UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA – Orlando, FL
4.7 Stars – Based on 7 User Reviews
Overnight and Day Camp options
One of the fastest-growing tennis camps in the South, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Central Florida, offers two weeks of incredible tennis training. Under the guidance of Head Women’s Tennis Coach and former Collegiate #1 player in the nation, Bryan Koniecko, the camp features overnight, commuter, and full-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
- 2022 Dates Coming Soon!
- Overnight: $975 per week
- Commuter: $875 per week
- Full Day: $595 per week
- Overnight Option ages 8-18 of all skill levels
- Commuter and Full Day option: ages 7-18 of all skill levels
*Note: Overnight campers must be at least 8 years old.
Camp Types: Traditional Tennis 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 stroke production (to ensure proper technique) and be introduced to gameplay situations to introduce these players to the competitive side of the game.
- High School / Tournament: High school (both varsity and JV) and tournament players will focus on the strategic and competitive aspects of the game. Although swing fundamentals are featured, emphasis will also feature point building, court positioning, patterns of play, 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 levels. 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.
- Sunday 2pm – Friday 12pm
- Sunday 2pm -10pm
- Mon-Thurs 9am – 10pm
- Friday 9am -12pm
Full Day Option:
- Sunday 2pm – 6pm
- Monday – Thurs 9am – 4pm
- Friday – 9am – 12pm
- 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 option: Sunday dinner, Lunch Monday-Thursday
Unfortunately, we do not have indoor courts on campus and in the event of inclement weather we will have to adjust accordingly. We do have two singles tennis courts (on indoor track) and short court tennis nets. We will supplement the tennis with fitness and footwork drills, video tennis analysis, mental coaching. We also have access to the Recreation center and will fill out the day with recreational activities. Please be assured we will do everything in our power to ensure maximum outdoor tennis throughout the week and will make every effort to communicate with the families on those days of poor weather.
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 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 are divided into small instructional groups of approximately Five to Six: One (5.5:1) 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 their investment in the camp. Kids do get injured, sick and family plans change prior to the start of 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
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 30 minutes from campus and is the main air route to the city and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is 30 minutes away. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
- Overnight campers: check-in on Sunday is between 1pm – 2pm
- Commuter campers: Check in on Sunday 1pm-2pm and 8:45am-9:00am Mon – Friday
- Full Day campers: Check in on Sunday 1pm-2pm and 8:45-9:00am Mon – Friday
- Overnight campers: Check out is on Friday at 12:00pm
- Commuter campers: Check out is at 10pm Sunday – Thursday and at 12:00pm Friday
- Full Day option: Check out is at 8pm Sunday, at 4pm on Monday – Thursday and at 12:00pm on Friday
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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. We can usually meet your request for one 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 will do our best to accommodate.
Should you wish to room with more than just one person, we will do everything in our power to arrange for this, if the room level (double, triple, etc.…) allows.
All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
- Tennis Racket(s)
- Tennis Shoes
- Water Bottle
- Tennis Clothes
- Casual Clothes
- Bath Towel
- Shower Towel
- Sun Screen
- Bedding (check pert info email for bed size)
- Snack Food
- Spending Money (no $ is needed, but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
Head Women’s Tennis Coach
University of Central Florida
Bryan Koniecko was named the UCF women’s tennis head coach on July 5, 2016. The 12th head coach in program history comes to the Knights after spending two campaigns as the men’s tennis head coach at Brown University.
A strong recruiter, Koniecko brought three international players that held ITF Top 50 rankings to Ohio State, helping the women’s squad jump from No. 73 to No. 35 in the ITA rankings. In his first of two stints at Brown from 2010-12, Koniecko helped guide a previously unranked Bears men’s squad to a top 50 ranking as an assistant coach.
As the Brown head men’s coach from 2014-16, he aided a pair of Bears in Peter Tarid (First Team, 2016) and Justin To (Second Team, 2015) to All-Ivy League singles honors. The squad totaled 24 dual-match victories and garnered ITA All-Academic accolades following both campaigns.
Koniecko returned to his alma mater, Ohio State, in 2012 and was promoted to associate head coach during the 2013-14 campaign. During that season, he guided Ohio State to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009, a national ranking of 35 and an undefeated mark at home.
A five-time All-American at Ohio State, Koniecko led his team to four Big Ten regular sea-son and tournament titles during his four years at Ohio State. He earned consecutive Big Ten Athlete of the Year accolades in 2008 and 2009, and was named league’s Freshman of the Year in 2006.
As a captain his senior year, Koniecko won the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Singles Title and was ranked No. 1 in the country individually. Ohio State was also ranked No. 1 in the country during his final campaign and finished as the national runner-up.
After graduating with a bachelor’s of arts degree in 2009, Koniecko continued to play at the professional level where he reached an ATP career-high ranking of 651. He earned his first professional title in 2007, winning the ITF professional futures event in Ecuador. In 2008, he was also a runner-up in the ITF professional futures event in Peoria, Ill. The Long Island, N.Y., native also had the opportunity to compete in the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Open qualifying.
Koniecko traveled to over 17 countries to compete in tournaments such as the Junior Australian Open and Wimbledon. He was ranked as high as No. 45 in the ITF world junior rankings with a win over Marin Cilic and was ranked Top 10 nationally in the Boy’s 16s and 18s.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Central Florida 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.
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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.