Denison University Nike Tennis Camp

Denison University Nike Tennis Camp
Denison University Nike Tennis Camp

Come join the fun at our summer tennis camp and get better at the Denison University Nike Tennis Camp! Our goal this summer is to provide our campers with a fun, healthy environment where they can hit tons of balls, take their game to the next level, while creating lasting friendships.

Nike Tennis Camp in Granville, OH

The Denison University Nike Summer Tennis Camp is a junior tennis summer camp for kids to come enjoy their summer while vastly improving their tennis game. Campers will work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our tennis camps give players the opportunity improve their technique and be challenged by other players in their peer group. Campers will receive technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and a variety of evening social activities.

Highlights Include

  • Daily tennis instruction from head men's coach, Peter Burling, and his experienced staff
  • Experience campus life and create lasting friendships
  • 5-6 hours of daily tennis training with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
  • Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Peter Burling
Camp Director

Peter Burling

Peter Burling is the Denison University head men’s and women’s tennis coach. With 35 years of coaching experience, Coach Burling and his staff teach a complete game program, designed to give each camper the opportunity to learn and master the skills needed to reach the next level of the game.

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Peter Burling returns for his 27th season as the head men’s tennis coach and his 20th leading the women’s tennis team in 2016-17. Since his arrival in Granville in 1991, Burling has helped the Big Red tennis programs rise among the elite programs in Division III Tennis.

A two-time national Coach of the Year and 11-time North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Burling has compiled a record of 687-291 as the head coach of the men’s and women’s teams at Denison.

Since taking over as the women’s head coach in 2000, Burling has led the program to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances and six NCAA Quarterfinal appearances.  In 2008, Burling and the Big Red broke through with an appearance in the NCAA Semifinals that resulted in a third-place national finish. The team posted a 22-4 record that season. In addition, after the conclusion of the team championship, the duo of Marta Drane and Kristin Cobb finished as the national runner-up in the NCAA Division III Doubles Championship.  In 2004, Burling received the ITA National Coach of the Year award and the following season the USPTA honored Burling as its National Coach of the Year.  Two players, Meridith Sulser in 2005 and Cobb in 2011, were honored by the ITA with its prestigious Arthur Ashe Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award.  In 2009, Meghan Damico received the ITA Senior Player of the Year award.

At the conference level, the women’s program has won 11 NCAC championships while producing five conference Players of the Year and 22 All-Americans.

As the coach of the men’s team since 1991, Burling and the Big Red have posted a record of 374-158 that has included seven NCAC Championships and eight NCAA Tournament appearances.  Six players have been named the conference’s Player of the Year and Burling has won NCAC Men’s Coach of the Year on seven occasions.  Eleven players, most recently Tom Cawood in 2012, have earned All-America honors under Burling.

A native of Orleans, Mass., Burling has been a USPTA Level I Professional for nearly 40 years and currently resides in Granville with his wife Patricia. He has two sons, Scott and Colin.

Camp Details

2016 Denison University Nike Tennis Camp Information

This year we are offering two weeks of overnight, extended day, and day camp for ages 9-18 of all skill levels. We are also hosting one additional week of Tournament Training Camp for boys and girls and another week of High School Pre-Season Prep Tennis Camp for girls only.

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Camp Program Offerings

Tournament Training Camp

We are hosting a Tournament Training session geared towards tournament level and ranked players, ages 9-18, looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.

High School Prep Camp

We are hosting a Preseason High School Training session for girls ages 13-18 who are currently on their high school team and want to move up the ladder, or those planning on making their high school team.


  • Overnight Campers: Sunday at 1:00pm-2:00pm, EXCEPT for the June 25th session when camp starts on Saturday.
  • Day & Extended Day Campers: Sunday at 2:00pm-2:30pm, EXCEPT for the June 25th session when camp starts on Saturday.
  • Check in is at Lamson Lodge (next to the “left” side of the tennis courts). Signs will be posted directing you where to go.
  • Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
  • Day Campers will depart that evening at 6:30pm.
  • Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 7:30pm.
  • Graduation: Last day of camp at 4:30pm at the tennis courts for all campers. Please plan to be at the courts by no later than 4:00pm. Parents are invited to attend!
  • Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony.

