University of Georgia Nike Tennis Camp (Girls) Athens, Georgia
The University of Georgia Nike Tennis Camp coached by Jeff Wallace invites girls to come play and learn tennis within a fun environment. This summer camp for girls ages 9-17 years old has grown and evolved into one of the best tennis camps in the Southeast.
This tennis camp will provide instruction for beginners, intermediate and advanced/tournament level girls for five days at a time. Focus will be given to developing correct grips, strokes, positioning, and footwork. We will concentrate on shot selection, consistency drills, singles and doubles tactics, along with strategy drills for tournament players. Stretching, conditioning, and plyometric routines will also be emphasized. All campers will experience basket drills, hitting drills, demonstrations and match play to further develop their skills and understanding of the game.
Jeff wallace's camp session are designated for Girls Only. Click this link for information on The University of Georgia Nike Tennis Camp for Boys.
- Daily instruction from head women's coach, Jeff Wallace, and his experienced staff
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
- Safe, healthy and fun environment
- Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
Athens, Georgia is the home of the outstanding University of Georgia. To its north, the campus adjoins historic downtown Athens and is 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. Tennis instruction will take place at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex, a showcase for collegiate tennis, that consists of 12 outdoor courts and four indoor courts.
The Dan Magill Tennis Complex has long stood as a beacon of excellence in collegiate tennis. With a total of 16 courts (12 outdoor and four indoor) and a total seating capacity of over 5,000 fans, it is one of the largest on-campus tennis facilities in the country. One of the best and largest facilities in collegiate tennis, the Dan Magill Tennis Complex has traditionally drawn some of the largest crowds as well. Georgia's outstanding facility has hosted the Men's NCAA Championships over 20 times, including 13 in a row from 1977-89.Meet your coaching staff
As the nation’s winningest active women’s tennis coach, camp director, Jeff Wallace, enters his 28th year at the helm of the Georgia Bulldogs.Read Full Bio
As the nation's winningest active women's tennis coach, Jeff Wallace has built the Georgia Bulldogs in to one of the elite college programs that plays host to and wins NCAA and Southeastern Conference Championships. The 2012 season marked his 27th year with the Bulldogs, and the team made its 26th straight appearance in the NCAA Championships, posting a 24-5 record and a final national ranking of No. 6. In 2009 following another memorable campaign when Georgia advanced to its 10th NCAA Final Four, Wallace became the first person to ever be named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Coach of the Year four times.
During his tenure, Wallace's squads have claimed two NCAA championships, three USTA/ITA National Team Indoor titles and seven Southeastern Conference crowns. A four-time National Coach of the Year recipient and four-time SEC Coach of the Year, Wallace's career record is 583-146. His .800 winning percentage is the best among active Division I coaches with a minimum of 500 victories. Wallace's teams are the picture of consistency. With the 2012 NCAA bid, Georgia has appeared in 26 straight NCAA Tournaments and has advanced to the "Final Four" 10 times. Only once during his time as coach of the Bulldogs has the team missed the NCAA Tournament, and that was his first year back in 1986.
His record for developing players and having them maximize their potential has been evident throughout his tenure. In 2010, sophomore Chelsey Gullickson captured the NCAA singles title in Athens and played in the US Open later that summer in singles and doubles. Gullickson concluded her career in 2012 as the first eight-time All-American in Georgia tennis history. Agata Cioroch is another example of success under Wallace's tutelage. She arrived from Poland in 2001 and played No. 5 for the Bulldogs as a freshman. Two years later, she became Georgia's top talent and in 2004 was the No. 1-ranked player in college tennis for much of the season. Cioroch concluded her career as a five-time All-American with two grand slam singles titles. Strong doubles teams are a key component for a successful college tennis team. There have been six Bulldog tandems under Wallace to finish the season ranked No. 1. Georgia tennis has thrived under Wallace.
While the depth of talent can vary each season, the results remain consistent. This was no more evident than in 2002. Despite having only one player earn All-America honors, Georgia went undefeated during the regular season, won the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor title, the SEC championship and advanced to the NCAA "Final Four." The 2002 squad finished with a 26-2 record and final national ranking of No. 3. Georgia went 13-0 at home and extended its home winning streak to 50 straight.
