ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY – Tempe, AZ
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Day Camp with Half Day option
One of our fastest growing and most popular camps, The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps at Arizona State University will offer two weeks of day camp this coming summer. Directed by Head Men’s Coach Matt Hill, these camps provide young players with the perfect preparation to get more involved with playing the game. Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work, and game/match play, in a fun and competitive environment.
During our traditional camp, we break the campers into small instructional groups of similar age and ability so each child is working in a group that is commensurate with their experience level. We tailor each program to the level of the players. Beginners would get a heavier dose of swing technique and fundamentals, while more advanced players would have more focus on strategy, point building, and percentage tennis, etc.
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps are the premier camps for young players who strive to learn the game, improve their skills and/or participate in middle school, high school, USTA team tennis or tournaments.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE:
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Safety prioritized on and off court
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
- Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers
- 2021 Dates Coming Soon
- Full Day – $495 per week
- Half Day – $340 per week
- Boys and Girls ages 7-18 of all skill levels.
- Camps are open to any and all.
Our traditional tennis camps are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of modern tennis strokes. We tailor the instruction to the skill level and experience of each level of player. 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 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 input into gameplay 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.
Note: A skills evaluation is done on the first day of camp and we will assign students to small instructional groups with kids of similar age, ability and experience level. Players will continue to be evaluated throughout the week and coaches will move kids into situations to push them and help ensure they are in a comfortable learning environment.
- Full Day Option: 8am – 2:30pm daily
- Half Day Option: 8am – 11am daily
- Full Day Option: Meals are provided for full day campers.
- Half Day Option: No meals provided.
Q: Are there Skill Requirements for this camp?
Per NCAA rules, our sports camps are open to all entrants. Enrollment is limited only by age, grade level, gender, and capacity restrictions as specified by each camp.
Q: What type of campers attend this camp?
Our camps are open to all levels of tennis players. We have players from absolute beginner to high school / Tournament level.
We design our camps to teach the technical basics and love of the game to the beginning player, to introduce strategical decision making, and more advanced technique to the intermediate player, while building on their current stroke production, and to put the advanced players into pressured, strategical and competitive situations.
Q. What is the ratio of campers to staff?
Groups will be divided into small instructional groups of approximately 5-6: 1 camper to coach. Some camps/sessions offer higher or lower ratios based on the curriculum.
Q. If the camp is full, do you have a waiting list?
We do have a waiting list for our camp weeks that sell out. It is not unusual for us to add campers from the waiting list due to late cancellations. To be added to the waitlist, please email the office.
Q. Should I purchase camp/cancellation insurance?
We recommend all families purchase camp/cancellation insurance if they are concerned about the investment they are making in the camp. Kids do get injured, sick and family plans change from the time of registration leading up to the camp. Camp insurance allows peace of mind and has many benefits in any of these events. Please review our policies page for more information about camp/cancellation insurance. Click Here
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
More Info / UTR
None at this time.
All campers will check-in at 8:45 am daily
- Full day campers will check-out at 3:30 pm daily
- Half day campers will check-out at 12:00 pm daily
All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH
Arizona State University
Arizona State University named three-time American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Matt Hill as its head coach in the summer of 2016. “I’m incredibly honored and humbled at the opportunity to restart the Sun Devil men’s tennis program. There are many great players that have competed at Arizona State in the past and I think everyone, including myself, is incredibly excited to get this program back where it was and to take it to new heights as well,” Hill said. “I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity and the trust that Ray Anderson, Don Bocchi and Scottie Graham have shown me and I look forward to getting started.”
Hill has spent the previous four seasons as the head coach of the University of South Florida, leading the Bulls to three consecutive AAC team championships and a No. 17 final ranking among Division I programs this past season. USF advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season in 2016 after qualifying just twice in 10 previous campaigns prior to Hill’s arrival.
The 2016 Bulls reached a program-best ranking of No. 13 in the nation before finishing in the Top 20 at No. 17. Hill coached two-time All-American Roberto Cid to a ranking of No. 2 in the nation, the best ranking of any tennis player, men’s or women’s, in program history. USF also played one of the toughest schedules, notching 16 wins over ranked opponents and play-ing just four matches against unranked foes.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at ASU is one of the strongest and most well respected in the country. Consisting of top collegiate coaches and players, the staff is handpicked for their ability to teach and relate to young players in a friendly, thorough and responsible manner.
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Whiteman Tennis Center
The Whiteman Tennis Center serves as the home to Arizona State’s nationally ranked men and women’s tennis teams. The original complex was dedicated May 8, 1976. It featured eight fully lit asphalt-based courts with a seating capacity of 1,200. Jack Whiteman, president of a local machinery company, paid the majority of the $300,000 it cost to build the tennis center. The Sun Devil Club also donated funds for the construction of the facility.
The facility includes men and women’s locker rooms, team areas, coaches’ offices and a training room. The lower level also features several shaded tables, while the second level features a shaded viewing terrace of the entire complex. Additionally, the Robson Player Facility can also be utilized for dinner and university functions.