November 4th, 2020
College Tennis Exposure Clinic set for December in Lakeland
The 32nd Annual College Tennis Exposure Clinic will be held Dec. 12-13, 2020, at the Beerman Family Tennis Complex in Lakeland, Fla.
The clinic, directed by former Harvard, Clemson and World TeamTennis Coach Ed Krass, is the nation’s only clinic taught exclusively by head college coaches, allowing players and college coaches to train and interact together on the court.
Players will receive instruction and training from head college coaches representing NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA. The coaching staff for the clinic will include head tennis coaches from:
- Austin College (Texas) – Jeff Kutac, Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
- Ave Maria University (Fla.) – Carlos Pinel, Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
- Bentley University – Rick Edelmann, Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
- Embry Riddle University – Dave Paschal, Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
- Florida Southern College – Trish Riddell, Head Women’s Coach
- University of Mary Washington – Todd Helbling, Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
- Methodist University (N.C.) – Kemper Baker, Head Men’s Coach
- Midwestern State University (Texas) – Scott Linn, Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
- University of Montevallo (Ala.) – Tanner Stancil, Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
- Rollins College – Bev Buckley, Head Women’s Coach
- Rollins College – Angie Zguna, Head Men’s Coach
- Saint Leo University – Chad Berryhill, Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
- University of Tampa – Al Dufaux, Head Women’s Coach
- Virginia Wesleyan University – Marty Perry, Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
- Warner University – Jose Martinez, Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
- Washington & Lee University – Erin Ness, Head Women’s Coach
Open to ages 14-18, instructional drills and matchplay competition will be conducted in the same style and intensity as a college team practice. Players will have the opportunity to sample various coaching styles and receive on-court coaching during their matchplay competitions. Under the skillful eyes of top college coaches, players will showcase their singles, doubles and one-on-one doubles skills and receive specific feedback on their game.
“NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA college programs are a great platform for many high-level players,” said Coach Krass. “Our clinic gives players an opportunity to interact on court with head college coaches. It has served as a successful springboard for many college-bound student-athletes.”
The clinic includes 10 hours of on-court, collegiate-style drills and matchplay competition. The schedule on Saturday, December 12, features head college coaches conducting live-ball, competitive drills in an instructional format. The following day, players will receive on-court coaching during competitive matchplay. An outdoor seminar will offer motivation and education about college tennis preparation and the college tennis recruiting process.
The clinic will comply with all CDC health guidelines in order to protect players, parents and coaches. Face masks will be required when entering, exiting and walking throughout the facility. Temperature checks will be administered upon entry.
For more information about the College Tennis Exposure Clinic, visit www.collegetennis.com.