THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA – Tampa, FL


5 Stars – Based on 8 User Reviews

Overnight and Day Camp options

One of Wilson’s most popular camps in the South, The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps at the University of South Florida has gained a reputation for top-flight instruction in a fun and competitive environment. With an emphasis on small group instruction, the USF camp offers both 1 week of overnight camp and another week of day camp.

Directed by USF Coaches Ashley Fisher, Cristina Moros, and Gary Needelman, the USF camp is known for providing young players a challenging camp in a fun and competitive environment. The directors and their staff emphasize proper stroke mechanics in small instructional groups.

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

CAMP DETAILS

CAMP DATES

  • Overnight CampI: June 14-19, 2020
  • Overnight CampII: June 19-24, 2020
  • Day CampI: July 6-10, 2020

FEES

  • Overnight option – TBA 2020
  • Full Day option – $475 per week
  • Half Day option Camp: (July 10 week only): $335 per week

AGES

  • Overnight option ages 8-18 of all skill levels
  • Full Day option: ages 7-18 of all skill levels
  • Half Day option: ages 6-18 of all skill levels

*Note: Overnight campers must be at least 8 years old.

MORE INFORMATION

Camp Types

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 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.

Times

Overnight Option:

  • – Sunday 2pm – Friday 12pm

Commuter Option:

  • – Sunday 2pm – 10pm
  • – Mon–Thursday 9am – 10pm
  • – Friday 9am – 12pm

Full Day Option:

  • – Sunday 2pm – 6pm
  • – Mon–Thursday 9am – 4pm
  • – Friday 9am – 12pm

Meals

  • Overnight campers: All meals from Sunday dinner – Friday breakfast
  • Commuter campers: All lunches and dinners from Sunday dinner to Thursday Dinner (no breakfast provided)
  • Full Day campers: Sunday dinner, Lunch Monday-Thursday

Inclement Weather

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FAQ's

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

Sample Schedule

Coming Soon.

Airport Transportation

Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The USF campus is about 30 minutes from the Tampa International Airport. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements. For overnight camps – the best times for arrival are Sundays before noon and departures Thursday after 6:00 pm.

More Info / UTR

None at this time.

PERTINENT INFORMATION

Check In

Overnight Camp

  • Overnight Campers: 1-3pm Sunday at Camp Dorm
  • Commuter Campers: : 3:00pm Sunday; 9am remainder of the week at USF Tennsi Complex
  • Full Day Campers: 3:00pm Sunday; 9am remainder of the week at USF Tennsi Complex

Day Camp

  • Full Day Campers – 8:30 am Daily
  • Half Day Campers – 8:30 am Daily

Check Out

Overnight Camp

  • Overnight Campers: 4:00pm Thursday at Camp Dorm
  • Commuter Campers: 10:00pm Sunday-Wednesday; 4:00pm Thursday – USF Tennis Complex
  • Full Day Campers: 10:00pm Sunday-Wednesday; 4:00pm Thursday – USF Tennis Complex

Day Camp

  • Full Day Campers – 3:30 am Daily
  • Half Day Campers – Noon Daily

Camp Dorm

TBA – Please check back.

Roommate Request

If you are attending the camp as an overnight camper, you can request a roommate at the time of enrollment. Should you need to change this request, please email the office at Here. We can usually meet your request of 1 roommate, however, please keep in mind that many parents have conflicting requests. (Player A request Player B and Player B request Player C). We will do our very best to sort out these issues ahead of camp, however, if there is a mistake or change that needs to be made at camp check-in, please let us know and we will do everything in our power to make that change.

Each dorm has a different setup. Some are doubles, triples, quads and suites. If you would like to have players in rooms next to each other, we again, will do our best to accommodate. Please please email the office at Here for such requests.

Should you wish to room with more than just 1 person, we will do everything in our power to arrange for this, if the room level (double, triple etc…) allows.

Camp Forms

All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE

Packing List

Overnight Campers:

  • Clothing
    • Tennis Racket(s)
    • Tennis Shoes
    • Water Bottle
    • Tennis Clothes
    • Hat/Visors
    • Casual Clothes
    • Bath Towel
    • Shower Towel
    • Sun Screen
    • Bedding (check pert info email for bed size)
    • Toiletries
    • Fan(s)
    • Pillows
    • Snack Food
    • Spending Money (no $ is needed, but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)

Day Campers:

  • Tennis Racket
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Sun Screen
  • Hat / Visor
  • Water bottle
  • Snack (if desired)

MEET YOUR COACHES

Camp Director:

CRISTINA MOROS

HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

In just her second year as the head coach of the USF women’s tennis team, Cristina Moros led the Bulls to their second American Athletic Conference Championship. USF went 15-11, and was able become the lowest-seeded team to ever win the conference tournament despite suffering difficulties with injuries throughout the season. Moros was named the league’s women’s tennis coach of the year.

