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Overnight Camp with Commuter Option

Voted the top sports camp in the state of Ohio by Sports Illustrated magazine, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at The College of Wooster is one of the most popular sports camps in the United States. Hallmarks of the camp include personal attention, an advanced teaching curriculum, and fun!

Each summer we offer two types of camps, A stroke-based Traditional camp and a strategy based Match Play camp. Our Traditional Camp features 3 tennis sessions a day with an emphasis on swing production, technique, and fundamentals. We use video and private lessons to assist in our teaching. Our Match Play camp emphasis strategies and point building. The morning will focus on singles strategies, the afternoon will feature doubles strategies and the eventing session tie it together with team match play, with on-court coaching.



  • Nightly Private Lessons available (Traditional Camp only)
  • Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
  • Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
  • All the latest Wilson equipment & Great Wilson prizes to win


2023 CAMP DATES (director)

  • Match Play I: June 11-15, 2023 (Schilling)
  • Session I: June 25-29, 2023 (Scott)



  • Boys and Girls Ages 8-18 of all skill levels.

    2023 FEES

    Traditional Camps:

    • Overnight: $795 per week
    • Commuter – $695 per week

    Match Play Camps:

    • Overnight: $895 per week
    • Commuter – $795 per week


    Overnight Option:

    • Sunday 1:00 pm – Thursday 4:00 pm

    Commuter Option:

    • Sunday 1pm – 10pm
    • Monday – Wed 9am – 10pm
    • Thursday 9am – 4pm


    Traditional Camps

    Our traditional tennis camps are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of modern tennis strokes. We tailor the instruction to the skill level and experience of each level of player. 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 to teach these young players sound fundamentals from the ground up.
    • Intermediate: Intermediate-level players will also focus on stroke production (to ensure proper technique) and be introduced to gameplay situations to introduce these players to the competitive side of the game.
    • High School / Tournament:  High school (both varsity and JV) and tournament players will focus on the strategic and competitive aspects of the game. Although swing fundamentals are featured, emphasis will also feature point building, court positioning, patterns of play, 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 levels. 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, emphasizing match strategies and point progressions. Campers will be exposed to many 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. The camp’s primary goal is 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

    – Team Match Play with on-court coaching


      • Overnight campers: All meals from Sunday dinner – Thursday lunch.
      • Commuter campers: All lunches and dinners from Sunday dinner to Thursday lunch (no breakfast provided).

      Inclement Weather

      In the case of inclement weather, the College of Wooster has four indoor courts on camps and supplements this with the use of the six indoor courts at the Aspen Racquet Club in town. As the camp runs better outdoors, we will shift our daily schedule in anticipation of rain to maximize our court time outdoors. Camp will proceed rain or shine each day.


      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?

      To be added to the waitlist, please register here (there is no fee to join the waitlist).

      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

      Airport Transportation

      Airport transportation may be available upon request for those flying into camp. 

      Pertinent Camp Information for Check-in

      Forms / Balance Due

      Camp Waiver (required):  
      Your Liability Waiver was signed during the registration process and is complete as long as your registered online.

      Medical Form (required):  
      Each camper must have a completed and signed medical form brought to check-in on the first day of camp. –  Download Form here 
      A physical exam is not required for campers. If the camper needs medical or disability accommodations, including significant food allergies that require special meals, please email the office.

      Balance Due:
      To check if you have a remaining balance, you can access your account here.

      Check-In / Check-Out Information

      Check-in / Drop off: 

      • Check-in / Drop off Time:1-2pm Sundays
      • Check-in / Drop off Location:
        – Session I – Bornheutter Hall 1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691
        – Session II, Match Play II & Match Play III – Bornheutter Hall 1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691
      • Check-in / Drop off Address:
        – Session I – Bornheutter Hall 1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691
        – Session II, Match Play II & Match Play III – Bornheutter Hall 1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691

      Check-out / Pick up:  

      • Check-out / Drop off Time: 4 pm Thursdays
      • Check-out / Drop off Location:
        – Session I – Bornheutter Hall 1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691
        – Session II, Match Play II & Match Play III – Bornheutter Hall 1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691
      • Check-out / Drop off Address:
        – Session I – Bornheutter Hall 1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691
        – Session II, Match Play II & Match Play III – Bornheutter Hall 1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691

      Camp Dorms: 

      • Session I: Bornheutter Hall 1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691
      • Sessions II, MatcH Play I & II: Bornheutter Hall 1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691
        * Both Camp Dorms are Air-Conditioned.

      Meals Included: 

      • Overnight: All meals provided Sunday dinner through Thursday lunch
      • Commuter: Sunday Dinner, Lunch & Dinner Monday-Wednesday; Lunch Thursday

      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. We can usually meet your request for one 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 will do our best to accommodate.

      Should you wish to room with more than just one person, we will do everything in our power to arrange for this, if the room level (double, triple, etc.…) allows.

