USC Elite Training Camp – Los Angeles, CA


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Full Day camps

The USC Elite Training Camp are a one-of-a-kind camp series hosted at the University of Southern California (USC). Each camp is specific with its focus specializes in a few areas of the game that are essential to player development, but often not offered to young players around the country. Designed for tournament and potential future college players, the camps are directed by Alison Swain, Head Women’s Tennis Coach at USC, and features a staff of top collegiate players and coaches..*

Following a successful summer series featuring 3 unique camps, our Fall and Winter Series are 1 day camps that will expose young players to new concepts at each camp.

The First Four Shots (0-4): Saturday November 16, 2019

Our brand new First Four shots camp will introduce kids to the importance of the first four shots of each point. The Serve, Return of Serve, Serve +1 (first shot after the serve by the server) and the Return + 1 ( first shot by the returner following their initial return) will all be emphasized.

Players will learn the advance statistics that rule Junior, College and Pro tennis. Off-court seminars and UTR Match play will round out this camp.

HIT CAMP (High Intensity Training) Monday January 20, 2020 (MLK Day)

Our High Intensity Training Camp will expose young players to the practice techniques and pace feature on college campuses. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the importance of practice pace, intensity and focus. Footwork, balance and energy – “the intangibles” will be emphasized throughout the camp. Off-court seminars and UTR Match play will round out this camp.

Transition Shots: Monday February 17, 2020 (Presidents Day)

In this clinic, we will focus on transitioning from defense to offense as well as coming forward in the court. The clinic will include a mix of high level drills designed to work on moving forward through the court to take time away from your opponent, create offensive opportunities, and come to net. The clinic will consist of strategies and point play for both singles and doubles.

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

CAMP DETAILS

CAMP DATES

  • First Four Shots (0-4): November 16, 2019
  • HIT CAMP (High Intensity Training): January 20, 2020 (MLK DAY)
  • Transition Shots – February 17, 2020 (Presidents Day)

FEES

  • $250 per session

AGES

  • Boys and Girls ages 12-18.
  • Camps are open to any and all (see location notes above)

MORE INFORMATION

Camp Types

Our camps at USC are part of our Elite Training Camp Series.

  • The First Four Shots (0-4) : Saturday November 16, 2019

  • Our brand new First Four shots camp will introduce kids to the importance of the first four shots of each point. The Serve, Return of Serve, Serve +1 (first shot after the serve by the server) and the Return + 1 ( first shot by the returner following their initial return) will all be emphasized.

    Players will learn the advance statistics that rule Junior, College and Pro tennis. Off-court seminars and UTR Match play will round out this camp.

  • HIT CAMP (High Intensity Training) Monday January 20, 2020 (MLK Day)

  • Our High Intensity Training Camp will expose young players to the practice techniques and pace feature on college campuses. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the importance of practice pace, intensity and focus. Footwork, balance and energy – “the intangibles” will be emphasized throughout the camp. Off-court seminars and UTR Match play will round out this camp.

  • Transition Shots: Monday February 17, 2020 (Presidents Day)

  • In this clinic, we will focus on transitioning from defense to offense as well as coming forward in the court. The clinic will include a mix of high level drills designed to work on moving forward through the court to take time away from your opponent, create offensive opportunities, and come to net. The clinic will consist of strategies and point play for both singles and doubles.

Times

First Four Shots Camp:

  • 9am – 3pm

HIT TRAINING CAMP:

  • 9am – 3pm

Meals

Lunch Included

Inclement Weather

Unfortunately, we do not have indoor courts on campus and in the event of inclement weather we will have to adjust accordingly. We may push up the starting time or push back the ending time based on the forecast. In the event of a full day of rain, the camp may be rescheduled, but this is highly unlikely

FAQ's

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. However, we do recommend a level of tournament experience as the camp curriculum is advanced.

What type of campers attend this camp?*

Our camps are open to any and all levels of tennis players. We typically have high level players with UTR Ratings from 3 – 11. Campers are grouped in small instructional groups based on age, ability and experience level.

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.

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.

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

Sample Schedule

Same as on current page (in accordion). Changes will follow

Airport Transportation

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). Another airport option would be Hollywood / Burbank (BUR) which is 19 miles from campus. Airport transportation is $45 per trip.

To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.

More Info / UTR

These camps are part of our UTR Series of camp and do feature UTR Rated match play.

PERTINENT INFORMATION

Check In

All campers: 8:45am – 9:00am David Marks Tennis Stadium
Location: David X. Marks Tennis Stadium 1075 Childs Way Los Angeles, CA 90089

Check Out

All campers: 3pm daily.
Location:David X. Marks Tennis Stadium 1075 Childs Way Los Angeles, CA 90089

Camp Dorm

NA

Camp Forms

All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE

MEET YOUR COACHES

Camp Director:

Alison Swain

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, 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.

CAMP REVIEWS

Coming Soon

FACILITY

The USC men’s and women’s tennis teams have called the David X. Marks Tennis Stadium home since its construction in 1971. This season, Trojan tennis sees its home revamped and renovated, bringing the venue up to date and in line with the impressive accomplishments of both programs. USC broke ground on the new Buntmann Family Tennis Center on Feb. 24, 2015, starting an impressive renovation project with the goal of elevating Marks Tennis Stadium to be on par with the best facilities in the country by creating an inviting, elegant, bright and safe training and competition environment.

The Buntmann Family Tennis Center entrance and lobby now welcomes fans and visitors and puts on display the rich history of USC tennis. To improve the building functionality and support the tennis program operations, the new Lisa and Douglas Goldman Family StudentAthlete Learning Studio supports direct collaboration between coaches, staff and athletes on a daily basis.

The teams are now able to utilize and enjoy brand-new suites with lockers, showers, team meeting rooms and lounges. Both teams also have access to a new training room, a stringing storage area and a large multi-purpose room. To better accommodate and enhance the spectator experience, new spectator shade canopies has been added, a new elevator to the seating area has been installed.