WELLINGTON SCHOOL – Columbus, OH

Day Camp with Half Day option

The Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at The Wellington School offers one of the most unique tennis camp experiences in central Ohio. Featuring one full week of fun, learning, and skill-building, the Wellington camp provides all young campers with a better understanding of the game of Tennis. This tennis camp is co-directed by Ohio State Men’s Assistant Coach David Schilling & Denison Women’s Head Coach Jamie Scott. Join us at Wellington this coming July, for the highlight of your summer.

Located in the Upper Arlington area of Columbus, the Wellington School camp offers a full day option for all campers. Our curriculum is designed around the age and ability of each camper to allow every child to succeed in their skill-building needs.

Throughout the week 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.

This camp offers additional fun activities and games throughout the week, including an all camp party on Friday – complete with treats and prizes for everyone!

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

CAMP DETAILS

CAMP DATES

  • Session I: July 27- 31, 2020

CAMP FEES

  • Full day – $180 per week

AGES

  • Full Day option: Boys and Girls ages 1-8 of all skill levels

MORE INFORMATION

Camp Types

Our traditional tennis camps are designed to focus on the fundamentals and swing techniques of 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 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 input into gameplay 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.

Times

Full Day Option:

  • Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

Meals

No meals provided

Inclement Weather

Unfortunately, we do not have indoor courts at this location and in the event of inclement weather we will have to adjust accordingly. If the weather continuously persists, we do have options to go indoors to the gymnasium and set up mini courts to play on.

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 in the case of inclement weather.

FAQ's

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 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 camper to coach. Some camps/sessions offer higher or lower ratios based on the curriculum.

Q. If the camp is full, do you have a waiting list?

We do have a waiting list for our camp weeks that sell out. It is not unusual for us to add campers from the waiting list due to late cancellations. To be added to the waitlist, 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

Sample Schedule

Coming Soon

More Info / UTR

None at this time.

PERTINENT INFORMATION

Check In

  • Full Day campers: Check-in is 8:50am on the first day of camp and 9:00am for the remainder of the week.

Check Out

  • Full Day campers: Check out is daily at 12:00pm

Camp Forms

All our camp forms, including the required liability form and medical form can be found HERE

Packing List

Day Campers:
  • Tennis Racket
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Sun Screen
  • Hat / Visor
  • Water bottle
  • Snack (if desired)

MEET YOUR COACHES

Camp Director:

David Schilling

Asst. Men’s Tennis Coach

The Ohio State University

David Schilling is in his 20th year at OSU and during this time the program has achieved unparalleled success, including a 2019 & 2014 ITA National Indoor Championship and the 2009 NCAA National Championship l Team Runner-up.

During his collegiate coaching career, Schilling has helped develop 8 National Champions, 33 All-Americans, 59 NCAA national qualifiers and 74 All-Conference Selections. He has Kenyon College’s all-time winningest coach during his time there and has won conference championships at every school he has coached.

Coach Schilling was named ITA Midwest Assistant Coach of the Year at OSU and NCAC Coach of the Year at Kenyon.

Camp Director:

Jamie Scott.

HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH

DENISON UNIVERSITY

Jamie Scott returns for her third year as the head women’s tennis coach at Denison and her sixth year at Denison University. She spent her first three years in Granville as the assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach. In her two seasons leading the women’s tennis program, the Big Red have won 26 matches and has logged two consecutive second-place finishes in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. Scott coached Lauren Hawley and Emma Alsup to be named the 2017, 2018 & 2019 NCAC Doubles Team of the Year. The duo also advanced to the NCAA Division III Doubles Championship where they logged a first-round victory over Johns Hopkins before falling in the round of 16. Alsup and Hawley were named ITA All-Americans following the championship.

As an assistant coach at Denison, Scott helped the women’s program to record of 39-28 highlighted by a North Coast Athletic Conference championship in 2016 and a runner-up finish in 2015. In 2017, sophomore Lauren Hawley was named the NCAC Player of the Year as well as newcomer of the year in 2016. On men’s side, Scott helped the Big Red land a runner up NCAC Championship in 2016.

STAFF:

The coaching staff of the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp at The Wellington School 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.