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 Denison University Head 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
- Session I: July 24-28, 2023
- Day option: Boys and Girls ages 1-5 of all skill levels
- Half Day AM – $225 per week
- Half Day PM – $225 per week
- 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.
- Half Day AM – 9:00am – noon
- Half Day PM – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
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.
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?
To be added to the waitlist, please register here (there is no fee to join the waitlist).
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 may be available upon request for those flying into camp.
More Info / UTR
- Full Day campers: Check-in is 8:50am on the first day of camp and 9:00am for the remainder of the week.
- Full Day campers: Check out is daily at 12:00pm
- Tennis Racket
- Tennis Shoes
- Sun Screen
- Hat / Visor
- Water bottle
- Snack (if desired)
MEET YOUR COACHES
Head Men’s Tennis Coach
David Schilling enters his first season as the head men’s tennis coach in 2020-21. A 1989 Denison graduate and one of the most accomplished tennis players in the history of the program, Schilling comes to Denison after 20 years as an assistant coach at Ohio State. With Schilling on staff, Ohio State ascended to the top of the Big Ten and became a top-five program at the NCAA Division I level. The Buckeyes are currently riding a streak of 14 consecutive Big Ten championships, dating back to 2019. Since 2016 Ohio State men’s tennis has compiled a record of 146-16 (.901). In 2018, the Buckeyes advanced to the Division I national championship match
In 2010, Schilling was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year and in 2012 he coached Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola to the NCAA Doubles Championship. The following year, Rola won the NCAA Singles Championship.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at Ohio State, Schilling was the head men’s tennis coach at Kenyon College from 1994-99 where he guided the Lords to the North Coast Athletic Championship in 1995 while being ranked in the top-25 of the Division III rankings for five-straight seasons. Schilling went 87-36 (.707) with the Lords, ranking him second in career wins.
He also spent two seasons as the assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach from 1992-94 at Denison and was the assistant men’s tennis coach at the College of Wooster from 1989-92.
Schilling graduated from Denison in 1989 with a degree in economics and went on to earn his master’s in sports management from Ohio State in 1994. A four-year member of the Denison men’s tennis team, he was a five-time All-NCAC honoree and was one of only 10 singles players named to the NCAC 10th Anniversary All-Decade Team in 1993. The Big Red captured four-straight NCAC Championships while Schilling was a member of the squad.
HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH
Jamie Scott returns for her fourth year as the head women’s tennis coach at Denison and her seventh year at Denison University in 2020-21.
In her first three seasons at the helm of the Big Red, Scott boasts an overall record of 31-18 (.633) including three-straight winning seasons and back-to-back appearances in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament Championship match in 2018 and 2019.
Scott has produced 11 All-NCAC selections in three seasons, including three-time NCAC Doubles Team of the Year, Lauren Hawley and Emma Alsup. Alsup and Hawley were also named ITA All-Americans in 2019 as a doubles tandem after reaching the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Doubles Championship. In July 2020, Scott was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Division III Operating Committee where she will serve the ITA’s Central Region through June 2023.
She spent her first three years in Granville as the assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach. In her three seasons leading the women’s tennis program, the Big Red have won 31 matches and logged two second-place finishes in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships in 2018 and 2019. 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.
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.