Sacramento Area Tennis Summer Camp at the University of California, Davis

UC Davis

Davis, CA


Overview

UC-Davis is a perfect setting for a high intensity tennis training camp. Just outside of Sacramento and barely an hour from San Francisco, tennis campers will play on the 16 court complex to help take their tennis game to the next level, whether it be in tournament, high school or college play.

The ITA Summer Circuit Event held at UC Davis will be from July 15-17. For more information on that please contact Coach Steidlmayer.

Covid-19 Policy: If campers are vaccinated, you can show your CDC Vaccine Card or digital vaccine record from the State of California. No testing will be required prior to arrival. If campers are not vaccinated, you can either show a negative lab/PCR COVID test result from the last 72 hours. If you are taking an at-home antigen test, you will need to take it “at-door” when you arrive.


About Our Coaches

Eric Steidlmayer

After spending 14 seasons transforming his alma mater into a Division II national power, the 2022-23 season is Eric Steidlmayer's 11th at the helm of the UC Davis men’s tennis. Hired to the position in July of 2012, Steidlmayer is no stranger to UC Davis having served as an assistant coach with the Aggies for two seasons from 1997-98.

Upon returning to UC San Diego in 1999, he reshaped the Tritons into a perennial national contender. Steidlmayer guided UC San Diego to 12 consecutive NCAA postseason appearances from 2000-11, including a national semifinals appearance in 2007.

UC Davis has undergone a similar turnaround since Steidlmayer’s arrival, taking over a program that won just six matches in 2012 and winning eight contests in his first season before posting a 14-win campaign in 2014. In 2015, Steidlmayer was named the Big West Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Aggies to a then-Division I best 16 wins and a share of their first-ever Big West regular season title before topping that mark with a new record of 17 victories -- including a run of 12 consecutive victories at one point -- in 2016.

The 17 wins were the most for the program in a quarter century since the 1991 squad finished 18-5 overall, and gave the Aggies back-to-back-to-back seasons with double-digit victories since they had three such years from 2000-02.

In 2016, Alec Adamson became the first UC Davis player to be named the Big West Player of the Year and was the first Aggie at the Division I level to earn a berth into the NCAA Singles Tournament, finishing the year ranked No. 108 in the nation according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s final poll.

Under his tutelage, a total of six student-athletes earned All-Big West honors in singles -- including a trio of first team honors bestowed upon Adamson, and two more to James Wade -- with seven doubles pairings receiving all-league doubles honors.

In 2015, the Aggies made a return to the national polls, entering the rankings at No. 72 on Feb. 3 -- the second time in the program’s Division I history that UC Davis was listed in the ITA’s weekly rankings. Reaching as high as No. 53 in the country, the Aggies finished the year at No. 58 in the nation, earning the program’s first-ever invitation to compete against some of the nation’s elite programs at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend for the 2015-16 season.

In 2016, UC Davis debuted in the national polls at No. 57, eventually reaching as high as No. 49 in the country, before settling in at No. 71 at the end of the year, earning a spot among the top 75 programs in the country for all but one week during the spring.

Off the court, the Aggies also excelled in the classroom, highlighted by Adamson who became the second UC Davis men’s tennis player named Big West Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year when selected during the 2013-14 season.

The 2011 season lifted Steidlmayer’s win percentage as he led UCSD to a perfect 20-0 record in regular season dual matches. For the 12th straight year, the Tritons advanced to NCAA postseason play as it was the West Region’s top seed and received a free pass to the round of 16. UC San Diego finished ranked 10th in the final national poll and senior Erik Elliott picked up ITA All-America honors.

In 2007, UCSD had its best-ever national finish, completing a season in which it finished third nationally with an 18-7 overall record. UCSD defeated Northwest Missouri State in the round of 16 by a 5-0 score before disposing of 8th-ranked Barry University in the national quarterfinals by a 5-2 margin. The team’s season came to an end in the national semifinals, but not before a fight, as the Tritons played No. 5 Valdosta State very competitively before falling, 5-1.

The 18 wins during the 2007 campaign included four against NCAA D-I opponents and another two against UC Santa Cruz (the NCAA D-III National Champion) and Azusa Pacific (the NAIA Division I National Runners-Up).

Before his arrival in Davis, Steidlmayer amassed a .628 winning percentage during his career at UCSD, posting a record of 182-108 over 14 years. He left UC San Diego as the winningest men’s tennis coach in program history.

Steidlmayer graduated from UC San Diego in 1996 after playing three years on the Triton tennis team. While attending UCSD, he was named the Tritons’ Most Valuable Player after helping them earn a berth in the 1996 D-III National Championships.

He has run tennis camps since graduation from UC San Diego in 1996 and absolutely loves the four days of College Prep Camp at UC Davis.  He hopes to see you there!

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Bill Maze

As the Aggies Tennis head coach, he has continued a strong tradition of winning, visiting the NCAA D-II Championships in each of his first eight seasons and advancing to the quarterfinals five times.

