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
- Session I: June 25-29, 2023
- Session II: July 23-27, 2023
- Overnight: $765
- Commuter: $665
- Full Day: $565
- Sunday 2pm – Thursday 4:30pm
- Sunday 2pm – 10pm
- Monday – Wed 9am – 10pm
- Thursday 9am – 4:30pm
- Sunday 2pm – Thursday 4:30pm
- Monday – Wed 9am – 4:30pm
- 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.
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.
- All meals from Sunday dinner – Thursday lunch
- Sunday dinner; Monday – Wednesday Lunch & Dinner; Thursday Lunch.
- Lunch 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?
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
Airport transportation may be available upon request for those flying into camp.
Pertinent Camp Information for Check-in
Forms / Balance Due
Camp Waiver (required):
Your Liability Waiver was signed during the registration process and is complete as long as your registered online.
Medical Form (required):
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.
To check if you have a remaining balance, you can access your account here.
Check-In / Check-Out Information
Check-in / Drop off:
- Check-in / Drop off Time: Overnight: 1-2pm Sunday; Commuter: 1-2pm Sunday; 8:45-9:00am Monday-Thursday; Full Day: 1-2pm Sunday; 8:45-9:00am Monday-Thursday
- Check-in / Drop off Location: McFarland Hall
- Check-in / Drop off Address: 325 Tallawanda Rd Oxford, OH 45056
Check-out / Pick up:
- Check-out / Pick up Time: Overnight: 4:30pm Thursday; Commuter: 10:00pm Sunday-Wednesday; 4:30pm Thursday; Full Day: 4:30pm daily
- Check-out / Pick up Location: McFarland Hall
- Check-out / Pick up Address : 325 Tallawanda Rd Oxford, OH 45056
- Overnight: All meals provided Sunday dinner through Thursday lunch; Commuter: Sunday Dinner, Lunch & Dinner Monday-Wednesday; Lunch Thursday; Full Day: Lunch Monday-Thursday
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
Please see Miami Universities supplemental Camp Packet which includes a *Required Medical Form. This can be downloaded at https://www.wilsontenniscamps.
MEET YOUR COACHES
HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH
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.
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.
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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.