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.
MATCH PLAY CAMP
The Match Play camps are designed for players looking for a highly competitive experience, with an emphasis on match strategies and point progressions. Campers will be exposed to many of the advanced teaching techniques and match play strategies found in the country’s top collegiate tennis programs.
The players will focus on singles strategies Including Offense, Defense, alternative patterns of play and the role of footwork and balance will be featured. Doubles emphasis includes traditional and alternative formations, aggressive net play, team movement and communication. These camps will also feature Match Play, with on court coaching from our staff to ensure that these techniques are being adopted and understood by the young players. It is the main goal of the camp to teach the students a way to improve dramatically by playing percentages and understanding the strategies of the game of tennis.
All campers check-in Sunday between 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the dorm.
Overnight check-out if Thursday at 4pm
Full Day campers check out Sunday at 8:00 pm & Mon-Thursday at 4pm
Half Day campers check out Sunday at 4:30 pm & Noon Monday – Thursday
Overnight – all meals from Sunday dinner – Thursday lunch
Full Day –Dinner Sunday / lunch Monday – Thursday
Half Day – No meals included
If you are interested in flying into the camp at Middle Tennessee State, the closest airports are:
Nashville International Airport – 30 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 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.
Filled Water Bottle
Prepared for the talent show
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERISTY
Now in our third year as one of Tennessee’s finest overnight tennis camps.
After a successful first two yeasr in Murfreesboro, TN, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps returns to Middle Tennessee State University for two weeks of camp in 2016. The camp, directed by coach Jimmy Borendame, Head Men’s Coach at MTSU, will include overnight, full day and half day options at each week.
In addition to 5.5 to 6 hours of training on the courts, the coaches emphasize a fun, learning environment, social and recreational activities daily.
Join the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Middle Tennessee State 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 Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at MTSU will be hosted at the Granville “Buck” Bouldin Tennis Center. The tennis complex feature 14 courts and plays host to the men’s and women’s varsity tennis teams at MTSU, the Pro Am, Buck Bouldin Tennis Classic, and Sun Belt Shootout annually.
* New in 2016 will be the daily swimming option (weather permitting) after lunch for all Overnight and Full day campers.
HIGHLIGHTS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE CAMP INCLUDE:
5.5-6 hours of tennis daily
Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention.
Camp Demo Program with all the latest Wilson rackets
T-shirts, Water Bottles and Prizes for all campers.
Daily Swimming option for Full Day and Overnight Campers
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERISTY
1500 Greenland Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Director: Jimmy Borendame Head Men’s Tennis Coach – MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
After three successful campaigns, Jimmy Borendame continues to help Middle Tennessee men’s tennis ascend to the top. Borendame has amassed 51 wins – the third most in program history. He has wasted no time making an impact on the MT program, rightfully earning back-to-back Sun Belt Coach of the Year honors after leading the Blue Raiders to a pair of conference tournament titles and NCAA tournament berths in his first two seasons at the helm. [...]
Most recently, the Blue Raiders capped off a 19-8 season in 2013 and finished No. 48 in the ITA outdoor rankings. All-in-all, MT had a 5-7 combined record against teams in the final Top 75 rankings, where they faced off against two teams in the Top 25 – Duke (No. 7) and Mississippi State (No. 11)
The 2012 squad continued the success from the 2011 campaign, knocking off seven nationally ranked opponents en route to the Blue Raiders 11th NCAA tournament berth. MT finished with a 19-8 record, marking the most wins since 1997. The Blue Raiders dropped only three matches over the final two months of the season, a 17-match stretch, with each of those losses coming to nationally ranked opponents. Men’s tennis finished the season ranked No. 46 in the country, the highest ranking since 2006.
Borendame arrived at Drake after a successful five-year tenure as the assistant men’s tennis coach at Virginia Tech, including the 2008-09 campaign as the program’s associate head coach. The Hokies posted a 70-56 (.556) mark, including three NCAA tournament appearances, during his stay in Blacksburg.
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.
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:
Warmup, jogging, stretching
Divide into groups based on age/ability for drills/instruction/games
Roate groups and begin instruction
Pick up half day campers
Lunch at Tennis Center or in campus dining center
Games and group activity (Bring swimsuit in case we go to rec center)
Point play and matches
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