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HIGHER LEARNING FOR YOUR GAME

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

1304 Heyward St.. Columbia, SC 29208

Experience the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina to get a leg up on your competition this summer.

The University of South Carolina’s tennis camp located in Columbia, South Carolina will provide instruction for beginner, intermediate and advanced/tournament level campers. Our second most popular camp focuses on providing elite instruction on all fundamental strokes of the game as well as training in strategy and tactics.

Located in beautiful Columbia, South Carolina this summer tennis camp provides all levels and types of players with an exciting, fun and competitive camp experience. Co-directed by Head Men’s tennis coach Josh Gioffi and Head Women’s tennis coach Kevin Epley, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp focuses on developing correct grips, strokes, positioning and footwork for beginning levels. For the intermediate to advanced player the focuses shifts to concentrating on shot selection, consistency, competitive match play, and singles and doubles strategy.

The tennis camp is held at the Carolina Tennis Center located in the heart of the University of South Carolina. The Carolina Tennis center features 12 courts with lights and individual scoreboards. Seating is available for up to 670 tennis fans.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA CAMP:

  • 5.5-6 hours of tennis daily
  • Small instructional groups to ensure personal attention
  • Social and recreational activities daily
  • Camp Demo program that features all the latest Wilson rackets
  • T-shirts, water bottle and prizes for all campers
  • Camp graduation ceremony on final day of camp

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THE STORY

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Location Information:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
1304 HEYWARD ST.
COLUMBIA, SC 29208



MEET YOUR COACHES

Co-Director: Kevin Epley

Kevin Epley was named the women’s tennis head coach at the University of South Carolina on June 11, 2012. Epley returns to the collegiate coaching ranks for the first time since 2008, having spent the past four years as a full-time traveling coach for WTA player Megan Moulton-Levy and her doubles partner, Lindsay Lee-Waters. As a collegiate head coach from 2000 to 2008, he posted a 151-59 (.719) record in eight seasons at two different schools while mentoring nine players to 18 All-America citations and five players to eight conference player of the year awards.

Epley’s most recent collegiate coaching endeavor came at the College of William and Mary, where he served as the head coach of the women’s program from 2003 to 2008. In his five seasons with the Tribe, Epley led the squad to a 96-40 (.706) dual match record, including four Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championships and five NCAA Tournament appearances. His teams finished among ITA’s top 25 three times, including a No. 15 ranking in 2007. On four occasions, he was named the CAA Coach of the Year and in 2008 he garnered the Wilson/ITA East Region Coach of the Year award. In total, five W&M players competed in singles and doubles at the NCAA Championships and earned 11 All-America honors over his five seasons. On 21 occasions during Epley’s tenure, a Tribe player garnered All-CAA singles honors, while doubles teams received 11 all-league nods.

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TENNIS CAMP INFORMATION -

Overnight Camp and Full Day options


CAMP DATES:
  • Session I: June 7-11, 2015
  • Session II: June 14-18, 2015

 

FEES:
  • Overnight: $695
  • Commuter: $595
  • Full Day: $445

 

TIMES:
  • Overnight – Sunday – Thursday
  • Commuter – same as overnight, but no room (see below)
  • Full Day
    • Sunday 2pm – 8pm
    • Mon – Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
AGES:
  • Boys and Girls ages 8-18 of all skill levels
NOTES:
  • Commuter campers enjoy all the benefits of the overnight campers, but do not have a room at night Pick up for commuters can be immediately following tennis around 8pm nightly or after social activities at 10:15 pm.
  • Lunch in included in all Full Day options
  • GRADUATION CEREMONY: For parents interested in coming to camp early on Thursday, we will host a graduation ceremony on the courts from 12 pm – 1pm. Camp will adjourn following the ceremony.

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A WORD FROM THE COACHES

The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of South Carolina offer some of the premier tennis camps in the nation for boys and girls of all skill levels and age groups. Our hands-on approach to teaching the game provides all players the opportunity to obtain world class instruction in both a fun and exciting environment.

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DAILY SCHEDULE

The following schedules are sample schedules of our camps. These are provided to give a rough idea of how each camp is programmed throughout the day.


SUNDAY

1:00pm-2:15pm Check-in for Overnight Campers and move into dorms
3:00-3:15pm Introduction of staff
3:15-5:30pm Tennis
5:30-6:30 Pizza Party at the Courts
6:30-8:30pm Night Tennis Matchplay

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FACILITIES


The Gamecock men’s and women’s tennis teams opened Carolina Tennis Center for the 2012 season. The new Carolina Tennis Center is located in the heart of the Athletics Village at the Roost. Previously, the women played at Maxcy Gregg Tennis Center, while the men were located at Sam Daniel Tennis Center.

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WHAT ARE PARENTS SAYING


My tennis player found the instruction methods to be fun and challenging. She enjoyed the drive and passion the coaches and counselors had for the game. We will be back next summer for sure and look forward to more tennis growth.

Lisa-Tennis Mom

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