The Boys Prospect Day (March 12) is a unique camp designed for aspiring college tennis players. This 1 day camp is for boys in 9th -12th grades and we recommend that you have a fair amount of tennis experience (however, per NCAA rules, the camp is open to any and all).
Directed by Head Men’s coach Chris Drake, the camp will feature high intensity training in a team practice setting, point building, singles and doubles strategy, situational tennis and team competition. The camp will also feature a Q&A with pizza in the evening as well as a few short seminars on the various aspect of collegiate tennis and recruiting.
Boys Elite Camp:
The Boys Elite camp (July 29-31) is a longer, more intense version of the Prospect camp. The camp will feature two college style practices and two team matches played in the college (dual) format. In the team practices, players will be challenged with college level drills that are taken directly from Coach Drake’s varsity practices. In the team matches, the players will get exposed to the excitement and fun of the college style format. An added bonus of this format is the on court coaching. The staff will be on court throughout these matches to give the players feedback and guidance on how to improve their games. We will also have a session focused on doubles play, a key ingredient to being a great college player, as well as a Q+A session with the coaches to discuss college tennis and the recruiting process.
Girls Elite Camp:
The Girls Elite camp is various similar to the Boys Elite camp and will be directed by Bob Dallis, Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Dartmouth. This camp will also be formatted similar to a college team practice and is designed as a high intensity training camp for serious players looking to work on many of the strategies and point building philosophies focused on with top collegiate programs.
Elite camp check in will be Friday, July 29th from 1:45pm-2:00pm at the Boss Tennis Center, on Saturday and Sunday at 9:45am at the Boss Tennis Center.
Prospect camp check-in will be at 8:00am on the Saturday March 12th at the Boss Tennis Center.
Elite camp check-out will be on Friday and Saturday at 9:00pm at the Boss Tennis Center and on Sunday at 1:00pm at the Boss Tennis Center.
Prospect camp check-out is at 6:00pm on Saturday March 12th at the Boss Tennis Center.
Prospect Camp (March) – Dinner Provided
Elite Weekend Camp – Dinner provided
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps are excited to be hosting three weeks of tennis camp in Hanover, NH. These Elite training camps at Dartmouth College will have two unique offerings in 1 day and 3 day models. All campers will receive first rate instruction and exposure to the latest teaching techniques, all while be surrounded by one of the nations premier campuses.
Part of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps Elite Tennis Camps, the Boys Elite camp and Girls Elite camp are high intensity training camps for serious players looking to work on many of the strategies and point building philosophies focused on with top collegiate programs.
The camp will feature college style practices and two team match play in the college (dual) format. In the team practices, players will be challenged with college level drills that are taken directly from Coach Drake’s and Coach Dallis’ varsity practices. In the team matches, the players will get exposed to the excitement and fun of the college style format. An added bonus of this format is the on court coaching. The staff will be on court throughout these matches to give the players feedback and guidance on how to improve their games. We will also have a session focused on doubles play, a key ingredient to being a great college player, as well as a Q+A session with the coaches to discuss college tennis and the recruiting process.
Lodging is not provided on campus, however, a list of recommended hotels and accommodations can be found HERE. In the past, most of our parents have attended with the kids.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DARTMOUTH CAMP:
Elite level training
College style practices, matches and intensity
Q+A session with the coaching staff covering the general tennis recruiting process, college training and typical lives of tennis student athletes
Top flight staff made up entirely of college coaches
Camp demo program that includes all the latest Wilson rackets
Co-Director: Chris Drake Head Men’s Tennis Coach – Dartmouth College
Chris Drake is in his 6th season as the Head Men’s tennis coach at Dartmouth College. Over the past six years, Coach Drake has made monumental steps forward for the Big Green tennis program. Most recently, the 2014-25 Big Green ended the year with an overall 14-10 mark as well as a 5-2 mark in the Ivy League, tying them for second in conference play. Their season concluded with five straight victories over conference rivals, including Princeton (No. 30) and Harvard (34), with landed them a year end ITA national ranking of 42. Drake was named the ITA Northeast Regional Coach of the Year in 2015.
Prior to his time at Dartmouth, Drake spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Northwestern University. Here, Drake earned the ITA Midwest Regional Assistant Coach of the Year award and helped elevate the Wildcats to a national ranking high of No. 34. Before embarking on his successful coaching career, Drake was an accomplished player on the ATP doubles tour and earned himself a world doubles ranking of 92.
Coach Drake is a 2003 graduate of Brown University with a degree in Modern American History. Drake was a two-time captain and helped lead the Bears to an NCAA tournament appearance for two straight years.
Co-Director: Bob Dallis Head Women’s Tennis Coach – Dartmouth College
Bob Dallis is entering his 14th year as the head coach of the Dartmouth women’s tennis coach and his 26th years as a head coach overall. The 2014-15 season saw Dartmouth’s first bid to the NCAA tournament, where the Big Green defeated William & Mary in the first round before falling to No. 2 UNC. They ended the year at 19-6 overall and a 5-2 mark in conference finishing second in the Ivy league. The Big Green also earned the program’s highest national raking ever at No.18. In his 14 years years, Dallis has coached ten All-Ivy league players honored 23 times. Off the court, they have been named an ITA All-Academic team in each season that Dallis has coached.
Before his time at Dartmouth, Coach Dallis was the head men’s and women’s coach at Colgate University for 1998-2002, and the head men’s coach at Boston University from 1987-1998. Dallas is a graduate of Boston University, where he was a four-year letter winner for the Terriers. In 2002 Dallis earned his Doctoral degree in development studies and counseling with a specialization in sport and exercise psychology from Boston University. He titled his doctoral dissertation, “The Design and Implementation of an Elite Training System for Tennis,” which details how to develop a world-class tennis player from childhood.
A native of Queens, N.Y, Dallis and his wife Bonnie have been married for 20 years and live in West Lebanon, N.H.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp is hand selected by the camp director and features a mix of college coaches and top college players. Is staff member is selected for their ability to teach and relate to young players in a friendly, thorough and responsible manner. Safety and fun, as well as strong communication skills and teaching ability are prioritized.
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