DETAILS
Camp Location
Elon University, Elon, NC
Camp Date
July 08 - July 12
01:15 PM - 12:00 PM EST
Camp Price(s)
$200.00 - $600.00
DESCRIPTION

Camp Experience

The staff of the Elon Tennis Academy Camp understands the importance of creating a learning environment that makes each camper’s experience at camp fun, safe and exciting.  The camp is held at Elon University’s beautiful Jimmy Powell Tennis Center, which has 12 lighted courts and stadium seating.

 

 

Camp Options

The camp is open to boys and girls  ages 6 – 18 at any skill level.  There are several ways to experience the camp:  

  • Resident (Overnight) Camper:  Resident campers (ages 10 - 18) will take part in a full day’s worth of activities.  Residents will receive all meals starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day.  Campers will stay at the Best Western Plus located at 770 Huffman Mill Road in Burlington, which is roughly 3 miles from campus; they will be fully supervised and transported by camp staff.  The facility is a AAA-3 Diamond hotel with a 4.5/5 star rating on TripAdvisor.
  • Day Camper:  Day campers (ages 8 - 18) should plan on being dropped off and picked up at the tennis center.  Lunch will be provided.  Campers should be picked up at 4:30pm.
  • Half-Day Camper:  Half-day campers are for younger tennis players ages 6-8; their day will begin at 8am and will be picked up by 11:30am.  A light snack (no meals) is provided to half-day campers.

 

Instruction

Campers will receive both on-court and classroom instruction throughout the camp to maximize their learning experience.


On-court instruction will include:

  • Stroke production
  • Drills emphasizing depth, placement, consistency and spin/angles
  • Conditioning working on speed, agility, explosiveness, and flexibility

Daily classroom instruction will cover leadership, sportsmanship, mental training, nutrition and much more.  This off-court time provides a break from the sun and helps the camper learn more about themselves and their tennis game.


The on-court instruction and classroom sessions are put into practice each day through match and team play.

 

Camp Staff

In addition to the expertise of Head Coach Elizabeth Anderson, assistant coaches Bret Beaver and Bob Owens will help lead the camp.  Current and former college players will also assist with on-court instruction.

 

Camp Check-In, Drop-Off, Pick-up & Check-Out Info

  • Resident (Overnight) Campers: Check-in at the Best Western Plus between 1:15pm and 2pm on Sunday.  Sunday afternoon will cover a camp orientation, evaluation and playing tennis.  The camp will conclude on Thursday after the award ceremony, which starts at 11:30am.
  • Day campers: Check-in at 2:15pm at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center on Sunday.  Sunday afternoon will cover a camp orientation, evaluation and playing tennis.  Drop-off Monday through Thursday should be no later than 8:30am; pick-up Monday through Wednesday should be at 4:30pm.  Day campers should plan on attending the Wednesday evening session starting at 7:15pm, which will include team play.  The camp will conclude on Thursday after the award ceremony, which starts at 11:30am.
  • Half-Day Campers: Check-in is at 8:15am on Monday; drop-off all other days no later than 8:30am.  Pick-up Monday through Wednesday is at 11:30am.  The camp will conclude on Thursday after the award ceremony, which starts at 11:30am.  Half-day campers will not have a Sunday session.

 

Housing Information

Housing will be at the Best Western Plus located at 770 Huffman Mill Road in Burlington, which is roughly 3 miles from campus.  Rooms will house two campers each. Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel. Multiple camp counselors will be located throughout the facility to conduct nightly bed checks and provide adult supervision.

 

Each room will have the normal hotel amenities, which includes: shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels, and lotion. There will also be a refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, and an alarm clock in each room.

 

Each camper will receive their own key card to their room.  We will provide a lanyard which will attach to the key card and make it easy for each camper to carry with them.

 

No housekeeping services will be provided during the stay. If you need extra towels, please bring them with you.

 

All rooms are air-conditioned and non-smoking. The Best Western Plus is a AAA-3 Diamond with a 4.5/5 star rating on Trip Advisor. It has been recently remodeled.

 

Meals

  • Resident (Overnight) Campers:  All meals starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Thursday will be provided. 
  • Day Campers:  Lunch will be provided Monday through Wednesday.
  • Half-Day Campers:  A light snack (no meals) will be provided to half-day campers.

 

What to Bring

We recommend that campers do not bring valuable items such as iPads, video game consoles, laptops, etc, to camp. Neither Elon University nor the Elon Women's Tennis Camp are responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items or money during your stay.

