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UW-Whitewater Junior Tennis Camp

Dear Warhawk Camper and Family,

To ensure the safety of campers and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has made the difficult decision to cancel all  overnight summer camps. This is the first time since Warhawk Tennis Camps started in 1973 that there will not be overnight camps here.  Of course we were hoping to again be able to offer our summer camps, but realize that safety needs to come first during these difficult times.  I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.

We do understand that it is a crazy race in January to get registered into the exact camp you want to be in, so we would like to offer you the chance to hold your spot in next summer’s 2021 corresponding camp by keeping your current deposited amount on file.  You will also be locking into the 2020 summer rate in doing so.  If you choose to cancel later on, we can help you with that at a later date.

If we do not hear from you we will keep your money tied to your account and you will automatically be registered for that same session next summer.

  • Collegiate Prep: June 14-17, 2021
  • Adult Camp June 18-20, 2021
  • Junior Session 1 June 27-July 2, 2021
  • Junior Session 2 July 11-16, 2021
  • Junior Session 3 July 18-23, 2021
  • Junior Session 4 July 25-30, 2021
  • Junior Session 5 Aug 1-6, 2021

If you can’t do those dates in 2021, you can do one of two options by emailing the camps office at cesevents@uww.edu.

  1. You can request a different session and we can hopefully move your current payment into that session when campers cancel from that session. Again you will avoid needing to register next January and you will lock into the 2020 summer rate.  I would expect we can get most of you into the desired session before 2021 summer registrations open in January.  If not, we will refund you, and put you on that waitlist. In that email include the camper name, list which session you were in originally, and which you would like to move to.
  2. You can simply cancel now at no cost by emailing your cancelation request to the email above. In that email indicate which session you were originally signed up for.

OTHER SUMMER OPTIONS THROUGH WARHAWK TENNIS: We are still looking to offer some tournament play or day clinics later in the summer if we can get approval to do so. We are actively working on those types of things and will keep you posted as soon as a decision if reached on those offerings.

Thank you for your patience during these times!

Frank Barnes, PTR Tennis Professional, UW-Whitewater Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach


Cheeck back soon for 2021 details!


The Warhawk Junior Tennis Camps are known as some of the best tennis camps in the Midwest. 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. This camp is available to players aged 12-18.

Dates:

  • Session 1: Sunday, July 5 - Friday, July 10, 2020 - Sold Out, Waitlist Available
  • Session 2: Sunday, July 12 - Friday, July 17, 2020   - Sold Out, Waitlist Available
  • Session 3: Sunday, July 19 - Friday, July 24, 2020 - Sold Out, Waitlist Available
  • Session 4: Sunday, July 26 - Friday, July 31, 2020 - Sold Out, Waitlist Available
  • Session 5: Sunday, August 2 - Friday, August 7, 2020 - Sold Out, Waitlist Available

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Register Online closed

Registrations accepted online until noon on the Wednesday prior to event, if space is available. We do accept walk up registrations.

If the session that you are interested in is closed, please register for another session. You can also sign up to be added to the waitlist for your desired session. If a spot opens in camp you are waitlisted for, you will be contacted via email to see if you are still interested. No money is collected to be on a waitlist and you can be on the waitlist for multiple sessions.

Camp Fee: $805

Registrants will be housed in one of the residence halls located on the UW-Whitewater campus. The residence hall has a secured entrance and the campers are monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own camp counseling staff.  Roommate requests made by online registration closing date will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender.  Developing new friends is encouraged.  Rooms are double occupancy only. Please note that our residence halls are not air conditioned.  We strongly advise campers to bring a fan if possible.  The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy.  Registrants will have three well-balanced meals each full day.  Meals are included in the registration fee.

Fee Includes

The fee includes group and individual instruction, tournament play, video analysis, insurance, lodging, meals, a camp t-shirt, water bottle, written assessment of the registrants strengths/areas which need further fine-tuning. 

Refunds

All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event.  Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start date of the event session in order to receive a refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of the event will receive a refund minus $200 late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of the event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name, event title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the registrant can choose to apply fees to a different summer event.

Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?

For those registrants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Info Packet

Pre camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre camp information includes medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu.

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event

Check in and Orientation

Registrants must check in at the location mentioned in the Info Packet. Parents/guardians are invited to visit with staff members and ask any last minute questions. Please note that there are no structured activities during the check-in period, but residential staff will be in the residence hall to help campers get settled in their rooms and encourage registrants to begin getting to know one another in an informal setting. 

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time

If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Special Need/Comments” field or email cesevents@uww.edu, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Info Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Info Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact cesevents@uww.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive many questions from registrants and guardians.  Click here to review our frequently asked questions about summer camps.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. Campus building addresses can be found here.

Parking

Parking details will be available in the Info Packet.  Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit.  Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine.  More information is available on the Visitor Center website.

Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Typical Day One Schedule

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. First Year Campers Check In
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Returning campers Check In
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. New campers warm-up
2:00 - 4:15 p.m. Camper Evaluation and ability grouping
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Camp Meeting
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Drills
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. High Intensity introduction
9:00 p.m Reconvene at bleachers for night activites

*All times are subject to change.

Typical Day Two - Five Schedule

7:00 - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Training room is open - optional early bird drills
8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Announcements, drills, mental toughness, strategy lectures
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Individual Instruction
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Drills and match play
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Individual instruction or swimming
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Break/Faculty Rehearsal
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
9:00- 10:00 p.m. Reconvene at bleachers for night activities and tournaments

*All times are subject to change.

Typical Final Day Schedule

7:00 - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 - 2:00 a.m. Tournament
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Check out of residence halls

*All times are subject to change.

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.

Facilities

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 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. 

Reminders

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.

Avoiding 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.


Camp Staff

Frank Barnes, Camp Director

Frank Barnes

Frank Barnes took over as the men's tennis head coach in 2002 and the women's head tennis coach in 2003. Since his hiring, he has helped lead both teams to unprecedented success during his tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Over the last 14 seasons, the men have gone 53-1 against Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams and have been the top ranked conference team in each of those seasons. The Warhawks have recorded ten 20-win seasons in the last 14 years and have earned 12 berths to the NCAA Tournament over the last 13 years, reaching the Round of 16 in 2007, 2011 and 2016. Barnes was named 2016 Men's Wilson/ITA Central Region Coach of the Year. He was awarded the 2009 Professional Tennis Registry Wisconsin Member of the Year, and in 2010 was honored by the PTR again as the National College Coach of the Year, which covers all divisions. He is an eight-time WIAC Coach of the Year (2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018). Barnes was tabbed the Midwest USTA/ITA Community and Campus Outreach Award winner in 2006 and 2012. He was also the recipient of the USTA Midwest WTA Rollie Mueller Presidents Award in 2006. In 2012, he was selected as the WIAC all-time coach in women’s tennis in conjunction with the WIAC Centennial Celebration. As a teaching professional, Barnes received K-Swiss national coach of the year honors in 2001 and 2002.

Dave Steinbach, Director of Instruction

Staff

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.

Support Staff

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 individualized help throughout the day for campers who want further guidance.


Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

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.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration 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.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.