Train this summer with the Blue Raiders at the Middle Tennessee State University tennis camp Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
After a successful first year in Murfreesboro, Tennessee the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps return to Middle Tennessee State University for two weeks of camp in 2015. The summer tennis camp, directed by Head Men’s tennis coach Jimmy Borendame and Head Women’s tennis coach Shelley Godwin will offer half or full day as well as a brand new overnight camp option.
While at the Middle Tennessee State University tennis camp, campers will receive instruction on the fundamentals of all major strokes and enhance their skills through repetition, ball-feeding and competitive match play. In addition to the 5.5-6 hours of tennis everyday, campers will also get to partake in fun social and recreational activities daily. Coaches Borendame and Godwin put a strong emphasis on making sure all campers experience a fun and competitive learning environment.
Held on the 14 courts of the “Buck” Bouldin Tennis Center, this camp is catered to prepare players for middle school, high school, USTA team tennis, or to compete in USTA leagues and/or tournaments.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE CAMP:
5.5-6 hours of tennis daily
Small instructional groups to ensure personal attention
Camp Demo program that features all the latest Wilson rackets
T-shirts, water bottle and prizes for all campers
Daily swimming option for Overnight and Full day campers
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERISTY
1500 GREENLAND DRIVE,
MURFREESBORO, TN 37132
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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