Testimonials

From Students

“Dear Coach Krass,
I would like to thank you for a fantastic experience last week at your USF camp. I will cherish it for the rest of my life! I just signed up for the 2 week camp at Lehigh and I can’t wait to learn more! I learned so much at the USF Camp and I thank you for creating this camp. You are so much fun and really inspiring. You taught me that if you have a goal in life, there is no reason you cannot achieve it. I came home a new player and person. I am much more confident in my game and myself. And the other Camp Coaches were amazing too! I had a lot of fun and cannot wait for the Lehigh Camp! I always love a challenge!”
– Rachelle Steele-Cerone, Lehigh Acres, FL

“Dear Coach Krass, I am finally back in France after my week at your USF Camp. Your camp was an amazing experience and was surely the best camp I did in my life….I really enjoyed it! For a foreigner like me, I learned a lot about College Tennis and what team spirit is all about. The atmosphere with the players, coaches and you was incredible! I’m even being recruited now by several coaches who were at your camp. Thanks, again, for a great experience!”
-Tadju Davies

“Coach Krass, Your camp was one of the best tennis decisions I’ve ever made. I got to play a great amount of tennis, made some great friends, and made some very friendly relationships with the coaches at the camp.”

“The camp was everything I could ask for — point play, friendly atmosphere, competitive and overall fun. The weekend was maybe the most fun tennis weekends I’ve ever experienced. The camp not only helped tennis wise, but hit helped me understand the college tennis recruiting process and the life of a collegiate athlete.”
-Ethan Garren

From Parents

“If you are a junior tennis player and want to learn about playing college tennis, get non-biased coaching from some of the top college coaches in the country, then this camp is for you! My daughter went, loved it, and is now on scholarship playing college tennis.”
-Mark Wagner, Clearwater, FL

“What your camps do so well is encourage every player – no matter what their level – to be the best they can be. Your knowledge of the game, technical expertise and most of all, the enthusiasm you pass on to the campers is unrivaled.”
-Peter Kendall, Short Hills, NJ.
“Dear Ed,
I needed to thank you and express how wonderful my son Kyle’s experience at your camp this summer was for him. From your staff’s warm greetings upon our arrival to their engaging professional demeanor, the whole week’s experience was truly a transformative one on so many levels for Kyle.” “As a senior who is seriously looking at colleges for next year, the training, critiquing & lectures from all of the marvelous college coaches was invaluable for his search & collegiate tennis career moving forward. In fact, Kyle said that your camp was the “highlight” of his summer! My sincerest gratitude for the level of dedication & care you take in making each & every one of the students feel special & wonderful memories & encouragement you leave them with.”
-Rev Valerie & Dr Stuart Gower
“I just wanted you to know that Ian had a great time/experience at your College Tennis Exposure Camp. He spoke so highly of your program and the staff there. I think it helped open my son’s views on college tennis and gave him more confidence in his abilities. I know the whole college tennis recruiting process is daunting and finding the right balance for academics and tennis is tough. This is a start for our family with Ian being the first child going through this. I do have a daughter who will start high school next year and also plays USTA tennis. I look forward to sending her to your program as well. You made me and my family feel very comfortable with this whole process. It was not easy for my wife to send Ian by himself to Florida for this camp. She’s happy now that we did it.”
-Jeff Kim
“My son, Jesse, has attended the College Tennis Academy at Lehigh University for three straight summers in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Each summer Jesse returned with growth in his game that was unparalleled compared to other camps, clinics, programs and showcases he has attended over the years. Not only was the instruction and oversight excellent but having the chance to meet and establish relationships with college coaches was unlike any other experience. The gains in his confidence, mental game, and skills were tremendous. The best part was that Jesse thoroughly enjoyed the intensive tennis focus and meeting kids from all over the country, some of whom he continues to stay in touch with. Over the past three years Jesse has remarked on several occasions how your camp was the best overall tennis experience during his life, and keep in mind he is comparing this to many other camps and clinics throughout the years.”
– Dr Steven Richfield, Child Psychologist
“What your camps do so well is encourage every player – no matter what their level – to be the best they can be. Your knowledge of the game, technical expertise and most of all, the enthusiasm you pass on to the campers is unrivaled.”
-Peter Kendall, Father of Will Kendall, former camper and former Varsity player at the University of Indiana
“Dear Ed,
I wanted once again to compliment you on running an exemplary program for aspiring college tennis players.
My son attended the first session at Lehigh during the summer of 2008 and he had an unparalleled experience there. In fact, he marks that week as one of the best of his entire life. The coaching staff was superlative, and was generous with time, attention and mentoring. Although my son has been playing tennis for many years and has had the benefit of some wonderful coaches previously, it was during the week at Ed Krass tennis camp that he made a quantum leap in his game both physically and mentally. I would have to also comment on the developmental growth that I observed after his return from your camp. His insights into his mental game and emotional barriers that had interfered with optimal playing were as valuable as any lesson in serve or groundstroke could have been.
Thank you again for a wonderful experience that we all shared via your camp. And also thanks for your ongoing support and encouragement as we finalize our choices for college and tennis.”
-Sara Merwin
“Dear Mr. Krass,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for giving my daughter Samantha a wonderful experience this past week at Brown. Samantha was thrilled with the program from beginning to end. She found the instruction to be invaluable – incomparable to anything that she has been exposed to over her past five years as a tennis player. She was excited to reiterate all of the strategic tips imparted by you and your coaching staff, chatting for the entire four hour trip home. Likewise, she thoroughly enjoyed learning the “one on one doubles” game, and looks forward to practicing and playing it. She could not believe how her volley improved in just five days!
Thank you for your and your coaches’ terrific knowledge, instruction and energy! Samantha hopes to be able to join your camp again next summer.”
– Judy Gann

