Day camp with Half Day option
Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game / match play, all in a fun and competitive environment.
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.
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 the court
- Camp demo program featuring all the latest Wilson rackets
- Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers
- Camp T-shirt for all campers
Vandy Christie Tennis Center
2310 Sheridan Road | Evanston, IL 60208
- We do have a $50 off Full Day / $25 off discount for NWU Faculty and Staff. To receive the code, please email the office from a NWU email to receive the code.
– Session I: July 8-12, 2019
– Session II: July 15-19, 2019
– Session III: July 22-26, 2019
– Session IV: July 29-Aug 2, 2019
* To be added to the waitlist for one of our sold out sessions, please email the office HERE
- – Full Day – $455 per week
- – Half Day AM – $280 per week
- – Half Day PM – $280 per week
- *Discounts available for NWU Faculty and Staff. Please email the office from a NWU email to receive the code.
Our traditional tennis camps (non match-play or college prep) are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of the modern tennis strokes. 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.
- Full Day Option:
- – Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
- Half Day AM Option:
- – Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 12:00pm
- Half Day PM Option:
- – Mon – Fri: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
- Full Day campers should bring a lunch with them each day.
- Check-in is between 8:45 am – 9:00 am daily for Full Day and Half Day AM campers
- Check in is between 12:45 pm – 1:00 pm daily for Half Day PM campers
- Check – out for Full day and Half Day PM campers is at 4:00pm daily
- Check – out for Half day AM campers is at 12:00 pm daily
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
– 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
– 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 Shoes
– Sun Screen
– Hat / Visor
– Water bottle
– Snack (if desired)
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 or a check can be mailed to Premier Sports Camps, 4885 Shackelford Ct. Columbus, OH 43220.
We do offer a $45 discount per week for the Full Day option and $30 per week for the half day option for all qualifying NWU faculty and staff. To receive the discount, please email the office from a northwestern.edu email to request the coupon code.
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.