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UW-Whitewater 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, and is a perfect way to prepare for the Midwest Closed Tournament at the end of the week. 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.   This camp is available to players entering grades 11-12 in Fall 2019 including incoming college freshmen.


Sold Out.  You can sign up to be added to the waitlist.  No money is collected to be on the waitlist.

Date: June 17-20, 2019



Register OnlineSold Out. Waitlist Available

Wait list registrations accepted online until 6/14/19 prior to event.  We do NOT accept walk up registrations at event check-in.

Camp Fee: $540

Campers 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 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. Campers 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,  lodging, meals, water bottle, a camp t-shirt and insurance. 


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 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 a 50% 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; 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.

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.

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), check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, 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

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event.

Summer Camp Rules

UW-Whitewater will hold all campers responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from camp. Campers dismissed from the camp will not receive a refund. Review Summer Camp Rules for more details.

Driving Directions

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


Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of the location of the time of check-in/check-out and 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays.  Registrants driving themselves and keeping their car on campus must pick up a parking permit from director at the initial event meeting.  More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home (iPod, Fitbit, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.

Typical Daily Schedule

7:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Announcements, drills, mental toughness, doubles lectures, conditioning
11:00 a.m. Individual instruction
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Drills and team practices
4:00 p.m. Indvidual Instruction or Swimming
4:30 p.m. Dinner
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.

*All times are subject to change, the pre-camp info will have the accurate schedule


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. 


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.

Camp Staff

Frank Barnes, Camp DirectorFrank Barnes

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.

Support Staff

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.


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.

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.