UC Davis Youth Tennis Camps

UC Davis

Davis, CA


UC-Davis is a perfect setting for any youth 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.

The Davis Tennis Camps provide campers with an introduction to strength, agility, and skill training appropriate for the player's age and ability. Our goals are to help campers develop a passion for the game, and to teach the fundamentals of strokes, strategy, and tactics.

Our camps are designed to quickly build an understanding of the game for beginners, challenge experienced players, and provide a fun, supportive and accessible environment for all. Camps take place at the Marya Welch Tennis Center at UC Davis, the same courts played on by the best college players from UC Davis and around the nation.

About Our Coaches

Eric Steidlmayer

After spending 14 seasons transforming his alma mater into a Division II national power, Eric Steidlmayer enters his sixth season at the helm of the UC Davis men’s tennis program in 2018.

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, and a 20-0 regular season in 2011.

UC Davis has undergone a similar turnaround since Steidlmayer’s arrival, taking over a program that won just six matches in 2012.   In the last four seasons the Aggies have nabbed four consecutive winning seasons.   It started with a 14-win campaign in 2014.  Then, 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.   In 2016, the Aggies topped the prior win total with a new record of 17 victories -- including a run of 12 consecutive victories at one point.  The 17 wins were the most for the program in a quarter century since 1991.  In 2017, the Aggies again topped double digit wins, finishing 14-8 on the year and finishing in the National top 75 for the third year in a row.

In 2016,  UC Davis #1 player, Alec Adamson, was 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 Asssociation’s final poll.  He recently broke into the ATP singles and doubles rankings in 2017.

Under his tutelage, a total of six student-athletes have earned All-Big West honors in singles -- including a trio of first team honors bestowed upon Alec Adamson and two more to James Wade -- and seven doubles pairings have earned all-league laurels in doubles.  Off the court, the Aggies have also excelled in the classroom, hitting an average team GPA over 3.0 for the last five season.

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 Tritons’ history.

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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Camp Details

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.

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.

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.

Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Kathy M. - Mother

My Jonathan had such a great time at UC Davis this past summer, Coach Eric really knows how to relate to the kids and is a very fine instructor of tennis concepts. We can't wait to come back!

reviews-10 Nathaniel R. - Camper

I loved camp because we played tennis around the clock and got to eat in the dining halls, the campus is so cool

reviews-10 Katie G. - Camper age 13

Me and my sister Jenny go to adidas camp every year, we learn so much from Coach and try to improve our skills every summer. I always tell my friends to come with me because it's such a fun experience to do together

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