ages:  TBA

Times:  TBA

Notes:
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Director: Frank Polito
Asst. Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach – CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Coach Frank Polito is one of college tennis’ most experience and well respected coaches. Polito has been involved in coaching both men’s and women’s tennis at the college level for 20 years. With stints at the University of Georgia, Ohio State University, University of Kansas, and UL-Monroe, coach Polito has been involved at the highest level of the game.

In addition to his coaching at the university level, Coach “P” has directed dozens of tennis camps in his career including camps at all of the aforementioned locations. He has been involved with the College of Wooster camp as well over the past 5 years.

Polito joins the CSU coaching staff after a six-year stint as an assistant coach with the women’s tennis team at Georgia. During his tenure, the Bulldogs posted an overall record of 139-29, won two regular season SEC championships, claimed three SEC tournament titles and advanced past the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament three times. Georgia also finished the year ranked in the ITA top-10 five out of his six years. For his efforts with the Bulldogs, Polito was named the 2008 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Region Assistant Coach of the Year, and promoted to associate head coach in September of 2010.

STAFF:

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.

AIRPORT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in flying into the camp at the University of San Diego, the closest airports is:

  • Port Columbus International Airport (Columbus, OH) – 45 minutes from campus

To arrange for pickup from the airport, please contact the Premier Sports Camp office via email PRIOR 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).

  • Tennis Racket(s)
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Tennis Clothes
  • Casual Clothes
  • Bath Towel, Shower Towel
  • Swim Suit
  • Sun Screen
  • Bedding for Single sized bed
  • Toiletries
  • Fan (s)
  • Pillows
  • Snack Food
  • 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.

TRADITIONAL WEEKS – DAILY SCHEDULE:

7:00-8:00 Wake up / Breakfast
9:00-11:30 Morning Session: (Warm up / Stroke Production / Video Tape /Drills / Olympics
11:30 – 2:00 Lunch , Video Tape Sessions & Free Time in the dorms
2:00 – 4:00 Afternoon Session: ( Stroke Production / Drills / Doubles tourney / Competitions )
4:00 – 5:00 Swimming / Recreational Activities
5:00 – 6:15 Dinner / Free time in the dorms
6:15 – 8:00 Evening Session: (Private Lessons, Drills, Team Play / Games)
8:00 – 10:30 Social Activities: (Pizza / Ice Cream Social / Movie Night / Casino Night / Game Room Night / Talent Show
10:45 Lights Out!