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University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina 28223

 

BRAND NEW CAMP IN 2014!

 

Join the the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of North Carolina Charlotte for an incredible week of tennis! Training with the staff of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 49er’s men’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 Charlotte will be hosted at the Halton-Wagner Tennis complex.

All Charlotte 49er Camps and Clinics are open to any and all entrants – and are only limited by the age, gender or grade level.

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: TBA

Sessions:
  • TBA

Fees:
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Ages:  TBA

Times:  TBA

Notes:
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Director: Billy Boykin
Head Men’s Tennis Coach  - UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE

In the summer in 2010, a national search to find Charlotte’s 16th head men’s tennis coach led the 49ers to points far and wide before choosing a familiar candidate with conference ties in Billy Boykin. Boykin came to Charlotte from Atlantic 10 Conference foe Richmond, where he had been the head coach for two years.

In his first season at Charlotte in 2011, Boykin led the 49ers to a fifth-place finish at the conference championships and an 8-16 inaugural campign, placing a pair of student-athletes on the All-Conference lists.

In 2012, Boykin guided the team to a 15-8 overall record and an undefeated season in Atlantic 10 Conference play. For the second time in school history, Charlotte earned top seed in the conference tournament. They tied for third in the tournament and placed a school record of four student-athletes on the All-Atlantic 10 team.

In 2013, under Boykin’s guidance the 49ers won 14 matches and reached the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The 49ers 14 wins (15 wins in 2012) gave the 49ers at least 14 wins in consecutive seasons for the first time since the 1989-90 seasons. Four 49ers earned All-Atlantic 10 honors last season.

Billy, the son of former head coach, Jim Boykin, who retired after 17 seasons, came to Charlotte in the midst of a tennis renaissance, as the 49ers unveiled the brand-new, state-of-the-art Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex in 2011, featuring office space, locker rooms, conference space, box seating a team lounge and a training room.

Prior to Richmond, Boykin was the men’s and women’s assistant coach at the College of Charleston. He was involved with all phases of the Cougars’ nationally ranked tennis programs. Before Charleston, Boykin served for one year as the assistant coach at his alma mater, Davidson College.

Director: Michaela Gorman
Head Women’s tennis coach  - UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE

Michaela Gorman embarks on her second decade as Charlotte’s head women’s tennis coach in 2013-14, leading the program back to the league in which it played when she first took over, Conference USA. Gorman begins her 11th season in charge of the program, tying the third-longest tenure of any current 49ers head coach.

Gorman has been a steady leader for Charlotte since taking over prior to the 2003-04 campaign, guiding the program to double-digit dual match victories in eight of her 10 years, including a best of 16 three times (2006, 2009, 2012). Her 10 seasons and 123 wins with the 49ers trail only the legendary Penny Brawley in school history.

Gorman’s career record stands at 123-92, placing her tops among Niners head women’s tennis coaches with a .572 winning percentage. Her 100th career triumph came at the conclusion of the 2011 fall season.

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 Kentucky, the closest airports is:

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
  • Tennis Towel
  • Filled Water Bottle
  • Packed Lunch
  • Sun Screen

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.

Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex

Opened in 2012, the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex is one of the nicest in the southeast. A breathtaking 12,477 square foot facility includes coaches offices, a conference room, a player/team lounge and the Mens and Womens team locker rooms. The facility is named in honor of Dale Halton and Fred Wagner and their generous support of the 49ers tennis program.

The Penny Brawley Womens Tennis Office Suite is named in honor of Penny Brawley, the 49ers all-time winningest coach, whose career spanned four decades. The Jim Boykin Men’s Tennis Office Suite is named for the all-time winningest men’s coach, who led Charlotte to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2007. Despite retiring, Jim serves as a volunteer coach on the current staff for his son, Billy.

The complex sits at the corner of Cameron Blvd. and Phillips Road, on campus, and includes a pair of scoreboards with wireless scoring capabilities opposite the 246 stadium seats. Statues of both a men’s and women’s tennis player, donated by Carol and Irwin Belk, adorn the entrance to the facility’s breezeway which leads directly into the stadium.

The facility includes a training room, stringing room and study lounge all on site just feet away from the courts.

The 12 newly surfaces courts align perfectly with the spectator seats. New LED scoreboards dawn the far sideline and keep up with points/scores throughout the match.