TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (TCU)
Fort Worth, TX
Day Camp With Half Day Option
While attending the tennis camp in Fort Worth, campers will receive detailed instruction on the fundamentals of all strokes. They will train in a similar setting to what collegiate players train in to enhance their skills through repetition, live-ball situations and competitive match play. The camp is designed to offer each and every camper a fun and competitive learning environment.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE
- 5.5-6 hours of tennis daily
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Camp Demo program with the latest Wilson rackets for all campers to try
- Safety prioritized
- Great Wilson giveaways and prizes
Texas Christian University
3609 Bellaire Drive North,
Fort Worth, TX 76129
- We plan on offering swimming on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays in the afternoon for full day campers.
– Session I: June 3-7, 2019 (directed by D. Roditi)
– Session II: June 10-14, 2019 (directed by C. Williams)
– Session III: June 17-21, 2019 (directed by C. Williams)
– Session IV: June 24-28, 2019 (directed by D. Roditi)
- – Full Day – $485 per week
- – Half Day – $340 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 Option:
- – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
- Half Day Option:
- – 9:00 am – Noon daily
- We plan (unless regulations from the university restrict this option) on offering swimming on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays in the afternoon for full day campers.
- The camp will provide lunch for full day campers on Friday, although you may still pack a lunch if you would prefer. On Monday – Thursday please pack a lunch.
- Check-in is daily between 8:45 am – 9:00 am
- Check-out for Full Day campers is a 4:30pm and for Half Day campers at 12:00pm daily.
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
Our day camps are very busy days, filled with social and recreational activities, in addition to 5.5 to 6 hours of tennis each day. Campers should pack all the items that they desire to be able to en-joy these packed days
- Tennis Racket(s)
- Tennis Shoes
- Tennis Clothes
- Tennis Towel
- Tennis Shoes
- Swimsuit and Towel (M, W, Fri)
- Filled Water Bottle
- Sun Screen
- * Packet lunch
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The nearest major airport is Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW / KDFW). To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
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
Texas Christian University
David Roditi, one of the great players in the history of the TCU men’s tennis program, was hired as the Horned Frogs’ head coach on Sept. 7, 2010. A three-time All-American who lettered from 1993 through 1996, he still holds the school record for combined career victories.
In his six years at the helm of the TCU men’s tennis program, Roditi has returned the Horned Frogs to the top of the tennis world. A top-50 program when he was hired, Roditi has led the team to back-to-back top 5 finishes as they were ranked No. 4 at the end of 2015 and tied the program-high of No. 3 to conclude the 2016 season.
Starting the 2015-16 at No. 3 in the first Oracle/ITA poll, Roditi led the team to unprecedented heights, which included the program’s first Big 12 Regular Season title as well as being named champions of the Big 12 Tournament. After hosting the ITA Kick-Off Weekend for the first time in program history, TCU earned a bid to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship for the second straight season where the team advanced to the semifinals.
Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach
Texas Christian University
TCU women’s tennis head coach Lee Taylor Walker announced on Thursday morning that Christopher Williams has been promoted to assistant coach.
After stints as a volunteer assistant coach for the program in previous seasons, Williams rejoins the Horned Frog staff after coaching tennis professionals on the ATP and WTA tour since 2012.
Since beginning on tour in 2012, Williams has been the head of coaching teams in all four Grand Slams and achieved multiple ATP and ITF titles. Williams most recently travelled with Olivia Rogowska and served as a consultant to the coaching team of Jared Hiltzik in conjunction with Team USA and the resources of the Lake Nona Campus. He continues to work with Tim Smyczek in Dallas as a supplemental resource with USTA Lead National Coach Dustin Taylor. Williams also worked as a USTA Collegiate Coach for the 2018 Team at the Tulsa 25k, Wichita 25k, and Winnetka 75k Challenger.
Williams has travelled and been a member of the coaching teams of: Rhyne Williams, John-Patrick Smith, Denis Kudla, James McGee, Tennys Sandgren, Sam Groth, Dominik Koepfer, and Gonzales Austin.
Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach
Texas Christian University
Derek Siddiqui (suh-dick-EE), a two-time All-Mountain West Conference men’s tennis singles selection for San Diego State University and former assistant coach at Gonzaga University, was named the volunteer assistant coach in August 2018.
At Gonzaga, Siddiqui spent four years on the coaching staff and was part of the rebuilding efforts that saw the Zags post the program’s first winning season in 2018 with 10 wins and two players earn All-WVV Singles honors along with an All-WCC Doubles team. During his four years with the team, Gonzaga posted 32 wins and four players earned All-WCC singles and doubles honors. In the classroom, seven players earned WCC All-Academic Honors, eight were named ITA Scholar Athletes and the 2016 squad earned the ITA All-Academic Team Honor.
A native of Long Beach, Calif., Siddiqui spent his final two collegiate seasons at San Diego State and was ranked as high as No. 71 in the nation his senior season in 2013. He posted a 14-10 record in singles play, including an 11-8 mark at No. 1, and went 3-5 against nationally-ranked opponents. A 2012 All-MW selection in doubles as a junior in addition to his singles accolade, he went 14-6 in doubles in dual matches as a senior.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the TCU Tennis camp is one of the strongest and most well respected. 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 re-sponsible manner.
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.
DAILY SCHEDULE: (Sample based on past years)
8:45 a.m – 9:00 a.m
Camp Check In
9:00 a.m – 9:15 a.m
Introduce Camp staff and go over rules, sportsmanship, etiquette and safety
9:15 a.m – 11:00 a.m
Morning tennis instruction/ drills
11:00 a.m – 11:15 a.m
Break – Tennis talk
11:15 a.m – 12:00 p.m
Tennis instruction/ drills – ll
12:00 p.m – 01:00 p.m
Half day campers check-out/ Lunch break for Full Day, rest, recreational activities
01:00 p.m – 02:30 p.m
Match Play/ Skills testing and Competition sessions
02:30 p.m – 03:45 p.m
Review, Olympics, Games
Pick up for full day campers
Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center & Bartzen Varsity Courts History
The Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center and Bernard J. “Tut” Varsity Courts is widely considered as one of the finest tennis facilities in all of collegiate athletics. Completed in 1976 at the cost of over $2-million, the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center and Bartzen Varsity Courts plays home to the TCU men’s and women’s tennis programs and is located on the southwest corner of campus.
The Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center houses both indoor and outdoor facilities and features 27 total courts – six varsity tennis courts and five indoor courts, which are reserved solely for the men’s and women’s tennis programs – as well as 16 courts that are for public use. The outdoor section of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center includes a pavilion with a seating capacity of 1,500 to go along with fully stocked pro shop and complete locker facilities. The outdoor courts are recessed by as much as 16 feet, which provides wind control and deleting many viewing obstructions.
The Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center has been the model for collegiate tennis facilities around the country and was selected as one of the top-25 tennis facilities in the country by Tennis Magazine in 1990. The United States Tennis Association Facility Awards Committee also selected the TCU home tennis facility as the Most Outstanding Public Tennis Facility in the Country in 1998.
In 1980, the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center gave the Fort Worth community its first indoor tennis facility, which included a $500,000 extension that houses five indoor courts that were funded by the Mary Potishman Lard Trust. Located on the southwest area of the tennis facility, the indoor complex assures the TCU tennis program of having one of the most complete facilities in the entire country.