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ARMY WEST POINT Co-Ed TENNIS CAMPS – West Point, NY

Overnight Camp with Day Camp option
 

We are excited to bring the Army West Point Co-Ed Tennis Camps back to Post for the 2024 summer sessions. We expect a high demand on camper availability, so please be sure to register early. We offer Day Camps, which run from 1:00-4:00pm on check-in and check-out day and 9:00am-5:00pm on the other days of camp. Our Overnight Camps will run from 1:00pm on check-in and check-out days. Both camps will be open to all skill levels and will offer a Tournament Training Level for those playing competitive junior high, high school and USTA tournaments. The age for the camps is 12-18 years old.

Address:
In order to gain access to the United States Military Academy for any camps or clinics, all parents, guardians or other persons over the age of 18 who plan to enter West Point at any point must obtain a Local Area Credential from the West Point Visitor Control Center in Highland Falls (2107 New South Post Road, West Point, NY 10996). They are open daily from 6 AM to 10 PM. This process requires a valid, government-issued ID.

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

CAMP DETAILS

CAMP DATES

  • Session I: Jult 7-11, 2024
  • Session II: July 13-17, 2024
  • Session III: July 19-23, 2024

FEES

  • Overnight camper: $1,200
  • Day camper: $600

TIMES

  • Full Day: 9am – 4pm M-Th
    9am – Noon Friday
  • Half Day: 9am – Noon daily

AGES

  • 12-18 years old
  • Open to any and all

    Camp Program:

    Our 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 stroke production (to ensure proper technique) and be introduced to gameplay situations to introduce these players to the competitive side of the game.
    • High School / Tournament:  High school (both varsity and JV) and tournament players will focus on the strategic and competitive aspects of the game. Although swing fundamentals are featured, emphasis will also feature point building, court positioning, patterns of play, and live ball drill work.

    MORE INFORMATION

    Inclement Weather:

     

    • In the case of inclement weather, Army has 7 climate controlled indoor courts with locker rooms. Camp will proceed rain or shine each day. The schedule may be subject to change in order to maximize the time on court.

      Ratio:

       

      • This camp features a 5:1 ratio

        Grouping:

         

        • Kids are grouped by skill, age and experience. Often these groups change throught the course of the camp.

          FAQ's

          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?

          To be added to the waitlist, please register here (there is no fee to join the waitlist).

          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

          Swimming:

           

          • This camp does not offer swimming as an option.

            Camp Policies:

             

            • Please make sure you read the camp polices HERE

              Safety:

               

              •  Camp safety is our number one priority. All efforts are made to ensure that the kids are safe throughout the camp. Safety will be prioritized over tennis and activities when necessary. The camp, Wilson Sporting Goods, Premier Sports camps and its coaches and universities are not responsible for personal items brought to camp.

                Camp Notes:

                 

                • None at this time

                  Pertinent Camp Information for Check-in

                  Times:

                   

                  • N/A

                    Camp Check-In:

                     

                    • N/A

                      Camp Check-Out:

                       

                      • N/A

                      Camp Dorm:

                       

                      • Army offers a sleep over option in air conditioned barracks, the same barracks that house the cadets during the school year.

                        Roommate Requests:

                         

                        • TBD

                          Meals:

                           

                          • Overnight campers will receive 3 meals a day during full days.
                          • Day campers will receive lunch.

                            Packing List:

                             

                              FORMS & ACCOUNTS

                              Liability Forms:

                               

                              • Your Liability Waiver was signed during the registration process and is complete as long as you registered online. If you did not sign up with an account online – this form can be downloaded at https://www.wilsontenniscamps.com/camp-forms/

                                Medical Forms:

                                 

                                • Each camper must have a completed and signed medical form brought to check-in on the first day of camp. – Download Form here
                                  A physical exam is not required for campers. If the camper needs medical or disability accommodations, including significant food allergies that require special meals, please email the office. This form can be downloaded at https://www.wilsontenniscamps.com/camp-forms/

                                  My Account / Payments:

                                   

                                  • To check if you have a remaining balance, you can access your account here.

                                    MEET YOUR COACHES

                                    Camp Director:

                                    Randy Rowley

                                    Head Men’s Tennis Coach

                                    Army West Point

                                    Randy Rowley is in his 15th season at Army West Point. After three seasons as an assistant coach, Rowley was promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2013-14 season.

                                    Prior to coming to the academy, Rowley coached and traveled with nationally ranked junior players in the United States and Europe. Before returning to coaching and traveling with juniors, Rowley spent seven years coaching at the University of Southern Mississippi, turning a 3-21 program into a team that became the winningest in school history. Rowley’s team achieved USM’s first national team ranking, recorded the most wins in a single season and finished third in the Conference USA Tennis Championships.

