ADIDAS TENNIS CAMP
Randolph Macon College
SESSION I: JUNE 17 – 22
SESSION II: JULY 8 – 13
Directed by Charles Gray, Director of Tennis at Randolph Macon College, campers will train and the new tennis complex that features 10 courts (4 of which are lit), with stadium seating, restrooms, and a gazebo for shade. Campers will also have access to the campuses pool to help cool off during the hot summers day.
At the Randolph Macon College Camp campers will receive:
- Authentic adidas Tennis Camp T-Shirt
- Water Bottle
- Personal Evaluation
- Games Daily
- Raffles for an assortment of Prizes
8:45 Commuters Arrive
9:00 Stretching and warm-up
9:15 On-court training
11:15 Match play
12:00 Lunch / optional swim
1:30 Match situation drills
4:00 Day Campers Depart
6:30 Optional match play
7:30 Evening activity
8:30 Extended Day Campers Depart
10:30 Lights out
* Schedule may vary
Check in: Overnight Campers Check in between 1-2pm at Conrad Hall on June 17th and July 8th. Day Campers Check in between 1:30-2pm at
the tennis courts on June 17th and July 8th. After the first day, check in is from 8:45am at the courts.
Day Camper Pick-up: Day campers will get picked up at the tennis courts every day at 4pm except on Friday at 12pm
Check Out: Parents are invited to attend the match play tournaments that begin at 10:00pm on the final day. Check-out for ALL CAMPERS will take place at 12:00pm 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
- Linens (Twin XL)
- Blanket/Sleeping Bag
- Shower Towel
- Alarm Clock
- Portable Fan
- Key Deposit ($50)
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
Trainers are on site to aid in illness, injury prevention and first aid.
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
We utilize inclement weather opportunities to focus on agility training, strategy sessions, individual meetings.
The nearest airport is Richmond International Airport in Richmond, VA. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, adidas Tennis Camps does not provide transportation.
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.
Charles Gray is in his 11th season working with the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Randolph-Macon College and his fourth as Director of Tennis.
In Gray’s three seasons, he has coached 24 players to All-ODAC awards. The men’s team were recognized as an ITA All-Academic Team in 2015 and 2016, while the women were recognized in 2015. In addition, 23 men and women student athletes have earned ITA All-Academic Honors under Coach Gray.
In 2016 the women’s tennis team finished the season 17-2 and placed second in the ODAC with a 9-1 record.
Gray was named the Men’s Tennis ODAC Coach of the Year in 2014 after guiding the team to a third place finish with an 8-2 ODAC record.
During his time at Randolph-Macon, Gray has been involved in recruiting, scheduling, planning, and running practices, and performing community service. He has been an integral part of the growth and development of the program in recent years. The new Banks Tennis Center is a state-of-the-art facility including 10 courts, outdoor lighting, a gazebo, and restrooms. The Banks Tennis Center was recently recognized as a 2013 USTA Collegiate Facility of the Year and 2012 Award Winner by the American Sports Builders Association for the top new outdoor tennis facility.
The Yellow Jackets have consistently qualified for the ODAC Championships. During the past eight seasons, Gray has coached multiple All-ODAC players and doubles teams. Mederick Ceril was co-Player of the Year in the ODAC for the 2011-12 season. R-MC has also garnered its share of top sportsmanship awards.
Gray is certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) as a professional, by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) as an instructor, and by the United State Tennis Association (USTA) as a clinician. He has more than 20 years of coaching experience.
He has served on the regional advisory committee (RAC) for 2014-16 on men’s side and will serve on the women’s side from 2016-18.
Gray has served as a tennis professional for Henrico Parks and Recreation as well as owning and operating his own tennis coaching business for more than 30 years. He has been an adjunct professor in the Physical Education Department at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Gray has worked with numerous local, state, regional and nationally-ranked junior players. He has also coached multiple Division I, II and III men’s and women’s tennis players.