May 13, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men's tennis team will host three tennis camps this summer at the Schwartz Tennis Center. The first two Purdue University Nike Tennis Camps will be available for kids, boys and girls, ages 9-18 as a day, extended day, or overnight camps, while the final camp is for high schoolers ages 13-18. Purdue's first camp will take place from June 16-20, the second from June 23-27, while the third camp is from July 28-Aug. 1.
The Nike Tennis Camp at Purdue is a great place for kids to have fun while improving their game. The camp provides an opportunity to for youth to receive hands on instruction from Purdue men's tennis head coach Pawel Gajdzik and assistant coach Ben Rogers. Campers will be able to compete against some of the best competition within their age group and establish lasting friendships. Participants will be evaluated from the very first day so that the coaching staff can pinpoint and instruct on areas for improvement throughout the week.
The camps will be held at the Schwartz Tennis Center on Purdue's campus. The center features six indoor courts, the Basham Courts, and 12 outdoor courts, the Schwartz Family Outdoor Courts. Lunch will be provided for all campers while dinner will also be given for extended day and overnight participants. The camp provides an opportunity to experience Purdue's campus, tennis facilities, and hours of instruction from an excellent coaching staff. Reviews and registration are available by clicking here.
The Purdue men's tennis team celebrated its 100th year for the 2013 season. The Boilermakers were ranked most of the season and finished the year at No. 62. The team had 19 dual match victories which is the fourth-most in program history and the most in 26 years. The team had an impressive 4-0 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament before eventually being knocked off by the No. 6 team in the country and undefeated Big Ten Champions, Ohio State.
The team started with seven-straight dual match wins which tied a program record for the best start in program history. That feat had only been accomplished two other times in Purdue lore. The Boilermakers had wins against nationally ranked opponents Nos. 49, 51, 58, and 59, including a 7-0 sweep of then-No. 58 Nebraska. The 7-0 finish was the first for Purdue against a conference foe since 1998 when the Boilermakers defeated Ohio State by the same score. The team also had an all-conference selection in junior Szymon Tatarczyk.
The Boilermakers, led by Gajdzik, return eight members of the 2012 team next season including the top three singles players. The team looks to add a few contributing newcomers to the roster as well.