• 2014 Summer Camps

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    2014 Summer Camps

    About

    RAMP is now taking applications for Summer Camp!  RAMP up your training and reserve your place at RAMP Summer Camps.  Work on your game in a hard working, positive, action packed summer camp with coaches who value teaching players the right way to play, practice and compete.  Private lessons and organized social events and outings will also be available to all summer campers.

    Beginners to advanced players are always welcome at RAMP Tennis.  Any given day, RAMP players may find themselves practicing a court away from a 6 year old beginner, high school players who want to do something fun with friends, a national junior champion, or a top 50 professional player.  We have something for everyone!

    10 and Under campers have one tennis session and one fitness session, with an emphasis on fundamentals and athletic skill development.  Campers above 10 have two sessions of tennis daily (drilling and coached match play) and one session of fitness.  Practices are designed with the goal of challenging the players physically and mentally.

    Boarding

    Located next door, CSUDH is ideal for our resident RAMP Campers. The apartment style dorms are a short walking distance to both campus restaurants and the RAMP site tennis courts. To register, please visit our camps signup page.

    ITA and USTA National Tournament Training Camps

    Come train at RAMP and then play a tournament! High school age players who attend certain weeks of camp will have the option of signing up for Intercollegiate Tennis Associate Summer Circuit events. The ITA Summer Circuit events are great opportunities for prospective student-athletes to play against current collegiate players. Besides being valuable developmentally, these head to head matchups provide insight for college coaches as to the playing level of prospective recruits.  RAMP coaches will take the players to the ITA events, organize warm-ups, practice, watch matches, and provide feedback.

    July 7-11 campers can sign up for the July 12-14 event at University of LaVerne.
    July 21-25 campers can sign up for the July 26-28 event at Cal-State Los Angeles.
    Players are responsible to enter the events on their own.

    In addition, players participating in the Girls 16/18 National Championships in San Diego will find that the July 28-Aug 1 camp is a great way to prepare for the tournament and get their games sharp before playing in front of all of the college coaches in attendance in San Diego.

    Features

    • For 5-18 year old players
    • Any level of experience is welcome
    • Emphasis on fundamentals: Grips, Preparation, Swing Path
    • Daily curriculum includes drilling, point play, and fitness
    • Emphasis on movement and tactical development
    • Tournament preparation
    • Additional emphasis on athletic development

    Camps Weekly Pricing

    • Full Week w/ Boarding
      $ 995.00
    • Full-day (9am-3pm)
      $ 510.00
    • Daily rate
      $ 110.00
    • 10 & Under (9am-12pm)
      $ 240.00
    • 10 & Under daily rate
      $ 50.00
    • 8 & Under (9-11am)
      $ 125.00
    • 8 & Under daily rate
      $ 25.00
    • Beginner Class daily rate
      (T/Th 4-5pm)
      $ 12.00
    • Discounts for multi weeks
      15% off
    • ITA event participants add
      $350
    • *Call ahead to reserve a spot

       

      Dates

      June 9-13 9am-3pm
      June 16-20 9am-3pm
      June 23-27 9am-3pm
      June 30-July 3 9am-3pm
      July 7-11 9am-3pm **
      July 14-18 9am-3pm
      July 21-25 9am-3pm **
      July 28-August 1 9am-3pm **
      August 4-8 9am-3pm
      August 11-15 9am-3pm
      August 18-22 9am-3pm
      August 25-29 9am-3pm
      Sep 1-5 9am-3pm

      ** Housing available

    • Marc Lucero

      Marc Lucero

      The thing I have learned the most in the last few years is the importance of character. It is the single most important factor in determining how good of a player and how good of a competitor a person will be.

