KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Day camp with half day option
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.
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
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets.
- Raffle and prizes for all campers
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- 5.5-6 hours of tennis each day
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
- No notes available at this time.
– Session I: June 10-14, 2019
- – Full Day – $365 per week
- – Half Day – $235 per week
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.
- Full Day Option:
- – 9am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday
- Half Day Option:
- – 9am – 12:00pm Monday – Friday
- Full Day Campers should pack their lunch Monday-Thursday. On Friday we will have a Pizza Party and provide pizza for all campers.
- Half Day Campers: No lunch is provided, half day campers may join in on the Pizza Party on Friday.
- Check-in is between 8:45 am – 9:00 am each day
- Check-out for full day campers is at 3:30 pm each day
- Check-out for half day campers is at 12:00 pm each day
In the case of inclement weather, the daily schedule is subject to change. We may start the camp a bit later and go longer in the day or start earlier in an effort to avoid bad weather. The camp staff watches the forecast closely and will adjust the schedule to try and maximize court time. Please understand that with rain days, there may be less time spent on the courts. However, the staff will supervise the campers the whole time they are at camp and will provide alternative activities during brief rain delays.
Finally, in the case of a full day washout, we will use the Saturday following camp as the rain back up day. This very rarely occurs.
The camp director will communicate with all families on all schedule changes and inclement weather situations.
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
– Pay Balance
– Fill out Camp Waiver
– Print out and complete Medical Form
– Review Pertinent Information Email
– Review FAQ’s on this page
– Review Packing List
– Tennis Shoes
– Water Bottle
– Tennis Clothes
– Casual Clothes
– Bath Towel
– Shower Towel
– Sun Screen
– Bedding (check pert info email for bed size)
– Snack Food
– Spending Money (no $ is needed, but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)
– Tennis Shoes
– Sun Screen
– Hat / Visor
– Water bottle
– Snack (if desired)
The balance for each week of camp is due the first day of the month of the camp session. That is, all June camps have a balance due date of June 1st and all July camps have a balance due date of July 1st. Your camp balance can be paid online or a check can be mailed to Premier Sports Camps, 4885 Shackelford Ct. Columbus, OH 43220.
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.
MEET YOUR COACHES
Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach
Kansas State University
Kurey enters her second year as the assistant women’s tennis coach at Kansas State. Following a decorated four-year playing career with the Georiga Tech Yellow Jackets, Kurey comes to K-State after spending the 2017-18 season as Georgia Tech’s volunteer assistant coach. While coaching at Georgia Tech the Yellow Jackets made a run to the national semifinal as the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. In her lone season as Georgia Tech’s volunteer assistant, Kurey helped the Yellow Jackets go 27-6 (12-2 ACC) and finish in a tie for second place in the ACC standings. Georgia Tech ended the 2018 season as the fifth-ranked team in the ITA rankings and had three singles players ranked in the top 100, led by Paige Hourigan at No. 12.
Kurey’s playing accolades include being named a 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American in doubles, a 2013 USTA/ITA Indoor National Doubles Championship along with being a two-time team captain. A native of Roswell, Georgia, Kurey graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in business administration in May 2016 and recently completed her master’s degree from Georgia State in Sport Administration.
Women’s Tennis Coach
Kansas State University
Jordan Smith, who has been a part of the K-State women’s tennis program since 2015, was named the seventh head tennis coach in program history by K-State director of athletics Gene Taylor on July 2, 2018.
Smith just completed his third season at K-State, serving as assistant coach for two seasons before being promoted to associate head coach in January 2018. He replaces Danielle Steinberg, who was introduced as the head coach of Colorado on June 12 after four years at K-State. Smith had been serving as interim head coach following Steinberg’s departure.
Smith has helped the Wildcats rise to new heights and garner national recognition, as the program has risen each year under his watch. 2018 saw the Cats reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003, reaching the Round of 32 after they defeated No. 26 Kentucky, 4-3.
The following schedules are sample schedules of our camps. These are provided to give a rough idea of how each camp is programmed throughout the day.
TRADITIONAL WEEKS – DAILY SCHEDULE:
8:45 a.m – 9:00 a.m
Camp Check In
9:00 a.m – 9:15 a.m
Introduce Camp staff and go over rules, sportsmanship, etiquette and safety, Camp Warmup
9:15 a.m – 11:00 a.m
Morning tennis instruction/ drills
11:00 a.m – 11:15 a.m
Break – tennis talk
11:15 a.m – 12:00 p.m
Tennis instruction/ drills – ll
Pick up for half day campers
12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m
Lunch break, rest, recreational activities
1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m
Match Play/ Skills testing, Olympics and Competition sessions
Pick up for full day campers
Mike Goss Tennis Stadium
Kansas State dedicated the new Mike Goss Tennis Stadium on September 7, 2013, recognizing and honoring Goss for his generous gifts and support of K-State Athletics and Kansas State University. The stadium features six outdoor courts, with purple playing surfaces and Powercats dividing the courts. The courts also feature a Musco lighting system, steel benches with K-State welded into the back rests and metal bleachers on the south side of the court with room to accommodate 400 fans.