LOYOLA UNIVERSITY – Baltimore, MD
Day camps with Half Day option
Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps comes to Baltimore! New in 2023, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis camps will offer a brand-new 5 week tennis camp at Loyola University. Directed by Head Men’s and Women’s Coach Josh Eventoff, this day camp will offer full and half day camp options throughout the summer.
At Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps, campers receive individualized instruction through advanced teaching methods, drills, and match play in a fun and challenging environment. Campers are grouped by age and skill level to ensure each child is working with peers at their level of experience. Our programs are tailored to the abilities of each camper, with beginners receiving a strong foundation in fundamental techniques and more advanced players focusing on strategy, point building, and percentage tennis.
These camps are the perfect choice for young players who want to enhance their skills and succeed 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
- Session I: June 19-23, 2023
- Session II: June 26-30, 2023
- Session III: July 10-14, 2023
- Session IV: July 17-21, 2023
- Full Day: 9am – 4pm Daily
- Half Day: 9am – Noon Daily
- Full Day: $540 per week
- Half Day: $350 per week
- Boys and Girls ages 8-18 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 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.
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 levels. 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.
- Campers should pack lunch daily.
Camp will be held rain or shine each day. Unfortunately, we do not have indoor courts on campus and in the event of inclement weather we will have to adjust accordingly. In the event of poor weather, we will supplement the tennis with fitness and footwork drills, video tennis analysis, mental coaching or social activities such as bowling. Please be assured we will do everything in our power to ensure maximum outdoor tennis throughout the week and will make every effort to communicate with the families on those days of bad weather.
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
Pertinent Camp Information for Check-in
Forms / Balance Due
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE. Please keep in mind the liability form was completed online if you signed up on our website.
Check-In / Check-Out Information
Check-in / Drop off:
All Campers: 8:45 am daily
Check-out / Pick up:
- Full Day Campers: 4pm daily
- Half Day Campers: Noon daily
If you are attending the camp as an overnight camper, you can request a roommate at the time of enrollment. Should you need to change this request, please email the office. We can usually meet your request for one roommate; however, please keep in mind that many parents have conflicting requests. (Player A request Player B and Player B request Player C). We will do our very best to sort out these issues ahead of camp, however, if there is a mistake or change that needs to be made at camp check-in, please let us know, and we will do everything in our power to make that change.
Each dorm has a different setup. Some are doubles, triples, quads, and suites. If you would like to have players in rooms next to each other, we will do our best to accommodate.
Should you wish to room with more than just one person, we will do everything in our power to arrange for this, if the room level (double, triple, etc.…) allows.
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
None at this time.
MEET YOUR COACHES
Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
Josh Eventoff, a noted teacher, coach and tennis director in the Baltimore area, was named the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Loyola University Maryland in August 2022.
Eventoff has been the director of tennis at Hunt Valley Country Club and the associate head coach at nearby Gilman School in recent years, and previously he coached at Coppin State and Stevenson while working at other area clubs and tennis centers.
The Baltimore-area native and graduate of the University of Maryland has been at Hunt Valley since 2016 where he has directed all facets of the club’s tennis programs including camps, clinics, tournaments and lessons. During that same time span, Eventoff has also been the associate head coach at Gilman School as part of a Greyhounds program that has won eight-straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) titles.
Prior to 2016, he owned and operated Evenspin Tennis & Fitness, was the director of tennis at Country Club of York, the general manager and director of tennis of the Severn Valley Tennis & Fitness Club and head professional at Woodholme Country Club.
He graduated in from Maryland with a bachelor of arts in arts and humanities, and he later earned a digital design certificate from Maryland Institute College of Art.
Eventoff and his wife, Nicole, live in Baltimore and have two daughters, Mia and Lola.
Assistant Camp Director:
Assistant Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
Cole Sutton is the current Assistant Coach for the men’s and women’s teams at Loyola University Maryland. He was a four-time all MIAA player at Gilman School and helped lead the team to two conference championships. After a high school and junior career, he went on to play at Middlebury College, where he was part of teams that reached the NCAA Final Four all four years, the NCAA finals in two, and were NCAA champions in 2018. He was also captain of the team in 2019. After college, he went on to coach at Gilman for two years, where the team won its conference both years. He has also worked at different clubs, camps, and clinics where he has taught all ages and levels.
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.
|9:00 a.m||Warmup (dynamic stretching, light warmup run)|
|9:15 a.m||Player skill evaluation (first day only)
Stroke production, technique work, fundamentals
Small group instruction
Daily featured stroke (rotate by day)
|10:30 a.m||Live ball drills, Ball fed drills, Footwork instruction,|
|11:30 a.m||Competitive Games and drills
Olympic team play
|12:00 p.m||Pick up half day campers|
|12:15 p.m||Lunch at Tennis Center or in campus dining center|
|1:00 p.m||Additional competitve team and individual drills|
|2:00 p.m||Point play, match play, Strategy focus|
|3:00 p.m||Group games|
McClure Tennis Center at Ridley Athletic Complex
Loyola University Maryland dedicated and celebrated the grand opening of the McClure Tennis Center on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
The eight-court lighted facility and team building was built thanks to an anonymous $3.2-million gift. Located at the Ridley Athletic Complex, ground was broken in the summer of 2014.