July 5-9, 2020
tournament to novice level
Ages 9 and Up
Since 1991, the Tiger Tennis Academy has earned a reputation of training champions. The Tiger Tennis Academy is one of the best in the nation, and its award-winning and professional coaches strive to bring that same excellence to students at the academy. With specialized coaching to meet any level of ability and age, the Tiger Tennis Academy hopes to instill a desire to become a successful individual on and off the court. Get ready for a week of hard work and fun!
The Academy is personally directed by Craig Ward, Men’s Tennis Coach at Ouachita Baptist University. Craig has 44 years of tennis teaching experience and is certified with the highest ratings from the USPTA and USPTR. His honors include College Coach of the Year, Arkansas Tennis Professional of the Year and Arkansas Tennis Hall of Fame. His teams at Ouachita are consistently ranked in the top 10 in the nation. Coach Ward will be on court each day of the Academy, working with students to assure their improvement. He will oversee a staff of coaches that includes top collegiate players and full-time teaching professionals.
Sam Wrinkle will also be the Head Coach and overseeing all on court and off court activities. Coach Wrinkle is not only and accomplished tennis player and coach but more importantly is committed to making the Tiger Tennis Academy the best experience possible for young aspiring players. Coach Wrinkle played 4 years of college tennis, including 2 at Ouachita. He is the head coach at Midlothian Texas High School. Under his leadership Midlothian has become a Texas tennis powerhouse.
Players of all levels are welcomed at Tiger Tennis Academy from age 9 and up. We group students according to ability and age:
All instruction will be held at Ouachita’s award-winning Ward Tennis Center, which includes 4 indoor courts, 6 outdoor courts and a full-service pro shop. In addition 6 courts at Henderson State University are available. For a total of 16 tennis courts.
Students will live in one of Ouachita’s suite-style residence halls and eat in the Ouachita Commons, the university’s state-of-the-art dining hall, which offers a variety of well-balanced meal options. Roommates are assigned by age and gender; campers may request a roommate and suitemates on their applications.
Driving west on Interstate 30 (from Little Rock):
Driving east on Interstate 30 (from Texarkana/Dallas):
In the evenings, campers participate in organized recreational activities such as bowling, go-carts, miniature golf, movies and swimming. The staff joins in all evening activities.
SUPERVISION & SAFETY
Safety is our top priority. Experienced and mature male and female coaches supervise campers throughout the camp and live in the dorms with the students. Campus security officers are on duty 24 hours a day; dorms are locked and checked on a regular basis by officers. Vans are provided at the dorms to shuttle campers when needed.
CAMP FEES AND DISCOUNTS
The cost for an entire week at the academy is $600.
A $100 deposit per person must be received with your online enrollment form to guarantee your place. The remaining balance is due upon arrival at camp.
Camp Fees and Discounts
This includes all instruction, room, meals, secondary accident insurance and camp T-shirt. Upon receipt of deposit and complete enrollment form, a letter of confirmation and additional camp information will be emailed to you. If you cancel, for any reason, 14 days prior to the start of camp you will receive a full refund. Drugs, alcohol and all forms of tobacco are strictly forbidden and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for immediate dismissal from camp without a refund.
For questions or additional information call Ward Tennis Center at 870-246-2441 or email Coach Ward at email@example.com.