Wartburg College Nike Tennis Camp Waverly, Iowa
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Nike Tennis Camps is proud to host a new camp at Wartburg College for Summer 2013! This junior tennis camp is for young 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 some of the best players in their peer group.
This summer, choose a summer camp with the ultimate combination of athletics and fun at the Wartburg College Nike Tennis Camp. Our tennis camps combine technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff and supervised match play. Come individually or come with your teammates. Your days will be filled with tennis and fun!
- Daily on-court instruction from Wartburg head men's and women's coach, Matt Tyler, and his experienced staff
- 5-6 hours of tennis daily with a 6:1 student to teacher ratio
- Every camper will receive a Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt
- Experience campus life and create lasting friendships
Campers will play tennis on Wartburg College's eight hard surface outdoor courts which are lighted for night play. Campers will also have access to indoor courts in Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center (The W), one of the largest NCAA Division III facilities of its kind in the nation. At 200,000 square feet, The W offers expansive facilities for college health and wellness programs and intercollegiate athletics.Meet your coaching staff
In August of 2009 Matt Tyler was named head coach of the Wartburg College Knights men’s and women’s tennis teams, after spending the 2008-09 seasons as the Division I Colgate University assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach.
Under his direction, the Wartburg women's squad is 46-27 and the men's team is 34-37 during his time at Wartburg.Read Full Bio
Since being the head coach for the Knights, Coach Tyler has taken the previously 7th place women’s tennis team to a two-year 3rd place finish in the Iowa conference and a second consecutive year appearance at the IIAC NCAA automatic qualifier tournament. The 2009 regular season record of 13-3 set a Wartburg College record for wins in a season—overall the team finished with a record of 17-9. The 2010 women’s team season saw an equally successful season, with a 12-4 regular season record.
The Knights men’s tennis program has also seen instant improvement under the guidance of Coach Tyler. In the 2009-10 season, the team finished in 3rd place for the first time in 15 years, coaching the Knight’s number one doubles team to the school’s first A Flight league doubles title since 1978. Five singles players also successfully made it to the quarterfinals round of the IIAC individual championships. The 2011-12 team also took third at the Iowa Conference Championships.
Adding to an already record-setting season for the men’s tennis team, Coach Tyler was recognized as the Iowa Conference’s Coach of the Year in 2010. Coach Tyler is the first to be awarded IIAC Coach of the Year in the Knights' tennis program history. Tyler was also named the USPTA Missouri Valley Collegiate Coach of the Year in 2010.
Prior to joining the Wartburg College Knight’s tennis program, Coach Tyler helped successfully coach the Colgate Raiders men’s tennis team to a record of 12-8, finishing second in the Patriot League after regular season play. During the 2008-09 season, the Raiders men’s tennis team defeated Army for the first time in seven years and advanced to the semi-final round of the conference tournament, with two players making it on the All-Patriot League teams.
The Raiders women’s 2008-09 season ended with an 8-13 record, making it to the semi-finals of the conference tournament after defeating No. 4 seeded Holy Cross in the first round. With the help of Coach Tyler, the number one women’s player was named to the All-Patriot League First Team.
Coach Tyler also has an extensive professional tennis career. After being 2nd team All-RMAC at NCAA Division II Mesa State College in Colorado, he was named the 2006 USPTA Intermountain Region Men’s Open Player of the Year. He was also listed as a top 500 player on the USTA Men’s Pro open rankings and the 4th top Colorado Men’s Open player in 2007.
Since moving to Iowa, he continues to play various tournaments throughout the summer months and is the top-ranked player in the state. In 2010, Coach Tyler was the Waterloo Open champion, the runner-up at the Quad-States Open, and runner-up at the Iowa Open.
Tyler won the Iowa Open in 2011 and 2012 and ranks as the top tennis player in the state.
(Camp Code: TNXRWV)
This year we are offering one week of Day Camp (9:00am-4:00pm) for kids ages 9-18 of all skill levels. In addition to the All Skill program, we offer a special High School program geared towards 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.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
• 8:30am on Monday at the tennis courts
• Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
• Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 4:00pm
• Graduation: 3:30pm on Friday at the tennis courts. Parents are invited to attend!
• Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony at 4:00pm.
Day Camper Schedule & Information
• Monday: Check-in at 8:30am. Depart at 4:00pm.
• Tuesday- Friday: Check-in at 8:30am. Depart at 4:00pm.
• Meals: Day campers bring their own lunch.
Designated Airport: Waterloo Regional Airport
Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into the Waterloo Regional Airport and schedule a taxi or shuttle from the airport to camp.
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.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:00am Wake-up and breakfast
- 9:00am Day Campers arrive; Stretching / Warm-ups
- 9:15am Tennis Instruction
- 10:30am Break
- 10:45am Tennis Instruction and Drills
- 12:30pm Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
- 1:30pm Tennis Program, Match Play
- 2:45pm Break
- 3:00pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
- 4:00pm Day Campers Depart