If you are a young tennis player who wants to win a college tennis scholarship then you should consider taking part in a sports summer camp or showcase. Tennis camps will provide you with very specific additional training and development and as a bonus you get seen by the people that count, the college coaches.

Most summer camps cater for either girls or boys of different age groups and skill levels.

Most camps include supervised match play, court drills to reinforce strategy concepts, team and round-robin tennis and games to enhance physical skills such as quickness, agility and endurance.

College tennis camps teach advanced skills such as volleys, strokes, drills and multi-game skills. most also offer video analysis of skills and match play as well.

There are many good tennis camps throughout the country that will help you improve your skills including, elite tennis clinics, tennis instruction camps, tennis showcases, college tennis camps, college tennis prospect camps and summer tennis camps most of the year. Individual attention is usually offered to all athletes and there is plenty of time devoted to actual game play.

Many of these camps will have college tennis coaches coming to watch you play but make sure that you pick tennis camps that are run by the colleges and the college coach. You will get to see what the coach is looking for and YOU WILL BE SEEN.

I get asked by student-athletes all the time, “how can I get the tennis coach or scout come to watch me play”?

Well it’s a very simple answer, attend a summer tennis camp at the college.


You need to Get outdoors as much as possible to simulate outdoor climate conditions for match play. Ride your bike, run, fast walking and swimming all provide endurance benefits. You should keep your running to a minimum because your body is already subjected to a lot of pounding during tennis drills, practice and games.

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