Chirico Cohen Nike Tournament Tennis Training Camp at Chestnut Hill College
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The Chirico Cohen Tournament Training Tennis Camp at Chestnut Hill College is one of the best junior tennis camps in Pennsylvania. This summer tennis camp near Philadelphia offers elite tennis training geared towards ranked tournament players.
The Chirico Cohen Tennis Academy (CCTA) tennis camps focus on every player’s individual needs and crafting their development around their strengths while improving on any weakness.
- Coaching and guest appearances by Josh Cohen (Coach of Philadelphia Freedoms) and other WTA and ATP players
- 5 ½ hrs of tennis training daily with individual attention
- Instruction geared to individual's level of play
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Co-Director Jarrett Chirico
Jarrett is Director of Tennis at Green Valley Country Club and the co-founder of the Chirico Cohen Tennis Academy.View Jarrett Chirico's Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
Jarrett's precocious gift and passion for tennis became apparent at the young age of 3, when his Mother, a collegiate tennis player, introduced him to the game. By the time Jarrett was 11 years old he was on the fast track, training at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy on full scholarship. During this time he reached a #1 ranking in the United States (USTA) in boy’s 14’s, 16’s and 18’s singles and doubles, capturing six Super National titles en route. Together, with his brother Christopher, they became the #1 ranked team in the United States in boys 18’s with back-to-back International wins at the Grass Court and Hard Court Championships.
Internationally, Jarrett reached a career high ranking of #15 in the world (ITF) singles, making him the top ranked American junior at the time, as well as ranking top 20 ITF in doubles with his brother. Jarrett competed in all four Grand Slams (US Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open and French Open) and all the other top tier tournaments worldwide. In 2002, he was voted USTA's most promising junior - a title awarded formerly to the likes of Andre Agassi and Marty Fish.
Recognized for his junior tennis achievements and technical merit, Jarrett was featured in numerous Bollettieri developmental videos and novels ("Practice With Purpose", "The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Handbook") and was sponsored by and promoted in many Prince Sports campaigns throughout his career. In his years of competing and training, Jarrett played with some of the best tennis players in the world, namely: Pete Sampras (his idol), Andre Agassi, Yuri Novak, Xavier Malise, Martin Dam, Michael Suk, Max Mirnyi, Marcos Baghdatis, Gael Monfils, Novak Djokovic, John Isner, James Black, Petr Korda, Marcelo Rios, Bob/Mike Bryan, Daniel Nestor, Monica Seles, Mary Peirce, Serena/Venus William, Maria Sharapova, Tatiana Golovin & Jelena Jankovic. Jarrett was also the official hitting partner for former world #2 Tommy Haas, as well as former #1 Vera Zvonareva.
In 2004, after much debate between education and continuing his professional career, Jarrett and his team made a decision to take a coveted tennis scholarship at the University of Virginia. While at UVA, he helped the team reach a #1 NCAA ranking and conquer multiple ACC Conference Championships. Short of graduating from UVA, he transferred to Saint Joseph’s University due to obligations pertaining to playing World Team Tennis for the Philadelphia Freedoms (coached by Billie Jean King), an amazing opportunity difficult to pass up. Jarrett graduated from St. Joseph's having led the team to their highest ranking in school history as Captain and #1 singles and doubles player.
Today, Jarrett Chirico is recreating the Bollettieri Tennis Academy experience in the Northeast and proving that players can be turned into champions with the right opportunities, qualified coaching and smart preparation. Jarrett focuses on understanding a player's goals no matter their background, age or demographic and gives them the tools to achieve their dreams. With a breadth of experience in his tennis arsenal, on top of a keen understanding of the game and the junior tennis mind, Jarrett is investing his passion for tennis in the new generation of USTA's most promising junior and recreational players. He is currently the Director of Tennis as Green Valley Country Club and the co-founder of the Chirico Cohen Tennis Academy.
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Co-Director Josh Cohen
Josh is the Head Coach of Billie Jean King’s Philadelphia Freedoms, co-founder of the Chirico Cohen Tennis Academy and Head Pro at Green Valley Country Club.View Josh Cohen's Bio ⟩
Josh is a Pennsylvania native and one of the best players to emerge from the United States in recent years. Following in his parent’s competitive tennis footsteps, Josh picked up tennis at four and never looked back. His father, Richard, played on the University of Pennsylvania Men’s Tennis Team and to this day holds a top men’s ranking in Middle States (Josh and Richard have won the National Father and Son Tennis Championships together recently).
It was only a few short years ago that Josh was being spotlighted by Sports Illustrated as an up and coming star. He was ranked top 10 in the world in the juniors and #1 nationally in every USTA age group 12’s – 18’s. He reached the finals of Kalamazoo (Boys 18’s Super National Championship) and has won the International Grass Court Championship. Covering every major continent, Josh competed in all four Grand Slams (US Open, Wimbledon, French Open and Australian Open). He went on to reach the Quarter Finals of the French Open Junior Championships and the Round of 16 of the US Open. You can catch Josh’s younger sister, Julia, during the upcoming coverage of the US Open, as she is currently a top 100 touring professional WTA player. In their joint careers, the Cohen’s dominated USTA tennis for years, collectively amassing over 40 national championships in singles and doubles.
Josh also has a lot of team tennis experience. He attended Episcopal Academy growing up and at 13, was the youngest player in school history to play #1 Singles on the Varsity Tennis Team. He also spent time as their Director of competitive training. He went undefeated throughout high school and became the top player in Inter-Academic League play. Josh later went on to compete on full scholarship at the tennis power house - University of Miami, where he achieved All-ACC, All-Big East and All-American honors. By the end of his collegiate tennis career he had made Dean’s List and held the best winning percentage in the program’s history with 170 career wins.
