Chapman University Tennis & Swim Camp

Chapman University

Orange, CA 92866


Located in Orange County, Chapman University is the perfect destination for your kids summer camp needs. Offering both Tennis and Swim options, Join us for the best week of camp this summer.

Tennis Facilities: The campers will use the universities tennis facilities. The Erin J. Lastinger Tennis Center is home to both the men’s & women’s tennis programs. It features seven courts, two locker rooms, a team room and coaches offices.

Aquatics Facilities: Campers will have the opportunity to swim in the new Zee Allred Aquatics Center. The aquatics center stands back-to-back with Chapman Stadium and includes the Frank E. & Mary Ann O’Bryan Aquatics Stadium with seating for 600, a state-of-the-art treatment control system, equipment and storage rooms. The 50 meter pool contains 5 lanes in the shallow end and 14 lanes in the deep end allowing 25 yard swimming.

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About Our Coaches

Will Marino

Will Marino- Head Tennis Coach for Men and Women at Chapman for 18 years. Both the Men and Women's programs have been ranked in the Top 25 in the Nation for the last 10 years. Will has develop 7 All Americans for the Men and 10 for the women. In 2010 Will was named ITA college coach of the year.

Will has been teaching tennis for Juniors and Adults of all levels for over 25 years.

Will came to Chapman in 1999 from the U.C. Irvine women's program, where he was an assistant coach for three years. He became most familiar with Chapman as an opponent of the Panthers from 1989-90 while playing singles and doubles for Cal State Bakersfield. While at CSUB, Will was a two-time All-American in doubles, ranking as high as 25th in the nation in 1990.

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Eric Ploessel

The son of long-time aquatics director Dennis Ploessel, Eric became Chapman's head women's water polo coach in spring 2004 and helped guide the Panthers to their first top-10 national ranking in school history with a 17-13 record. In 2005, Chapman ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation and qualified for the Collegiate III Championhips for the first time ever and finished fourth in the tournament. Ploessel's athletes have also excelled outside of the water as Chapman ranked No. 5 in the nation in team GPA in 2006 with a 3.33 mark.

Prior to becoming head coach of the women, Eric served as men's and women's assistant coach for three seasons. He still serves as an assistant on the men's and women's swimming teams. Eric played collegiately at Long Beach State from 1995-98, scoring 58 career points, including a career-high 20 as a senior. He once notched five goals in an overtime win versus U.C. San Diego.

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Camp Details

Overnight Campers: Check in 8:00am, July 23 at the Dorm TBA. Check out 4pm on Friday July 27.

Day Campers: Check in between 8:45am-9:00am, Monday-Friday at the Tennis Center. Check out daily at 4pm at the tennis center.

Half Day Campers: Check in and out daily from 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm at the tennis center.

*For the Weeks of July 9th-13 and August 6-10th, Lunch is not included. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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