Since 1970 over 25,000 students have attended Ed's junior and adult tennis camps. Junior day camps: 7/1-5, 7/31-8/1 and 8/12-16 (beginners only). Weekend adult/family camp: 7/12-14. Camps are held at Peninsula Tennis Club in Ocean Beach at Robb Field--the West Coast's Great Seaside Public Playground. (All 2020 camps cancelled.)

Ed's 50th Year
of Summer Tennis Camps

Selected one of
Tennis Magazine's

Top-25 Adult Tennis Camps, 2006
tennis 2020 Camp Schedule (Cancelled)
Junior Day Camps

July 1-5, July 31-Aug 1  and August 12-16 (beginners).
Adult/Family Minicamp
July 12-14 (housing available at University of San Diego)
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2005-18 Camp Pics
2017 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. Assistant to Dennis Van der Meer, Berkeley Tennis Club, 1970-71 ... Director of Rancho Bernardo Tennis College, 1973-77 ... University of San Diego's men's tennis coach, 1978-1996 ... 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 ... 1990 USTA/ITA Nat'l Community Service Award recipient ... 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 24 students! 

Weeklong Junior Camps
Day camps are held July 1-5, July 31-Aug 1 and August 12-16 (for beginners only), at Peninsula Tennis Club (A combination of 3 half-days and 2 full-days). 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 2017 camp video.

2020 camp schedule/enrollment form          additional day camp info/enrollment form

CAMP FAQS  (10 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)  2017 camp video highlights   2016    2015    2014     2013    2012    2010 
u Camps are held at Peninsula Tennis Club, in Ocean Beach.

More day camp info and application form.

Camp Testimonials and Photos, 1974-2017

Adult/Family MiniCamps 
Join other adult singles, couples and families for an extended weekend of tennis instruction and spirited play. Held at Peninsula Tennis Club, in Ocean Beach. All levels represented. Includes learning theory, drills, video tape analysis and supervised play. Optional after-tennis, off-campus outings organized. July 12-14. Camp begins Friday at 2:00 p.m. with 3 hours of instruction and play, and concludes on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. 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 and adults. 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 /Videos
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; 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. Teach Him to Love It (Advice on teaching the beginner) Forehands, Backhands, and Everything Else (Internal tennis skills)
Give This to Your Folks (On praise, criticism,  building confidence, and having fun with tennis)

Tennis (History) Lessons (Instructional video featuring the best players of all time)






"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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