The Carolina Tennis Staff is now one of the strongest ever. Sam Paul has over 25 years experience in running junior and adult camps. Brian Kalbas, former National Coach of the Year at William & Mary and Sam Paul serve as camp directors. Our 1:5 instructor to camper ratio ensures your son or daughter daily individualized instruction.
Sam Paul begins his 20 th year as camp director. Paul is a five time ACC Coach of the Year and has led the Tar Heels to 13 NCAA berths in the last 14 years. Paul also coached Brad Pomeroy, Raian Luchici, Tripp Phillips and Nick Monroe who earned All-America status during their senior years. Phillips is ranked among the top 100 doubles players in the world, and
Monroe is ranked in the ATP top 500 in singles. In 2007, Paul's team started the season 20-0 and achieved a top 10 final national ranking. The last two seasons UNC has compiled an impressive 49-10 overall record.
Brian Kalbas is in his seventh year as Head Women's Coach at North Caroilina. Kalbas is the 2010 ITANational Coach of the Year,winning the award for the second time in his career. He led the Tar Heels to a #1 national ranking for much of the 2010 season and finished with an appearance in the final four for the first time in school history. Kalbas coached Sara Anundsen and Jenna Long to the NCAA Doubles Championship in 2007. In 2006 he led the Tar Heels to a school record 26 wins and were ranked as high as #5 in the country. Under Kalbas' direction, 15 of his teams have been ranked in the top 15 in the country. Kalbas earned his B.B.A. in 1989 from the University of Notre Dame. He played No. 1 singles there for three seasons.
Tripp Phillips is one of the most decorated tennis players to wear Carolina blue. He is also one of the rising stars in the coaching profession. Last September Phillips reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open with doubles partner Ashley Fisher. Phillips is married to the former Laura Zuger of Charlotte, N.C. In October, Phillips was named Assitant Coach at his alma mater. During his senior season, Phillips reached the quarterfinals of NCAA's, achieving All-America status in singles. He also was the recipient of the Patterson Medal which is awarded annually to the top student-athlete at UNC.
.SARA ANUNDSEN - ASST. WOMEN'S TENNIS COACH
Sara Anundsen returns to the Carolina Tennis Camp Staff for another summer. Anundsen, the current women's assistant tennis coach at Carolina just finshed her second season in that role. Anundsen, a 2007 Carolina graduate, teamed with classmate Jenna Long to win the 2007 NCAA Women's Doubles National Championship, the first tennis tennis national championship in program history. Anundsen earned All-America honors in 2006 and 2007, and helped lead the Tar Heels to a pair of Sweet Sixteens and an Elite Eight. A native of Littleton, Colo., Anundsen teamed with Long to capture the 2007 NCAA doubles title after falling in the national semifinals in 2006. The duo finished the 2007 season 29-6 and was named ITA National Doubles Team Of The Year. By virtue of their NCAA title, Anundsen and Long also earned a wild card berth into the 2007 U.S. Open.
SCOTT PERELMAN - ASST. MEN'S TENNIS COACH
Scott Perelman is the Volunteer Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach at UNC. Coach Perelman was the head tennis coach at the University of Kansas for ten years, winning two Big Eight Conference championships. He is the winningest coach in Kansas tennis history where he coached numerous All-Americans and is a former Chairman of the NCAA Tennis Committee. He has a B.S. and a M.S. from Ball State University, where he went to school and also began his coaching career.
Our staff considers supervision of campers a 24-hour-a-day responsibility,
and one we take very seriously. Campers are closely monitored when
playing outdoors to encourage adequate fluid in-take and to prevent heat
exhaustion. Campers will also be accompanied by members of our
staff at all tennis and non-tennis activities. Parents may be assured that
their children are in responsible hands at all times.
* Due to overcrowding, no swimming is allowed.