      Packing List

      Overnight Campers:

      • 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)

      Session Notes



      Camp Director:

      David Schilling

      Head Men’s Tennis Coach

      Denison University

      The director of The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp is Denison University Men’s Tennis Coach, David Schilling. Schilling is in his 2nd year at Denison after spending 21 years as an assistant at Ohio State University.  During his first year in Granville, the Denison program won the NCAC Conference and qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006.  While at OSU the men’s program achieved unparalleled success, including a 2014 & 2018 ITA National Indoor Championship and the 2018 & 2009 NCAA National Championship l Team Runner-up.

      During his collegiate coaching career, Schilling has helped develop 8 National Champions, 39 All-Americans, 69 NCAA national qualifiers and 83 All-Conference Selections. He has Kenyon College’s all-time winningest coach during his time there and has won conference championships at every school he has coached.

      Coach Schilling has been named ITA Midwest Assistant Coach of the Year at OSU and NCAC Coach of the Year at both Denison and Kenyon.

      Coaching highlights:


      • 32 Conference Championships
      • 2 ITA National Indoor Championship
      • 34 NCAA Nationally Ranked teams


      • 8 National Champions
      • 41 All Americans
      • 89 National Qualifiers
      • 92 All Conference Selections

      Schilling graduated from Denison with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He then received his master’s degree in sports management from Ohio State.


      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.

      Camp Director:

      Jamie Scott


      College of Wooster

      Jamie Scott returns for her fourth year as the head women’s tennis coach at Denison and her seventh year at Denison University in 2020-21.
      In her first three seasons at the helm of the Big Red, Scott boasts an overall record of 31-18 (.633) including three-straight winning seasons and back-to-back appearances in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament Championship match in 2018 and 2019.

      Scott has produced 11 All-NCAC selections in three seasons, including three-time NCAC Doubles Team of the Year, Lauren Hawley and Emma Alsup. Alsup and Hawley were also named ITA All-Americans in 2019 as a doubles tandem after reaching the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Doubles Championship. In July 2020, Scott was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Division III Operating Committee where she will serve the ITA’s Central Region through June 2023.

      The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Denison is one of the strongest and most well respected in the country. 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.


      Strong incorporation of strategy. Useful concepts that we could use right away.

      Parent of Carter S

      “The camp was well run with knowledgeable people!!”

      Parent of Carly C.

      “My son had a great experience at camp! Believe it or not he thought having more time playing tennis with improve the camp to a 10.”

      Parent of Luke P.

      “It’s a tennis camp that includes learning the game & having fun at the same time! Every year my son/ daughter go they ask for more sessions for the following year. As a family we find ourselves satisfied with it & therefore highly recommended it!”

      Parent of Michael M.

      “My son Drew really loves the camp. He learned a lot from the coaches and really enjoyed all of the tennis he played. It was a great experience!”

      Parent of Andrew C

      “My daughter loves attending this camp each year. The camp provides instruction on match play and many opportunities to play with different opponents: both singles and doubles. She also has fun meeting new tennis friends. The camp is also very well organized and managed, with plenty of tennis instruction and night-time social activities for the kids.”

      Parent of Marie W.

      “Strong incorporation of strategy. Useful concepts that we could use right away.”

      Camper Carter S.

      “My daughter comes home and tells me all the strategies she learned and motivated to try them.”

      Parent of Lanna D.

      “My daughter learned a lot and had lots of fun. She made new friends and Learned how to navigate through a daily schedule on a college campus!”

      Parent of Amelia F.

      “We have actually referred several campers over the years. We love the way camp is taught and the skills our kids come home with each year.”

      Parent of Chloe P.

      “My child called me everyday to tell me he loved the camp. He didn’t want to leave. We’re definitely coming back next year.”

      Parent of Nathan P.

      “Daughter said she wants to come back next summer. That says it all!”

      Parent of Igne S.


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      The following schedules are sample schedules of our camps. These are provided to give a rough idea of how each camp is programmed throughout the day.

      7:00 a.m – 8:00 a.m Wake up / Breakfast
      9:00 a.m -11:30 a.m Morning Session: (Warm up / Stroke Production / Video Tape /Drills / Olympics
      11:30 a.m – 2:00 p.m Lunch , Video Tape Sessions & Free Time in the dorms
      2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m Afternoon Session: ( Stroke Production / Drills / Doubles tourney / Competitions )
      4:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m Swimming / Recreational Activities
      5:00 p.m – 6:15 p.m Dinner / Free time in the dorms
      6:15 p.m – 8:00 p.m Evening Session: (Private Lessons, Drills, Team Play / Games)
      8:00 p.m – 10:30 p.m Social Activities: (Pizza / Ice Cream Social / Movie Night / Casino Night / Game Room Night / Talent Show
      10:45 p.m Lights Out!