THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME – South Bend, IN
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Boarding Camp with Non-Boarder option
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. Directed by the coaching staffs of both the men’s and women’s programs at Notre Dame, the camp offers both a Traditional and National camp to fit the needs of all levels of players.
The camp returns in 2023 after a two year absence and we will host 2 weeks of camps.
Our National Camp is one of the most popular camps in the country and 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 CAMP INCLUDE:
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Safety prioritized on and off court
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
- Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers
- National Camp I: June 11-15, 2023
- National Camp II: June 25-29, 2023
- Match Play Day Camp: June 5-8, 2023
- Boarder: $895 per week
- Non-Boarder: $795 per week
- Match Play: $345 per week
- Boys and Girls ages 9-18 of all skill levels
- Camps are open to any and all
Camp Option: Boarder v. Non-Boarder
– Non Boarder option includes all sessions of tennis, lunch, dinner, free time and evening activities. Pick up is at 8:30pm every night at the courts EXCEPT Tuesday night with will be at the main circle on Notre Dame Ave. We do a non-tennis session on Tuesday night, so that’s why there should be a different pick up point that night.
– Boarder option is an inclusive camp experience running from Sunday – Thursday with the campers staying in the dorm, eating at the dining hall and enjoying all tennis, as well as social and recreational activities daily.
Match Play Camp
The National camps are designed for experienced young players looking for a more serious and rigorous camp experience. These specialty and limited camp offerings are open to any and all players, however, we recommend these camps for players with experience (perhaps even tournament experience). The camps will place more emphasis on the strategical, mental and physical side of the game, and less emphasis on stroke production and technique. Each location hosting an Elite camp varies in curriculum and areas of emphasis, but all camps provide 5.5 – 6 hours of training each day in a fun and competitive environment.
Areas of focus:
- Point Building and Match Play progressions
- Singles and Doubles Strategies
- Hi-Intensity on court training
- Off court conditioning, speed and agility training
MATCH PLAY CAMP:
- Times TBA
- – Sunday 2pm – Thursday 4pm
- – Sunday 2:00pm – 8:30pm
- – Mon – Wed 8:45am – 8:30pm
- – Thursday 8:45am-4:00pm
- Boarding option provides all meals from dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Thursday. (No lunch on Thursday).
- Non Boarding option includes Dinner on Sunday and Lunch and Dinner on Mon-Wed. (no meals Thursday)
In the case of inclement weather, Notre Dame has 6 indoor courts and we will have full use to these courts. As the camp runs better outdoors, we will shift our daily schedule in anticipation of rain to ensure we maximize our court time outdoors. Camp will proceed rain or shine each day.
For questions about the Notre Dame camp, please contact –
Q: Are there Skill Requirements for this camp?
Per NCAA rules, our sports camps are open to all entrants. Enrollment is limited only by age, grade level, gender, and capacity restrictions as specified by each camp.
Q: What type of campers attend this camp?
Our camps are open to all levels of tennis players. We have players from absolute beginner to high school / Tournament level.
We design our camps to teach the technical basics and love of the game to the beginning player, to introduce strategical decision making, and more advanced technique to the intermediate player, while building on their current stroke production, and to put the advanced players into pressured, strategical and competitive situations.
Q. What is the ratio of campers to staff?
Groups will be divided into small instructional groups of approximately 5-6: 1 camper to coach. Some camps/sessions offer higher or lower ratios based on the curriculum.
Airport transportation may be available upon request for those flying into camp.
- Check-in for all campers on Sunday is from 1pm-2pm at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. From there, parents may take kids to the dorm. But they must check-in at the Eck Pavilion first.
- Check-in for Full campers Monday-Thursday is at 8:45am at the Eck Tennis Pavilion
- Check-out for all Boarding campers is Thursday at 11am.
- Non-Boarders are to be picked up at 8:30pm each evening. At the courts on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday and at the main circle on Notre Dame Ave on Tuesday. Check-out on Thursday is also 11am.
