Nike Adult Tennis Camp at Amherst College

Nike Adult Tennis Camp at Amherst College
Nike Adult Tennis Camp at Amherst College

The Nike Adult Tennis Camp at Amherst College began in 1972 and has grown into one of the best tennis camps for adults in the country. Join us in Massachusetts for a fun tennis vacation and elevate your game!

Our New England adult tennis camp delivers quality tennis instruction and personal attention to each camper’s specific needs with passionate coaches who inspire all players to get better!

Highlights Include

  • Each participant will receive private tennis lessons in addition to group instruction
  • Low teacher/camper ratio at 1:4
  • Coaching from one of the most renowned adult tennis camp directors in the country
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Reiny Maier
Camp Director

Reiny Maier

The Camp Director, Reiny Maier is one of the most renowned adult tennis camp directors in the country. He returns to the Amherst Tennis Camp for his 40th year and has given players a whole new outlook on tennis. He becomes involved in the game of each player, offering his knowledge, enthusiasm, patience and encouragement.  

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As a talented tennis player, he was the #1 player for three years establishing a 43-6 career won-lost record, which helped lead the tennis teams to three consecutive Little Ten Conference championships. He was the Little Ten singles champion for two years and an all conference basketball player for one year.

Reiny attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where he  received four letters in tennis playing #1 singles and #1 doubles. In 1968 he helped his doubles team win the conference championship, qualified for the NAIA Nationals for a third time, and was named NAIA All American. In addition, Reiny was selected to UW-Whitewater's Male Athlete of the Year. He graduated UW-Whitewater in 1968.

He was a teacher and coach for thirty five years in the Manitowoc School District. Reiny continues his interest in tennis at Manitowoc's YMCA, and is currently the tennis director for the Amherst Tennis Camp in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Maureen Rankine
Co-Director

Maureen Rankine

The Assistant Director is Maureen Rankine, a member of the teaching staff of the Amherst Tennis Camp for 32 summers and the Assistant Director for the past 24 years. She is sought after for her considerable teaching skills, warm personality and unique ability to communicate fundamentals of the game to students of any age. Maureen looks forward to sharing her vast knowledge and...

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Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and comes from a family of tennis professionals Maureen has been a tennis Instructor for over 20 years. Maureen is also Co-Director of the renowned Nike Adult Tennis camp in Amherst, Massachusetts

Maureen is the founder of two non-profit organizations –The Association of Minority Tennis professionals, (AMTP) and Tennis Against Breast Cancer, (TABC). A Board member of several organizations including the Rankine Tennis & Education Foundation and the B.Rankine Cancer Fund in Monetgo Bay Jamaica, where she plans to open the first of several cancer clinic in honor of her mother, Beryl

Education: B.A. degree in Business Administration from Murray State University, Murray Kentucky. Awarded the Collegiate “All American award after leading her tennis team to their first Ohio Valley Conference Championships in1983

Overall, Maureen has had a long a illustrious career in tennis and has traveled the world competing and teaching tennis.

Currently a Tennis professional at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club, NYC where she has taught since the club opened in 1992.

Camp Details

We offer Day and Overnight camp options for adults, ages 18+, of all skill levels. Each day of camp has a morning session (9:00-11:30am) and an afternoon session (1:30-4:00pm). Campers can choose to participate in 3 or more tennis instruction sessions and our schedules can be customized!

2017 Camp Dates

  • June 8-18 (See details section below for specific camp schedules)
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2017 Camp Schedule Options

Each day of camp will have a morning session from 9:00-11:30am and an afternoon session from 1:30-4:00pm. Campers can add sessions to any of the programs listed below or create their own schedule (3 session minimum) per participant stay. Day Camper fee per session is $150 and includes lunch daily. Overnight Camper fee per session is $185 and includes all meals.

8 sessions
  • Overnight Camp: $1,465 | Includes: 5 days, 20 hours of tennis, 4 nights lodging, 8 meals
  • Day Camp: $1,175 | Includes: 5 days, 20 hours of tennis, lunch daily
  • Schedule Option 1: Sunday PM - Thursday AM (2017 Dates: June 11-15)
  • Campers can add sessions to any of the programs listed above or create their own schedule of 8 sessions during June 9-18, 2017.
6 sessions
  • Overnight Camp: $1,105 | Includes: 4 days, 15 hours of tennis, 3 nights lodging, 6 meals
  • Day Camp: $885 | Includes: 4 days, 15 hours of tennis, lunch daily
  • Schedule Option 1: Sunday PM - Wednesday AM (2017 Dates: June 11-14)
  • Schedule Option 2: Thursday PM - Sunday AM (2017 Dates: June 8-11 and June 15-18)
  • Campers can add sessions to any of the programs listed above or create their own schedule during June 9-18, 2017.
4 sessions
  • Overnight Camp: $745 | Includes: 2 or 3 days, 10 hours of tennis, 2 nights lodging, 4 meals
  • Day Camp: $595 | Includes: 2 or 3 days, 10 hours of tennis, lunch daily
  • Schedule Option 1: Sunday PM - Tuesday AM (2017 Dates: June 11-13)
  • Schedule Option 2: Friday PM - Sunday AM (2017 Dates: June 9-11 | June 16-18)
  • Schedule Option 3: Saturday AM - Sunday PM (2017 Dates: June 10-11)
  • Campers can add sessions to any of the programs listed above or create their own schedule during June 9-18, 2017.
3 sessions
  • Overnight Camp: $560  |  Includes: 2 Days, 10 hours of tennis, 1 night lodging, 3 meals
  • Day Camp: $445  |  Includes: 2 Days, 1 night lodging, lunch daily
  • Schedule Option 1: Saturday AM - Sunday AM (2017 Dates: June 17-18)
  • Campers can add sessions to any of the programs listed above or create their own schedule during June 9-18, 2017.

