THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
South bend, IN
Boarding Camp with Non-Boarder option
Notre Dame 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
- Comprehensive instructional program with daily teaching progressions
- Small instructional groups to ensure individual attention
- Great Wilson giveaways and prizes
- Camp demo program with all the latest Wilson rackets
- Safety prioritized on and off court
Univ. of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
- 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.
- These camps do sell out, please register as soon as possible to ensure your involvement.
- National Camps are part of our Elite Training Camp Series
- National Camps will feature UTR rated match play
– Traditional Camp: June 9-13, 2019
– National Camp I: June 16-20, 2019
– National Camp II: June 23-27, 2019
- – Boarding – $745 per week
- – Non-Boarding – $645 per week
- – Boarding – $795 per week
- – Non-Boarding – $695 per week
– 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.
– 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.
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 campers Monday-Thursday is at 8:45am at the Eck Tennis Pavilion
- – Check-out for all Boarding campers is Thursday at 11am.
- – 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. Check-out on Thursday is also 11am.
– All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE
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, 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).
Head Women’s Tennis Coach
University of Notre Dame
Alison Silverio, a national champion in her playing days at Georgia Tech and the architect of one of the nation’s top program turnarounds at Oregon, has been named women’s tennis head coach at the University of Notre Dame. Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick announced the appointment of Silverio on Friday, July 6.
Her debut season saw Oregon among the ITA team rankings for the longest stretch since 2009, while she inked a top-15 recruiting class as her first signing class in Eugene. Season two saw the Ducks go 11-11 while starting league play 3-0, the best start in Pac-12 action since 2004.
In her third season at Oregon, Silverio’s Ducks posted their best overall record (14-11) in 11 years and top conference mark (6-4) in 13 seasons. After reaching the Pac-12 semifinals via an upset of UCLA, the Ducks earned their first NCAA tournament bid in a decade.
Silverio’s head coaching debut at Oregon followed assistant coaching stints in the ACC at Georgia Tech, her alma mater, and NC State. As an assistant at Georgia Tech, Silverio helped assemble the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class in 2012, along with the No. 6 signing class in 2013. The 2013 season also saw her help guide the nation’s top-ranked doubles team, which won the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship and the ITA Regional Doubles title, while capping back-to-back NCAA Sweet 16 appearances for the Yellow Jackets.
Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach
University of Notre Dame
Andrews returns to an Irish program of which he was a two-time captain just three seasons ago. During his career, Andrews reached a No. 20 national ranking in singles and a No. 7 national ranking in doubles. He ranks second in program history in dual doubles wins (68); third in overall doubles wins (93); fifth in dual singles wins (77) and wins at No. 1 singles (38); and seventh in all-time singles wins (113).
Andrews was a two-time BIG EAST Player of the Year (2012 and 2013) and, as a junior, was selected as the BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player after leading the Irish to their final championship title in that conference. He was a four-time all-conference selection (three BIG EAST, one Atlantic Coast Conference), was a 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-American and the winner of the 2014 National ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award.