USC Elite Training Camp – Los Angeles, CA

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Full Day camps

The USC Elite Training Camp is a one-of-a-kind camp series hosted at the University of Southern California (USC). Each camp is specific with its focus, specializing in a few areas of the game that are essential to player development but often not offered to young players around the country.

This Fall and Winter we will be offering two unique day camps at USC. The first option will expose young players to concepts about the the College Match Day experience and the second camp will focus on the First 4 shots.


College Game Day Camp: Saturday November 19, 2022

Game Day!! This camp will focus on the collegiate game day experience. Part showcase camp, part college prep, the camp will feature high intensity training on both singles and doubles in the morning, including match strategy, and a full college game day match in the afternoon featuring both singles and doubles.

 The First 4 Shots Camp: Monday January 16, 2023 (MLK Day)

The goal of the first four shots camp is to place an emphasis on the serve, return of serve, server’s 1st shot and returners first shot ( the first 4 strokes of a point).  Between 62-67% of all points end in the first four shots and this is an often overlooked aspect of the game.  Emphasis will be placed on concepts like serve locations, return percentages, Serve +1 and return +1. We will proceed to full point building following the first four shots. The afternoon will feature point and match play with an emphasis on these concepts.




  • ETC I: College Game Day Camp: November 19, 2022
  • ETC III: The First 4 Shots Camp: January 16, 2023




  • All Camps run from 9am – 3pm daily



  • $250 per session



  • Boys and Girls grades 6-12
  • Camps are open to any and all (see location notes above)


Discounts: Discounts are available for campers attending multiple weeks of camp. $25 off per week of camp for those campers attending 2 or more sessions of our Elite Camps.  Campers must register for multiple weeks at the same time. 

Coupon Code:

  • “usceliteII” for 2 sessions (per camper). Must register for 2 camps at the same time. No backdated discounts can be applied


Camp Types

Our camps at USC are part of our Elite Training Camp Series. Please see main description above for the current offerings.


Lunch Included each day

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


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 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 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?

To be added to the waitlist, please register here (there is no fee to join the waitlist).

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

Airport transportation may be available upon request for those flying into camp. 

More Info / UTR

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



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


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

Camp Forms

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

Packing List

  • Tennis Racket
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Sun Screen
  • Hat / Visor
  • Water bottle
  • Snack (if desired)


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.


Coming Soon



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.