College Showcase Camp at Boars Head Resort
DIVISION I TENNIS EXPOSURE AND SERIOUS FUN
The College Showcase Camp at Boars Head Resort is an experience like no other, giving athletes the chance to work directly with college coaches from all over the US. Across two days, campers will receive direct exposure and instruction from some of the best college programs in the country, all while playing at Boars Head Resort, home to the University of Virginia tennis team.
Players can expect to be seen and given instruction by every coach on staff. Unlike other camps or tournaments, the intimacy and in-depth training is unmatched, making this camp the ideal outing for any aspiring college athlete. Camp is limited to 48 TOTAL players.
This camp is open to players with graduation years 2022-2027 (grades 7 through 12).
Committed Camp Staff includes:
- Dwayne Hultquist - Head Coach, Florida State University
- John Browning - Head Men's Coach, Emory University
- JJ Whitlinger - Head Men's Tennis Coach, Furman University
- Brian Rasmussen - Director of Tennis at Boars Head Resort
- Tyson Thomas - Assistant Coach - University of Virginia
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This camp is open to any and all entrants and is limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender.
- Two days of training and guaranteed one-on-one instruction from top DI coaches
- Valuable insight into the recruiting process and what it takes to play at a collegiate level
- Collegiate style competitve matchplay
- Coaches aim to develop each player’s technique, strategy and confidence on the courts
- Evaluation – Coaches provide feedback on stroke technique and strategy
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Camp Director Dwayne Hultquist
Dwayne Hultquist is the Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Florida State University.View Dwayne Hultquist's Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
- Winningest Coach in FSU History 220 Wins 10 Straight NCAA Appearances 2004-2013
- Led team to Elite 8 in 2005
- 2013 ITA Southeast Head Coach of the Year Coached 3 ACC Players of the Year
- Coached 2 Arthur Ashe Award Winners
- Coached 15 All-Americans
Entering his 20th season at the helm of the Florida State men’s tennis program, Hultquist has put himself atop the Florida State record books and the Seminoles consistently in the national spotlight.
Under Hultquist’s leadership, Florida State men’s tennis has emerged as one of the top programs in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the country. In 19 seasons under Hultquist, FSU has had three ACC Player of the Year recipients, six All-American honors, the ITA Most Improved Player and two national ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners.
The 2018 season was the best one yet under Hultquist. The Seminoles earned 28 wins on their way to hosting the NCAA first and second rounds. It marked the 16th straight season under Hultquist that the Seminoles had made an NCAA Tournament appearance and the fourth time that FSU had hosted a regional. During the 2018 season, the Seminoles defeated No. 8 Florida for the second year in a row at the USTA National Campus. It was the second season in a row that the match garnered the largest crowd in college tennis (1,917) and was the third largest attended college tennis match since the stat was kept back in 1995. For the second year in a row and third time in program history, three student-athletes were placed on the All-ACC team – Aziz Dougaz (first team), Guy Iradukunda (second team) and Lucas Poullain (third team). Florida State also brought home numerous ITA Regional honors as Hultquist was named Southeast Region Coach of the Year, Dougaz was named player to watch and Iradukunda was named Most Improved Senior and Senior Player of the Year. Hultquist was also named ACC Coach of the Year, becoming the first Seminole head coach to earn such honors.
Also in 2018, Hultquist earned his 300th career win when FSU defeated Furman in the finals of the FSU Spring Invitational. The Seminoles were also a part of the first ever college tennis match that was broadcasted on the Tennis channel when the Seminoles defeated the Gators as a part of the USTA’s College MatchDay. Hultquist also garnered his second win over a No. 1 ranked team in 2018 when he led the Garnet and Gold past No. 1 Wake Forest at home, 4-3.
In 2017, the Seminoles set numerous program milestones en route to an 18-win season and an NCAA Second Round appearance, the 15th-consecutive NCAA Championship appearance for the Hultquist-led Seminoles. Among the highlights was a 4-2 victory over archrival Florida at the USTA National Campus in Orlando in front of a record crowd of 1,756. The match was the most-attended college tennis match of the season and the fourth-highest since 2010. For just the second time in program history, three student-athletes were named All-ACC – Aziz Dougaz (first team), Guy Iradukunda (second team), and Lucas Poullain (third team). In the fall, Iradukunda also won the ITA Southeast Regional Championship, the second regional title under Hultquist.