      Quick Intro

      • Former USTA Coach
      • Worked for USTA Player Development for four years
      • Coached #1 player in the country under 14
      • Coached Nicole Gibbs, NCAA Champion 2012
      • Assisted Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison
      • Coached on the WTA tour
      • Women’s Assistant Coach at Princeton University in 2004-2007
      • Played Division I tennis at Boston College

      Detailed Bio

      Marc is a former USTA Coach, working for USTA Player Development for four years.  While with the USTA he was responsible for all aspects of the development of his assigned players.  This included formulating developmental plans, planning/conducting daily practices, tournament scheduling, and coordinating fitness with the strength and conditioning staff.  Coach Lucero’s primary player won two national singles titles in 2012 (Easter Bowl and Clay Courts, the first two Gold Balls of her career) and rose to #1 in the country in 14s. Lucero worked with Harrison at two Pro Circuit events in 2009, losing in the finals of the first and winning the second. Lucero has coached Nicole Gibbs since 2010, and in 2012 Gibbs won the NCAA singles title and the Denver 50k Pro Circuit event, her first professional singles title at that level.

      While with the USTA, Coach Lucero spent time assisting with many young pros, among them Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison.  He also traveled extensively to Regional Training Centers around the country, evaluating young players (ages 7-12), conducting regional camps, and teaching the USTA philosophy to parents and coaches.  Prior to the USTA, Lucero was a traveling coach on the women’s tour.  Before that, he spent three years as the women’s Assistant Coach at Princeton University.

      He is USPTR certified and also holds USTA High Performance Coaching Education and USTA Sports Science certifications.  Coach Lucero played Division I tennis at Boston College and graduated from the Carroll School of Management Honors Program with a degree in Economics.

      marc@ramptennis.com

       

  • RAMP Select

    Our most advanced training
    RAMP Select

    About

    RAMP Select is our full time, year round program designed for top level juniors. All the athletes that attend our program receive an individualized developmental plan specific to his/her age and level. At RAMP, we use a progressive philosophy focusing on the Eyes and Mind, Feet and Hands. Practices include Live Ball, Dead Ball, Competition and Individual Attention. Our attendees will also receive a specific fitness plan, again designed based on age and level in a way that we believe to be the best for their progress. This program will consist of daily stretching, injury prevention and nutritional guidance.

    Head Coach

    • Marc Lucero
      marc@ramptennis.com

    Features

    • Full-time program
    • For top level juniors
    • Ages 12-17
    • 3 players per coach

    Pricing Plan

    • Weekly
      $ 700.00
    • Monthly
      $ 2,200.00
    • Marc Lucero

      Marc Lucero

      The thing I have learned the most in the last few years is the importance of character. It is the single most important factor in determining how good of a player and how good of a competitor a person will be.

      Quick Intro

      • Former USTA Coach
      • Worked for USTA Player Development for four years
      • Coached #1 player in the country under 14
      • Coached Nicole Gibbs, NCAA Champion 2012
      • Assisted Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison
      • Coached on the WTA tour
      • Women’s Assistant Coach at Princeton University in 2004-2007
      • Played Division I tennis at Boston College

      Detailed Bio

      Marc is a former USTA Coach, working for USTA Player Development for four years.  While with the USTA he was responsible for all aspects of the development of his assigned players.  This included formulating developmental plans, planning/conducting daily practices, tournament scheduling, and coordinating fitness with the strength and conditioning staff.  Coach Lucero’s primary player won two national singles titles in 2012 (Easter Bowl and Clay Courts, the first two Gold Balls of her career) and rose to #1 in the country in 14s. Lucero worked with Harrison at two Pro Circuit events in 2009, losing in the finals of the first and winning the second. Lucero has coached Nicole Gibbs since 2010, and in 2012 Gibbs won the NCAA singles title and the Denver 50k Pro Circuit event, her first professional singles title at that level.

      While with the USTA, Coach Lucero spent time assisting with many young pros, among them Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison.  He also traveled extensively to Regional Training Centers around the country, evaluating young players (ages 7-12), conducting regional camps, and teaching the USTA philosophy to parents and coaches.  Prior to the USTA, Lucero was a traveling coach on the women’s tour.  Before that, he spent three years as the women’s Assistant Coach at Princeton University.