After his illustrious career at University of Miami, Josh went on to compete professionally, playing for two World Team Tennis teams – Delaware Smash and the Philadelphia Freedoms. There, he had a chance to team up with some of the games’ greatest: Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi. After 2 years of playing on tour, Josh decided to try his hand at coaching and accepted an assistant coaching position scouting for, motivating and coaching professional players on the Philadelphia Freedoms Team. For the past four years, Josh has been the Assistant Coach of the University of Pennsylvania Men’s Tennis Team. During his time there the team earned a national ranking and numerous players went on to achieve All-Ivy honors.
Josh brings to Green Valley Country Club, a world of tennis expertise, years of coaching under his belt and numerous valuable relationships with college coaches all around the country that surely benefit today’s juniors. Josh has worked with all levels of players, from beginners to touring pro’s and looks forward to bringing his enthusiasm and knowledge to players of all ages. Currently, Josh is the Head Coach of Billie Jean King’s Philadelphia Freedoms, co – founder of the Chirico Cohen Tennis Academy and Head Pro at Green Valley Country Club.
We offer Overnight and Day Camp (8:30am-4:00pm) for tournament level and ranked players, ages 9-18, looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies and work on mental toughness.
2018 Camp Dates
- June 17-22
- June 24-29
- July 8-13
About Chirico Cohen Tennis Academy (CCTA)
The CCTA Nike Tennis Camp offers tennis training from coaches that have not only been around the game for years, but who have also been players themselves. Thus, it is with certainty that we can improve each and every player, no matter what the skill set, and assist them in modifying their goals as they develop, whether by selecting appropriate tournaments, choosing the right league, or perhaps even earning a spot on a tennis team.
Chirico Cohen Tournament Tennis Training Camp's top notch coaches have been with the best, played with the best, and in every sense of the word are the best. We take full responsibility in developing every player from start to finish. It is important to understand that every player is different. At CCTA we focus specific tennis drills around every player’s individual needs and crafting their development around their strengths while improving on any weakness.For more information regarding the Chirico Cohen tennis training philosophy please visit www.chiricocohen.com.
- All Campers: 4:30-5:15pm on Sunday.
- Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
- Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 4:00pm.
- 11:30am on Friday.
Day Camper Schedule
- Sunday: Check-in at 4:30-5:15pm on Sunday.
- Monday-Thursday: Day campers arrive at 8:30am. Depart at 4:00pm.
- Friday: Check-out at 11:30am.
Chestnut Hill College facilities include 6 hard courts, gym and fitness facilities, and game room. Campers also have access to Green Valley Country Club Indoor Tennis facilities in case of inclement weather.
All meals will be provided in Chestnut Hill College’s dinning facilities. They offer a wide variety of options. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs.If a day camper wants to join us for breakfast or dinner they are welcome for an additional fee.
2018: All campers will be assigned 2 per room. Their roommate will be assigned by gender and age. Roommate requests are welcome. There are singles available for an additional fee. There is A/C available!
Evening activities may include World Team Tennis matches, movies, talent shows and more.
Weekend stayovers are not available at this location.
Philadelphia International Airport (25 minutes) or ABE International (45 minutes)
If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into the Philadelphia International Airport (25 minutes) or ABE International Airport (45 minutes). All campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp. If a camper is deemed an unaccompanied minor and needs to be met by member of the camp staff for pick up there will be a $75 pick-up fee and it needs to be paid in advance. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight information.
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.
Camp Code: TNTRPV
Sample Daily Schedule
- 4:30pm - 6:30pm Check-in for all campers
- 6:30pm Meet at courts to go over schedule and rules for the week (Hosted by Josh Cohen, Head Coach Philadelphia Freedoms)
- 7:00pm Quick Drills and Fun Games
- 8:00pm Pizza Party
- 10:00pm Lights Out
- 7:45am Breakfast
- 8:45am Dynamic Warm-up & Stretching
- 9:15-11:45am Rotations including active drilling, conditioning, speed workouts, serves and returns
- 12:00 noon Lunch
- 1:15-3:00pm Singles, Doubles Drills and Supervised Match Play. Off-court activities may include video analysis and tennis related discussions.
- 3:30-4:00pm Fitness
- 4:00pm Pick-up for day campers, free time, or Private Lessons (optional)
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Evening activities - World Team Tennis matches, movies, talent shows.
- 9:30pm Campers in rooms
- 10:00pm Lights Out
- 7:45am Breakfast
- 8:45am Dynamic warm-up and stretching
- 9:15am-10:45am Week ending World Team Tennis Tournament
- 11:30am Check-out for all campers
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Enjoyed all aspects of the camp
June 30, 2017: She greatly enjoyed all aspects of the camp, especially the activities that the overnight campers did after training sessions.
— Devyani K. Parent
My son had a blast!
July 15, 2015: My son had a blast during camp! He could not stop talking about it on the way home. He will definitely be there next year! The only thing - he said he was evaluated but did not get the paper to bring home. Not sure if one is getting mailed.
— Jennifer K. Parent
had a great time
August 2, 2014: I had a great time. Jeff was really helpful. He improved my backhand a lot.
— Frances J. Camper
camp was a blast!
July 28, 2013: The camp was a blast! I hope to do it again!
— Elizabeth C. Camper