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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA – Orlando, FL


4.7 Stars – Based on 7 User Reviews

Full Day w/ Half Day Camp option
 

One of the fastest-growing tennis camps in the South, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Central Florida, offers three weeks of incredible tennis training. Under the guidance of UCF Women’s Tennis Coaches Lloyd Burgess and Bryan Koniecko, the camp features full-day and half-day camper options.

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 get a heavy dose of swing technique and fundamentals, while more advanced players focus on strategy, point building, percentage tennis, etc.

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

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:

 

  • Session I: June 17-21, 2024
  • Session II: June 24-28, 2024

FEES:

 

  • Full Day: $595 per week
  • Half Day: $385 per week

TIMES:

  • Full Day Campers: 8:30 am – 4pm daily 
  • Half-Day Campers: 8:30 am – 11:30 am daily

AGES:

  • All ages 8-18 of all skill levels

MORE INFORMATION

Inclement Weather:

 

  • N/A

    Ratio:

     

    • This camp features a 5:1 ratio

      Grouping:

       

      • Kids are grouped by skill, age and experience. Often these groups change throught the course of the camp.

        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?

        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

        Swimming:

         

        • This camp does not offer swimming as an option.

          Camp Policies:

           

          • Please make sure you read the camp polices HERE

            Safety:

             

            •  Camp safety is our number one priority. All efforts are made to ensure that the kids are safe throughout the camp. Safety will be prioritized over tennis and activities when necessary. The camp, Wilson Sporting Goods, Premier Sports camps and its coaches and universities are not responsible for personal items brought to camp.

              Camp Notes:

               

              • NA

                Pertinent Camp Information for Check-in

                Times:

                 

                • Full Day Campers: 8:30 am – 4pm daily
                • Half-Day Campers: 8:30 am – 11:30 am daily

                  Camp Check-In:

                   

                  • Check-in / Drop-off Time: 8:15am
                  • Check-in / Drop off Location: UCF Tennis Courts Orlando, FL 32826

                    Camp Check-Out:

                     

                    • Check-out / Pick up Time: 12pm (half day) / 4pm (full day)
                    • Friday is 12pm pick-up for both half and full day campers
                    • Check-out / Drop off Location: UCF Tennis Courts Orlando, FL 32826

                      Camp Dorm:

                       

                      • Not Applicable – This is a day camp only and does not offer residentail options as part of the camp

                        Roommate Requests:

                         

                        • Not Applicable – This is a day camp only and does not offer residentail options as part of the camp

                          Meals:

                           

                          • No meals provided – full day campers should pack a lunch daily

                            Packing List:

                             

                              FORMS & ACCOUNTS

                              Liability Forms:

                               

                              • Your Liability Waiver was signed during the registration process and is complete as long as you registered online. If you did not sign up with an account online – this form can be downloaded at https://www.wilsontenniscamps.com/camp-forms/

                                Medical Forms:

                                 

                                • 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. This form can be downloaded at https://www.wilsontenniscamps.com/camp-forms/

                                  My Account / Payments:

                                   

                                  • To check if you have a remaining balance, you can access your account here.

                                    MEET YOUR COACHES

                                    Camp Director:

                                    Andy Gladstone

                                    Director of Operations Men’s and Women’s Tennis

                                    University of Central Florida

                                    Andrew Gladstone was appointed as the Director of Operations for the UCF men’s and women’s tennis programs in September 2022. He has an extensive background in tennis, having worked for the USTA for 20 years and serving as a ball boy at the US Open. His family was recognized as USTA Florida’s Family of the Year in 2008. In 2022, Gladstone coached at the Maccabiah Games in Israel. His family is deeply involved in tennis; his wife is a noted 10-and-under coach, his son is a tennis coach, and his daughter played collegiate tennis. Additionally, Gladstone enjoys reading and fitness activities in his free time.

                                    ASST. Camp Director:

                                    Francesca Di Lorenzo

                                    Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach

                                    University of Central Florida

                                    Francesca Di Lorenzo, a highly accomplished former professional tennis player, serves as the assistant coach for the UCF women’s tennis team since August 2023. She had a distinguished collegiate career at Ohio State, achieving three All-American titles and winning the 2017 NCAA doubles championship. Di Lorenzo achieved a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 118 in 2020 and competed in all four Grand Slam tournaments. She also excels academically, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in sports industry, and has been actively involved in coaching and community service initiatives. For more detailed information, please visit the UCF Athletics website.

