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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 three years of assisting Carthage Head Coach Brady Lindsley, Illinois Tech Head Men’s & Women’s Coach, Erik Scanlan has taken over at the helm to maintain the history of these renowned camps. Running over 40 years, the Rod Schroeder National Tennis Camp is steeped in tradition and provides the ultimate combination of athletics and fun, both on and off the courts.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Illinois Tech's Head Men's and Women's Coach, Erik Scanlan and his experienced staff
  • Focus on 3 major concepts of the tennis game: technique, strategy, and mental game
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis training
  • Low camper to coach ratio
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Camp Coaches

  • Erik Scanlan Bio

    Camp Director Erik Scanlan

    Scanlan brings a bevy of experience and energy to our Nike Tennis camp, which will accelerate the growth and abilities of all athletes participating.

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Camp Details


  • July 9-14
  • July 16-21
  • July 23-28


We are offering three weeks of Overnight and Day (8:00am-4:30pm) camp options for kids ages 9-17. This camp offers All Skills, Tournament Training, and High School programs.

All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. Throughout the week, the focus shifts between the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of tennis. Mornings focus on the technique while afternoons are geared towards match-play situations.

  • 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 Session: 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.


  • Check-in: Overnight check-in between 1:30pm-3:00pm on Sunday at Tarble Hall. Day Campers check-in between 2:00pm-3:00pm at Tarble Hall on Sunday. Day Campers will depart that evening at 8:00pm
  • Check-out: All campers check out 1:00pm on Friday. A graduation ceremony will take place right before checkout at Smeds. All parents are invited to come!
  • Day Camp Program: Sunday 3:00pm-8:00pm, Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm, Friday 8:00am-12:30pm


  • Instruction: Daily tennis training, morning and afternoon sessions
  • Meals: 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 until 10:30, allows campers to grab a snack before bedtime.
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided
  • Day campers: Lunch is provided (Monday-Thursday)
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt and prizes


  • Ratio: 6:1 camper-to-coach ratio
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
  • Equipment Needed: All campers must bring a tennis racquet, tennis shoes, and a water bottle
  • Facility: Smeds Tennis Center: 10 outdoor courts
  • Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital


The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Camp Information Packets and emailed to all campers closer to the camp's start date.

  • Dorm: Tarble Hall
  • Number of Campers per Room: The Carthage administration has decided to allow campers to stay two per room upon prior consent from parents/guardians. In adherence to state and local guidelines, campers will be required to wear masks in all common areas (bathrooms, dining halls, lounge areas, etc) but will not be required to wear masks within their own dorm room or while on the court. We will accommodate roommate requests as well as pair up others two per room. If you are NOT comfortable with a double and prefer for your camper to stay in a single room, please let us know
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
  • Linens: Bed linens are NOT provided. Please bring sheets, blanket, towel, facecloth, and pillow (Twin XL)
  • Air Conditioning: The dorms do NOT have A/C. Campers are encouraged to bring a fan


  • Evening Activities: 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, and card games. Everyone becomes closely acquainted with each other, so these activities are full of laughter and fun. In addition, our program includes a movie night on campus and a bowling party!
  • Weekend Stayovers: Not offered at this location
  • Camp Store (New): The camp will have Gatorade, water, snacks, tennis accessories (grips, shock absorbers, etc..), and stringing ($20 per racquet) available at the “camp store” that will be open anytime we are on the Tennis court.
    Campers are welcome to bring cash to use for this. There is also an Einstein’s Bagels and convenience shop open on the campus which campers can go to for lunch. Recommended amount $25-$40


Nike Tennis Camps do not provide transportation to/from camp from airports, 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. Milwaukee Airport (45 min from campus) and O’Hare (1 hour from campus). Milwaukee is the easier airport to choose.

Airport Shuttle: Transportation to campus can be arranged through Go Airport Connection at 1-800-236-5450 or by fax at 414-769-0209. Reservations are required. www.goairportconnection.com. MKE approximate cost: $49 one-way, and $5 for each additional person. Chicago ORD approximate cost: $142 one way, $150 for 2 people person). There is a 5% discount if you book online.


