NC STATE UNIVERSITY – Raleigh, NC
5 Stars – Based on 8 User Reviews
Full Day Camp
Modeled after our incredibly popular summer camps, the NCST Winter Camp, December 28-29, 2022 promises to be a new holiday tradition. Directed by NC State Men’s coaches Cris James and Kyle Spencer this 2 day camp will run from 9am – 3:30pm daily.
Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work, and game/match play, all in a fun and competitive environment. 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 T-Shirt and prizes for all campers
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
- Winter Series I: December 28-29, 2022
- Full Day – $240 per week
Full Day Option:
- 9am – 3:30pm daily
This camp is hosted INDOORS at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Cente
- Boys and Girls ages 9-18 of all skill levels.
- Camps open to any and all restricted only by age.
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.
- Each camper should pack their lunch daily.
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.
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
All campers will check in daily at 9am. On the first day of camp check-in will open at 8:40 am.
- Full Day campers will check out daily at 3:30pm
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)
Pertinent Camp Information for Check-in
Forms / Balance Due
Camp Waiver (required):
Your Liability Waiver was signed during the registration process and is complete as long as your registered online.
Medical Form (required):
Each camper must have a completed and signed medical form brought to check-in on the first day of camp. – Download Form here
A physical exam is not required for campers. If the camper needs medical or disability accommodations, including significant food allergies that require special meals, please email the office.
To check if you have a remaining balance, you can access your account here.
Check-In / Check-Out Information
Check-in / Drop off:
- Check-in / Drop off Time: 8:45-9:15am on the first day of camp and 9:00am the rest of the week.
- Check-in / Drop off Location: J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex
- Check-in / Drop off Address: 1080 Varsity Dr. Raleigh, NC
Check-out / Pick up:
- Check-out / Pick up Time: 3:30pm Monday – Thursday, 12:00pm Friday for Full Day Campers / 12:00pm daily for half day campers
- Check-out / Pick up Location: J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex
- Check-out / Pick up Address : 1080 Varsity Dr. Raleigh, NC
- No meals provided but there is an option to purchase daily for full day campers
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
ASSISTANT MEN’S TENNIS COACH
NC State University
Cris James joined the NC State men’s tennis coaching staff in July of 2017 as an assistant coach. James also holds the role of recruiting coordinator for the team.
Formerly the head men’s tennis coach at Illinois State from 2007-13, James came to Raleigh after spending four seasons as a second assistant coach at Notre Dame.
James helped head coach Kyle Spencer lead the team to one of its most successful seasons in program history with a historic 2019 season. Since arriving in Raleigh prior to the start of the 2017-18 athletic year, James has helped coach a squad that finished in the top 30 at the conclusion of the 2018 dual season and has been ranked in the top 25 for eight weeks during the 2019 season. NC State has also had doubles teams qualify for the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships and the ITA National Fall Championships during each of the past two seasons, and Galarneau has earned a singles berth to the NCAA Championships for two seasons in a row under the leadership of James and Spencer.
In 2019, he was honored as ITA Carolina Region Assistant Coach of the Year for helping develop a Wolfpack team that reached the upper echelon of college tennis.
My Son enjoyed the camp, good focus on fitness and techniques. All the coaches are genuinely excited to work with the kids.
Parent of Ashwath C.
Our daughter was a first time camper this year, and truly loved the experience. She has asked to do this camp again next year, but instead of half day she’d like to stay the full time! The staff was very motivating and made it fun.
Parent of Sierra S.
My son had a great time…the camp was small enough for him to actually play and learn, but big enough to meet new people.
Parent of Stuart C.
My son who is 15 really enjoyed himself at this camp. He is interested in trying out for the school tennis team and felt the instructors were helpful with their advice. He made a few friends in the bargain. Just a great experience all around!!
Parent of Kiernan K.
It was very fun. The coaches were very helpful and encouraging.
Parent of Raynor S.
Great instruction. Very organized. Fun! Tons of practice. Great prep for school tennis in the fall.
Parent of Kacie S.
Fun positive experience where she gained confidence and learned a lot!
Parent of Mary S.
My son enjoyed the camp, coaches and he improved his game.
Parent of James M.
J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center
The 30,000-square-foot J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center, which includes state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor tennis courts, is one of several examples of NC State’s commitment to first-rate facilities. The newly expanded complex, built on West Campus near Doak Field at Dail Park, is one of the nicest indoor and outdoor tennis facilities in the nation.
The facility was designed exclusively for use by the men’s and women’s varsity tennis programs at NC State and meets all of the standards set by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
The outdoor stadium, named in honor of a facility-enhancement gift from longtime donors Curtis and Jacqueline Dail, was completed in the fall of 2011, with six lighted courts, chair back seating for up to 1,000 spectators, and an electronic scoreboard. The new home of the Wolfpack offers unprecedented viewing options and other amenities for spectators and has an elegant brick entrance.
The indoor courts, named in honor of former Wolfpack standout Andy Andrews, opened in August of 2004 and gives the Wolfpack’s men’s and women’s players a year-round, on-campus training facility. There is championship seating for up to 200 spectators to enjoy college tennis action in all weather conditions. In addition, the complex provides locker rooms for men and women, coaches’ offices, and a luxurious players lounge complete with plush couches and a large flat-screen television.
In September of 2004, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) honored the indoor facility with the organization’s 2004 Outstanding Facility award. One of only four collegiate complexes to receive the honor, the home of Wolfpack tennis finds itself among some top-rate playing venues, as only 15 of the nation’s facilities collect the prestigious honor.
The entire indoor and outdoor complex is named in honor of J.W. Isenhour, a former head coach of NC State men’s tennis from 1968-81. Isenhour also led the women through three successful seasons. He brought NC State tennis from near obscurity into the limelight in the 1970s. Isenhour’s men compiled back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference championships in 1978 and 1979 and advanced in the NCAA Championships in 1978.