DENISON UNIVERSITY – Granville, OH
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Overnight Camp with Commuter Option
Modeled after our highly popular College of Wooster tennis camp, the brand new Denison University camp will be directed by Denison Coaches David Schilling (head men’s coach) and Jamie Scott (head women’s coach). Like The College of Wooster, the Denison camp will offer 1 week of Match Play Camp and 1 week of traditional 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.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE:
- 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
- Match Play I: July 9-13, 2023
- Session I: July 16-20, 2023
- Sunday 1:00 pm – Thursday 4:00 pm
- Sunday 1pm – 10pm
- Monday – Wed 9am – 10pm
- Thursday 9am – 4pm
- Overnight: $795 per week
- Commuter – $695 per week
- Overnight: $895 per week
- Commuter – $795 per week
- Boys and Girls ages 8-18 of all skill levels.
- Camps are open to any and all.
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).
Rain back up is available at the Mitchell Athletic Center with 4 beautiful indoor courts.
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.
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.
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 on Sunday
- Check-in / Drop off Location: TBA
- Check-in / Drop off Address: TBA
Check-out / Pick up:
- Check-out / Pick up: 4pm on Thursday
- Check-out / Pick up Location: TBA
- Check-out / Pick up Address: TBA
- 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.
- Overnight: All meals provided Sunday dinner through Thursday lunch
- Commuter: Sunday Dinner, Lunch & Dinner Monday-Wednesday; Lunch Thursday
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.
- Tennis Racket(s)
- Tennis Shoes
- Water Bottle
- Tennis Clothes
- Casual Clothes
- Bath Towel
- Shower Towel
- Sun Screen
- Bedding (check pert info email for bed size)
- Snack Food
- Spending Money (no $ is needed, but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)
- 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.