St. Olaf College Tennis Camp


St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN

July 18 – 22, 2021

Day: $529

AGES: 10-17


Directed by Jon Carlson, Head Tennis Coach at Gustavus Adolphus College, campers will train on St. Olaf Colleges new 6 court tennis complex and have back up indoor courts in case of inclement weather. Campers will have the option to swim as well to cool themselves off during a hot summers day.

At the St. Olaf College 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 July 8 th from 2-3 PM, at Hillboe Hall. All campers should arrive dressed and ready to play! Extended Day Campers: After the first day, should plan on arriving at the tennis courts ready to play at 8:45 AM. Day Campers: After the first day, should arrive at the tennis courts daily at 8:45 AM.

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

Day Campers: Parents can plan to pick up their campers at 4:00pm at the tennis courts.

Check Out: Parents are invited to attend the match play tournaments that begin at 3:00pm on the final day. Check-out for ALL CAMPERS will take place at 4:00pm at the tennis courts.

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
  • Portable Fan
  • Key Deposit ($60)

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
Trainers are on site to aid in illness, injury prevention and first aid.
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
We utilize inclement weather opportunities to focus on agility training, strategy sessions, individual meetings.
The nearest airport is Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, MN. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, adidas Tennis Camps does not provide transportation.
Any Camper who must cancel their registration more than fifteen (15) days prior to the camp start date will receive a voucher equal to the full amount of camp tuition already paid which may be used toward any program or camp offered by eCamps. If a camper must cancel their registration fourteen (14) days or fewer prior to the start of camp, eCamps will issue camper or parent a voucher equal to 50% of the camp tuition, which can be transferred to a future program or camp within the same calendar year or next calendar year.  The voucher is also transferable to another family member and is good for any camp offered by eCamps within one year of the date of purchase.  Camp vouchers are not extended to campers who leave camp after the start of a session.  Cash refunds are not offered under any circumstances.

If eCamps Sports Network is forced to postpone your child’s 2020 summer camp due to the facility being closed or by government mandate, you will receive a camp credit voucher for tuition fees paid (never expires, fully transferable & for any sport).



Jon Carlson enters his 28th season as head coach of the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s tennis team for the 2017-18 season. Carlson has had a long and successful tenure directing the women’s tennis program, as he has compiled a record of 558-185 overall and 254-7 in the MIAC in his 26 seasons as the head coach.

A 1988 graduate of Gustavus, Carlson served as a supervisor at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla. from 1988-89 before returning to his alma mater to assume direction of the women’s tennis program in 1990. In his first season at Gustavus, Carlson led his squad to the 1990 NCAA National Title and his squads have finished in the top four at the NCAA Championships five other times, including second in 1991 and 1993, third in 1999, and fourth in 1992 and 1994.

Gustavus has won the MIAC title 22 times in Carlson’s 26 seasons and earned NCAA Tournament bids in all but four seasons. He has earned MIAC Coach of the Year honors eight times (1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, and 2015), and was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2002.

During the span of his tenure, Carlson has coached 52 separate athletes to 145 All-Conference honors and 18 individuals to 32 All-America honors, including two-time NCAA Division III Doubles Champions Tara Houlihan and Lyndsey Palen (2005, 2006).

Carlson is also active in the tennis community, serving as a member of the NCAA National Championship Committee, including serving as the National Chair for Division III in 1997-98 and 1999-2000. He has also been an active member of the ITA, serving as the ITA National Awards Chair and on several other ITA regional committees.


Jon Carlson
Head Coach, Gustavus Adolphus College