Welcome and thank you for visiting the Elon Tennis Academy website!

 

This year's camp will run from July 8 - 12, 2018 and be fun and exciting week filled with opportunities to improve your tennis game.

 

The camp is open to all boys and girls  ages 6 to 18.  All skill levels are welcome from those who are beginners to those that have played and achieved state, regional and national rankings. Instructors will group campers of similar ability to improve the learning experience.  This camp is uniquely designed to not only focus on improving tennis skills but also developing personal and leadership skills.

 

Campers have the opportunity to work on their games under the guidance of Coaches Elizabeth Anderson (Head Women's Tennis Coach), Bret Beaver (Assistant Women's Tennis Coach) and Bob Owens (Assistant Women's Tennis Coach).  Together they bring over 50 years of tennis coaching experience and look forward to sharing that knowledge with all the camp participants.

 

"Thank you for the all that you and your staff did last summer with helping my daughter really learn and love the game of tennis.  Because of the confidence she gained from the camp she had the courage to try out for her high school team...She so loved everything about the camp last summer; the coaches, the new friendships and new love for tennis."  - Parent of a 2016 Camper

 

Want to get even more excited about coming to camp? Check out the 2017 camp video to see all the action packed excitement that the campers enjoyed!  (Please note that the 2017 camp was an all girls camp.)

 

 

Continue reading to learn more about Coach Anderson and the Jimmy Powell Tennis center as well as learn about the camp experience.  The camp is expected to fill up quickly, so register today!

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About Coach Anderson

Coach Anderson is in her 14th year as the Elon University women’s tennis head coach and has led the Phoenix to 185 career team victories.  She was the 2016 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Coach of the Year, a recognition bestowed upon her by her fellow league coaches.  In 2014, Anderson led the Phoenix to their first NCAA Tournament appearance along with a Southern Conference Tournament title.

 

A career by the numbers:

  • 11 consecutive years with winning records, with 7 seasons posting strong 15+ wins each
  • 1 league player of the year award winner
  • 3 conference freshmen of the year awards
  • 25 conference tournament MVP, league player of the week and league player of the month award winners
  • 39 all-conference player awards
  • 50 student-athletes have earned academic all-league honors and every team has won the ITA Team Academic Award since 2006
  • 1 ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award, 3 ITA Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship & Leadership Awards and 1 Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship

Anderson’s success can be attributed to her ability to develop players – athletically, academically and personally – and encourage them to believe in their ability to achieve more than they thought possible. 

 

Prior to coming to Elon, Anderson was an Assistant Coach at Auburn, UNC Chapel Hill, and the University of Idaho and taught tennis at several clubs throughout the Carolinas.  

 

She earned a Master’s in physical education with an emphasis in sports psychology at the University of Idaho.  She graduated from UNCW and played primarily #1 singles for the team.

 

Jimmy Powell Tennis Center