The USTA conducts various camps throughout the year. Our National Coaching Staff is continually evaluating and identifying the most promising young players in the United States.
The USTA is looking at players who have excellent work ethic, commitment, talent and attitude. During these camps, players will receive training and coaching from our USTA National Coaching Staff or sometimes from other well-known coaches who have proven coaching success. These camps are done to inspire, motivate and to assist the players reach their highest level.
These camps will not turn a player into a champion overnight - players must take what they learn at these camps and put it into practice on a daily basis with the player’s primary coach. Primary coaches provide an extremely important role in assisting the development of the player and therefore it is important that the primary coach and the USTA National Coaching Staff work together to assist the player to develop to his/her highest level.
Players are selected for camps by a variety of criteria: Some camps are based on ranking, while other are based on performance/results and talent, and still other camps are held based on a geographical basis. The USTA National Coaching Staff determines each time how they wish to select individuals for a particular camp.
Players selected for camps will do a number of activities which includes drilling and match play as well on court and off court conditioning. At many camps players are tested physically and thus players are expected to improve their physical conditioning from previous camps. Tennis is no longer just a sport where players can just play tennis and reach the highest levels. Players must develop a training regimen to develop their bodies for long term competition and injury prevention.