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 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.
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.
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:
** 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.
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.
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 will register Sunday evening at 5:15 pm at Norris Hall in the quad area. After registration Day Campers will join overnight campers for the player evaluation and welcome by the Tiger Tennis Camp Staff. All campers including the Day Campers will be transported to the Southern Wesleyan University Campus and returned to the Clemson University Campus when the evaluation and introductions are complete around 9:00 pm. SWU tennis courts are located at 715 Clayton Street, Central, SC approximately 15 minutes from the Clemson campus.
PLEASE NOTE All Day Campers will ride the bus during the camp week with the Overnight Campers. Drop off and pick up for Day Campers will occur daily at the Clemson Campus Norris Hall in the quad area.
Top Tiger Schedule
Purple Camp Schedule
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.
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.
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.
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.
All parents are invited to attend our special awards presentation and camp closing on Thursday before checkout. The Award Ceremonies for Tiger Tennis Camp 2018 at Clemson will take place at Norris Hall in the quad area at 5:15 pm following completion of the camp day activities 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 5:15 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.
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.
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.
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:
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!!!
Head Coach of the Clemson Tigers