Nike Tennis Camp at West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia
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The Nike Tennis Camp at West Virginia University is one of our exciting new summer camp locations. This junior tennis camp is directed by Miha Lisac, head women's coach at West Virginia University. We offer one week of summer day camp for boys and girls ages 9-18. Join the fun and elevate your game this summer!
This week-long day camp runs Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with a half day option from 9:00am to 12:00 noon. We offer a 6:1 camper to instructor ratio with a variety of drilling and plenty of match play. Our goal is to give players the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the best players in their peer group. Gain self-confidence through repetition at the Nike Tennis Camp at West Virginia University!
- Daily instruction from head women's coach, Miha Lisac, and his experienced staff
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and constant supervision
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
- Safe, healthy and fun environment
West Virginia University's facilities boast six rebound-ace hardcourts which were resurfaced in 2013, making the Mountaineer Tennis Courts one of the top tennis facilities in the area.Meet your coaching staff
With extensive experience in the tennis arena as a player and coach at the collegiate level, Miha Lisac was named West Virginia University’s sixth women’s tennis head coach in August of 2013.Read Full Bio
Lisac is a former student-athlete and men’s assistant coach at Georgia State, who finished his sixth season as head coach of the women’s tennis program at his alma mater following the 2012-13 season. Lisac, the 2009 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Coach of the Year, took over the head coaching position in the summer of 2007 after serving as the men’s assistant coach from 2005-07. In six seasons at the helm, Lisac led the women’s tennis program to one conference title, a berth in the Sun Belt Conference Championship Finals, back-to-back CAA Championship finals appearances and two other berths in the CAA Championship semifinals.
His overall record is 55-38 as a head coach, with the highlight of his tenure in 2009 when he guided Georgia State to its first NCAA appearance in program history and was named the CAA Coach of the Year in only his second season at the helm.
At Georgia State
Lisac’s final season with Georgia State was a benchmark year for the program as Abigail Tere-Apisah became the school’s first-ever tennis All-American after advancing to the Round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship. Tere-Apisah also took home CAA Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Performer honors. Whitney Byrd and Maryna Kozachenko became just the second pair in Lisac’s tenure to earn All-CAA First Team Doubles honors. The team advanced to its second-straight CAA finals and earned its highest ITA Ranking in school history (No. 38 on Feb. 25, 2012). The team finished the season ranked in the ITA National Team Rankings for a third consecutive year after defeating three nationally-ranked opponents.
In 2010-11, the Panthers achieved a No. 55 ranking to finish the season, earning a spot at the national indoor tournament in the spring. The tournament takes the top 64 teams in the nation. GSU enjoyed an outstanding season, advancing to the CAA Championship finals and earning a 15-4 overall record, including an 8-2 mark on the road.
In Lisac’s third season as head coach, the team reached the semifinal round of the CAA tournament for the third straight year while producing two All-CAA athletes in Diana Nakic (first team singles, second team doubles) and Linda Hricistova (second team doubles). Nakic was named CAA Co-Player of the Year after a season in which she went a perfect 17-0 in singles in dual match play, and she was selected for the NCAA Singles Championship.
In 2009, Lisac presided over one of the most successful women’s tennis campaigns in Georgia State history as the Panthers captured their first conference title to reach the NCAA Championships for the first time ever. GSU posted an 11-5 record and finished the year with a national ranking of No. 47. For his efforts, Lisac was honored as CAA Coach of the Year.
In his head coaching debut in 2007-08, Lisac led the Panthers to an 11-9 dual match record and a berth in the semifinals of the CAA tournament. Three Panthers earned all-CAA honors in Dariana Kozmina, Martina Nitkova and Katerina Gresova.
Lisac’s team posted the highest GPA among all GSU teams on several occasions, recording its highest GPA of 3.72 in the fall of 2007, including multiple Panthers named to the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award list. Podgorsek was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team in 2008, while Nitkova was honored as the 2009 CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s tennis.
Prior to Head Coach
Before moving to the head coaching position, Lisac worked under Nick Brochu, former head coach for the men’s tennis squad, for two seasons. In 2007, Lisac helped guide the men’s tennis team to its first league title as a member of the CAA and an NCAA berth. That year, Martin Steigwardt became the first Panther in history to compete in the NCAA Singles Championship. The 2007 squad set the school record for dual match victories with a 19-5 mark and ended the season ranked No. 36 in the country.
Lisac was born and raised in Velenje in the European nation of Slovenia.
A 2005 graduate of Georgia State, Lisac lettered four years for the Panthers and was a two-time All-Atlantic Sun Conference selection and a four-time recipient of conference academic honors.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXDWV)
This year we are offering one week of Day (9:00am-4:00pm) and Half Day (9:00am-12:00pm) for kids ages 5-18 of all skill levels. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
10 and Under Tennis:
In addition, we offer a “10 and Under Tennis” program, featuring the USTA’s successful new teaching format. This is an exciting new way kids 10 and under are learning to play tennis as well as compete. The courts are smaller and balls are low-compression so they are easier to hit, allowing kids to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. It all makes it easy and fun for them to hit, play and score from the start, while developing skills that will last a lifetime. Please note: We will use short courts and full courts during the camp. This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts.
• Check-in: All Campers arrive on Monday at 8:30am at the tennis courts.
• Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
• Half Day Campers depart at 11:30am on Friday.
• Graduation: Full Day Campers: 3:30pm on Friday at the tennis courts. Parents are invited to attend!
• Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony at 4:00pm.
Half Day & Full Day Camper Schedule & Information
• Monday: All Campers check in at 8:30am. Half Day Campers depart at 12:00pm. Full Day campers depart at 4:00pm.
• Tuesday-Thursday: All Campers arrive at 9:00am. Half Day Campers depart at 12:00pm. Full Day campers depart at 4:00pm.
• Friday: All Campers arrive at 9:00am. Half Day Campers depart at 11:30am. Full Day Campers have a Graduation at 3:30pm and will depart at 4:00pm.
• Meals: Full Day campers bring their lunch each day. Half Day Campers depart before lunch.
West Virginia University's facilities boast six rebound-ace hardcourts which were resurfaced in 2013, making the Mountaineer Tennis Courts one of the top tennis facilities in the area.
In case of inclement weather, campers will utilize the indoor track next to the courts. The activities will include conditioning and footwork games, including playing other sports.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am-9:15am Stretching / Warm-ups
- 9:15am-12:00 noon Tennis Instruction, Drills, Strategy Work
- 12:00 noon - 1:00pm Half Day Campers depart. Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis for Full Day Campers.
- 1:00pm-4:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play, Doubles and Drills