“Coach Krass,
My daughter, Renee, attended your college tennis exposure camp last week at USF. She has not stopped talking about her experience since.
When first introduced to your camp, I was skeptical. So many tennis camps proclaim to be the best at what they do and promise an exciting and fulfilling experience. Meanwhile, mom and dad scramble to pay the exorbitant cost only to find that their child learned very little. After several nudges, I took the leap of faith and sent Renee away for a week.

Renee (nka “R – D”) is one of those kids that became interested in tennis late in her life, but has devoted herself to the sport ever since. Her tournament experience is non-existent compared to those kids that have been swinging a racquet since birth. Yet her dream is to play college tennis and she is willing to make huge sacrifices to accomplish this task (this dream being second only to one day becoming a great doctor responsible for finding cures to diseases that most of us will never be able to pronounce). Her ranking in Florida is inconsistent with her skill, as is her tennis recruiting status on a website that apparently every coach in the free world reviews to measure a child’s recruitability.”

“At least this is what she has been told by several coaches who have come to know her. She has had her share of heartbreaking news that she is not interesting as a recruit because of a number which has been attached to her name. The minute “R – D” arrived at USF, her eyes lit up and a crooked little smile took up residence on her freckled face. This was going to be a great adventure. And so it was.”

“From beginning to end, this kid had the time of her life. My two hour ride home was full of intricate details including descriptive tennis drills to the “do’s and don’ts” of calling college coaches to personality profiles of the excellent coaching staff that assisted in making your camp an uplifting and incredible experience. You were affectionately described as an “Eveready Bunny” due to your non-stop (positive) energy. Renee bonded with many of the coaches during her short stay and came home overwhelmed with relief because she had been given a chance to work hard and be recognized by many wonderful coaches in our tennis community. With a bit more hard work and some luck, she may realize her dream next year.”

“So, thanks for putting together such a great program and thanks to those coaches that make the experience unforgettable. I believe it has helped Renee immensely in setting her goals and taking responsibility for her future in tennis and in life.”
-Cynthia Dietz

From Coaches

“Coach Ed Krass’ camp is the best tennis camp in America”
– Coach Brian Boland, winner of 4 NCAA National Team Titles at University of Virginia
“This camp is an excellent opportunity for junior players to showcase their skills and receive specific feedback from college coaches representing every level of the game.”
– Dave Shook, Former Head Men’s & Women’s Coach, Lehigh University
“The College Tennis Exposure Camp is a tennis heaven for the serious tournament player that wants to improve their ranking and matchplay under the skillful eyes of top college coaches.”
– Tim Smith, Head Men’s Coach, Marist College
“With the shortage of college scholarships out there, many talented and hopeful players get misplaced or miss out on a great college experience due to the wrong connections. Ed Krass and his many years of experience in the college ranks and expertise in coaching top juniors, is the perfect middleman to help our nation’s college-bound players. His program is much overdue!”
– Chuck Kriese, Former Head Men’s Coach, Clemson University (Winningest Coach in ACC History)