THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA – Tampa, FL
5 Stars – Based on 8 User Reviews
Full Day Camp with Half Day option
One of Wilson’s most popular camps in the South, The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, has gained a reputation for top-flight instruction in a fun and competitive environment. With an emphasis on small group instruction, the USF camp offers three weeks of camp this summer.
Directed by USF Coaches Ashley Fisher, Cristina Moros, the USF camp is known for providing young players a challenging camp in a fun and competitive environment. The directors and their staff emphasize proper stroke mechanics in small instructional groups.
Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work, and game/match play, all in a fun and competitive environment. We break the campers into small instructional groups of similar age and ability, so each child is working in a commensurate group with their experience level. We tailor each program to the level of the players. Beginners get a heavy dose of swing technique and fundamentals, while more advanced players focus on strategy, point building, percentage tennis, etc.
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps are the premier camps for young players who strive to learn the game, improve their skills and participate in middle school, high school, USTA team tennis, or tournaments.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE:
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Safety prioritized on and off court
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
- Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers
- 2022 Camp Dates coming Soon!
- Boys and Girls ages 6-18. Must be 8 years old for overnight option
- Camps are open to any and all..
- Full Day option – $545 per week
- Half Day option Camp:: $345 per week
Early Bird: Sign up before March 1, 2021 and receive the early bird discount for our overnight and full day options.
- Full Day – $25 per week (no code needed)
Camp Types: Traditional Tennis Camp
Our traditional tennis camps are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of modern tennis strokes. We tailor the instruction to the skill level and experience of each level of player. 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 to teach these young players sound fundamentals from the ground up.
- Intermediate: Intermediate-level players will also focus on stroke production (to ensure proper technique) and be introduced to gameplay situations to introduce these players to the competitive side of the game.
- High School / Tournament: High school (both varsity and JV) and tournament players will focus on the strategic and competitive aspects of the game. Although swing fundamentals are featured, emphasis will also feature point building, court positioning, patterns of play, and live ball drill work.
Note: A skills evaluation is done on the first day of camp, and we will assign students to small instructional groups with kids of similar age, ability, and experience levels. Players will continue to be evaluated throughout the week, and coaches will move kids into situations to push them and help ensure they are in a comfortable learning environment.
- Full Day Campers: 9am – 4:00pm daily
- Half Day Campers: 9am – Noon Daily
Full Day campers: Lunch provided daily
Unfortunately, we do not have indoor courts on campus and in the event of inclement weather we will have to adjust accordingly. We will supplement the tennis with fitness and footwork drills, video tennis analysis, mental coaching. We also have access to the Recreation center and will fill out the day with recreational activities. Please be assured we will do everything in our power to ensure maximum outdoor tennis throughout the week and will make every effort to communicate with the families on those days of poor weather.
Q: Are there Skill Requirements for this camp?
Per NCAA rules, our sports camps are open to all entrants. Enrollment is limited only by age, grade level, gender, and capacity restrictions specified by each camp.
Q: What type of campers attend this camp?
Our camps are open to all levels of tennis players. We have players from absolute beginner to high school / Tournament level.
We design our camps to teach the technical basics and love of the game to the beginning player, to introduce strategical decision making, and more advanced technique to the intermediate player, while building on their current stroke production, and to put the advanced players into pressured, strategical and competitive situations.
Q. What is the ratio of campers to staff?
Groups are divided into small instructional groups of approximately Five to Six: One (5.5:1) camper to coach. Some camps/sessions offer higher or lower ratios based on the curriculum.
Q. If the camp is full, do you have a waiting list?
We do have a waiting list for our camp weeks that sell out. It is not unusual for us to add campers from the waiting list due to late cancellations. To be added to the waitlist, please email the office.
Q. Should I purchase camp/cancellation insurance?
We recommend all families purchase camp/cancellation insurance if they are concerned about their investment in the camp. Kids do get injured, sick and family plans change prior to the start of camp. Camp insurance allows peace of mind and has many benefits in any of these events. Please review our policies page for more information about camp/cancellation insurance. Click Here
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The USF campus is about 30 minutes from the Tampa International Airport. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements. For overnight camps – the best times for arrival are Sundays before noon and departures Thursday after 6:00 pm.
