2010 Wildcat Tennis Camps

Feb. 4, 2010

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2010 brings a fresh outlook for campers experienced and just beginning. This year we will continue the excellence by providing campers skills, proper techniques and a fun atmosphere. Our great instructors will help grow their tennis game. We look forward to seeing you this summer at the University of Kentucky Tennis Camps! Go Cats! -- Cedric Kauffmann

General Information

Mission Statement

We hope to provide a positive, learning environment in which the camper can learn fundamentals, individual skills, and competitive skills if they want to advance their game to the next competitive level. Additionally, we want to expose the campers to instructors and players who have been successful on the NAIA, Division I, and professional level. The camper's growth as a player and person is important to us while spending the week at Wildcat Tennis Camp.

Facilities and Parking

The Dr. H.H. Downing Outdoor Tennis Complex, and the 9-court Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Stadium Complex, is the facility for the Wildcat Tennis Camp. It is located off of Cooper Drive in Lexington, across from the Lexington Community College. One of the nation's finest indoor collegiate facilities, the Boone Indoor Center, houses the Wildcat Tennis Hall of Fame and serves as the headquarters for the camp. All registration will take place Indoors. The parking lot to the right of Sports Center Drive is available during the summer for you to park and walk your camper to the Indoors Building. Paid parking is also available in the new parking garage adjacent to the tennis courts. You may enter the Boone Center off of the grass facing Cooper or come down the sidewalk (Complex Drive) and enter by crossing the outdoor tennis courts.


A University of Kentucky trainer will be a member of our full-time staff and will stay in the dorm with our campers. Please notify our trainer at check-in of any special health concerns you may have.


  1. You MUST submit a copy of the front and back of all health insurance cards covering participant "With Registration"
  2. Medical Form
  3. Signed Parental Consent

Without any of these 3 forms campers will not be able to participate.

For additional camp information:
859/257-4478 or cedric.kauffmann@uky.edu

Morning Day Camps

June 7-10, June 21-24

General Information

These camps are designed for players wanting to work on fundamental skills in a fun atmosphere.
The curriculum will go over the basic shots in tennis.

Pee Wee (4-7 year olds)
9 -- 10 a.m. Pee Wee Camp: $60.00

Time spent developing hand/eye coordination and reflexes combined with learning movement and balance. Games are implemented to make for a fun experience.

Wildcats (8-18 year olds)
9:30 a.m. -- Noon Wildcats Camp: $130.00

This camp accepts beginners up to tournament players and is divided by ability and age for two and a half hours daily. This is comprised of 20 minutes of initial stretching and warm-up techniques followed by fundamentals in footwork and stroke work, followed by individual work. Wildcats go from 9:30 am- noon.

Things to Bring

Water jug, sunscreen, hat, racket and proper attire.


Check-in begins 30 minutes before the start of the first day of camp. You will need:

  1. a copy of your insurance card (both sides)
  2. parental consent
  3. signed physical/medical screen form dated within a year of camp (obtained at doctor's office)
  • Without any of these 3 forms, campers will not be able to participate.
  • Physical form and parental consent form are on the back of this brochure and also can be obtained online at UKathletics.com. Follow the Camps link.
  • No sibling discount for pee wee and morning camps.

Day & Overnight Camps

June 13-17. July 11-15
(8-18 year olds)

General Information

These camps cover all aspects of tennis from stroke play, match play, technique, strategy and fitness. On a full day 5 hours of tennis will be played and one hour of fitness. A great camp for all levels and very competitive for tournament level players.


The camp curriculum covers all aspects of tennis. Players are grouped according to both age and ability. Areas that we will cover are:

  • Forehand
  • Volley
  • Approach Shots
  • Backhand
  • Serve
  • Overhead
  • Service Returns
  • Drop Shots
  • Games to reinforce skills
  • Match
  • Play/Singles
  • Different levels of junior play & Doubles Strategy
  • Nike Camp t-shirt
  • Enthusiastic instruction by UK Coaches and players


Overnight Camp $495.00
Day Camp $315.00 (lunch included)
*A $25.00 fee will be assessed if the key is not returned at the end of camp.

Group Discount

A reduction of $40.00 per camper will be granted to teams of 5 or more staying overnight. Registration must be mailed in together to receive this discount.

Sibling Discount

Sibling discount available for families with more than one camper in overnight or day camp. No double discounts. 1 camper: Regular price. 2 campers: Save $30!

What to bring

Water jug, tennis clothes (shorts and t-shirts), socks, toiletries, sunscreen, towels, bathing suit, linens (blankets, sheets, pillows for an oversized twin bed), spending money for snacks (no more than $25.00 is suggested) for overnight campers.

Evening Activities

Bowling, ice cream, movie night, a camp dance, and other supervised activities are planned.


Overnight campers will check in at the Hilary Boone Indoor Tennis Center on either Sunday, June 13 or Sunday, July 11 from 4:30-5:30 pm. Day campers will also check in at the Boone Center on June 13, July 11, from 5:30-6 pm with a tennis evaluation from 6-8:00 pm that evening.

At the day of check-in there will be complimentary pizza for all campers at 8:00 pm.

The camp week ends at 5 pm on Thursday with a special awards ceremony at 4:30 pm. Parents are welcome to attend!