2022 Vanderbilt Tennis Camps

2022 Vanderbilt Tennis Camps


June 6-10
June 13-17
June 20-24

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Friday

Currey Tennis Center- 1405 25th Ave South

  • 10 outdoor courts and 5 indoor courts

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.

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 Misc.
3 p.m. – Campers Depart

9 a.m-12 p.m. – Davis Cup
12:30 p.m. – Campers Depart

$435 online registration
* Due to COVID-19 we will not be able to offer walk up registration.

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.

IMPORTANT: Active, the third party vendor for Vanderbilt Athletics Camps, charges a nonrefundable fee of $5.25 for all camp registrations, and this fee will be charged regardless of whether the camper qualifies for a full refund of other camp fees. By signing up for camp, all registrants acknowledge that the $5.25 Active registration fee will not be refunded in any event once registration is complete.

Check in will be between 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. each morning. Campers must check in upon their arrival.

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

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


All Vanderbilt Athletics Camps are subject to Vanderbilt, Metro Health Department, and CDC guidelines and protocols related to the containment and prevention of COVID-19. Specific detailed COVID-19 protocols will be communicated to all registrants prior to camp occurring. All registrants acknowledge that camp dates are tentative and may be rescheduled or cancelled due to issues associated COVID-19.

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)

Camp Staff

Ryan Lipman, Men’s Associate Head Coach
2016- 2017: Auburn University (Assistant Coach)
2017- Present: Vanderbilt University (Associate Head Coach/ Assistant Coach)

Aleke Tsoubanos, Women’s Head Coach
2008-2020: Vanderbilt University (Associate Head Coach/ Assistant Coach)
2020- Present: Vanderbilt University (Head Coach)

Hayley Carter, Women’s Assistant Coach
2017-2018: Oklahoma State (Assistant Coach)
2018-2019 North Carolina (Assistant Coach)
2021- Present: Vanderbilt University (Assistant Coach)

Madison Pinnell, Tennis Director of Operations
2018- Present: Vanderbilt University (Director of Operations)

Contact information
For questions, contact Madison Pinnell (email: Madison.Pinnell@Vanderbilt.edu).

Liability Waivers   Medical Form

Vanderbilt Tennis camp is committed to protecting the health and safety of campers (“participants”), staff members, and the Vanderbilt Community. This document contains procedures for the operation of Vanderbilt Tennis camp during the summer of 2022. All participants, guardians, and staff should review this policy prior to the start of camp.

Responsible Individuals
The following individuals are designated as the primary contact for the areas designated below throughout the duration of Vanderbilt Tennis camps.

Camp Director and COVID Protocol Lead:  Madison Pinnell 
Email:   Madison.Pinnell@Vanderbilt.edu  

Camp Director: Responsible for overseeing all aspect of the camp and designating COVID Protocol and Contact Tracing/Notification Leads.

COVID Protocol Lead: Responsible for enforcing and communicating COVID protocols to participants, staff, and other affected individuals.

Entering and Leaving Vanderbilt Tennis Camp
Entrance: Please enter through the Currey Tennis Center lobby doors.
Exit: All participants should depart through the Currey Tennis Center lobby doors.

Walk-up registration will not be allowed in order to reduce congestion at check-in. Only online registration is permitted.  Additionally, participants will be required to complete a medical history form, liability release, and disclose other information as part of the camp registration process.

All campers who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to do so in advance of camp. Guidelines regarding social distancing may not apply to individuals who are fully vaccinated (i.e. two weeks after second dose of Pfizer vaccine, etc…).

All camp participants are responsible for self-screening throughout the duration of camp. If a camper experiences any of the following symptoms, they must notify the camp director and refrain from attending camp:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Additionally, participants may be asked age-appropriate screening questions at check-in to ensure that they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Masks shall be required in accordance with University guidelines. Specifically, masks will be required for all camp attendees when indoors, who are not actively engaged in athletics activities, regardless of vaccination status.

Other Participant Requirements

  • Masks must cover nose and mouth
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Maintain social distancing (at least six feet of space between individuals) as much as possible.

Vanderbilt Tennis camp will require participants to remain in “pods” of no more than 10 participants and at least one counselor. Interactions between participants should remain within the “pod.” Additionally, all camp activities will be located within athletics facilities. Participants and guests may not engage in any activities on Vanderbilt’s campus outside of athletics facilities.

Camp Observer Policy
Vanderbilt Tennis camp limits the number of camper guests that may observe camp activities throughout the duration of camp. Each camper is asked to ensure that no more than TWO guests observe camp activities. Additionally, outside observers will only be permitted at the camp showcase, which will be conducted on the final day of camp. Guests and legal guardians of participants are asked to refrain from travelling to other parts Vanderbilt’s campus (outside of camp facilities) in order to protect the Vanderbilt community.

All meals shall be prepackaged and consumed in a socially distant manner. Masks may be removed during meals, but time spent consuming meals should be minimized as much as possible.

Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, Vanderbilt Tennis camp activities will move to the indoor courts or, if alternative space is not available, may cancel activities for the day. Please ensure that each camper has a plan to be picked up within an hour of camp cancellation if inclement weather does occur.

Camp Cancellation or Disruption
In the event camp is cancelled or disrupted for any reason, camp staff will contact participant’s guardians and inform them of the cancellation or disruption. If camp is cancelled or disrupted, all campers will be required to be picked up within six hours. Refund determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Notification of COVID-19 Protocols and Adherence Requirements
All participants and guardians shall be notified of Vanderbilt Tennis camp’s COVID-19 protocols in advance of camp, and throughout the duration of camp (as appropriate). Additionally, participants and their guardians must complete the “Camp Liability Waiver” provided by the camp director in order to participate in camp. Participants who disregard COVID protocols may be asked to leave the camp and their registration fee may not be refunded.  Additionally, all participants and guardians shall cooperate with any contact tracing, quarantining, or other requirements made by the camp director, COVID-19 lead, or contact tracing/notification lead.

Contact Tracing and Quarantine Preparedness
If Vanderbilt Tennis camp staff are notified of a positive test of a participant or camp staff (even after the camp concludes for 14 days), contact tracing shall be initiated preliminarily through the Athletics Sports Medicine staff and the Camp Director will have a plan in place to notify other participants (e.g., those in the same pod) and staff members who were determined to be a close contact per CDC definitions.

In the event of COVID-19 symptoms
If a participant presents COVID-19 symptoms, he/she will be isolated until pick-up or departure can occur. Participants with symptoms will be required to be picked up or leave the camp within 6 hours. Pick-up must take place as soon as possible after the parent or guardian is notified of their child’s condition.

For same day activities, a participant waiting to be picked up must remain in the camp’s designated isolation area. Individuals who are sick or displaying symptoms of COVID-19 should go home or to a healthcare facility, depending on the severity of their symptoms. Participants or staff members who have had close contact with someone who has received a positive COVID-19 test result will be sent home to quarantine per contact tracing.