THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA – Iowa City, IA
Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game / match play daily. Campers are broken into small instructional groups with those of similar age., ability and experience 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.
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
Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Center
2820 Prairie Meadows Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52246
- No notes at this time.
– Session I : 2020 TBA
- – Full Day: 2020 TBA
- – Half Day: 2020 TBA
Our camps at The University of Iowa 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.
- Full Day Option:
- – Mon-Fri: 9am – 3pm
- Half Day Option:
- – Mon-Fri: 9am – Noon
- No meals provided for Full or Half Day campers
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(s) are the Iowa City Airport (3 miles), Eastern Iowa Airport (23 miles) or the Quad City International Airport (65 miles). To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
None at this time.
- Full Day campers: Check-in is daily at 9am
- Half Day campers: Check-in is daily at 9am
- Full Day campers: Check out is daily at 3:00pm
- Half Day campers: Check out is daily at 12:00pm
In the case of inclement weather, we have indoor back up courts everyday during camp. These 8 indoor courts are located directly next to our 12 outdoor courts and are equipped with PlaySight technology.
Please be assured we will do everything in our power to ensure maximum outdoor tennis throughout the week and will make every effort to communicate with the families on those days of poor weather.
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Ross Wilson, a former two-time NCAA All-American and three-time ITA national doubles champion at Ohio State, enters his second season as head coach and third year with the University of Iowa men’s tennis program.
In his first season as head coach, Wilson guided the Hawkeyes to both team and individual success. Wilson guided and molded a lineup that comprised mostly of four freshmen to a ranking as high as 45th nationally — its highest ranking ever since the ITA expanded their rankings. Iowa amassed more wins than the previous 23 seasons, including two wins over ranked opponents and five against Big Ten competition, which are the most wins over league competition in five years.
Wilson began his Iowa coaching career in the fall of 2013 as an assistant coach. In his first season with the Hawkeyes Wilson made an immediate impact, helping the program secure a pair of five-star recruits in Silverstein and Jacoby.
Wilson, the 2012 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year and ITA Central Region Assis-tant Coach of the Year, came to Iowa after serving as assistant coach at nationally-ranked San Diego during the 2012-13 season.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Iowa 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.
Great and easy to work with. Coaches were very accommodating!Parent of Ryan K
The kids enjoyed the camp for the second year in a row. Had an absolute blast!Parent of Dylan C.
Kids had fun. Improved their tennis. Motivated to pursue tennis further.Parent of Ishan H.
My daughter really enjoyed the camp but as she was telling me about everything I realize that y’all do not work with them at all one-on-one to help them improve maybe areas that they are not that good in.Parent of Ginger K
Coaches were very caring and lots of point playing.Parent of Gabi G.
My son had a great time and he wants to come back next year! It’s usually a struggle to get him to do camps so I’m very impressed.Parent of Cash H.
Staff was great and very friendly. Coach Wilson and the other staff members really care about each camper and help them in any way they can.Parent of Michael H.
This camp lit a spark in my 10 year old son. He keeps talking about the camp and told me already that he is going again next year.Parent of Benjamin L.
HAWKEYE TENNIS & RECREATION CENTER
The HTRC houses eight indoor and twelve outdoor tennis courts, 6,000 square feet of fitness space, two indoor turf fields, locker rooms and the Outdoor Rental Center. The outdoor courts are named the Klotz Tennis courts, named after former Men’s Tennis Coach, Don Klotz. The HTRC is also the home of the University of Iowa Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Field Hockey, and Hawkeye Marching Band.
The addition of the Tulloch Family scoreboard helps bring an upgraded feel to an already outstanding facility. Mark Tulloch and his family have been extremely generous to the MT tennis program and helping the Blue Raiders remain competitive with the facility upgrades.
The eight courts closest to Murphy Center were resurfaced with three inches of asphalt during the summer of 2012. These eight courts were converted to just six courts and are used as the varsity courts for both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Middle Tennessee.
The new varsity courts are outfitted with divider fencing between each and are painted blue with gray outlines. New blue windscreens with the MT logo line the fences around the complex, and there is a walkway between the varsity courts and the remaining eight. Also, bleacher seating with canopies was built in the middle for fans at the varsity courts.