DARTMOUTH COLLEGE – Hanover, NH
Non-Boarding, Full Day Camp
Part of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps Elite Tennis Camps, the Boys Elite camp and Girls Elite camp are high intensity training camps for serious players looking to work on many of the strategies and point building philosophies focused on with top collegiate programs.
The camp will feature college style practices and two team match play in the college (dual) format. In the team practices, players will be challenged with college level drills that are taken directly from Coach Drake’s varsity practices. In the team matches, the players will get exposed to the excitement and fun of the college style format. An added bonus of this format is the on court coaching. The staff will be on court throughout these matches to give the players feedback and guidance on how to improve their games. We will also have a session focused on doubles play, a key ingredient to being a great college player, as well as a Q+A session with the coaches to discuss college tennis and the recruiting process.
Lodging is not provided on campus, however, a list of recommended hotels and accommodations can be found HERE. In the past, most of our parents have attended with the kids.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE
- Elite level training
- College style practices, matches and intensity
- Q+A session with the coaching staff covering the general tennis recruiting process, college training and typical lives of tennis student athletes
- Top flight staff made up entirely of college coaches
- Camp demo program that includes all the latest Wilson rackets
This camp does not provide lodging. However, you can download a list of hotels nearby HERE
HANOVER, NH 03755
United States of America
SHARE THIS CAMP
- Boys Grades 9-12
- 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.
Fall Elite Training Camp
November 11-13, 2016
Fall Elite Training Camp
- $650 per camper (no lodging included)
Friday 1:45pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 1:00pm
Please check schedule below for accurate details
Our Elite Training Camp 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.
- The only meal provided for the November camp is Sunday lunch (pizza party)
- 1:45 pm on Friday
- 10:00 am Saturday and Sunday
- 8:30 pm Friday
- 9:00 pm Saturday
- 1:00 pm Sunday
No on campus lodging is provided for our November camp. For more assistance in finding a local hotel, please click HERE
We do not provide loging on campus for this weekend camp. However, a list of hotels can be found HERE
It is hard to predict exactly what the skill level will be, but based on experience we have a high level of skill at these camps (UTR’s as high as mid 12’s). Although the camp is open to any and all, and we will not limit enrollment based on skill level, we do suggest that each camper has a good level of experience in tournament / high school tennis.
Because we keep the camps small to ensure personal attention and must anticipate enrollment numbers in advance, our cancellation policy differs slightly from the standard Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp Cancellation Policy. Our Cancellation policy is as follows:
- Up to 30 days from the start of camp: Full refund less a $50 administrative fee.
- 8-28 days prior to the start of camp: No cash refund, WCTC camp credit less the $200 non-refundable deposit.
- 7 days or less from the start of camp: No refunds or credits.
MEET YOUR COACHES
CHRIS DRAKE – Head Men’s Tennis Coach
Chris Drake is in his 6th season as the Head Men’s tennis coach at Dartmouth College. Over the past six years, Coach Drake has made monumental steps forward for the Big Green tennis program. Most recently, the 2014-25 Big Green ended the year with an overall 14-10 mark as well as a 5-2 mark in the Ivy League, tying them for second in conference play. Their season concluded with five straight victories over conference rivals, including Princeton (No. 30) and Harvard (34), with landed them a year end ITA national ranking of 42. Drake was named the ITA Northeast Regional Coach of the Year in 2015.
Prior to his time at Dartmouth, Drake spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Northwestern University. Here, Drake earned the ITA Midwest Regional Assistant Coach of the Year award and helped elevate the Wildcats to a national ranking high of No. 34. Before embarking on his successful coaching career, Drake was an accomplished player on the ATP doubles tour and earned himself a world doubles ranking of 92.
Coach Drake is a 2003 graduate of Brown University with a degree in Modern American History. Drake was a two-time captain and helped lead the Bears to an NCAA tournament appearance for two straight years.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp 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.
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.
Friday November 11th:
1:45 – 2:00 pm
Check in at the Boss Tennis Center (2 Summer Ct, Hanover, NH 03755)
2:00 – 4:30 pm
College Team Style Practice
4:30 – 6:30 pm
On your own for Dinner
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Doubles work and play at Boss Tennis Center
Saturday November 12th
10:00am – 12:30 pm
College Team Style Practice: 10-12:30 (meet at Boss Tennis Center)
12:30 -3:00 pm
Lunch on your own
3:00 – 6:00 pm
College Team Style Dual Match
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Dinner on your own
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Q+A with coaches
Sunday November 13th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
College Team Style Dual Match
Pizza and drinks will be provided for participants and parents at the end of the match on Sunday.
If there is inclement weather we may have to adjust the times for the team matches so that everyone can play singles.