UK Men's Tennis Announces Summer Camp Dates and Details

Feb. 24, 2014

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky men's tennis coaches Matt Emery and Cedric Kauffmann announced the dates and features of the 2014 Wildcat Tennis Summer Camps on Monday afternoon. The two coaches, who have dozens of years of experience as players and top-level coaches, will be leading morning, all-day and overnight camps in June and July.

"We are committed here at UK to provide campers with the best instruction possible," Emery said. "We will focus on basic fundamentals, technique, footwork and match play. All campers will be able to receive instruction from our returning world-class staff. We hope the Big Blue Nation is ready for a great summer of tennis camps, and we are looking forward to welcoming all of our participants to Lexington." 

While in select camps, campers will learn and be able to execute over 12 important facets of the game, including the forehand, overheads, volleys, drop shots, backhands, serving and service returns.

The first camp will be the week of June 15-19, with the second week being July 13-17. Campers will have three options for both sets of camps.

The morning camp will be from 9 a.m.-Noon. The day camp will be the campers' second option, which will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Both the day camp and the morning camp are targeted towards 8-18 year olds.

Finally, campers are encouraged to attend the overnight camp, which is targeted towards 12-18 year olds. If campers are to stay overnight, they must be 12 years old. The overnight camp will provide all-day and overnight instruction and supervision as well as many other great perks.

UK Athletics will provide a certified athletic trainer on-site for all hours of the camp and all participants will receive a 2014 Nike camp T-shirt.

The men's tennis team returns to the court on Friday afternoon as UK travels to No. 5 Oklahoma as it begins the 2014 outdoor season. Kentucky currently sits at No. 17 in the polls and will be looking for its second win over a top-10 team in 2014. Kentucky knocked off Oklahoma 4-3 last season in Lexington.

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