In 2016, the Seminoles reached new heights with 18 regular season wins and a three-seed in the ACC Tournament. Among the highlights were the first win over the No. 1 team in school history with a 4-3 triumph over North Carolina in March. En route to a 14th-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, Florida State senior Benjamin Lock was named the ITA’s Most Improved Player after rising to No. 9 in the singles rankings on the season. Lock and senior Marco Nunez also reached the NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season, while Lock became the third singles All-American in FSU history, all under Hultquist’s watch. Both players were named All-ACC (Lock – First Team; Nunez – Second Team).
Also in 2016, Nunez and senior Michael Rinaldi were named ACC Postgraduate Scholarship winners, the third and fourth players in the past four seasons to be so honored. The Seminoles also were the 2015 Golden Torch winners for best GPA on campus, continuing to show that success on the court and in the classroom is not mutually exclusive.
In 2014-15, Hultquist captured his 250th victory with a win on the road at No. 33 Louisville and enters the 2016 season with 258. The year also saw him reach the second round of the team championship for the first time since 2012.
Along with Lock and Nunez, junior Rinaldi and senior Cristian Gonzalez Mendez also were ranked during the season, and true freshmen Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst finished with an 18-8 doubles mark in their first semester at Florida State. Lock’s No. 48 final singles rank was the highest for a ‘Nole in four years, while Lock and Nunez finished in the Top 30 (No. 20) for the second consecutive season.
The team’s 20-11 record was the most wins since 2009 and the most regular season wins in school history with 18.
The winningest coach in program history, Hultquist has led the ‘Noles to 14 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, one of only 10 programs in the country to reach that mark of postseason longevity. Hultquist has finished ranked in the final poll of the season all 17 years. Lock (second team) and Rinaldi (third team) were honored with All-ACC honors.
The 2015 season was the first with an improved VIP seating area at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center, a project spearheaded by Hultquist that allows boosters to sit in covered, cushioned seating areas while cheering on the ‘Noles. It was also the first season with home matches on ESPN3, another project championed by Hultquist that increased the reach of Seminole tennis nationwide and helped improve the Seminole brand.
In 2014, Hultquist oversaw a team that reached the second round of the ACC Tournament. The ‘Noles took down nine ranked teams, highlighted by victories over No. 18 Wake Forest, No. 47 Miami, and No. 60 Nebraska. Hultquist and the ‘Noles have defeated in-state rival Miami in 14 of the past 16 seasons after notching just a 5-41 record against the Hurricanes prior to his arrival. The doubles pairing of Lock and Nunez ranked as high as No. 4 in the country before a season-ending injury knocked Lock out of competition for most of the spring.
The ‘Noles also placed two members on the All-ACC teams, with Dominic Cotrone (second team) and Cristian Gonzalez Mendez(third team) garnering honors. Two players, Gonzalez Mendez and Blake Davis, were also named to the ITA All-Academic Team, while Cotrone and Gonzalez Mendez were named to the All-ACC Academic Team.
The 2012-13 year was no different from the previous winning seasons. The year saw both Hultquist and associate coach Nick Crowell sweeping the ITA Southeast Regional coaches of the year awards. Cotrone and Davis ranked as high as No. 12 in the nation in doubles and played in the NCAA Doubles Championships at the end of the year.
During the 2012 season, Hultquist coached the team to its 10th straight NCAA appearance. The team finished 19-10 and reached the semifinals of the ACC Championships. Jordan Kelly-Houston was named to the All-ACC team while Andres Bucaro, Davis and Lock were named to the All-ACC Academic team.
In 2011, Vahid Mirzadeh headlined the season as he and Connor Smith were named All-Americans in doubles play, Hultquist’s fourth and fifth athletes to earn that honor. Mirzadeh made a huge impact off the courts as he was awarded the ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award, showcasing his playing abilities, leadership, community service, academic achievements and sportsmanship.
The 2009-10 season had the team making the NCAA Tournament for the eighth year in a row where they reached the second round of play. Awards started coming in the fall as Clint Bowles was the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional Singles Champion. Later in the year, Jean-Yves Aubone was named the ITA Senior Player of the Year and was named to the All-ACC team along with Mirzadeh. The Seminoles stormed the classrooms that year with seven members of the team being named to the ACC Honor Roll. Aubone capped the year by being named the ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
For the first time in school history, the Seminoles reached the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons (2008 and 2009). The 2009 season also marked the first time that the Seminoles finished the season ranked inside the top 15 in consecutive seasons (No. 13). Aubone also became the first player in school history to become a two-time All-American. The ‘Noles had three All-ACC performers for the second consecutive season with Aubone, Bowles and Maciek Sykut earning those honors.
