Women’s tennis camps are a great way to hone every aspect of your game on the court with top instructors, whether it’s on a college campus you’re thinking of attending or with private, professional instructors. We hope this list will help you identify college tennis camps near you that will help on your tennis recruiting journey.
Depending on where you are with your tennis, you might be considering both women’s tennis camps and tennis schools. Here are some distinctions to keep in mind between the two.
You can find information on college tennis camps online, and we highly recommend that you research any potential camp in depth before you sign up for it. You should ask questions like:
While you have the choice of attending women’s tennis camps that might last a couple hours each day or overnight for a week at a time (which can be a great chance to experience what life is like on a college campus), some players might also be interested in tennis schools (e.g. IMG Academy). At tennis schools, women’s tennis players receive in-depth instruction in the sport while also preparing for college in a preparatory school environment. Typically, tennis schools offer low student-to-faculty and player-to-coach ratios—but a variety of factors may weigh in on whether tennis schools, as opposed to college tennis camps, will be right for your family.
Tennis tournaments provide recruits opportunities to play year-round and range from single-day to multi-day events with both singles and doubles competitive play. When selecting which tournaments a recruit will attend, she should evaluate how well her skill level matches with the competition and what tournament college coach typically attend. Once a recruit has identified a list of tournaments that meet her needs, it’s time to register.
After a recruit registers for a tennis tournament, she should notify college coaches that she will be competing at the tournament. When the tournament is over, recruits should update their NCSA Recruiting Profile with any new achievements or stats and reach out to college coaches to let them know about their tournament performance.
Having a hard time selecting a tennis tournament to attend? We suggest starting with junior tournaments hosted by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The USTA is dedicated to the growth of tennis at all levels and offers a variety of tennis tournaments where recruits can gain valuable competition experience against top talent. Visit the USTA website to learn more about the USTA’s junior tournaments.
Insider tip: Despite the impact that coronavirus had on college sports, as of June 1, 2021, the NCAA resumed its regular recruiting rules and activity! Coaches are actively working to fill their rosters, so student-athletes should be proactive in reaching out to coaches. Read up on how the extra year of eligibility granted to athletes who were most affected by the pandemic in 2020 will impact future recruiting classes.
We are continuously adding new camps to this list, so check back often to find more camp opportunities!