The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Southern California is a brand new camp for 2013. Run by the staff of one of the nation’s premier women’s tennis programs, the camp will feature the latest teaching techniques, first rate facilities, and a comprensive instructional program.
Directed by Associate Women’s tennis coach, West Nott, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at USC is for boys and girls ages 8-18 of all skill levels. Coach Nott enters his fifth season as assistant coach at USC, honored as the 2009 ITA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year in his second season with the Women of Troy. He came to Troy after serving as a volunteer assistant with the Washington men’s program, following a successful collegiate playing career at Georgia Tech.
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.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE USC CAMP INCLUDE:
5.5-6 hours of tennis daily
Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
Social and Recreational activities daily
Air Conditioned Dorms in Suite Style rooms. 4 Rooms per suite (8 kids)
Private Bathrooms per suite
The camp will be held at the David X. Marks tennis stadium in the heart of the USC campus. The Marks Tennis Stadium on the USC campus is one of the intimate and historical collegiate tennis facilities in the country. During winter of 2006, a sixth court was added to the main stadium, allowing for dual-match competition to be played out entirely in front of fans within the 1,000-seat venue, which also boasts a large scoreboard to allow fans to follow each match point-for-point from their stadium seat and online at www.usctrojans.com.
Co-Director: West Nott Associate Women’s Tennis Coach - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Coach Nott enters his fifth season as associate coach at USC, honored as the 2009 ITA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year in his second season with the Women of Troy. During his time in LA, Nott has helped the team reach the top of the rankings. The Trojans made another run to the NCAA Second Round in 2011, finishing the year with a 15-9 overall record to improve on a 14-10 mark in 2010. In 2009, the Women of Troy rolled undefeated through Pac-10 play, snapping a 23-year losing streak to Stanford along the way to get USC to the top of the conference to claim honors as 2009 Pac-10 Champions.
In his free time, Nott has founded a website — www.CAtennis.com — with free tennis articles and tennis tips. He also teaches private lessons, for more information visit www.CAtennisLessons.com.
He came to Troy after serving as a volunteer assistant with the Washington men’s program, following a successful collegiate playing career at Georgia Tech.
Co-Director: Frank Polito Asst. Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach - CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Coach Frank Polito is one of college tennis’ most experience and well respected coaches. Polito has been involved in coaching both men’s and women’s tennis at the college level for 20 years. With stints at the University of Georgia, Ohio State University, University of Kansas, and UL-Monroe, coach Polito has been involved at the highest level of the game.
In addition to his coaching at the university level, Coach “P” has directed dozens of tennis camps in his career including camps at all of the aforementioned locations. He has been involved with the College of Wooster camp as well over the past 5 years.
Polito joins the CSU coaching staff after a six-year stint as an assistant coach with the women’s tennis team at Georgia. During his tenure, the Bulldogs posted an overall record of 139-29, won two regular season SEC championships, claimed three SEC tournament titles and advanced past the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament three times. Georgia also finished the year ranked in the ITA top-10 five out of his six years. For his efforts with the Bulldogs, Polito was named the 2008 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Region Assistant Coach of the Year, and promoted to associate head coach in September of 2010.
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.
If you are interested in flying into the camp at USC, the closest airports is:
Los Angeles International Airport – 13 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 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).
Bath Towel, Shower Towel
Bedding for Single sized bed
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.
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