Collins On court. Every day. Ed
of the West Coast's most respected tennis teachers. Since 1970 over
students have attended Ed's camps and clinics. Former Director of the
Bernardo Tennis College ... From '78-'96, Coach of University of San
men's tennis team ... Four-time San Diego USPTA
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
as students of the game. With a limited enrollment policy, the
ratio is 4-1. More on Ed's teaching method.
to 32 students!
In association with
USD men's tennis coach Brett Masi, resident/day camps are
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
learning and playing experience for all ages and levels, from beginners
to high school to tournament players. Ed's camps combine theory,
and play. Students have fun and learn. Includes technical training,
drills, videotape and written analysis, round-robins and team tennis.
Pool picnic, intra-camp softball, movie night, pizza party and more! Watch
the 2014 camp video.
2015 camp schedule/enrollment form
additional day camp info/enrollment form
Camp Video Highlights 2013
Video Highlights 2012
camps are held on the campus of University of San Diego.
are held at
Peninsula Tennis Club in Ocean Beach.
More day camp info and application
Testimonials and Photos, 1974-2014
ECTA Year 'round
adult singles, couples and families for an extended weekend of tennis
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,
video tape analysis and supervised play. Optional after-tennis,
outings organized. July 17-19. Camp
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
private and group instruction at Peninsula Tennis Club, at Robb
in Ocean Beach. Weekly clinics for juniors and adults (Tues. and Weds.
for juniors, Sat. morning for adults. Fri pm playday for jrs andadults.
USTA and high school minicamps. Teacher and coaches workshops.
lessons. Ball machine rental. Scholarship aid available.
fundamentals to individuals and groups. Improving performance in
and doubles. Drills and games for all levels. Organizing practice.
conditioning exercises and intra-team tournaments. $20 fee. Call
for upcoming date/more info/application.
Method of Teaching Tennis (progression for teaching
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
from Ed's Watch the Ball, Bend Your
and Journal for Teachers and Coaches.
and Simple (the foundation of tennis is rhythm, relaxation and
the Backcourt (How to attack without missing too much); Doubles
and Games; Start the Point with a Plan
tactics); On Laver, Confidence and Loving the
(interview with Coach Larry Willens); Interview with Pancho
Segura; Athletic/Tennis Training for
4-7 (how to teach
and play with your child). A Primer for Tennis
Parents. Who Wins and Why (on the
of competition); Would You Go So Far as to
(advice on how to); Stand Up, Take it
(advice on returning serve). A Tennis
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).
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
Riley Vickers, 2007
Allison Bradshaw, 1993
Lisa Shih, 1997
Mike Morrison, 1970
Carley Cooke, 2009
John & Erik Graber, 2009