UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas, NV
Each summer the camp is held on the beautiful UNLV campus located in the heart of Las Vegas. Throughout the week each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game / match play daily . Campers are broken into small instructional groups with those of similar age., ability and experience 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.
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
Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex
854 E Harmon Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89119
- * Recreational swimming daily for Full Day campers. Please bring a towel and swimsuit. The swimming pool is indoors. A lifeguard will be present.
– Session I : 2020 TBA
– Session II: 2020 TBA
- – Full Day: 2020 TBA
- – Half Day: 2020 TBA
Our camps at UNLV are traditional camps.
Our traditional tennis camps are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of the 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 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.
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 level. 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.
- 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.
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 as specified by each camp.
Q: What type of campers attend this camp?
Our camps are open to any and 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 campers to one coach. Some camps / sessions offer higher or lower ratios based on curriculum.
Q. If the camp is the full, do you have a waiting list?
We do have a waiting list for our camp weeks that sell out. In is not unusual for us to add campers from the waiting list due to late cancellations. To be added to the wait list, 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 airport is the McCarran International Airport (2 miles from campus). To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
None at this time.
- Check-in is between 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.
– 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
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.
Great experience for my daughter. Nice facility. Very good coaches and instructors. Good variety of activities to keep kids engaged. Great opportunity for kids of all levels to enjoy and learn the sport.Parent of Stella T.
My son’s experience was very positive. He liked the schedule…tennis, swim, and awards. He wants to go again next summer!Parent of Daniel G.
Coaches and programming are high quality. Also my kids had a blast and can’t wait until next year!Parent of Rory K.
Outstanding Coach and staff. Child loves the camp. Thank you.Parent of Caitlyn S.
Is an excellent program, in a short period the kids are exposed to a lot of good techniques.Parent of Gaby S.
Great coaches and lots of fun for the kids.Parent of Jax C.
My 10 year had a wonderful time and learned a lot. The coaches were fun and kind. He was excited to go to camp every day.Parent of Weston H.
My 12 year old granddaughter loved the instructors and learned a lot.Parent of Astrid D.
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 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.