Geoff Macdonald's Vanderbilt Tennis Camp

A great place to learn the fun and fundamentals of tennis!!

June 30-July 4
Day Camp
July 7-11
Day Camp
July 14-18
Day Camp
July 21-25
Day Camp

A camp that prides itself on excellent teaching for boys and girls on all levels.

Mission Statement

The Vanderbilt Tennis Camp is committed to quality teaching in a patient, positive atmosphere. We are dedicated to teaching each camper the techniques, tactics, and training necessary to improve in tennis, and enjoy this lifelong sport. Each camper will receive the best coaching and attention, and we will adapt all drills and match play to the level of each player. This camp is designed to provide a rich learning environment for boys and girls ages 7 to 17 (beginner to advanced).

We love teaching the game of tennis, and we know that everyone who attends will improve their skills, learning the fun and fundamentals of this great game

Geoff Macdonald - Camp Director

Over the past eight years, the Vanderbilt women's tennis program has gone from a .500 program to competing for a national championship. There is no coincidence that the turnaround occurred over the eight-year period since Geoff Macdonald took over the program. One of the top coaches in the country, Macdonald has transformed the program into one known for players' rapid improvement, commitment to coaching and an unrivaled academic excellence. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, Macdonald coached at Duke and LSU. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Coach Macdonald won the ACC singles title, the ACC MVP award, and the C. Alphonso Smith award for outstanding sportsmanship. After college, he played the Pro Tour, achieving an ATP singles ranking of 200th in the world, and 120th in doubles. Coach Macdonald is married to Kate Daniels, an Associate Professor or English at Vanderbilt. They have three children: Sam, age 17, Gus, 12, and Janey, 9.

David Thornton - Assistant Camp Director

Coach Thornton is widely regarded as one of the finest young coaches in the country and an excellent teacher of the game. He brings a highly successful background to Vanderbilt where he has spent countless hours giving individual attention to players and helping them improve to new heights. Previously the Head Coach for Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) for six years, David took over a struggling program and transformed it into the perennial champion of the Ohio Valley Conference. For his efforts, Coach Thornton was named OVC Coach of the year in 1996, 1997 and 2000. A standout player at MTSU, he was a 3-time All-Conference performer, and, after college, played professionally in Europe. David is married to the former Michelle Wilson.

Daily Schedule


8:00 - 8:30 am Check-in (first day only)
8:30 am Campers Arrive
8:45 - 9:00 am Warm-up & Stretch
9:00 - 9:10 am Demonstrations of Technique and Tactics
9:10 - Noon


  • Drills
  • Match Play
  • Instruction
Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch (*campers bring lunch*)
1:00 - 1:15 pm Warm-up & Stretch
1:15 - 4:00 pm Tennis
4:00 - 5:00 pm Day Campers Depart
1:30 - 2:00 pm Awards Ceremony
2:00 - 3:00 pm Day Campers Depart

Camp Features
Excellent Facilities
Vanderbilt University features 9 outdoor courts and 5 indoor courts. The indoor center offers room for video instruction and a rest and relaxation room.
Expert Instruction
Camp T-shirt
(will be provided)
Awards & Prizes
Competitive Singles and Doubles Play
Cancellation Policy
A refund (less a $50 processing fee) will be provided to anyone who cancels more than 30 days prior to the start of the camp. If cancellation occurs within 30 days of start of camp, a camp voucher will be issued. This can be transferable but is valid only though December 2005.
Registration Information

Click Here for a printable registration form. Please print and fill-out the form completely and mail along with the registration fee.

Mail Registration Information and Payment to:
Vanderbilt University Athletic Department
Dept AT 40459
Atlanta, GA



Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
615-322-GOLD (4653)