Elysium Tennis Summer adidas Tennis Camps

Elysium Tennis

Plain City, OH 43064


Overview

Elysium Tennis is located in Plain City, Ohio. The tennis facility features 8 indoor tennis courts and 6 outdoor tennis courts. Unique to Elysium, the facility is home to 4 outdoor heated platform tennis courts.

In addition, Elysium Tennis has 8 indoor pickleball courts. Perhaps the most iconic feature of Elysium Tennis is the upper mezzanine area which provides a premiere viewing area for spectators. With pickleball, paddle, and especially tennis, Elysium takes pride in bringing the community of the Columbus, Ohio area together through racquet sports.

Interested in year round tennis, please visit Elysium Tennis by Clicking Here


About Our Coaches

Jacob Byrd

Jacob is a PTR certified teaching professional. Jacob graduated from Spring Arbor University with a degree in Business and Sports Management. At Spring Arbor University, Jacob played 4 years of collegiate tennis and was named team captain his senior year. Jacob began his teaching career at White Columns Country Club in Milton, Georgia. He was named 2017 “Newcomer of the Year” by the Georgia Professional Tennis Association.


After interning at White Columns Country Club, Jacob began teaching full time with Agape Tennis Academy at Dekalb Tennis Center in Atlanta, GA. In 2017, he became the Director of Junior Programs at Dekalb Tennis Center. Jacob has a passion for teaching junior tennis players. His mission is to help players develop their tennis skills, help players build strong character, and to ensure that everyone has fun in the process. Jacob is a USTA certified tournament director. In the fall of 2018 Jacob became the Director of Events and Social Media at Elysium Tennis in Plain City, Ohio.


Jacob began playing tennis as a sophomore in high school. He played number one singles and served as team captain all three years at Ontario High School in Ohio. He was also named team MVP three straight years. As exciting as the thrill of victory was, his true joy came from impacting the lives of his teammates. Witnessing lives change through the game of tennis inspired Jacob to pursue a career in teaching tennis.


When Jacob isn’t on the courts, he can be found cheering on his favorite Ohio sports teams or on the trails with his dog Kazi.

Alice Tunaru

Alice Tunaru was born and raised in Pitesti, Romania. She was consistently ranked among the top 10 junior players in Romania. Alice traveled throughout Europe playing ITF tournaments before committing to the University of Alabama to play Tennis.


While at the University of Alabama, Alice competed at 2 singles and 2 doubles. She was on the “SEC Academic Honor Roll” all 4 years while at Alabama. Alice graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a double Major in Advertising and Psychology. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA.


Alice began teaching tennis at The University of Alabama as a lead coach for their summer camps. She went on to coach at The John McEnroe Tennis Academy in Long Island, New York. She worked as the tennis coordinator and tournament director at John McEnroe Tennis Academy.


Alice now teaches tennis at Elysium Tennis in Plain City, Ohio. Her off court interests include hiking, biking, and watching tv.

Patrick Thompson

Patrick Thompson grew up in Cleveland, Ohio as an extremely talented junior tennis player. When Patrick was a sophomore at Medina High School, he won the Doubles State Championship in Ohio. Patrick made several appearances in the State Championships in singles as well.


When Patrick was 18 he earned in the top 200 ranked junior player national rankings. After working in the marketing industry, Patrick decided to follow his passion for tennis by teaching professionally.


Patrick graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Marketing. While at Ball State University he was ranked 4th in the country in Doubles. He twice qualified for the NCAA Division 1 Doubles Tournament.


After college Patrick spent some time working in Marketing before becoming a USPTA certified professional. He has coached multiple State Champions. Patrick has 7 years of tennis coaching experience including 6 years at Northridge Tennis and Golf Club in Cleveland, Ohio and 1 year at Elysium Tennis in Plain City, Ohio. Off the court, Patrick enjoys Soccer and Cleveland Browns football!

Brian Heil

Brian is currently an Owner of Elysium Tennis in Plain City, Ohio. Brian grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He went on to play tennis at the University of Dayton. Brian played #1 Singles and #1 Doubles as a flyer and was named Team Captain as well as the Most Valuable Player.