In October of 2017 Moros was inducted into the Longhorns Hall of Honor for her four years of competing for the Texas Longhorns. At Texas, Moros was a national champion, four-time All-American, and Big 12 Conference Player of the Year. She is one of just five women to be inducted into the 18th Women’s Hall of Honor class, and one of just two Longhorns to earn All-America honors in all four years of eligibility.

Moros took over the USF women’s tennis program on May 29, 2015. In her first year she completely turned around a team that won just four matches in 2015. USF finished with a 17-7 record and advanced to the American Conference championship match, finishing as the runner-up. Moros coached Ana Roman Dominguez to conference Freshman of the Year honors, along with three all-conference honorees.

A member of the University of Texas’ 1995 NCAA Championship team, Moros returned to the state of Florida after having previously served as Academy and Private Coach at the prestigious Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla. (1999-2001), where she coached then standout juniors Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic among others, before embarking on a collegiate coaching career.

Camp Director:

ASHLEY FISHER

HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Ashley Fisher was promoted to head coach of the Bulls in July 2016 and has led the squad to two American Athletic Conference championships in his three seasons at the helm.

Fisher rallied the team going into 2018-19, finishing the regular season 14-7 and earning a no. 3 seed in the American Athletic Conference tournament. The Bulls won three-straight to win its fifth American Athletic Conference championship in six years in USF’s sixth consecutive appearance. The squad earned its 15th NCAA tournament berth and defeated Alabama before falling to no. 2 Texas in the second round. Fisher’s leadership earned himself The American Coach of the Year honors, while the lone senior, Alberto Barroso-Campos earned ITA All-American honors for his singles play, USF’s third All-American in program history.

Fisher served as an assistant coach prior to his appointment as head coach and helped USF reach a program high national ranking of 13, qualify for the ITA National Indoor Sweet Sixteen and reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Prior to USF, Fisher had a long career as a touring professional, television broadcaster and coach. Fisher spent 14 seasons (1998-2011) as a professional tennis player on the ATP World Tour, capturing four ATP World Tour doubles titles and reaching the semifinals of the U.S. Open (2006) and quarterfinals of Wimbledon (2004) and the Australian Open (2006). He reached as high as No. 19 in the world doubles rankings while winning 26 doubles titles and 23 minor league challengers and futures events in the International Tennis Federation. Fisher competed in 41 grand slam tennis events, posting a 33-41 record, and served for four years as an elected representative on the ATP Player Council, serving with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal among others, before retiring from competition in 2011.

CAMP REVIEWS

It was a great three days of tennis.

Parent of Karen M.

The camp is wonderful for junior tennis development across all levels…as much peer learning as coach to player learning…and, they have fun!

Parent of Paulina C.

Great coaches – Gary & Ariel are amazing! Location is great. Overnight dorms a great experience for the kids. Meals and schedule well planned.

Parent of Mikaela S.

My daughter came home tired and smiling every day. That is how one should feel after playing tennis all day!

Parent of Piper G.

Convenient & well-equipped location, excellent coaches, fun campers and good all-around experience Including one on one coaching, lunch provided, and end of camp tournament.

Parent of Hannah M.

Engaged and motivating coaches; thorough training; my daughter loved it and she made good progress.

Parent of Ella H.

The coaches are wonderful and my daughter enjoys the camp and looks forward every year.

Parent of Lauren C.

My daughter learned so much and most of all had a great time!

Parent of Haylea O.

FACILITY

USF TENNIS COMPLEX

The USF Varsity Tennis complex was established at its current location in 1977 with six courts. It has seen numerous improvements since its conception, with several changes and additions. In 1996, six new hard courts were added, making a total of 12, which allowed convenient practice and match scheduling to accommodate both the men’s and women’s tennis teams. All 12 courts are individually fenced in to prevent interruption of play.

Directions

From I-75

Get off at the Fowler Avenue exit and head west. Turn right on 50th Street (there will be a Perkins on the corner). Make the second left turn (Holly Drive). Courts will be on your left and parking is in Lot 35.

From I-275

Get off at the Fowler Avenue exit and head east. The University is about three miles from 275. Go past the main entrance to campus and then make a left at the second light, this will be 50th Street; there will be a Perkins on the corner). Make the second left turn (Holly Drive). Courts will be on your left and parking is in Lot 35.