Denison University – Granville, OH

Day Camp

Denison University is proud to host unique 1-day camps designed for future collegiate tennis players. Each 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.College Game Day Camp:

Game Day!!! This camp will focus on the collegiate tennis game day experience. Part showcase camp, part college prep – the camp will feature high intensity training in the morning with pre-match strategy and scouting seminar during the lunch break. Campers will finish the day with a full college game day showcase match, featuring both singles and doubles in the afternoon.

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

CAMP DETAILS

CAMP DATES:

 

  • College Game Day Camp: September 4, 2021

FEES:

 

  • Full Day – $160 per week

AGES:

 

  • Boys and Girls grades 7-12 of all skill levels.
  • Camps are open to any and all.

MORE INFORMATION

Camp Types

Our camp at the Denison University is one of our Elite Training Camps :

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.

Times

  • Full Day Option: 9am – 4:00pm daily

Meals

  • Full Day Option: Lunch is provided daily for full day campers.

Inclement Weather

Rain back up is available at the Mitchell Athletic Center with 4 beautiful indoor courts.

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 any and all levels of tennis players. However, the focus of the Elite Training Camps is most beneficial to more experience players with an eye towards competing in collegiate tennis in the future.

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

Airport Transportation

No airport transportation is provided for this camp.

More Info / UTR

None at this time.

PERTINENT INFORMATION

Check-In

All campers will check-in at 8:30 am daily

Check-Out

  • Full day campers will check-out at 4:00 pm daily

Camp Forms

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

Packing List

Day Campers:

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

MEET YOUR COACHES

C0-Director:

David Schilling

HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH

Denison University

The director of The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Denison University is Head coach, David Schilling. Schilling is in his 2nd 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.
At OSU, Schilling’s teams experienced unparalleled success, including a 2014 ITA National Indoor Championship and the 2018 & 2009 NCAA National Championship Team Runner-up finishes.

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.

Co-Director:

Jamie Scott

HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH

Denison University

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.

STAFF:
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.

Co-Director:

Maureen Kechriotis

Denison University

Maureen Kechriotis has been the Head Tennis Coach of the Boys and Girls tennis teams at South for the past 4 years. In that time, she has doubled the program, had outstanding results qualifying the boys & girls team to Satte every season – the first time in 30 years! 2021 Boys team made history beating East and becoming League Champions. Mo brings a level of enthusiasm and love of the game that is exceptional and contagious. Mo’s coaching philosophy is that tennis is a liflong sport where you develop as a player and a person.

Co-Director:

Mitch Stewart

Denison University

Stewart spent the 2020-21 season as the volunteer assistant at the University of Arizona. In his season with the Wildcats, Arizona finished 21-8 and reached the NCAA Round of 16, losing a heart-breaking 4-3 match against the No. 3 seed Tennessee in Orlando.
 
Prior to the start of his coaching experience, Stewart was a four-year letter winner at the University of Washington, where he was a three-time All-Pac 12 selection and was ranked as high as 57thin the country. In 2018, Stewart received the ITA Northwest Region Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award.
 
Stewart finished his collegiate career 57-36 in singles matches and won 25 doubles matches.

Co-Director:

MAUREEN SLATTERY

Denison University

Slattery rejoined the Pioneers as an interim assistant coach in October 2019 after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia where she helped guide the Captains to a combined 26-14 mark. In four seasons with the Pioneers, Slattery was thrice honored on the All-Summit League team, named 2014 ITA Mountain Region Rookie of the Year and recognized as 2017 Summit League Player of the Year.  In her senior year, Slattery advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Doubles Championships with partner Julia O’Loughin, becoming the program’s first All-Americans. Slattery graduated with a degree in economics in 2017.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

DAILY SCHEDULE

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.

TRADITIONAL WEEKS:
8:30 a.m Drop off and check in
9:00 a.m Introductions
9:15 a.m High Intensity Training Block
11:30 p.m Lunch Break
12:00 p.m Tennis Analytics seminar & Coach Q&A
12:30 p.m

College Game Day Matches

        – 8 game pro-set – Doubles
        – 2 out of 3 set no/ad sets: Singles

3:45 p.m Wrap Up
4:00 p.m Camp Checkout
4:15 p.m Athletics facilities Tour (optional)

FACILITY

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.