HIGHER LEARNING FOR YOUR GAME

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

McCue Center,  Charlottesville, VA,  22904-4849


 

NOW IN OUR THIRD YEAR – NEW WEEK!

 

Join the the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Virginia for an incredible week of tennis! Training with the staff of the Virginia Cavaliers women’s tennis team, young players will benefit from the latest instructional techniques in well structured days.

Small Camp Size, More Personal Attention:

A Hallmark of the UVA camp is the personal attention that is the focus of the camp. There are other tennis camps in the area that have lots of kids and a great deal of campers on every court. Not at the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp. Our main focus is to ensure a small camper to staff ratio – 4:1 to ensure that each young player gets the type of focus and training they need. We limit the enrollment of the camp to allow for a personalized curriculum. (32-40 students)

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 University of Virginia camp offers one of the most personal camp experiences in the nation. With small groups, hands on coaching by Coach Porco and his staff, the camp is an excellent training environment for all levels of young players.

First Rate facilities:

The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Virginia will be hosted on the $1.4 million Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center, one of the finest tennis facilities in the nation, featuring 13 courts, spectator seating for 1,000 fans, a scoreboard and sound system. The facilities at UVA in picturesque Charlottesville, VA are second to none.
( 210 Emmet St South, Charlottesville, VA ).

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE VIRGNIA CAMP INCLUDE:

  • Personal Attention assured
  • 4:1 camper-to-staff ratio
  • Minimum of 30 hours of tennis instruction per week
  • Match play in a fun, spirited, competitive atmosphere
  • Personal evaluation for future improvement
  • Special off-court activities – swimming, field games, movies, etc.

 

Details

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CAMP TYPE Overnight with commuter and day camp options
TIMES > Commuter includes all tennis, meals and activities.

> Day camp option – 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. (lunch included)

DATES June 27 – July 1, 2014
DIRECTOR Troy Porco – Associate Head Women’s Tennis Coach – University of Virginia
FEES $735 Overnight / $665 Commuter / $450 Day camper
AGES Boys and Girls ages 8-18 of all skill levels



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Director: Troy Porco
Associate Women’s Tennis Coach  - UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Virginia is directed by women’s assistant tennis coach Troy Porco. Porco is one of the top assistant coaches in the nation, and has brought a wealth of experience with him to Charlottesville, arriving 7 years ago after a very successful stint as the head coach of Auburn University from 1998-2005. While at Auburn, Coach Porco coached 14 nationally ranked players, 25 regionally ranked players, and an ITA South Region Rookie of the Year and was named SEC Coach of the Year and the ITA Southeast Region Coach of the Year.

Success has followed Porco to UVA where the team has reached unprecedented heights. In 2010-11, Virginia won a school record 20 matches, reached the NCAA Round of 16 for the first time in school history and was ranked a school-record No. 8 nationally.

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.


 

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AIRPORT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in flying into the camp at the University of Virginia, the closest airports are:

  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport – 8 miles from campus
  • Richmond Airport – 1 hour from campus
  • Washington Dulles International – 2 hours from campus
  • Washington Reagan National – 2 hours from campus

To arrange for pickup from the airport, please contact the Premier Sports Camp office via email PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.

List of hotels to stay while at camp


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
  • Casual Clothes
  • Bath Towel, Shower Towel
  • Swim Suit
  • Sun Screen
  • Bedding for Single sized bed
  • Toiletries
  • Fan (s)
  • Pillows
  • Snack Food
  • 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.


 

Tentative Daily Schedule

Friday

2:00-3:00pm Registration in front of dorms.

3:15pm Opening Ceremonies at Snyder Courts.

3:30-5:00pm Afternoon Session.

5:30-6:30pm Dinner.

7:00-9:30pm Evening Activity.

10:00pm Lights Out.

Saturday

7:30-8:30am Breakfast.

9:00-11:30am Morning Session.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch.

2:00-4:30pm Afternoon Session.

5:30-6:30pm Dinner.

7:00-9:30pm Evening Activity.

10:00pm Lights Out.

AREA OF EMPHASIS – MONDAY:

  • Morning: Emphasis on Forehand and Backhand Groundstrokes.
  • Fed Ball and Live Ball.
  • Afternoon: Forehand and Backhand Volleys.
  • Games including the topics above.

Sunday

7:30-8:30am Breakfast.

9:00-11:30am Morning Session.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch.

2:00-4:30pm Afternoon Session.

5:30-6:30pm Dinner.

7:00-9:30pm Evening Activity.

10:00pm Lights Out.

AREA OF EMPHASIS – TUESDAY:

  • Morning: Serves and Returns.
  • Specialty Shots (drop shots, angles, etc.)
  • Afternoon: Singles positioning and strategy.
  • Singles set play.

Monday

7:30-8:30am Breakfast.

9:00-11:30am Morning Session.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch.

2:00-4:30pm Afternoon Session.

5:30-6:30pm Dinner.

7:00-9:30pm Evening Activity.

10:00pm Lights Out.

AREA OF EMPHASIS – WEDNESDAY 

  • Morning: Overheads and Lobs.
  • Doubles positioning and strategy.
  • Afternoon: Doubles set play.

Tuesday

7:30-8:30am Breakfast.

9:00-11:30am Morning Session

11:45am Campers Check-out of Dorms.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch.

1:30-2:30pm On-court demonstration and closing ceremonies!

 AREA OF EMPHASIS – THURSDAY

  • Morning: All-court drills (combine groundstrokes, approaches, volleys, overheads).
  • Afternoon: Parent demonstration.
  • Awards Ceremony.

 

You guys run a great program and I know he enjoyed it so much last summer. We hope to have him camp with you all again soon.
By: Anne R. (parent)




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