Wichita State University Nike Tennis Camp Wichita, Kansas
Nike Tennis Camps is excited to be offering three weeks of junior tennis camp at Wichita State University for Summer 2014! We are offering Full Day and Half Day programs for players ages 9-18 of all ability levels. Our summer camps include a combination of technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff as well as supervised match play.
Under the guidance of Wichita State University's head men's coach, Brad Louderback, and his assistant coach, Kevin Montisano, campers will learn the latest tennis techniques, tactics and strategies through on-court instruction, competitive drills and match play. Players will hit tons of balls and participate in friendly competition with their peers. Join the fun and get better this summer!
- Daily on-court instruction from Brad Louderback, head men's coach at Wichita State, and his expert staff
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
- We offer a special High School program during the last week of camp
- Gain self-confidence through tennis success
Campers will utilize the eight lighted outdoor tennis courts of the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex.Meet your coaching staff
Head Wichita State Men's Tennis Coach Brad Louderback begins his sixth season as head coach and Director of Operations for the Sheldon Coleman Shocker Tennis Complex. Louderback joined the Shocker tennis program after spending two years as the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kan.Read Full Bio
In 2012-13, Louderback led his team to their second Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship during his tenure with the Shockers when they upset No. 27 Drake 4-3 in the finals to earn a berth into the NCAA Tournament. Overall his team finished the season with a record of 17-8.
He led the Shockers to a first-place finish at the 2010 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and a berth in the 2010 NCAA tournament. They were defeated by Texas Tech in the first round. As the team's Associate Head Men's Tennis Coach in 2008, Louderback helped guide the Shockers to a 19-4 record, and a second place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
Louderback takes great pride of the work in the clasroom by his teams. Since he has taken over at Wichita State, the program has had a 100% graduation rate, none of his teams have earned less than a 3.18 team GPA and two of his teams have earned the athletic department's highest team GPA.
At Cowley, Louderback coached eight all-Americans, four national champions, and the No. 1 ranked singles player and doubles team. His teams also had a 100 percent graduation rate.
Prior to his time at Cowley, Louderback was involved with tennis on the international level, serving as Director of Tennis at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Spain before founding the USA Tennis Academy in Delray Beach, Fla. He also served as USTA National Junior Team head coach and captain from 1981-85, with coaching responsibilities for the top 12 nationally ranked juniors in the United States that inclued Patrick McEnroe, Larry Scott (Comissioner of the Pac-10), Luke Jensen, Ritchie Reneberg and Rick Leach.
The Arkansas City, Kan. native is no stranger to coaching at the NCAA Div. 1 level, having served as a head coach at Illinois and Oklahoma State after beginning his collegiate coaching career in 1980 as an assistant men’s coach at Clemson, where he helped lead the Tigers to a top 10 national ranking.
Louderback served as head men’s tennis coach at Illinois from 1981-85, leading the Illini to a 73-51 overall record and a 23-13 mark in Big Ten play. His 1984 squad finished the season as the regular season Big 10 champions and ranked No. 21 nationally. While at Illinois he coached six Big Ten individual champions and six all-Big Ten performers.
After his tenure in Illinois, Louderback served as head women’s tennis coach at his alma mater, Oklahoma State from 1985-89. While at OSU his squads won more than 90 matches, and were never beaten in Big Eight play and four straight seasons his teams won every Big 8 match, 9-0. All four of his squads finished among the top 15 nationally, including a 25-7 campaign in 1989 that finished seventh nationally. Louderback led eight All-Americans, seven Academic All-Americans and 20 Big Eight champions during his time in Stillwater while winning five team conference titles.
A 1979 graduate of Oklahoma State with a B.S. in business management, Louderback had a successful playing career as a Cowboy as well, serving as captain of the team that won three-straight conference titles and appeared in the NCAA Tournament three-consecutive years. During his time at OSU, Louderback was also a conference singles and doubles champion and was ranked #30 in ITA Singles.
Louderback has strong connections to Wichita State. His brother, Jay, won a Missouri Valley Conference title at No. 3 singles during his senior year as a Shocker. He then began his coaching career by taking the helm of the WSU women’s program and guided them to a seven-year record of 122-94, including Gateway Conference championships in 1984 and 1986 and a Missouri Valley Conference title in 1982. Jay has been the head women’s coach at Notre Dame for 20 years and has developed the Lady Irish program into one of the nation’s elite.
In April of 2003, the Louderback family was honored by the USTA with the Tennis Family of the Year Award, presented to one family consisting of USTA members and volunteers who have excelled in advancing the USTA's mission to promote and grow the game of tennis both on and off the court.
Additionally, Louderback’s sister, Jan, played for Jay at WSU and still ranks in the top-10 in career wins for the Shockers women’s tennis program. Her husband Joe Krisik pitched for Wichita State. Brad, Jan and Jay are the children of legendary tennis coach J.C. and Donna Louderback of Arkansas City. Louderback's daughter Erin, and her husband, Clayton, along with Louderback's granddaughter Ainslee live in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. His son Luke, was a top Oklahoma high school football standout and top quarterback recruit to the Air Force Academy, is a senior at Oklahoma State University.
Kevin is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Wichita State men's tennis team. He was the graduate assistant coach for the Shockers during the 2011-12 season prior to serving as the team's manager from 2008-2010. Prior to WSU he played tennis for Hutchinson Community College from 2005-2007. He is a native of Haven, Kansas, where he played for four seasons and placed second at regionals his senior season.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXDWP)
This year we are offering two weeks of junior day camp for all skill levels (ages 9-18). Campers can choose between Full Day (9:00am-4:00pm), Half Day morning (9:00am-12:00 noon) or Half Day afternoon (1:00pm-4:00pm) camp options.
High School Program:
In addition to the general camp sessions, this year we are offering one week of camp for high school players. Make sure to note that you would like to participate in these programs when you register.
- 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.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Check-in and Check-out times:
Check-in: Full and AM Half Day campers: 8:30am on Monday at the tennis courts.
PM Half Day Campers: 12:30pm on Monday at the tennis courts.
Check-out: AM Half Day Campers: 12:00 noon on Thursday at the tennis courts.
Full and PM Half Day campers: 4:00pm on Thursday at the tennis courts.
• Full Day Camp runs 9:00am to 4:00pm (Monday through Friday).
• Half Day camp runs daily from 9:00am-12:00pm OR from 1:00pm-4:00pm
• The lunch hour is fully supervised, lunch is provided for Full Day campers. Half Day campers leave before lunch.
Campers will utilize the eight lighted outdoor tennis courts of the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex.
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
- 9:00-9:30am Stretching / Warm-ups
- 9:30-12:00pm Tennis Instruction, Drills, Strategy Work
- 12:00-1:00pm AM Half Day Campers depart. Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis for Full Day Campers.
- 1:00-4:00pm PM Half Day Campers arrive.Tennis Program, Match Play, Doubles and Drills