Our traditional tennis camps (non match-play or college prep) are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of the modern tennis strokes. Some of the areas of focus for each level include:
• Beginners: The beginning level player will be introduced to the basics of the game. Emphasis will be placed on stroke production and the technical aspects of the swing in an effort to teach these young players sound fundamentals from the ground up.
• Intermediate: Intermediate level players will also focus on fundamental stroke production (to ensure proper technique), but will also be in put into game play situations to introduce these players to the competitive side of the game.
• Advanced: The more advanced players will work with stroke production in a competitive environment, but will also be introduced to the basic strategies of the game.
• High School / Tournament: Varsity high school and tournament players will focus on the strategic and competitive aspects of the game. Although there will be attention spent on the stroke fundamentals, more emphasis will be placed on point progression, court positioning, patterns and sequences, percentage plays and live ball drill work.
MATCH PLAY CAMP
The Match Play camps are designed for players looking for a highly competitive experience, with an emphasis on match strategies and point progressions. Campers will be exposed to many of the advanced teaching techniques and match play strategies found in the country’s top collegiate tennis programs.
The players will focus on singles strategies Including Offense, Defense, alternative patterns of play and the role of footwork and balance will be featured. Doubles emphasis includes traditional and alternative formations, aggressive net play, team movement and communication. These camps will also feature Match Play, with on court coaching from our staff to ensure that these techniques are being adopted and understood by the young players. It is the main goal of the camp to teach the students a way to improve dramatically by playing percentages and understanding the strategies of the game of tennis.
Overnight – all meals from Sunday dinner – Thursday lunch
Commuter – all lunches and dinners from Sunday dinner to Thursday Lunch ( no breakfast provided)
Full Day / Half Day – NA
All campers check-in Sunday between 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the dorm.
Commuters will depart each evening after at 8:15 pm if the do not wish to participate in evening social activities or 10:15 pm if they would like to participate in the social activities
Final competition and Awards ceremony: 3:30pm at the courts. (Parents invited to attend!)
Check-out is immediately following the awards ceremony at 4pm on Thursday.
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport(s) are the Akron Canton (CAK) Airport (28 miles from campus) and Cleveland Hopkins Airport (48 miles from campus). To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements. The best times for arrival are Sundays before noon and departures Thursday after 6:00 pm.
THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER
Founded in 1981 as the Wooster Tennis Camp, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at The College of Wooster was voted “The Top Sports Camp” in Ohio by Sports Illustrated magazine, one of just 3 tennis camps nationwide to win this honor.
The College of Wooster will offer 3 weeks of Traditional camps, focusing on stroke production, swing technique and personalized training. Camp highlights include video taping of each stroke, private lesson options each evening, and well rounded days of drill work, game play and fun.
In addition, Wooster will offer 2 weeks of Match Play camp with an emphasis on singles and doubles strategies, point building techniques and individual and team competition.
More information about the differences between the Traditional Camps and the Match Play camps can be found on the TYPES OF PROGRAMS tab below.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WOOSTER CAMP INCLUDE:
Match Play and Traditional Camp options
Nightly Private Lessons available (Traditional Camp only)
Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
Video taping at Traditional camps
THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER
1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
"Played a lot of tennis. Liked being videoed and critiqued. Evenings were fun with prizes.Safety is priority with coaches. Campus is beautiful and buildings close proximity. Well worth the money."
Cherise S. Parent
"It was great instruction and the activities were fun at the same time. Already looking forward to next year!"
Laurel U. Camper
"The instruction was amazing, the accommodations were great, the social activities were fabulous! She left loving tennis even more and she improved tremendously. This is one of the best camps we have attended!”
Caroline C. Parent
"I learned quite a bit from the coaches in a short amount of time. Every one there had a great attitude and exuded high energy"
"Great coach, Dave Schilling. He teaches in a memorable and fun way. My game improved because of this camp-- I'm playing smarter now."
Director: David Schilling Asst. Men’s Tennis Coach – The Ohio State University
The director of the The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp is Ohio State coach, David Schilling. Schilling is in his 17th year at OSU and during this time the program has achieved unparalleled success, including a 2014 ITA National Indoor Championship and the 2009 NCAA National Championship l Team Runner-up. [...]
During his collegiate coaching career, Schilling has helped develop 8 National Champions, 33 All-Americans, 59 NCAA national qualifiers and 74 All-Conference Selections. He has Kenyon College’s all-time winningest coach during his time there and has won conference championships at every school he has coached.
Coach Schilling was named ITA Midwest Assistant Coach of the Year at OSU and NCAC Coach of the Year at Kenyon.
14 Conference Championships
1 ITA National Indoor Championship
28 NCAA Nationally Ranked teams
8 National Champions
33 All Americans
59 National Qualifiers
74 All Conference Selections
Schilling graduated from Denison with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He then received his master’s degree in sports management from Ohio State.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the College of Wooster is one of the strongest and most well respected in the Midwest. Consisting of top collegiate coaches and players, the staff is handpicked for their ability to teach and relate to young players in a friendly, thorough and responsible manner. Past staff members includes college coaches from Ohio State University, Univ. of Iowa, Davidson Univ., Univ. of Georgia, The College of Wooster, Denison Univ. and Kenyon College.
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