Northwestern University Adult Tennis Camp

Northwestern University Adult Tennis Camp
Northwestern University Adult Tennis Camp

Come individually or come with friends to the Northwestern University Adult Nike Tennis Camp! You'll hit a ton of balls, work hard, meet new friends, laugh a lot and immerse yourself in tennis during this fun weekend clinic. Our summer camp staff is friendly, enthusiastic, and dedicated to helping you improve.

The Northwestern University Adult Nike Tennis Camp is a tennis camp for adult athletes to come and vastly improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our goal is to give players the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by others in their peer group. Our adult camps combine technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff as well as match play. 

Highlights Include

  • On-court instruction from head coach, Arvid Swan and assistant coach
  • Friday early evening through Sunday morning, includes lunch on Saturday
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Arvid Swan
Camp Director

Arvid Swan

Arvid Swan continues to take the Northwestern University men's tennis program to new heights as he enters his ninth year at the helm for the Wildcats in 2015-16. He has compiled a 125-96 record in his first eight seasons in Evanston, including a 64-31 mark the last three years.

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Swan has guided Northwestern to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and five overall. The first came in his second season, 2009, and the Wildcats have qualified in each year since 2012.

Northwestern posted its third straight 20-win season in 2015, going 21-10 in dual match play. The Wildcats posted the best conference mark under Swan with an 8-3 record in Big Ten play. NU reached as high as 14th in the ITA national poll.

Sam Shropshire and Strong Kirchheimer received Big Ten accolades in their sophomore seasons. Shropshire was a First Team All-Big Ten selection after a 23-13 season with a 9-1 mark in the conference. Kirchheimer led the team in wins with 25 and received Second Team All-Big Ten honors.

The 2014 season saw the Wildcats post their second-consecutive 20-win season as they notched a 21-11 record in dual match play. For his efforts, Swan was recognized as the ITA Midwest Region Coach of the Year.

Raleigh Smith earned first-team All-Big Ten honors for the second straight season while Sam Shropshire also earned first-team All-Big Ten distinction. Additionally, Shropshire was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and the ITA Midwest Region Rookie Player of the Year. Both individuals earned national rankings while Smith was selected to participate in the NCAA Singles Championship. Northwestern posted a 7-4 mark in conference play and notched 10 of its overall victories over ranked opponents, advancing to the semifinal round of the Big Ten tournament and traveling to South Bend, Ind., to compete in the NCAA tournament.

The Wildcats enjoyed one of the most prolific seasons in school history en route to their second straight NCAA tournament appearance in 2013. NU posted 22 dual match victories, the second most in school history and one off of the school record.

The 'Cats reached as high as No. 18 in the ITA team rankings and defeated 11 ranked opponents. Northwestern was assigned to the NCAA regional in Athens, Ga., where it rallied to defeat No. 19 Wake Forest in the opening round, giving the Wildcats their first NCAA tournament victory in 15 years. Smith and Spencer Wolf were both named first-team All-Big Ten selections, the first time NU had a pair of individuals represented on the first team since 2005. Smith also won the singles title at the Big Ten Indoor Championships and teamed with Sidarth Balaji to claim the doubles crown.

In 2012, Northwestern won 14 dual matches during the regular season and another in the Big Ten tournament against Penn State. The 'Cats collected seven wins in conference play during the regular season, their highest output since the 2001 campaign, and traveled to Durham, N.C., for the NCAA tournament.

As a team, Northwestern rose steadily up the rankings list throughout the season. After winning four straight matches to open the season, Swan's squad debuted at No. 65 on January 24. When the season's final listing was released on May 29, the Wildcats checked in at No. 42, the best mark of the season.

Individually, Swan helped protégés Wolf and Josh Graves, who were unranked at the time as a doubles team, knock off Ohio State's Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola, 8-6, when the teams got together in Columbus, Ohio, on April 15. Buchanan and Rola were the top-ranked doubles team in the country entering that match and they would go on to win the NCAA Doubles Championship in Athens, Ga., on May 23.

As a team, Northwestern rose steadily up the rankings list throughout the season. After winning four straight matches to open the season, Swan's squad debuted at No. 65 on January 24. When the season's final listing was released on May 29, the Wildcats checked in at No. 42, the best mark of the season.