 

We recommend campers have no more than $40 with them. For group activities, the camp pays for each camper’s admission so campers just need to be able to pay for snacks. On another night, campers might need money to pay for their own ice cream or snack if we make a nighttime run to a local ice cream store or something like that.

Do bring the following:

  • Tennis Racket or rackets – labeled
  • T-shirts or tops for tennis – minimum six
  • Shorts or tennis skirts – minimum six
  • Tennis Shoes – 1 or 2 pairs – no running shoes are allowed on court
  • Socks – minimum 8 pairs
  • Casual clothing
  • Sweatshirt/sweatpants or warm-up jacket and pants
  • Swimsuit
  • Pajamas
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water Bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry Bag
  • Extra towels (if needed)
  • Shower slippers

 

Sample Daily Schedule

7:30 – 8:15am Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30am Tennis instruction and drills
11:45 – 12:45pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm Classroom instruction and/or recreational activities
2:00 – 4:30pm Tennis instruction, drills and match play
4:30pm Day camper pickup
5:00 – 7:00pm Dinner and free time
7:00 – 10:00pm Team play and/or recreational activities
10:30pm Lights out

 

Evening Activities

The camp will have various organized evening activities each evening to encourage campers to get to know one another and enjoy a break from tennis. Some of the planned events will be a movie night and swim night.  As with all of the other activities on the schedule, evening activities will be closely supervised by camp staff.  Wednesday night will be team tennis for all resident and full-day campers.

 

Awards Closing Ceremony

All parents are invited to attend the awards presentation at 11:30am on the last day.  The camp will conclude after the ceremony.  

 

Camp Fees

Resident Camper $600.00
Day Camper $400.00
Half-Day Camper $200.00

 

Attention middle and high school players and teams:  A reduction of $25 per camper will be granted to middle and high school teams of 2 or more, and $50 for teams of 4 or more with verification from the middle or high school coach.  Team discounts are for both resident and day campers and can only be given with a mail-in application.

 

Early bird discount: Submit your registration prior to May 1st and receive $25 off! Use the EARLYBIRD discount code.


Of your camp payment, $100 is considered a non-refundable deposit that holds your camper’s spot in the camp; after June 1st, no refunds will be granted.  If your child is dismissed from camp for disciplinary reasons, there will be no refund.

 

NOTE:  There is service fee applied at the point of purchase to sign up for the camp online.  To avoid these additional fees, please mail in your application with your check made payable to 'Elon University'

 

Airport Transportation

Transportation to and from the Greensboro (GSO) airport can be provided for a fee of $50.  You must reserve and coordinate the times with Coach Anderson at least two weeks prior to camp starting.  Be sure to purchase airport transportation when you register.

 

Camp Extras

Would you like to have a supply of Gatorades and tasty treats delivered to your camper at check-in?  Add any of the Camp Extras to your mail-in or web registration and surprise your camper with goodies that will fuel her week!  Camp Extras are only available when pre-ordered.  These packages are ideal for the resident camper.

 

Video Analysis:

Coaches use video analysis of each player’s game to reinforce techniques taught throughout camp.  This is ideal for southern or nationally ranked players.  Reserve this early as there is only very limited availability.

$95.00

Phoenix Package:

15 Gatorades (assorted flavors), 8 Kind / Cliff Bars (assorted flavors) and 6 Clif Shots Energy Gel (assorted flavors)

$35.00

Gold Package:

12 Gatorades (assorted flavors), 6 Kind / Cliff Bars (assorted flavors) and 3 Clif Shots Energy Gel (assorted flavors)

$25.00

Maroon Package:

8 Gatorades (assorted flavors) and 4 Kind / Cliff Bars (assorted flavors)

$15.00

Frogg Togg Chilly Pad

$13.50

 

If mailing in your application, please add these to your application and payment.

 

Medical Release Form

Please download and submit the required medical release form from the camp website.  Your application will not be considered complete with it.  Neither the Elon Women's Tennis Camp nor Elon University is responsible for any expenses if an injury were to happen during the camp experience.  


NCAA Fine Print

The following NCAA regulations apply to this sports camp:

  • Bylaw 13.13.1.2 Senior prospects may attend.  Elon may not offer free or reduced-admission privileges to a high school (ninth grade and above) letter winner.
  • A representative of Elon’s interests (booster) may not pay a prospect’s expenses to attend camp.

Camp Brochure

Want to mail in an application or need to share information about the camp with family or friends?  Download the camp brochure.


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