UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA – Tuscon, AZ
Day Camp with Half Day option
A brand new camp in 2020, the The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps are coming to the University of Arizona. Directed by Arizona Assistant men’s tennis coach, Maciek Sykut, the camp promises to be a exciting new summer option in the desert offering 1 week of traditional day camp.
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.
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.
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
- Session I : June 1-5, 2020
- Full Day Camp: $425 per week
- Half Day Camp: $275 per week
- Boys and Girls ages 7-18 of all skill levels
Our camp at the University of Arizona is one of our traditional camps.
- 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: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm daily
- Half Day Option: 8:30 am – 11:30 am daily
- Lunch is provided daily for full day campers.
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
- Full Day campers: Check-in is 8:15 am on the first day of camp and 8:30 am for the remainder of the week.
- Half Day campers: Check-in is 8:15am on the first day of camp and 8:30 am for the remainder of the week.
- Full Day campers: Check out is daily at 3:30 pm
- Half Day campers: Check out is daily at 11:30 am
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
Maciek Sykut :
Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach
Arizona State University
University of Arizona head men’s tennis coach Clancy Shields added Maciek Sykut as an assistant coach to his staff on June 19th, 2017.
“I’m excited to announce the addition of Maciek Sykut as our new men’s tennis assistant coach,” said Shields. “Maciek brings a wealth of experience as a decorated collegiate athlete, a former top 150 ATP player and a background in coaching at the junior and collegiate ranks. Maciek will undoubtedly bring a lot of experience to the program and will help us continue to raise the bar with Arizona tennis. I’m looking forward to working with Maciek; I know he will enrich our player’s lives on and off the court, and he will have a tremendous impact on our program.”
Sykut has boasted success at every level in tennis. On the ATP world circuit, Sykut has a career high singles ranking of 578 and career high doubles ranking of 145. During his career, he won 13 ITF pro circuit doubles titles and a pair of ATP Challenger doubles titles.
Collegiately, he played at Florida State University from 2005-2009 where his 175 combined victories ranks 3rd in program history. His 93 singles wins ranks 2nd all-time for a Seminole player, while his 82 doubles victories are 5th most in school history. Sykut graduated from FSU in 2009 with a bachelor of science in economics.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp in Tempe, AZ is one of the strongest and most well respected in the country. Consisting of top collegiate coach-es and players, the staff is handpicked for their ability to teach and relate to young players in a friendly, thorough and responsible manner
|8:15 am:||Drop off and check in|
|8:30 a.m||Begin warm ups|
|8.45 a.m||Drills and situational point play|
|11:30 a.m||Full Day campers head to lunch|
|11:30 a.m||Half-day campers check out|
|12:30 p.m||Swimming pool or other other recreational activity|
|1:30 p.m||Situational point play/Team competition|
|3:15 p.m||Team meeting at Robson Tennis Center|
|3:30 p.m||Full day campers check out.|
LaNelle Robson Tennis Center:
When the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center was dedicated in 1991, it instantly joined the ranks of the nation’s finest on-campus tennis facilities. The complex features 17 regulation size courts, a center-court grandstand, lights, team rooms, a permanent canopy over the stands, a concession area, a pro shop and restrooms.
In the past couple of years, several improvements have been made to the complex. Former Arizona men’s tennis player David Mehl and his family funded the installation of the stadium scoreboard in honor of Mehl’s brother, George, a former men’s tennis player. The scoreboard has the capability of displaying the scores of singles and doubles matches. In addition, a public address system was set up to help enhance the atmosphere at the Robson Tennis Center.
In the continuing effort to enhance the experience of the student-athlete, the Lesher Room recently underwent a renovation. The facility serves as a team room that can accommodate team meetings, video analysis and special events