University of Tennessee
Full Day with Half Day Option
The UT camp is the perfect preparation for young players who are looking to get more involved with playing tennis. Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game / match play, all in a fun and competitive environment. Campers are broken up into small instructional groups with a tailored program for the needs of each level of player.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Camp T-Shirt and prizes for all campers
- Camp demo program that includes all the latest Wilson rackets
- Safety prioritized on and off court
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
– Session I: June 3-7, 2019
– Session II: June 10-14, 2019
– Session III: June 17-21, 2019
- – Full Day – $450 per week
- – Half Day – $250 per week
* Early Bird Pricing – Register before March 1, 2019 for the following discounts:
- – Full Day: $50 off – Coupon Code: UTEarlyBirdFull
- – Half Day: $25 off – Coupon Code: UTEarlyBirdHalf
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:
- – 9am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday
- Half Day Option:
- – 9am – 12:00pm Monday – Friday
- Full Day Campers:
- – Full Day campers should pack their lunch each day. In addition, we will be taking the kids to the dining hall for lunch and meals can be purchased at the dining hall if you prefer not to pack a lunch.
- Half Day Campers:
- – Half Day Campers do not participate in lunch.
– The tennis camp will be held rain or shine. We do have indoor backup courts at the Goodfriend Tennis Center in the case of inclement weather.
- All campers check-in Sunday between 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
- Check-out is 4:00 pm on Thursdays. Our final camp event is at 3:15 on Thursday followed by our awards ceremony. We encourage parents to attend these last two events.
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
From McGhee Tyson Airport: Turn north on U.S. Highway 129 leaving airport. After crossing the Tennessee River bridge just outside of Knoxville, exit onto Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153). Turn left (south) at the bottom of the exit ramp and follow road until Thompson-Boling Arena is visible. Turn left onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Turn left at second stoplight. Follow Volunteer Blvd. to next light. Turn right on Temple St. Turn left on Andy Holt Blvd. Turn right on 20th. Center and courts on left.
From I-40 east (from Nashville) and I-75 north (from Chattanooga): Follow I-40 and I-75 to I-40/I-75 junction in west Knoxville. Continue on I-40 east to U.S. Highway 129 south. Follow 129 south to the exit for Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153). Turn left (south) at the bottom of the exit ramp and follow the road until Thompson-Boling Arena is visible. Turn left onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Turn left at second stoplight. Follow Volunteer Blvd. to next light. Turn right on Temple St. Turn left on Andy Holt Blvd. Turn right on 20th. Center and courts on left.
From I-40 west (from Asheville, N.C.): Follow I-40 west to the James White Parkway exit. Follow Parkway to Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153) until Thompson-Boling Arena is visible. Turn right onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Turn left at second stoplight. Follow Volunteer Blvd. to next light. Turn right on Temple St. Turn left on Andy Holt Blvd. Turn right on 20th. Center and courts on left.
From I-75 south (from Lexington, Ky.): Follow I-75 south to I-275 south just past Merchants Road. Follow I-275 to I-40 east. Exit I-40 east onto James White Parkway and follow Parkway to Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153) until Thompson-Boling Arena is visible. Turn left at second stoplight. Follow Volunteer Blvd. to next light. Turn right on Temple St. Turn left on Andy Holt Blvd. Turn right on 20th. Center and courts on left.
– 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
The University of Tennessee
Not every great player can be a great coach, but Chris Woodruff has proven he is more than capable of being both.
Woodruff, one of Tennessee’s most celebrated tennis players, is in his 16th season on the Vols’ coaching staff. After serving as an associate head coach and assistant coach since 2002, he was promoted to head coach on May 19, 2017.
This spring, Woodruff has led one of the great turnarounds in program history, coaching the Vols to 21 wins in 2018 compared to 13 in the previous season. UT faced a tough conference schedule but came out of the regular season as the No. 4 seed entering the SEC Tournament. In early February, Woodruff tested the doubles combination of Preston Touliatos and Luis Valero. A few short months later, the duo finished the dual match season with a 12-4 record, and earned a bid to compete in the doubles tournament at the NCAA Championships from May 23-28.
The Vols have finished in the top 25 nationally seven times since 2006, including the top 10 from 2008 through 2011. The team captured back-to-back SEC regular-season titles for the first time in program history in 2010 and 2011 and reached the finals of the NCAA Championships in 2010. In 2011, the team assumed the No. 1 national ranking for the first time since 1990.
Head Women’s Tennis Coach
The University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee announced Alison Ojeda as its seventh women’s tennis head coach in program history on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
Former Tennessee All-American Ojeda rejoined the program as an assistant coach in June 2016. She was hired as head coach following the resignation of Mike Patrick.
In her second season at the helm, the Lady Vols continued to show improvements on the courts under Ojeda’s direction, posting back-to-back seasons with 18 wins for the first time since 2010-11 and returning to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
UT claimed 12 consecutive victories to open the season, marking the best start in program history and its second longest winning streak ever. Along with the hot start, Tennessee recorded eight shutouts on the year, two short of tying the school record of 10.
After being promoted, Ojeda led the Volunteers to one of their most productive seasons in recent years. Tennessee had its most wins (19) and highest ITA ranking (12th) since 2011. The Big Orange also earned their first berth in the NCAA Championships since 2014, advancing to the second round.
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.
TRADITIONAL WEEKS – DAILY SCHEDULE:
8:45 – 9:00 am
9:00 – 9:30 am
Camp Meeting, Stretching & Running
9:30 – 11:15 am
On Court Drill Session
11:15 – 11:45 am
Prepare for Lunch
Lunch in Dining Halls
1:30 – 3:15 pm
Off Court Activities, Competition & Live Ball
3:45 – 4:00 pm
Camp Check Out
About Barksdale Stadium
The Dr. Robert L. Barksdale Tennis Stadium, home of the Vols since 1976, is considered to be among the finest outdoor playing facilities in the intercollegiate ranks.
The facility features six courts which are located on the west side of campus, across from the Presidential Court Complex — a hub of student activity – and behind the Apartments Residence Hall.
Since the facility’s completion, Knoxville-area tennis enthusiasts and Tennessee students have filled the Varsity Court stands to see collegiate tennis at its best. The Vols enjoyed a 35-match home winning streak from 2009 through 2011, helped along by its home crowds. Tennessee clinched the 2010 SEC regular-season championship in the season finale at home against Georgia in front of more than 1,500 spectators.
Knoxville has a strong tennis community, and Tennessee has enjoyed strong support by students and members of surrounding clubs. The Vols were fourth in the country in total attendance in 2012, and the Lady Vols were sixth.
The six courts have been refurbished on a regular basis since being built in 1976, with the latest full renovation coming prior to the 1997 season. The facility was completed in 1981 with the addition of a 2,000-seat grandstand and a two-story clubhouse containing press facilities and a concession stand. Lights for the courts were donated in 1987 by former Vol All-American Paul Annacone.
The Dr. Robert L. Barksdale Tennis Stadium has hosted numerous prestigious tournaments, including SEC Championships, the opening rounds of the NCAA Championships, ITA regional fall tournaments and several high school tournaments.