Brian is regarded as one of the best coaches in the state of Ohio. He has coached and led players to a total of 22 State Championships and has led 39 players to the next level, college tennis.


Brian has coached players on to Division 1 schools of the likes of, The Ohio State University, Iowa University, University of Cincinnati, University of Penn, and University of Butler among many others. Brian has 21 years of coaching experience.


He is certified as a USPTA Elite Professional Level 1. In 2018, Brian’s family was named the “tennis family of the year” by the Greater Columbus Tennis Association. When he’s not teaching tennis, Brian enjoys playing Platform Tennis (has been ranked as high as 5th nationally) and spending time with his two girls, Ellie and Hannah.

Klint McCenery

Klint has been teaching tennis for over 16 years. His teaching experience includes Northam Park, Columbus Country Club, and Head Coach at Wellington High School.


Klint has been teaching at Elysium Tennis for 10 years. He specializes in teaching beginners. Klint leads all of the beginner classes at Elysium Tennis. Klint is a USPTA certified professional.


Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Klint played football, basketball, and baseball. It wasn’t until he quit baseball, that he found his love for tennis. Klint went on to play tennis at Ohio Northern University. He graduated with a degree in Business Management.


His off court interests include spending time with his wife, kids and enjoys playing Platform Tennis. You can often times find him at the Columbus Zoo!

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Camp Details

adidas Tennis Camps cover all aspects and skills of the game in a fun and rewarding environment. Each camp is uniquely run based on the type of camp:

Elysium, Quickstart, Elite, or a Tournament Play Camp. On the first day campers are evaluated on the courts and placed into smaller groups based on their age and ability.

In the Adidas, Elite, and Tournament Play Camps, players will get up to 20 hours of tennis instruction and play per week- including a combination of drills, match play, strategy sessions, and fitness training from professionally certified instructors from Peak Human Performance.

Our camps are perfect for the new, developing, or accomplished player. Details on the different types of camps are below. Each camper will receive a camp tee shirt, award, and player party on the final day.

“Elysium Camps”

Elysium Camps are for all ability levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced players from ages 5-18.

Elysium Camp Highlights:

•Technique development to build fundamentals
•Fun tennis specific fitness, games and relays
•Match play
•Mental strength training and sportsmanship sessions
•Fitness sessions with Peak Human Performance
•Fun games: water balloon fights, capture the flag, and dodgeball
•Every player receive a camp tee shirt and awards
•Prizes for team and individual awards

“Quickstart Camp”

Quickstart camps are for beginner and intermediate players ages 5-12.

Quickstart Camp highlights:

•Learning the fundamentals of tennis
•Learning how to keep score in match play
•Learning tennis etiquette
•Fun games: Water Ballons, capture the flag, kickball

“Elite Camps”

Elite camps are for intermediate and advanced players ages 7-18.

Elite Camp Highlights:

•80% of the camp is on court instruction, drills and match play
•Immersion into tennis strokes and technical analysis
•Daily fitness and conditioning through Peak Human Performance
•Weekly tournament, players placed in appropriate divisions

“Tournament Play Camps”

Tournament play camps are for advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced level players ages 7-18.

Tournament Play Camp Highlights:

•Specific Match Play strategies for singles and doubles
•Designated Coach for each “team”
•Each camper will receive a complete evaluation form on his/her match play
•Daily classroom session on mental toughness
•Every camper gets a camp tee shirt, award and a player party on the final day

Interested in year round tennis, please visit Elysium Tennis by Clicking Here


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Cole C. - Parent

Connie loves this camp. She likes that not only is it tennis specific training but she really enjoys the match play and games. She will be back next year.

reviews-10 Jacob S. - Camper

The camp with coach Jacob was a blast. He was a great teacher and would always take the time to answer any questions we had about our technique. My swing has already improved since the summer time.

reviews-10 Lori K. - Parent

I had 2 campers in the Elite camp and in was a fantastic time for both of them. They really appreciated the time and tips that were given to them. I would like to thank the staff for their care, humor and tennis confidence he gave to my children. Thanks.

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