Fantasy Camp returns to USTA National Campus

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November 8, 2021 12:00 PM

Not held in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the USTA Foundation's Fantasy Camp event recently returned to the USTA National Campus as a resounding success. Held over the weekend of Nov. 4-7, attendees were able to train like top-ranked tennis players while simultaneously supporting the philanthropic mission of the USTA Foundation. 

Hosted in conjunction with USTA Player and Coach Development, the camp is designed to mirror the high-performance training camp environment utilized by professional players who train at the USTA National Campus. Guided by USTA national coaches, participants received world-class advice and instruction through drills, practice plans, video analysis, competition and educational seminars on various topics, including performance-based nutrition. During on-court instruction sessions, participants learned strategic and tactical principles, the importance of shot selection and court positioning and their personal strengths or weaknesses.

Click here to view photos from the event.

Current and former professional players Angela Haynes, Jimmy Arias, Emilio Sanchez, Lindsay Davenport, Mary Joe Fernandez, Nick Monroe and Kim Clijsters also participated, allowing the attendees the opportunity to see how their own tennis games stacked up against the world's best.

Proceeds from the event directly benefitted the USTA Foundation's Rally for the Future campaign, announced in May with a target of $20 million raised over the next three years. This campaign will directly benefit the more than 250 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters which provide free or low-cost tennis and education programming to more than 160,000 under-resourced youth annually.

 

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