In 2009-10, Swan helped Northwestern achieve its highest ranking in five seasons (No. 36) when the Wildcats upset then-No. 18 Alabama, 4-3, on Jan. 22.

In his second season, Swan guided a team that finished the 2008 season unranked and last in the Big Ten to a 2009 year-end ranking of No. 46 in the nation and a tie for fourth in the Big Ten regular season standings with a 6-4 league mark. The team improved from 7-17 to 18-9 in just one year and enjoyed the highest jump in the national rankings over a one-year period (as high as No. 42) of any team in Division I, the second time in Swan's career that his team has earned that distinction.

Swan has done tremendous work on the recruiting front for the Wildcats, building a foundation that will reap benefits for years to come. Swan's first recruiting class was deemed No. 12 in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net and he followed it up with a 2010 recruiting class ranked No. 8, a mark that was matched in 2013.

Swan came to Northwestern after one year as the head men's tennis coach at DePaul University. While at DePaul, Swan improved the team immensely. On the heels of an 8-14 season, Swan's Blue Demons finished the 2006-07 season with an 18-7 record and reached a ranking as high as No. 58 in the nation.

Prior to taking the position as head coach at DePaul, Swan served as associate head coach at NU from 2003-06. While at NU, Swan helped take the program consistently improve as the Wildcats jumped from sixth in the Big Ten to back-to-back fourth-place conference finishes. He also helped lead the team to a top-40 national ranking twice. In 2004 and 2005, the 'Cats reached the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. They also made an appearance in the 2006 NCAA Tournament.

In his playing days, Swan was world-ranked professionally in singles and doubles before moving into the coaching ranks. While at Michigan, Swan was the recipient of the Scholar-Athlete award in 1995 and earned his way onto three Academic All-Big teams from 1996-98. In 1996, Swan was elected to the All-Big Ten team as the Wolverines went on to win the Big Ten championship. Swan captained the squad until his graduation in 1998.

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Chris Klingemann
Co-Director

Chris Klingemann

Chris Klingemann is in his fifth season on the Northwestern men's tennis coaching staff in 2015-16. In August 2014 he was promoted to the role of associate head coach.

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Klingemann's time in Evanston has coincided with the resurgence of the program. The Wildcats have made NCAA tournament appearances in all four of his seasons on staff and posted a 79-42 record.

The Wildcats posted a third straight 20-win season in 2015 with a 21-10 mark. Klingemann guided Sam Shropshire to a second straight First Team All-Big Ten selection after a 9-1 Big Ten season. Strong Kirchheimer was the team leader in wins with 25 and received a Second Team All-Big Ten nod for his efforts. Northwestern reached as high as 14th in the ITA national rankings during the season.

In 2014, Klingemann helped Raleigh Smith earn first-team All-Big Ten honors for the second straight season while Sam Shropshire also earned first-team All-Big Ten distinction. Additionally, Shropshire was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and the ITA Midwest Region Rookie Player of the Year. Both individuals earned national rankings while Smith was selected to participate in the NCAA Singles Championship. As a team, Northwestern posted a 21-11 dual match record, including a 7-4 mark in conference play. The 'Cats notched 10 of their victories over ranked opponents, advanced to the semifinal round of the Big Ten tournament and traveled to South Bend, Ind., to compete in the NCAA tournament.

The successful season came one year after NU posted 22 dual-match wins, the second most in program history and one shy of the top mark. Among the team's 12 wins over ranked foes were victories over No. 30 Notre Dame, No. 33 Nebraska, No. 34 Louisville and No. 35 NC State. However, the team's most impressive win of the season came in the opening round of the NCAA tournament where the 'Cats won a thrilling 4-3 match over 19th-ranked Wake Forest. It was the program's first NCAA tourney win since 1998. The squad peaked at No. 18 in the ITA team rankings.

Smith and Spencer Wolf became the first Northwestern teammates to earn first-team All-Big Ten accolades in the same season since 2005. Smith also compete the rare double in the fall at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, winning the singles title while pairing with Sidarth Balaji to win the doubles crown. Klingemann's efforts resulted in him being named the ITA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

In Klingemann's first year on staff in 2012, Northwestern won 14 dual matches during the regular season and another in the Big Ten tournament against Penn State. The 'Cats collected seven wins in conference play during the regular season, their highest output since the 2001 campaign.

