The College of Wooster camp is one of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps oldest and most popular camps. 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
Director: David Schilling Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach - OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
The director of the The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp is Ohio State coach, David Schilling. Schilling is in his 15th year at OSU and during this time the program has achieved unparalleled success, including a 2009 NCAA National Team Runner-up and #2 ranking, and a 2011 NCAA Semifinal appearance and a #3 final ranking. In 2010, Coach Schilling was named ITA Midwest Assistant Coach of the Year.
During his collegiate coaching career, Schilling has developed 11 National Champions, 25 All-Americans, 51 national qualifiers, and 63 All-Conference selections. His teams have qualified for 18 National Team Championships, been ranked nationally 24 times, and captured 13 Conference Championships. In addition, Schilling was Kenyon College’s all-time winningest coach in his five years as the Head Coach.
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.
TRADITIONAL CAMPS: 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 CAMPS: The Match Play weeks of camp 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 each morning on singles strategies. Offense, Defense, alternative patterns of play and the role of footwork and balance will be featured. Afternoon emphasis is on doubles techniques and strategies, including traditional and alternative formations. Evening tennis will involve 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.
CHECK IN: Sundays 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the camp dorm
CHECK OUT: Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the camp dorm
If you are interested in flying into the camp at The College of Wooster, the closest airports are:
Akron/Canton Airport – 40 miles from campus
Cleveland Hopkins Airport – 55 miles from campus
To arrange for pickup from the airport, please contact the Premier Sports Camp office via emailPRIOR TO REGISTRATION.
WHAT TO BRING:
Our residential camps are very busy days, filled with social and recreational activities, in addition to 5.5 to 6 hours of tennis each day. Campers should pack all the items that they desire to be able to enjoy these packed days. Each evening will feature a social activity such as bowling, movie night, talent show, casino night etc. so please pack accordingly. Finally, there is swimming every afternoon (dependent on pool availability), so pack a bathing suit if you desire to swim (swimming is optional).
Bath Towel, Shower Towel
Bedding for Single sized bed
Spending Money (no $ are needed but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)
The following schedules are sample schedules of our camps. These are provided to give a rough idea of how each camp is programmed throughout the day.
TRADITIONAL WEEKS – DAILY SCHEDULE:
Wake up / Breakfast
Morning Session: (Warm up / Stroke Production / Video Tape /Drills / Olympics
11:30 – 2:00
Lunch , Video Tape Sessions & Free Time in the dorms
Social Activities: (Pizza / Ice Cream Social / Movie Night / Casino Night / Game Room )
My son attended 3 yrs at this camp. Worth every dollar you spend. A lot of tennis and quality instruction in 4 days. By: Tony M. – parent
Just a note to tell you that Emma D. (Match play camp) loved her first tennis camp experience. A day later, she misses it. She told Keith and me in the car on the way home that she plans on attending 2 of your camps next summer. By: Joya M. – parent
We are so happy that Jeffrey went to this camp. He learned a lot of great new strategies on both singles and doubles in the camp. He also feel his technique was improved a lot. We are appreciate all your work and care. By: Cindy J. – parent
Shane had an amazing time at his first experience at an overnight camp. You wanted me to remind you to send me photos of Shane, sorry it has taken me a while. Again thank-you for providing a great tennis camp, he looks forward to next year! By: Janice F. – parent
Thank you for the week of camp as well as the match play manual. I found the camp very beneficial to my game and I look forward to using some of the strategies I learned in my future matches. By: Micah H. – camper
Grace loved Camp. Plus, She loved your staff. Can’t wait to return. Told me she was homesick for you guys already. She doesn’t have the tennis skill level yet but her attitude is great. A tennis sponge. By: Vic M. – parent
When my family and I arrived to Wooster College, I turned to my sister, Kinita, and said, “Now I get to experience college life just like you with the exception I’m playing the game/sport I love. http://southsidejuniortennis.org/testimonials
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