Since 1970 over 25,000 students have attended Ed's junior and adult tennis camps. Junior boarding camps (6/28-7/3 and 7/5-10) and weekend adult/family camps (7/17-19) are held on the picturesque campus of University of San Diego. Junior day camps are held at Peninsula Tennis Club in Ocean Beach at Robb Field--the West Coast's Great Seaside Public Playground.

Ed's 46th Year
of Summer Tennis Camps

Selected one of
Tennis Magazine's

Top-25 Adult Tennis Camps, 2006
tennis 2015 Camp Schedule
Junior Camps

June 28-July 3 and July 5-10,  at USD
July 27-31  and August 9-14,  at PTC (day camp)
Adult/Family Minicamp
July 17-19 at USD
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2005-14 Camp Pics
2014 Camp Video
2004 Camp Pics/More
ECTA Student Pics

                       Gee Gee Garvin,
                     Abi Spears, 1992

                         Sean Lee, 2005
     RB Tennis College Staff, 1974

Ed Collins On court. Every day. Ed Collins is one of the West Coast's most respected tennis teachers. Since 1970 over 25,000 students have attended Ed's camps and clinics. Former Director of the Rancho Bernardo Tennis College ... From '78-'96, Coach of University of San Diego's men's tennis team ... Four-time San Diego USPTA Coach-of-the-Year... 2001 inductee into USD Athletic Hall of Fame ... 2009 inductee into San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame ... Ed's professional associates (may) include Brett Masi, USD men's tennis coach, Duncan Depew, USPTR and PTC Pro, and Lisa Shih, La Jolla High girls' tennis coach. Camp counselors are intercollegiate players, who provide excellent models as students of the game. With a limited enrollment policy, the student-staff ratio is 4-1. More on Ed's teaching method.

Camp limited to 32 students! 

Weeklong Junior Camps
In association with USD men's tennis coach Brett Masi, resident/day camps are scheduled for June 28-July 3 and July 5-10 at University of San Diego. A day camp is held August 9-14 at Peninsula Tennis Club (A combination of 3 full and 3 half-days). A half-day camp is scheduled for July 27-31 at Peninsula....Groups arranged to provide a comfortable learning and playing experience for all ages and levels, from beginners to high school to tournament players. Ed's camps combine theory, practice and play. Students have fun and learn. Includes technical training, meaningful drills, videotape and written analysis, round-robins and team tennis. Pool picnic, intra-camp softball, movie night, pizza party and more! Watch the 2015 camp video.

2015 camp schedule/enrollment form          additional day camp info/enrollment form

CAMP FAQS  (10 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)  2015 Camp Video Hightlights   2014 Camp Video    2013 Camp    2012 Camp     
u Resident camps are held on the campus of University of San Diego.

Day camps are held at Peninsula Tennis Club in Ocean Beach.

More day camp info and application form.

Camp Testimonials and Photos, 1974-2014

Adult/Family MiniCamps 
Join other adult singles, couples and families for an extended weekend of tennis instruction and spirited play. Held on the picturesque campus of University of San Diego, in association with USD Coach Brett Masi. All levels represented. Includes learning theory, drills, video tape analysis and supervised play. Optional after-tennis, off-campus outings organized. July 17-19. Camp begins Friday at 2:00 p.m. with 3 hours of instruction and play, and concludes on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.. Or stay another day--a 3-hour Monday morning session is offered for those desiring more tennis. Minicamp fact sheet

ECTA Year 'round
USPTA private and group instruction at Peninsula Tennis Club, at Robb Field in Ocean Beach. Weekly clinics for juniors and adults (Tues. and Weds. afternoons for juniors, Sat. morning for adults. Fri pm playday for jrs andadults. USTA and high school minicamps. Teacher and coaches workshops. Videotape lessons. Ball machine rental. Scholarship aid available.

Teachers/Coaches Workshop
Teaching fundamentals to individuals and groups. Improving performance in singles and doubles. Drills and games for all levels. Organizing practice. Competitive conditioning exercises and intra-team tournaments. $20 fee. Call 619-296-3436 for upcoming date/more info/application.

Tennis Journal /Video
A Method of Teaching Tennis (progression for teaching beginners/intermediates). You Can Teach Your Child Tennis (A step-by-step progression in how to teach and play with your child.) Laying the Groundwork (past writings on the subject of teaching beginners). Excerpts from Ed's Watch the Ball, Bend Your Knees! and Journal for Teachers and Coaches. Including: Effortless and Simple (the foundation of tennis is rhythm, relaxation and timing); From the Backcourt (How to attack without missing too much); Doubles Drills and Games; Start the Point with a Plan (serve tactics); On Laver, Confidence and Loving the Game (interview with Coach Larry Willens); Interview with Pancho Segura; Athletic/Tennis Training for Ages 4-7 (how to teach and play with your child). A Primer for Tennis Parents. Who Wins and Why (on the subject of competition); Would You Go So Far as to Practice (advice on how to); Stand Up, Take it Early (advice on returning serve).  A Tennis Test for novice players (Etiquette, rules, terminology, technique and tactics). Pay Attention (on the subjects of teaching concentration, shot devlopment, game playing and the like). Shortcourt--training ground for technique/tactics. Roadmap (a plan for tennis development). Laying the Foundation (video: strokes/shotmaking better w/5 technical skills). Technical lessons from Laver, King, Borg, Connors, Evert, McEnroe, Navratilova, Graf, Agassi, Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and others. Master Technique (a pro photo collage of technical perfection).






"Collins has a knack. He can teach through his writings.
He inspires confidence in his students, and by reading
Watch the Ball, you'll be inspired too."

                   --Dick Enberg, CBS Sports
what tennis


                Riley Vickers, 2007
             Allison Bradshaw, 1993
                   Lisa Shih, 1997
              Mike Morrison, 1970
                     Carley Cooke, 2009
             John & Erik Graber, 2009

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