Under Coach Maze, the Aggies have gone 123-73, including a 43-5 mark in conference matches. UC Davis captured the California Collegiate Athletic Association title three times from 1999 to 2004.

Maze earned his B.S. in economics from Stanford in 1978. Under the tutelage of Cardinal Coach Dick Gould, Maze was a three-time All-American, playing No. 1 doubles with John McEnroe as a senior. He played the pro tour from 1978-84.

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Sara Jackson

A face familiar to UC Davis women's tennis returned to the Marya Welch Tennis Center for the 2013-14 season when Sara Jackson stepped onto the court in her new role as the team's assistant tennis coach. A former student-athlete who competed for Head Tennis Coach Bill Maze throughout her final two seasons on campus, Jackson returns for her second coaching stint as a member of Maze's staff.

In her first season back, the Aggies finished in fourth place, advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Big West Women's Tennis Tournament and earnedan NCAA Public Recognition Award for an outstanding Academic Progress Rate (APR) for the seventh consecutive season with a perfect score of 1,000.

Arriving to Davis from American River College, she spent the last four years as the helm of the Beavers' women's tennis program, Jackson will assist with on-court instruction in addition to her administrative duties. Before accepting the top job at ARC, she served as Maze's assistant from 2001-09.

The former Sara Morenc became an Aggie alum in 2001 and was one of only four women in her graduating class to complete the necessary coursework to earn an undergraduate degree in physics.

In 2007, Jackson earned a master's degree in kinesiology from Sacramento State.

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Nathan Robinson

With prior success as an assistant coach for collegiate women's tennis, Nathan Robinson joined the UC Davis men’s tennis team as assistant coach in the summer of 2017.

From 2016 to 2017, Robinson was the women’s tennis assistant coach at Western Michigan University. In that season, the Broncos defeated multiple Big 10 and ACC opponents and set a program record by defeating the number five ranked doubles team in the nation.

In 2014, the Oklahoma native served as a Director of Operations and Volunteer Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach at Oklahoma State University for two season. Within the two years there, he made his first trip ever to the NCAA Championships, where the Cowgirls defeated the number five, number four, and number one seeded teams. The Oklahoma women’s tennis team achieved a perfect, undefeated 9-0 record in the Big 12 regular season, as well as set a nation’s best NCAA record of going 32-1 in doubles points. The Cowgirls were also tournament champions and NCAA runner-ups before ending their season with a 29-5 overall record.

Before coaching collegiate-level athletics, Robinson was the Stillwater Public School’s High School Girl’s Head Tennis Coach for two seasons. Also, Robinson was the Head of Junior Development and Assistant Tennis Pro title under the Shadow Valley Tennis Center in Rogers, Arkansas during his undergraduate years.

Robinson earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Sports Management, from Oklahoma State University in December of 2014

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Camp Details

The College Prep Camp is designed for campers ages 13-19 who have interest in playing in college. Expect to receive expert instruction on all aspects of your game during this week of camp. We will work on technique, pattern play, strength and conditioning, movement patterns on court, and of course match play. Every player will receive an evaluation of where their level currently is, and where they could play college tennis RIGHT NOW.

Eric Steidlmayer will be assisted by a fantastic staff that are all a part of college tennis. UC Davis’ Head Women’s Coach, Bill Maze will bring over 25 years of experience playing and tennis coaching at the college level. Both UC Davis Assistant tennis coaches will be expected to be coaching.

This camp will help prepare you for the  ITA Summer Circuit, held at UC Davis. This Tournament Circuit is designed to give College Level players an avenue to compete each week during the month of July and will be held in Northern California for the first time in many years. This tennis camp along with the Summer Circuit is a unique chance to practice like a college player and then play against the same.

Campers will train at the school's new Marya Welch Tennis Center. Regarded as one of the finest collegiate tennis sites in the country, this tennis camp features 16 hard courts. Join us at one the best California tennis camps.

Overnight Campers: Check In Tuesday 10-11am at the dorms, Check Out Friday 5pm at the courts.

Extended Day Campers: Check In Tuesday 10-11am at the dorms. After the first day, campers should arrive at 8:45am and be picked up at 9pm each day except the final day. Check Out is Friday 5pm at the courts.

The ITA Summer Circuit Event held at UC Davis will be from July 15-17. For more information on that please contact Coach Steidlmayer.

Covid-19 Policy: If campers are vaccinated, you can show your CDC Vaccine Card or digital vaccine record from the State of California. No testing will be required prior to arrival. If campers are not vaccinated, you can either show a negative lab/PCR COVID test result from the last 72 hours. If you are taking an at-home antigen test, you will need to take it “at-door” when you arrive.


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 George A. - Camper

I enjoyed the camp at UC Davis. It was great to get to play with current college players and learn from some of the best coaches in the country

reviews-10 Joan P. - Mother

Thanks adidas Tennis Camps for putting on such a great camp. Your staff was so friendly and professional. My kids came home better tennis players and are already looking forward to coming back next year

reviews-10 Chris B. - Camper

I made so many friends this summer. My favorite part of camp was when we played Davis Cup Tennis. Our team was the best!

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