      He is USPTR certified and also holds USTA High Performance Coaching Education and USTA Sports Science certifications.  Coach Lucero played Division I tennis at Boston College and graduated from the Carroll School of Management Honors Program with a degree in Economics.

      marc@ramptennis.com

       

  • RAMP It Up

    Ideal for after school
    RAMP It Up

    About

    RAMP It Up is our after school program that is designed to mimic our full time program. Our goals remain the same. The philosophy of RAMP is consistent with every group of players, and after school players are guaranteed a high level of practice from the moment they arrive.

    Head Coach

    • Patrick Nagle
      patrick@ramptennis.com

    Features

    • After school program
    • Same level of coaching as in RAMP Select
    • Starts at 4PM to 7PM on weekdays
    • Saturday practices 10AM to 12PM and 1PM to 3PM
    • Personalized development plans

    Winter Weekly Pricing

    • per day, 1x per week (3hrs)
      $ 60.00
    • per day, 2x per week
      $ 55.00
    • per day, 3x per week
      $ 50.00
    • Patrick Nagle

      Patrick Nagle

      I am very excited to be a part of RAMP and a great team to bring the knowledge and passion for tennis to the Southern California area.

       

      Quick Intro

      • Assistant Coach at the USTA Training Center
      • Worked with 20 juniors who were ranked Top 5 in Southern California
      • Worked at Jose Higueras Tennis in Palm Springs
      • Coached players from Spain, Germany, Mexico, Canada, and Chile
      • Graduated from Sonoma State University in 2004

      Detailed Bio

      Patrick has been working in the Tennis Industry since 2000 at tennis clubs and training centers through out California. Most recently he worked with USTA Player Development at the USTA Training Center – West as an USTA Assistant Coach where he was responsible for managing and conducting practices for top level juniors. Patrick traveled to both Sectional and National tournaments through out his time with the USTA. His major accomplishment while working at the USTA Training Center – West was being a part of the team that ran the best tennis program on the West Coast for Junior Development and worked with as many as 20 juniors who were ranked Top 5 Sectionally and Top 10 Nationally. From 2006 to 2009 Patrick worked at Jose Higueras Tennis in Palm Springs, where he was responsible for the coaching, teaching, and mentoring of the players in the program. While there, he worked with players from all over the world including Spain, Germany, Mexico, Canada, and Chile. Patrick was not only responsible for the players’ needs on the court but he also lived onsite at Smoke Tree Ranch supervising the players. Many of the players from the program went on to some of the country’s top schools including USC, UCLA, Harvard, Williams and Mary, Columbia and many more. Patrick graduated from Sonoma State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology specializing in Physical Therapy. While at Sonoma he played #1 Singles and Doubles during his Senior year. Patrick comes from a family with a strong tennis background. His sister went on to become a top hundred doubles player and is currently working as an Assistant Coach at the University of Iowa.

      patrick@ramptennis.com

  • RAMP Rookies

    10 and Under Program
    RAMP Rookies

    About

    RAMP Rookies is our 10 and Under Program, which will incorporate the TAUT (Ten and Under Tennis) format and use modified equipment in helping teach RAMP’s youngest players how to play. We believe that learning the game the right way from the beginning is essential to having continued success and a great experience on the court. RAMP ROOKIES will learn the proper technique and build a strong foundation to build upon for the coming years of each player’s development.

    * Depending on the level, kids may be placed in more advanced programs. The players who turn 11 in the current year will have to be in the more advanced program RAMP It Up. Please refer to its pricing and description for further details. The pricing is introductory for December 2013-February 2014. Prices will increase after that.

    Head Coach

    • Andrew Laing
      andrew@ramptennis.com

    Features

    • For 6-10 year old players
    • Incorporates TAUT format
    • Any level of experience is welcome
    • Ideal for learning proper technique from the start
    • MWF 4PM to 5:30PM (some experience)
    • T&Th 5PM to 6PM and 6PM to 7PM (no experience)

    Winter Weekly Pricing

    • per day, 1x per week
      $ 30.00
    • per day, 2x per week
      $ 25.00
    • per day, 3x per week
      $ 20.00
    • per class (T&Th only)
      $ 10.00
    • Andrew Laing

      Andrew Laing

      Tennis provides many real life lessons of hard work, success and failure, and overcoming adversity. The opportunity to help teach these lessons to the young players at RAMP is a huge motivator for me.