As a team, Northwestern rose steadily up the rankings list throughout the season. After winning four straight matches to open the season, Swan's squad debuted at No. 65 on January 24. When the season's final listing was released on May 29, the Wildcats checked in at No. 42, the best mark of the season.

Prior to joining the collegiate coaching ranks Klingemann starred for four years at Ohio State and played for over two years on the ATP Tour upon graduation.

Klingemann, a native of Winnetka, Ill., spent two-and-a-half years playing on the ATP circuit where he ranked amongst the top-six ATP professionals in Canada and amongst the top 520 players in the world. Playing doubles, Klingemann won two Futures Tournament titles and advanced to the finals of a Challenger Tournament. He has a career high doubles ranking of No. 480. Klingemann was also a singles finalist in one Futures Tournament and posted wins over four players who were each ranked in the top-200.

Prior to joining the professional tour, Klingemann spent four successful years playing at Ohio State University. There, he helped lead the Buckeyes to three straight Big Ten regular season championships from 2005-07 and a pair of Big Ten tournament crowns in 2006 and 2007. Ohio State reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament three straight times (2005-07) during Klingemann's tenure in Columbus, Ohio.

Klingemann was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2005 and on the court he earned All-Big Ten accolades in 2006 and 2007. As a senior in 2007, Klingemann was a team captain and voted the squad's most valuable player.

Since leaving the ATP tour in 2010, Klingemann has worked at the College Park Athletic Club in Deerfield, Ill. as a high level junior pro. He graduated from OSU in December 2007 with a degree in communication. 

Camp Details

2016 Camp Information

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our popular Adult Tennis Camps. This year we will have sessions which are open to anyone over the age of 18. We will have players of all different playing abilities and ages, and there will be groups to accommodate everyone.

More Important Camp Details

Check-In/Out

Check-In

Friday: 5:30 p.m.

Check-Out

Sunday: 11:30 a.m.

Check-In Location

  • Check-in will take place on Friday at Combe Tennis Center (indoor facility)
  • Address: 2311 N Campus Drive. 
  • Facility phone number: 847-491-4312.

Schedule

  • Friday: Players arrive at 5:30 p.m. and depart at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Players arrive at 9:30 a.m. and depart at 3:00 p.m. (Lunch is included) 
  • Sunday: Players arrive at 9:30 a.m. and depart at 11:30 a.m.

Meals

Lunch is included on Saturday.

Please note: This is a Day Camp only and runs during the hours listed above. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.

Courts

Campers play at the 15-court Christie Tennis Center (outdoor) and the 6-court Combe Tennis Center (indoor).

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Camp Code: TNADNW

“All camps are open to anyone limited only by age and number of campers.”

For more information on Northwestern University athletics, visit www.nusports.com.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • FRIDAY
  • 5:30pm Check-in at Indoor Tennis Center
  • 6-7:30pm Intro/Group Game/Doubles Play/Evaluation (indoor tennis center)
  • SATURDAY
  • 9:30am-12noon Warm-up Routine/Stroke Technique Rotation
  • Noon-1pm Lunch (provided)
  • 1-3pm Supervised Match Play
  • SUNDAY
  • 9:30am-11:30am 9:000am-11:00am Drilling/Match Play

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

The coaches were excellent. They provided and hour of drills for each stroke, changing the drill every ten minutes within each hour addressing various aspects of the stroke.

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  • 3/5.

I thought the drills were challenging and thoughtful.

  • 4/5.
Attending Every Future Session!

Well organized, good drills and great individual instruction. This was my first time and I will attend every future clinic.

  • 5/5.
Always recommended!

Arvid and staff do a excellent job in working with all levels. This is my second year and I always recommend to friends. I plan on attending again next summer.

  • 5/5.
Another great year!

Thank you for another great experience. The coaches are fantastic and Arvid runs a great camp.

  • 5/5.
Beginner Enjoys It!

The camp provided a great deal of training. I had a lot of fun at the camp and enjoyed playing and improving my skills. There were some excellent instructors at the camp. I look forward to attending another camp in the future. I am glad I found out about this particular camp.

  • 4/5.
Camp Flexibility

I appreciate the fact that the staff allowed us to rotate through the drill stations with the group that we came with. It was much more fun to participate with the friends we came with rather than us all be on separate courts!

  • 4/5.
Fun for All Levels!

Great Camp! Looking forward to next year. Thanks!

Camp Dates & Prices

2016 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.