Join the the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at St. John’s University for an incredible week of tennis! Training with the staff of the St. John’s Red Storm women’s tennis team, young players will benefit from the latest instructional techniques in well structured days.
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 St. John’s will be hosted at the Varsity Tennis complex, located adjacent to Taffner Field House.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ST. JOHN’S 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.
A WORD FROM THE COACH
“My staff and I are greatly looking forward to directing our second Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at St. John’s University. After last year’s positive feedback, we are excited to welcome this year’s campers, hoping to see returners and new faces! St. John’s provides a great environment for juniors to develop their tennis games while experiencing the excitement of being on a college campus.”
Taka Bertrand – Camp Director
Head Women’s Tennis Coach – St. John’s University
Director: Taka Bertrand – Head Women’s Tennis Coach – ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
> Full Day – $400
> Half Day – $275
> Both Weeks Full Day – $700
> Both Weeks half day – $500
Boys and Girls ages 8-18 of all skill levels.
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Director: Taka Bertrand Head Women’s Tennis Coach - ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
Head women’s tennis coach, Taka Bertrand is in the midst of her first season at the helm of St. John’s. Bertrand comes to SJU after a successful year at the University of Chicago. As head coach for the University of Chicago’s men’s and women’s tennis programs this past season, Bertrand led the women’s squad to the school’s first appearance in the Division III National Championship while leading the men’s squad to a final ranking of 30th in Division III and an 11-9 overall record.
Bertrand took over the reins of both Maroons programs after serving as an assistant for two seasons. During those two seasons, the women’s team made it to consecutive Division III Final Four appearances and the men’s team made it to the NCAA regional finals in 2011.
Her success during the 2011 season was recognized when she was honored as the ITA Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year for Division III.
Prior to joining the Maroons coaching staff, Bertrand starred at Vanderbilt University where she left as a four-time All-SEC selection and the school’s all-time leader in singles victories (124).
After earning SEC Freshman of the Year honors in 2004-05, Bertrand was named SEC Player of the Year her sophomore season when she posted an undefeated conference record of 11-0 and an overall record of 25-3.
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. Each 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.
If you are interested in flying into the camp at St. John’s University, the closest airports are:
La Guardia International Airport (LGA) – 8 miles from Campus
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) – 8 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 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.
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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.
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