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Schwarz Elite College Prospects Tennis Camp for Boys - Session 3

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Dave Schwarz’s Elite Tennis Camp offers a high intensity three-day program designed for top junior boys. The goal of the camp is to continue your development as a player while immersing you in a competitive college tennis environment. There will also be focus on college tennis and the recruiting process. The July 8th camp will be staffed by head coaches from Brown, Boston College, Tufts, Skidmore, Brandeis and Lehigh.

While technique will be evaluated and addressed, the aim of the camp is to focus on how to play. All technique and drill work takes place in a tactical framework. Players will be exposed to all aspects of tennis training including the following topics:

  • Movement training
  • Court Position
  • Directionals
  • Point Building
  • Doubles
  • Mental Toughness
  • Match Play

    We’ll also discuss college tennis and the recruiting process. The camp is staffed by coaches of top academic programs who are equipped to answer any questions.

    The country’s best college players all have one thing in common - they know how to compete. At the Schwarz Elite Camp, you’ll be immersed in college-style practices that will challenge you both physically and mentally, preparing you for your career ahead. During three days of intensive training, you’ll receive personal coaching modeled after your specific game style - studying posture and balance, court position options, and point progression, all within a tactical framework. With daily match-play opportunities, you’ll be able to test what you’ve learned in a competitive context.

    What to Bring:

    -Campers are responsible for their own tennis equipment including rackets, clothing, shoes, etc. Stringing will be available for a normal fee, but it is suggested to bring at least 3 freshly strung rackets.

    -Please bring a water container as each camper will bring their own water to the courts for each session. We will have large containers of water and ice, but each player is responsible to have their own water cooler.

    -There will be a trainer available at all times.

    Tentative Camp Schedule

    Day 1
    12-1pm. Registration-
    1:30 Meet to walk to courts.
    1:45-3:45 Tennis- college style practice
    3:45-4:45 Snack and meet and greet with coaches
    4:45-6:45 Match play
    7-7:30 Dinner
    8-9:30 Roundtable discussions
    10:00 In rooms
    11:00 Lights out

    Day 2
    7:30-8:30- Breakfast
    8:30 Meet to walk to courts
    9-11:30 College style practice
    11:30-1 Lunch
    2:00 Walk to courts
    2:30-5:00 Match play
    5:30-6:30 Dinner
    7-8 Question and Answer with Dave Schwarz
    10:00 In rooms
    11:00 Lights out

    Day 3
    Breakfast 7:30-8
    8:15 walk to courts
    8:30-10:15 college style practice
    10:15-10:45 snack and break
    10:45-12:30 match play.
    1pm check out.


    Who attends?
    The camp is limited to boys entering 9th through 12th grade of high school. The large majority of the camp in previous years was made up of Blue Chip through three-star players (as rated by There were a few lower-ranked players with strong high school records.

    Why Schwarz Elite Camp?
    You will be exposed to the Brown training system as we’ll work you just as the Brown team practices. The focus of the camp, like college tennis, is on how to play. Every session and drill has a tactical framework and every shot will have a purpose. It also a great opportunity to learn about the college process, and be recruited by top tennis and academic programs.

    Will you be on court with the campers?
    I run every session and I am on court with you every day and all day"morning, afternoon, and evening. You’ll see a lot of me and we will get to know one another.

    Are campers really recruited for Brown?
    Yes. We are actively recruiting many of the players from last year’s camp. Another important note is that many of the coaches who worked or attended last year’s camp took a large portion of their recruits directly from our camp. Remember that all the instructors outside of myself and my assistant coach are college coaches from top tennis and academic institutions.

    Do other college coaches attend?
    As mentioned, our staff is entirely made up of other college coaches. In addition, I will invite many other coaches from the region to visit camp. Last year several stopped by for at least a day. Also, last year the camp was staffed by coaches from the Ivy League, ACC, NESCAC, and Patriot League.

    The camp is small by design. You’ll stay in dorms, eat in the dining hall, and have a chance to take a campus tour. We’ll talk at length about the college application process, how admissions works at top academic schools, as well as discuss strategies to prepare you for the college tennis recruiting process. Feel free to call me if you have any questions or need more information.

    Dave Schwarz is widely recognized as one of college tennis’ most successful and innovative coaches. The coach of the 2004 and 2010 NCAA Champion Middlebury Panthers, Schwarz has now brought his expertise to Division I Brown University.

    Dave Schwarz - Camp Director
    Schwarz has finished his third season at Brown University after a stellar career at Middlebury College. The most successful coach in Middlebury’s history, Schwarz concluded his 10th season with an overall record of 174-37 (.825), while leading the Panthers to national prominence. Under his guidance, the Panthers won six NESCAC titles in seven years (2004-2007, 2009-2010), and the NCAA Division III title in 2004 and 2010. The ITA Division III National Coach of the Year in 2004, Schwarz was named NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2010, and earned ITA Regional Coach of the Year honors in both 2009 and 2010. He was named the Head Coach at Brown University in the fall of 2010. During his three seasons here at Brown, he has led the Bears to a 47-23 overall record.

    Brown University Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants that meet the listed age requirements for each camp.