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UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME

Eck Tennis Center,  South Bend, IN 46556

 

TRAIN WITH THE FIGHTING IRISH!

 

The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Notre Dame is one of oldest and the most respected 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.

Co-Directed by Head Men’s tennis coach, Ryan Sachire and Head Women’s tennis coach, Jay Louderback, the camp is designed for boys and girls ages 9-18 of all skill levels. Campers will learn the latest tennis techniques, tactics and strategies through on-court instruction, competitive drills and singles and doubles match play.

New in 2014, this camp will offer 2 weeks of our highly popular NATIONAL CAMP in addition to our traditional camp. (the National Camp is open to all skill levels of players).The ND camp 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!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOTRE DAME CAMP INCLUDE:

  • Minimum of 30 hours of tennis instruction per week
  • Match play in a fun, spirited, competitive atmosphere
  • Personal evaluation for future improvement
  • Special off-court activities – swimming, field games, movies, etc.
NATIONAL CAMPS: 

Notre Dame’s National Camp is designed for players with a high level of experience and training. Although open to all skill levels, the national camp will offer a more intensive training curriculum with advanced concepts including instruction on match play strategies and tactics for both singles and doubles, mental preparation and composure training, point building / rally progressions, strength and speed training, and high intensity drill work.

  • Top Level Junior Competition
  • Nationally Acclaimed College Coaches
  • Singles and Doubles strategies
  • Point Building & Rally Progressions.
  • Strength & Speed Training
  • Mental Game Preparation and on court computer training
  • High Intensity drill work
TRADITIONAL CAMP:

Our traditional camp is a great camp experience for all levels of young players.  With less emphasis on strategy and more emphasis on stroke production and technique, the traditional camp will allow players to make significant changes in their games under the watchful eyes of our Notre Dame staff.  Campers will be broken into small instructional groups and the teaching and curriculum is tailored for the needs of each level of player.

For more information on the two types of camps, please look at the TYPES OF PROGRAMS tab below.

NOTES:

  • Notre Dame Camp registration is handled in partnership with the university and their partners.  Registration for these camps are under the policies of the University of Notre Dame.  Clicking on the Sign up button will take you to the ND site.
  • 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.

Camp Information


Overnight Camp with Commuter and Day camp options: TBA

Sessions:
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Fees:
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Ages:  TBA

Times:  TBA

Notes:
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Co-Director: Ryan Sachire
Head Men’s Tennis Coach  - UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

indiana tennis campOne 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
Head Women’s Tennis Coach  - UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

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).

Adam Schaecterle
Asst. Men’s Tennis Coach  - UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

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.
 
 
 
 

STAFF:
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Notre Dame is one of the strongest and most well respected in the Northeast. In addition, to the camp directors, whom have close to 60 years of camp experienced combined, the staff includes Associate Men’s Coach, Ryan Sachire and Assistant women’s coach Kelcey Teft, as well as other collegiate coaches and top college players.

CHECK-IN INFORMATION:

Registration for Tennis Camp (all sessions) will take place between 1:00 and 2:00 pm on the first day of camp at the Eck Tennis Center, located across from the soccer practice fields off of Twyckenham Drive.

AIRPORT INFORMATION:

For those needing to fly to South Bend, please call Anthony Travel, the Official Travel Partner of Notre Dame, at 1-800-366-3772. Identify yourself as attending the summer sports camps, and their on-campus sports travel professionals will research the most cost-effective flight options for you and provide invaluable consultative advice on traveling to campus.

REFUND INFORMATION:

If an accepted application is withdrawn for any reason up until 8 days prior to the start of camp session, you will receive a refund less a $75 cancellation fee. NO refund will be issued within 1 week of a camp session’s start date.

ROOMMATE REQUESTS:

Please keep in mind that we do our best to meet all roommate requests, however, due to the accommodation limitations we cannot always meet every request, and we will be under no obligation to honor requests received less than seven days prior to the start of camp. The majority of our dorms are doubles, but campers could be placed in singles, triples, or quads, depending on the dorm in which the camp is residing. Please know that if a triple or quad is requested, we cannot guarantee that one will be available.

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.

  • Tennis Racket(s)
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Tennis Clothes
  • Casual Clothes
  • Bath Towel, Shower Towel
  • Swim Suit
  • Sun Screen
  • Bedding for Single sized bed
  • Toiletries
  • Fan (s)
  • Pillows
  • Snack Food
  • Spending Money (no $ are needed but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)

 

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.

NATIONAL CAMPS:  Notre Dame’s National Camp is designed for players with a high level of experience and training. Although open to all skill levels, the national camp will offer a more intensive training curriculum with advanced concepts including instruction on match play strategies and tactics for both singles and doubles, mental preparation and composure training, point building / rally progressions, strength and speed training, and high intensity drill work.

Highlights of the National Camp include:

  • Top Level Junior Competition
  • Nationally Acclaimed College Coaches
  • Singles and Doubles strategies
  • Point Building & Rally Progressions.
  • Strength & Speed Training
  • Mental Game Preparation and on court computer training
  • High Intensity drill work

Jack had a great time at (Notre Dame) camp.
Susan P. (Parent)

Madeleine just returned from Wilson camp at ND and had a great time. Thanks so much
Jamie L. – Parent

The coaches were awesome. Lots of great kids there — good camaraderie with fellow campers. My daughter thought it was a fantastic experience.
Linda J – Parent

What a great camp. Our kids had so much fun and couldn’t stop talking about the coaches – see you next summer
Jill R – Parent