Daily Schedule

Each day of camp will have a morning session from 9:00-11:30am and an afternoon session from 1:30-4:00pm. Overnight campers starting with a morning session have the option of staying in the dorm either the night before camp starts or the night after camp ends. (In some cases this may not be available.) Please call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP (645-3226) to create a customized schedule or let us know your plans.

Check-In and Departure

Campers check in 1 hours before their first session. If your program begins with an afternoon (PM) session, your check-in time is 12:30pm. If your program begins with a morning (AM) session, your check-in time is 8:00am. Campers depart immediately after your last session on the final day of camp.

Skill Assessment

Once registered at camp, you will report to the tennis courts. Your skill level will be evaluated and you will be assigned to a small group of players with similar skills.

Extra Activities

In addition to the teaching programs, there is spirited round robin play each evening.

Courts

Camp takes place at Amherst College whose campus boasts 22 hard courts and 5 clay courts. Indoor courts are also available in the event of rain. 

Overnight Accommodations

On-Campus Accommodations

2017: Overnight campers stay in the King and Garland dorms, just a few yards from the tennis courts.Campers may choose a single room or a double room and groups can be assigned rooms together. Weiland dorms will only be used if we need more dorm space. 

Off-Campus Accommodations

If you choose not to stay on campus you will receive tennis instruction and lunch with the overnight campers.  We suggest the following hotels and inns that are located close to the campus.

  • Howard Johnson Lodge - Located in Hadley, approximately 7 minutes from campus.  Phone 413.586.0114
  • Holiday Inn Express – Located in Hadley.  Phone 413.582.0002
  • Marriot Courtyard in Hadley.  Phone 413.256.5454
  • Allen House Bed and Breakfast – Within walking distance of Amherst College.  Phone 413.253.5000
  • Amherst Inn – Right across from campus and the Emily Dickinson House.  Phone 413.253.5000

Parking On Campus

If you are driving to campus, there is parking near the dormitories.  A parking permit will be issued to you during check-in.

Group Discount

We invite USTA team members to come to camp to strengthen their skills and work in a team format. Come with your partner or entire team. There is a 5% discount for groups of four or more campers. Groups must register at the same time to receive this discount by calling 1-800-NIKE-CAMP (625-3226).

Junior Nike Tennis Camps at Amherst College

We're excited to also bring you a Junior Nike Tennis camp at Amherst College for all skills and a Nike Tournament Training Tennis Camp at Amherst College for ages 9-18! Click the links for details to our junior camps. 

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Camp Code: TNARAC

Camper Reviews

Marjorie B. Camper

  • 5/5.
I keep coming back for the instructors!

7/5/2016 - Reiny and Mo and staff have been by far, the most experienced, professional tennis pros I have taken lessons from in many, many years. I have gone to other camps, and keep coming back to Amherst for the instructors.

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Pauline W.Camper

  • 5/5.
excellent instruction

7/3/2016 - The instruction that Reiny and Maureen provide is excellent. They make it fun and we learn a lot. I have attended for the last 4 years and have made friends from fellow campers. I would be very upset if it was not offered in the future.

Tom D.Camper

  • 5/5.
I look forward to this camp all year long

6/29/2016 - I look forward to tennis camp at Amherst College all year long. I've attended for the past three years and plan to attend next year.

Peter W.Camper

  • 4/5.
knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers

6/29/2016 - Reiny, Mo and the rest of the staff were knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers of tennis.

Diana H.Camper

  • 5/5.
superb camp... been going for 20 years

6/29/2016 - I love the Amherst tennis camp. Reiny Meir runs a superb camp. I have been going for about 20 years. I have recommended it to many of my tennis playing friends and they love it. Tennis camp represents the summer season for me.

Thea C.Camper

  • 4/5.
Love it!

6/29/2016 - PLEASE KEEP THIS TENNIS CAMP AT AMHERST GOING!!! LOVE IT!!

Bill B.Camper

  • 5/5.
great camp directors... been attending for 18 years

6/29/2016 - Reiny and Maureen are great camp directors. Their staff is excellent. We've been attending the Amherst camp for about 18 years.

Kellie C.Camper

  • 5/5.
I love Nike camp at Amherst College

6/29/2016 - I love Nike camp at Amherst College. It's a beautiful place for tennis camp. The current director and staff are fantastic but I know Reiny is getting up there in years. I'd love to see camp continue at this location, though. Great times!

