Wayland Academy Nike Tennis Camp

Wayland Academy Nike Tennis Camp
Wayland Academy Nike Tennis Camp

Come join the fun and take your tennis game to the next level at the Wayland Academy Nike Tennis Camp! A gorgeous campus, superb tennis training and fun off-court activities make this a wonderful summer camp experience. Our goal is for every camper to take their game to the next level, create lasting friendships, and have a good time.

Nike Tennis Camps in Beaver Dam, WI

The Wayland Academy Nike Tennis Camp is a camp for young athletes to come and vastly improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. We strive to give campers an amazing summer camp experience with the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the best players in their peer group.

Highlights Include

  • Daily tennis instruction from top teaching pro, John Powless, and his experienced staff
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
  • Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
  • 5-6 hours of daily tennis training with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Safe, healthy and fun environment
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

John Powless
Camp Director

John Powless

Director John Powless is one of the most renowned coaches and sports personalities in America. Hundreds of junior players have been shaped by Coach Powless at his John Powless Tennis Center in Madison. He was a standout competitive player for 40 years in Men’s Open and International Seniors competition.  

Camp Details

2016 Wayland Academy Nike Tennis Camp Information

This year we are offering one week of Junior Overnight and Extended Day (8:30am-8:00pm) tennis camp for kids ages 9-18 of all skill levels. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own tennis instruction needs can be addressed throughout the week.

More Important Camp Details

The camp averages 55 campers per week. Central to the success of the Nike Tennis Camp at Beaver Dam is Director John Powless, one of the most renowned coaches and sports personalities in America. Hundreds of junior players have been shaped by Coach Powless at his John Powless Tennis Center in Madison.

All Skills Program

All sessions are open to players of all abilities. The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.


  • All Campers: Sunday from 12:30-2:00pm at the Student Union. Signs will be posted on campus.
  • Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
  • Extended Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 8:00pm.
  • Graduation: Friday at 3:30pm at the tennis courts. Parents are invited to attend.
  • Check-out: Immediately following the graduation.


Campers will play on 11 outdoor courts and 4 indoor courts on campus.


2016: Dorms TBD | 2015: Campers will stay in the dorms on campus. 2 campers/room (Some triples may be available, but not guaranteed). There is no A/C in the dorms. Campers may bring fans.

Off Court and Evening Activities

Off court and evening activities may include supervised time at the five-lane swimming pool, indoor batting cages, basketball and volleyball courts and grass playing fields. 

Designated Airport

Dane County Regional (Madison, WI)


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 Dane County Regional Airport (Madison, WI) and schedule a shuttle/bus 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.

Medical Facility

In cases of emergency, campers will be transported to Beaver Dam Community Hospital (920-887-7181).

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: TNXRWA

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Wake up, Breakfast, To the Courts
  • 9:00am Tennis Instruction, Drills
  • 11:45am Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:15pm Tennis Instruction, Match Play
  • 4:00pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis, Activity
  • 5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
  • 7:00pm Evening Activity
  • 8:00pm Extended Day campers depart
  • 9:30pm Return to Rooms
  • 10:00pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Wanted More!

Excellent camp. Our daughter is 10 years old and, while we thought the camp would be a great benefit, we were a little worried about her staying interested the full 12 hours each day. She was very interested and wanted to stay more than the 12 hours. Overall, a great camp that I would highly recommend. John Powless is the best instructor anyone could have.

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  • 4/5.

Staff are great as always. I feel so bad every time I see a counselor sitting out in the rain on sidewalk duty making sure kids are safe crossing the road. That said I am glad they are there and that the camp has safety precautions in place. I have participated in this camp for 7 years. This was the first year I invited someone I knew outside of camp, and she really enjoyed it. The pool table competition is only rigged because I lost, but the hardcore rock paper scissors competition really was a sight to behold. The tennis instruction is amazing and provides a strategic as well as a physical advancement of a players game. Thank you Yee (Alex)

  • 3/5.

On the indoor courts at Wayland Academy, it is very hard to see. The ball is yellow, the court is yellow, and the lines on the court are yellow. My suggestion is to change the color of the tape you use in the court. This would be very helpful!

  • 5/5.
Keep On Coming

This was my second year at this camp and I am definitely planning on returning next year. I really enjoyed it. As always, great instructors/staff, great experience!!!!!

  • 4/5.
A Lot of Appreciation

My son had a wonderful time and his tennis improved a lot. He already loved tennis, but now he really loves it even more. We all appreciated the great instruction and also the huge effort of all counselors to make the camp a fun experience too. Thank you.

  • 3/5.
Fun On and Off the Court

I think the camp had good food, great on and off the court activities, and the players were great. I loved this camp!

  • 5/5.
High expectations were met!

I was told about the camp by a friend who also attended the camp with me this year, and the camp met my expectations (to be fair, my expectations were astronomically high). The food was delicious, the beds were comfortable, the schedule was well-set, and the staff was very kind and enthusiastic throughout. There is no doubt in my mind that I will attend next year and years to come.

  • 5/5.
Fantastic staff!

Staff and facility were fantastic. Wonderful coaching. Wayland staff works hand in hand with Nike staff seamlessly resulting in an extremely accomodating camp both on and off the courts. Highly recommend this particular camp/facility combo.

  • 4/5.
Great camp!

This was a great camp. I am so coming next year. Thanks for the great experience!!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 8:00PM $595.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $885.00
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.