Nike Tennis Camp in Claremont - McKenna College

Nike Tennis Camp in Claremont - McKenna College
Nike Tennis Camp in Claremont - McKenna College

The Claremont McKenna College Nike Tennis Camp is one of the top tournament training tennis camps in California. This junior tennis camp in Southern California is geared towards USTA tournament level and elite high school players looking to improve.

Our tennis day camp in Claremont will help take your game to new heights by focusing on stroke production and match play tactics and will prepare you for tournaments and high school competition.

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from CMS tennis 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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Paul and Kathy Settles

Paul and Kathy Settles

In 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 11th year of directing the Nike Tennis Camps at Claremont McKenna College.

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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. 

In his eleven 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. 

Camp Details

We offer a Full Day (9:00am-3:30pm) and Extended Day (9:00am-5:00pm) tennis camp geared towards USTA tournament level and ranked players, ages 10-18, and elite high school players. 

2017 Camp Dates 

  • June 19-22 
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Camp Program

This Tournament Training Camp is a great opportunity for junior tournament and high school players to prepare for SoCal Sectionals and high school competition. Campers will train like a top college team, with particular emphasis on match play strategy, mental toughness, and fitness. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own tennis instruction needs can be addressed throughout the week.


  • All campers check in 30 minutes prior to their first session on Monday. All campers arrive at 9:00am on Tuesday-Thursday.
  • Day campers check out at 3:30pm daily, Monday-Thursday.
  • Extended Day campers check out at 5:00pm daily, Monday-Wednesday.
  • All campers check out at 12:00pm on Thursday.


Both Day and Extended day campers bring their own lunch. Lunch is supervised.


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.

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: TNXRCM

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

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

Thank you so much for providing such a fabulous and inspiring experience for the kids!

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  • 5/5.

The Settles were great coaches and my son loved and looked forward to going to camp each day.

  • 5/5.

Coach Paul Settles holds the most professional, fun, and organized tennis camp!

  • 4/5.
Time Of My Life!

Camp was seriously one of the best times of my life. I had fun playing tennis and I really like all the other activities we did as well. The coaches and staff were really nice and I made a lot of new friends I want to keep in touch with. See you next year!

  • 5/5.
Looking Forward to Next Summer!

It was an awesome experience with GREAT instructors! I can't wait until the 2014 Nike Camp at Claremont McKenna. Thank you Coach Settles!

  • 4/5.
Parent Testimonial

Kathy and Paul,

Thank you so much for your great organization, enthusiasm, and fun over this past week.  I was a bit worried about how it would work out given that it was so far away from us.  But, it worked out beautifully! Our kids are happy (and tired) and this will leave lasting memories.  What else can you ask for?  You did a really really really nice job.

I wish you all the best in whatever else you do this summer.  Take care and thanks again.

  • 4/5.
Parent Testimonial

Just a short note to thank you again for the great time Chris had at your camp. I don't know what you all did at camp, but he came back refreshed and won four singles matches and made the semis of doubles at the Level 3 Regional Segment in Austin.

  • 5/5.
Camper Testimonial!

Dear Coaches,
        I recently attended your Tournament Training Weekend at Claremont and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I appreciated the attention you gave to my serve and have had almost no pain in my shoulder since. I hope to be able to attend next summer, please let me know if there are any other programs for juniors on campus. Have a great summer and thanks again.

  • 5/5.
Parent Testimonial!

     I just wanted to pass along how much fun Gavin had at your camp last week.  I was able to see the last few days myself and he had a smile on the whole time.  His coach, Drew, did a fantastic job and now that we are home, Gavin has the bug….he wants to go play all the time.  Thanks, and keep up the good work.

Hopefully he will see you next year.

  • 4/5.
We'll be Back

We will come back to this camp even though it is not the closest/ most convenient to our home. Directors are outstanding and tournament training was challenging.

  • 5/5.
Sibling Sharing Tennis

This was my oldest child's 4th year at Nike tennis camp and next year my youngest will join him. Great program, dedicated staff, fun for the kids!

  • 5/5.
No need to worry anymore!

The Settles are fantastic camp coaches and leaders. My wife and I were more than slightly worried about how our not-overly-sports-driven son would take to a week of a camp focused on a single theme -- and a sport, at that. We were truly astounded and delighted: first and foremost, the camp program and the personal interactions of the Settles made the experience a great deal of fun; at the same time, our camper grew to enjoy tennis much more than the light interest he'd previously shown, which had led us to consider the camp. Finally, and least importantly, given only a week, the camp developed his skills and confidence in the game to a remarkable extent! Thank you for a fantastic experience that everyone involved hopes to repeat next year.

  • 5/5.

My daughter had a fantastic time, she is 11 years old. We sent her for the 3 day program, she wasn't sure if she wanted to do it, so we picked the minimum amount of days. She LOVED it!! She can't wait to go back and wants to go for 5 days next year.

  • 3/5.
Wonderful coaches!

Paul & Kathy Settles are wonderful coaches and amazing people. Their knowledge of tennis is great---but they focus on more than just the mechanics of the sport and emphasize character too. I would recommend their camp to anyone! 

  • 5/5.
Didn't take the easy way out!

Paul and Kathy were masters at engaging and motivating my son. Their awesome staff did likewise. They didn't take the easy way out, and they didn't let him, either! But they also made it fun. When he got back home, he was ready to work harder than ever. 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Tournament Training,
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
4 Day Session: Monday through Thursday
Extended Day 9:00AM - 5:00PM $475.00
Availability: Open

Day 9:00AM - 3:30PM $425.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.