UNIV. OF NORTH FLORIDA – Jacksonville, FL
Day Camp with Full and Half Day Options
At the University of North Florida tennis camp, 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. It is here where 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 daily
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Camp Demo program with the latest Wilson rackets
- Safety prioritized
- Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers
- Camp T-shirt for all campers
No Notes at this time.
UNIV. OF NORTH FLORIDA
1 UNF Dr,
Jacksonville, FL 32224
United States of America
SHARE THIS CAMP
- Boys and Girls ages 6-18 of all skill levels.
- 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.
Session I: June 12-16, 2017
Session II: June 19-23, 2017
Session I & II
- Full Day – $445 per week
- Half Day – $325 per week
Full Day Option:
Mon – Fri 8:30am – 3:30pm
Half Day Option:
Mon – Fri 8:30am – 12:00pm
Please check schedule below for accurate details
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 Campers – Lunch included each day
- - Half Day Campers – No meals included
- - All campers will check-in each morning between 8:15am – 8:30am at the tennis courts
- - Sessions I & II: Full Day Campers: Check out will be every day at 3:30pm
- - Sessions I & II: Half Day Campers: Check out will be every day at 12:00pm
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport is the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) 25 minutes from campus. 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.
MEET YOUR COACHES
MARK FINNEGAN – Head Men’s Tennis Coach
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
Entering his third year at the helm of the North Florida men’s tennis program, Mark Finnegan has made an immediate impact on the Ospreys’ success.
The 2016 squad captured the program’s first-ever NCAA berth after winning the Atlantic Sun tournament. The team was nationally-ranked for most of the season, topping out at No. 71. The doubles pair of Jack Findel-Hawkins and Yannick Zuern began the spring season as the No. 4 pair in the ITA Rankings and earned a spot in the NCAA Doubles Championship in Tulsa, Okla. Findel-Hawkins, the 2016 Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, also earned his second straight spot in the NCAA Singles Championship.
In his first two years, UNF has garnered much national attention from ITA rankings and played elite competition in some of the country’s top tournaments.
National attention during the 2014-15 season came in three ways. UNF was listed in the ITA Team Rankings for much of the entire spring season. The Ospreys peaked at No. 51 in the March 3 poll, which was the second-highest ranking in the program’s Division I history.
Finnegan arrived at UNF following a five-year stint at Memphis, where he helped the Tigers become one of the Top 20 teams in the nation. He was an assistant coach at Memphis for his first four years before being elevated to associate head coach prior to the 2013 season. Finnegan was named ITA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and was also runner-up for ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013. In addition, he was a two-time C-USA Assistant Coach of the Year.
Finnegan, who represented Ireland as a Junior Olympian, played Division I tennis at both Georgia Southern and Memphis. While at Georgia Southern, he was named the 2002 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, All-Conference and the team’s MVP.
Finnegan graduated from Memphis in 2004 with a degree in finance. He is married to the former Molly Smith and the couple has two sons, Kellum and Rory.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the UNF Tennis camp is one of the strongest and most well respected. Consisting of top collegiate coaches and players, the staff is handpicked for their ability to teach and relate to young players in a friendly, thorough and re-sponsible manner.
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.
DAILY SCHEDULE: (Tentative Sample)
8:15 – 8:30 am
8:30 – 10:00 a.m
Morning tennis instruction / drills – I
10:00 – 10:10 a.m
Water break – tennis talk
10:10 – 12:00 pm
Morning tennis instruction / drills – II
Half Day Camper pick up
12:00 – 12:30 p.m
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Match Play / Competition session