DENISON UNIVERSITY – Granville, OH
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Overnight Camp with Commuter Option
Now in our second year, we are excited to add a brand new Day camp this summer to our Denison offerings. Modeled after the successful College of Wooster tennis camp, the camp at Denison University camp boasts an impressive lineup of offerings under the guidance of Dennison University Mens’ Coach David Schilling and Women’s Coach Jamie Scott.
Our new Day camp offering in June is a 5-day camp for all skill levels. Running from 9 am – 4 pm daily, the camp will tailor the teaching to each player’s level. Beginners and intermediate-level players will focus on swing fundamentals and stroke production, while more advanced players will enhance the experience with gameplay strategy. The morning is devoted to skill building, while afternoon sessions feature advanced drill work and team match play.
At our Traditional Camp, directed by Jamie Scott, participants can anticipate a dynamic daily schedule featuring three tennis sessions. The emphasis is placed on honing essential skills such as swing production, refining technique, and strengthening fundamental aspects of the game. The coaching team leverages cutting-edge tools, including video analysis and personalized private lessons, to facilitate effective learning and skill development.
The Match Play Camp allows participants to delve into strategic gameplay and point-building mastery. The morning sessions focus on enhancing singles strategies, while afternoons are dedicated to refining doubles tactics. As the day progresses into the evening, participants are treated to an exciting team match play session, enriched with on-court coaching to tie it all together.
In essence, the Denison University tennis camp caters to a diverse range of skill levels and preferences, providing a well-rounded and enriching experience for tennis enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to fine-tune your technique or engage in strategic gameplay, this camp offers a balanced and instructive approach to elevate your tennis prowess.
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
- Day Camp I: June 17-21, 2024
- Match Play I: July 7-11, 2024
- Session I (Traditional Camp): July 14-18, 2024
- Sunday 1:00 pm – Thursday 4:00 pm
- Sunday 1pm – 10pm
- Monday – Wed 9am – 10pm
- Thursday 9am – 4pm
- Full Day: $525 per week
- Half Day: $395 per week
- Overnight: $825 per week
- Commuter – $725 per week
Session I (Traditional Camp):
- Overnight: $925 per week
- Commuter – $825 per week
- Boys and Girls ages 8-18 of all skill levels.
- Camps are open to any and all.
- Rain backup is available at the Mitchell Athletic Center, with 4 beautiful indoor courts. In the event of inclement weather, our priority is to maximize the time outdoors as we have more courts. In the event of rain or other types of poor weather, the amount of tennis will be slightly less than during perfect weather conditions (due to court availability)
- This camp features a 5:1 ratio
- Kids are grouped by skill, age and experience. Often these groups change throught the course of the camp.
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
- Please make sure you read the camp polices HERE
- Camp safety is our number one priority. All efforts are made to ensure that the kids are safe througouth the camp. Safety will be priortized over tennis and activities when necessary. The camp, Wilson Sporting Goods, Premier Sports camps and its coaches and universities are not responsible for personal itmes brought to camp.
- None at this time
Pertinent Camp Information for Check-in
- Sunday 1:00 pm – Thursday 4:00 pm
- Sunday 1pm – 10pm
- Monday – Wed 9am – 10pm
- Thursday 9am – 4pm
- Check-in / Drop-off Time: 1-2 pm on Sunday
- Check-in / Drop-off Location: Crawford Hall: 400 East Loop Granville, OH 43023
- Check-in / Drop-off Address: Crawford Hall: 400 East Loop Granville, OH 43023
- Check-out / Pick-up: 4 pm on Thursday
- Check-out / Pick-up Location: Crawford Hall: 400 East Loop Granville, OH 43023
- Check-out / Pick-up Address: Crawford Hall: 400 East Loop Granville, OH 43023
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 demand 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 a mistake or change 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 want to have players in rooms next to each other, we will do our best to accommodate.
Should you wish to room with more than one person, we will do everything we can to arrange for this if the room level (double, triple, etc.…) allows it.
- Overnight campers: All meals from Sunday dinner – Thursday lunch.
- Commuter campers: All lunches and dinners from Sunday dinner to Thursday lunch (no breakfast provided).
Bedding (check pert info email for bed size)
Spending Money (no $ is needed, but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)
- Day Campers:
FORMS & ACCOUNTS
- Your Liability Waiver was signed during the registration process and is complete as long as your registered online. If you did not sign up with an account online – this form can be downloaded at https://www.wilsontenniscamps.com/camp-forms/
- 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. This form can be downloaded at https://www.wilsontenniscamps.com/camp-forms/
My Account / Payments:
- To check if you have a remaining balance, you can access your account here.
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.