UNC – CHARLOTTE – Charlotte, NC
5 Stars – Based on 3 User Reviews
The University of North Carolina Charlotte summer tennis camp offers an action-packed week of skill building for both full and half day campers. We offer 2 weeks of camp, co-directed by UNC Charlotte Head Men’s Coach Kyle Bailey and Women’s Head Coach Anthony Davison.
The tennis camps in Charlotte are specifically designed to cater to the needs of all campers, no matter their age or level. Divided into small groups, campers will work on enhancing their skills through repetition, ball feeding drills and live ball situations.
Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game / match play, all in a fun and competitive environment. 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.
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at UNC Charlotte is hosted on the beautiful Halton Wagner Tennis complex, giving campers access to one of the best facilities in the nation./p>
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE:
- 5.5 – 6 hours of tennis each day
- Camp demo program that includes all the latest Wilson rackets
- Top flight teaching staff and facilities
- Small instructional groups to guarantee individual attention
- Great Wilson prizes and raffle for all campers
- 2021 Camp Dates Coming Soon!
- Full Day – $420 per week
- Half Day – $235 per week
- Boys and Girls Ages 7-18 of all skill levels.
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.
- Full Day Option: 9:00am – 3:30pm daily
- Half Day Option: 9:00 am – Noon daily
- Lunch is provided for all Full day campers Monday – Friday
- No meals for Half day campers
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
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest major airport to Charlotte, North Carolina is Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT / KCLT). This airport is 8 miles from the center of Charlotte, NC. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
Check-in is between 8:45 am – 9:00 am each day
- Check-out for full day campers is at 3:30 pm each day
- Check-out for half day campers is at 12:00 pm each day
All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
Early Drop Off / Late Pick
This camp offers early drop off or late pick up for families that might be interested in having their children monitored outside our camp hours. Although no formal activities are organized, we will make every effort to keep the kids entertained. The cost of the extra day care is $20 per hour (before and after camp hours) and can be split into half hours if necessary. To arrange for this feature, please email Coach Kyle Bailey at: email@example.com
Parking On Campus
For those families that would like to park on campus to watch camp during the day, a parking pass can be purchased online. Please visit https://uncc.clickandpark.com to purchase a parking pass.
MEET YOUR COACHES
Head Men’s Tennis Coach
UNC – Charlotte
Kyle Bailey is in his first season as head coach of the Charlotte 49ers men’s tennis program. Bailey comes to Charlotte after spending the last three seasons as associate head coach at the University of South Carolina.
“Kyle played a pivotal role in leading South Carolina to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances,” Charlotte 49ers Director of Athletics Mike Hill commented. “Coupled with his highly successful experience as a head coach at Monmouth and American, Kyle is ready to lead our program to new heights. He is highly respected in tennis circles as a proven recruiter and developer of talent.”
Bailey joined the staff at South Carolina in 2016. He recruited and coached 2019 NCAA DI singles champion Paul Jubb, and led the recruiting effort that secured the #7 (2018) and #13 (2019) classes in the nation as ranked by Tennisrecruiting.net. During his tenure as Associate Head Coach, South Carolina was 58-26 overall and 21-15 in the SEC.
Prior to his stint at South Carolina, Bailey was the head coach at Monmouth in 2016. He led Monmouth to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Bailey also has seven years experience in junior development, having worked at both Centercourt Sports and the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC). Bailey served as head coach at American from 2004-2006 and compiled a 42-18 overall record.
Bailey was a three-year captain at American University. He is second in all-time singles wins, first in doubles wins and participated in three consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
Bailey and his wife, Katie, have a daughter, Grace, and a son, George
Head Women’s Tennis Coach
UNC – Charlotte
Former Charlotte men’s tennis captain Anthony Davison was introduced as the 49ers’ new head women’s tennis coach by director of athletics Mike Hill in June 2018. Davison became the eighth head coach in program history, dating back to the first season in 1975-76.
Davison returned to his alma mater after a highly-successful two-year stint in charge of the women’s tennis program at LIU Brooklyn in which he guided the Blackbirds to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, in 2017 and 2018. His efforts in claiming back-to-back league titles were recognized by his peers, as he was voted the Northeast Conference Coach of the Year both seasons.
A renowned developer of talent that turned around a squad that had posted a 1-13 record the season prior to his arrival, all of his Blackbirds recruits have earned honors from the conference. Anna Grigoryan was named the 2017 and 2018 NEC Player of the Year, set a school record for single-season wins, competed in the ITA Masters tournament and advanced to the ITA regional quarterfinals.
His squads won the doubles point in 19-of-21 matches during the 2018 regular season, a 90.5 percentage that tied for first nationally entering the NCAA Tournament.
Off the court, LIU Brooklyn held a perfect 1000 APR score over the last two years and had been selected as an ITA Team Academic Award recipient both seasons. In 2018, the Blackbirds were presented the NEC Team Academic Award for women’s tennis with a cumulative GPA of 3.789 and Malin Leysen was voted the league’s scholar-athlete of the year.
He also was able to negotiate a partnership with a Brooklyn-area indoor facility to cut costs and travel time for his Blackbirds to use for practices and matches.
|TRADITIONAL WEEKS – DAILY SCHEDULE:|
|8:45 a.m – 9:00 a.m||Camp Check In|
|9:00 a.m – 9:15 a.m||Introduce Camp staff and go over rules, sportsmanship, etiquette and safety|
|9:15 a.m – 11:00 a.m||Morning tennis instruction/ drills|
|11:00 a.m – 11:15 a.m||Break – tennis talk|
|11:15 a.m – 12:00 p.m||Tennis instruction/ drills – ll|
|12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m||Lunch break, rest, recreational activities|
|1:00 p.m – 2:30 p.m||Match Play/ Skills testing and Competition sessions|
|2:30 p.m – 3:30 p.m||Review, Olympics, Games|
|3:30 p.m||Pick up for full day campers|
Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex
Opened in 2012, the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex is one of the nicest in the southeast. A breathtaking 12,477 square foot facility includes coaches offices, a conference room, a player/team lounge and the Mens and Womens team locker rooms. The facility is named in honor of Dale Halton and Fred Wagner and their generous support of the 49ers tennis program.
The Penny Brawley Womens Tennis Office Suite is named in honor of Penny Brawley, the 49ers all-time winningest coach, whose career spanned four decades. The Jim Boykin Men’s Tennis Office Suite is named for the all-time winningest men’s coach, who led Charlotte to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2007.
The complex sits at the corner of Cameron Blvd. and Phillips Road, on campus, and includes a pair of scoreboards with wireless scoring capabilities opposite the 246 stadium seats. Statues of both a men’s and women’s tennis player, donated by Carol and Irwin Belk, adorn the entrance to the facility’s breezeway which leads directly into the stadium.