- Full Day Campers – 8:30 am Daily
- Half Day Campers – 8:30 am Daily
- Full Day Campers – 3:30 am Daily
- Half Day Campers – Noon Daily
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If you are attending the camp as an overnight camper, you can request a roommate at the time of enrollment. Should you need to change this request, please email the office. We can usually meet your request for one roommate; however, please keep in mind that many parents have conflicting requests. (Player A request Player B and Player B request Player C). We will do our very best to sort out these issues ahead of camp, however, if there is a mistake or change that needs to be made at camp check-in, please let us know, and we will do everything in our power to make that change.
Each dorm has a different setup. Some are doubles, triples, quads, and suites. If you would like to have players in rooms next to each other, we will do our best to accommodate.
Should you wish to room with more than just one person, we will do everything in our power to arrange for this, if the room level (double, triple, etc.…) allows.
All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
- Tennis Racket(s)
- Tennis Shoes
- Water Bottle
- Tennis Clothes
- Casual Clothes
- Bath Towel
- Shower Towel
- Sun Screen
- Bedding (check pert info email for bed size)
- Snack Food
- Spending Money (no $ is needed, but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Head coach Cristina Moros enters her seventh year at the helm of the USF women’s tennis program in 2022. Under her leadership, the Bulls have won at least 10 matches for six straight seasons, and have posted a winning record in three of Moros’ four seasons.
In October of 2017 Moros was inducted into the Longhorns Hall of Honor for her four years of competing for the Texas Longhorns. At Texas, Moros was a national champion, four-time All-American, and Big 12 Conference Player of the Year. She is one of just five women to be inducted into the 18th Women’s Hall of Honor class, and one of just two Longhorns to earn All-America honors in all four years of eligibility.
Moros took over the USF women’s tennis program on May 29, 2015. In her first year she completely turned around a team that won just four matches in 2015. USF finished with a 17-7 record and advanced to the American Conference championship match, finishing as the runner-up. Moros coached Ana Roman Dominguez to conference Freshman of the Year honors, along with three all-conference honorees.
A member of the University of Texas’ 1995 NCAA Championship team, Moros returned to the state of Florida after having previously served as Academy and Private Coach at the prestigious Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla. (1999-2001), where she coached then standout juniors Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic among others, before embarking on a collegiate coaching career.
HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Ashley Fisher was promoted to head coach of the Bulls in July 2016 and has led the squad to two American Athletic Conference championships in his first three seasons at the helm.
Fisher rallied the team going into 2018-19, finishing the regular season 14-7 and earning a no. 3 seed in the American Athletic Conference tournament. The Bulls won three-straight to win its fifth American Athletic Conference championship in six years in USF’s sixth consecutive appearance. The squad earned its 15th NCAA tournament berth and defeated Alabama before falling to no. 2 Texas in the second round. Fisher’s leadership earned himself The American Coach of the Year honors, while the lone senior, Alberto Barroso-Campos earned ITA All-American honors for his singles play, USF’s third All-American in program history.
Fisher served as an assistant coach prior to his appointment as head coach and helped USF reach a program high national ranking of 13, qualify for the ITA National Indoor Sweet Sixteen and reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to USF, Fisher had a long career as a touring professional, television broadcaster and coach. Fisher spent 14 seasons (1998-2011) as a professional tennis player on the ATP World Tour, capturing four ATP World Tour doubles titles and reaching the semifinals of the U.S. Open (2006) and quarterfinals of Wimbledon (2004) and the Australian Open (2006). He reached as high as No. 19 in the world doubles rankings while winning 26 doubles titles and 23 minor league challengers and futures events in the International Tennis Federation. Fisher competed in 41 grand slam tennis events, posting a 33-41 record, and served for four years as an elected representative on the ATP Player Council, serving with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal among others, before retiring from competition in 2011.
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USF TENNIS COMPLEX
The USF Varsity Tennis complex was established at its current location in 1977 with six courts. It has seen numerous improvements since its conception, with several changes and additions. In 1996, six new hard courts were added, making a total of 12, which allowed convenient practice and match scheduling to accommodate both the men’s and women’s tennis teams. All 12 courts are individually fenced in to prevent interruption of play.
Get off at the Fowler Avenue exit and head west. Turn right on 50th Street (there will be a Perkins on the corner). Make the second left turn (Holly Drive). Courts will be on your left and parking is in Lot 35.
Get off at the Fowler Avenue exit and head east. The University is about three miles from 275. Go past the main entrance to campus and then make a left at the second light, this will be 50th Street; there will be a Perkins on the corner). Make the second left turn (Holly Drive). Courts will be on your left and parking is in Lot 35.