The Camp is run by Jim, Andy and Bob Paley, Co-Owners of the Paley Tennis Center in Glendale, Wisconsin.
General Camp Information
The Paley Tennis Camp is designed to fit the needs of players between the ages of 8 and 18. It is a Co-Ed Program, created to challenge campers from a beginner level to those that are nationally ranked. The camp prepares players for high school and tournament play and focuses on all aspects of game development.
“We’re very pleased to say that the 2016 Paley Tennis Camp was a very successful summer of tennis! They played a lot of very competitive, high level tennis with many of the former boys and girls state high school champions in attendance, as well as many top ranked players in all the age divisions. We were also very excited to have 11 of the top ranked juniors in Spain at the camp. The evenings were also a lot of fun with a wide variety of different activities. We're all very excited about you on the courts next summer!"
- Jimmy, Andy and Bob Paley,
Co-Owners, Paley Tennis Camp
Session 1: July 9 - July 14
*Session 1 is geared for non-High School players.
Session 2: July 23 - July 28
Session 3: July 30 - August 4
*Sessions 2 & 3 are geared for High School players.
Optional: Doubles Strategy & Skills Sessions
Players will have the opportunity to perfect their doubles play with specific drills and matches, preparing them for the upcoming tennis season.
- Jimmy Paley’s Former student Rajeev Ram gets a Silver Medal at the 2016 Olympics.
- Top International players and nationally ranked Juniors from across the United States.
- Appearances from collegiate coaches.
- Top area high school coaches.
- A fitness trainer who has trained NBA, NFL and Collegiate Players will be doing Tennis Specific Fitness Sessions at the camp.
A Typical Day At Camp7:30 Breakfast
8:15 Discuss focus of the day
8:30 On-Court Drills, Fitness, Strategy
12:30 Match Play
3:30 Snack, Mental Toughness
4:00 Individual Instruction, Optional Hitting,
7:00 Night Program
Sample Night Programs Include:
- Laser Tag
- Camp Olympics
- Tennis And more!
The cost to attend the Paley Co-Ed Tennis Camp is $790. A deposit of $400 is due with the registration and is non-refundable. The remaining balance of $390 is due June 1st 2017. The fee includes group and individual tennis instruction, tournament play, all meals, lodging in hotel-style rooms, access to camp activities, and a camp T-shirt.
Special Group Rates
-Register your group of 4 or more players to receive a discounted rate of $740 per player. -Register your group of 10 or more players for sessions 1 or 2 to receive a discounted rate of $690 per player.
Partial refunds are given for injury only. Refunds are not given for inclement weather, as students will have access to indoor tennis courts. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing.
1. Download the Registration Form
2. Print and Mail To: 2916 W. Vera Ave. Glendale, WI 53209
Jimmy started his tennis career at a young age and as a Junior, was a top-ranked player in the state of Wisconsin. He played college tennis at the University of Minnesota, where he was a Big 10 Champion. After college, he played on the Pro Tour. Jimmy has over 20 years of Coaching Experience. He was Rajeev Ram’s childhood coach. (Rajeev currently competes on the Pro Tour and reached the semi-finals in doubles at the 2016 Wimbledon and the 2014 US Open) Other top nationally ranked juniors Jimmy personally coached include Billy Bertha, Nelson Vick, Aly Coran, and Emma Stein. Jimmy’s passion for the game, knowledge and friendly demeanor have helped make him the successful coach he is today.
- Eduardo Crespillo
Eduardo is currently ranked top 10 in Spain and number 1 in Seville as a senior player. He coached the current junior champion of Andalusia, Spain, as well as other ranked players. He was a representative for over 10 years in the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation. A tennis commentator for 13 years commenting on Nadal, Ferrer, Clisters and many more top ranked players.
- John Naisbitt
Hinsdale Central High School’s Head Tennis Coach, John Naisbitt, will be coaching week 3. John has won 4 straight Illinois High School State Championships (2012-2015). His team also won the prestigious Deco-Turf National High School team tennis championships in 2013 and 2014. Coach Naisbitt has twice been named Illinois Coach of the Year and last season won the National Coaches Federation Coach of the Year - Midwest Sectional.
Additional Camp Staff
The Senior Staff include several top coaches and pros from throughout the US and Spain. Our Junior Staff consist of various collegiate and former top high school players.
Activity Access:The camp is located at the Daniel M. Soref Education and Retreat Center, a beautiful regional facility, featuring a conference complex and overnight accommodations on a 100 acre park-like setting. Facilities include climbing tower with zip line, laser-tag, heated outdoor swimming pool, water obstacle course, basketball, soccer and baseball, archery range, miniature golf, bonfire pit, outdoor movies by the pool, and more.
Accommodations:The retreat center features hotel style rooms, each with air-conditioning and a private bathroom with shower.
“Andy and Jimmy Paley know as much about tennis as anyone I’ve ever worked with. Not only are they great players themselves, but because of their hard work in coaching, they have turned a lot of kids, including myself, into great players.”
- Caitlyn Burke,
4-Time Wisconsin Girls High School State Champ
“I visited Paley Camp last summer, it has been a great experience, as I've grown up as a tennis player and as a human being. Andy and Jim have been more than trainers: they have been my friends, my counselors, and my guides. They have showed me the way american people think about tennis. People in the camp, were so good to me!! Boys and girls of all ages.... I've made sincere friendships.”
- Chema Martín de Oliva,
Formerly 2nd ranked junior boy in Spain & currently playing for the University of Wisconsin–Madison
“Have been the best two weeks of the summer, I am very happy, I have learned many things. I think it's always good to know different "cultures of tennis." I got a lot of positives from this trip, the people are charming at Paley Tennis Camp. I hope to have a chance to go again.”
- Juan Pablo Canas Garcia
Formerly 3rd ranked junior boy in Spain
“Being a tennis instructor at Paley Tennis Camp has been an enriching experience for me. I am proud to be part of the best summer in the lives of many of the participants in the camp. Although we are now in Europe, part of us remains in Fredonia, confident that the friendships that have been forged during those weeks will last many years."
- Eduardo Crespillo
Former member of the National Spanish Tennis Federation
"Jimmy Paley runs the best tennis camp in the Midwest. His staff and facilities are exceptional. Champions train here. I look forward to another excellent session this summer."