THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME – South Bend, IN
Full Day Camp
Our highly successful Elite Traning Camps at the University of Notre Dame are unique one-day showcase camps providing an opportunity for campers to receive top-flight instruction from the nation’s top collegiate coaches, coupled with valuable Match Play insights, strategies, and philosophies.
COLLEGE GAME DAY CAMP: July 24, 2021
Designed to help young players increase their exposure to collegiate tennis, high-intensity training, and become more familiar with the intricacies of team tennis and its growing importance in the game.
Campers will receive 2.5 -3 hours of training in the morning under the guidance of Men’s Tennis Coaches Ryan Sachire and Sam Kerchival, an educational seminar about the College tennis and recruiting during lunch, and competitive showcase match play in a team setting.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE
- Top Collegiate Coaching
- Advanced tennis training/strategy work
- Off-court College Tennis Seminar
- Team match play
- All campers receive a Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp T-shirt
- Great Wilson prizes
- Limited enrollment to ensure personal attention (24 spots)
- Saturday July 24, 2021 – SOLD OUT
- Full Day: $200 (lunch included)
- Boys and Girls rising grades 7-12.
Camp Type: College Game Day
Game Day!!! This camp will focus on the collegiate tennis game day experience. Part showcase camp, part college prep, the camp will feature high intensity training in the morning, pre match strategy and scouting seminar during the lunch break, and a full college game day showcase match, featuring both singles and doubles in the afternoon.
- 9am -3:00 pm
- Lunch will be provided for all campers.
- Check-in for all campers on Saturday is a 8:30 am at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
- Check-out is 3pm for all campers
All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
If you need transportation, please email the office HERE
MEET YOUR COACHES
Head Men’s Tennis Coach
University of Notre Dame
One of the top players in the history of the University of Notre Dame men’s tennis program, Ryan Sachire became the seventh head coach in the 91-year history of the program July 1, 2013 after serving two seasons as an assistant coach and five as the associate head coach after returning home to the Golden Dome in the summer of 2006.
Sachire ended his professional career in 2005 and was an assistant at Baylor in 2005-06, helping the Bears reach the semifinals of the NCAA Championship. A three-time singles All-American with the Irish, he replaced former Irish assistant Todd Doebler, who was hired as the head coach at Penn State.
Sachire’s effect on the Irish took absolutely no time to take hold. In his first season at Notre Dame, the Irish reached the NCAA round-of-16 for the second straight year, finished with the most victories in a single-season since 1980-81 and ended the campaign ranked sixth in the country (the highest ranking to close a season since being ranked third at the completion of the 1991-92 season). Sachire also was instrumental in the performance of Stephen Bass, who not only became the 18th All-American in Notre Dame men’s tennis history, but also captured the John Van Nostrand Memorial Award, which provides a stipend to the top senior player embarking on a professional career (an award Sachire captured in 2000).
Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach
University of Notre Dame
Kercheval joined the Irish as the volunteer assistant coach prior to the 2018-2019 season. He previously spent three years at Eastern Illinois University where he began as the Head Men’s Coach before being named the Director Of Tennis in his final season. While at EIU, Kercheval led the men to the highest conference finish since 2014 and coached the Panthers to an OVC Tournament appearance in 2018(men). In 2018, he led the women to the OVC Tournament semifinals. During his time at EIU, Kercheval coached 2 All-OVC 1st Team players and 4 All-OVC 2nd Team players as well as two Academic All-Americans.
Prior to his time in Charleston, Illinois, he served as the volunteer men’s tennis coach at Indiana University.
In addition to his collegiate coaching, he was a long-time Assistant Professional and Adult Program Coordinator at the Indiana University Tennis Center as well as the Head Girls Tennis Coach for Bloomington South. While at BHSS, his teams were a perennial top-15 ranked team in the state of Indiana, made a team run to the final four in the state tournament and coached his #1 singles player to a pair of undefeated seasons culminating in two individual state championships.
Kercheval is a USPTA certified Elite Professional, earning USPTA honors for Midwest Under 30 Professional of the year in 2014 and USPTA Indiana Professional of the year in 2012.