TCU tennis coaches host summer camp

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    TCU is home to a tennis camp Monday through Thursday for campers ages 5-17 put on by the coaches of the men's tennis team.

    Head men’s tennis coach David Roditi and assistant coaches Mark Tjia and Jason Marshall are in charge of the three-year-old camp which takes place during the summer but is held during the year as well.

    Throughout the year, the camp takes place Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    During the summer, the camp is held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the tennis courts and campers are split up into groups based on their level of skill, Roditi said.

    “We have everywhere from beginners to very top state level,” Roditi said. “Eighty percent of our kids throughout the full year are at the super champ level.”

    The camp is coached by Roditi, Tjia, current TCU tennis team members and recent TCU graduates. Roditi said the campers like having young coaches that they feel they can relate to and talk with about the game.

    During the camp, the coaches work with campers on the fundamentals. Roditi said one of the things he and the instructors work on is making sure the campers leave with a better understanding of the basics of the game, like ground strokes and volleys.

    For Roditi, the main goal of the camp isn’t to just get better at tennis. He said he wants the players to have fun and enjoy the game.

    “I want them to leave the camp a little more motivated and excited about playing tennis. I want them to fall in love with the sport,” Roditi said.

    Registration for the camp can be completed online at GoFrogs.com, or on site at the tennis courts. For the July sessions, you can call the TCU Pro Shop at 817-257-7960.