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 expert 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

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...

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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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The Three Concepts of the Rod Schroeder National Tennis Camp

Students that attend The Rod Schroeder National Tennis Camp learn the master the three concepts of the tennis game - technique, strategy, and mental game. The first is technique, which is taught through the Start Rite Tennis grip trainer (U.S. Pat. 7,896,762). This grip trainer helps students develop the correct grip and stroke technique, necessary for a solid foundation for a successful tennis game. The next concept is strategy which is taught through the Stop 'n Go Tennis Teaching System. The last concept is the tennis mental game which is taught through characters and demonstrations by Rod and the rest of the staff in addition to daily match play. The biggest opponent in a tennis match is not the person standing on the other side of the net, but you! The mental game of tennis can either make or break a player which is why it is taught so extensively.

The Start Rite Tennis Grip trainer and Stop 'n Go Tennis Teaching System are created, developed, and patented by Rod Schroeder. The student can improve faster by learning HOW to hit the ball and WHERE to hit the ball at the same time. The entire Stop 'n Go Tennis Teaching System is visual, color coded, and is always present. This allows the student to continue to learn even when the teacher is not instructing.This unique tennis training system allows every rigorously trained instructor to teach stroke technique and strategy simultaneously. No other tennis camp in the whole world can say the same thing!

Camp Curriculum Information

Every morning starts out with a lesson focusing on technique, stroke development of three basic strokes patterns. Each of these lessons is creative and entertaining with many visuals to help every student understand the concept. The morning is where the Start Rite Tennis Grip trainers come into play, especially when practicing volleys, serves, and backhands. Afterward, drills are performed to stress different parts of previously discussed stroke development and tennis game strategy using the Stop 'n Go Tennis Teaching System. This double exposure aides students in grasping important concepts faster so that their game can tremendously benefit.

Camp Program Offerings

All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise notes. 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 geared towards 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 program is provided for players ages 13-18 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.

Extra Camp Options

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.

Camp Tournament/Weekend Stayover Option

There will be no weekend stayovers this summer for 2017. 



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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.  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 Breakfast
  • 8:00am Day campers arrive, warm up, stretching
  • 8:30am-10:00am Tennis program: lessons focusing on technique, stroke development of three basic strokes patterns
  • 10:00am Break
  • 10:15am Tennis Program: drills stressing different parts of previously discussed stroke developement and tennis game strategy using the Stop 'n Go Tennis Teaching System.
  • 12:00 noon Lunch, rest, fun activities
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm Tennis program: mental preparation, drills and match play
  • 4:30pm Rest, fun activities
  • 5:00pm Day campers depart
  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Fun social/leisure activities
  • 8:00pm Extended Day campers depart
  • 9:30pm 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.

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