THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Los Angeles, CA
Day Camp with Half day option
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 DATES: (camp director)
- Session I: June 6-10, 2022 (Masi)
- Session II: June 13-17, 2022 (Masi)
- Session III: June 20-24, 2022 (Masi)
- Session IV: June 27-July 1, 2022 (Swain)
- Full Day: $605 per week
- Half Day: $435 per week
- Full Day: 9:00 am – 3pm daily
- Half Day: 9am – Noon Daily
- Boys and Girls ages 7-18 of all skill levels
- Camps are open to any and all.
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.
- No Meals provided. Campers should pack their own lunch daily
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?
To be added to the waitlist, please register here (there is no fee to join the waitlist).
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
TBA – Coming Soon
Airport transportation may be available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport(s) is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Airport (14 miles from campus) To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
Pertinent Camp Information for Check-in
Forms / Balance Due
Camp Waiver (required):
Your Liability Waiver was signed during the registration process and is complete as long as your registered online.
Medical Form (required):
Each camper must have a completed and signed medical form brought to check-in on the first day of camp. – Download Form here
A physical exam is not required for campers. If the camper needs medical or disability accommodations, including significant food allergies that require special meals, please email the office.
To check if you have a remaining balance, you can access your account here.
Check-In / Check-Out Information
Check-in / Drop off:
- Check-in / Drop off Time: 9:00am daily
- Check-in / Drop off Location: David Marks Tennis Stadium
- Check-in / Drop off Address: 1075 Childs Way Los Angeles, CA 90089
Check-out / Pick up:
- Check-out / Pick up Time: 3:00pm daily for Full Day Campers / 12:00pm daily for Half Day Campers
- Check-out / Pick up Location: David Marks Tennis Stadium
- Check-out / Pick up Address : 1075 Childs Way Los Angeles, CA 90089
- No meals provided. Full Day Campers should pack a lunch daily
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
Camp Director: Session I, II, III
Head Men’s Tennis Coach
University of Southern California
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 Director: Session IV
Head Women’s Tennis Coach
University of Southern California
Alison Swain, who built a women’s tennis dynasty at Williams College by leading the Ephs to 8 NCAA Division III team championships, including in 2017, was named the women’s head coach at USC, Trojan athletic director Lynn Swann announced today (June 7).
Swain, posted an .889 winning percentage (224-28) in her 10 seasons (2008-17) at Williams, including 48-2 in NCAA tournament play. She led the Ephs to 8 NCAA team championships, including in each of her first 6 seasons (an NCAA Division III record and tying Stanford for most consecutive at any level) as well as in 2015 (going 25-0) and the just-concluded 2017 campaign. In her other 2 seasons, Williams was the NCAA runnerup in 2016 and was third in 2014. She also helped Williams win 5 conference championships.
She was named the 2013 ITA National Division III Coach of the Year, was a 5-time conference Coach of the Year and twice (2010-13) was the ITA Northeast Coach of the Year. Swain is a native of Bainbridge, Wash. She is a member of the board of directors of the ITA through June of 2018.
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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.
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.