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

  • Athletic, on-court tennis clothing

  • Tennis Racquet(s)

  • Tennis shoes (no running shoes)

  • Sweatshirt/warm-up jacket and pants

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)


  • Athletic clothing mentioned above (1-2 pairs/day)

  • Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts 1 paid/day)

  • Undergarments (1-2pair/day)

  • Swimsuit and towel (subject to change)

  • Pajamas

  • Shower flip flops

  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)

  • Personal items & medications

  • Washcloth and bath towel

  • Fan (optional)

  • Bed sheets (if linens are not provided)

  • Comforter/blanket (if linens are not provided)

  • Pillow/pillow case (if linens are not provided)


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our tennis camps please see our FAQ page


Maximize your camp experience with SwingVision, an iPhone app that provides the following benefits when you record your play: watch a full match in 20 minutes with the dead-time automatically removed, view stats like shot placement, court positioning, shot speed, and consistency for each shot type, filter to particular shot or point types and easily create highlight videos of certain points or shots, access video analysis, and stats immediately after you finish recording, all on unlimited cloud storage.

Camp Code: TNXRSO
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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake up Call… Rise and Shine (Straighten up room)
  • 7:00am-8:00am Breakfast and fill up water bottles
  • 8:00am-8:15am Meet in front of Tarble Hall to be shuttled to the tennis courts and help coaches set up equipment
  • 8:15am-11:00am Morning Tennis (Strategy and Drills)
  • 11:00am-11:15am Shuttle to the dorms
  • 11:15am-11:30am Bank is Open
  • 11:30am-12:45pm Lunch
  • 12:45pm-1:00pm Shuttle to the courts
  • 1:00pm-4:30pm Afternoon Tennis (Mental Strategy & Match Play)
  • 4:30pm-4:45pm Shuttle to the dorms
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm-6:15pm Shuttle to the courts
  • 6:15pm-7:45pm Evening Tennis (Serving & High Intensity Drills)
  • 7:45pm-8:00pm Shuttle to the dorms
  • 8:00pm-10:00pm Evening Activity
  • 10:00pm-10:30pm Wind down (Ger ready for bed)
  • 10:30pm Lights Out

Carthage Courts Facility 1

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.66 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Did not want to leave camp

    July 28, 2021: She said it was the time of her life, everyone was so friendly and all the kids were great, she did not want to leave. Thank you, I will definitely be signing her up for next year.

    — Edy C., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great overall learning experience

    July 28, 2021: Tyler said he said the camp director told him a lot of what he went through on mental toughness and how to develop that over time. Tyler said Eric explained things in a whole different perspective than what Ty has been taught. It was a great overall learning experience

    — Krista B., Parent

    • 5/5.
    We'll be back next year!

    July 28, 2021: Highlights included the tennis instruction; daily routine; and dorm life! We were very impressed with Nike Tennis Camp! Maddie will be back next year!

    — Megan W., Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Coaches were patient, knowledgeable and extremely helpful

    July 27, 2021: The coaches were patient and knowledgeable and were extremely helpful in improving my serving skills. The tennis courts were amazing. The dorms had beautiful views and I enjoyed meeting friends from all over.

    — Ella A., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Improvement from camp

    July 27, 2021: Olivia had fun; I’ve immediately noticed the improvement in her game!

    — Shari D., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Made new friends and loved camp!

    July 27, 2021: Hunter had a great time playing at camp but he was also thrilled to make 3 new friends! He LOVED the team tennis and the different drills.

    — Becky S., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Helped him refine his tennis skills

    July 20, 2019: Our son enjoyed meeting and developing friendships with other campers. He easily felt at home with other campers. He was happy to discover there were multiple campers who had the same interests as he did. He thought the camp did a great job helping him refine his skills as a tennis player. He enjoyed the individual feedback from coaches.

