The Adult Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Northwestern is a summer tennis camp aimed for adults looking to improve their tennis game in a fun and competitive environment. Featuring advanced drills, numerous repetitions and match play, it is the goal of the camp to help adult players improve their technique and strategic understanding of the game.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- 8.5 – 9 hours of tennis instruction
- Camp demo program featuring all the latest Wilson rackets
- Every camper will receive a Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp T-shirt
633 Clark St,
Evanston, IL 60208,
- Northwestern University also offers a popular Junior Camp in July. CLICK HERE
- This camp does not offer on site lodging.
– Adult Camp: June 28-30, 2019
- – Full Day – $455
- Full Day Option:
- – Friday: 5:30-7:30pm
- – Saturday: 9:30am-12pm and 1-3pm
- – Sunday: 9:30-11:30am
As stated above, For those of you coming to camp from out of town, Northwestern University has a helpful page with hotels and travel information. Please visit for more information.
We do provide lunch on Saturday for all attendees.
The balance for each week of camp is due the first day of the month of the camp session. That is, all June camps have a balance due date of June 1st and all July camps have a balance due date of July 1st. Your camp balance can be paid online HERE or a check can be mailed to Premier Sports Camps, 4885 Shackelford Ct. Columbus, OH 43220.
– Pay Balance
– Fill out Camp Waiver
– Print out and complete Medical Form
– Review Pertinent Information Email
– Review FAQ’s on this page
– Review Packing List
– Tennis Shoes
– Sun Screen
– Hat / Visor
– Water bottle
– Snack (if desired)
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.
MEET YOUR COACHES
HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH
Arvid Swan continues to take the Northwestern University men’s tennis program to new heights as he enters his 11th year at the helm for the Wildcats in 2017-18. He has compiled a 173-113 record in his first ten seasons in Evanston, including a 90-37 mark the last four years.
Swan has guided Northwestern to six consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and seven overall. The first came in his second season, 2009, and the Wildcats have since qualified in every year since 2012.
The Wildcats continued their winning ways in 2017, winning their first nine matches en route to a No. 7 national ranking. Northwestern won 22 matches on the year, including five wins over top-50 opponents. The ‘Cats went into the NCAA tournament ranked 21st in the nation and advanced to the Round of 32.
Swan came to Northwestern after one year as the head men’s tennis coach at DePaul University. While at DePaul, Swan improved the team immensely. On the heels of an 8-14 season, Swan’s Blue Demons finished the 2006-07 season with an 18-7 record and reached a ranking as high as No. 58 in the nation.
ASSOCIATE HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH
Chris Klingemann is in his 8th season on the Northwestern coaching staff and his fourth as associate head coach, a role he assumed in August 2014.
Klingemann’s time in Evanston has coincided with the resurgence of the program. The Wildcats have made the NCAA tournament in all six of his seasons on staff and have posted a 117-58 overall record.
Northwestern had its best season in program history in 2016, winning a school record 26 matches and hosting the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament as the No. 14 overall seed. The Wildcats reached as high as No. 7 in the national rankings during the regular season. The team finished second in the Big Ten with a 10-1 mark and won 13 times over top-50 national opponents.
Klingemann was named the ITA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
Klingemann, a native of Winnetka, Ill., spent two-and-a-half years playing on the ATP circuit where he ranked amongst the top-six ATP professionals in Canada and amongst the top 520 players in the world. Playing doubles, Klingemann won two Futures Tournament titles and advanced to the finals of a Challenger Tournament. He has a career high doubles ranking of No. 480. Klingemann was also a singles finalist in one Futures Tournament and posted wins over four players who were each ranked in the top-200.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Northwestern University 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.
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.
Warm up / Camp and coaches introductions
Drilling focused on technical work on strokes
Intro to doubles and doubles games
Drilling with intros to every stroke
Situation point play
Intro to serve
Doubles strategy and doubles points with serves
Situation games of singles/doubles
Review of all shots