Rod Schroeder National Tennis Camp

Rod Schroeder National Tennis Camp
Rod Schroeder National Tennis Camp

We're thrilled to be back at Carthage College this summer hosting the Rod Schroeder National Tennis Camp under new leadership! This junior tennis camp in Wisconsin offers overnight and day camps with All Skills, Tournament Training, and High School programs.

After nearly 40 years, Rod Schroeder has retired from running these renowned camps and has passed the torch to his long-time assistant director and Carthage head men's tennis coach, Brady Lindsley.  Coach Lindsley is excited to take over at the helm and continue the fun traditions both on and off the courts. 

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from Carthage Head Men's Tennis Coach, Brady Lindsley and his experienced staff
  • Focus on 3 major concepts of the tennis game: technique, strategy, and mental game
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis training with 6:1 student/teacher ratio
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Brady Lindsley
Camp Director

Brady Lindsley

2017 marks the 25th year that Brady has teamed up with Rod Schroeder to run the Rod Schroeder National Tennis Camp. However this is the 1st year the Rod will be stepping back a bit and passing the Camp Director title to Brady. 

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"Rod has been an incredible mentor, teacher and friend. It is my pleasure to continue his teachings and traditions he has built at this camp. I am excited to continue using his famous Stop - N - Go tennis teaching system and basic camp format but adding some additional exciting new things that I'm confident the campers will love."

After a decorated Junior and High School playing career, he went on to play College Tennis at Carthage College, where he has been the Head Men's and Women's tennis coach for the past 20 years. As a High School Junior, Brady finished as a quarter-finalist at the Michigan HS State tournament.

Then at Carthage, he was was a 2 time All -Conference player and currently ranks #7 on the all time wins list for the college. During his time as coach he has lead his teams to 14 CCIW (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) titles and appeared in 13 NCAA Championships. He has also coached 7 NCAA All - Americans. 

Brady Lindsley is originally from Coldwater, Mich. As a player for the Red Men of Carthage from 1992 to 1995, he compiled an 82-24 career mark in singles, which puts him third on the all-time wins list. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1997. He has coached the Red Men to eight CCIW championships and eight NCAA appearances, as well as leading the Lady Reds to three CCIW championships and three NCAA appearances.

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Ryan Jump
Co-Director

Ryan Jump

Ryan Jump is from Mundelein, Illinois and a graduate of Mundelein High School. He leads the Mustangs boy’s team in all time wins with 87. As a player at Carthage (2013-2016), Ryan compiled a singles record of 91-27, which ranks first all-time in Red Men History, and has totaled 166 career wins, including doubles, which is third all-time. Ryan has spent the last five summers as...

Erik Scanlan
Co-Director

Erik Scanlan

Scanlan is the current Men's and Women's Head Tennis coach at Illinois Institute of Technology. 

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Scanlan brings a bevy of experience and energy to our Nike camp, which will accelerate the growth and abilities of all athletes participating.  Scanlan is the current Men's and Women's Head Tennis coach at Illinois Institute of Technology.  Before IIT Scanlan was a part of Carthage College, where he served as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. While at Carthage, both the men’s and women’s programs enjoyed great success going a combined 77-26, with two conference championships on the Men's side.

Prior to Carthage, Scanlan attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. A four-year letterwinner for the Warhawks and a two-time Team Captain, Scanlan collected 135 wins in his collegiate career, and was a NCAA Athletic All-American in 2010-11.

Scanlan provides a passionate and individual approach to each Tennis player he works with.  "More importantly than winning Tennis, I focus on successful Tennis.  Are you improving as a player, are you becomming a better person because of the work you put in on the court?  If we can anwer yes to these questions, we are successful in our training and coaching, and you will be successful on the court!"

Scanlan in USPTR certified and has amassed over four years of coaching experience amongst Tennis clubs in Wisconsin and the Chicagoland area. He is also just a really cool guy.

Camp Details

We are offering two weeks of Overnight, Extended Day (8:00am-8:00pm) and Day (8:00am-5:00pm) camp options for kids ages 9-18. Campers can choose between the All Skills, Tournament Training, and High School programs.

