Warhawk Collegiate Prep Tennis Camp
June 25-28, 2013
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, singles strategies and doubles strategies. Campers still in high school will also develop an understanding of the recruiting process, and all campers will focus on the differences between junior tennis and 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. In addition, campers will receive video analysis of their strokes and match-play.
SPACE WILL BE LIMITED TO 24 FEMALES AND 24 MALES.
The cost of the camp is $490. A deposit of $100 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, DVD of strokes and match-play, and a written assessment of the camper’s strengths and areas which need further fine-tuning. 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. Every precaution will be taken to prevent accidents. Our camp will have a camp health supervisor available.
|8:30 a.m.||Announcements, Drills, Mental Toughness, Doubles Lectures, Conditioning|
|11:00 a.m.||Individual Instruction|
|1:15 p.m.||Drills, Team Practices|
|4:00 p.m.||Individual 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, racquets and clothing.
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 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 hall is air-conditioned and is suite style. Each camper will have their own room in a four-person suite, that shares a kitchen and bath. Campers are expected to furnish their own bedding. The dining center offers three daily all-you-can-eat meals for the campers.
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 ten years ago. 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. He also coaches the Wisconsin District Cup 12 & under Team.
Daniel Bickett, Director of Instruction
The Director of Instruction for the Warhawk College Prep Tennis Camps is UW-Whitewater’s Assistant Head Coach Daniel Bickett. Coach Bickett has been a part of the program since 2006. From 2006-2007 Coach Bickett was a member of the Warhawk Men’s Tennis Team. He began his work as Assistant Coach the following year and was promoted to Assistant Head Coach in the summer of 2012. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association named him as the 2010 Division III Women’s National Assistant Coach of the Year. Coach Bickett is certified through the United State Professional Tennis Association, and has worked many jobs in the tennis industry including Head Pro at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, IL, Head Pro at Ivanhoe Country Club. Coach Bickett has also served as a Tennis Professional at College Park Athletic Club in Bannockburn, IL, Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette, IL and Copperfield Racquet and Health Club in Houston, TX. Coach Bickett has also been recognized by the United States Racquet Stringer’s Association as a Master Racquet Technician and will be performing racquet maintenance at the camp. Coach Bickett has a Master Degree in Health, Human Performance and Recreation.
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.
The three group leaders of this camp in 2012 will be Tate Whitlinger, Joel Tennison, and Mark Chullino. All three of these tennis professionals have played Division I college tennis and are well respected tennis professionals in the Midwest with years of teaching experience.
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.
Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee. Precautions will be taken to prevent any accidents, and there will be camp health supervisors available. The insurance includes primary insurance coverage up to $1000, secondary coverage up to $5000 and $300 maximum dental insurance. (Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for camp-related accidents only.)
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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