It was also in 2009 that Hultquist surpassed his predecessor David Barron as the winningest coach in school history, notching win No. 142 in the fourth match of the season against ACC-rival Duke on January 31, 2009, in the first round of the National Indoor Championships. With 21 victories in 2009, Hultquist won more than 20 in one season for the third time in his career and the second season in a row.
The 2008 season was a year of records for Florida State culminating in a trip to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles achieved their highest ranking in program history at No. 7 during the season and individually saw Aubone earn the highest singles’ ranking in the school’s history. FSU’s 21 victories marked the second time Hultquist led his squad to a 20-win season during his tenure.
Under the direction of Hultquist, Florida State players rose to new heights in 2008 with Aubone earning singles All-American honors and Sam Chang and Bowles getting All-ACC accolades. Aubone and Bowles also finished second in school history for doubles victories in a single season (28).
In 2007, Hultquist led Florida State to a 17-10 record and the Seminoles rose to No. 10 during the season. FSU also hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time in school history.
In Hultquist’s sixth year at FSU, the Seminoles reached the 2005 NCAA Elite Eight for the first time and finished with its then highest-ever national ranking at No. 13 and stamped its first 20-plus win season since 1985. Hultquist led his squad to an impressive 21-8 mark and a second-place finish in the ACC. Under Hultquist’s tutelage in 2005, Mat Cloer became the school’s first singles’ All-American and won the program’s first national honor with the ITA Arthur Ashe Award.
Hultquist hit the ground running in the fall of 2005 and led his troops to an impressive fall campaign. For the Seminoles’ efforts, Florida State not only earned the school’s first invitation to the 2006 USTA/ITA National Men’s Team Indoor Championship but also garnered a respectable preseason ranking of No. 11 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Individual honors were bountiful in 2004 with Cloer claiming his second ACC Player of the Year honor, only the third player in league history to receive the award in consecutive seasons. Freshman Jonathas Sucupira was named to the All-ACC team, a first by an FSU rookie since 1992.
Florida State had a break-out year during Hultquist’s fourth season as the 2003 squad returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 and ended the year with a 15-10 mark. The Seminoles produced their best finish in the ACC standings, taking second while winning the ACC Indoor Doubles Championship for the second year in a row. Individual accolades rolled in as Hultquist’s former aide, Ty Braswell, was named ITA Assistant Coach of the Year. On the court, Cloer became the first Seminole to earn ACC Player of the Year honors.
In his first year, Hultquist brought the Seminoles a winning record of 14-10. In his second year, the men’s team entered the 2001-02 season ranked No. 59 by the ITA.
Hultquist arrived at Florida State after serving eight years as an assistant coach at the University of Texas. While working under legendary coach Dave Snyder, Hultquist became known for his excellent recruiting abilities. He was also responsible for scheduling, fundraising, individualized coaching and many of the day-to-day operations of the program. While at Texas, Hultquist coached nine All-Americans, helped lead the Longhorns to six conference titles and made it to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in each of his eight years.
Hultquist began his tennis career at Penn State where he was a four-year letterman and team captain in 1986. During that same year, he was an NCAA Tournament qualifier in doubles and earned all-conference honors in both singles and doubles. After graduating from Penn State, Hultquist turned pro, playing in the United States, Israel and Asia. During his career, Hultquist was selected to play on national teams that traveled to Korea and China for competition.
Hultquist is married to the former Angela White. The couple has four daughters, Devan (a Florida State beach volleyball player), Avery, Addison, and Mackenzie and one son, Blake.
Camp Director J.J. Whitlinger
John (J.J.) Whitlinger was promoted to head coach of the Paladin Men's Tennis program in August of 2019.View J.J.'s Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
Whitlinger, who was elevated to associate head coach of the Furman program in the fall of 2018, had served as the program's assistant coach since the summer of 2015.