Camp Dorm – TBA
If you are attending the camp as an overnight camper, you can request a roommate at the time of enrollment. Should you need to change this request, please email the office at info@premiersportscamps.
Each dorm has a different setup. Some are doubles, triples, quads, and suites. If you would like to have players in rooms next to each other, we again will do our best to accommodate. Please please email the office at Here Here for such requests.
Should you wish to room with more than just 1 person, we will do everything in our power to arrange for this, if the room level (double, triple, etc…) allows.
All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
- Tennis Racket(s)
- Tennis Shoes
- Water Bottle
- Tennis Clothes
- Casual Clothes
- Bath Towel
- Shower Towel
- Sun Screen
- Bedding (check pert info email for bed size)
- Snack Food
- Spending Money (no $ is needed, but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
Head Men’s Tennis Coach
University of Notre Dame
In July of 2021, Callaghan Family Head Men’s Tennis Coach Ryan Sachire announced the hiring of Shields Family Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach Ross Wilson. Wilson joins the Irish from the University of Iowa, where he had served as the head coach since 2014.
Wilson coached his student-athletes at Iowa to a No. 20 ITA final ranking during the 2020 season, the highest in program history and earned six All-Big Ten selections during his tenure. His student-athletes earned the highest team GPA among all Iowa sports from 2018-2021.
Wilson captained Ohio State’s tennis team as a student-athlete, earning Big Ten Conference & Tournament champion titles for the first time in program history. An ITA Doubles All-American in 2005 and 2006, Wilson was a three-time ITA National doubles champion and part of the only doubles team in the history of college tennis to win the ITA National Indoors back to back years.
After graduating from Ohio State, Wilson joined the ATP, where he won two ITF Futures doubles titles and earned a career high ATP Doubles ranking of #587 and singles ranking #1098.
Head Men’s Tennis Coach
University of Notre Dame
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).
Head Women’s Tennis Coach
University of Notre Dame
In 2021, Silverio’s team earned five ITA Scholar-Athlete awards, three ACC Academic Honor Roll nominations, and an All-ACC Academic Team selection. In 2021, the Irish finished at 11-13.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic ended her second season early with an 11-5 record, Silverio earned a signature win over No. 20 Southern Cal at the College Match Day.
In her first season at Notre Dame, Silverio piloted the Irish to a 13-12 mark while mentoring junior Zoe Spence and sophomore Cameron Corse to All-ACC selections. Notre Dame spent a few weeks in the ITA team rankings, while reaching the second round of the ACC Championship.
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COURTNEY TENNIS CENTER
Notre Dame’s Courtney Tennis Center, the home of Irish men’s tennis since its construction in 1967 and women’s tennis since the establishment of the varsity program in 1980, has played host to the nation’s top players on a number of occasions, while becoming an extremely difficult place for opposing teams to win.
Due to its exceptional facilities, Notre Dame has played host to a number of prestigious events, including serving as the national site of the NCAA Championships three times. Just four years after it was built the Courtney Tennis Center played host to the 1971 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships, which featured what is still considered by coaches to be the finest collection of collegiate tennis talent ever assembled.
In all, the Courtney Tennis Center has been the site of NCAA action on 18 occasions, including every year from 1994-2002 for either women or men’s play.
In addition, it has played host to conference championships on 14 occasions, as well as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Summer Circuit event for 10 straight years from 1994-2003.
In addition to the summer circuit events and postseason tournaments, the Irish women’s program played host to the Eck Classic from 1988-2002 as well as in ’06, ’10 and ’11 during the fall season, while the men’s squad competed in the Tom Fallon annually from 1987-2008 and again played host beginning in ’10, ’11 and ’12. The tournament was renamed the Bobby Bayliss Invitational in 2013.
The first home of the Irish tennis team was the Notre Dame Fieldhouse, which played host to Irish home matches until the Courtney Center was built. The structure was razed in 1983. Indoor courts in Notre Dame’s Joyce Center also were used sporadically before the Eck Tennis Pavilion’s construction.