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Gambier, OH 43022, United States

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.


  • 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


  • 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 

  • Session I: July 19-23, 2015

  • Overnight – $635 per week
  • Commuter – $565 per week
  • Full Day – $450 per week

Ages:  Boys and Girls ages 8-18 of all skill levels

  • Full Day – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily (2:00 – 8:00pm Sunday)


Camp Director: Alvin Cheng
Asst. Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach  - Kenyon College

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.


If you are interested in flying into the camp at the Kenyon College, 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.


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.

Schedule for our camp are as follows:

1:00-2:30pm Check-in
3:00-5:00pm On Court grading/Competition
5:00-6:30pm Shower and Dinner
7:00-7:30pm Dorm meeting
8:00-10:00pm Free time
10:15pm Lights out
Monday – Thursday
7:30am Wake up
7:45am Morning run
8:15am Breakfast
9:00am-12:30pm On Court
12:30-1:45pm Lunch
1:45-4:45pm On Court (Video/Competition)
5:00-6:45pm Shower and Dinner
7:00pm Evening activity
9:45pm Room check
10:15pm Lights out
7:30am Wake up
7:45am Morning run
8:15am Breakfast
9:00-11:30am On Court
11:30am Closing ceremony/Awards presentation
Evening Activities
Monday Olympic night on the lawn (fun games/field day)
Tuesday Pool Night (Kenyon Athletic Center)
Wednesday Movie night (Kenyon Athletic Center Theatre)
Thursday Night tennis (Game night)