Southwestern College's 2017 tennis camp will be held June 4-8. All camp activities will take place on the Southwestern College campus, or at the T.H. Vaughan Tennis Center. Winfield is also hosting the Kansas Open Tennis Tournament on June 9.
2017 camp brochure is available here.
Registrations accepted through the start of camp
How to Register for Camp and the Kansas Open:
Online: Click Here
Phone: 620-229-6141 or 1-800-846-1543, ext. 6141
Email: [email protected]
-Payment can be made by personal check or credit card
-A Non-refundable $250 deposit is required to hold a place for each applicant
An information packet will be mailed to you as confirmation of registration. Included in the packet will be required health forms which must be completed prior to camp start, as well as a checklist of items to bring to camp.
Check-In will take place on the first day of camp from 12:00-1:00 pm at Reid Hall (dorm is air conditioned). Lunch will not be served on the first day of camp. All campers should arrived dressed and ready to play.
Check-Out will occur at 12:00 pm, the final day of the session at Reid Hall. Parents are encouraged to attend the final session (beginning at 11:30 am). Check out will take place immediately following the closing ceremony. Those campuers staying to play in the Kansas Open may check out following the conclusion of the tournament.
Rules & Regulations
All campers are required to comply with the SC camp rules which are established to ensure personal safety, hygiene, and property damage prevention. Rules and expectations are discussed during the start of camp and are posted inside the dormitory. Any camper found to be disruptive and unwilling to follow behavior guidelines will be sent home without a refund.
The weekly tuition for overnight campers is $550; day campers $375. A non-refundable deposit of $250 holds a place for each applicant, and the balance of the camp fee must be paid in full by June 1, 2016.
Tennis camp is open to any and all entrants, but is limited by age of camper and number attendees. Campers ages 12 to 18 may register on a first-come basis until maximum capacity of 50 campers is reached. Please register early to ensure enrollment.
This camp is specifically designed for junior high and high school players seeking to improve their tennis knowledge and skill in order to:
- earn a place on their school tennis team
- improve performance on their school team
- improve performance in tournament events.
After the first day, day campers should plan to arrive at the tennis courts by 8:45 AM daily, and picked up at 5:00 PM.
Lunch is provided to day campers
Registration for Kansas Open
-Overnight Campers: $40
**USTA Membership is REQUIRED to play in the Kansas Open**
Email Jason Speegle for more information.
2017 TENNIS CAMP COACHES
DJ Wilson was hired as an assistant tennis coach at Washington College in the summer of 2013. A native of Meriden, Kan., Wilson played three years of collegiate tennis at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan.
Wilson earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Southwestern in 2010 and went on to earn his Master's in the same field two years later. While working on his Master's, Wilson served as a volunteer coach for Southwestern's tennis and track teams. He also served as a Sports Information intern at the school as a senior and as the Assistant Sports Information Director the year following his greaduation.
Wilson has also worked at a variety of tennis camps, including the Army Tennis Camp at the United States Military Academy, the Nike Tennis Camp in Lawrenceville, N.J., and Southwestern's Summer Tennis Camp. He served as Co-Director of the Army Tennis Camp during the summer of 2013
Jason Speegle is currently in his sixth season as the Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at Southwestern College. He served as the assistant coach during most of the 2011-2012 season and was named interim coach of the Builders in April of 2012.
Speegle played tennis for the Southwestern College Moundbuilders from 1996-1999 earning second team All-KCAC and KCAC Scholar Athlete honors during the 1998-1999 season. After six years of mission work in the Dominican Republic, Speegle and his family returned to Southwestern in 2008 when he became the director of Green Team Southwestern.
Speegle grew up in Liberal, Kansas playing basketball, baseball and golf and played on the tennis and golf teams during his time at Southwestern. Upon returning to Winfield, Speegle has coached tennis and T-ball during the summers and has assisted with tennis camps at Southwestern and Army.
"I love to help students succeed, on the court, in the classroom and beyond," says Speegle. "My role at Southwestern is to help students earn their degrees and prepare them to be successful, responsible young men and women. I have a passion for Christ, family and service and I try to share those values with the students with whom I interact."
Speegle graduated from Southwestern as valedictorian earning a Bachelors of Arts degree in Physics with a minor in Business Administration in May 1999. He continued his education at Southwestern and received his Masters of Science in Leadership in December of 2008.
Speegle resides in Winfield with his wife Amanda, sons Edwin and Isaac, and daughter Maggie.
Feel free to contact Coach Speegle at (toll free) 1-800-846-1543 ext. 6311, (direct line) 620-229-6311, (fax) 620-229-6124, or e-mail at [email protected].
Randy Rowley is in his seventh season as Associate Head Coach for the Army Men’s Tennis Team at West Point.
Rowley has coached and traveled with nationally ranked junior players in the United States and Europe. Rowley spent seven years coaching at the University of Southern Mississippi, turning a 3-21 program into a team that became the winningest in school history. While coaching the Golden Eagles, Rowley split his time traveling and coaching on the WTA tour and ITF women's tour, conducting preseason training camps and coaching at several ATP events including the 2007 Australian Open Grand Slam and the 2007 United States Open Grand Slam.
Rowley spent three seasons as the assistant men's tennis coach at Texas Tech University. The Red Raiders were ranked nationally all three seasons during Rowley's tenure. Prior to his three-year stint at Texas Tech, Rowley was the head men's tennis coach at University of Louisiana-Monroe from 1995-2000. He led the Indians to two Southland Conference titles, three years in the national rankings, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He spent two years as head women's coach and assistant men's coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette from 1994-95.
Rowley served as an assistant coach for the men's and women's tennis program at the University of Kansas during the 1986 and 1987 seasons. The Jayhawks reached as high as No. 21 in the national rankings, winning the Big Eight Conference Championship and earning an NCAA appearance.
During his coaching career, Rowley has also spent nine years as head coach of Tennis: Europe, and five years as head coach for the national team of Tennis: Europe. He has spent 14 years coaching ranked juniors on the ITF junior circuits in America and Europe. He has coached players on the ATP, WTA and ITF circuits. He served as the president of the junior program on the board of officers for the Dallas Tennis Association in 1992 and spent five years as the DTA representative at the USTA Area Training Center. Coach Rowley serves as a director at the NIKE / Lawrenceville, NJ, Army Tennis Camps and College Exposure Tennis Academy.
Hernan Hatem joined the Southwestern College tennis staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2016-17 season. A native of San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina, Hatem played collegiately for two years at perennial junior college power Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and two years at NAIA powerhouse Georgia Gwinnett College. During his freshman year, he was named the Georgia Athletic Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Year and an NJCAA ALL AMERICAN. That same year, Hatem reached the quarterfinals at No. 1 singles and the finals of No. 3 doubles at the NJCAA national championships. As a sophomore, he was ranked among the top 10 players in the nation at the junior college level and reached the semifinals at nationals, playing No. 2 singles.
After his 2 years at ABAC, he transferred to NAIA Georgia Gwinnett College. There, he played number 2-3 singles during his junior year, and posted an undefeated doubles record, while losing just one singles match. As a senior in 2014, the Georgia Gwinnett team won the NAIA National Championship with Hatem playing #6 singles and #3 doubles. The men’s tennis team also made the honor roll at Georgia Gwinnett, obtaining the highest GPA in the athletic department both years that Hatem played there.
In the fall of 2014, Hatem accepted an assistant coach position at NCAA Division I Kennesaw State University, where he was the men’s assistant coach in the Fall of 2014 and the Men’s and Women’s assistant coach during the spring of 2015. Hatem earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and he is currently working on his Master of Business Administration at Southwestern College