KU Tennis Announces 2005 Summer Tennis Camps

March 30, 2005

Lawrence, Kan. – The University of Kansas tennis program has announced the dates for its summer tennis camps for junior and adult tennis players. The adult camps, for tennis players age 18 and up will be held June 3-5 and July 8-10, while the ages 9-18 junior camps will be held June 5-9 and July 10-14.

Junior camps include five days of instruction and campers can either come each day, or can opt to spend the nights in Lawrence at KU residence halls for an additional fee. Adult day camps include ten hours of tennis instruction, strategy and match play. Adult camps are day camps only.

Junior camps are $315 for day campers and $495 for resident campers. Each junior camper relieves a pair of Nike high-performance shoes with the camp, which is included in the camp fees. Adult camps are $325 per person.

The 2005 camps are operated by US Sports Camps, in association with Nike.

The camps will be taught by Kansas second-year head coach Amy Hall-Holt and first-year assistant coach Frank Polito. Hall-Holt has been with the Jayhawk tennis program since 1997 as an assistant coach before she was named head coach in 2003. Previously Hall-Holt was an assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky from 1995-97. Polito was a Jayhawk assistant coach in 1996 and has spent time as assistant coach at Ohio State and head coaching positions at Louisiana-Monroe, Akron, Sienna Heights and Eastern Michigan.

“We are excited to host the camps in Lawrence this summer,” head coach Amy Hall-Holt said. “It is a great opportunity to generate more youth interest in tennis.”

To download a camp brochure visit the KU tennis link on kuathletics.com. For more information about the camp visit USSportscamps.com.

2005 US Sports Summer Tennis Camp Schedule

Youth Camps: ages 9-18June 5-9July 10-14Resident: $495 per sessionDay: $315 per sessionCheck-in: Sunday Noon-2 p.m.Camp ends: 3 p.m., Thursday

Adult Camps: 19 and overJune 3-5July 8-10Day: $325 per sessionCheck-in: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.Camp Ends: 3 p.m., Thursday