Montgomery, AL 2024 Summer Tennis Camp at ASU

Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL 36104


Overview

Centrally located in Montgomery, AL, Alabama State University is a top location for the adidas Tennis Camps. The recently resurfaced Olean Black Underwood Tennis Center is the home to Alabama State University tennis. The lighted hard-court facility features 12 courts, coaches’ offices, locker rooms and a team meeting room for the ASU Tennis.

Camp is open to all ages and ability levels. We assess each camper's ability during the first session of camp and make sure they are grouped according to their age and abilities so this way we can tailor the drills, games, and match-play to fit their individual needs.


About Our Coaches

Anuk Christiansz

Anuk Christiansz, who has been a part of seven national championship tennis teams and was a member of the Sri Lankan Davis Cup team, has led the Alabama State University men's and women's tennis programs back to the top of the Southwestern Athletic Conference since 2012.

He has helped the program win three consecutive conference championships, and were on their way to a fourth when the COVID-19 pandemic shortened the season in 2020.

In 2019, Christiansz won both the men's and women's conference coach of the year awards while leading both teams to the SWAC Championships. He helped lead both teams to a regional tournament and finished the season undefeated in conference play.

Two years ago, Christiansz led both teams to the conference titles, and helped lead the teams to regional tournaments. Both teams finished undefeated in both the regular season and tournament play, while placing multiple players on the all-conference and all-tournament teams.

In only his fourth season, he has led the Hornets to the 2015 SWAC Championship, the first in the history of the program. With that championship comes the conference's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, which is also a first in the program.

The men won a program-high 12 matches in 2015 and also finished with a 3-2 regular season conference record, which was the second consecutive season the Hornets finished with a better than .500 conference record, also a program-first.

He led the women's program to another double-digit (10) win season in 2015, marking the first time in the history of the women's program the Lady Hornets had back-to-back 10+ win seasons.

The Lady Hornets finished with a 4-3 conference record and once again made it to the semifinals of the SWAC tournament.

Before coming back to his Alma Mater, Christiansz spent eight years at Auburn University Montgomery and was a part of seven national championships during his career with the Senators. He joined the AUM staff as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s programs in 2002, winning his first national title that season as the AUM men won the championship, while the women’s program finished the season as the national runners-up.

He took over both programs in 2003 and started a run which saw the men win four titles, including three consecutive (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008). He also won two national titles with the women’s program in 2004 and 2005. AUM was a dual-national titlist in 2004, as both the men’s and women’s teams won titles.

He led the men’s program only from 2006-09, leading them to four consecutive national championship appearances as they finished runners-up in 2009. It was one of three times his teams finished second (2002 and 2003 women’s teams).

He had his program’s involved in the community as the program’s were involved in the Read Across America Program as well as being involved with The Metro Fitness Road Race each year helping raise funds for the Montgomery Food Bank.

He has also been involved at both the Arrowhead Golf and Country Club and at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club as the tennis professional.


Camp Details

Full Day Campers: Check in daily from 8:50am-9am at the courts. Check out daily at the courts at 3pm. Lunch is not included so please bring a bagged lunch.

Half Day Campers: Check in daily from 8:50am-9am at the courts. Check out daily at the courts at 12pm

Typical Daily Schedule
9:00am- Warmup
9:20am-11:15am- Topic of the day, morning training
11:15am-12:00pm- End of morning games & challenges
12:00pm- Half Day campers depart, Lunch,
1:00pm-2:45pm- Games, Point Play, Match play, extra help, team competitions & prizes
2:45pm- cooldown & daily review
3:00pm- full day campers depart

*Schedules can vary
**Lunch is not included. Please bring a bagged lunch

Tennis Court Address:
636 Carter Hill Rd
Montgomery, AL 36106

Camp is open to all ages and ability levels. We assess each camper's ability during the first session of camp and make sure they are grouped according to their age and abilities so this way we can tailor the drills, games, and match-play to fit their individual needs.


Tennis Training for Boys and Girls
Tennis Training for Boys and Girls