Schwarz Elite College Prospects Tennis Camp for Boys - Session 3
Athletic Camps on the Brown Bears Campus
ELEVATE YOUR GAME
Dave Schwarz’s Elite Tennis Camp offers a high intensity three-day program designed for top junior boys. The goal of the camp is to continue your development as a player while immersing you in a competitive college tennis environment.
While technique will be evaluated and addressed, the aim of the camp is to focus on how to play. All technique and drill work takes place in a tactical framework. Players will be exposed to all aspects of tennis training including the following topics:
We’ll also discuss college tennis and the recruiting process. The camp is staffed by coaches of top academic programs who are equipped to answer any questions.
The country’s best college players all have one thing in common - they know how to compete. At the Schwarz Elite Camp, you’ll be immersed in college-style practices that will challenge you both physically and mentally, preparing you for your career ahead. During three days of intensive training, you’ll receive personal coaching modeled after your specific game style - studying posture and balance, court position options, and point progression, all within a tactical framework. With daily match-play opportunities, you’ll be able to test what you’ve learned in a competitive context.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The camp is limited to boys entering 9th through 12th grade of high school. The majority of the camp in previous years was made up of Blue Chip through three-star players (as rated by tennisrecruiting.net). There were a few lower-ranked players with strong high school records.
Why Schwarz Elite Camp?
You will be exposed to the Brown training system as we’ll work you just as the Brown team practices. The focus of the camp, like college tennis, is on how to play. Every session and drill has a tactical framework and every shot will have a purpose.
Will you be on court with the campers?
I run every session and I am on court with you every day and all day"morning, afternoon, and evening. You’ll see a lot of me and we will get to know one another.
Are campers really recruited for Brown?
Yes. We are actively recruiting many of the players from last year’s camp. Another important note is that many of the coaches who worked or attended last year’s camp took a large portion of their recruits directly from our camp. Remember that all the instructors outside of myself and my assistant coach are college coaches from respected tennis and academic institutions.
Do other college coaches attend?
As mentioned, our staff is entirely made up of other college coaches. In addition, I will invite many other coaches from the region to visit camp. Last year several stopped by for at least a day. Also, last year the camp was staffed by coaches from the Ivy League, ACC, NESCAC, and Patriot League.
What is different from last year?
Due to parental and camper feedback, we have reduced the number of nights spent at the camp by one. This is to accommodate the players’ busy tournament schedules. We have also added an evening session to the first day and a longer playing session on the final day.
The camp is small by design. You’ll stay in dorms, eat in the dining hall, and have a chance to take a campus tour. We’ll talk at length about the college application process, how admissions works at top academic schools, as well as discuss strategies to prepare you for the college tennis recruiting process. Feel free to call me if you have any questions or need more information.
TRAIN WITH THE BEST
Dave Schwarz is widely recognized as one of college tennis’ most successful and innovative coaches. The coach of the 2004 and 2010 NCAA Champion Middlebury Panthers, Schwarz has now brought his expertise to Division I Brown University.
Dave Schwarz - Camp Director
Schwarz has finished his third season at Brown University after a stellar career at Middlebury College. The most successful coach in Middlebury’s history, Schwarz concluded his 10th season with an overall record of 174-37 (.825), while leading the Panthers to national prominence. Under his guidance, the Panthers won six NESCAC titles in seven years (2004-2007, 2009-2010), and the NCAA Division III title in 2004 and 2010. The ITA Division III National Coach of the Year in 2004, Schwarz was named NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2010, and earned ITA Regional Coach of the Year honors in both 2009 and 2010. He was named the Head Coach at Brown University in the fall of 2010. During his first two seasons, he led the Bears to a 33-13 overall record.
Amit Inbar - Assistant Camp Director
Inbar was named the assistant tennis coach at Brown in October, after serving as the volunteer assistant at UCLA for the 2011-2012 season. A 2011 graduate of UCLA, Inbar was a three-year member of the men’s tennis team (2009- 2011). While at UCLA, Inbar competed in two NCAA Championships, advancing to the second round of the 2011 individual tournament and to the Round of 16 in the 2010 doubles event, earning All-America honors. He was also a two-time Second Team All-PAC-10 honoree, earning recognition in both 2010 and 2011. A native of Tel Aviv, Israel, he has worked as a tennis instructor at several clubs and camps since 2009.