2017 Camp Dates

  • June 25-30
  • July 16-21
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All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

ALL SKILLS PROGRAM

The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game. 

TOURNAMENT TRAINING PROGRAM

The tournament training program is designed for tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies and work on mental toughness.

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

The High School Training Camp week is for players, ages 13-18, who are currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team. Throughout the week, the focus shifts between the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of tennis. Mornings focus on the technique while afternoons are geared towards match-play situations.

For all camps, Overnight camp fee includes lodging, meals, all tennis instruction, and on-campus recreation. Extended Day camp fee includes lunch and dinner, all tennis instruction, and on-campus recreation. Day camp fee includes lunch and all tennis instruction.

Check-In/Out

Check-In

1:30-3:00pm first day of session (Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 8:00pm.)

Check-Out

1:30-3:00pm last day of session

Day & Extended Day Camper Schedule

  • With the exception of Sunday (check-in), Day & Extended Day campers should be dropped off at the tennis courts by 8:00am each morning.  
  • Day camp concludes at 5:00pm each day (except check-out day).
  • Extended Day camp concludes at 9:00pm each day (except check-out day).
  • Day campers should be picked up at the courts.
  • Extended Day campers should be picked up at the residence hall.

Courts

Campers play on 10 outdoor courts. In case of rain, indoor courts are available.

Housing

Lakeside residence halls provide modern, comfortable rooms accommodating two to a room. Boys and girls are separated by floor. Instructors and camp directors live on the same floors with the campers. Reasonable bedtimes and rising times are required for all campers.

Meals

Our remodeled cafeteria now offers food-court style dining with 5 different restaurant type serving areas. Meals are served 3 times daily overlooking picturesque Lake Michigan. All meals are wholesome and nutritious. The campus Snack Bar, open evenings 'til 10:30, allows campers to grab a snack before bedtime. All meals are taken very seriously, especially breakfast. Breakfast is an essential meal of the day, as it provides the energy and nutrition necessary for optimal performance later in the day while playing and learning tennis. That's why everyone diets are monitored, so that no one skips out on meals.

Recreation

Tennis is foremost in our schedule, but rest times and evening hours are filled with other leisure enjoyments. There are lounges for games of all sorts, pool tables, table tennis, card games, and video games. There is also a camp-wide karaoke night and a camp dance at the end of the first week. Everyone becomes closely acquainted with each other, so these activities are full of laughter and fun. In addition, our program includes organized softball, basketball, volleyball and soccer games each evening.

Designated Airport

Milwaukee Airport (45 hr from campus) O’Hare (1 hour from campus).  Milwaukee is the easier airport to chose.

Travel

Nike Tennis Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.  If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into the Milwaukee or O'Hare Airport and take the airport shuttle from the airport to camp.

Airport Shuttle: Transportation to campus can be arranged through Go Airport Connection at 1-800-236-5450 or fax 414-769-0209. Reservations are required. www.goairportconnection.com.  MKE approximate cost: $49 one-way, and $5 each additional person. Chicago ORD approximate cost: $142 one way, $150 for 2 people person). There is a 5% discount if you book online.

If you have a camper arriving by air and is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there may be a fee that needs to be paid in advance of camp. You will still have to arrange transportation to/from camp. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information.

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: TNXRSO

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake up Call… Rise and Shine (Straighten up room)
  • 7:00am-8:00am Breakfast and fill up water bottles
  • 8:00am-8:15am Meet in front of Tarble Hall to be shuttled to the tennis courts and help coaches set up equipment
  • 8:15am-11:00am Morning Tennis (Strategy and Drills)
  • 11:00am-11:15am Shuttle to the dorms
  • 11:30am-12:45pm Lunch
  • 12:45pm-1:00pm Shuttle to the courts
  • 1:00pm-4:30pm Afternoon Tennis (Mental Strategy & Match Play)
  • 4:30pm-4:45pm Shuttle to the dorms
  • 4:45pm-5:00pm Bank is Open
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm-6:15pm Shuttle to the courts
  • 6:15pm-7:45pm Evening Tennis (Serving & High Intensity Drills)
  • 7:45pm-8:00pm Shuttle to the dorms
  • 8:00pm-10:00pm Evening Night (Movie Night, Swimming Party, Bowling, Game Night) **Mail Call and Daily Awards
  • 10:00pm-10:30pm Wind down (Ger ready for bed)
  • 10:30pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

Mattia A.Parent

  • 5/5.
came back with a friend this year!

