2020 Vanderbilt Tennis Camps

All Vanderbilt athletics-related summer camps and clinics scheduled through July 31 have been canceled.

The process to refund any payment or deposit made for Vanderbilt summer camps and clinics will begin immediately.

Vanderbilt will continue to communicate with public health officials and medical experts to determine the best path forward related to the coronavirus pandemic, while exploring options to potentially conduct camps and clinics later this year.

2020 Vanderbilt Tennis Camps

June 1-5
June 8-12
June 15-19

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily

Camps are held on 10 outdoor courts and five indoor courts at the Currey Tennis Center: 1405 25th Ave. S

Daily Schedule 

8:30 -9 a.m. – Check in (first day only)

9 -9:15 a.m. – Warm-up and Stretching

9:15 -9:30 a.m. – Demonstrations of technique and tactics

9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. – Tennis Misc. (Drills, Match Play, Instructions)

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. – Lunch (Campers bring lunch)

12:30 p.m. -12:45 p.m. – Warm-up and Stretching

12:45 p.m. -3 p.m. – Tennis sc.

3 p.m. – Campers Depart


9 a.m-12 p.m. – Davis Cup

12:30 p.m. – Campers Depart

$415 online registration
$440 walk-up
A 15% discount will be offered to Vanderbilt University faculty / staff members – please have employee ID# available.

Vanderbilt Athletics Camp Cancellation Policy
A refund (less a $50 processing fee) will be provided for any cancellation prior to the camp start date. No refunds will be given after the camp begins, except for extenuating circumstances which must be approved by VUAD administration.

Check in will be between 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. each morning. Campers must check in upon their arrival. Any walk-up campers must register Monday morning of each week.

What to Bring
Campers should bring a racket, non-marking tennis shoes, sunscreen, water bottle or jug, and a sack lunch daily. Hats or visors and a towel are also recommended.

Girls and boys between the ages of 7-18 are welcome to all weeks. Camp is for players of all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Parking is available in the 25th Avenue Garage, located at the corner of 25th Ave. South and Jess Neely Drive/Highland Ave. Use Highland Ave. entrance and park in paid parking spaces 281-372. You must use the pay machine to pay for your parking. If you park elsewhere on campus, you are doing so at your own risk. Camps do not have the authority to discount or waive parking tickets you may receive.

Camp Highlights

  • Coaching fundamentals: stroke analysis, footwork, proper technique and grips, strategy.
  • Singles and doubles match play
  • Davis Cup style competition on Friday
  • Teaching aids such as ball machine and back board
  • Daily instruction and drills, individually and in small groups
  • Fun games that help development
M. Tennis vs. Indiana (1/30/15)

Camp Code of Conduct

• Vanderbilt Athletics Camps strives to maintain a fun and safe environment for all participants. Positive reinforcement is the preferred approach to discipline and all counselors strive to meet that goal. In keeping with our program goals, we encourage fun for all of our participants; however, certain rules are necessary to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
• Campers are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Campers shall:
1.       Listen and follow instructions.
2.       Remain with the group at all times.
3.       Show respect to all campers, coaches, staff, equipment, and facilities.
4.       Refrain from using foul language.
5.       Refrain from fighting, pushing or shoving. Refrain from causing harm to him/her self or others.

• The following activities and/or behaviors pose significant risks to campers and the broader community and are strictly prohibited. Campers who engage in these prohibited activities and/or behaviors may be subject to immediate dismissal.
1.       Insubordination
2.       Violating the rights of others, including bullying (physical, verbal, or otherwise)
3.       Damage, vandalism, littering, or theft of Vanderbilt University property, property of a University community member or campus visitor, or other property used during camp
4.       Violence of any kind, including, without limitation, fighting, assault, physical or verbal intimidation, cyber-bullying and sexual harassment
5.       Pranks and practical jokes with malicious intent or that pose a threat to camper safety
6.       Gambling
7.       Possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of matches, lighters, fireworks, explosives, or other incendiary devices
8.       Sexual Activity
9.       Sexual Misconduct
10.   Tampering with fire alarms or other emergency equipment
11.   Misuse or distribution of prescription or over-the-counter medications/drugs
12.   Possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of tobacco, alcohol, or chemical substances
13.   Possession, use, or distribution of firearms, ammunition, or other weapons or replicas of any description
14.   Violation of federal, state, or local laws

W. Tennis vs. Memphis (1/31/15)

Nationally Recognized Camp Directors

Geoff MacDonald, Vanderbilt Women’s Head Coach
Vanderbilt’s longest tenured coach in his 26th season, MacDonald has transformed the women’s tennis program into one known for players’ rapid improvement, commitment to coaching and unrivaled academic excellence. During his coaching career, MacDonald has been named the SEC Coach of the Year twice (1991, 2000), and taken his Vanderbilt teams to ten Sweet 16s, the Elite 8, Final 4, and the NCAA Finals. Before he came to Nashville, MacDonald coached at Duke and LSU. After his collegiate career at UVA, he played the Pro Tour for three years earning world rankings in singles and doubles.

Aleke Tsoubanos, Women’s Associate Head Coach
Aleke is in her 13th season as an assistant coach for Vanderbilt. Tsoubanos is one of the most decorated players at Vanderbilt, becoming a 3-time All American and also earning All-SEC and NCAA Tournament honors. Tsoubanos played professional tennis for three years reaching a career-high of No. 126 and playing two seasons of World Team Tennis. Three-time regional COY and 2015 National Assistant of the year.

Ian Duvenhage, Vanderbilt Men’s Head Coach
Ian Duvenhage is in his 14th year at the helm of the Vanderbilt men’s program. Prior to arriving at Vanderbilt, he coached several players on the ATP pro tour for four years. He has 20 years of collegiate coaching experience (at the University of Miami and Florida) and was named Coach of the Year in 1986. He has been voted SEC Coach of the Year and Regional Coach of the Year three times each and has coached his players to two national titles each in singles and in doubles. The 2013 team made the Sweet Sixteen and finished the year ranked #15 in the country.

Ryan Lipman, Vanderbilt Men’s Assistant Coach
Ryan enters his third season as the assistant coach at Vanderbilt. During his time as a player he became one of the most decorated men’s players in Vanderbilt history. Amassing SEC honors all four years and All American honors three times becoming the first player to do that. Prior to coming back to Vanderbilt he was at Auburn for a year as the assistant tennis to coach to Vanderbilt tennis legend, Bobby Reynolds.

Contact information
For questions, contact Ryan Lipman (email: ryan.j.lipman@vanderbilt.edu).

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