       

      Quick Intro

      • In Player Development since 2006
      • Assistant Coach at the USTA Training Center – West from 2010-2012
      • Worked with 20 juniors who were ranked Top 5 in Southern California
      • Worked at Jose Higueras Tennis in Palm Springs
      • Coached players from Spain, Germany, Mexico, Canada, and Chile
      • A certified USPTA P-1 professional since 2006
      • Graduated from Sonoma State University in 2006

      Detailed Bio

      Andrew has been working in Player Development since 2006. Most recently he worked with USTA Player Development at the USTA Training Center – West from 2010-2012 as a USTA Assistant Coach where he was responsible for managing and conducting practices for top level juniors. He traveled to both Sectional and National tournaments through out his time with the USTA. Andrew’s major accomplishment while working at the USTA Training Center – West was being a part of the team that worked with as many as 20 juniors who were ranked Top 5 in Southern California and Top 10 in the nation. From 2006 to 2009, Andrew worked at Jose Higueras Tennis in Palm Springs, CA, where he worked side by side with Jose Higueras and was responsible for the coaching, teaching, and mentoring of the players in the program. While there, he worked with players from all over the world including Spain, Germany, Mexico, Canada, and Chile. Many of the players from the program went on to some of the country’s top schools including USC, UCLA, Harvard, William and Mary, Columbia and many more. Andrew has been a certified USPTA P-1 professional since 2006. He graduated from Sonoma State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Business specializing in Marketing. While attending he played #1 Singles and Doubles during both his Junior and Senior year.

      andrew@ramptennis.com

  • Private Lessons

    Individual coaching
    Private Lessons

    About

    Private lessons are a great supplement to RAMP programming. The 1-to-1 nature of private lessons provide a focused and feedback-intensive environment where both coach and player hone in on the specific needs of a player. Times are limited and availability varies. Out of program pricing varies. Contact us for more details.

    Coaches

    • Marc Lucero, Andrew Laing, Patrick Nagle, Rick Buchta, Rachel Manasse

    Features

    • 1-on-1 coaching
    • Focused on specific needs of the player

    Pricing Plan

    • Price available upon request
    • Marc Lucero

      Marc Lucero

      The thing I have learned the most in the last few years is the importance of character. It is the single most important factor in determining how good of a player and how good of a competitor a person will be.

      Quick Intro

      • Former USTA Coach
      • Worked for USTA Player Development for four years
      • Coached #1 player in the country under 14
      • Coached Nicole Gibbs, NCAA Champion 2012
      • Assisted Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison
      • Coached on the WTA tour
      • Women’s Assistant Coach at Princeton University in 2004-2007
      • Played Division I tennis at Boston College

      Detailed Bio

      Marc is a former USTA Coach, working for USTA Player Development for four years.  While with the USTA he was responsible for all aspects of the development of his assigned players.  This included formulating developmental plans, planning/conducting daily practices, tournament scheduling, and coordinating fitness with the strength and conditioning staff.  Coach Lucero’s primary player won two national singles titles in 2012 (Easter Bowl and Clay Courts, the first two Gold Balls of her career) and rose to #1 in the country in 14s. Lucero worked with Harrison at two Pro Circuit events in 2009, losing in the finals of the first and winning the second. Lucero has coached Nicole Gibbs since 2010, and in 2012 Gibbs won the NCAA singles title and the Denver 50k Pro Circuit event, her first professional singles title at that level.

      While with the USTA, Coach Lucero spent time assisting with many young pros, among them Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison.  He also traveled extensively to Regional Training Centers around the country, evaluating young players (ages 7-12), conducting regional camps, and teaching the USTA philosophy to parents and coaches.  Prior to the USTA, Lucero was a traveling coach on the women’s tour.  Before that, he spent three years as the women’s Assistant Coach at Princeton University.

      He is USPTR certified and also holds USTA High Performance Coaching Education and USTA Sports Science certifications.  Coach Lucero played Division I tennis at Boston College and graduated from the Carroll School of Management Honors Program with a degree in Economics.

      marc@ramptennis.com