THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Los Angeles, CA

Overnight and Day Camp options

Join the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Southern California for an incredible week of tennis! The USC camp has quickly become one of California’s most popular junior tennis camps. Brand new in 2020, we are excited to announce USC Head Men’s Tennis Coach, Brett Masi, as our camp director. Coach Masi has run several Wilson Tennis Camps through the years and is one of our most experienced camp directors.

Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game / match play, all in a fun and competitive environment. We break the campers into small instructional groups of similar age and ability 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 will get a heavier dose of swing technique and fundamentals, while more advanced players will focus on strategy, point building and percentage tennis etc.

Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps are the premier camps for young players who strive to learn the game, improve their skills and/or participate in middle school, high school, USTA team tennis or tournaments.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE

  • 5.5-6 hours of tennis each day
  • Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
  • Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
  • Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers
  • Camp T-Shirt for all campers
  • Safety prioritized on and off court

CAMP DETAILS

CAMP DATES

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the camps below have been canceled. We are hoping to have new options available in the near future

 

  • Session I: June 15-18, 2020 – Canceled
  • Session II: June 22-25, 2020 – Canceled
  • Session III: June 29 – July 2, 2020 – Canceled
  • Overnight Camp: July 12-16, 2020 – Canceled

FEES

  • Overnight Option: $1020 per week
  • Full Day Rate to: $585 per week
  • Half Day Rate: $425 per week (day camps only)

AGES

  • Boys and Girls ages 7-18 of all skill levels
  • Camps are open to any and all..

MORE INFORMATION

Camp Type: Traditional Camps

Our traditional tennis camps are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of 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 input into gameplay 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 CAMP:

Overnight Campers:

  • – First Day 1pm – Last Day 4pm

Commuter Campers:

  • First Day 1pm – 8pm
  • Subsequent Days – 9am – 8pm

Full Day Campers:

  • First Day 1pm – 6pm
  • Subsequent Days – 9am – 4pm

DAY CAMP:

Full Day Campers:

  • 9am – 4pm daily

Half Day Campers:

  • 9am – Noon daily

Meals

Overnight Camp:

  • Overnight campers: All meals provided from Sunday dinner to Thursday lunch
  • Commuter campers: All lunches and dinners from Sunday dinner to Thursday lunch are provided (no breakfast)
  • Full day campers: Lunch Monday – Thursday

Day Camps:

  • No Meals provided. Campers should pack their own lunch daily

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 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 camper to coach. Some camps/sessions offer higher or lower ratios based on the curriculum.

Q. If the camp is full, do you have a waiting list?

We do have a waiting list for our camp weeks that sell out. It is not unusual for us to add campers from the waiting list due to late cancellations. To be added to the waitlist, 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

Inclement Weather

TBA – Coming Soon

Airport Transportation

Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport(s) are the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Airport (14 miles from campus) To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements. The best times for arrival are Sundays before noon and departures Friday after 6:00 pm. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.

PERTINENT INFORMATION

Check-In

Overnight Camp:

  • Overnight Campers check-out last Day at Noon at the dorm
  • Commuters check-out daily at 8pm and Noon on the last day
  • Full Day Campers should check-out at 4pm daily and Noon the last day

Day Camps:

  • Full Day campers – 4pm daily
  • Half Day campers – Noon daily

Check-Out

Overnight Camp:

  • Overnight Campers check-out last Day at Noon at the dorm
  • Commuters check-out daily at 8pm and Noon on the last day
  • Full Day Campers should check-out at 4pm daily and Noon the last day

Day Camps:

  • Full Day campers – 4pm 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 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:

Brett Masi

Head Men’s Coach

USC

A former assistant to USC’s 2009 NCAA Championship team, Brett Masi returned to Troy as the Trojans’ head coach on May 12, 2019. Prior to his return, Masi guided the Texas Tech and San Diego men’s tennis teams to eight NCAA Tournament appearances as head coach at those schools.

Masi, 40, succeeds Peter Smith, who last month announced his resignation from USC to pursue opportunities outside of college coaching. In his 17 seasons as Troy’s head coach, Smith led the Trojans to five NCAA titles, including his first in 2009 when Masi served as his assistant.

Masi has a 183-92 (.666) career record. He won conference championships in both the Big 12 and West Coast Conferences and was named Coach of the Year in both leagues.

Masi spent the past four seasons (2016-19) as Texas Tech’s head coach, leading the Red Raiders to a 75-44 overall mark (.630) and three NCAA Tournament berths. His teams posted 18 wins over ITA Top 25 teams, including seven over Top 10 opponents.

He was the Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year in his 2016 debut, as Tech went 28-6 (a school record for victories), won a share of the Big 12 regular season title (the program’s first ever), advanced to the NCAA second round and finished with a program-best No. 11 ITA ranking. He was just the fourth rookie Tech coach in any sport to win a conference championship. 

CAMP REVIEWS

5 Star – Great coaches, great location, fun and helpful

Parent of Ariana S.

5 Star – Everyday my girls care home and said they had a great day! They learned and improved their skills. The program is well organized and the coaches are very patient with the kids. My kids love the coaches and had fun. They will sign up more weeks next summer.

Parent of Joshua H.

5 Star – Awesome camp! Our son had a great experience and we will be back.

Parent of Ryland S.

5 Star – This is our second year at the USC Wilson tennis camp. My daughters loved it. The level of coaching is top notch. The girls always improve during camp due to the level of drills, technique instruction and match play. They also enjoy the fun evening activities and the opportunities this camp presents to meet kids from other states and countries. Thank you again to USC and Wilson and all involved for yet another phenomenal experience. My daughters will be back next year.

Parent of Cassandra Q.

4 Star – Environment was very friendly and the venue was well coordinated

Parent of Trevor N.

5 Star – My son improved in multiple areas. Great coaching staff and Ben was extremely helpful. Great networking opportunity with other students who share a passion for tennis.

Parent of Joshua W.

5 Star – The USC staff was fantastic!! Warm, knowledgeable, and engaging with my son

Parent of Jack W.

5 Star – The coaching staff, drills and tactics were superb !

Parent of Phylicia Valdez

FACILITY

Marks Tennis Stadium

The USC men’s and women’s tennis teams have called the David X. Marks Tennis Stadium home since its construction in 1971. This season, Trojan tennis sees its home revamped and renovated, bringing the venue up to date and in line with the impressive accomplishments of both programs. USC broke ground on the new Buntmann Family Tennis Center on Feb. 24, 2015, starting an impressive renovation project with the goal of elevating Marks Tennis Stadium to be on par with the best facilities in the country by creating an inviting, elegant, bright and safe training and competition environment.

The Buntmann Family Tennis Center entrance and lobby now welcomes fans and visitors and puts on display the rich history of USC tennis. To improve the building functionality and support the tennis program operations, the new Lisa and Douglas Goldman Family StudentAthlete Learning Studio supports direct collaboration between coaches, staff and athletes on a daily basis.

The teams are now able to utilize and enjoy brand-new suites with lockers, showers, team meeting rooms and lounges. Both teams also have access to a new training room, a stringing storage area and a large multi-purpose room. To better accommodate and enhance the spectator experience, new spectator shade canopies has been added, a new elevator to the seating area has been installed.

Schedule

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.

Sunday

1:00-2:00         Check-in

2:30-5:00         On Court grading/Competition

5:00-6:30         Shower and Dinner (Day and Commuters leave at 5)

7:00-7:30         Dorm meeting

8:00-10:00         Free time

10:15         Lights out