UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
South bend, IN
Boarding Camp with Non-Boarder option
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana is one of the oldest and most respected summer tennis camps in the nation.
Our camp at UND offers one week of our Traditional camp as well as two weeks of our National Camp. During the Traditional week, 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. Our program is tailored 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.
Our National Camp is one of the most popular camps in the country and 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.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMP INCLUDE
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
- Great Wilson Raffle and prizes for all campers
- Camp T-Shirt for all campers
- Safety prioritized on and off court
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- 5.5-6 hours of tennis each day
- Non Boarder option includes all sessions of tennis, lunch, dinner, free time and evening activities. Pick up is at 8:30pm every night at the courts EXCEPT Tuesday night with will be at the main circle on Notre Dame Ave. We do a non-tennis session on Tuesday night, so that’s why there should be a different pick up point that night.
- Half Day camper rate includes: PM practice Sunday from 1:00pm – 8:30pm as well as dinner. Morning practice only from 8:30am-11:30am Monday through Thursday. Day camper rate also includes Under Armour issued camp gear.
- Full Day camper rate includes: PM practice Sunday from 1:00pm – 8:30pm as well as dinner. Morning practice, lunch and afternoon practice Monday through Thursday from 8:30am – 4:00pm.
- The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps at the University of Notre Dame is run in tight con-junction with the University of Notre Dame Youth Sports and Community Programs. Some policies with this camp may be different from Premier Sports Camps.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME
Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States of America
SHARE THIS CAMP
Traditional I: June 11-15, 2017
National Camp I: June 18-22, 2017
National Camp II: June 25-29, 2017
- Boarding – $745 per week
- Non-Boarding – $645 per week
- Boarding – $795 per week
- Non-Boarding – $695 per week
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.
The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps Elite Training camps are designed for experienced young players looking for a more serious and rigorous camp experience. These specialty and limited camp offerings are open to any and all players, however, we recommend these camps for players with experience (perhaps even tournament experience). The camps will place more emphasis on the strategical, mental and physical side of the game, and less emphasis on stroke production and technique. Each location hosting an Elite camp varies in curriculum and areas of emphasis, but all camps provide 5.5 – 6 hours of training each day in a fun and competitive environment.
Areas of focus:
- Point Building and Match Play progressions
- Singles and Doubles Strategies
- Hi-Intensity on court training
- Off court conditioning, speed and agility training
- Boarding option:
- - Sunday 2pm – Thursday 4pm
- Non-Boarding option:
- - Sunday 2:00pm – 8:30pm
- - Mon – Wed 8:45am – 8:30pm
- - Thursday 8:45am-4:00pm
- - Boarding option provides all meals from dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Thursday. (No lunch on Thursday).
- - Non Boarding option includes Dinner on Sunday and Lunch and Dinner on Mon-Wed. (no meals Thursday)
- - Check-in for all campers on Sunday is from 1pm-2pm at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. From there, parents may take kids to the dorm. But they must check-in at the Eck Pavilion first.
- - Check-in for Full and Half day campers Monday-Thursday is at 8:45am at the Eck Tennis Pavilion
- - Check-out for Boarding campers is Thursday at 4:00pm
- - Non-Boarders are to be picked up at 8:30pm each evening. At the courts on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday and at the main circle on Notre Dame Ave on Tuesday.
Airport transportation is available upon request for those flying into camp. The closest airport is the South Bend International Airport (8 miles from campus). To arrange for a pickup, please email prior to making flight arrangements.
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 remaining camp balance can be paid online HERE or a check can be mailed to Premier Sports Camps, 4885 Shackelford Ct. Columbus, OH 43220.
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
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, help-ing 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 coun-try (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 be-came 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 pro-fessional career (an award Sachire captured in 2000).
HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
When Jay Louderback took over as women’s tennis head coach at Notre Dame in the fall of 1989, he inherited a program that had competed on the Division I level for just four years and had never participated in the NCAA tournament or earned a national ranking. As he enters his 23rd season at the helm, Louderback has turned Notre Dame into one of the premier women’s tennis programs in the nation.
The Irish have finished in the national top 30 in each of the last 19 seasons and have earned 18 berths to the NCAA Championships in that span. Notre Dame has captured 17 conference ti-tles during Louderback’s tenure and has reached the round of 16 or further in the NCAA tournament on nine occasions, including three appearances in the quarterfinals (1996, 2006, 2007) and two consecutive trips to the semifinals (2009, 2010).
ASSISTANT MEN’S TENNIS COACH
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
Schaecterle, a 2006 Northwestern University graduate in history, comes to Notre Dame from Jacksonville, FL and the University of North Florida where he coached for two seasons. During his time with the Ospreys, Schaechterle helped lead UNF to a 34-14 record and the first two berths in the Atlantic-Sun Championship finals in program history among many other accomplishments.
The program also experienced its first undefeated Atlantic-Sun regular season, its highest ever nation ranking, its first top 10 national doubles ranking, it’s first invitation to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Kick-Off Weekend and its first individual NCAA championship appearance. Schaecterle was named the 2-13 Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year.
The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at Notre Dame 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.