University of Southern Mississippi Summer Tennis Camp

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, MS 39406


Overview

University of Southern Mississippi features 12 regulation size tennis courts with a stepped spectator area, bisecting the courts in an even fashion. In groups of three, the courts also have gated walkways for easy player, coach, and staff access as well as spectator viewing areas on the opposite side. Between courts, players have benches to use for match and practice purposes and will be able to compete and break seamlessly with matches on neighboring courts. There are locker room facilities for both teams have been included. Located on campus at 01 N. 37th Ave, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401, the courts are close to the USM dining hall, dorm and other facilities that will be used during camp. Transport will be provided from dorms to the tennis courts and back. This official Adidas Tennis Camp is the first of its kind in Mississippi and sure to sell out. The camp is open to everyone on a first come, first serve basis!

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About Our Coaches

Zubin Engineer

Zubin Engineer is in his sixth season at the helm of the Southern Miss men's tennis program, having been announced as the head coach in Oct. 2013. His overall record entering the 2018-19 campaign is 83-38 with five consecutive winning seasons.

The 2017-18 season ended with a 19-4 record, making for a 40-9 record the previous two seasons. It also included a win over Rice, the first in program history, as the team swept its three matches of the C-USA West Division Showcase. Wen-Po Tseng (second-team doubles, singles) and Chung-Han Tsai (doubles) earned All-Conference USA recognition as well. Tseng's 15-0 singles performance broke a 37-year-old school record.

The team's 21-5 record in the 2016-17 season was not only the winningest of his tenure, but also the second best record in Southern Miss history. Along with the successful record, sophomore Jorman Reyes set two school records with two 11-match win streaks. Reyes now sits at No. 2 in Golden Eagles history and finished the season 22-2 overall.

The Golden Eagles posted 12 shutouts this season, four of which came on the road. Chao-Yu Huang finished his career with the Golden Eagles with a 68-27 record. Huang and doubles partner, Wen-Po Tseng dominated on court 2 with 18 wins and concluded the season with seven straight wins.

The Golden Eagles rounded up their season at the C-USA Championships and made it to the semifinals for the first time since 2009. The Golden Eagles beat FAU 4-3 to make it to the semis, their third C-USA win of the season. After the 21-win season, Engineer posts a fourth consecutive winning season with a 64-34 record (.653) and finishes with the APR 992.

Along with the athletic performances, Engineer's team excelled in the classroom. Six of the seven players made 3.5 or higher including Mikhail Espiov who earned a 4.0 and was named the Southern Miss President's Honor Roll for this accomplishment.

Engineer holds 20 years of coaching experience at the collegiate, Davis Cup, Federation Cup, National and International levels before his time at Southern Miss. Engineer has trained at the highest of level including multiple national teams and three Davis Cup teams.

Engineer began his coaching career in 1991 in India with Britannia Amritraj Tennis (B.A.T), where he was part of a program that produced a Junior Wimbledon player and a Junior U.S. Open champion as well as multiple Davis Cup players and Indian national champions. Vikrant Chadha, a member of the B.A.T team, was a member of India's Davis Cup team and went on to play for the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and was only the 13th All-American in Ole Miss Tennis history. Chadha was instrumental in taking the Ole Miss team to two NCAA Final Fours.

In 2003, Engineer co-founded The Tennis Academy of Asia in Thailand, Asia's largest international tennis academy, where he served as both a coach and director until 2008.

During his tenure with The Tennis Academy of Asia, he recruited players from 35 countries to train year-round at the 14-court facility. He trained the Davis Cup teams of both Malaysia and Sri Lanka as well as produced an Asian Junior Girls champion, a world No. 26 ranked player from New Zealand and developed many elite players who won ITF events. Engineer's academy hosted prestigious international events like Junior Fed and six ITF junior and pro circuit events.

In 1998, Engineer was instrumental in playing a key role in preparing the Thailand national team for the Asian Games and South East Asian Games. The team won the first-ever Asian Games Gold Medal and four Southeast Asian Games medal. Paradorn Srichaphan, a member of the Thailand national team won the Asian Games Gold medal and went on to achieve the status of Asia's highest ranked tennis player in history when he reached No. 9 on the ATP Tour in 2003, and Danai Udomchoke, who achieved world top 100 status on the ATP tour in 2007.

In 2009, Engineer made the jump to the American College scene when he became head men's and women's tennis coach at Loyola University New Orleans, where he led the effort of the school to field both a men's and women's tennis program for the first time since 1997. Engineer's women began competing in 2009 and the men in 2010.

Engineer earned his Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree in Psychology with a Magna Cum Laude GPA of 3.86 from Loyola University New Orleans. He received the outstanding scholar award from the College of Social Sciences and was inducted as a member of the Jesuit Honor Society. Engineer also earned his Master of Science Degree with Honors in Sport Management in 2016 with a 3.93 GPA.

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Camp Details

Overnight Campers: Check In Sunday 1-2pm at dorm building TBA, Check Out Friday 12pm at the courts.

Day Campers: Check In Monday 8:45am at the courts and should be picked up at 4pm each day. Check Out Friday 12pm at the courts.

*Lunch is included for day campers except on Friday
**Swimming pool available for all campers- make sure to bring a bathing suit and towel
***Will be running a fast 4 tennis tournament on Friday of every week!

Tennis Courts Address: 01 N. 37th Ave, Hattiebsurg, MS, 39401

Tentative Daily Schedule

8am- Breakfast
9am- 11am- Tennis with technical instructions
11am-12pm- Recreation activity (Swimming)
12pm- Lunch
1pm-3pm- Rest and recreation
3pm-5pm- Strategy and Match play
6:00pm- Dinner
9:00pm- Lights out

 


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