Apply for a Camp
February 28, 2019
USTA Missouri Valley, in conjunction with camp sponsors are pleased to offer a summer tennis camp opportunity to USTA junior members and other youth who play tennis and have a strong desire to further his or her skills, but whose families may not otherwise be able to cover the cost of the camp's admission and fees.
Scholarships: USTA Missouri Valley is offering a total of 14 scholarships to 8 different summer junior camps. This year we have two camps to offer high performance junior players with a section ranking. Please read the criteria before applying for one of these two camps.
Eligibility: Summer Tennis Camps:
Age-eligible youth ages 9 – 13 in financial need living in the five states that comprise the USTA
Missouri Valley (Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri & parts of Illinois) are welcome to
submit the scholarship application (see the link below)
Eligibility: High Performance Camps:
The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch scholarships are open to USTA Missouri Valley juniors ages 13-18 with a current Missouri Valley section ranking of 1 – 50.
The Junior Tennis Champion Center scholarships are open to juniors ages 13 -18 with a current Missouri Valley section ranking of 1 – 100.
Note: USTA Membership is not required, but it will be taken into consideration positively in the review process.
Essay: All applicants are required to complete the survey along with an essay of approximately 250 words (1,000 characters maximum allowed) based on the following criteria:
The essay must be written by the applicant
Explain why tennis has been important in your life and what you hope to gain from the experience of attending a summer tennis camp.
Entry Deadline: The application and essay must be received by March 31, 2019 by 11:59 p.m.
Review Process: A selection committee will review all applications. All applicants will be notified by e-mail of the final decision by April 15, 2019.
Online Application: Complete the online application a 200 - 250 word (1,000 characters max.) essay.
CLICK HERE OR COPY AND PASTE THIS URL TO COMPLETE THE ESSAY BY 3/31/19:
NIKE Junior Tennis Camps
Camps are expressly designed so that young players can immerse themselves in the sport. Our goal is to enhance the skills and enjoyment of the game in an energetic and positive learning environment. Each camper receives 25-30 hours of instruction, drills and match play. Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers. All junior campers receive a free Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt.
Camp Locations and Coaching Staff: (2 scholarships each camp location, choose a session)
Iowa State University, Ames Iowa. Director: Head Coach Boomer Saia (overnight camp) (July 7-11, July 14-18)
For more information regarding NIKE Junior Tennis Camps:
Phone: 1-800-NIKE CAMPS (1-800-645-3226)
Adidas Tennis Camps
Adidas Tennis Camps were developed to provide athletes an opportunity to become better tennis players in a fun, positive atmosphere. The campers will learn from the best coaches in the sport and leave camp with confidence and a passion to enjoy the sport. Overnight campers receive room and board, as well as a week’s worth of tennis, 30 hours of instruction and play and evening activities. Each camper receives a free camp T-shirt.
Camp Location and Coaching Staff: (1 scholarship, choose a session)
- Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa at Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Director: Mai-Ly Tran, head women’s coach (day camp) (June 20-24) (June 24-27)
- Central College, Pella, Iowa. Director: Ryun Ferrell, Central Head Coach (overnight camp) (July 21-26)
- Christian Brothers College HS, St. Louis. Director: Peter Demos, CBCHS Head Coach (day camp) (June 10-14, June 24-28, July 8-12)
For more information regarding adidas Tennis Camps:
Phone: 800-944-7112 Online: http://tenniscamper.com/
University of Kansas Tennis Camp
We have camps available for any and all boys & girls, all ages and all ability levels, designed for every type of player from beginner to advanced. Camp includes written evaluations for every player, video analysis using PlaySight Smart Court Interactive Evaluation technology tools, singles and doubles tournaments, team tennis competition, daily lectures on practice, training and strategy and more.
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. Director: Coaches: KU Head Coach Todd Chapman, Kyle Markum, Jaren Ward (overnight camp) (June 23-26, July 7-10)
John Newcombe Tennis Ranch
The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch was founded by the Australian tennis legend who holds 26 grand slam titles. The Ranch has over 40 years of experience running junior camps, quality instruction and personal attention to each and every camper's needs are highlights of the program. Nestled in the rolling Texas Hill Country between San Antonio and Austin, the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch is one of the premier tennis facilities in the world.
The camp features a 1:5/6 coach to camper ratio. You will receive 5 to 6 hours of instruction per day.
The Ranch features 24 hard courts, 4 clay courts, state-of-the-art weights training facility, camper style accommodations, soccer field, basketball court, swimming pool and more! Social activities include Schlitterbahn Water Park.
They provide campers with a safe and healthy environment for soaking up intense tennis and an international cultural experience.
Camp Location and Coaching Staff: (6 - 1 week scholarships available, includes boarding)
New Braunfels, Texas, located between San Antonio and Austin
The team of professionals led by Newcombe Academy Director, Phil Hendrie are trained to improve and inspire all players. The staff is experienced in working with young players, from beginners to national champions.
Sessions (one week) May 26 – August 17, 2019
For more information regarding John Newcombe Tennis Ranch:
Phone: (800) 444-6204
About the camp: https://newktennis.com/about-junior-camps/
Junior Tennis Champions Center scholarships are open to juniors ages 13–18 with a current Missouri Valley section ranking of 1 - 100.
JTCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to transforming lives through tennis. JTCC is a world-class training program offering opportunities for junior players from all backgrounds to reach their full potential on the court and in the classroom.
JTCC was founded in 1999 and was selected by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as the first Regional Training Center for its high performance program in 2008. Today, more than 150 students are enrolled in the full-time and after-school year-round programs increasing to 1,000 players during the busy three-month summer camp season. JTCC provides a pathway for talented and highly motivated young people to gain acceptance to top colleges and universities nationwide. JTCC was named USTA Junior Development Program of the Year in 2013 and 2017.
The College Park Tennis Club is the premier tennis club in the Washington, DC metropolitan area offering an exceptional 32-court tennis facility featuring indoor, outdoor, hard, red and green clay courts. The club is equipped with a complete fitness complex, including a speed and agility center, yoga studio and personal trainers on site. CPTC was one of the recipients of the 2013 USTA Outstanding Facility of the Year.
Camp Location and Coaching Staff: (3- 1 week scholarships available)
College Park, Maryland (Washington, D.C. metro area)
All JTCC training is provided by directors, senior coaches and staff professionals.
Sessions (one week) Mon, Jun 10 and end Fri, Aug 23.
* Housing is available for the player only if requested and for an extra fee.
For more information regarding Junior Tennis Champions Center:
Contact: Anastasia Revzina
Phone: 301-779-8000 x 113