Drake University Tennis Camps
Des Moines, IA 50311
Drake University adidas Tennis Camps are located in the Iowa capitol city of Des Moines, making this an ideal site for an adidas Tennis Camp.
Campers will play at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center which features 6 outdoor and 6 indoor tennis courts.
About Our Coaches
Mai-Ly Tran was named head women’s tennis coach at Drake University on Wednesday, July 27 2016.
Tran comes to Drake from Cal State Fullerton, where she spent the last three years as assistant women’s tennis coach. She helped lead the Titans to a 35-33 overall record the past three seasons, while also compiling nine Big West Conference awards, six Big West Player of the honors and 11 Big West All-Academic accolades.
Tran tutored Alexis Valenzuela, who was three-time Big West singles first-team selection and the first Titan to earn first-team honors in program history. This past spring, Valenzuela and doubles partner Camille De Leon became the second Titan duo to receive first-team All-Big West honors.
Tran’s tireless work over the last three seasons resulted in the best season in program history in 2016 with 17 wins and the Titans’ first winning season since 2004.
Prior to her stint at Cal State Fullerton, Tran served as the Director of Tennis at Hope International University before coaching four years at Orange Lutheran High School.
Tran played for Cal State Fullerton from 2004-07 and accumulated 38 wins during her career. As a senior, she earned all-Big West second-team honors with her doubles partner Gina Le.
Full Day Camper Check in - Campers should be dropped off at the tennis courts Monday-Thursday between 8:45am and 9:00am.
Half Day Camper Check in - Campers should be dropped off at the tennis courts Monday-Thursday between 8:45am and 9:00am.
Full Day Camper Check out - Campers should be picked up at the tennis courts Monday-Thursday at 4pm.
Half Day Camper Check out - Campers should be picked up at the tennis courts Monday-Thursday at 12pm.
*LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED
The coaches who worked the adidas Tennis Camp were great. They were very attentive to each of the player’s areas of game that needed improvement. My son wanted to work on his serve accuracy and speed and the coaches were very receptive to working on it with my son. At his last tournament the radar gun clocked his serve at 5mph faster than prior to the start of camp. Thanks for all you did!
The quality of the staff at this camp was outstanding. My son thoroughly enjoyed himself and made a ton of new friends. The level of coaching and instruction was great. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone looking to send their children to a tennis camp! Job well done.
I really enjoyed my time at this tennis camp. I met a lot of new friends and improved my skills. I didn’t have the strongest serve coming into camp but with the right instruction that greatly improved by the end. I now feel more confident going into my upcoming tennis season. Big thanks to the staff for their awesome coaching!