Under the assistance of Whitlinger, Furman concluded the 2019 season with a 17-5 overall record and 6-1 mark in league competition. The Paladins reached the championship match of the Southern Conference tournament for the fifth time in six years, and Ivan Mitric was named to the All-SoCon first team for singles. Mitric teamed with Jake Munns to earn a first team nod for doubles, and Drew Singerman was honored as a member of the All-SoCon second team for singles. Singerman went on to claim a spot on the Academic All-District at-large team at the conclusion of the season.
During the 2018 season, the Paladins posted a 19-8 overall mark and 5-2 SoCon record. Furman advanced to the championship match of the SoCon tournament, and Mitric was honored as the Southern Conference Men's Tennis Freshman of the Year, while Cameron Green and Munns earned all-conference first team citations.
Whitlinger helped Furman to a 17-8 overall record and a 6-1 SoCon mark in 2017. The Paladins, who reached the semifinals of the SoCon tournament, captured six All-SoCon scrolls and placed two players, Munns and Clarke Wilson, on the SoCon All-Freshman Team. Green and Adam Steryous were selected to the All-SoCon first team for singles for the second-straight year, and Adam Steryous and Munns represented the Paladins on the All-SoCon first team for doubles. Munns and Jake Bhangdiawere named to the All-Southern Conference second team for singles.
In 2016, Whitlinger was instrumental in helping Furman reach the championship match of the Southern Conference tournament for the third-consecutive season. The Paladins recorded a 13-11 overall record and 5-2 league mark. Adam Steryous and Green were named to the All-Southern Conference first team for singles, while Green and Alex Steryous garnered second-team accolades for doubles, and Josh Pistorius was chosen to the SoCon All-Freshman team.
Whitlinger began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant with the men's tennis program at Stanford in 2005 and remained with the Cardinal through the end of the 2014 season. During his time with the Cardinal, the team made nine NCAA tournament appearances and won two Pac-10 league championships. Whitlinger also worked as the Director of Junior Tennis at the Fremont Hills Country Club from 2010-2015.
A native of Menlo Park, Calif., Whitlinger earned a bachelor's degree in political science from St. Mary's College of California in 2005. A four-year letter winner for the Gaels, he earned All-WCC doubles honorable mention accolades as a sophomore. Whitlinger, who was chosen team captain for two years, was nominated for the George R. McKeon Award, which recognizes St. Mary's most outstanding student-athlete, as a senior in 2005.
Whitlinger is married to the former Katrina Domela of Bandung, Indonesia, who played tennis at the University of Tennessee at Martin and Cal State Fullerton. The couple has two sons, Trey, 7, and Rhys, 5.
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Camp Director John Browning
John Browning is the fourth person in NCAA history, for any division, to win a national team championship as a coach and player. He did the former with Emory University in 2003, the first in school history, and the latter with California-Santa Cruz in 1989. He brings years of experience as both a coach and player to the court.View John Browning's Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
Browning, who had been head coach at two other NCAA Division III institutions, was appointed the head coach at Emory University in the summer of 1999. In each his 20 seasons at Emory, Browning's teams have advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals while finishing in the top-five in the national rankings on 18 occasions. During his tenure at Emory, the school has advanced to semifinals of the national championships on 14 occasions.
The 2018-19 season saw Browning direct the Eagles to their fifth-ever national title, defeating No. 1-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 5-3, in the finals and ending the year with an overall record of 22-2. Emory closed the campaign with 18 straight wins.
During the 2016-17 season, Browning oversaw called the shots to the school's fourth national crown, with the Eagles prevailing over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the championship showdown. The 5-2 triumph over the Stags allowed the Eagles to finish with a 22-4 ledger.
Prior to the 2017 national championship, the 2012 squad played its way to a first-place finish at nationals, with the Eagles recording the first undefeated dual-meet season in school history, finishing with a 25-0 slate. His first national title at Emory came in 2003, with his second coming in 2006.
Following the 2008-09 season, his teams had advanced to the semifinal round of the NCAA D-III Championships for eight straight years. Emory finished as national runners-up in 2007 and 2008 and claimed third place in 2009. During the 2010-11 campaign, the Eagles finished runner-up at the national championships.