In 2009, two of Georgia's top players were freshmen: Chelsey Gullickson and Nadja Gilchrist, and by the end of the year they had earned All-America honors. Gullickson was named the ITA National Rookie of the Year, advanced to the NCAA Singles semifinals and tied a school record with 69 combined wins. Gullickson and Gilchrist became the first freshmen in school history to play No. 1 doubles in the lineup. In 2010, the pair earned All-America honors again and Gullickson became the second Bulldog to win an NCAA singles title under Wallace and the third overall in the history of the program.
Success in Wallace Era
In 23 of the past 27 seasons, Georgia has finished with a top 10 national ranking including No. 1 in 1994 and 2000. In the Wallace era, seven Bulldogs have won grand slam titles, two have won the Honda-Broderick Award for tennis, 27 Bulldogs have earned All-America honors 89 times, and 46 different Bulldogs have been listed on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
A 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia, Wallace capped his playing career under legendary Bulldog head coach Dan Magill in 1984 after winning the SEC singles title at the No. 6 spot. The very next season, his first as coach of the Bulldogs, Wallace led a struggling team up the path of respectability by posting a 20-9 mark and landing a spot in the final Volvo Tennis/ITCA Top 25 poll. In 1987, just two years removed from a losing record, Georgia advanced to the national championship match. Although they didn't win it that year, the Bulldogs would have their day.
1994 NCAA National Champions
The 1994 season ranks as one of the most dominant ever in women's tennis history. It found Georgia on the champion's pedestal in every major team tournament possible: NCAA Champions, USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Champions, and SEC regular season and tournament champions. Top that all off with a 27-2 overall record including a perfect 14-0 SEC mark and a season sweep of arch-rival Florida and it's easy to see why Wallace was named coach of the year.
2000 NCAA National Champions
The 2000 Bulldogs went 27-2, winning the Southeastern Conference title and the NCAA National Championship. In the title match on the campus of Pepperdine, Georgia dethroned the defending champion Stanford Cardinal 5-4, snapping a 48-match winning streak. Wallace was named the Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year.
USTA/ITA National Team Indoors
Under Wallace, the Bulldogs have been among the most successful teams at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships. The annual event held generally in Madison, Wis., attracts the nation's finest programs. The Bulldogs have won the title three times (1994, 1995, 2002) and have reached at least the semifinals 14 times.
(Camp Code: TNXRGA)
The University of Georgia Nike Tennis Camp is for girls ages 9-17 of all skill levels. We offer Overnight (ages 12-17 only), Extended Day (9:00am-8:30pm), and Day (9:00am-4:00pm) camp options. (Overnight Campers must be 12 years old by September 1st, 2013.)
These camp sessions are designated for Girls Only. Click this link for information on The University of Georgia Nike Tennis Camp for Boys.
Jeff Wallace 2013 Sessions (GIRLS ONLY):
June 2-6 June 9-13 July 7-11
Check-in and Check-out times
Check In: Overnight Campers- Sunday from 1:00-2:00pm
Extended Day & Day Campers - Sunday at 2:45pm at Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Graduation: All campers - Thursday at 11:00am at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex (parents encouraged to attend!)
Check Out: Immediately after graduation.
Day Program Schedule
Day & Extended Day Campers should be dropped off everyday (except check-in on Sunday) by 8:50am at Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Day & Extended Day campers stay until 8:30pm on Sunday.
Pick-up time for Day campers is at 4:00pm Monday through Wednesday. Pick-up time for Extended Day campers is at 8:30pm Monday through Wednesday.
All campers will depart at 11:00am on Thursday.
A more complete schedule will be given to you upon check-in.
Meals: Lunch is included for all Day campers. Lunch and Dinner are included for all Extended Day campers.
Evening activities may include Doubles play, Videotaping, Crazy Dress Night, Target Tennis, Movie Night and more.
(Ages 12-17 only. Overnight Campers must be 12 years old by September 1st, 2013.) Campers will reside in the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house. Campers stay 4 per room (some triples are available, but not guarenteed). There is A/C for 2013. Roommates are assigned by requests and then by age and gender.
Weekend Stayovers: Weekend Stayovers are not available at this location
Designated Airport: Atlanta
Nike Tennis Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. Shuttle vans often offer a cost effective alternative to taking a taxi. Visit www.airportservice.com for more details and a listing of shuttle carriers.
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
- 7:30am Wake-up call/Breakfast
- 9:00am-Noon Tennis Instruction/Conditioning/Match play
- Noon-2:00pm Lunch and rest
- 2:00pm-5:00pm Tennis instruction/Pool/Bookstore
- 5:00pm-7:00pm Dinner and rest
- 7:00pm Evening activities
- 8:30pm Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:30pm Lights Out!