NC STATE UNIVERSITY
Day Camp with Full & Half Day Options
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at North Carolina State is the perfect preparation for young players who are 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.
During our traditional camp 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
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Camp T-Shirt and prizes for all campers
- Safety prioritized on and off court
- Camp demo program that includes all the latest Wilson rackets
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
- Ages 4-7 can only do half day option. No USTA 10&U courts / balls will be used for afternoon sessions.
- Camp will be held rain or shine and we will use the J.W. ISENHOUR TENNIS CENTER as needed.
– Session I: June 10-14, 2019
– Session II: June 17-21, 2019
– Session III: June 24-28, 2019
- – Full Day – $440 per week
- – Half Day – $295 per week
* NCSU faculty and staff discount available. Please email the office for more information – HERE
* Multi Week discounts as follows:
- – 2 weeks: $25 off full day / $10 off half day on second week. COUPON CODE: “2WEEKSFULL” & “2WEEKSHALF”
- – 3 weeks: $50 off full day / $25 off half day on second and third weeks COUPON CODE: “3WEEKSFULL” & “3WEEKSHALF”
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 – Thursday & 9am – noon Friday
- Half Day Option:
- – 9am -12:00pm daily
- – Lunch can be added for $40 per week, or please pack your lunch daily.
- *If purchasing lunch, please bring the lunch fee to check-in the first day.
- All campers will check in daily at 9am
- Full Day campers will check out daily at 3:30pm
- Half Day campers will check out daily at 12:00pm
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The Raleigh Durham International abbreviated RDU is the second largest airport in North Carolina. It is situated between the cities of Raleigh and Durham. The airport is 14 minutes 11.2 miles by car Northwest of the University on I-40 West. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
– 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
HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH
NC State University
Kyle Spencer has been selected to lead the NC State men’s tennis program, Director of Ath-letics Debbie Yow announced on June 14, 2017. Spencer, a former Olympian and All-American, comes to the Wolfpack after spending more than four seasons as an assistant coach at South-ern Methodist University (SMU), while also having previous ACC head coaching experience at Maryland.
In four full seasons at SMU, Spencer helped lead the Mustangs to a record of 64-43 and two straight NCAA Tournament appearances in 2016 and 2017. The 2016 Mustangs finished with a record of 22-9, advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, and concluded the season with a national ranking of 22nd. Players mentored by Spencer and head coach Carl Neufield earned eight All-American Athletic Conference honors during the course of the last four sea-sons.
Prior to his time at SMU, Spencer was the head coach at the University of Maryland from 2009-12, where he worked with Yow during her tenure in College Park. He was voted the 2012 Wilson/ITA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year and led the Terrapins to a host of firsts, including their first NCAA Tournament appearance in program history during the 2010-11 season, and their first NCAA Tournament victory (over No. 20 Michigan).
ASSISTANT MEN’S TENNIS COACH
NC State University
Formerly the head men’s tennis coach at Illinois State from 2007-13, James comes to Ra-leigh after spending the last four seasons as a second assistant coach at Notre Dame.
James helped lead the Fighting Irish to three NCAA Tournament appearances during his time in South Bend, advancing as far as the Sweet 16 in 2014. During that first season, James and the Irish were ranked as high as No. 6 nationally and ended the season ranked No. 13. The 2014-15 season featured another NCAA Tournament appearance and a final team ranking of 37th. James acted as the primary on-court coach for the doubles team of Pecor and Lawson, which reached the quarterfinals of both the ITA All-American and ITA National Indoor tournaments as well as the round of 16 at the NCAA Individual Championships.
During the 2015-16 season, Notre Dame defeated then national No. 1 UNC-Chapel Hill in ACC play and again advanced to the NCAA Tournament as a team.
Notre Dame’s 2016-17 season concluded with senior singles player Josh Hagar advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Hagar also earned First Team All-ACC honors and teammates Brandon Kempin and Alex Lebedev were named to the All-ACC Academic Team.
During his playing days at Purdue, James three times earned All-Big Ten, Academic All-Big Ten, and team MVP honors. A team captain, James reached a high of No. 26 nationally in sin-gles and No. 7 in doubles. He won three professional futures doubles tournaments and earned professional rankings in both singles and doubles.
HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH
NC State University
Simon Earnshaw was named NC State’s head women’s tennis coach May 30, 2014. A nine-time National Champion, with a combined 23 coaching awards, Earnshaw comes to NC State after an historic 15-year run as head men’s and women’s coach at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga.
During his third year at the helm of the Wolfpack, Earnshaw saw his team to one of its most successful seasons in program history. NC State finished the 2016-17 season with a record of 19-11 (7-7 ACC), tallying the most total wins and the most conference wins in program history, as well as led the team to a fourth place finish in the ACC, its second-highest finish ever. The team ended the year ranked No. 26 on the ITA/Oracle team poll, its highest finish ever. The Wolfpack completed its season at the NCAA Tournament after defeating No. 35 Oregon in the first round to advance to the Round of 32, a feat that has only been accomplished three times in NC State history. In the second round, the team fell to No. 5 Georgia.
ASSISTANT WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH
NC State University
Secker comes to Raleigh from California where he was the director of Advantage Tennis Academy in Irvine since 2013. ATA is a full time boarding tennis academy focused on the training and college preparation for top national and international junior players. His academy has placed players at several power five schools and maintained a 100 percent graduation rate.
Secker was responsible for the day-to-day duties for the academy, including on-court coaching, coordinating strength and conditioning programs, recruitment and education of new players and parents, mentoring, staff training and overseeing the college placement program.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at NC State 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.
CURTIS & JACQUELINE DAIL OUTDOOR TENNIS STADIUM
The Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium opened in the spring of 2012 as the new home for the NC State men’s and women’s varsity programs. The $3 million complex features a wide variety of amenities for players and spectators. Some of these amenities include a bowl-shaped complex with elevated, accessible viewing areas, as well as six lighted, red-surfaced courts, decorated with NC State logos and red screens and awnings.
There is chairback seating available for up to 1,000 spectators, with wide walkways for easy movement from court to court. An electronic scoreboard, visible from all seats, shows live scoring from all matches.
Restrooms and designated concession areas are accessible to all fans, and there is ample parking adjecent to and near the stadium. There are dugout areas for both teams, with access to indoor locker rooms. A brick façade and entrance, displaying the name of the stadium, complete the look of the new complex.