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 has hosted over 30,000 adult tennis players since 1972. We are proud of the fact that over 45% of Amherst participants each year are past campers and their friends. They come to this beautiful location year after year to get better, make new friends, and immerse themselves in this great game.

Quality instruction and personal attention to each camper’s specific needs are hallmarks of The Nike Adult Nike Tennis Camp. Camp Directors, Reiny Maier and Maureen Rankine are great teachers and passionate coaches who inspire all players to get better and love the game. The tennis camp is conveniently located in the town of Amherst, located 90 miles west of Boston and 165 miles north of New York City. Amherst College is a classic New England college campus and a great venue for this adult tennis camp. 

Highlights Include

  • Each participant will receive, in addition to the group instruction, private lessons from this very experienced staff.
  • Coaching from one of the most renowned adult tennis camp directors in the country

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

2014 Camp Information

(Camp Code: TNARAC)

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts

All Skill Levels Welcome and Tournament Training

The teacher/camper ratio is 1:4 with private lessons included for all campers.

Daily Schedule
Each day of camp will have a morning session from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Campers can add sessions to any of the programs listed below or create their own schedule /four session minimum per participant stay.

Overnight Camper fee per session is $160 and includes all meals.
Day Camper fee per session is $130 and includes lunch daily.

8 sessions:  5 days, 20 hours of tennis, four nights lodging and eight meals.
Price: $1,200 Overnight;  $1,030 Day Camper

Sunday afternoon through Thursday morning:
2014 Dates: June 15-19 | June 22-26 | June 29-July 3 | July 6-10

6 sessions:  4 days, 15 hours of tennis, three nights lodging and six meals.
Price: $910 Overnight;  $780 Day Camper

Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning:
2014 Dates: June 15-18 | June 22-25 | June 29-July 2 | July 6-9

Thursday afternoon through Sunday morning:
2014 Dates: June 12-June 15 | June 19-22 | June 26-29 | July 3-6 | July 10-13

4 sessions:  2 or 3 days, 10 hours of tennis, two nights lodging and four meals.
Price: $615 Overnight;  $530 Day Camper

Sunday afternoon through Tuesday morning:
2014 Dates: June 15-17 | June 22-24 | June 29-July 1 | July 6-8

Friday afternoon through Sunday morning:
2014 Dates: June 13-June 15 | June 20-22 | June 27-29 | July 4-6 | July 11-13

Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon:
2014 Dates: June 14-15 | June 21-22 | June 28-29 | July 5-6 | July 12-13
   *Overnight campers signing up for the Saturday-Sunday program have the option of staying in the dorm either Friday night or Sunday night

Check-In and Departure
If your program begins with an afternoon (p.m.) session, the check-in time is 12:30, with departure the final day at noon.  If your program (Saturday & Sunday) begins with a morning (a.m.) session, your check-in time is 8:00 a.m. with departure the final day at 4 p.m. For the Saturday & Sunday program, overnight campers have the option of arriving Friday evening.  If you choose this option, let US Sports know, so the camp will expect you. 

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.

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 1-800-625-3226.

Courts
Campers will play on 22 hard courts and 5 clay courts. Indoor courts are also available in the event of rain.

Accommodations
Overnight campers stay in King Hall (2014), 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. The dining facility is Valentine Hall.

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.

Accommodations Off Campus/ Info for Day Campers
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

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.

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Facilities

Nestled in the small New England town of Amherst, Amherst College offers exceptional tennis facilities with 22 hard courts, five clay courts plus indoor courts. Since 1972 over 35,000 campers have come to Amherst for quality instruction and personal attention.

Campers have the opportunity to use Amherst College athletic facilities including fitness room, Amherst golf course and enjoy the many nature trails and bike paths near the campus.

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 looks forward to coming to Amherst each summer and sharing her vast knowledge and understanding of the game with each camper.

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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.

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
5 year veteran!

The Adult Tennis Camp at Amherst College is awesome--the directors and instructors are encouraging while helping you work on strokes and strategy. It's my 5th year and I plan to keep coming back!

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  • 5/5.
Don't miss out!

The Amherst Adult Tennis camp is, as always, a wonderful opportunity to improve your game, make new friends, and have a really good time. Reiny Maier and his staff are exceptional. This is a not to be missed tennis experience.

  • 5/5.
Fantastic Staff!

The instruction is great. The personalities of the instructors and the staff are fantastic. Reiny is a true coach and an inspiration to all the campers. The whole experience is wonderful, and I look forward to it every year. 

  • 5/5.
Going out of my way to return!

I have attended Amherst tennis camps for 4 years and bring more friends every year. Reiny, Mo and their instructors are superb teachers - enthusiastic, patient, clear, insightful. Everyone I met at camp (even first-timers) loved the experience and will be back again. There are other camps that might be closer to my home but I will not attend any other camp but Amherst. Thanks.

  • 5/5.
Top Notch

As a person, who never received instruction when I was younger and have only had a few lessons in the last couple of years, having access to this much skill work and tutelage was a real gift. It was top notch and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

  • 5/5.
Hats Off to Staff

Camp exceeded my expectations.The staff to camper ratio was excellent and I learned something different from each instructor. It was very organized too. It was a great time and we will surely try to come again next year. Hats off to Reiny and the instructors!

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