INDIANA UNIVERSITY – Bloomington, IN


4.5 Stars – Based on 11 User Reviews

Overnight and Day Camp options

Join the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Indiana University for an incredible week of tennis! Located on the picturesque IU campus, this summer tennis camp in Bloomington will immerse campers with the ultimate tennis camp experience.

Again in 2020, we will feature two weeks of camp. Our traditional camp, with an emphasis on stroke production and swing technique, is supplemented with one week of Match Play camp, a camp designed for more experienced players with an emphasis on strategy and point building. The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Indiana University is the perfect preparation for young players who are looking to get more involved with playing competitive tennis. Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work, and game/match play, all in a fun and competitive environment.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE

  • Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
  • Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
  • Safety prioritized on and off court
  • Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
  • Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers

CAMP DETAILS

CAMP DATES

  • Session I : 2020 TBA

FEES

  • Overnight: 2020 TBA
  • Full Day: 2020 TBA
  • Half Day: 2020 TBA

AGES

  • Overnight Option ages 8-18 of all skill levels
  • Commuter and Full Day option: ages 7-18 of all skill levels

*Note: Overnight campers must be at least 8 years old.

MORE INFORMATION

Camp Types

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 fundamental stroke production (to ensure proper technique), but will also be input into gameplay situations to introduce these players to the competitive side of the game.
  • Advanced: The more advanced players will work with stroke production in a competitive environment, but will also be introduced to the basic strategies of the game.
  • High School / Tournament: Varsity high school and tournament players will focus on the strategic and competitive aspects of the game. Although there will be attention spent on the stroke fundamentals, more emphasis will be placed on point progression, court positioning, patterns and sequences, percentage plays 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 level. 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, with an emphasis on match strategies and point progressions. Campers will be exposed to many of the 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 will be featured. Doubles emphasis includes traditional and alternative formations, aggressive net play, team movement and communication. These camps will also feature Match Play, with on court coaching from our staff to ensure that these techniques are being adopted and understood by the young players. It is the main goal of the camp to teach the students a way to improve dramatically by playing percentages and understanding the strategies of the game of tennis.

Times

Traditional & Match Play Camps:

Overnight Campers:

  • – Sun 4:00pm – Thurs 1:00pm

Commuter Campers:

  • – Fri 4pm – 10pm
  • – Mon Wed 9am – 10pm
  • – Thursday 9am – 1:00pm

Full Day Campers:

  • – Sunday 4pm – 8pm
  • – Mon Wed 9am-4pm
  • – Thursday 9am – 1pm

Meals

Traditional Camp & Match Play Camp

  • Overnight campers: All meals are included from Sunday dinner – Thursday lunch.
  • Commuter campers: All lunches and dinners are included from Sunday dinner – Thursday lunch. (no breakfast provided)
  • Full day campers: Dinner is provided on Sunday and Lunch is provided Monday – Thursday. (no breakfast provided)

Inclement Weather

The Indiana University Tennis Center does feature indoor courts next to the outdoor facility and camp will be held rain or shine. Schedules and times may be adjusted throughout the week to ensure the maximum amount of time on the 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 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?

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

Sample Schedule

DAILY SCHEDULE

Comins Soon

Airport Transportation

Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport is the Indianapolis International Airport (44 miles from campus). To arrange for a pickup, please email the office prior to making flight arrangements.

More Info / UTR

None at this time.

PERTINENT INFORMATION

Check In

  • Traditional Camp & Match Play Camp
    • All campers will check in on Sunday from 3-4pm
    • Commuter and Full Day campers
      • Sunday 3-4pm
      • Mon – Thur at 9am

Check Out

  • Traditional Camp & Match Play Camp
    • Overnight campers will check out on Thursday at 1:00pm
    • Commuter campers will check out Sunday-Wednesday at 10:00pm and on Thursday at 1:00pm
    • Full day campers will check out Sunday 8pm Monday – Wednesday at 4:00pm and Thursday at 1:00pm

Camp Dorm

TBA – Please check back.

Roommate Request

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 at Here. We can usually meet your request of 1 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 again, will do our best to accommodate. Please please email the office at Here for such requests.

Should you wish to room with more than just 1 person, we will do everything in our power to arrange for this, if the room level (double, triple etc…) allows.

