The SMU camp 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. Campers are broken up into small instructional groups with a tailored program for the needs of each level of player.
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
- Camp demo program that includes all the latest Wilson rackets
- Safety prioritized on and off court
SMU Tennis Complex
5669 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75205
- Camps are open to any and all. Ages 7-18
– Session I: June 3-7th, 2019
– Session II: June 10-14th, 2019
– Session III: June 24-28th, 2019
– Session IV: July 8-12th, 2019
– Session V: July 22-26th, 2019
– Session VI: Aug 12-16th, 2019
- – Full Day: $495 per week
- – Half Day: $295 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: 9am – 4pm daily
- Half Day: 9am – Noon daily
- Check-in is between 8:45 am – 9:00 am each day
- – Check-out for full day campers is at 4:00 pm each day
- – Check-out for half day campers is at 12:00 pm each day
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
Airport transportation is not available.
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 HERE or a check can be mailed to Premier Sports Camps, 4885 Shackelford Ct. Columbus, OH 43220.
– 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
– Sun Screen
– Hat / Visor
– Water bottle
– Snack (if desired)
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
New Head Mens’ Tennis Coach is in his first year at SMU after a successful coaching career at UCLA.
Chen comes to the Hilltop from UCLA, where he served Bruin Head Coach Billy Martin for over 15 years in a multitude of roles, ranging from team manager to associate head coach.
For the past three seasons, Chen has served as Associate Head Coach, and, prior to that, he served as Assistant Coach for three years. During Chen’s six seasons on Martin’s coaching staff, the Bruins registered a 149-28 record (.842) and reached the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championships five times. This past season, UCLA posted its third semifinal-round appearance of the stretch and totaled 30 wins for the first time in Martin’s tenure. The Bruins also collected four Pac-12 regular-season titles and three tournament trophies during Chen’s time on staff.
Head Women’s Tennis Coach
Kati Gyulai (Kà Tee U-la-ee) is entering her eighth season at SMU after being named head coach on Feb. 8, 2012. Gyulai arrived on the Hilltop after three-plus seasons as head coach at her alma mater, Wyoming. She is currently 175-144 after 12 seasons as a head coach, including an 89-70 mark at SMU.