Colorado Springs, CO
You’ll fly into Colorado Springs and spend five days and four nights in this beautiful Western city at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, home of the Olympic Training Center, the US Air Force Academy and Pikes Peak.
Colorado Springs is the ideal summer destination for leisure, pleasure and adventure.
Warwick coached Michael Chang in the 90s.
Warwick helped Amelie Mauresmo in her climb
from 130 to #1 in the world.
Warwick coached Marcus Baghdatis. No one can forget Baghdatis’ marathon match against Agassi in 2006 where he displayed the mental toughness Warwick helped him develop.
What You’ll Learn at Olympia
As a four-time Olympian, I understand that your passion for tennis goes far beyond a hobby. I understand your never-ending drive to get better. Not just in tennis but in everything you do.
That’s why the Olympia Tennis Camp uses the same training system that has produced world No. 1 players. You’ll train under world class professional coaches.
Our approach includes a customized mix of drills, practice, strategy sessions, Q&A sessions and match play that will leave you more confident than ever to compete anywhere.
Our personalized 6 two-hour, on-court training sessions emphasize footwork and technical skills, developing match strategy, serve techniques, attacking skills, and developing mental toughness.
No matter your goals, our world-class coaching staff is ready to help you achieve them.
Learn from Warwick Bashford –
One of the World’s Top Pro Coaches
Warwick Bashford, Olympia Tennis Camp’s Head Coach, has achieved the kind of worldwide acclaim reserved for only a handful of tennis coaches.
He’s coached Michael Chang, Amelie Mauresmo and Marcus Baghdatti.
Former WTA #1 player Amelie Mauresmo credited her own two-year rise from around 130 in the world rankings to her first Grand Slam final to the fact she had “learned how to take risks,” from Warwick, who coached her as she rose to the top.
At the Olympia Tennis Camp, Warwick will share his deep knowledge with you so you can compete at a higher level when you return home.
Born in South Africa and educated in London, England, Warwick began his career in tennis on the European Circuits. He soon learned his real interest was in the technical, psychological and physical intricacies of the game. This mental side of tennis is what he has used to help top players get to the top.
Warwick has been featured in CNBC, FOX, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, and many others.
Helping clients reach their potential through his Championship Mindset Training technique, Warwick Bashford’s coaching will help you win on and off the court.
Warwick coached at the Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Paris.
Coaching Amelie Mauresmo on risk taking and mental toughness.
The Right Coach Makes a Huge Difference
There’s a world of difference between the typical tennis club instructor and a professional tennis coach.
Very few golf pros or club-level tennis instructors have a deep understanding of sports psychology, mental toughness, kinesiology or biomechanics. Consequently, although they mean well, many times they teach in a way that hurts their students.
It’s common for them to try to “justify” their hourly rate by constantly giving instructions – which only confuses and overwhelms their students.
Olympic and pro-level coaches understand that students and athletes of every level respond better to a teaching tempo that allows them to mentally relax and achieve a peak state of mind.
They understand that the words they use when explaining a concept to their students have the power to create positive or negative mental pictures. So every word out of their mouths is designed to elicit a specific outcome.
Plus, their knowledge of biomechanics and kinesiology allows then to understand how a change in foot position will create a chain reaction impacting the ankle, the knee, the hips, the arms and ultimately what the body does. So they teach in a simpler way that results in faster progress.
Warwick and his team will transform the way you think and will help you reach a new level of tennis.
Warwick and Bjorn Borg
Stay in a Beautiful
Mountain Lodge Home
We limit the size of our groups to 8 to 16 people – big enough so there is plenty of interaction and small enough so everyone can get to know each other.
Our guests are a very selective group – people with high standards, people who like to play as hard as they work. Who knows? You just might meet your next best friend or your next business partner.
The only rules are to relax and have fun. Casual is the name of the game. Wear your favorite pair of jeans and your most comfortable t-shirt. If you feel more comfortable dressing up, go for it.
We just want you to enjoy yourself.
Bike Down Pikes Peak
Get ready for an exciting 7000 foot descent down one of America’s most famous 14er’s. Your bike ride begins at the summit of Pikes Peak (14,110 feet) where you can take photos and enjoy the breathtaking 360 degree view for as far as the eye can see.
Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain, was the first mountain pioneers and 49ers would see when traveling West. It was the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful.” On clear days you can see Kansas from the summit.
As we work our way down this majestic mountain, you will be in awe as you watch the scenery change while you bike through five separate climactic life zones. Don’t worry though, they won’t pass by without plenty of stops for pictures along the way.
This unforgettable journey is designed for all abilities and requires no prior training.
in the Rocky Mountains
Few things are as special and relaxing as horseback riding in the Rocky Mountains.
Experience the timeless allure of the American West as your professional guide escorts you through scenic trails where you may even spy an old mining claim as well as elk, buffalo, or other indigenous animals among the stunning mountain views.
We take great pride in working with the highest rated stable company to make this an experience you’ll always remember.
Zip Lining in the Mountains
A thrilling exploration following rope bridges and culminating in a rappel.
The Zip Lining Adventure consists of 10 zip-lines that range in distance from 300 feet to 1,800 feet as well as moderate hiking, rope bridges, and a rappel that provide stunning views of the canyon.
The course cruises over pines, creeks, valleys, a natural granite arch, waterfalls, and the trails leading to the falls.
Explore the Seven Falls
The only waterfall in Colorado that has earned a spot on National Geographic’s list of must-see International Waterfalls, Seven Falls is one of Colorado’s most captivating natural wonders.
This magnificent series of water falls sits in a 1250 foot box canyon.
You’ll take in stunning views of some of the most unforgettable sightseeing in Colorado as you climb the steps to the hiking trails and streams above.
Behind the Scenes
Tour of the US Olympic
The U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The center has sport venues and support facilities for fencing, gymnastics, judo, modern pentathlon, shooting, swimming, taekwondo, weightlifting and wrestling.
The OTC provides housing, dining and training facilities for more than 500 athletes and coaches at one time.
Like this retreat, the OTC is an environment that leads to success.
From the day The Broadmoor hotel opened in 1918, it set out to create a dining experience that celebrates innovation along with the culinary traditions of the American West.
Taking their cue from the adventurous spirit of Colorado, their diverse restaurants feature an inviting blend of contemporary styling and classic elegance.
From classic pub fare and steakhouse favorites, to fine dining —a true culinary adventure awaits you at the Colorado Springs luxury hotel.
Ruben and Aerial Skiing Olympian, Clyde Getty
Ruben and his children with Don Shearer,
WWII hero who survived being a POW
at “The Great Escape” camp.
Meet Incredible People
and Leave Inspired
to Go for the Gold
Ruben and his high achieving friends will entertain you with short presentations throughout your stay.
There’s no telling who you might meet at one of Ruben’s retreats – Everest climbers, Astronauts, Military Leaders and heroes, Olympians, business leaders, Olympic coaches, etc.
The best part is you’ll be hanging around them in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere where you can really get to know them.
You’ll see for yourself that they are all ordinary people who achieved the extraordinary.
After this retreat you’ll be charged up and inspired to achieve more in everything you do.
Ruben and his son Gracen, with Shuttle Astronaut Leroy Chiao, and Shuttle Astronaut / Everest Climber Scott Parazynski.
Ruben with NBA Utah Jazz star Mark Eaton
Ruben with Shuttle Astronaut Jeff Ashby and
US Olympic Ski Coach Bill Baum.