Florida Southern College Tennis Camp

ADIDAS TENNIS CAMP

Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL

SESSION I: JUNE 3 – 7
SESSION II: JUNE 17 – 21

Overnight: $795
Extended Day: $695
Day:
 $595
AGES: 10-17

CAMP DETAILS

About an hour outside of Orlando, The adidas Tennis Camp at Florida Southern College is an ideal location for anyone looking to train, have fun, and get better at tennis in the summertime. Campers will train on their beautiful 10 court complex that features grandstand seating for up to 400 fans.

At the Florida Southern College Camp campers will receive:

  • Authentic adidas Tennis Camp T-Shirt
  • Water Bottle
  • Personal Evaluation
  • Games Daily
  • Raffles for an assortment of Prizes

7:00 Wake-up
7:45 Breakfast
8:45 Commuters Arrive
9:00 Stretching and warm-up
9:15 On-court training
11:15 Match play
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Match situation drills
3:00 Instruction
4:00 Day Campers Depart
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Optional match play
7:30 Evening activity
8:30 Extended Day Campers Depart
10:30 Lights out
* Schedule may vary

Check In: Check in for Overnight and Extended Day Campers is Sunday between 3:00pm – 5:00pm at the dorm building which will be announced closer to the start of camp. After the first day, Extended Day and Day Campers should arrive at 8:45am at the tennis courts.

Extended Day Camper Pick-up: Extended Day Campers are to be picked up each day at 8:30pm at the tennis courts

Day Camper Pick-up: Day Campers are to be picked up each day at 4pm at the tennis courts.

Check Out: Parents are invited to attend the match play tournaments that begin at 3:00pm on the final day. Check-out for ALL CAMPERS will take place at 4:00pm at the tennis courts.

Below is a suggested list of items to bring to camp. We suggest that campers do not bring expensive personal items such as cameras, iPods/iPads, etc. Cell phones are allowed in the dorms and dining areas, but not on the courts during training sessions. Please label every article you bring to camp. All items will be the responsibility of the camper. adidas Tennis Camps and its staff are not responsible for lost, stolen or forgotten items.

  • Health Form
  • Tennis Racquet
  • Tennis Shoes (no black soles)
  • Off-Field Clothes (Athletic Socks, T-Shirts, Shorts, Sweatshirts, etc)
  • Athletic Sneakers
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Linens (Twin XL)
  • Blanket/Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Towel
  • Alarm Clock
  • Portable Fan
  • Key Deposit

ABILITY GROUPS
Players are grouped first by age and then by ability. The first session is an assessment session – we will update groups after the first day
ATHLETIC TRAINER
Trainers are on site to aid in illness, injury prevention and first aid.
HEALTH FORMS
All campers are required to have a completed health form in order to participate at camp. You can either fill out our health form or use the doctors form and use our form as a cover page. Please fill out contact information and parent signature. HEALTH FORM
WEATHER PLAN
We utilize inclement weather opportunities to focus on agility training, strategy sessions, individual meetings.
TRAVEL
The nearest airport is Tampa International Airport in Tampa, FL. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, adidas Tennis Camps does not provide transportation.
CANCELLATION POLICY
Any camper who must cancel prior to camp will receive a camp credit equal to the amount of camp tuition already paid.  The credit is transferable to another family member and is good for any adidas Tennis Camp or eCamps Partner program through next summer (agreement begins at time of purchase).  Any cancellation within 5 days of the start of camp will result in a camp credit minus $100 cancellation fee.  Camp credits are not extended to campers who leave camp after the start of a session.  CASH/CREDIT CARD REFUNDS ARE NOT OFFERED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

STAFF DETAILS

Greg Van Emburgh is in his first season as the head men’s tennis coach at Florida Southern College and brings more than a decade of Division I coaching experience to the Moccasins.

Van Emburgh came to Florida Southern after spending the past two years as the head tennis coach and trainer at nearby IMG Academy in Bradenton, where he had the opportunity to coach his sons. Prior to his stint at IMG Academy, Van Emburgh spent 10 years as the head men’s tennis coach at the University of Wisconsin.

During his time with at Wisconsin, Van Emburgh led the Badgers to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 appearances in 2010. He also helped Wisconsin achieve its highest national ranking in school history, reaching No. 19 in the country.

Van Emburgh coached 10 all-Big Ten selections, a Big Ten Freshman of the Year honoree, two singles players who qualified for the NCAA Tournament and four doubles players who earned NCAA Tournament bids. In 2010 the Badgers finished 21-9 overall, the second-best mark in school history.

His teams also excelled in the classroom at Wisconsin, earning 23 Academic all-Big Ten honors, one CoSIDA Academic all-district award, and six ITA Scholar Athlete awards.

Prior to his time at Wisconsin, Van Emburgh was the associate head coach at the University of Kentucky, helping the Wildcats to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament and a top 15 finish in four consecutive years. One of Van Emburgh’s protégés, Jesse Witten, won five all-America honors during his career at Kentucky.

Outside of the collegiate ranks, Van Emburgh served as the Director of Tennis at the Naples Bath & Tennis Club in Naples, FL for two years. Prior to that, he played professionally on the ATP Tour from 1989-1999; winning 10 ATP Tour doubles titles. In doubles play, he reached as high as No. 11 in the world in team rankings and was a 1990 semifinalist at Wimbledon.

In doubles play, Van Emburgh’s highest individual world ranking was No. 28, and during his career, he picked up victories over tennis legends Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, and Patrick McEnroe. Van Emburgh finished his playing career with 38 appearances in Grand Slam events and was ranked among the ATP top 100 for 10-straight years. He won seven different ATP titles and appeared in seven other ATP finals.

He played collegiately at Kentucky from 1985-88 and was UK’s first all-American, earning four all-America honors in in singles and doubles. He made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament singles quarterfinals and doubles semifinals and was a member of the US World University Team that won a bronze medal. In addition, Van Emburgh was a member of the USTA Junior Davis Cup squad, was an all-SEC team captain, and is a member of the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame.

He graduated from Kentucky with a degree in sociology. A native of Mineola, NY, Van Emburgh and his wife, Tracey, have two sons, Jake and Jenson. Jake has signed to play collegiately at the University of Oklahoma and was ranked among the top five players in his age bracket since the age of 12. He is a former Wisconsin State singles champion. Jenson is one of the world’s top para table tennis players and is currently in the process of qualifying for the Paralympics.

Director

Greg Van Emburgh
Head Coach, Florida Southern College