UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas, NV
Day camp with half day option
The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-18 of all skill levels and ability. Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game / match play. 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
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Safety prioritized on and off the court
- Camp demo program featuring all the latest Wilson rackets
- Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers
- Camp T-shirt for all campers
No notes at this time.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States of America
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Session I: June 12 – 16, 2017
Session II: June 19 – 23, 2017
Session III: July 31 – August 2, 2017
- Full Day – $345 per week
- Half Day – $205 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.
- Full Day Option:
- - Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 2:30pm
- Half Day Option:
- - Mon-Fri: 8:30 – 11:30 am
- No meals are provided. Campers must pack their own lunch.
- Check-in is between 8:15 am – 8:30 am daily for all campers.
- Check – out for Full day campers is at 2:30pm daily.
- Check – out for Half day campers is at 11:30pm daily.
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport is the McCarran International Airport (2 miles from campus). To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
Each camper should arrive to camp each day wearing athletic gear, tennis shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. Each camper will also be responsible for bringing their own tennis racket as well as a bathing suit for the swimming portion each day.
Most campers bring a regular sack lunch. We have both a refrigerator and microwave at the tennis complex available for campers to use.
There is a free parking lot across the street from the tennis complex (next to the softball stadium). The parking directly in front of the complex is reserved for students and staff. There may be open spots, but the parking enforcement is quite strict. We recommend playing it safe and parking in the free lot.
Yes. We provide water and Gatorade for the campers. There is also a mist fan that campers can visit to be cooled off as well. We do however recommend that you encourage your child to drink a lot of water during the week while away from the courts to avoid becoming dehydrated.
- 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
– Sun Screen
– Hat / Visor
– Water bottle
– Snack (if desired)
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 NEVADA LAS VEGAS
The man who brought UNLV men’s tennis program its first-ever Mountain West championship — Owen Hambrook — is back for his 12th season, which is the second-longest tenure in pro-gram history.
The 2007 ITA Mountain Region Coach of the Year has now moved into second place all-time in victories at the school with 142 after becoming the first coach in program history to finish at least four wins over 500 in each of his first three seasons.
Named the sixth head coach in Rebel history but the first new leader since 1992, Hambrook moved over to the men’s side in 2003 after serving as the top assistant for Kevin Cory and the UNLV women’s team.
After leading the men’s team to a 10-win improvement in his first season overseeing the program as an interim coach, Hambrook was rewarded for his efforts by getting the job permanently, the athletic department announced on June 4, 2004. That decision paid off immediately for the school as the 2005 Rebels posted the most victories (16) since 1997, finished 10-1 at home, downed a top-10 team for the first time in school history and returned to the ITA top 40 for the first time since 2001.
Before moving to the Silver State, he served as pro at the Barrybrooke Tennis Club in Kansas City, Mo., and then was director of the Heartland Tennis Camp at Missouri Western State College from 1993-95. Active in the USTA, he has been head coach for the Southern Nevada USTA Training Center and was honored as a USTA High Performance Coach in both 1998 and 2000.
A 1991 graduate of Northwest Missouri State, Hambrook was a three-year member of the Bearcats’ tennis team. He and his wife Julie, have a son, Jack and a daughter, Hannah.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at UNLV is one of the strongest and most well respected in the country. 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 responsible 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.
TENTATIVE – DAILY SCHEDULE:
Drop off campers at the Fertitta Tennis Camps
8:30 a.m -11:30 a.m
11:30 a.m – 12:15 p.m
12:15 p.m – 1:15 p.m
1:15 p.m – 2:30 p.m
Match Play, Team Competitions, Games
Pick up campers at the Fertitta Tennis Center
Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex
There’s no place like home for Rebel tennis players.
That’s because UNLV is home to one of the top collegiate tennis facilities in the world. Opened in 1993, the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Complex has helped lift a tennis program on the rise even higher.
With 12 lighted courts, seating for up to 2,000 fans and a sparkling stadium club, the $1.5 million Fertitta Complex has become the center of tennis for Las Vegas and a standard of excellence for college tennis programs. Aside from the championship courts, the complex houses spacious offices for the four UNLV coaches, a conference room, equipment area, stringing station and ticket office. Both Rebel and Lady Rebel players can hit the books in the study room, relax in the players lounge complete with big-screen television, or make use of the modern locker room areas.
The facility hosts junior, senior and open tournaments along with UNLV physical education classes. A tennis club was launched in 1993 with all proceeds benefiting Rebel tennis. In addition, the school successfully hosted the NCAA Men’s Regional Championships from 1996-98 and in 1998 became the first school in the nation to host both the men’s and women’s regionals.
In 1997, record crowds were on hand to see two hometown heroes when the Luxor USTA Men’s Challenger debuted at UNLV’s Fertitta Tennis Complex, marking the return of pro tennis to the City of Lights. Las Vegas native and tennis legend Andre Agassi took the court along with former UNLV great and 1997 NCAA singles and doubles champion Luke Smith as part of the impressive field competing on the Rebels’ home courts.