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Wardlaw Elite Prospects Camp for Girls Session 1

Athletic Camps on the Brown Bears Campus

Each camper must be registered separately.

Online registration for this camp closes on June 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm provided the camp has not sold out prior to this date. Registration may be available onsite during the camp check in on a first come first serve basis.

The Wardlaw Elite camps are ideal for top junior girls aspiring to play USTA tournaments or high school tennisThe goal of the Wardlaw Elite Prospect camp is to continue your development as a player while immersing you in and exposing you to a competitive college tennis environment. While technique will be evaluated and addressed, the aim of the camp is to focus on how to play and how best to prepare for college tennis.

Coach Wardlaw is uniquely qualified to lead his Elite camps having coached at Kenyon College (three NCAA DIII National titles/Wilson Coach of the Decade), the University of Iowa (Big Ten full-scholarship program; NCAA DI Round of 16) and now at Brown University (Wilson Northeast Coach of the Year; ITA national team ranking as high as #29). He understands and appreciates the variety of college academic and tennis opportunities available to junior players and has designed a camp program geared to sharing his experiences and wisdom as a college head coach of thirty years.

In addition to the Brown coaching staff, top Women’s College coaches from around the country staff the Wardlaw Elite Camps and also share their unique perspectives on women’s college tennis. They assist Coach Wardlaw in a high intensity three-day program designed for top junior girls. Technique will be evaluated and addressed, but again, the aim of the camp is to focus on how to play and prepare for college tennis.
All technique and drill work takes place in a tactical framework.

Players will be exposed to all aspects of college tennis training including the following topics:

  • Movement training emphasizing footwork patterns and balance & posture
  • Court Position Possibilities
  • Direction Guidelines
  • First Strike Tennis
  • Point Building & Capitalizing
  • College Style Doubles
  • Mental Toughness Training

    Evening sessions are small group discussions or seminars devoted to team building and leadership, differences between college and junior tennis, and the recruiting process for all NCAA Divisions. We’ll also discuss academic qualifications and SAT/ACT strategies for high school students interested in highly selective colleges and universities.

    With Brown University’s historic campus as a backdrop, campers have a college experience on and off the courts. Campers stay in Brown University dorms and eat all meals in Brown dining halls with tennis instruction taking place on Brown’s eight-court Varsity Tennis Complex and Brown’s four-court indoor facility housed in the Pizzitola Athletic Center. All twelve courts are US Open-style and tennis instruction is guaranteed rain or shine.

    Highlights of the Brown University camp include:
  • Coach Wardlaw leading all camp sessions and working with all campers
  • Comprehensive and highly structured instructional program
  • College coaches are the instructors
  • College experience on and off the courts
  • Social activities daily
  • Brown University Trainer available for all sessions

    NOTE: Enrollment is limited and all sessions of camp sold out in 2014 so please register early to ensure your participation for 2015. Please feel free to call Coach Wardlaw at (401) 473-7918 for further information.

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