Top Of The Class College Tennis Prospect Camp

Choate Rosemary Hall

Wallingford, CT 06492



Top of the Tennis is a one-of-a-kind showcase event matching student-athletes with elite coaches from the top academic institutions in the country. Players will train at the Hunt Tennis Center at Choate Rosemary Hall that features 14 har-tru tennis courts.

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About Our Coaches

Paul Gastonguay

Gastonguay graduated from Bates in 1989 as the winningest tennis player in Bates College history, amassing a combined record of 149-41 in his four-year playing career. He set three of the top four single-season marks in school history and became the Bobcats’ second-ever All-American in tennis in his senior season, during which he was a finalist for the NCAA Arthur Ashe Award.

Gastonguay became the head tennis coach of the Bates women’s program in 2001, and he was named NESCAC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year in 2003. In 2010 he helped lead the Bates women’s tennis team to a 10-6 record in dual play, the team’s first double-digit wins season since 1987. In 2012, Bates’ doubles team of Meg Anderson and Elena Mandzhukova played in the NCAA Division III Women’s Doubles Championship, becoming the first Bobcat women to play at the NCAA Championship level.

In 2002, Gastonguay was selected as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Northeast Region Men’s Coach of the Year. Gastonguay was inducted into the Lewiston-Auburn Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Twice honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year, Gastonguay has led the men’s team to one of the longest periods of sustained excellence of any sport in school history. The Bobcats qualified for the NCAA Championships for seven straight years beginning in 2000.

Since 2003, he has coached 10 players to 25 All America Awards including: NCAA Singles Champion in 2006, NCAA Doubles Champions in 2009 and NCAA Singles Finalists in 2005 and NCAA Doubles Finalists in 2014.

Camp Details

Age and Ability Grouping

The Top of The Class Prospect Camp is open to players graduating high school in 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021. Enrollment will be limited in order to ensure each participant receives maximum exposure to our coaches and other guest speakers that may include college guidance counselors, nutritional experts and strength and conditioning coaches. This is a great chance to be seen by coaches and open doors to college contacts that may have not been on your radar previously.

Daily Schedule

9am – On Court Doubles Presentation
9:15am – Warmup
9:30am – Drills: Singles & Doubles Tactics and Skills
10:30am – Doubles Match Play
11:50pm – Stretch
12:00pm – Lunch Break
1:15pm – On Court Singles Presentation
1:30-3:30pm – Singles Match Play (Group 1)
1:30-2:30pm – Tennis Specific Strength & Flexibility Training (Group 2)
2:30-3:30pm – Off Court Seminars with College Coaches (Group 2)
3:30-5:30pm – Singles Match Play (Group 2)
3:30-4:30pm – Tennis Specific Strength & Flexibility Training (Group 1)
4:30-5:30pm – Off Court Seminars with College Coaches (Group 1)
5:30pm – Team Stretch / Dismissal


Players will be immersed in a college tennis experience.  Our coaches will utilize college style practices and coached match play to develop each athlete.  We will teach the athletes how to get the most out of their mental game and introduce the most current tennis strength/pliability techniques.  Coaches will also present on various topics ranging from on court strategy and patterns and sports psychology to what it takes to make it at the collegiate level.

The Top Of The Class Difference!

Every player will get to work with each college coach throughout the camp as well as showcase their talents on the court in singles and doubles.  This is a great opportunity to showcase your “coachability”.   Not only will you showcase playing ability but you will have the opportunity to learn from college coaches and demonstrate how you are willing to try new things during matches.  Coaches look for upside and potential in players and this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your abilities.