USC Elite Training Camp
Los Angeles, CA
Day Camp options
The camp features high-intensity training, point building emphasis, singles and doubles strategies and seminars and talks about nutrition, scheduling, off-court training, recruiting and more. Campers will be exposed to college style practices and team match play in the college (dual) format. In the team practices, players will be challenged with college level drills that are taken directly from USC varsity practices. In the team matches, the players will get exposed to the excitement and fun of the college style format. An added bonus of this format is the on-court coaching. The staff will be on the court throughout these matches to give the players feedback and guidance on how to improve their games.
** Lodging is not provided on campus, however, a list of recommended hotels and accommodations can be found HERE
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE
- 5.5-6 hours of tennis each day
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
- Safety prioritized on and off court
- This camp does not provide lodging.
- USC also hosts a traditional camp. All the information can be found Here.
- Although this is a multi-day event, if mitigating factors (as deemed worthy by the business owner) require you to not be in attendance over any of the day(s) of operation, we reserve the right to make any exceptions subject to price reduction.
UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles, CA 90007
United States of America
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Session I: July 23-24, 2018
$475 per week (no lodging – see Notes section)
* Early Bird Special (before March 1, 2018) – $425 (no lodging)
This Elite camp will be directed by head women’s tennis coach Alison Swain and head men’s coach Peter Smith. This camp will be formatted similar to a college team practice and is designed as a high intensity training camp for serious players looking to work on many of the strategies and point building philosophies focused on with top collegiate programs. The camp features high intensity training, point building emphasis, singles and doubles strategies and seminars and talks about nutrition, scheduling, off court training, recruiting and more. Campers will be exposed to college style practices and team match play in the college (dual) format. In the team practices, players will be challenged with college level drills that are taken directly from USC varsity practices.
- - July 23 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- - July 24 – 9:00 am – 12pm
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport(s) are the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Airport (14 miles from campus) To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements. The best times for arrival are Sundays before noon and departures Friday after 6:00 pm. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
The balance for camp is due on July 1, 2017. Your camp balance can be paid online HERE or a check can be mailed to Premier Sports Camps, 4885 Shackelford Ct. Columbus, OH 43220.
- 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)
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 Women’s Tennis Coach
University of Southern California
Alison Swain, who built a women’s tennis dynasty at Williams College by leading the Ephs to 8 NCAA Division III team championships, including in 2017, was named the women’s head coach at USC, Trojan athletic director Lynn Swann announced today (June 7).
Swain, 38, posted an .889 winning percentage (224-28) in her 10 seasons (2008-17) at Williams, including 48-2 in NCAA tournament play. She led the Ephs to 8 NCAA team championships, including in each of her first 6 seasons (an NCAA Division III record and tying Stanford for most consecutive at any level) as well as in 2015 (going 25-0) and the just-concluded 2017 campaign. In her other 2 seasons, Williams was the NCAA runnerup in 2016 and was third in 2014. She also helped Williams win 5 conference championships.
She was named the 2013 ITA National Division III Coach of the Year, was a 5-time conference Coach of the Year and twice (2010-13) was the ITA Northeast Coach of the Year. Swain is a native of Bainbridge, Wash. She is a member of the board of directors of the ITA through June of 2018.
Head Men’s Tennis Coach
University of Southern California
5 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS • 2-TIME ITA NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR • 5-TIME PAC-12 COACH OF THE YEAR
Peter Smith, who has guided the Trojans to five NCAA Championships in the past nine seasons and a grand total of 11 seasons with 20 or more wins, now enters his 16th season as head coach of the USC men’s tennis program. Since coming to Troy, Smith has seen his Trojans add five NCAA trophies to USC’s record-setting championship count, including a run of four straight titles from 2009-12. That was just before USC’s most recent surge in 2014 that saw the Trojans capture the university’s historic 100th all-time NCAA Team Championship.
A five-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year and two-time ITA National Coach of the Year, Smith has compiled a 609-339 (.732) career coaching record and is 339-88 (.794) at USC, which leads the nation with 21 national men’s tennis team titles. His Trojans have made 11 straight NCAA appearances entering 2018, with five finals, four quarterfinal appearances and 10 top-10 final rankings during that stretch. With five NCAA crowns, Smith is USC’s second winningest tennis coach behind George Toley, who won 10 titles during his tenure.
Smith, 52, earned a bachelor’s in liberal studies (while coaching the men’s tennis team) from Long Beach State in 1987 and was a four-year letter winner for the 49ers. After playing professionally for 15 months and competing at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon, Smith returned to Long Beach State and became the youngest Division I men’s tennis head coach at age 23. He served as the 49ers’ head coach for four years (1988-91), compiling an overall record of 50-47 (.515).
Smith and his wife, Tammie, have three sons, Tanner, Riley and Colter. Tanner and Riley both are currently on the USC men’s tennis team.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at USC 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.
DAILY SCHEDULE (Tentative)