Frequently Asked Questions

The registration deadline is 10 day prior to each session. We reserve the right to close sessions earlier if we reach capacity however. Please register as early as possible to secure your spot.
Unfortunately no. We are limited by NCAA rules prohibiting us from offering individual based financial assistance to our camps.
Sessions 1-4 will be run by Coach Kenny Thorne and/or Coach Rodney Harmon, and Sessions V will be run by Coach Derek Schwandt. They will be assisted by current and former Yellow Jacket players as well as select trusted area coaches. Background checks are performed on all staff.
All camps will be held at the brand new, state-of-the-art Ken Byers Tennis Complex located at 940 Fowler Street NW on the Georgia Tech campus.
All overnight campers will be housed in a Georgia Tech dorm. We will have staff in the dorms with the campers at all times. All dorms on campus require a key to enter the building as well as each room. All rooms are two campers per room. You will be able to request a roommate on the registration form.
Day campers need to wear tennis appropriate attire, including non-marking sneakers, and bring a racket and water bottle. Campers also must bring a lunch each day. Summer campers should bring a swimsuit & towel on Monday-Wednesday. Overnight campers should also bring some casual clothes for in the dorms as well as toiletries, twin bed sheets, pillow, and blanket. Campers may bring snacks and drinks to camp. However, please note that the dorms do not have refrigerators so perishable items are not recommended for overnight campers. We also encourage campers NOT to bring valuables with them to camp.
While spending money is not required, parents are encouraged to provide some money for miscellaneous purchases (snacks, drinks, etc.) that we will be selling at camp.
No, we do not require a physical to attend camp. All the medical information that we need is on the registration form.
Your balance is not due until check-in and can be paid by cash, check, or credit card. If you would prefer to pay before check-in, please mail a check made payable to "Coach Kenny Thorne" to 150 Bobby Dodd Way, Atlanta, GA 30332.
No, for liability reasons, we do not offer transportation services to and from camp. Both in-town and out-of-town campers are solely responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from camp.
We will have staff at the tennis center starting at 8:00 AM each morning. Please note however that organized camp activities do not begin until 9:00 AM. Summer camp ends at 4:00 PM each day. Winter camp ends at 3:00 PM each day. In the summer, we offer after care for campers that need to stay until 5pm for $20 for the week. See the camp registration page to add this if desired. Campers will have access to additional free hitting on the courts from 4-5pm.
A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is due at registration. Refunds are only issued if cancellation is made 7 days prior to the beginning of that particular camp session unless a doctor's note can be provided showing an illness or injury. Only payments above the $50 deposit are eligible to be refunded.
Yes, GT is an open campus and parents are welcome to come observe camp sessions. Please note however, parking is only available at no charge during drop off and pick up each day. If you are planning on staying and watching camp, hourly pay parking lots or meter spaces are available on campus.
Campers are permitted to have cell phones at camp as long as they are not out during instructional times. In addition, if parents need to contact their campers during camp, please call Ethan Shapiro at 404-840-3451, Coach Thorne at (404) 216-1496, or Coach Harmon at (404) 426-2567. During Session V only, you can call Coach Schwandt (404) 353-7144.
Please check with your specific camp for specific meal details. If not stated, please bring a packed lunch.
Yes, licensed collegiate trainers are on duty at all times to attend to any illness or injuries. Coaches and counselors supervise all camp activities and dormitories to monitor safety and precaution.
Please note: Campers requiring the use of inhalers or medications of any kind are solely responsible for administering their own meds. Parents should consider this when registering their children for camp.
Parking on the Georgia Tech campus is not free. You will need to park in the meter spaces that run along 8th Street NW (off Fowler Street one block past the tennis center). Parking is a flat $5 after 5pm in those meters and the daily rate will vary seasonally so you will need to check the kiosk. You can pay with cash, credit card, or the park mobile app. Yellow Jacket Tennis Camps are not responsible for parking tickets acquired around or during camp hours.