ADIDAS TENNIS CAMP
University of Louisville
SESSION I: JULY 20 – 24
Extended Day: $525
Located at The University of Louisville, this adidas Tennis Camp features one of the finest tennis facilities in the country. Campers will train on the 8 lighted outdoor courts and on 6 more indoor back up in case of bad weather. Directed by Head Men’s Coach Rex Ecarma, this is sure to be a camp that sells out quickly!
At the University of Louisville 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
1:30 Match situation drills
4:30 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 July 20th from 5 PM, at Community Park Dormitory. Check In – Extended Day and Day Campers Check in on Friday July 20th at 5:45pm at the Tennis Center. There is a Tennis session from 6:00-9:00pm on Friday for all campers so you should arrive dressed and ready to play. Check in from Saturday through Tuesday is at the tennis courts daily at 8:50 AM.
Day Camper Pick-up: Pick-up for day campers is 4:30pm
Extended Day Camper Pick-up: Pick-up for extended day is 8pm. Lunch is included.
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 4:30pm 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 ($100)
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 Louisville International Airport in Louisville, KY. 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.
Rex Ecarma recently completed his 27th season as head coach of the University of Louisville. During his time at UofL, the Cardinals have won five conference championships and have made 12 NCAA regional appearances including five regional finals. He has amassed a 446-293 record and is one of 18 active coaches with 400 or more career wins.
In 2017, Ecarma guided the Cardinals to a 22-10 overall record, orchestrating an impressive turnaround after a 2016 rebuilding season. Louisville improved its win percentage from .468 in 2016 to .688 and returned to the NCAA team championships while advancing to the regional finals.
In 2016 Ecarma coached the USTA Southern Boys and Girls 14U team to the national Zonals championship and was named United State Tennis Association Kentucky Coach of the Year, earning the honor for the third time in his career.
The 2010 tennis season will go down in the record books as the most successful season in Louisville men’s tennis history. They broke records for most wins in a season (24) as well as fewest losses in a season (6). The Cardinals earned their highest ever ranking in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll at No. 10 during the season and finished the season ranked at No. 13, their best postseason ranking.
Fourteen of his former tennis players have continued their careers professionally and earned ATP points at the Futures/Challenger level. Thirty-seven of his former players have gone on to become tennis coaches.
Before embarking on his successful tennis coaching career, Ecarma was a standout player for U of L. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother Reggie who was a letter winner for the Cards from 1980-82. Coach Ecarma is currently ranked second in the school’s career doubles wins list with 92. As a junior, Rex compiled 58 total singles and doubles wins, placing him second in all-time combined wins in a single season. During his time as a player, he also posted 17 wins over players from top 25 teams.
Ecarma, the 2000 Kentucky Tennis Association Coach of the Year, also received the honor in 1998 after he led the Cardinals to an 18-8 season and the program’s first NCAA tournament appearance. As a result of all of this coaching and playing achievements as well as his involvement in the local tennis community, Rex was inducted into the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame in February 2007.