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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.

Highlights Include
  • 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 Coaches

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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.  


Camp Details

We offer Overnight and Extended Day (8:30am-8:00pm) camp options for boys and girls, ages 9-18, of all skill levels. 

2018 Camp Dates 

  • July 8-13
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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. 

Designated Airport

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.

Medical Facility

In cases of emergency, campers will be transported to Beaver Dam Community Hospital (920-887-7181).

Registration Packet

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

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.77 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    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

    • 4/5.
    Developed self-confidence

    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

    • 5/5.
    Staff were amazing

    July 19, 2017: The staff were amazing and my daughter met great friends.

    — Holly. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    My daughter loves this camp

    July 20, 2017: Overall, my daughter loves this camp. The counselors are very fun!

    — Tracy P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Extremely well-run

    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

    • 5/5.
    Fantastic camp!

    August 2, 2016: Fantastic camp! Planning next summer's vacations and travel around attending the exact camp again!

    — Lisa S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    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

    • 5/5.
    Great camp!

    8/7/2014 - This was a great camp. I am so coming next year. Thanks for the great experience!!

    — Tip H. Camper

    • 5/5.
    will be back next year!

    9/30/2013 - Made many new friends & will be back next year!

    — Jack C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    loved it again!

    7/26/2013 - Second year at camp and loved it again!!

    — Gillian H. Camper


Wayland Academy Nike Tennis Camp

John Powless, Camp Director
101 North University Ave.
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916


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