USTA Florida will host its first in a series of junior diversity camps, the 2016 Development Camp for Diverse Backgrounds, on June 18 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
The camp is for junior players age 12-18 who are playing USTA-sanctioned tournaments.
The camp includes instruction at the University of Florida varsity courts, lunch, a camp t-shirt, and sessions on college tennis, training and scheduling. The entry deadline is June 15.
“This will be the second year we are hosting more than one diversity camp to give more players around the state the opportunity to participate in this great learning experience,” says USTA Florida Player Development Coordinator Andy Gladstone. “The more players we can impact through the camps, the better it is for our sport and for the participants to improve in areas such as match play, strategy, and learning the amazing experiences they can have as college players.”
Pros and college stand-outs that have attended USTA Florida diversity camps in the past include Sloane Stephens, Victoria Duval, Sachia Vickery, and former University of Florida star Sekou Bangoura.
For more info, to view other upcoming camps or to register go to www.ustaflorida.com/event/2016-diversity-camp-university-florida or e-mail Andy Gladstone at firstname.lastname@example.org.