UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas, NV
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Day Camp with Half Day option
One of the biggest events to hit the desert each summer, our tennis camp at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, is back again for another summer of fun in 2022. UNLV offers two weeks of tennis camp with full and half-day options under the guidance of Las Vegas Head Men’s Tennis Coach Owen Hambrook.
Each summer, the camp is held on the beautiful Vegas campus located in the heart of Las Vegas. Throughout the week, campers receive personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work, and game/match play daily.
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 get a heavy dose of swing technique and fundamentals, while more advanced players focus on strategy, point building, percentage tennis, etc.
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps are the premier camps for young players who strive to learn the game, improve their skills and 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 court
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
- Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers
- Session I (Short Week): June 1-3, 2022
- Session II: June 6-10, 2022
- Session III: June 13-17, 2022
- Session I (Short Week):
- Full Day – $250 per week
- Half Day – $150 per week
- Sessions II & II::
- Full Day – $375 per week
- Half Day – $235 per week
- Ful Day Option: Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 2:30pm
- Half Day Option: Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 1130pm
- Boys and Girls ages 5-18 of all skill levels. Camp is open to any and all.
Camp Type: Traditional Tennis Camp
Our traditional tennis camps are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of modern tennis strokes. We tailor the instruction to the skill level and experience of each level of player. 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 to teach these young players sound fundamentals from the ground up.
- Intermediate: Intermediate-level players will also focus on stroke production (to ensure proper technique) and be introduced to gameplay situations to introduce these players to the competitive side of the game.
- High School / Tournament: High school (both varsity and JV) and tournament players will focus on the strategic and competitive aspects of the game. Although swing fundamentals are featured, emphasis will also feature point building, court positioning, patterns of play, and live ball drill work.
Note: A skills evaluation is done on the first day of camp, and we will assign students to small instructional groups with kids of similar age, ability, and experience levels. Players will continue to be evaluated throughout the week, and coaches will move kids into situations to push them and help ensure they are in a comfortable learning environment.
No meals are provided. Campers must pack their own lunch.
In the event of inclement weather we will have to adjust accordingly. Please be assured we will do everything in our power to ensure maximum outdoor tennis throughout the week and will make every effort to communicate with the families in the case of inclement weather.
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 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 are divided into small instructional groups of approximately Five to Six: One (5.5:1) 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 their investment in the camp. Kids do get injured, sick and family plans change prior to the start of 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 airport is the McCarran International Airport (2 miles from campus). To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
Check-in is between 8:30 am daily for all campers.
- Full Day Option: 2:30pm daily.
- Half Day Option: 11:30pm daily.
All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH
The man who brought UNLV men’s tennis program its first (and then second) Mountain West championship — Owen Hambrook — is now in his 19th season in 2021-22, which is the longest tenure in program history and third-longest among all current UNLV head coaches.
The 2007 ITA Mountain Region Coach of the Year and 2018 USPTA Intermountain College Coach of the Year became the school’s all-time leader in victories in 2021 with 240, passing original men’s coach Fred Albrecht, who tallied 230 from 1974-83.
All of this success was not the norm at the beginning of the decade as Hambrook took over a squad that had set a school record for futility in 2003 with a 2-14 record. However, he quickly pushed the team back into the national rankings for the first time in two years and UNLV’s 12-7 overall mark in 2004 included a second-place regular-season finish in the MW and the best home record (9-2) since 1997. The season also produced a qualifier for the NCAA Singles Championship.
Prior to taking over the men’s squad, Hambrook spent four years as an assistant with Lady Rebel tennis, including serving on the staff of the 2003 MW regular-season champions, and the 2000 and 2002 league tournament champion women’s teams. In 2002, Hambrook was recognized for his work when he was named ITA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year, only the second such honor in school history.
Hambrook joined UNLV after having served as director of the state’s largest junior program — the Junior Tennis Academy at the Sports Club of Las Vegas from 1996-2000. Previously, the certified tennis professional worked as the tennis pro at the MGM Grand Hotel for two years.
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, who is a member of the Rebel tennis team, and a daughter, Hannah.
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FRANK AND VICKI FERTITTA TENNIS COMPLEX
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 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 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.