Welcome To The

CAMP EXPERIENCE

The Tiger Tennis Camp has a professional staff with over 100 years of working experience with juniors of all ages. When the campers return home you should expect to see a difference in their games as we take great pride in the responsibility you have given us as professionals.

The Experience

The Tiger Tennis Camp has a professional staff with over 100 years of working experience with juniors of all ages. Their expert tennis knowledge is shared with your child from the beginning to the end of every day. The Tiger Tennis staff understands the importance of creating a learning atmosphere that makes your child's experience at camp fun and exciting. Coach Harris and her senior staff have addressed hundreds of times the need for safety, supervision and accident prevention. Complete attention is given to making your child's week at camp the very best.

Evaluation

We will evaluate the camper's playing level early in the week to make sure your son or daughter is placed in the best four-person group for his/her maximum improvement. Campers are evaluated Sunday evening from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. At the end of the session all campers will know their group designation as White, Orange, Orange Crush or Top Tiger with a Paw or Claw designation. This organization allows for our camp to run smoothly and to know exactly where our campers are at all times. Day campers must attend this important session.

Specific Training

The Tiger Tennis Camp accepts tennis enthusiasts from the ages of 4-17 years old. Our on-court instruction is divided into five distinct groups meeting the needs of the beginner to the tournament player:

  • White Camp - Instruction is designed for the beginner to intermediate player addressing fundamentals and basic skills for the camper just getting started to the player demonstrating consistent ground strokes and serves.
  • Orange Camp - Instruction is designed for the intermediate to advanced youngster who has competed in junior tournaments or has some experience in junior or high school team competition. Approximately 50% of the camp will be made up each week with Orange Camp training.
  • Orange Crush - Instruction is designed for the serious tennis competitor looking to take his or her game to the next level. This group addresses every aspect of the game and is the future TopTiger. Only 15% of the campers train in Orange Crush Camp each week. This group reflects the strong tournament player generally ranked in the state, region, or national rankings.
  • Top Tiger - This talented group rises early in the morning and stays later in the evening. The Top Tiger Camp is reserved for the serious teenage camper seeking an intense training week for college preparation. Only 10% of the campers train in the Top Tiger Camp. This group reflects the strong tournament player and is limited to those students closer to college age.
  • Purple Camp for Tiger Cubs -This camp is an introduction to the game of tennis for ages 4-8 years old. The basic strokes are taught while motor skills, hand eye coordination and foot work are developed in a fun filled environment.

** We will evaluate the camper's playing level early in the week to make sure your son or daughter is placed in the best four-person group for his/her maximum improvement.

Tiger Cubs (Purple Camp) - Will Not Be Offered This Year But Will Resume in 2018

The Tiger Tennis Camp is proud to offer Purple Camp for the Tiger Cub. Purple Camp is for ages 4-8 years and is an introduction to the basic strokes of tennis: the forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Important fundamentals to development hand/eye coordination, motor skills and footwork will be the focus of Purple Camp while introducing our sport in a fun and exciting environment. The Tiger Cubs will also learn proper grips and become familiar with the lines of the court and the game of tennis.

Each day at Purple Camp the Tiger Cubs will have a theme. On Paint Day campers have fun painting orange tiger paws and purple balloons on their faces while they meet new friends. Other theme days include Fear Factor and Olympic Day where the children have water gun challenges (bring your own towel) and other fun filled activities. Refreshments will be served at mid morning for a break.

The Tiger Cubs will receive a camp T-shirt, a photo with the Clemson Tiger Mascot and online access of photos for personal use. It is a wonderful way to introduce the great game of tennis so please come and join us for the fun at our Purple Camp for the Tiger Cub. This camp is offered during the 4th session 8:15 am to Noon each day M-Th only. There are no overnight campers for this group and this class begins on Monday at 8:15 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE Tiger Cubs register at 6:00 p.m. at Hoke Sloan Tennis Center Sunday and must return at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening for an important evaluation period. Sunday practice ends approximately 7:15-7:30 p.m for the Tiger Cubs of Puple Camp.

