Wayland Academy Nike Tennis Camp
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A favorite Wisconsin tennis camp, the Wayland Academy Nike Tennis Camp offers superb tennis training and fun off-court activities. With overnight and day camp options, this Midwest tennis camp in Beaver Dam has something for everyone!
This junior tennis camp in Wisconsin provides the opportunity for boys and girls to improve their tennis technique, be challenged by their peers and have lots of fun in a beautiful setting.
- Instruction from top teaching pro, John Powless, and his experienced staff
- 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
- Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
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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.
We offer Overnight and Extended Day (8:30am-8:00pm) camp options for boys and girls, ages 9-18, of all skill levels.
2019 Camp Dates
- July 7-12
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. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own tennis instruction needs can be addressed throughout the week. The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game.
- 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.
2018: Dorms TBD | 2017: Campers will stayed 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.
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.
In cases of emergency, campers will be transported to Beaver Dam Community Hospital (920-887-7181).
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
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
She's gotten faster and more precise
July 14, 2018: My child was feeling discouraged about her tennis server and the coaches took time out for her to really focused on how to toss the ball in front of her. She was able to spend a lot of time working on her server and the glow from her smile while talking about how she’s gotten faster and more precise on her serve was the best thing she was able to take away.The staff was wonderful and they did a great job recognizing my kids birthday while she was away from home. The facilities were safe, clean and nicely setup. My kid is a single player and she wishes that there were more instructions on how to perfect her singles match. She didn’t benefit much from the doubles instructions but now she knows just in case she plays doubles in high school.
— Amanda P. - Parent
July 14, 2018: More important than any technical skills my son picked up, was clearly - improved sportsmanship. Shaking hands after a loss used to be nearly impossible for him to do. I saw him do it twice - without prompting- at his final matches, and I couldn't have been more thrilled!!!More shade at graduation would be very welcome! :)
— Sarah R. - Parent
Thank you for making his first overnight camp a huge success.
July 17, 2018: My son Anthony G. had a great time at the tennis camp and is already talking about attending it again next year. Thank you for making his first overnight camp a huge success.
— Guy G. - Parent
Enjoyed the one on one time
July 19, 2017: Her favorite part of camp was shot of the night. She really enjoyed having more one on one time with the counselors in a smaller group at night tennis.
— Kari G. Parent
July 19, 2017: Evelyn developed great self-confidence about the game and her abilities as a result of the camp. She enjoyed the people she met and the staff. The only area of feedback came from Evelyn about the food. I have no idea what the menu was! However, she thought the selection of pizza and pasta could have been mixed up with more choices.
— Kimberly K. Parent
Staff were amazing
July 19, 2017: The staff were amazing and my daughter met great friends.
— Holly. Parent
The kids felt that they improved on their game
July 20, 2017: The kids thought the staff was kind, passionate about tennis and willing to work with them on their game during camp hours as well as off hours. The kids felt like the focus on tennis never waivered--and that they improved their game as a result.
— Ben B. Parent
My daughter loves this camp
July 20, 2017: Overall, my daughter loves this camp. The counselors are very fun!
— Tracy P. Parent
July 23, 2017: The camp was extremely well-run. Staff did a great job with the kids and John is an inspirational leader!
— Kari M. Parent
August 2, 2016: Fantastic camp! Planning next summer's vacations and travel around attending the exact camp again!
— Lisa S. Parent
a lot of fun
August 1, 2016: The counselors made camp a lot of fun along with the drills that kept it interesting and worked on all shots.
— Ellie T. Camper
camp was wonderful
July 27, 2016: Everything about the camp was wonderful. Great staff, tons of tennis, good location. The only comment I have was that the schedule online and the schedule I received the first day of camp were not the same. Being a day camper, this made some unnecessary confusion that I feel could be fixed easily.
— Porter B. Camper
tennis instruction is amazing
7/23/2015 - 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 tennis instruction is amazing and provides a strategic as well as a physical advancement of a player's game. Thank you!
— Alex Y. Camper
8/7/2014 - This was a great camp. I am so coming next year. Thanks for the great experience!!
— Tip H. Camper
will be back next year!
9/30/2013 - Made many new friends & will be back next year!
— Jack C. Camper
loved it again!
7/26/2013 - Second year at camp and loved it again!!
— Gillian H. Camper