2017 Collegiate Prep Tennis has Concluded.
Check back in December for details on how to join us next year!
Collegiate Prep Tennis Camp
The Warhawk Tennis Collegiate Prep Camp is designed for players who intend on playing college tennis and who are entering their junior or senior year of high school or are incoming college freshmen. Our camp will prepare campers for college level tennis by focusing on mental toughness, high-level match play along with singles strategies and doubles strategies. Campers also develop understanding of the recruiting process, differences from junior to college tennis and will receive tips on how to become a successful student-athlete. Throughout the week, campers will be given the experience of college level match-play and will be placed into 6 equal-level teams that will compete against one another through coached matches.
SPACE WILL BE LIMITED TO 28 FEMALES AND 28 MALES.
The camp takes place on UW-Whitewater's outdoor lighted 12-court tennis complex. 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.
A Day At Camp
|8:30 a.m.||Announcements, drills, mental toughness,
doubles lectures, conditioning
|11:00 a.m.||Individual instruction|
|1:15 p.m.||Drills and team practices|
|4:00 p.m.||Indvidual instruction or Swimming|
|6:00 p.m.||Coached team match-play|
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.
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, racquets and clothing.
The cost of the camp is $510. A deposit of $50 is due with your registration to reserve your spot. The fee includes group and individual instruction, tournament play, video analysis, meals, lodging, camp t-shirt, and water bottle.
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.
Our staff consists of current and former college players and coaches who will provide each camper with the experience of college level match-play and coaching.
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.
I understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. I agree that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events. I relinquish all rights that I may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.