Join the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of North Florida for an incredible week of tennis! Under the guidance of head men’s tennis coach, Mark Finnegan, campers will learn the latest tennis techniques, tactics and strategies through on-court instruction, competitive drills and singles and doubles match play.
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 UNF 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 the latest Wilson rackets for all campers to try
Mark Finnegan – Head Men’s Tennis Coach – The Univ. of North Florida
$425 Full Day / $295 Half Day (lunch in both options)
Boys and Girls ages 8-18 of all skill levels.
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Director: Mark Finnegan Men’s Tennis Coach - UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
The camp will be directed by head men’s tennis coach – Mark Finnegan. Finnegan is in his first year as the head coach of the Osprey’s following a successful stint at Memphis University.
Finnegan was an assistant coach at Memphis for his first four years before being elevated to associate head coach prior to the 2013 season. Finnegan was named ITA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and was also runner-up for ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013. He is a two-time Regional ITA Assistant Coach of the Year as well as a two-time C-USA Assistant Coach of the Year.
Under Finnegan’s tutelage, the Tigers went from being unranked to finishing in the Top 35 in each of the last two years. In 2012, Memphis made its first-ever NCAA Championships appearance and finished second in the Conference USA regular season and tournament. The Tigers went 19-6 on the season with their 19 wins being their most in a single season since 2002. As a result, Memphis finished the year at No. 35 in the ITA National Rankings.
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 the University of North Florida, the closest airports are:
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) – 25 minutes from campus
To arrange for pickup from the airport, please contact the Premier Sports Camp office via emailprior to registration.
WHAT TO BRING:
Our day 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.
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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.
2:20 – 3:30 p.m – Match Play / Competition session
3:30 p.m – Pick up for full day campers
…Sandy and Colby, participated in your camp. I simply wanted to let you know how much fun they had. They came home talking about the day, were excited when they thought they had done well, and talked about how they could improve when they thought they fell short.
I have no idea if competitive tennis is in either of their futures, but I wanted to let you know that they truly enjoyed their week with you and your players. We will gladly be recommending your camp to friends and family in the future. Scott (Parent)
Ellery said the same thing to me today. I cannot thank you enough for the time and energy you all put into this past week. She learned so much! We hope to see you again next year!!!
Thanks again Amy (Parent)
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