Eddie D.Camper

  • 5/5.
Look forward to it all year.

6/29/2016 - Love tennis camp. Look forward to it all year.

J.A. L.Camper

  • 5/5.
Reiny runs a very good camp

6/29/2016 - Reiny runs a very good camp. I first went there 30 years ago and have returned yearly for the last 10 yrs or so. Not sure I'll return if he doesn't.

Mary M.Camper

  • 5/5.
keeps you interested and challenged

6/29/2016 - One of the few camps that have the instructors, not the campers, move from drill to drill, which streamlines time and gives the campers time to hydrate, apply more sunscreen etc. This director knows all his campers by name (amazing!) and mixes things up to keep your interested, challenged and further hone your individual skillset.

Kathie C.Camper

  • 4/5.
would like to attend again next year

6/17/2016 - I hope you continue to offer the adult tennis camp at this (Amherst College) location. My friends and I would like to attend again next year.

Doug B.Camper

  • 5/5.
fantastic job organizing this camp

7/15/2015 - Reiny Maier & Maureen do a fantastic job of organizing this camp. I make this statement because I have been to Saddlebrook in FL and so I have a reference for comparison.

Stephie P.Camper

  • 4/5.
very happy with the whole experience

7/9/2015 - Was very happy with the whole experience except for not receiving a written evaluation at the end of camp. Others did but neither my husband nor I received one. We had two different instructors. Feedback is critical.

Dwight L.Camper

  • 5/5.
provided a lot of individual instruction

7/9/2015 - The Staff was very good at teaching, and provided a lot of individual instruction.

Cathy M.Camper

  • 4/5.
Everything was spectacular

7/3/2015 - Everything was spectacular - on and off the court - there were no problems, only solutions - can hardly wait to come back again next year - all personnel friendly, upbeat, helpful, professional, attentive, caring

Tom D. Camper

  • 5/5.
Great instructors and facilities

6/25/2015 - I love this camp. This was my second summer and I was looking forward to it all year long. The instructors are great, the facilities at Amherst are great, and Reiny is terrific.

Gerald A.Camper

  • 4/5.
I loved everything about it!

6/25/2015 - I loved everything about it! Nike at Amherst College is the best!! The instruction, the dorms etc.. everything. I only had 3 days of camp but it was intense three days of drills and play. I was exhausted each day - in a good way. Great exercise and they pushed you to bring out the best. I was not there to play recreational vacation tennis. I wanted to learn and push myself. The only thing I could possibly think of them doing better is probably group people on day one according to their USTA level and make group adjustments as you go through. The first day I played singles against a guy who was really a beginner. He was not having fun hitting against me and vice versa. I had to temper down the shots significantly.

Jeff D.Camper

  • 5/5.
Best Adult Camp in the U.S.

6/25/2015 - Great program! Best Adult Camp in the U.S.! I will be back next year. Please extend the duration of the camp. It's too short.

Brenda N.Camper

  • 5/5.
Excellent experience overall!

6/25/2015 - I look forward to coming to this camp every Spring. It's a win-win: I get to learn new tricks and have a great time too. Excellent experience overall!!!!

Bill B.Camper

  • 5/5.
no better camp anywhere on earth

6/25/2015 - Reiny & Mo run a great camp with great instructors. Most of the campers have been coming back for many years and will continue into the future. I cannot believe there is a better camp anywhere on earth.

Judy S.Camper

  • 3/5.
wanted more variety of drills

6/25/2015 - In the past, there was more variety of drills which made the time on court more fun and less routine. Also, a few pros did not provide the quality of instruction I expect from the camp.

Diane H.Camper

  • 5/5.
staff is fabulous

6/25/2015 - I love this camp. I have been coming regularly for 20 years or so. The staff is fabulous. I spend as much time working on my tennis as I do laughing.

Peter W.Camper

  • 5/5.
The staff were incredible and enthusiastic

6/25/2016 - The staff were incredible and enthusiastic and were truly interested in your improvement

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight (6 Sessions) $1,105.00
Availability: Open

Day (6 Sessions) 9:00AM - 4:00PM $885.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight (4 Sessions) $745.00
Availability: Open

Day (4 Sessions) 9:00AM - 4:00PM $595.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight (4 Sessions) $745.00
Availability: Open

Day (4 Sessions) 9:00AM - 4:00PM $595.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight (4 Sessions) $745.00
Availability: Open

Day (4 Sessions) 9:00AM - 4:00PM $595.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight (6 Sessions) $1,105.00
Availability: Open

Day (6 Sessions) 9:00AM - 4:00PM $885.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight (8 Sessions) $1,465.00
Availability: Open

Day (8 Sessions) 9:00AM - 4:00PM $1,175.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight (6 Sessions) $1,105.00
Availability: Open

Day (6 Sessions) 9:00AM - 4:00PM $885.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight (4 Sessions) $745.00
Availability: Open

Day (4 Sessions) 9:00AM - 4:00PM $595.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight (3 Sessions) $560.00
Availability: Open

Day (3 Sessions) 9:00AM - 4:00PM $445.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.