INDIANA UNIVERSITY – Bloomington, IN
Now in our fifth year, 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.
During our traditional camp we break the campers into small instructional groups of similar age and ability so each child is working in a group that is commensurate with their experience level. We tailor each program to the level of the players. Beginners would get a heavier dose of swing technique and fundamentals, while more advanced players would have more focus on strategy, point building and percentage tennis etc.. The primary focus of the camp is stroke production.
Our Match Play Camp is specifically designed for players with a high level of experience and training. This camp is open to all skills levels but offers a more intensive training curriculum with advanced concepts including instruction on match play tactics and strategies for both singles and doubles as well as speed training and high-intensity drill work. The primary focus of the camp is strategy.
Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps are the premier camps for young players who strive to learn the game, improve their skills and/or participate in middle school, high school, USTA team tennis or tournaments.
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
Indiana University Tennis Center
1833 N Fee Ln,
Bloomington, IN 47408
- * Commuter Option includes all tennis, meals (except breakfast) and social activities of the camp. Boarding is not included.
- All match play at camp will be recorded for UTR ratings
– Session I : 2020 TBA
- – Overnight: 2020 TBA
- – Full Day: 2020 TBA
- – Half Day: 2020 TBA
Our camps at IU are traditional camps.
Our traditional tennis camps are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of the 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 in an effort 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 in put into game play 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.
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.
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
- 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)
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.
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. 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 campers to one coach. Some camps / sessions offer higher or lower ratios based on curriculum.
Q. If the camp is the full, do you have a waiting list?
We do have a waiting list for our camp weeks that sell out. In is not unusual for us to add campers from the waiting list due to late cancellations. To be added to the wait list, 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 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.
None at this time.
- 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
- 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
TBA – Please check back.
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.
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
- 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
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.
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.
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
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.
During the winter months and periods of rain, the IU Tennis Center is the Hoosiers’ home. With eight courts, locker rooms, and bleacher seating of 300, the indoor facility provides a solid atmosphere for the Hoosiers to train and compete.
The facilities have hosted four Men’s Tennis Big Ten Championships. The first came in 1965, then in 1987, 1995 and 2000.
In addition to the tennis lessons, the indoor and outdoor facilities have both played host to many major tournaments throughout the year, including the 1997 ITA Women’s Collegiate Summer Circuit National Championships and annually the ITA Women’s Summer Regional Championships.