    — Michelle R. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Learned so much

    July 13, 2019: Some highlights of my camp experience were all the friends I made and playing tennis. I thought I learned so much more about tennis then my regular coach had taught me and I think I got much better. The friends I made also definitely made the camp so much better and helped make tennis more fun.

    — Ella S. - Camper

    • 5/5.
    fun and encouraging atmosphere

    June 29, 2019: Our daughter really enjoyed this camp. It was her first time away from home for this long and she was successful because of the fun and encouraging atmosphere of the camp. Her coach was amazingly helpful and all the counselors made the experience fun. The first thing she did when she got home was practice tennis!

    — Kimberly V. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Wants to come back

    July 17, 2018: She loved being able to play every day and she liked the food. She learned a lot and wants to come back next year as an overnight camper.

    — Susan K. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Super fun while improving skills

    July 31, 2018: She especially enjoyed the evening sessions...super fun games while improving skills. It would have been helpful to do a group activity in the beginning to get to know the other campers sooner. It would make them more comfortable from the start. Sophia really started feeling comfortable and enjoying it on Wednesday.

    — Michelle V. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Teaching was good

    August 13, 2018: Teaching and set up was good. Meals need to be improved upon.

    — Rick B.- Parent

    • 5/5.
    Strengthened his game

    July 07, 2017: My son really strengthened his game at camp. His instructors were very helpful and he came home rejuvenated and loving tennis even more.

    — Emily P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Fun but competitive

    July 07, 2017: My favorite part of this camp was the Big Ten tournament. It was a lot of fun but also competitive

    — Brad E. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Made new friends

    July 10, 2017: This was our son's first time away from home without family and he was a little nervous at first but quickly assimilated and said afterwards he really enjoyed the camp experience from both improving his tennis skills and evening activities where he was able to make new friends and have a little fun.

    — Jason H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Very supportive staff

    July 29, 2017: The directors Brady and Krista were super nice and very supportive. They seemed to really care about the kids and provide a great atmosphere. They were accessible and easy to work as a parent also.

    — Rich M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed camp

    July 10, 2017: Jacob liked the drills and match play. He also enjoyed the down time, off the courts, with the other kids.

    — Katie R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highlight filled camp

    July 30, 2017: Some of the highlights: A lot of new friends, the best coaches, learn new skills.

    — Daniel F. Camper

    • 5/5.
    came back with a friend this year!

    August 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!

    — Mattia A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    camp is awesome!

    August 11, 2016: Rod is great - very friendly and the camp is awesome!

    — Kate B. Camper

    • 5/5.

    August 11, 2016: LOVE the staff and director!!

    — Paula G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    wonderful experience

    August 3, 2016: Thank you for a wonderful experience. It was her first "away" camp and she loved it!

    — Maggie G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    enhanced my tennis skills

    8/2/2016 - It was a really great experience and enhanced my tennis skills immensely

    — Alex A. Camper

    • 5/5.
    didn't enjoy the food

    8/1/2016 - My camper didn't seem to enjoy the food.

    — Sherry W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    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.

    — Elijah V. Camper

    • 5/5.
    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

    — Kevin S. 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.

    — Randy C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Third year, thoroughly enjoyed it

    7/27/2016 - Third year attending camp and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    — Anon G. 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.

    — Yuki S. Camper

    • 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 sure...as long as Rod is still in charge!

    — Paula G. 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

    — Manuel T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Outstanding experience

    8/1/2015 - Outstanding experience. Rod is a true leader and mentor.

    — Katherine B. Parent

    • 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!

    — Elisa S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    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!

    — Nevena A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    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.

    — Emily P. Parent

Nike Tennis Camp at Carthage College

Erik Scanlan, Camp Director
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, Tournament Training, High School
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $1,225.00
Availability: Wait List

Day (8:30AM-4:30PM) $695.00
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, Tournament Training, High School
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $1,225.00
Availability: Wait List

Day (8:30AM-4:30PM) $695.00
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, Tournament Training, High School
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $1,225.00
Availability: Wait List

Day (8:30AM-4:30PM) $695.00
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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