The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana is one of the oldest and the most respected summer tennis camps in the nation.
For more than 30 years, the Fighting Irish coaching staff has provided young players first rate instruction on the picturesque campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Co-Directed by Head Men’s tennis coach, Ryan Sachire and Head Women’s tennis coach, Jay Louderback, the camp offers both a Traditional and National camp to provide those ages 9-18 with the latest tennis techniques, tactics and strategies.
The summer tennis camp located in South Bend, Indiana offers a fun, fast paced and highly energetic week of Traditional camp on the beautiful University of Notre Dame campus. Here, campers will receive instruction on the fundamentals of all major strokes and will enhance their skills through repetition, ball-feeding drills, live-ball situations and competitive match play. This camp is a great experience for those of all skill levels.
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Notre Dame will also be offering two weeks of the popular National Camp this summer. The National camp is specifically designed for players with a high level of experience and training. This camp is open to all skills levels, but offers a more intensive training curriculum with advanced concepts including instruction on match play tactics and strategies for both singles and doubles as well as speed training and high intensity drill work.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOTRE DAME CAMP:
Minimum of 30 hours of tennis instruction per week
Match play in fun, spirited, competitive atmosphere
Personal evaluations for future improvement
Social and recreational activities
Camp Demo program featuring the latest Wilson rackets
T-shirts, water bottles and prizes for all campers
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME
Eck Tennis Pavillion
Notre Dame, IN 46556
One of the top players in the history of the University of Notre Dame men’s tennis program, Ryan Sachire became the seventh head coach in the 91-year history of the program July 1, 2013 after serving two seasons as an assistant coach and five as the associate head coach after returning home to the Golden Dome in the summer of 2006.
Sachire ended his professional career in 2005 and was an assistant at Baylor in 2005-06, helping the Bears reach the semifinals of the NCAA Championship. A three-time singles All-American with the Irish, he replaced former Irish assistant Todd Doebler, who was hired as the head coach at Penn State.
Sachire’s effect on the Irish took absolutely no time to take hold. In his first season at Notre Dame, the Irish reached the NCAA round-of-16 for the second straight year, finished with the most victories in a single-season since 1980-81 and ended the campaign ranked sixth in the country (the highest ranking to close a season since being ranked third at the completion of the 1991-92 season). Sachire also was instrumental in the performance of Stephen Bass, who not only became the 18th All-American in Notre Dame men’s tennis history, but also captured the John Van Nostrand Memorial Award, which provides a stipend to the top senior player embarking on a professional career (an award Sachire captured in 2000).
Co-Director: Jay Louderback
When Jay Louderback took over as women’s tennis head coach at Notre Dame in the fall of 1989, he inherited a program that had competed on the Division I level for just four years and had never participated in the NCAA tournament or earned a national ranking. As he enters his 23rd season at the helm, Louderback has turned Notre Dame into one of the premier women’s tennis programs in the nation.
The Irish have finished in the national top 30 in each of the last 19 seasons and have earned 18 berths to the NCAA Championships in that span. Notre Dame has captured 17 conference titles during Louderback’s tenure and has reached the round of 16 or further in the NCAA tournament on nine occasions, including three appearances in the quarterfinals (1996, 2006, 2007) and two consecutive trips to the semifinals (2009, 2010).
Schaechterle, a 2006 Northwestern University graduate in history, comes to Notre Dame from Jacksonville, Fla., and the University of North Florida where he coached for two seasons. During his time with the Ospreys, Schaechterle helped lead UNF to a 34-14 record and the first two berths in the Atlantic-Sun Championship finals in program history among many other accomplishments. The program also experienced its first undefeated Atlantic-Sun regular season (2013: 8-0), its highest-ever national ranking (No. 50, March 20, 2012), its first top-10 national doubles ranking (No. 10), its first nationally-ranked recruiting class (No. 15 by tennisrecruiting.net), its first invitation to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend and its first individual NCAA Championship appearance (2013 Doubles Championship). Schaecterle was named The 2013 Atlantic-Sun Coach of the Year.
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.
Commuter option offers all the camp features including all the meals, tennis and social activities. The only difference between the commuter option and the Overnight option is no room is provided for the commuter option and campers stay at home at the end of the day.
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Notre Dame is run in tight conjunction with the University of Notre Dame Youth Sports and Community Programs. Some policies with this camp may be different from Premier Sports Camps | the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps other camps.
* All of the same amenities afforded to Overnight, minus boarding
“Thank you for considering the University of Notre Dame’s Tennis Camp Program. Your 2015 camp experience will be fun, educational, & rewarding. Please know that each camper’s safety and welfare are our top priority and that camp instruction will be provided by one of the nation’s elite coaching staffs; that of the Fighting Irish. The camp experience will provide an opportunity to fine tune your skills within some of the finest athletic complexes in the country, including the beautiful Eck Tennis Pavilion. You will also have the opportunity to play with and against some of the best players in the country each day! Over the course of the 2015 summer season, we will be offering three camp sessions
Our National Camp Sessions will be offered two separate weeks; June 21-25 and June 28-July 2, both open to any and all players ages 9-18.
Although open to all skill levels, the National Camps will offer a more intensive training curriculum with advanced concepts including instruction on match play strategies and tactics for both singles and doubles, point building/rally progressions, mental and physical training and high intensity drill work. Each National Camp will feature a full tournament for all campers, as well as multiple team tennis competitions.
Our Traditional Camp Session will run June 14-18, which is also open to any and all players ages 9-18.
Traditional Camp is focused on a great camp experience for all different levels of young talent. With less emphasis on strategy and more emphasis on stroke production and technique, Traditional Camp will allow players to make significant improvements to their games under the watchful eyes of the Notre Dame Tennis staff.
With the help of the Notre Dame coaching staff as well as current Notre Dame players, we have put together a camp program that is second to none. We look forward to seeing you in the summer of 2015.
Ryan Sachire and Jay Louderback ”
Head Men’s Coach
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME
Head Women’s Coach
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME
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