Join the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the Xavier University for an incredible week of tennis! Under the guidance of long time college coach and camp director, Frank Polito, campers will learn the latest tennis techniques, tactics and strategies through on-court instruction, competitive drills and singles and doubles match play.
The Xavier camp will be based on the curriculum, experience and techniques of the College of Wooster Camp. The Wooster camp has been voted “Top Sports Camp” in Ohio by Sports Illustrated magazine and is the largest, most popular tennis camp in the midwest. The Xavier camp will be our southern Ohio sister camp of the Wooster camp, utilizing the same schedule, techniques and format that has made Wooster so popular.
Each camper will receive instruction on the fundamentals of all major strokes which will enhance their skills through repetition, hand fed drills and live-ball situations. In addition, players will be exposed to various formats of match play in singles and doubles, and learn the value of team competition.
These camps are excellent preparation for anyone interested in participating in middle school, high school, USTA team tennis, or preparing to compete in USTA leagues and/or tournaments.
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps is where learning is organized, fun is emphasized and safety is prioritized.
Highlights of the Xavier camp include:
Match Play and Traditional Camp options
Nightly Private Lessons available (Traditional Camp only)
Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
TIMES: All day for Overnight / Commuters 8:30 am. – 9:00 pm daily
FEES: Overnight - $635 / Commuter – $535
AGES: Boys and Girls ages 8-18 of all skill levels
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Director: Frank Polito Asst. Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach - CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Coach Frank Polito is one of college tennis’ most experience and well respected coaches. Polito has been involved in coaching both men’s and women’s tennis at the college level for 20 years. With stints at the University of Georgia, Ohio State University, University of Kansas, and UL-Monroe, coach Polito has been involved at the highest level of the game.
In addition to his coaching at the university level, Coach “P” has directed dozens of tennis camps in his career including camps at all of the aforementioned locations. He has been involved with the College of Wooster camp as well over the past 5 years.
Polito joins the CSU coaching staff after a six-year stint as an assistant coach with the women’s tennis team at Georgia. During his tenure, the Bulldogs posted an overall record of 139-29, won two regular season SEC championships, claimed three SEC tournament titles and advanced past the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament three times. Georgia also finished the year ranked in the ITA top-10 five out of his six years. For his efforts with the Bulldogs, Polito was named the 2008 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Region Assistant Coach of the Year, and promoted to associate head coach in September of 2010.
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.
If you are interested in flying into the camp at the University of San Diego, the closest airports is:
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport – 15 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 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).
Bath Towel, Shower Towel
Bedding for Single sized bed
Spending Money (no $ are needed but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)
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.
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