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MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERISTY

1500 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

After a successful first year in Murfreesboro, TN, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps returns to Middle Tennessee State University for two weeks of camp in 2015. The camp, directed by coaches Jimmy Borendame (Head Men’s Coach at MTSU) and Shelley Godwin (Head women’s coach at MTSU) will over 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 2015 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

Camp Information


Overnight Camp with Full and Half Day options: Yes

Sessions:
  • Session I: June 14-18, 2015
  • Session II: June 21-25, 2015

Fees:
  • Overnight – $635
  • Full Day – $345 (lunch included)
  • Half Day – $225

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

Times:  

  • Overnight – Sunday – Thursday
  • Full Day -
    • Sunday – 3:00 – 7:30 pm – (dinner included)
    • Mon – Thursday -9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch included)
  • Half Day -
    • Sunday – 3:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Monday – Thursday – 9:00 – Noon

Notes:
  • New Daily Swimming option after lunch for Overnight and Full Day campers


A WORD FROM THE COACHES

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“The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps at Middle Tennessee State University are right around the corner. The staff will take a personal interest in each camper and take pride in providing an outstanding camp environment.

Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt and water bottles, as well as a chance to win great camp prizes. Furthermore, each camper will get tips and instruction to improve their tennis. We will personally see to it that each camper will learn something to improve their game.
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The focus of each camp session is on safety, providing strong fundamental tennis instruction and creating a culture where each camper is encouraged and empowered to learn and improve while having fun. Our number one goal is to make sure each camper has a great camp experience, and our secondary goal is to see each camper improve as a tennis player.

We look forward to seeing you this summer! ”

Jimmy Borendame
Head Men’s Tennis Coach
Middle Tennessee State University

Shelley Godwin
Head Women’s Tennis Coach
Middle Tennessee State University

 

Co-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.

Co-Director: Shelley Godwin
Head Women’s Tennis Coach  - MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

Shelley Godwin begins her third season at the helm of the Middle Tennessee women’s tennis program in 2013-14. She was named the ninth head coach by Director of Athletics Chris Massaro in September 2011.

Godwin made an immediate impact on the team in 2012, lifting it to a third-place finish in the Sun Belt Conference and earning the first bye in the league tournament in program history. The No. 3 seed in the conference tournament was the highest since 2004.

The 15 victories are the second most by a first-year head coach in the school record books and represented the most by a Middle Tennessee squad since 2000. It also put together an eight-match win streak, also the longest in a dozen years, and finished unbeaten at home for only the third time in program history and first since 1998.

Off the court, the 2011-12 Blue Raiders impressed in the classroom as they earned the ITA All-Academic Team honor for the first time in program history and six individuals were picked as ITA Scholar Athletes, the most in school history.

Prior to coming to Murfreesboro, Godwin completed her second season as the assistant head coach at Michigan State, helping the Spartans reach as high as No. 52 in the ITA rankings in 2010-11.

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 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 email PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.


WHAT TO BRING:

Our day 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.

  • Tennis Racket(s)
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Tennis Clothes
  • Tennis Towel
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Filled Water Bottle
  • Sun Screen

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.

COMING SOON!