8/12/2016 - My son enjoyed the camp so much last year, he had to do it again. This time he brought a friend! They were both so happy to be part of the group, and talked a lot about the great staff who helped them and the instruction they received. Next year is for sure!

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Kate B.Camper

  • 5/5.
camp is awesome!

8/11/2016 - Rod is great - very friendly and the camp is awesome!

Paula G.Parent

  • 5/5.
LOVE!

8/11/2016 - LOVE the staff and director!!

Maggie G.Parent

  • 5/5.
wonderful experience

8/3/2016 - Thank you for a wonderful experience. It was her first "away" camp and she loved it!

Alex A.Camper

  • 4/5.
enhanced my tennis skills

8/2/2016 - It was a really great experience and enhanced my tennis skills immensely

Sherry W.Parent

  • 3/5.
didn't enjoy the food

8/1/2016 - My camper didn't seem to enjoy the food.

Elijah V.Camper

  • 4/5.
glad staff focused on bigger picture

7/27/2016 - Enjoyed that the staff focused on "bigger picture," and covered technique instead of just hitting balls.

Kevin S.Parent

  • 4/5.
feedback from the staff is excellent

7/27/2016 - The instruction and feedback from the staff is excellent. I really appreciate how the staff focuses on strategy and not just strokes. I also like that the kids get to play so many matches

Randy C.Parent

  • 5/5.
great instructor with a passion for the kids

7/27/2016 - Rod is a great instructor with a passion for the kids and the game. He and his staff were very engaged. Of the three tennis camps in which my son participated this summer, this was the best.

Anon G.Camper

  • 4/5.
Third year, thoroughly enjoyed it

7/27/2016 - Third year attending camp and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Yuki S.Camper

  • 5/5.
I had a great time!

9/6/2015 - I would like to thank everyone at the camp. I had a great time! Couldn't have been a wonderful experience without them.

Paula G. Parent

  • 5/5.
skill level was dramatically increased

8/18/2015 - We can"t begin to tell you how much our kids loved the camp!! Their skill level was dramatically increased...which is the main reason for attending this camp. The kids are safe but yet they have fun activities for them to attend. Rod is strict but makes it all so much fun. We will be back next year for sure...as long as Rod is still in charge!

Manuel T.Parent

  • 5/5.
Great camp, facilities, and staff

8/2/2015 - Great camp, great facilities, great staff. Fantastic experience for my son. This year was his second year and he can't wait for next year to go back

Katherine B.Parent

  • 5/5.
Outstanding experience

8/1/2015 - Outstanding experience. Rod is a true leader and mentor. 

Elisa S.Camper

  • 5/5.
Best two weeks of the whole year!

8/1/2015 - Best two weeks of the whole year! Rod really takes care of all of the kids and makes it so much fun. I can't wait to go back next year!

Nevena A.Parent

  • 4/5.
on fire after camp!

7/21/2015 - My son attended camp and loved the mental training part the most -- in fact, he played a tournament the following weekend and won it! He was on fire!

Emily P.Parent

  • 4/5.
had great time at camp

7/9/2015 - Niels had a great time at camp and learned so much and improved so much! He did comment on the intensity of the camp being a little high at times for him. He was EXHAUSTED by the end, but I think he felt worth the exhaustion. He suggested maybe having more off court fun activities for the kids would be worth it. He also commented that his counselor was extremely helpful and talented but also may have been a little too intense at times.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,, High School,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $1,045.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day (8:00AM-9:00PM) $795.00
Availability: Open

Day (8:00AM-5:00PM) $495.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,, High School,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $1,045.00
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day (8:00AM-9:00PM) $795.00
Availability: Wait List

Day (8:00AM-5:00PM) $495.00
Availability: Wait List

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.