Salisbury University Adult Nike Tennis Camp Salisbury, Maryland
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The Salisbury University adult program, is appropriate for all skill levels. The adult tennis camp includes tennis instruction, strategy sessions, match play and a cocktail party Saturday night.
An ideal Mid-Atlantic site, Salisbury University is along Maryland's Eastern Shore. Its is only two hours from Baltimore, Washington DC and Wilmington, DE. The beautifully landscaped campus boasts 12 outdoor tennis courts and a newly renovated indoor tennis center.
The adult tennis clinic is designed to address your specific needs, to increase knowledge of the game and to move you to the next level without forcing you to make radical changes. You will leave camp with new enthusiasm for tennis, vastly improved skills, greater self-confidence, and inspiration to make tennis your game for life.
- Every Nike Camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-Shirt
- 4:1 ratio of students to instructor
In his 14th year as head men's and women's tennis coach at Salisbury University.Read Full Bio
Randy Halfpap will begin his 14th season as Salisbury University's men's and women's tennis head coach at his alma mater in 2013. He took over the reigns in January 2000 after spending two seasons as the head coach at Pomona-Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif.
In 2012, the men's team went 11-12 overall and 5-2 in the Capital Athletic Conference and had 10 players named to the All-CAC Second Team.
The 2011 season saw one doubles team named as alternates for the NCAA Doubles Championships while Salisbury finished the year with a team record of 15-8, it marked the sixth season in a row that Salisbury won at least 10 matches. Four players were named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference team, each one earning the honors for both singles and doubles.
In 2010, Halfpap led the Sea Gulls to their fifth straight 10-win season as the Gulls went 14-7. Halfpap sent two players to compete in the NCAA Singles/Doubles Championships at Oberlin College. The men's team had six players garner All-CAC honors as they took 11 spots on the all-conference teams for both singles and doubles play.
The 2009 season was another successful one for Halfpap and the Gulls as the men's team went 14-7 and the women 14-5 against some of the most competitive schools in that nation. Juniors Scott Burtzlaff and Evan Thomas competed in the NCAA Doubles Championships in California and fell to the top doubles pair from No. 1 Washington (Mo.) University. The men's program finished second in the Capital Athletic Conference, but took home 11 All-CAC honors. The women's program also finished second in the CAC and earned seven All-CAC honors.
In 2008, the Salisbury men's tennis team went 17-5, 6-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference. They won an astounding 10 games in a row en route to becoming CAC regular season champions. The maroon and gold eventually finished second at the CAC tournament. Halfpap's effort earned him his third CAC Men's Coach of the Year honor at Salisbury. Salisbury ranked as high as No. 12 in the polls in 2008. There were five players named on the All-CAC first or second team for singles, and two of the Sea Gulls' three doubles teams were named all-conference. For the third time under the tenure of Halfpap, Salisbury had an All-American in senior Brendan Kincaid. He was also named the ITA Senior Player of the Year for the Atlantic South Region. Freshman David Lupinetti was named the 2008 CAC Rookie of the Year.
Halfpap's women's team was also very successful in 2008, as the Sea Gulls went 16-5 overall, 5-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Under the tutelage of Halfpap, the young squad broke the school record with 16 wins. The maroon and gold won 11 consecutive matches which propelled them to a conference championship bout with Mary Washington. The entire Sea Gull entire starting lineup recieved All-CAC recognition while junior Anna Marie Kable and sophomore Kelly Fahrner were honored to the All-CAC first team. Halfpap had his No. 1 and No. 3 doubles teams recieved the honor as well.
In 2007, Salisbury completed another solid tennis season as the men's team finished 17-7 overall and the women's team finished 13-8. The two teams combined to go 12-2 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Halfpap guided his young teams to the CAC finals where they both lost to national powerhouse, the University of Mary Washington. Halfpap saw 19 of his players awarded All-CAC honors as well as one who earned the CAC Freshman of the Year award.
In his first season, Halfpap piloted the men's team to a 10-6 overall record and a berth in the NCAA tournament. In his second year, he led the women's team to it's first-ever NCAA tournament berth and its fifth straight winning season. In 2002, the women's team returned to the NCAA tournament and set a new team record with a final 14-4 record. The women won their second straight conference title and made a third straight NCAA appearance in 2003, before adding another NCAA tournament appearance in 2004. Halfpap has been honored as the CAC's Coach of the Year four times, winning the men's award in 2001 and 2004, and the women's award in 2002 and 2003.
Visits to the NCAA tournament are nothing new for Halfpap, who has been associated with NCAA postseason teams as a player or coach in 10 of the past 12 years. Halfpap's Pomona-Pitzer team finished 13-9 overall in 1999 and advanced to the NCAA West Regional. Pomona was ranked 17th in the nation in the final poll, after earning a No. 12 national ranking in 1998.
Halfpap began his tenure at Pomona-Pitzer as the assistant head coach in 1997 before assuming the head-coaching duties the following season. He also served as the head women's coach at the Vivian Webb School in Claremont for two years, guiding his squad to a top-five ranking among high-school programs.
Halfpap was a two-year letterman for the Sea Gulls, joining the SU program as a transfer from Charles CountyCommunity College. He won the Capital Athletic Conference singles championship in his two seasons, claiming the title at No. 5 singles in 1996 and No. 3 singles in 1997. Halfpap posted a career singles mark of 23-9 at SU, including 15-6 as a senior in 1997. Halfpap also won the CAC doubles championship in 1997 and finished his career with a 20-14 doubles record. He completed his career with a 43-23 overall combined record. The Sea Gulls won the conference championship during both of his seasons and advanced to the NCAA tournament both years.
A native of Owings, Md, Halfpap graduated from SU in 1997 with a bachelor's degree. He earned his master's in education from Azusa Pacific (Calif.) University in 1999.
Co-directing the camp is Brendan Kincaid, head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Goucher College. A former ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year, Brendan Kincaid, who had served as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's tennis programs at Salisbury, took the head coaching job at Goucher in 2012.Read Full Bio
As a student-athlete at Salisbury, Kincaid was named the Rookie of the Year for his sport in the Capital Athletic Conference in 2005. As a senior, he went 20-5 in singles competition, playing primarily at No. 1. In addition, he earned Division III All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association after finishing the season ranked 20th in the nation among singles players and was named Senior Player of the Year in the Atlantic South Region by the ITA. After exhausting his eligibility, Kincaid moved on to coaching for the Sea Gulls.
"It's very exciting to have this opportunity to be coaching at Goucher College," Kincaid said. "I am looking forward to getting things going in the right direction and bringing the men's tennis program at Goucher back onto the national tennis scene. My first season will bring new challenges I'm certain, but I think that with the players that we have coming back and players that are coming in, we plan to make an instant splash in the Landmark Conference. I really cannot wait to get started."
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNADSS)
Location: Salisbury, Maryland
All Skill Levels Welcome!
Day Camp - includes tennis instruction, strategy sessions, match play and a cocktail party Saturday night.
2014 Dates: July 26-27 (Saturday & Sunday)
Check-In: Saturday at 8:00am at the outdoor tennis courts.
Departure: Sunday at 4:00pm
Clinic Hours & Information
Saturday & Sunday from 9:00-12:00 noon & 2:00pm-4:00pm. There will be a cocktail party following the tennis instruction on Saturday evening.
Please note: This is a Day Camp only and runs during the hours listed above. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations
Campers play on 12 outdoor tennis courts and at a newly renovated indoor tennis center.
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.