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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Arvid Swan
Camp Director

Arvid Swan

Coach Swan, former head men's tennis coach at DePaul University, was named Northwestern University's head men's tennis coach in the summer of 2007. Prior to taking the position as head coach at DePaul, Swan served as associate head coach at NU from 2003-06.

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Arvid Swan continues to take the Northwestern University men's tennis program to new heights as he enters his sixth year at the helm for the Wildcats in 2013-14. Swan has guided Northwestern to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances; the first came in his second season, 2009, and the second came in 2012.
The Wildcats enjoyed one of the most prolific seasons in recent history en route to their second NCAA tournament appearance under Swan 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.

The 2012 season was highlighted by five victories against opponents that were ranked at the time of the match. Northwestern also defeated Middle Tennessee State on the road in February and the Blue Raiders moved into the Campbell's/ITA rankings shortly thereafter. Additionally, wins against No. 51 Alabama and No. 59 Nebraska came away from home, while triumphs over No. 36 Minnesota, No. 57 Michigan State and No. 59 New Mexico came in Evanston.
Individually Swan helped protégés Josh Graves and Spencer Wolf, 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 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.

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. Additionally, 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.
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 enters his second year as Northwestern assistant men's tennis coach. Chris Klingemann helped the Northwestern men's tennis team to one of its best seasons in recent history in his first year on staff as an assistant coach in 2012.

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Klingemann starred for four years at Ohio State and played for over two years on the ATP Tour upon graduation.

Under Klingemann and head coach Arvid Swan 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.

The 2012 season was highlighted by five victories against opponents that were ranked at the time of the match. Northwestern also defeated Middle Tennessee State on the road in February and the Blue Raiders moved into the Campbell's/ITA rankings shortly thereafter. Additionally, wins against No. 51 Alabama and No. 59 Nebraska came away from home, while triumphs over No. 36 Minnesota, No. 57 Michigan State and No. 59 New Mexico came in Evanston.
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. "Chris Klingemann was a top collegiate and professional player," said Swan.
"Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. He will immediately become one of the top assistant coaches in Division I tennis."

Klingemann, a native of Seattle, Wash., 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

2015 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.

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Dates

June 20-22

Check-In/Out

Check-In

Friday: 5:30 p.m.

Check-Out

Sunday: 11:00 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 9:00 a.m. and depart at 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Players arrive at 9:00 a.m. and depart at 11:00 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
  • 9am-12noon Warm-up Routine/Stroke Technique Rotation
  • Noon-1pm Lunch (provided)
  • 1-3pm Supervised Match Play
  • SUNDAY
  • 9am-11am 9:000am-11:00am Drilling/Match Play

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Attending Every Future Session!

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

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  • 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!

  • 5/5.
Fun for All Levels!

Great Camp! Looking forward to next year. Thanks!

Camp Dates & Prices

2015 camp dates and prices coming soon. Subscribe now to receive camp updates or call 1-800-645-3226.

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