                                    ASST. Camp Director:

                                    Kareem Allaf

                                    Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach

                                    University of Central Florida

                                    Kareem Allaf is an assistant coach for the UCF men’s tennis team, joining for the 2023-2024 season. He played five seasons at the University of Iowa (2016-2021), setting a record with 164 combined singles and doubles victories. Allaf also played for the Syrian National Team in the Davis Cup. He had a stint as a volunteer assistant at Mississippi State and played on the ATP Tour, reaching a career-high ATP doubles rank of 704. Allaf holds a degree in Enterprise Leadership and a minor in communications from the University of Iowa, along with a master’s in sports and recreational management.

                                    ASST. Camp Director:

                                    Bryan Koniecko

                                    Head Women’s Tennis Coach

                                    University of Central Florida

                                    Bryan Koniecko, appointed UCF women’s tennis head coach in 2016, previously led the men’s tennis team at Brown University. At UCF, he’s significantly improved the team’s performance, guiding them to multiple NCAA Tournament berths, including a remarkable 2023 season against 16 ranked opponents.

                                    Under Koniecko’s leadership, UCF secured the regular season AAC title in 2022 and achieved several notable victories. He’s also recognized for his strong recruitment skills, evidenced during his tenure at Ohio State, where he elevated the women’s team ranking.

                                    Koniecko’s earlier career as a player was distinguished, being a five-time All-American at Ohio State and achieving a high ATP ranking. His professional career included competing in the U.S. Open qualifiers and significant international tournaments, underlining his extensive experience in tennis.

                                    ASST. Camp Director:

                                    Lloyd Burgess

                                    Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach

                                    University of Central Florida

                                    Lloyd Bruce-Burgess, with coaching experience from Iowa, South Florida, Wichita State, and Fresno Pacific, has been appointed as UCF’s head men’s tennis coach. He previously assisted UCF’s women’s tennis team, contributing to their NCAA Championship progress. Recognized nationally as a rising coaching talent, Bruce-Burgess has a strong background in coaching and playing, including work with top WTA players. His achievements include leading teams to high national rankings and NCAA Championship qualifications, demonstrating his ability to develop successful tennis programs. For more details, please visit the UCF Knights website.

                                    CAMP REVIEWS

                                    The coaches and the players were very helpful to my child.

                                    Parent of Courtney M.

                                    The camp has been a great experience for my daughter. The coaches are patient, kind and give each player individual attention and always call them by name. John, Brian and Christina did a wonderful job! The other coaches, I’m sorry I don’t know their names, helped make it fun and a great learning experience! This was my daughter’s second year and she will be back next year! Thank you!

                                    Parent of Kate B

                                    My daughter really enjoyed the camp but as she was telling me about everything I realize that y’all do not work with them at all one-on-one to help them improve maybe areas that they are not that good in.

                                    Parent of Ginger K

                                    My daughter love ❤️ it

                                    Parent of Giselle A.

                                    Our daughter had the best time! She is 10 and she is planning to stay overnight next year.

                                    Parent of Grace R

                                    My son felt that this camp was the best he has attended. He felt comfortable and safe in the environment while learning new skills for his tennis game. Thanks for the opportunity for him to participate.

                                    Parent of Troy B.

                                    My daughter Victoria loved the camp. New experience on a college campus. She made great friends she wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to meet. And yes getting better at tennis was great as well. Forms were clean, campus was clean.

                                    Parent of Victoria S.

                                    FACILITY

                                    UCF TENNIS COMPLEX

                                    Originally opened in the fall of 2001, the UCF Tennis Complex is the home of both the Knights’ varsity men’s and women’s teams, as well as lending itself for recreational use to the greater University community.

                                    The facility was given a facelift during the summer of 2005 when it was resurfaced and 80 permanent seats were added for spectators at Court 1. The complex includes a total of nine wind-screened hardcourts with six shaded benches.

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