Registration for 2017 Opens January 3rd at 8:00 AM!
Junior Tennis Camps
The Warhawk Junior Tennis Camps are known as some of the best tennis camps in the Midwest. They are intended for players between the ages of 12–18. These camps prepare campers for high school and tournament play by focusing on mental toughness and strategy. Each camp is broken into six different levels from intermediate to state ranked tournament players, so there is fun for everyone. Bring a friend or doubles partner to add to the enjoyment.
When is it?
- Session 1: July 2 - 7, 2017
- Session 2: July 9 - 14, 2017
- Session 3: July 16 - 21, 2017
- Session 4: July 23 - 28, 2017
- Session 5: July 30 - August 4, 2017
The camp takes place on UW-Whitewater's outdoor lighted 12-court tennis complex, and 12 more neighboring courts. The University also has 4 indoor courts that are occasionally available in the beautiful new fieldhouse. The fieldhouse also has a state-of-the-art training room, weight room and pool, which are all available for use by the campers. The residence halls house two campers per room. Campers are expected to furnish their own bedding. The dining center offers three daily all-you-can-eat meals for the campers.
Night activities are the highlight of this camp. Every night we conclude with the ever popular High Intensity, which is a series of high energy drills with music. Prior to High Intensity, the camp offers a variety of evening activities including tennis tournaments and a talent show. If you have a skill, talent or skit, be prepared to show it off. Bring your instrument, humor or personality to join in the fun or just watch.
A Day At Camp
|7:45 a.m.||Training room is open, optional early bird drills|
|8:30 a.m.||Announcements, drills, mental toughness, strategy lectures|
|11:00 a.m.||Individual instruction|
|1:15 p.m.||Drills and match play|
|4:00 p.m.||Indvidual Instruction or Swimming|
|6:00 p.m.||Reconvene at bleachers for night activities and tournaments|
Do not wear brand new shoes to camp without breaking them in first. Blisters are often a problem considering the long days of tennis in the hot sun. So play plenty of tennis prior to camp to prepare yourself.
Do not plan on playing in outside tournaments during the week at camp or leaving early. We play plenty of tennis and need specific numbers, so plan on staying with us the entire week. We have a full service pro shop for stringing, grips, shoes, hats, rackets and clothing.
How to Avoid Blisters
Many campers experience painful blisters on their feet and racket hand due to poor preconditioning . We strongly recommend that campers DO NOT BRING NEW TENNIS SHOES without adequately breaking them in first. To alleviate muscle soreness, we suggest that campers play at least one hour per day for a week to two weeks before attending camp. If court time is not available, jumping rope, jogging and sprinting can help to precondition aspiring players.
Blisters and soreness can inhibit much of the enjoyment and satisfaction that campers should experience during their stay, and we hope our campers will heed our advice by preparing themselves for six to eight hours of tennis daily throughout their stay.
The cost of the camp is $760. A deposit of $50 is due with your registration and is non-refundable. The fee includes group and individual instruction, tournament play, video analysis, meals, lodging, camp t-shirt, water bottle, and a written assessment of the camper's strengths and areas which need further fine-tuning.
All sessions fill up VERY quickly so we advise that you register online as soon as possible after January 3, 2017 at 8:00a.m. Registration will not be available before this date.
Partial refunds are given for illness or injury only, and are pro-rated on a daily basis. Refunds are not given for inclement weather. We will do our absolute best to make up lost time due to poor weather with video analysis or seminars on tennis topics. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Continuing Education Services Office or to Coach Frank Barnes. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frank Barnes, Camp Director
The Camp Director is UW-Whitewater's Men's and Women's Head Tennis Coach, Frank Barnes. Coach Barnes has elevated UW-Whitewater's tennis teams to the national level since he came on board in 2002. He has been named WIAC's Coach of the Year multiple times. Coach Barnes is also a two-time National K-Swiss Pro of the Year for his work as Nakoma Country Club's Tennis Director, developing one of the city's largest summer tennis programs. In 2006, Barnes was honored twice for growing the game of tennis. He was named USTA's Rollie Mueller President's Award winner, and the USTA/ITA Community Service Award winner.The PTR honored him as the 2010 National Coach of the Year and the 2009 Wisconsin Member of the Year. The ITA recognized Coach Barnes as the Central Region Coach of the Year in 2016. He also coaches the Wisconsin District Cup 12 & Under Team.
Dave Steinbach, Director of Instruction
Dave Steinbach was named the National Starfish Award Winner in 2010 by the USTA, and was presented the award at the US Open in New York. He has also been honored as National High School Girls Tennis Coach of the Year in 2010 by NHSCA, National High School Tennis Coach of the Year in 2006 by Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, National Federation of High School Coaches "National Coach of the Year" in 2003, and USPTA "National Coach of the Year" in 1998 and 2007. He was the Wisconsin Division 1 Boys Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2016; Division 1 Girls Coach the year in 2002, 2003 and 2007. He was also named the USPTA Midwest Coach of the Year six times. Dave has been the Brookfield Central H. S. boys and girls varsity coach for 30 years, winning 13 state team championships, with 13 state runners-up titles. He has been a speaker at the state coaches workshops for Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and the 2004 and 2007 US Open Tennis Teacher's Conference.
Our support staff consists of both Senior and Junior Staff Members who work with campers to help develop proper mechanics of tennis. Our staff also offers individual help throughout the day for campers who want further guidance.
Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.
If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.
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