OH : Columbus/Bexley


4.7 Stars – Based on 13 User Reviews

Day Camp with Half Day option

One of the most popular tennis camps in Central Ohio, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at our Columbus, OH location offers 1 week of incredible fun and tennis training. Coming off of back-to-back-to-back sold out summers under the guidance of long time college coach Marc Wurtzman, this tennis camp is a summer event not to miss . Previously known as The Capital University, this camp offers something for everyone with full and half day options.

Each summer the camp is held at nearby, beautiful Wolfe Park located in the heart of Columbus. Throughout the week each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game / match play daily . Campers are broken into small instructional groups with those of similar age., ability and experience so each child is working in a group that is commensurate with their experience level. We tailor each program to the level of the players.

Beginners would get a heavier dose of swing technique and fundamentals, while more advanced players would have more focus on strategy, point building and percentage tennis etc.

This camp offers additional fun activities throughout the week such as Kickball, Tennis Baseball and water balloon fun!

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

CAMP DETAILS

CAMP DATES

  • Session I : 2020 TBA

FEES

  • Full Day: 2020 TBA
  • Half Day: 2020 TBA

AGES

  • Full Day option: Boys and Girls ages 7-18 of all skill levels
  • Half Day option: ages 7-18 of all skill levels

MORE INFORMATION

Camp Types

Our camp in Columbus, OH is one of our traditional camps.

  • 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.

Note: A skills evaluation is done on the first day of camp and we will assign students to small instructional groups with kids of similar age, ability and experience level. Players will continue to be evaluated throughout the week and coaches will move kids into situations to push them and help ensure they are in a comfortable learning environment.

Match Play Camps

The Match Play camps 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 on singles strategies Including Offense, Defense, alternative patterns of play and the role of footwork and balance. Doubles emphasis includes traditional and alternative formations, aggressive net play, team movement, and communication.

These camps will also feature individual and team 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.


Highlights of the Match Play Camp:

  • High Intensity Training
  • Advanced Strategy in both singles and doubles
  • Build building emphasis
  • UTR rated Match Play in both singles and doubles
  • Team Match Play with on court coaching

Times

Full Day Option:

  • Monday – Friday 9am – 4:00pm

Half Day Option:

  • Monday – Friday 9am – Noon

Meals

Lunch is provided daily for full day campers

Inclement Weather

Unfortunately, we do not have indoor courts at this location and in the event of inclement weather we will have to adjust accordingly. If the weather continuously persists, we do have options to go indoors at nearby tennis facilities in the area.

Please be assured we will do everything in our power to ensure maximum outdoor tennis throughout the week and will make every effort to communicate with the families in the case of inclement weather.

FAQ's

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.

Q. If the camp is full, do you have a waiting list?

We do have a waiting list for our camp weeks that sell out. It is not unusual for us to add campers from the waiting list due to late cancellations. To be added to the waitlist, please email the office.

Q. Should I purchase camp/cancellation insurance?

We recommend all families purchase camp/cancellation insurance if they are concerned about the investment they are making in the camp. Kids do get injured, sick and family plans change from the time of registration leading up to the camp. Camp insurance allows peace of mind and has many benefits in any of these events. Please review our policies page for more information about camp/cancellation insurance. Click Here

Sample Schedule

Coming Soon

Airport Transportation

Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport(s) are the Akron Canton (CAK) Airport (28 miles from campus) and Cleveland Hopkins Airport (48 miles from campus). To arrange for a pickup, please email before making flight arrangements. The best times for arrival are Sundays before noon and departures Thursday after 6:00 pm.

More Info / UTR

None at this time.

PERTINENT INFORMATION

Check In

Full Day campers: Check-in is 8:45am on the first day of camp and 9:00am for the remainder of the week.

Half Day campers: Check-in is 8:45am on the first day of camp and 9:00am for the remainder of the week

Check Out

Full Day campers: Check out is daily at 4:00pm

Half Day campers: Check out is daily at 12:00pm

Camp Forms

All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE

Roommate Request

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 Here. We can usually meet your request of 1 roommate, however, please keep in mind that many parents have conflicting requests. (Player A request Player B and Player B request Player C). We will do our very best to sort out these issues ahead of camp, however, if there is a mistake or change that needs to be made at camp check-in, please let us know and we will do everything in our power to make that change.

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.

Camp Forms

All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE

Packing List

Overnight Campers:

Clothing

  • Tennis Racket(s)
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Tennis Clothes
  • Hat/Visors
  • Casual Clothes
  • Bath Towel
  • Shower Towel
  • Sun Screen
  • Bedding (check pert info email for bed size)
  • Toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Pillows
  • Snack Food
  • Spending Money (no $ is needed, but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)

Day Campers:

  • Tennis Racket
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Sun Screen
  • Hat / Visor
  • Water bottle
  • Snack (if desired)

MEET YOUR COACHES

Camp Director:

Marc

Asst. Men’s Tennis Coach

Columbus/Bexley

Long time college coach Marc Wurtzman heads the Capital University camp. Coach Wurtzman was previously the head coach at Capital University and had extremely successful coaching stops at Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin, and Kenyon College.

Wurtzman is a 1998 graduate from The Ohio State University, where he was a four-year letterman for the Buckeyes. Upon graduation, he ranked inside the top-20 in career singles wins (68) and currently ranks 27th on that list. As a senior, Wurtzman was named team captain and was OSU’s top-flight singles player.

Following his graduation, he spent one year playing professionally. His most notable win while on tour was against Fernando Gonzales, previously a top-10 player in the world.

STAFF

The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp in Columbus, OH is one of the strongest and most well respected in the country. Consisting of top collegiate coach-es and players, the staff is handpicked for their ability to teach and relate to young players in a friendly, thorough and responsible manner.

CAMP REVIEWS

5 Star – My son enjoyed the camp & learned tons –

Parent of Jett G.

5 Star – My son loved the camp. Well-organized. Excellent coaches.

– Parent of Leo G.

5 Star – Very good program with good coaches and variety of drills, activities for campers. This is 2nd year my daughter has participated and she enjoys interacting with other campers & coaches.

– – Parent of Lola S.

5 Star – This program was perfectly designed for our son. They built his confidence not just as an athlete but also as a kid. Thank you for a wonderful week! He can’t wait to go next year!

– – Parent of Nicholas G.

4 Star – My kids loved it! It was their second time at Wilson tennis camp. Definately coming back next summer!
– – Parent of Demi S
5 Star – The coaches are fantastic, very nice and knowledgeable. They play a lot of tennis during the week, versus just some tennis with classroom teaching.

– Parent of Alex B.

5 Star – Great coaching and people. Our daughter had an amazing time!

– Parent of Anri S.

4 Star – My son had a wonderful time at camp. He was so excited to tell me about all the new things he is now able to do that he learned from camp.

– Parent of Nathan D

FACILITY

WOLFE PARK

Featuring 8 new resurface tennis courts, Wolfe Park was donated by a deed in the amount of $1 to the City of Columbus by Robert F. Wolfe and his wife Della M. Wolfe. According to the documentation, the wording in the deed states “…in consideration of the good will which we bear toward the people of the City of Columbus…”

A suspension bridge was constructed across Alum Creek in 1922 to connect Franklin Park and is in use today as a bike path and pedestrian crossing.

Also, the park is used for baseball/softball and other recreation activities. Alum Creek bikeway passes through this park along the creek.