DARTMOUTH COLLEGE – Hanover, NH
Non-Boarding, Full Day Camp
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.
These camps are high intensity training camps for serious players, usually with USTA tournament experience, looking to play college tennis in the future.
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 and Girls Grades 8-12
- 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.
Boys Fall Elite Training Camp: November 11-13, 2016
Girls Fall Elite Training Camp: November 18-20, 2016
Fall Elite Training Camp
- $650 per camper (no lodging included)
No Boarding offered on campus for this camp.
Full Day Option:
Friday 1:45pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 1:00pm
Half Day Option:
No Half Day Option
Please check schedule below for accurate details
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 15 days before – full refund less $50 administration fee
- 0-14 days – no refunds – will issue a camp credit to future camps at Dartmouth in the next calendar year, less a $200 administration fee.
MEET YOUR COACHES
Camp Director: Boys Camp
CHRIS DRAKE – Head Men’s Tennis Coach
Chris Drake enters his seventh season as the head coach of the Dartmouth men’s tennis team in 2016-17.
Dartmouth ended the 2015-16 season with an overall record of 18-9 and a 6-1 mark in Ivy League to finish second. The Big Green wrapped up the regular season on a six-match winning streak and were ranked for the entirety of the season, sitting as high as 34th. For the first time in his career, Drake was named Coach of the Year. Dartmouth qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997, falling to Tulane in the Round of 32.
Before coming to Dartmouth, Drake served as an assistant coach at Northwestern. The 2009 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, Drake was an instrumental force in elevating the men’s tennis program at Northwestern as the Wildcats’ recruiting classes in 2008 and ’09 were ranked 12th and eighth in the country, respectively, by tennisrecruiting.net. This past March, Northwestern achieved its highest national ranking in five years at No. 34.
Before embarking on his collegiate coaching career, Drake was an accomplished player on the ATP doubles tour, achieving a world doubles ranking of 92, which made him the 10th-highest ranked American at the time. He registered doubles wins over Marcos Baghdatis and Jo Wilfried Tsonga — each of whom advanced to the Australian Open finals in 2006 and ’08, respectively — and Gilles Simon, who has been ranked as high as sixth in the world. In all, Drake defeated 12 players who have been ranked in the top 50 of the ATP world doubles rankings and won six ATP Challenger doubles titles. In addition, he was the top seed in “The Championships Wimbledon” doubles qualifying event in 2006.
A 2003 Brown graduate with a degree in modern American history, Drake was a two-time unanimous selection to the 2002 and ’03 All-Ivy teams. He was a two-time captain, leading the Bears to NCAA Tournament appearances each year he captained the squad, plus guided the team to its first Ivy League title in the program’s history in 2002. The two-time Academic All-Ivy performer was the 2003 ITA Region I Rafael Osuna Award winner, given to “a player who displays sportsmanship, character, excellent academics and has outstanding tennis accomplishments.”
Camp Director: Girls Camp
ROBERT DALLIS – Head Women’s Tennis Coach
Bob Dallis, Ed.D., enters his 15th year as head coach of the Dartmouth women’s tennis team and his 27th year as a Division I head coach.
In March of 2016, following a win over UC Irvine, Dallis picked up his 400th career win. Dartmouth wrapped up the 2015-16 season with an overall record of 13-6 and an Ivy League mark of 4-3 to tie it for second in the conference. The Big Green were ranked for the entirety of the season, sitting as high as No. 32 during the early stages of the spring.
Off the court, the team has been named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team in each season that Dallis has coached. To be eligible for the award, a team must post a collective cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2. In the past two seasons, 15 members of the team have been singled out for ITA All-Academic accolades, an honor is reserved for players who earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Dallis was the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Colgate University from 1998-2002, and before that he was the head men’s coach at Boston University from 1987-1998. A 1986 graduate of Boston University, Dallis was a four-year member of the Terrier tennis team. He was team captain and most valuable player from 1984-86. During his summer breaks from college, Dallis played the professional satellite circuits in the U.S. and Spain.
Dallis earned a doctoral degree in developmental studies and counseling, with a specialization in sport and exercise psychology, from Boston University’s School of Education in May 2002.
The coaching staff of the Dartmouth camp Is hand selected by the camp director and features a mix up college coaches and top collegiate players. Each staff members is hired for their ability to teach and relate to young players in a friendly, positive and responsible manner. Safety, fun and learning are emphasized with all members of the coaching staff and strong communication skills and teaching ability are prioritized in staff selection.
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 (boys) & 18th (girls):
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
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Doubles work and play at Boss Tennis Center
Saturday November 12th (boys) & 19th (girls):
10:00am – 12:30 pm
College Team Style Practice: 10-12:30 (meet at Boss Tennis Center)
3:00 – 6:00 pm
College Team Style Dual Match
6:00 – 7:30 pm
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Q+A with coaches
Sunday November 13th (boys) & 20th (girls):
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.