Northern Illinois University Tennis Camp

ADIDAS TENNIS CAMP

Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL

2020 Dates Coming Soon!

Overnight
Extended Day

Day

AGES: 10-17

CAMP DETAILS

This adidas Tennis Camp at Northern Illinois is one of the most popular tennis camps in IL. Directed by both the men’s head coach and women’s head coach of NIU, campers will train on the schools 13 court tennis complex, have access to the schools pool, as well as stay in the air-conditioned dorms.

At the Northern Illinois University Camp campers will receive:

  • Authentic adidas Tennis Camp T-Shirt
  • Water Bottle
  • Personal Evaluation
  • Games Daily
  • Raffles for an assortment of Prizes

7:00 Wake-up
7:45 Breakfast
8:45 Commuters Arrive
9:00 Stretching and warm-up
9:15 On-court training
11:15 Match play
12:00 Lunch / optional swim
1:30 Match situation drills
3:00 Instruction
4:00 Day Campers Depart
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Optional match play
7:30 Evening activity
8:30 Extended Day Campers Depart
10:30 Lights out
* Schedule may vary

Check In: All campers check-in on July 15 th from 1-2 PM, at Stevenson Tower C wing. Extended Day Campers After the first day, campers should plan on arriving at the tennis courts ready to play at 8:50 AM. Day Campers After the first day, campers should arrive at the tennis courts daily at 8:50 AM.

Extended Day Camper Pick-up: Parents can plan to pick up their camper at 9:00 PM after the evening activity.

Day Camper Pick-up: Camp ends at 4:00 PM.

Check Out: All Campers check out on July 20th at 12 PM at the Tennis Courts immediately following the closing ceremony.

Below is a suggested list of items to bring to camp. We suggest that campers do not bring expensive personal items such as cameras, iPods/iPads, etc. Cell phones are allowed in the dorms and dining areas, but not on the courts during training sessions. Please label every article you bring to camp. All items will be the responsibility of the camper. adidas Tennis Camps and its staff are not responsible for lost, stolen or forgotten items.

  • Health Form
  • Tennis Racquet
  • Tennis Shoes (no black soles)
  • Off-Field Clothes (Athletic Socks, T-Shirts, Shorts, Sweatshirts, etc)
  • Athletic Sneakers
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Linens (Twin XL)
  • Blanket/Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Towel
  • Alarm Clock
  • Key Deposit ($160)

ABILITY GROUPS
Players are grouped first by age and then by ability. The first session is an assessment session – we will update groups after the first day
ATHLETIC TRAINER
Trainers are on site to aid in illness, injury prevention and first aid.
HEALTH FORMS
All campers are required to have a completed health form in order to participate at camp. You can either fill out our health form or use the doctors form and use our form as a cover page. Please fill out contact information and parent signature. HEALTH FORM
WEATHER PLAN
We utilize inclement weather opportunities to focus on agility training, strategy sessions, individual meetings.
TRAVEL
The nearest airport is Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford, IL. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, adidas Tennis Camps does not provide transportation.
CANCELLATION POLICY
Any camper who must cancel prior to camp will receive a camp credit equal to the amount of camp tuition already paid.  The credit is transferable to another family member and is good for any adidas Tennis Camp or eCamps Partner program through next summer (agreement begins at time of purchase).  Any cancellation within 5 days of the start of camp will result in a camp credit minus $100 cancellation fee.  Camp credits are not extended to campers who leave camp after the start of a session.  CASH/CREDIT CARD REFUNDS ARE NOT OFFERED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

STAFF DETAILS

Since 2009, Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Northern Illinois University, Patrick Fisher, has guided the Huskies to two Mid-American Conference Championships, built stability and a talented roster to restore tradition and pride for the Huskies tennis program.

Starting from the ground up, Fisher has improved the Huskies each season under his guidance. The team seems to get closer to the NCAA Tournament each year with Fisher at the helm, as it has now taken two regular season championships in the MAC over the last three seasons (2012 & 2014).

Recognition followed after the 2014 season with Dor Amir, Axel Lagerlof, and Frederic Cadieux landing spots on the Mid-American Conference All-Conference teams. Academically, Amir, Cadieux, and Simon Formont earned Academic All-Mid American Conference honors.

The team as a whole was a model to be followed academically. All but one of the seven members finished the scholastic year with a GPA of at least 3.30. Individual GPA’s went as high as 3.83.

After a solid fall in 2011, which saw two tennis players reach the main draw of the ITA Midwest Regional, NIU went on to record its first 20 win spring season since 1989 when it finished 21-7 overall and 4-1 in the MAC to claim the Huskies first MAC Championship and their seventh overall in program history. Three Huskies players went on to claim All-MAC honors, including Amir, who claimed first team honors. Lagerlof and Roman Turtygin each earned second team consideration.

En route to its Mid-American, Northern Illinois defeated both perennial conference powers Ball State and Western Michigan, who had combined for the last 14 MAC Championships until 2012. It was the first time since 1974 that the Huskies defeated both the Broncos and the Cardinals in the same season.

Prior to his arrival at NIU, Coach Fisher has had tennis coaching stints at BYU and Colgate College.

In nine seasons, Fisher has coached 16 all-conference players in the MAC, Patriot League and Mountain West Conference, along with three tennis players of the year and four newcomers of the year. From 2002-03, he served as a teaching tennis professional at the Mid-Town Tennis Club in Chicago.

Fisher played collegiately at Ferris State (1997-2000) in Big Rapids, Mich. He was ranked among the individual top-25 in the NCAA Division II standings during his career, and the Bulldogs advanced to the “Sweet Sixteen” of the NCAA Championships in every campaign. He was named to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference All-Conference team in his final three seasons (1998, 1999 and 2000).

Fisher graduated from FSU in 2001 with a bachelor’s of science in marketing and professional tennis management. Following his tennis career, Fisher participated in professional satellite and the futures circuit in the United States, Mexico and Europe, from 1998-2001. He earned both his United States Tennis Association (USTA) certified professional tennis certificate and USTA Level I Sports Science Certification, in 2001.

Director

Patrick Fisher
Men’s Head Coach, Northern Illinois University