Established in 1974, Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert’s Tennis Camps offer an opportunity for campers of all ages and skill levels to participate in a week of intensive tennis instruction, practice and play. With one instructor for every 4 campers, quality instruction for the tournament player as well as the junior player is the key focus.
Five hours of on-court instruction each day is scheduled and there is ample time for informal play, as well. Facilities include 10 laykold courts, ball machines, hitting walls and videotaping. Using drills, games and contests, our coaches emphasize the fun of the game while stressing sportsmanship and etiquette. Competitive learning situations are provided through tournaments and the USTA Skill Testing Program.
Directors Todd Ruedisili and Mick Willette head up a dedicated and experienced coaching staff. Todd, with 30+ years as coach and Director with the Tennis Camps, is a USTA Pro and Certified Referee, whose experience includes Head Pro at Grand View Lodge (MN) and Tanque Verde Ranch (AZ), as well as former Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Luther College in Decorah, IA. Mick Willette is the Head Coach for the Hastings High School Boy’s varisty team, having also coached the girl’s varsity team for a number of years. Mick teaches English at Hastings High School. Eric Stacey has 15 years experience with the camps and serves as Staff Coordinator, bringing together top high school coaches, pros and collegiate players to work with our campers. Eric is the Athletic Director at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, where he also served as Head Tennis Coach for many years.
Traditional Camp Life
We are one of the few tennis camps that can offer the level of skill instruction in addition to all the benefits of a traditional camp experience. Our campers are not housed in dorms, but in rustic log-style cabins. Campers eat three meals daily in the camp dining hall, where all meals are served family-style with a selection of healthy food to choose from. Resident counselors supervise the campers during cabin time, meals, evening activities and other special events. While tennis instruction and play are the focus of the morning and afternoon sessions, the late afternoon is an open-swim period and early evening programs provide the opportunity to experience some of the more traditional camp activities, such as horseback riding, sailing, riflery, archery and swimming.