Eastern Camp Pathway

The USTA camp pathway offers the next generation of young players additional player development training opportunities within the Eastern section. The pathway includes Early Development Camps (ages 7-10), Team Eastern Camps (ages 11-13) and USTA Regional Camps (ages 11-13).


Check out the complete Team USA Player Development Camp Pathway


Early Development Camps


Early Development Camps (EDCs) are the beginning of the Team USA Player Development Camp Pathway designed to provide additional tennis opportunities for young tennis players ages 7-10. The camps emphasize fundamentals and overall athletic development in a fun, educational environment. Players selected for these camps have already participated in Orange and Green Ball tournaments and Junior Team Tennis (JTT).


Orange Ball Camps: Participants attend two of of four Orange Ball curriculums: The Expert Rallyer, The Net Dominator, The All-Court Player and The Server Slammer/Return Ripper. 


Green Ball Camps: Early Development Green Ball Camps are the next progression stage on the TEAM USA Pathway. These camps emphasize fundamentals and overall athletic development. They also help athletes prepare to play on a 78-foot court by covering tactical and game development awareness. Athletes selected will have progressed from Orange Ball to Green Ball tournaments and JTT.


There are five different Green Ball curriculums: Becoming an Offensive Player, Defending the Court, Taking Control of the Point, Serious Server/Ridiculous Returner and Dynamic Doubles. Each includes a parent presentation and mental skills unit. 


Orange Ball and Green Ball Camp 2024 Dates

  • March 23-24, 2024
  • May 11-12, 2024
  • September 21-22, 2024
  • December 14-15, 2024


Team Eastern Sectional Camps

Team Eastern Sectional Camps are held twice a year. These two-day camps for 18-20 players have clear, established objectives that are aligned with those of regional and national camps. Section staff and the Eastern Coaches Commission work together to select the players invited to these camps. Selection is based on a number of factors including USTA National rankings, ITF World Tennis Number data, as well as recommendations from section coaches. USTA Eastern's goal in bringing players together is to help build athletes who possess the following attributes:

  • Mental Skills: “Compete Like a Champion” – 7 Core Values
  • Technical Development: continental grip skills, efficient movement patterns and strokes within the parameters
  • Tactical Skills: ball recognition, proactive planning, transition and problem solving
  • Athletic Development: agility, balance, coordination, speed, strength and mobility

Camp Testimonials 


“He had a fantastic experience and truly confirmed his passion for the game. He learned so much about the game from all the coaches, including some of the intangibles...respect, work ethic, resilience, but more importantly, remembering to always have fun!” – Parent of EDC Camp Participant


Team Eastern Sectional Camp Dates

  • June 1-2, 2024 (CourtSense Bogota)
  • June 15-16, 2024 - Clay Court Prep Camp (Centercourt)
  • August 9-11, 2024 (Location TBD)
  • October TBD (US Military Academy at West Point)


USTA Regional Camps


These three-day camps for 6-8 players help participants further develop their athletic abilities and mental skills. Juniors across multiple sections participate. Player ID and Development works closely with USTA National Coaches to select players for each regional camp. Each player’s primary coach is invited to attend the camp with their player and is offered a stipend to do so. Each primary coach, parent and player receives feedback based on the objectives of the camp to help support technical development.


Player Resources


Links below can help you on your developmental journey as an athlete:


For more information on the Eastern Camp Pathway contact Gustavo Loza at loza@eastern.usta.com.



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