Denison University – Granville, OH
Camp Format: 1 Day ID Showcase Camp
Denison University is hosting a 1-day ID Showcase camp for boys and girls ages 12-18. The camp is designed for future collegiate tennis players looking to be exposed to a collegiate tennis setting. The camp is specific with its focus and specializes in areas of the game that are essential to player development. The camps are directed by Denison Head Men’s Tennis Coach David Schilling and Head Women’s Tennis Coach Jamie Scott.
ID SHOWCASE Camp:
Our Brand New ID Showcase camp will focus on the collegiate tennis experience. Part showcase camp, part college prep – the camp will feature high intensity training in the morning that replicates a collegiate practice. Singles and Doubles emphasis and strategy will be featured with talks about high percentage play and work on understanding point progressions. The afternoon will focus showcase matches, featuring both singles and doubles.
A lunch time break will feature a seminar on “Data Analytics in College Tennis” as well as a player/coach Q&A.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE:
- Top Collegiate Coaching
- Advanced training techniques
- Supplemental off court seminars
- Competitive Match Play in Singles and Doubles
- Highly limited enrollment to ensure personal attention
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
- ID Showcase Camp: September 3, 2022
- Full Day Option: 9am – 3:00pm daily
- Full Day – $150 per week
- Boys and Girls ages 12-18 of all skill levels.
- Camps are open to any and all.
Our camp at the Denison University is one of our Elite Training Camps: The 2023 Camp is focused on ID Showcase. See description above.
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.
- Full Day Option: Lunch is provided daily for full day campers.
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 may be available upon request for those flying into camp.
If you are interested in Denison University as a possible college option, we advise coming in to town on Friday and setting up a tour, admission information session and admissions interview on September 2, 2022. To contact admissions, please call: (740) 587-6276
Pertinent Camp Information for Check-in
Check-In / Check-Out Information
Check-in / Drop off:
- Check in: 8:30 – 8:45 am Varsity Tennis Courts – 200 Livingston Dr, Granville, OH 43023
Check-out / Pick up:
- Check out: 3pm Varsity Tennis Courts – 200 Livingston Dr, Granville, OH 43023
- Lunch will be provided for this camp
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH
The director of The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Denison University is Head coach, David Schilling. Schilling is in his 3rd year at Denison, following a decorated 21 years as the assistant men’s tennis coach at Ohio State University. In his first year at Denison, Coach Schilling’s team captured the NCAC Championship and its first NCAA berth in 15 years. His second year saw even more success, as the program captured its second straight conference championship, reached the NCAA Top 10 National Ranking, set a school record with 23 wins and garnered the universities first ever Sweet Sixteen bid at the NCAA Team Championship.
During his collegiate coaching career, Schilling has helped develop 8 National Champions, 40 All-Americans, 70 NCAA national qualifiers and 86 All-Conference Selections. He was Kenyon College’s all-time winningest coach during his time there and has won conference championships at every school he has coached.
Coach Schilling was named ITA Midwest Assistant Coach of the Year at OSU and NCAC Coach of the Year at both Denison & Kenyon.
HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH
Jamie Scott returns for her fifth year as the head women’s tennis coach at Denison and her eight year at Denison University in 2021-22.
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 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.
|8:45 a.m||Drop off and check in|
|9:15 a.m||High Intensity Training Block|
|11:30 p.m||Lunch Break|
|12:00 p.m||Data Analytics seminar & Coach Q&A|
College Game Day Matches
– 8 game pro-set – Doubles
|3:00 p.m||Wrap Up and Check out|
Denison Tennis Courts
Denison University boasts 12 varsity tennis courts with six main courts that are lighted and used primarily for varsity competition.
The outdoor courts, along with the indoor facility in the Mitchell Center, has been host to the North Coast Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championship and various NCAA Division III men’s and women’s regional championships.