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Wardlaw Elite Co-ed Training Camp

Athletic Camps on the Brown Bears Campus

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The Wardlaw Elite Coed Training camp is ideal for top junior boys and girls ages 9-18 that aspire to play USTA tournaments or high school level tennis. The goal of the Wardlaw Elite Coed Training 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 junior, high school and 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, college coaches and players from around the country staff the Wardlaw Elite Camp and also share their unique perspectives on junior and college tennis. They assist Coach Wardlaw in a high intensity five-day program designed for tournament and high school players. Technique will be evaluated and addressed, but again, the aim of the camp is to focus on how to play and prepare for competitive junior and high school tennis and ultimately college. 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:

  • Court Position Possibilities
  • Direction Guidelines
  • First Strike Tennis
  • Point Building & Capitalizing
  • Finishing at the Net
  • College Style Doubles
  • Mental Toughness Training

    Evening and afternoon sessions include 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 Wardlaw Elite Coed Training Camp include:
  • Coach Wardlaw leading all camp sessions and working with all campers
  • Comprehensive and highly structured instructional program
  • College coaches and players as instructors
  • College experience on and off the courts
  • Social activities daily " movie night, swimming, Thayer Street adventures
  • Brown University Trainer available for all sessions


    NOTE: Enrollment is limited so please register early to ensure your participation.

    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.