COLORADO COLLEGE – Colorado Springs, CO
4.8 Stars – Based on 8 User Reviews
Day Camp with Half Day option
One of the most popular tennis camps in Colorado, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Colorado College offers 1 week of incredible fun and tennis training. Under the guidance of Head Men & Women’s Tennis Coach Anthony Weber, this camp features full and half-day camp options. Quickly gaining a reputation as a sought after summer event for all ages, come see why our Colorado Tennis Camp should not be missed!
Throughout the week each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game/match play daily. Campers are broken into small instructional groups with those of similar age, ability, and experience 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.
Action-packed with not only tennis fun, but a swimming break daily for full-day campers, the Colorado College tennis camp is the highlight of the summer for kids ages 7-18.
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
- Session I : 2020 TBA
- Full Day: 2020 TBA
- Half Day – 2020 TBA
- Full Day option: Boys and Girls ages 7-18 of all skill levels
- Half Day option: ages 7-18 of all skill levels
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:
- 9am – 4pm Mon-Thur
- 9am – Noon – Friday
Half Day Option:
- Monday – Friday 9am – Noon
Lunch is provided for all Full day campers Monday – Thursday
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 Colorado Springs airport is a 20-minute drive from the campus. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
More Info / UTR
None at this time.
Full Day campers: Check-in is 8:45-9:00am daily
Half Day campers: Check-in is 8:45-9:00am daily
- Full Day campers: Check-out is at 4pm daily.
- Half Day campers: Check-out is at 12:00pm 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 AND WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH
Weber originally was hired as assistant coach for both programs under Doebler in September 2011, helping with all aspects of the programs including conditioning, recruiting and player development. He also served as coordinator of intramural sports during the 2013-14 academic year.
He was named the SCAC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year award after leading the Tigers to a second-place finish at the 2015 SCAC championships, falling to nationally-ranked Trinity in the title match.
Certifed by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), with specialization in speed, agility, dynamic balance and power relating to tennis and volleyball, he has coached at several local high schools – Liberty, Palmer and Sand Creek. He also has taught tennis at a number of youth camps, as well as offering private and group lessons.
Weber was a former varsity tennis player at Division I Lamar University under head tennis coach Claire Pollard, who is currently the head women’s coach at Northwestern University. While at Lamar, Weber served as a representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Colorado State University, graduating in 1999.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Colorado College 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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