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UNIV. OF SOUTH FLORIDA

4202 E. Fowler Avenue  Tampa, FL 33620

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 (see tab below).

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 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.

Camp Information


DAY CAMP with HALF DAY Option 

Sessions:
  • Session I: June 8-12, 2015

Fees:
  • Full Day – $465
  • Half Day – $325

Ages:  Boys and Girls ages 7-18 of all skill levels

Times: 
  • Full Day – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm daily
  • Half Day – 8:30 am – Noon daily

Notes:


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

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 the University of South Florida, the closest airports are:

  • Tampa International Airport – 17 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 residential 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. Each evening will feature a social activity such as bowling, movie night, talent show, casino night etc. so please pack accordingly. Finally, there is swimming every afternoon (dependent on pool availability), so pack a bathing suit if you desire to swim (swimming is optional).

  • Tennis Racket(s)
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Tennis Clothes
  • Casual Clothes
  • Bath Towel, Shower Towel
  • Swim Suit
  • Sun Screen
  • Bedding for Single sized bed
  • Toiletries
  • Fan (s)
  • Pillows
  • Snack Food
  • Spending Money (no $ are needed but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)

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.

The USF Varsity Tennis complex has seen various improvements since its conception in 1984. It has undertaken several changes and additions within the last couple of years. 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 preventing interruption of play.

The latest improvement to the tennis facility includes the new grass in the infield with grandstand bleachers and a gazebo. The grass, the same used at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., is tifnay 419 hybrid bermuda grass which was grown on a farm in Georgia.

Directions
From I-75
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.

From I-275
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.