St. Olaf College Tennis Camps

St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN 55057


Overview

St. Olaf is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States and is located just south of Minneapolis.  Campers will train on the 8 varsity tennis courts with five indoor back-up courts and will also have access to St. Olaf’s swimming pool.


About Our Coaches

Jeff Halberg

Coach Halberg has held the position of Head Tennis Coach since the beginning of the 1997-98 academic school year. In addition to his tennis duties, Coach Halberg is the Assistant tennis coach of the Women’s Soccer Team.  He also taught English Composition at SMU for six years.

Before coming to Saint Mary’s, Halberg spent nine years as a full time tennis teaching professional, working at the St. Cloud Tennis Center for one year and as Head Tennis Professional at St. T’s Tennis & Sports in Winona for eight years (a private club at the time, St. T’s has since been purchased by Saint Mary’s and serves as their home courts).

Halberg also served as head boys and girl’s tennis coach at Winona Cotter High School, head women’s tennis coach at Winona State University, and head women’s tennis coach at the College of Saint Benedict. He has coached three high school state champions and over two dozen high school all-conference players; at the collegiate level he has coached numerous all-conference players and champions. He has had his USPTA Professional 1 certification since 1994. He added his PTR Professional certification in the spring of 2006.

Halberg completed his undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College in 1988 with a major in English. He completed his master’s degree in English from St. Cloud State University in 1993. Halberg has also worked in the study abroad field for over two years, having worked as Assistant Director of St. Olaf’s Interim in Ireland, and as Assistant Resident Director of the Center for British Studies through St. Cloud State University, based in Alnwick, Northumberland, United Kingdom. Using this experience, he has since led four athletic tours for the tennis and soccer teams to England and Ireland.

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Blake Duden

Blake Duden has been the assistant tennis coach at St. Mary's since 2010 while serving as the tennis Head Tennis Coach at Winona Cotter since 2007.

In addition to his coaching at St. Mary's, he has been a tennis pro with the Winona Area Tennis Association since 2010.

During his multiple tennis coaching tenures, he has coached numerous college, state participating tennis players along with several conference champions.

Coach Duden is certified with the USPTA P2 since 2010 and will be certifying with the PTR as of November 2014.

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Camp Details

ALL Campers: Check In Sunday 2-3pm at the Mellby Hall, Check Out Thursday 4pm at the courts.

Extended Day Campers: After the first day, Extended Day campers should arrive at 8:45am and picked up at 9pm each day except the final day. Check out on Thursday is 4pm at the tennis courts.

Day Campers: After the first day, Day campers should arrive at 8:45am and picked up at 4pm each day. Check out on Thursday is 4pm at the tennis courts. Campers will train at St. Olaf College. They will also have access to St. Olaf's swimming pool. Don't miss out on this Minnesota tennis camp.


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Nick M. - Parent

My son did the day camp at St. Olaf College and met some great kids. He already told me he now wants to do the overnight camp with his friends from camp next year.

reviews-10 Aaron R. - Parent

My son couldn’t stop talking about the new friends he made and already wants to come back with them next year!

reviews-10 Daniel N. - Parent

I have 2 sons who were really looking to take their tennis game to the next level, and I was really impressed by the new techniques/advice they were taught by the staff. Thanks so much!!!

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