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.
All campers check-in Sunday between 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the dorm.
Commuters will depart each evening after at 8:15 pm if the do not wish to participate in evening social activities or 10:15 pm if they would like to participate in the social activities
Final competition and Awards ceremony: 3:30pm at the courts. (Parents invited to attend!)
Check-out is immediately following the awards ceremony at 4pm on Thursday.
Full Day Campers – Lunch provided
Half Day Campers – No meals included
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport(s) are the Tampa International Airport – 17 miles from campus. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
UNIV. OF SOUTH FLORIDA
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of South Florida prides its self on it’s complete tennis camp experience, emphasizing fun and teaching in equal parts to ensure a positive camp experience.
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 the University of South Florida will be hosted at the Varsity Tennis complex.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE USF 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 and Prizes for all campers.
UNIV. OF SOUTH FLORIDA
4202 E. FOWLER AVENUE,
TAMPA, FL 33620
Co-Director: Matt Hill Men’s Tennis Coach – THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Matt Hill joined the University of South Florida as head men’s tennis coach in June of 2012. Hill came to USF after an extremely successful five-year run as assistant coach with the nationally-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs. [...]
During Hill’s five years at Mississippi State, he helped the Bulldogs improve from a No. 58 ranking in 2008 and a No. 72 ranking in ’09 to top 20 finishes the last two seasons, including a No. 11 final ranking in 2012. Hill landed and mentored some of the top young talent in the collegiate ranks, helping Mississippi State finish the 2011 season as one of only six schools nationally with four players ranked in the top 100. The Bulldogs bettered that mark in 2012, finishing as one of only five schools nationally with five singles players ranked in the top 100.
Head Men’s Tennis Coach at the University of South Florida
USTA High Performance Coaching Program
Assistant Coach Mississippi State University 2007-2012
Assistant Coach University of Alabama 2006-2007
ITA Southern Region Assistant Coach 2011
SEC Assistant Coach of the Year 2011
USTA Collegiate Team Committee
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.
DAILY SCHEDULE: (TENTATIVE)
8:45 a.m – 9:00 a.m
Camp Check In
9:00 a.m – 9:15 a.m
Introduce Camp staff and go over rules, sportsmanship, etiquette and safety
9:15 a.m – 11:00 a.m
Morning tennis instruction/ drills
11:00 a.m – 11:15 a.m
break – tennis talk
11:15 a.m – 12:00 p.m
Tennis instruction/ drills – ll
12:00 p.m – 01:00 p.m
Lunch break, rest, recreational activities
01:00 p.m – 02:30 p.m
Match Play/ Skills testing and Competition sessions
02:30 p.m – 03:30 p.m
Review, Olympics, Games
Pick up for full day campers
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