                                    While coaching the Golden Eagles, Rowley split his time traveling and coaching on the WTA tour and ITF women’s tour, spending two months helping conduct a preseason training camp and coaching at the 2007 Australian Open Grand Slam, the 2007 Mondial Australian Women’s Hardcourts, the 2007 Pacific Life Open, and the 2007 United States Open Grand Slam.

                                    Rowley went to Southern Miss after spending three seasons as the assistant men’s tennis coach at Texas Tech University. During that time, he twice served as the NCAA’s representative for the Tennis Championships. The Red Raiders were ranked nationally all three seasons during Rowley’s tenure.

                                    Prior to his three-year stint at Texas Tech, Rowley was the head men’s tennis coach at University of Louisiana-Monroe from 1995-2000. He changed titles in 1999, serving as director of tennis, coaching both men’s and women’s programs during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He compiled a 52-36 overall record at ULM, including a 14-2 Southland Conference record. He led the Indians to two Southland Conference titles, three years in the national rankings, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, marking the first time in 25 years ULM reached the national tournament. Rowley also served as an NCAA representative at the NCAA national tournament.

                                    He spent two years as head women’s coach and assistant men’s coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette from 1994-95. The women’s program reached a national ranking of No. 36 during his tenure at ULL.

                                    Rowley served as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s tennis program at the University of Kansas during the 1986 and 1987 seasons. The Jayhawks reached as high as No. 21 in the national rankings, winning the Big Eight Conference Championship and earning an NCAA appearance.

                                    After serving as a student assistant coach with the women’s tennis program at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., from 1979-84, he was director of tennis at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kan., from 1984-86. During his tenure at Southwestern, he helped lead the program to four KCAC team championships and three NAIA District 10 runner-up finishes.

                                    During his coaching career, Rowley has also spent nine years as head coach of Tennis: Europe, and five years as head coach for the national team of Tennis: Europe. He has spent 14 years coaching ranked juniors on the ITF junior circuits in America and Europe. He has coached players on the ATP, WTA and ITF circuits. He served as the president of the junior program on the board of officers for the Dallas Tennis Association in 1992 and spent five years as the DTA representative at the USTA Area Training Center. Coach Rowley serves as a director at the NIKE / Lawrenceville, NJ, Army Tennis Camps, College Exposure Tennis Academy and directs a fundraising camp at his alma mater, Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.

                                    Rowley and his wife, Martha, who serves as the Associate Head Coach for the Army women’s tennis team, reside in Cold Spring, N.Y.

                                    Camp Director:

                                    DJ Wilson

                                    Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach

                                    Army West Point

                                    DJ Wilson is in his third year as the assistant coach and Head Recruiting Coordinator after joined the staff as an assistant coach in June 2022.

                                    Wilson spent seven seasons as an assistant coach for the Stony Brook women’s tennis team. The Seawolves averaged nine wins a season, including a 16-4 record en route to a regular-season conference title in 2019. Before joining Stony Brook, he was an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s teams at Washington College in Maryland for two seasons. The women’s tennis team engineered an 11-win turnaround in 2015 and finished as the runner-up in the regular season and conference tournament. They finished the season ranked 10th in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Wilson helped recruit the 17th ranked recruiting class in Division III, a first for the program.

                                    He was the USTA 16s Zonals coach from 2017-19, winning the team championship in 2018. Wilson was a part of Tennis: Europe during the 2017-18 season where he coached and traveled with nationally ranked juniors from the United States. The 2018 team had the highest ranked American juniors in program history.

                                    Wilson also worked at a variety of tennis camps, including the Army Tennis Camp, the Nike Tennis Camp in Lawrenceville, N.J., and Southwestern’s Summer Tennis Camp. He served as co-director of the Army Tennis Camp during the summer of 2013.

                                    Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and his MBA from Southwestern College in Kansas. Wilson was a three-year letterwinner on the tennis team and served as volunteer coach for Southwestern’s tennis and track teams.

                                    FACILITY

                                    Malek Tennis Center

                                    In the spring of 2002, the Black Knights welcomed their latest addition, the Malek Tennis Center, Army’s outdoor facility. Featuring enhancements to the former Clinton Courts, the Malek Tennis Center enhanced Army’s reputation for having some of the best tennis facilities in the East. Among the amenities at Malek are a spectator seating area and a pedestrian plaza adjoining the tennis and baseball stadiums. Malek was completely torn apart and resurfaced during the summer of 2011.

                                    The nine courts, which are named after the project’s lead donor, Frederick V. Malek (USMA ’59), are located directly parallel to Clinton Field and adjacent to Doubleday Field.