Day Camp

This year Tiger Tennis Camp will again take day campers in addition to the regular campers who reside in the dormitory. Day campers should arrive at 8 a.m. at the courts to begin drill work or match play with their assigned group. They will eat lunch in the cafeteria with all campers. They may be picked up at 5 p.m., but are encouraged to take part in as many evening activities as they wish.

PLEASE NOTE Day campers register at 6:00 p.m. at Hoke Sloan Tennis Center Sunday and must return at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening for an important evaluation period. Sunday practice ends approximately 9:00 p.m. The welcome camp meeting begins at approximately 9:00 p.m. to introduce the staff and will also serve as an orientation to camp.

Daily Schedules

Master Schedule

Top Tiger Schedule

Purple Camp Schedule

Drill Court Sessions

The on court drill sessions give the camper the necessary repetition for solid stroke production while the professional staff critiques court position, technique, footwork and movement to the ball. Each day the camper has the opportunity to hit every stroke in the game while being taught by top professionals and instructors of the Tiger Tennis Camp staff.

Classroom Sessions

Each day your son or daughter will attend a classroom session with instruction in areas such as nutrition, caring for the body, sportsmanship, mental training, on-court strategies, and much more. This off-court time provides a rest from the sun and helps the student learn more about themselves and their tennis game.

Match Play

The fundamentals taught during on-court instruction, drill training, and classroom sessions are put into practice in daily match play. Match play provides the beginner and intermediate player an excellent team and group orientation while learning how to compete. For the tournament player match play is a key for the student's success in the sport. Court positioning, using the element of time, reading the strengths and weaknesses of the opponent and how to play to score are taught in this section of camp.

Evening Activities

Our camp has an organized group activity every evening. Some of the planned events are: Olympic Games Night, Movie Night, and the All Star Tournament-Swim Night. As with our entire schedule, evening activities are closely supervised by our professional staff to ensure a wholesome and safe environment.

Award Ceremonies

All parents are invited to attend our special awards presentation and camp closing on Thursday before checkout. The awards ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Clemson Tennis Center for overnight and day campers ages 9-17 years. Please be sure to join us as we celebrate our week at Tiger Tennis Camp.

Attention Purple Camp (ages 4-8 yrs) The Awards Ceremony for the Tiger Cub Purple Camp is at 11:00 on Thursday at the Clemson Tennis Center.

All parents are invited to attend our special awards presentation and camp closing on Thursday before checkout. The awards ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Clemson Tennis Center for overnight and day campers ages 9-17 years. Please be sure to join us as we celebrate our week at Tiger Tennis Camp.

Parent / Coach Visits

Parents and coaches are encouraged to attend Tiger Tennis Camp to observe their child's/student's participation at camp. Please contact our camp telephone number at 864.985.3969, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, for more information on your child's/student's specific daily schedule. Please ask for our camp schedule coordinator.

Rewarding Environment

Tiger Tennis Camp is known for taking your child's improvement seriously. When the campers return home you should expect to see a difference in their games as we take great pride in the responsibility you have given us as professionals. Our camp has been very successful at maintaining a high level of instruction while making the camper's week rewarding and memorable. We believe in a whole person concept in the development of juniors. The camper's growth as a player and as a person is important to us while spending a week at Tiger Tennis Camp.

From The Head Coach

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with your children. The Tiger Tennis Camp is rewarding for all as our coaching staff takes great pride in seeing the student's progress during the week. Sharing in the camper's development makes everyone happy as our hard work is rewarded with smiles, thanks, and high fives.

Please know that we are dedicated to helping your child reach their potential. Our top priority is to provide an opportunity for improvement in a safe and wholesome environment.

We pledge to you we will address the following tennis areas each day at Tiger Tennis Camp:

  • Technical Training to Develop Fundamentals
  • Drill Work to Refine Skills Learned at Camp
  • Physical Conditioning to Maintain Top Injury-Free Performance
  • Match Play or Team Competition
  • Classroom Sessions

Whether your child is a beginner or tournament player we will see that their needs are met at Tiger Tennis Camp. Thank you for your support and for sending your child to our camp. Go Tigers!!!
Yours respectfully,

Nancy Harris
Head Coach of the Clemson Tigers