Rod Schroeder National Tennis Camp
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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 nearly 40 years, Rod Schroeder has retired from running these renowned camps and has passed the torch to his long-time assistant director and Carthage head men's tennis coach, Brady Lindsley. Coach Lindsley is excited to take over at the helm and continue the fun traditions both on and off the courts.
- Instruction from Carthage Head Men's Tennis Coach, Brady Lindsley and his experienced staff
- Focus on 3 major concepts of the tennis game: technique, strategy, and mental game
- 5-6 hours daily tennis training with 6:1 student/teacher ratio
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Camp Director Brady Lindsley
2018 marks the 26th year that Brady has teamed up with Rod Schroeder to run the Rod Schroeder National Tennis Camp. However this is the 2nd year that Brady will be the official Camp Director of camp.View Brady Lindsley's Bio ⟩
"Rod has been an incredible mentor, teacher and friend. It is my pleasure to continue his teachings and traditions he has built at this camp. I am excited to continue using his famous Stop - N - Go tennis teaching system and basic camp format but adding some additional exciting new things that I'm confident the campers will love."
After a decorated Junior and High School playing career, he went on to play College Tennis at Carthage College, where he has been the Head Men's and Women's tennis coach for the past 20 years. As a High School Junior, Brady finished as a quarter-finalist at the Michigan HS State tournament.
Then at Carthage, he was was a 2 time All -Conference player and currently ranks #7 on the all time wins list for the college. During his time as coach he has lead his teams to 14 CCIW (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) titles and appeared in 13 NCAA Championships. He has also coached 9 NCAA All - Americans.
Brady Lindsley is originally from Coldwater, Mich. As a player for the Red Men of Carthage from 1992 to 1995, he compiled an 82-24 career mark in singles, which puts him seventh on the all-time wins list. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1997. He has coached the Red Men to eight CCIW championships and eight NCAA appearances, as well as leading the Lady Reds to three CCIW championships and three NCAA appearances.
Assistant Camp Director & Tennis Professional Erik Scanlan
Scanlan is the current Men's and Women's Head Tennis coach at Illinois Institute of Technology.View Erik's Bio ⟩
Scanlan brings a bevy of experience and energy to our Nike camp, which will accelerate the growth and abilities of all athletes participating. Scanlan is the current Men's and Women's Head Tennis coach at Illinois Institute of Technology. Before IIT Scanlan was a part of Carthage College, where he served as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. While at Carthage, both the men’s and women’s programs enjoyed great success going a combined 77-26, with two conference championships on the Men's side.
Prior to Carthage, Scanlan attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. A four-year letterwinner for the Warhawks and a two-time Team Captain, Scanlan collected 135 wins in his collegiate career, and was a NCAA Athletic All-American in 2010-11.
Scanlan provides a passionate and individual approach to each Tennis player he works with. "More importantly than winning Tennis, I focus on successful Tennis. Are you improving as a player, are you becomming a better person because of the work you put in on the court? If we can anwer yes to these questions, we are successful in our training and coaching, and you will be successful on the court!"
Scanlan in USPTR certified and has amassed over four years of coaching experience amongst Tennis clubs in Wisconsin and the Chicagoland area. He is also just a really cool guy.
We are offering two 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.
2019 Camp Dates
- June 23-28
- July 7-12
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.
Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game. For tournament level players, the program is designed to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies and work on mental toughness. 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.
For all camps, Overnight camp fee includes lodging, meals, all tennis instruction, and on-campus recreation. Day camp fee includes lunch and all tennis instruction.
1:30-3:00pm first day of session (Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 8:30pm.)
1:00 last day of session
Day Camper Schedule
- With the exception of Sunday (check-in), Day campers should be dropped off at the tennis courts by 8:00am each morning.
- Day camp concludes at 4:30pm each day (except check-out day which is 1:00pm).
- Day campers should be picked up at the courts.
Campers play on 10 outdoor courts.
Lakeside residence halls provide modern, comfortable rooms accommodating two to a room. Boys and girls are separated by floor. Instructors and camp directors live on the same floors with the campers. Reasonable bedtimes and rising times are required for all campers.
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 'til 10:30, allows campers to grab a snack before bedtime.
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 an open gym night, movie night on campus, bowling, and a pool party!
Milwaukee Airport (45 hr from campus) O’Hare (1 hour from campus). Milwaukee is the easier airport to chose.
Nike Tennis Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, 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.
Airport Shuttle: Transportation to campus can be arranged through Go Airport Connection at 1-800-236-5450 or fax 414-769-0209. Reservations are required. www.goairportconnection.com. MKE approximate cost: $49 one-way, and $5 each additional person. Chicago ORD approximate cost: $142 one way, $150 for 2 people person). There is a 5% discount if you book online.
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.
Camp Code: TNXRSO
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
- 11:30am-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
- 4:45pm-5:00pm Bank is Open
- 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
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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
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
Teaching was good
August 13, 2018: Teaching and set up was good. Meals need to be improved upon.
— Rick B.- Parent
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
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
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
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
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
Highlight filled camp
July 30, 2017: Some of the highlights: A lot of new friends, the best coaches, learn new skills.
— Daniel F. Camper
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
camp is awesome!
August 11, 2016: Rod is great - very friendly and the camp is awesome!
— Kate B. Camper
August 11, 2016: LOVE the staff and director!!
— Paula G. Parent
August 3, 2016: Thank you for a wonderful experience. It was her first "away" camp and she loved it!
— Maggie G. Parent
enhanced my tennis skills
8/2/2016 - It was a really great experience and enhanced my tennis skills immensely
— Alex A. Camper
didn't enjoy the food
8/1/2016 - My camper didn't seem to enjoy the food.
— Sherry W. Parent
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
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
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
Third year, thoroughly enjoyed it
7/27/2016 - Third year attending camp and thoroughly enjoyed it.
— Anon G. Camper
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
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
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
8/1/2015 - Outstanding experience. Rod is a true leader and mentor.
— Katherine B. Parent
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
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
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