TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (TCU) – Fort Worth, TX
5 Stars – Based on 8 User Reviews
Modeled after our incredibly popular summer camps, the TCU Winter Camp, December 27 – 29, 2019 promises to be a new holiday tradition. Directed by TCU women’s assistant coach, Christoper Williams, this 3 day camp will run from 9am – 4:30pm daily.
Throughout the short 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. Action packed in a fun and competitive environment, the TCU Winter tennis camp is open for boys and girls ages 7-18 of all skill levels and experience.
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
- Winter Series I: December 27-29, 2019
- Full Day: $275 per week
- Half Day: $175 per week
- Boys & Girls ages 7-18 of all skill levels
- Camp is open to any and all
Our camps at TCU 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.
- 9:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Half Day Option:
- 9:00 am – 12 Noon 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.
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 nearest major airport is Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW / KDFW). To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
More Info / UTR
Full Day campers: Check-out is at 4:30pm daily.
Half Day campers: Check-out is at 12:00pm daily.
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach
Texas Christian University
TCU women’s tennis head coach Lee Taylor Walker announced on Thursday morning that Christopher Williams has been promoted to assistant coach.
After stints as a volunteer assistant coach for the program in previous seasons, Williams rejoins the Horned Frog staff after coaching tennis professionals on the ATP and WTA tour since 2012.
Since beginning on tour in 2012, Williams has been the head of coaching teams in all four Grand Slams and achieved multiple ATP and ITF titles. Williams most recently travelled with Olivia Rogowska and served as a consultant to the coaching team of Jared Hiltzik in conjunction with Team USA and the resources of the Lake Nona Campus. He continues to work with Tim Smyczek in Dallas as a supplemental resource with USTA Lead National Coach Dustin Taylor. Williams also worked as a USTA Collegiate Coach for the 2018 Team at the Tulsa 25k, Wichita 25k, and Winnetka 75k Challenger.
Williams has travelled and been a member of the coaching teams of: Rhyne Williams, John-Patrick Smith, Denis Kudla, James McGee, Tennys Sandgren, Sam Groth, Dominik Koepfer, and Gonzales Austin.
Lee Tailor Walker
Women’s Tennis Coach
Texas Christian University
Lee Taylor Walker was named head coach of the TCU women’s tennis program on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Walker became the 12th head coach in the history of the women’s tennis program.
Walker came to TCU after spending seven seasons as head coach at Memphis, where he made significant improvements to a program that hadn’t posted a winning season since 2003 until his takeover. The Jackson, Tenn., native led the Lady Tigers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance and win, while also compiling a 39-match home win streak.
The 2013 Wilson/ITA Ohio Valley Region Coach of the Year, Walker had an overall career record of 96-74 at Memphis and guided 10 Lady Tigers to all-conference honors in his seven seasons at the helm. Memphis had unprecedented success under Walker, with the up-and-coming coach leading the team to multiple program firsts.
Some of the many accomplishments that Memphis achieved under Walker include reaching a program-high national ranking of No. 22, defeating the highest ranked opponent in program history (No. 16 Virginia on 2/26/13), recording two straight seasons of a program-high six wins over ranked opponents and guiding the first-ever singles player in program history to the NCAA Women’s Singles Championships (Courtney Collins-2012 & 2013).
Walker received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Memphis, graduating in December of 2006 with a Master’s Degree in human movement sciences. After graduating, he spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Memphis men’s program and spent the 2006-07 season as an assistant for the Lady Tigers prior to being named the head coach of the program in 2007.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the TCU Tennis camp is one of the strongest and most well respected. 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 re-sponsible manner.
My son just turned 7 in the last week of May and his camp was the 1st week of June. He was one of the youngest campers and was signed up for full days. The 1st day I picked him up I thought he would say “to hot/to hard” but no he loved it! He was so sad for the week to end. We will be doing this camp every summer!
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Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center & Bartzen Varsity Courts History
The Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center and Bernard J. “Tut” Varsity Courts is widely considered as one of the finest tennis facilities in all of collegiate athletics. Completed in 1976 at the cost of over $2-million, the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center and Bartzen Varsity Courts plays home to the TCU men’s and women’s tennis programs and is located on the southwest corner of campus.
The Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center houses both indoor and outdoor facilities and features 27 total courts – six varsity tennis courts and five indoor courts, which are reserved solely for the men’s and women’s tennis programs – as well as 16 courts that are for public use. The outdoor section of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center includes a pavilion with a seating capacity of 1,500 to go along with fully stocked pro shop and complete locker facilities. The outdoor courts are recessed by as much as 16 feet, which provides wind control and deleting many viewing obstructions.