9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Geared up for its second straight summer, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte tennis camp provides campers with an incredible week of tennis.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte summer tennis camp offers two action packed weeks of skill building this summer with both a Full and Half day option. The camp is co-directed by UNCC Men’s Head Coach Billy Boykin and UNCC Women’s Head Coach Michaela Gorman. Boykin and Gorman put a strong a emphasis on keeping their camps small to increase the individual attention and value for each camper.
The tennis camp in Charlotte is specifically designed to cater to the needs of all campers, no matter their age or level. Through a comprehensive instructional program, campers are divided into small groups and will work on enhancing their skills through repetition, ball-feeding drills and live ball situations. Campers will also get exposure to competitive match play in both singles and doubles. These campers are great preparation for those looking to play middle school, high school, USTA team tennis or tournaments.
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at UNCC is hosted on the beautiful Halton-Wagner Tennis complex, giving campers access to one of the best facilities in the nation.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE CAMP
5.5-6 hours of tennis each day
Camp demo program that includes all the latest Wilson rackets
T-shirt, water bottle and prizes for every camper
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA – CHARLOTTE
9201 University City Blvd,
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
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
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.
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.
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.
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