UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Overnight and Day Camp 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 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.
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
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Camp Demo program with the latest Wilson rackets for all campers to try
- Great Wilson giveaways and prizes
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd,
Orlando, FL 32816
- Commuter Option includes all tennis, meals (except breakfast) and social activities of the camp. Boarding is not included.
- All match play at camp will be recorded for UTR ratings.
– Session I: July 21-26, 2019
- – Overnight- $925 per week
- – Commuter – $795 per week
- – Full Day – $575 per week
Our traditional tennis camps (non match-play or college prep) are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of the modern tennis strokes. 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 in an effort 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.
- Overnight Option:
- – Sunday 2pm – Friday 12pm
- Commuter Option:
- – 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
- – 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
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
– All matches during camp will count towards players UTR ratings. For more information on the UTR System – please 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.
The balance for each week of camp is due the first day of the month of the camp session. That is, all June camps have a balance due date of June 1st and all July camps have a balance due date of July 1st.
Your camp balance can be paid online HERE or a check can be mailed to Premier Sports Camps, 4885 Shackelford Ct. Columbus, OH 43220.
– Pay Balance
– Fill out Camp Waiver
– Print out and complete Medical Form
– Review Pertinent Information Email
– Review FAQ’s on this page
– Review Packing List
– 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 Shoes
– Sun Screen
– Hat / Visor
– Water bottle
– Snack (if desired)
The balance for each week of camp is due the first day of the month of the camp session. That is, all June camps have a balance due date of June 1st and all July camps have a balance due date of July 1st. Your camp balance can be paid online or a check can be mailed to Premier Sports Camps, 4885 Shackelford Ct. Columbus, OH 43220.
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.
MEET YOUR COACHES
Head Men’s Tennis Coach
University of Central Florida
John Roddick was named the Director of UCF Tennis on May 29, 2016. He will serve as the men’s head coach and will have oversight of both the men’s and women’s programs.
Roddick joins the Knights after seven successful seasons as the head men’s tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma. He led the Sooners to their third consecutive NCAA Division I runner-up finish in May 2016, and was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Coach of the Year in 2014. He is also a two-time ITA Central Region Coach of the Year and a four-time Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year.
Under Roddick’s guidance, the Oklahoma men’s tennis team earned its first Big 12 Conference championship (2012), its first ITA No. 1 weekly ranking (2014) and the program’s first-ever No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Division I Team Championship (2015). Roddick compiled a 146-48 record with the Sooners.
Prior to his tenure at Oklahoma, Roddick served as the ATP Tour Coach for his brother Andy Roddick. During that time, Andy defeated the top three players in the world in a six-week span. From 2002-09, he also served as Director of Roddick Total Tennis, a high-performance boarding academy in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. In 2006 and 2008, Roddick served as Team Captain for the United States’ World Team Cup squad.
Roddick’s first collegiate coaching jobs were as assistants at Florida State (1999-2000) and Georgia (2000-02). During his two-year stint with Georgia, the Bulldogs won the national championship (2001) and finished as runners-up (2002).
Born in Omaha, Neb., Roddick and his brothers Lawrence and Andy, grew into promising players. John earned All-America honors four times at Georgia and was named the UGA Athlete of the Year in 1998. He proved his prowess in the classroom as well, earning three SEC All-Academic Team selections. Prior to his collegiate playing days, Roddick was a top junior. He qualified for the 1993 and 1994 U.S. National Teams as his player rating climbed as high as No. 6 in the world in singles and No. 3 in doubles.
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.