Testimonials

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“The Whole Experience Was Fun”

“Crush It! Wine & Tennis Camps are outstanding. Every aspect of the experience is well thought out, and executed with care and attention to detail. Tim & Christine are fantastic coaches, and gracious hosts. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted warmly and enjoyed fantastic Central Coast wines, light bites, a lovely welcome gift and an opportunity to get to know our hosts. The on court instruction was top notch. We thoroughly enjoyed it, and feel that the weekend of intensive lessons generated a vast improvement in our games. Off the court was just as wonderful. Tim & Christine’s knowledge of wine, the region and the wineries we visited was incredibly helpful and approachable. We were given opportunities to taste at several wineries, experience varietals that highlighted the Central California coast wine making region, and gained valuable insight during our discussions. Our winemaker dinner was such a treat, and a highlight we will be talking about for years. Most importantly the whole experience was fun! Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we cannot wait to come back for another camp.”

Nathan G., Texas, August 2021

“The Perfect Destination”

“For those seeking high level tennis instruction accompanied by some of the finest selections of wines from central California, Crush It! Wine Camps is the perfect destination. Tim and Christine’s impressive background as top college tennis coaches AND sommeliers will make this an unforgettable experience.”

Billy Pate, Head Men’s Tennis Coach, Princeton University

“For Wine and Tennis Fans Alike”

I had the pleasure of meeting Tim and Christine 11 years ago while they were visiting Napa Valley.  Over the past decade, I have had a front-row seat to their journey through wine and tennis.  Watching them both grow in their appreciation and expertise in the wine industry, as well as their time teaching at elite properties such as the Meadowood Resort here in Napa Valley, their new venture promises to be an unforgettable experience for wine and tennis fans alike. 

Gordon Waggoner, Co-Founder, Vinitas Wine Group

“What Makes Tim So Special”

Tim Gray is one of the best tactical and technical coaches I have worked with in my 25-year coaching career. What makes Tim so special off the court is his charisma, sense of humor and upbeat personality. Spending social time with Tim is just plain fun, and any camp participant will also benefit from his deep knowledge and passion for wine.

Lucie Schmidhauser, Head Women’s Tennis Coach, Brown University

“An Absolute Blast”

I have been lucky to work with both Christine and Tim over many years and across various coaching settings. Both are phenomenal coaches and have a proven ability to make an immediate and lasting impact on their students’ games. Christine’s positive energy and enthusiasm combined with Tim’s sense of fun and humor make being around them an absolute blast. Add their knowledge and passion for wine tasting to the mix, and this is the perfect camp!

Kate Bayard, Head Women’s Tennis Coach, Tufts University

“Every Detail Is Taken Care Of”

As someone who played 4 years of college tennis under coach Christine, I can say that she is a wonderful coach and person. She will definitely make sure every detail is taken care of and that all participants have an amazing experience both on and off the court!

Kirsi Hakkinen, Former College Player, Wellesley College

“Can’t Help But Have Fun”

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Christine Gray on many occasions. I have always marveled at what she brings to the court during workouts.  Her knowledge of tennis is first rate, but more importantly she brings a level of energy and enthusiasm that are infectious.  You can’t help but have fun when Christine Gray is on your court, running you through drills and helping you with your game.

Tim Donovan, Founder, Donovan Tennis Strategies


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