Browning has coached four NCAA Division III singles champions with Michael Goodwin becoming the first player in school history to earn that distinction when he took home first place in 2009. In 2011, Chris Goodwin, Michael's younger brother, claimed the title after defeating teammate Dillon Pottish in the championship encounter. In 2012, Pottish bounced back to claim the singles crown, topping Nick Ballou of Cal Lutheran in a three-set battle. Jonathan Jemison joined that exclusive club in 2019, topping Leo Vithoontien of Carleton College, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, in the finals. In 2013, the tandem and Ian Wagner and Elliot Kahler became the frst Emory doubles team ever to win the NCAA title.
In addition, Browning-coached Emory teams have claimed 16 conference championships.
During his distinguished stint at Emory, he has guided the program to 10 seasons of 20 or more wins while fashioning an impressive mark of 401-96 (.806).
Browning and his assistants have been honored 10 times as the conference Coaching Staff of the Year by the University Athletic Association, most recently in 2017. In addition, he has been tabbed the ITA as the Atlantic South Region Coach of the Year on four occasions, in 2003, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
For five years prior to Emory, Browning was the men's and women's tennis head coach at Salisbury State University (Md.). Before that, he spent three years as the head men's tennis coach at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (Calif.) and one year as an assistant men's tennis coach at University of California-Santa Cruz.
His overall career coaching record for men and women combined is 537-167 (.762) over 28 years. He registered his 500th win on Feb. 24, 2018, when the Eagles battled to a 5-4 verdict over the University of Chicago in the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships.
His 200th win came in the finals of the conference championship, a 5-2 win against Washington (Mo.), on April 27, 2003, while his 300th triumph took place on March 15, 2008, when the Eagles won at Hawaii-Hilo, 5-2.
Browning is a 1990 graduate of California-Santa Cruz where he received his bachelor's degree. He completed his master's degree at Azusa Pacific University in 1994.
Browning assisted with the development of Emory's recreational outdoor tennis complex that debuted in Spring 2003. In addition, he is the co-chair of the ITA National Ranking Committee and is a member of the Division III Tennis Committee.
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Camp Director Brian Rasmussen
Brian Rasmussen joined the Cavaliers as a volunteer assistant coach in the fall of 2018.View Brian's Bio ⟩
Prior to coming to Charlottesville, Rasmussen spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Valdosta State, helping to lead the men’s tennis team to regular-season and conference tournament titles as well as earning a top-five DII national ranking every year he was there, amassing a 67-24 record. Under his guidance, eight Blazers earned First Team All-American accolades and three were named GSC Conference Player of the Year.
The goal of this program is to equip student-athletes with the knowledge and tools to take their game to a collegiate level. With some of the nation's top academic and athletic universities at hand, campers play in a competitive environment with hands-on instruction from Head and Assistant college coaches. The camp provides a perfect platform for players to demonstrate their skills and all other assets of their game.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT
We recommend all families arrive the night before camp starts
Check-in takes place at 8:30am on November 20. Check-out occurs at 4:00pm on November 21st at Boars Head Resort following a camp conclusion ceremony with parents and players. More details included in the camp information packet which is sent out pre-camp.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
The program tuition includes 12 hours of education, instruction, competition and guaranteed exposure to every coach. Lunch is also included both days.
TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING
Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from the camp and for accommodations before and during the camp. Lodging reservations can be made with Boars Head Resort, if desired. We have a room block reserved for $129/night under Nike Tennis Camps. *Special rate ends October 15th.
A detailed camper information 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 pre-camp.
COVID-19 SAFETY & REGULATIONS
For more information on our Covid-19 safety procedures and regulations, please visit https://www.ussportscamps.com/covid-safety.
SUPERVISION AND POLICIES
The staff will provide supervision of participants during the scheduled camp hours. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
- 8:30am Check-in @ Boars Head Resort tennis courts
- 9:00am Welcome Tennis Players & Parents - Opening Session and introduction to camp objectives
- 9:30am *How to be a Successful Collegiate Player* Coaches Discussion
- 10:00am On-Court Skill Evaluation and Instructional Drills
- 12:00noon Lunch at Boars Head Resort
- 1:00pm College-Style Warm-up for Afternoon Session
- 1:30pm College-style Matchplay with Evaluating and Coaching
- 7:00pm Recruiting Seminar
- 8:30am On-Court Warm-Up and Stretching
- 9:00am Morning Drill Session (“college-style” team practices)
- 11:30am Lunch and Rest
- 1:00pm Classroom Presentation
- 1:30pm Singles & Doubles Matchplay
- 4:00pm Closing Ceremony and Check-Out
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