TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (TCU) – Fort Worth, TX
Each summer the camp is held at the Bayard Friedman Tennis Center, home of the TCU Varsity tennis teams.
Throughout the week each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game/match play daily. Campers are broken into small instructional groups with those of similar age., ability and experience 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. Action-packed with not only tennis fun, but a swimming break daily for full-day campers, the TCU tennis camp is the highlight of the summer for kids ages 7-18.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Safety prioritized on and off court
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
- Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers
Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center & Bartzen Varsity Courts
3609 Bellaire Drive North Ft.
Worth, TX 76109
- * Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, hats and be prepared for the heat. Full Day campers should bring a packed lunch daily and we will store it for you in a cool place.
– Session I : 2020 TBA
– Session II: 2020 TBA
– Session III: 2020 TBA
– Session IV: 2020 TBA
- – Full Day: 2020 TBA
- – Half Day: 2020 TBA
Our camps at TCU are traditional camps.
Our traditional tennis camps are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of the 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 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.
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 level. 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.
- Full Day Option:
- – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
- Half Day Option:
- – 9:00 am – 12 Noon daily
- No meals provided.
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 any and 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 campers to one coach. Some camps / sessions offer higher or lower ratios based on curriculum.
Q. If the camp is the full, do you have a waiting list?
We do have a waiting list for our camp weeks that sell out. In is not unusual for us to add campers from the waiting list due to late cancellations. To be added to the wait list, please email the office.
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 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.
None at this time.
- Full Day campers: Check-in is Monday at 8:30am; Tuesday – Friday at 9:00am
- Half Day campers: Check-in is Monday at 8:30am; Tuesday – Friday at 9:00am
- Full Day campers: Check-out is at 4:30pm daily.
- Half Day campers: Check-out is at 12:00pm daily.
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
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.
My son just turned 7 in the last week of May and his camp was the 1st week of June. He was one of the youngest campers and was signed up for full days. The 1st day I picked him up I thought he would say “to hot/to hard” but no he loved it! He was so sad for the week to end. We will be doing this camp every summer!Parent of Cowen L.
I already recommended to 2 friends. The groups were small, very well organized by skill level and the coaches were fantastic! Looking forward to attending again next summer.Parent of Ashley S.
Great instructors that really cared about each individual camper. Helped with every aspect of the camper in improving their game.Parent of Gracee F.
Coaches were great; very helpful and courteous. TCU facilities are excellent and easy to get to.Parent of Landon E.
The camp staff was great all the way around with the kids. The camp was not overcrowded and all students received great instruction and it seemed extra attention. Planning to go again next year.Parent of Emmons R.
Kids had a blast (two 8 year old girls) and were eager to go every day. The coaches know how to make this fun, and unlike a parent trying to teach their child, the kids will listen o the coaches. Lol. Both kids are ready to sign up next year. Highly recommend!Parent of Delainey T.
Our first year to attend we lived in Alabama and came to tux for the camp, we have family close so it worked. We have since moved back to Texas but currently, live in Houston. Our daughter made sure this was the first camp we signed up for this summer. The coaches are amazing and really help and encourage the kids to do better and have fun. Our daughter has already asked to come back next year regardless of where we live. That says a lot about a camp atmosphere.Parent of Sophia S.
This was my son’s second year and the coaches (the head coach and several others) all remembered my son from the previous camp. I was shocked and touched by that. My son also had a great time and improved his tennis skills!Parent of Benjamin F.
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.