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
SWIMMING: We plan on offering swimming on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays in the afternoon for full day campers.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
3609 Bellaire Drive North,
Fort Worth, TX 76129
United States of America
SHARE THIS CAMP
Session I: TBA
Session II: TBA
Session III: TBA
Session IV: TBA
- Full Day – TBA
- Half Day – TBA
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.
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.
After only three seasons back on campus, Roditi already has the Frogs well down the path to success. The squad advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time in his tenure in 2013 and concluded the season ranked No. 38 in the ITA rankings. Roditi returned to TCU after serving as Lead National Coach at the USTA Training Center in Carson, Calif., from 2005-2010. Prior to joining the USTA, he worked as the Associate Director of St. Stephens Tennis Academy in Austin, Texas, and was also an assistant coach at Texas from 2000-02.
In addition, to college coaching, Roditi has a wealth of experience coaching junior players of all skill levels. He served as coach for the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team that won the 2008 Junior Davis Cup title.
Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
TCU women’s tennis coach Lee Taylor Walker announced the addition of assistant coach Ben Stapp on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Stapp comes to Fort Worth after spending the last four years as a coach in the Memphis men’s and women’s tennis programs. After spending three seasons volunteering with the men’s and women’s tennis programs, the Memphis Alumni was named assistant coach of the women’s program in the fall of 2013.
In 2014, Stapp saw Memphis achieve a 14-9 record and a final ranking of No. 41 in the country. The Lady Tigers advanced to their third-straight conference tournament semifinal match, while shutting down six nationally-ranked programs during the season to tie a program record and continuing a home win streak that stretched to 36 matches.
Stapp previously served as a volunteer assistant coach for the women’s tennis team during the 2010-11 season, helping the Lady Tigers to a 16-10 record. In 2011.
A native of Sydney, Australia, Stapp was a three-time all-Conference USA singles selection while playing for the nationally-ranked Memphis Tigers from 2000-03. Stapp teamed with Walker in doubles in 2002 and 2003, where the duo reached as high as No. 12 in the country in Jan. 2003. Stapp finished his career No. 1 with 78 career doubles wins at Memphis and No. 2 with 60 career singles victories.
After his time at Memphis, Stapp began playing on the USTA Futures and Challengers circuit where he reached as high as the 700s in the ATP doubles rankings. In singles, Stapp defeated several top-300 players and some ranked in the top 100. Stapp served as the director of the 10 and under tennis program at The Racquet Club of Memphis from fall 2010 to summer of 2014.
Stapp graduated from the University of Memphis in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science.
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.