Camp Forms

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

Packing List

Overnight Campers:

  • Clothing
    • Tennis Racket(s)
    • Tennis Shoes
    • Water Bottle
    • Tennis Clothes
    • Hat/Visors
    • Casual Clothes
    • Bath Towel
    • Shower Towel
    • Sun Screen
    • Bedding (check pert info email for bed size)
    • Toiletries
    • Fan(s)
    • Pillows
    • Snack Food
    • Spending Money (no $ is needed, but sometimes kids like to order pizza, t-shirts, vending etc.)

Day Campers:

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

MEET YOUR COACHES

Camp Director:

JEREMY WURTZMAN

HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass announced the hiring of Michigan Associate Head Coach Jeremy Wurtzman as the 15th head coach of the Hoosier men’s tennis program in December 2014. Wurtzman’s background includes a successful collegiate and professional playing career and experiences as a head coach.
In the 2015-2016 season the Hoosiers finished fifth in the Big Ten conference standings as they won their last five conference matches of the season. Senior Sam Monette earned First Team All-Big Ten honors and selected as the Ohio Valley Region Player of the Year. Wurtzman began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the University of Denver Men’s tennis team for two season (20006-2008). During his first stint with the Pioneers, Denver posted a 31-14 record, qualified for its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance, achieved its highest team ranking of No. 37 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rankings.

Wurtzman enjoyed a successful professional playing career on the ATP World Tour, earning a top 30 American professional singles ranking, captured nine pro circuit doubles titles and was a three time pro circuit singles finalist. He also enjoyed one of the most successful collegiate careers at The Ohio State University. At OSU, Wurtzman was the first ever tennis athlete to win an ITA individual championship.

STAFF:

The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Indiana University is one of the strongest and most well respected in the Midwest. 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.

CAMP REVIEWS

My daughter loved it.

Parent of Teague S.

It was great, but I heard the the food was terrible. Instruction was great, activities, room, coaches were all great! Thank you!!!

Parent of Jack B.

Our daughter needed Summer tennis instruction and wanted to see Indiana University because she is in middle of College visits!

Parent of Heidi C.

My son absolutely loved his week at camp. He can’t wait to go back next year.

Parent of Drew K

Fun and learning experience for my daughter!

Parent of Emily J.

It is very expensive but lots of one on one attention.

Parent of Elizabeth T

My daughter had a great time, they played hard, learned a bunch and also found time to have some fun.

Parent of Ella M.

Good instruction, good variety of activities, nice kids, very professional at check in / check out. Mostly, as with any camp, my son had a great time!

Parent of Sam B.

Our daughter had a fabulous time! She really enjoyed the staff and the kids at camp.

Parent of Ellie K

Fantastic instruction. Well organized. Great week!

Parent of Sander M.

My daughter, Rebecca, has attended the camp for the last two years. She loves it! The camp is about so much more than tennis. They have excellent experiences on the IU campus, incorporate fun activities like bowling and swimming, and have excellent adults working with the students. Then, there is the tennis! My daughter’s skills have improved tremendously every time she has attended. She has shared several times that she loves the way they teach the skills. We recommend this camp to everyone! My daughter will be attending every year she is eligible in the future!

Parent of Rebecca E

Good instructor to student ratio, focus on conditioning as well as game play, very nice housing and tennis facilities, great instructors, well organized event

Parent of Sarah S.

My son, the youngest & least experienced player at camp, had a fabulous time. He raves about the activities and the other kids.

Parent of Jaxon K.

FACILITY

INDIANA UNIVERSITY TENNIS CENTER

The Tennis Center is located in the Athletics Complex area on the north side of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The outdoor Varsity Tennis Courts are adjacent to North Fee Lane.

With both indoor and outdoor tennis courts, Indiana’s tennis teams are always assured of a quality tennis practice. Located within walking distance of Indiana’s other excellent athletic facilities, the Indiana University Tennis Center and outdoor Varsity Courts have been cited as some of the finest courts in the nation.

The outdoor Varsity Tennis Courts are the primary facility for both the men’s and women’s tennis squads. With a seating capacity of over 600, spectators are assured a quality view of any one of the 10 courts the complex boasts.