Central College Tennis Camps
Central College is located in the Pella, IA, that features 6 outdoor tennis courts. Central also features a newly renovated 5 court indoor facility for use during inclement weather making it an ideal location for an adidas Tennis Camp.
About Our Coaches
In his first season at the helm Ferrell led the Central men to a 5-2 mark in Iowa Conference play. The third place finish in the league standings was the highest for the program since 2009. A trio of men's tennis players also garnered all-conference honors.
The Central women won four of seven league matches to finish fourth in the conference standings and two players earned all-league honors.
Ferrell was the women’s tennis coach at Drake from 1999-2006 and has since served as the women’s coach at Northern Illinois.
Under Ferrell, Drake captured the Missouri Valley crown and an NCAA tourney berth in 2000, and a share of the league title in 2005. He posted an 81-76 dual meet record, including a 51-19 (.728) mark in conference matches. Seven Drake players earned all-league recognition during his tenure. He also served as a teaching professional at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club as well as the Wakonda Club.
At Northern Illinois, Ferrell faced a rebuilding job. His teams posted a 57-104 (.354) record in eight seasons, giving him an overall mark of 138-180 over 15 years. But his squad posted a 14-10 mark in 2012-13, the Huskies’ highest win total in 16 years.
A graduate of Baker University (Kan.), where he was a member of two conference championship squads, Ferrell earned a master’s degree at Wichita State University (Kan.). He spent 1995-96 as a volunteer assistant at the University of Kansas before gaining Division III experience in 1996-97 as assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach at the College of New Jersey, where he helped the squad take a New Jersey Athletic Conference title. He was also a teaching professional at the Princeton Racquet Club. He was an assistant at Wichita State University from 1997-99 and taught at the Wichita Racquet Club.
ALL Campers: Check In Sunday 1-2pm, Check Out Friday 12pm at the dorm building. Campers will train and play tennis on Central's 6 outdoor tennis courts.