Claremont McKenna College Nike Tennis Camp Claremont, California
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Come enjoy the summer and improve your tennis at the Claremont McKenna College Nike Tennis Camp. This youth summer camp is ideal for campers wanting to work hard, have fun, make new friends and take their tennis to the next level!
Claremont McKenna College has been the perfect location for Nike Tennis Camps for the past seven years. This year we are offering two weeks of either 5-day or 3-day sessions of day and extended day camp. All full and extended day programs are geared towards USTA tournament level and elite high school players. Come prepare for your upcoming summer tournaments or commit to raising your game to new heights by focusing on stroke production and match play tactics.
- Daily on-court instruction from CMS men's and women's coaches Paul and Kathy Settles and their experienced staff
- Full day and extended day camp options available for kids ages 10-18
- Daily drilling, team and individual match play, and fun on-court games
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-Shirt
Located 30 miles east of Los Angeles, Claremont is best known for its tree-lined streets, historic buildings and college campuses. The camps will be held at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center, a 2010 USTA Outstanding Facility award winner. The Biszantz Family Tennis Center features 12 Plexipave hard courts with lighting and permanent seating on each court, a team room, locker rooms, and shaded observation deck, making the site ideal for a Nike Tennis Camp. This is a great environment for kids of all ages and abilities.Meet your coaching staff
Paul and Kathy Settles
Last year (2013) Paul Settle was awarded the Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year!
Paul and Kathy Settles, who bring over twenty years of experience working with professional, collegiate, and junior tennis players, are in their eighth year of directing the Nike Tennis Camps at Claremont McKenna College.
Having spent the first fifteen years of their careers with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Paul and Kathy began coaching at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in 2004, where they have helped to bring the CMS men's and women's programs to national prominence. Kathy is a PTR certified professional, while Paul is a USPTA P1 certified teaching professional and a graduate of the USTA High Performance Coaching program. Kathy and Paul have collectively won 13 USTA National Championships - including four together - and have earned USTA year end #1 rankings in three different divisions.Read Full Bio
In his ten seasons, Coach Paul Settles has established CMS Stags Tennis as one of the very elite in Division III. In the past five years, the Stags have earned top five year-end national rankings, and have been top three in two of the last three years. The Stags have won 49 consecutive conference matches and five consecutive outright conference titles, both program bests.
Paul Settles is a USPTA certified P1 professional and a graduate of the USTA High Performance Coaching Course. In December of 2008, Settles was named coach of Team USA in the International University Challenge, leading six top collegiate American players in an eight team international competition in France. Settles also serves as a coach for the Southern California Maze Cup Team (Boys and Girls 16s and 18s) against Northern California and is a member of the Player Services staff for the LA Open, an ATP World Tour event.
Settles has served as a volunteer member of two USTA national committees, the Collegiate and Adult & Senior Competition Comittees. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and is co-chair of the ITA Small College Operating Committee and task force on NCAA Legislative Issues. In 2006, Settles was named the USPTA Collegiate Coach of the Year by the California division, and in 2009 he was named West Region ITA Coach of the Year.
Before coming to CMS, Paul Settles served as Director of Player Services of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the governing body of men’s professional tennis. At the ATP, Settles’ wide range of responsibilities included supervision of the Player Services Department, staff liaison for the ATP Player Council, Player Leadership Committee, and Board of Directors; and serving as founding committee member of the ATP Medical Services Committee.
Still an active player himself in the adult and family divisions, Settles is winner of 12 USTA National Championships. Paul, and wife Kathy - an Assistant Coach for CMS women's team - have four children: Ryley, Christian, James, and Caleb.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXRCM)
This year we are offering two weeks of camp (June 16-20 & June 23-27) with either a 5-day or 3-day session of camp geared towards USTA tournament level and ranked players. The Tournament Training is a great opportunity for junior tournament players to prepare for SoCal Sectionals and train like a top college team, with particular emphasis on match play strategy, mental toughness, and fitness. Both Full Day (9:00am-3:30pm) and Extended Day (9:00am-5:00pm) options are available.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Tournament Training Sessions (Ages 10-18)
Session I: June 16-20 (5 Day: Monday through Friday) | (3 Day: Mon, Wed, Fri)
• Day (9:00am-3:30pm)
• Extended Day (9:00am-5:00pm)
Session II: June 23-27 (5 Day: Monday through Friday) | (3 Day: Mon, Wed, Fri)
• Day (9:00am-3:30pm)
• Extended Day (9:00am-5:00pm)
Check-in & Check-out
All campers check in 15 minutes prior to their first session. Checks out is at 3:30 on Friday for all campers.
Both Day and Extended day campers bring their own lunch.
Campers will play at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center with12 Plexipave hard courts with lighting.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Announcements/ On Court Demonstrations/Dynamic warm-up
- 9:30am Tennis Drills and Skills Rotations
- Noon Quickstart Campers depart / Lunch / Free Hit / Equipment Demos / Camper Competitions
- 1:00pm Team Match Play/ Competitive Drills / Off-Court Fitness and Presentations
- 3:30pm Day Campers depart
- 3:30pm-5:00pm Supervised Hitting or Match Play / Other Activities
- 5:00pm Extended Day Campers Leave