MIAMI UNIVERSITY – Oxford, OH


4.8 Stars – Based on 8 User Reviews

Overnight Camp with Commuter and Full Day options

The Wilson Collegiate Tennis camp at Miami University in beautiful Oxford, Ohio, is one of the fastest-growing tennis camps in the Midwest. This residential (with non-boarding options) camp emphasizes skill development in a fun and competitive environment, directed by Miami head women’s tennis coach Ricardo Rosas. 

The Miami camp is the perfect preparation for young players looking to get more involved with playing tennis. Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work, and game/match play, all in a fun and competitive environment.  Campers are broken into small instructional groups with similar age., ability and experience, so each child is working in a group that is commensurate with their experience level and tailor the instruction to the level of the players.

Beginners would get a heavier dose of swing technique and fundamentals, while more advanced players would focus on strategy, point building, percentage tennis, etc.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE:

 

  • Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
  • Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
  • Safety prioritized on and off the court
  • Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
  • Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers

CAMP DETAILS

CAMP DATES:

 

  • Session I: 2022 Dates Coming Soon. 

FEES:

 

  • Overnight: $745
  • Commuter: $645
  • Full Day: $545

AGES:

  

  • Boys and Girls ages 7-18 of all skill levels (must be 8 years old to stay in the dorm)
  • Camps are open to any and all restricted only by age.

MORE INFORMATION

Camp Types

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.

    Times


    Overnight Option:

    • Sunday 2pm – Thursday 4:30pm

    Commuter Option:

    • Sunday 2pm – 10pm
    • Monday – Wed 9am – 10pm
    • Thursday 9am – 4:30pm

    Full Day:

    • Sunday 2pm – Thursday 4:30pm
    • Monday – Wed 9am – 4:30pm

    Meals


    Overnight:

    • All meals from Sunday dinner – Thursday lunch

    Commuter:

    • Sunday dinner; Monday – Wednesday Lunch & Dinner; Thursday Lunch.

    Full Day:

    • Lunch Monday – Thursday

    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 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 are divided into small instructional groups of approximately Five to Six: One (5.5:1) 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 their investment in the camp. Kids do get injured, sick and family plans change prior to the start of 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


    The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and Dayton International Airports are the two major facilities located within the shortest distance to Oxford (approximately one hour). To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements. The best times for arrival are Sundays before noon and departures Thursday after 6:00 pm.

    PERTINENT INFORMATION

    Check-In

    • Overnight campers: Check-in is Sunday 1-2 pm
    • Commuter camps: Check-in is Sunday 1-2pm and 8:45-9:00am remainder of the week
    • Full Day campers: Check-in is Sunday 1-2pm and 8:45-9:00am remainder of the week

    Check-Out

    • Overnight campers: Check-out is Thursday at 4:30pm
    • Commuter campers: Check-out is daily at 10pm
    • Full Day campers: Check-out is daily at 4:30pm

    Camp Dorm

    TBA – Please check back.

    Inclement Weather

    In the case of inclement weather we will do our best to adjust the schedule and stay outside if at all possible. If bad weather persists, we do have access to a new by indoor tennis facility – The Riverside Athletic Club. 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 poor weather.

    Roommate Request

    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.

    Camp Forms

    All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE

    Packing List


    Overnight Campers:

      • Tennis Racket(s)
      • Tennis Shoes
      • Water Bottle
      • Tennis Clothes
      • Hat/Visors
      • Casual Clothes
      • Bath Towel
      • Shower Towel
      • Sun Screen
      • Bedding (check pert info email for bed size)
      • Toiletries
      • Fan(s)
      • Pillows
      • Snack Food
      • Spending Money (no $ is needed, but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)


    Day Campers:

    • Tennis Racket
    • Tennis Shoes
    • Sun Screen
    • Hat / Visor
    • Water bottle
    • Snack (if desired)

    MEET YOUR COACHES

    Camp Director:

    Ricardo Rosas

    HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH

    Miami University

    Rosas was named head coach of the tennis program in May of 2017. In that time, the RedHawks have advanced to a pair of MAC Tournament Championships, while capturing a regular season and tournament championship title. Rosas is 24-20 overall and 13-2 in MAC play since taking over the helm of the tennis program.
     
    This past season the RedHawks captured both the regular season and tournament championship, en route to advancing to the NCAA Tournament. Rosas was named MAC Coach of the Year following the 2019 campaign.

    Rosas has been a fixture around the RedHawk program, having spent 15 seasons as an assistant coach. He was named the program’s Associate Head Coach in 2013. In addition, Rosas had two tenures as Interim Head Coach, including in 2010 when he was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year. He also served in a similar capacity at the end of the 2006-07 campaign. 

    During his time as an assistant at Miami, Rosas helped guide the program to eight-straight MAC regular-season titles (2009-16), five MAC Tournament titles and six NCAA Tournament appearances (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015, 2019). The RedHawks tallied a 226-151 overall record during his 15 seasons, including an impressive 107-24 MAC mark.

    Rosas brings an impressive tennis background and strong experience as an international competitor. As a junior player, Rosas was one of Mexico’s finest, ranking No. 26 in singles and No. 12 in doubles in the ITF World Rankings.

    In 1993-94, he participated in the U.S. Open, French Open and Wimbledon as an 18-year old. Following his junior career, he went on to play four years on the ATP Tour (1994 to 1997), reaching career-best rankings of No. 574 in singles and No. 375 in doubles.

    His international experience also includes representing Mexico in several events, including the 1994 Davis Cup. After his playing career ended, Rosas spent one year at the Gary Kesl Tennis Academy in Deerfield, Fla.


    STAFF:

    The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Miami University is one of the strongest and most well respected in the country. Consisting of top colle-giate coaches and players, the staff is handpicked for their ability to teach and re-late to young players in a friendly, thorough and responsible manner.

    CAMP REVIEWS

    This was my daughter’s first camp experience. She loved it! She love the small size and individual attention.

    Parent of Morgan F.

    My daughter met a lot of nice kids, thought the coaches were great and learned a lot.

    Parent of Elizabeth S.

    Will Be attending again! Can’t wait, thank you for all that you do for my child.

    Parent of Melissa K.

    Coaches were very caring and lots of point playing.

    Parent of Gabi G.

    My son enjoyed the week & has learned so much.

    Parent of Preston H.

    I thought it was a very balanced , intermixed , yet individual program for each camper ! As a family we were thrilled and especially 1st time experience for my daughter . I feel the staff was very caring & the interaction especially super!

    Parent of Lauren K.

    My daughter Mia absolutely could hardly wait to get there in the morning & didn’t want to leave at night ! Coach Ricardo Rosas & staff certainly did an outstanding job from everything I observed and heard.

    Parent of Mia F.

    My son had a great time! Seems very well organized.

    Parent of Ian K.

    FACILITY

    MIAMI TENNIS COURTS

    The new home for Miami University women’s tennis, the Miami Tennis Courts opened during the RedHawks’ 2017 season and features amenities that are the envy of the Mid-American Conference. The new courts have a Hardcourt Decoturf Surface, which has been used at the US Open, the Olympics, the NCAA Championships and the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, home of the Western Southern Open Professional Championships.

    A total of eight courts are available for the Red & White, six for competition purposes along with two additional practice courts. The location features a Daktronics remote scoreboard for fans to keep track of the scoring on each court, Musco Sports lighting, a state of the art sound system, a landscaped tailgate area and easy access parking adjacent to Yager Stadium.

    SAMPLE SCHEDULE

    Coming Soon.