Extended Day and Day Camper Schedule

  • Day Camp Hours: 8:45am-4:30pm (except first day, see above.)
  • Extended Day Camp Hours: 8:45am-9:00pm (except first and last day, see above)

***PLEASE NOTE: All sessions run Sunday-Friday, EXCEPT for the June 25th session which runs Saturday-Thursday. 


Lunch & dinner are included for Extended Day campers. Lunch is included for Day campers.


Denison University’s varsity tennis courts feature 12 outdoor courts, six of which have full lighting. Indoor facilities are available in cases of inclement weather. The outdoor courts, along with the indoor facility in the Mitchell Center, has been host to the North Coast Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Tennis Championship and various NCAA Division III men's and women's regional championships.


2016: Campers will reside in the Dorms on campus. Each camper has his/her own room in a suite of four rooms. There is A/C in the dorms for the June 25-30th week. All other sessions might have air conditioning but cannot be guaranteed at this time. 

Evening Activities

Evening activities may include a trip to the mall, movie night, sports psychology night, a talent show and more!

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are not available at this location.

Designated Airport



Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.  If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Columbus Airport for ground transportation please visit 

If you have a camper arriving by air and is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there may be a fee that needs to be paid in advance of camp. You will still have to arrange transportation to/from camp. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information.

Rain Plan

In the chance of rain we will do a variety of fitness activities along with indoor tennis.

Medical Staff

There is a nurse or trainer on call at all times

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: TNXRDU 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 8:45am Tennis Instruction
  • 10:00am Break
  • 10:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
  • 11:45am Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:15pm Tennis Program, Match Play
  • 2:45pm Break
  • 3:00pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
  • 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
  • 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis, Swimming
  • 5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
  • 7:15pm Evening Activity
  • 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
  • 10:15pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

Peter is THE BEST! He is amazing with the kids and runs such a top-notch program!

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  • 5/5.

Peter Burling's tennis camp at Denison University was outstanding. My two boys have attended for 4 years. They improved their tennis, made friends who they keep in touch with, and had lots of fun!

  • 4/5.

Peter does a great job! He has a fabulous rapport with the kids and they make six hours of tennis a day fun. Very impressed.

  • 4/5.

My daughter really enjoyed the environment promoted by Coach Peter Burling as well as the instruction. He is a good coach and a great person. Thank you coach.

  • 3/5.

I loved camp and i thought it was a wonderful experience and look forward to next year!

  • 4/5.

It was definetly the most fun I had all summer and I learned a lot

  • 5/5.

I had a great time during my week at camp and I can't wait to do it next summer. John and all of the coaches were amazing, knowledgeable, encouraging and I learned a lot. I feel so much more confident about my skills. I also really liked staying on campus and all the stuff we did besides tennis. Great, great experience!

  • 5/5.

Best camp around ! Exceptional leadership and well rounded program .

  • 4/5.

First time at this camp and overall very good. Good coach to player ratio. Facilities top notch and esp liked the dorms players stayed in. Only negative was not enough variety in the food served. Had a good relationship with the director and coaches. Will consider coming back again.

  • 5/5.
Ready to Recommend

The camp was just fantastic. I loved every aspect of it from the beautiful campus to the upbeat staff to the educational drills and talks. I would definitely recommend this camp to anyone who is interested in gaining skill at the game and/or making new friendships with people that one has a common love for the game with.

  • 4/5.
Three Thank Yous

Thank you, thank you, thank you. A terrific week to share with friends - during our summer break.

  • 4/5.
Camp Is For Everyone!

Jessica looks forward to going to camp again next year. She had a fantastic time, and made new friends. A great camp for tennis players of all levels!

  • 4/5.
Growing Love

Great, friendly staff. My son really grew in his love of tennis. Thanks.

  • 5/5.
Everything about it was great!

The nike tennis camp at denison university this year was a great experience. It greatly improved my game and my overall intrest and passion for the sport of tennis. The staff this year was great and they were all very good mentors and great people too. I very much enjoyed getting to know the staff. I am looking forward to return to camp next year.

  • 4/5.
Sisters will be back!

My sister and I loved the camp. We leaned a lot. We look forward to returning next year! Thanks for everything.

  • 4/5.

I loved this tennis camp! I had a blast and learned a lot!

  • 5/5.
Vast Improvement!

This was such a vast improvement for me!! I can't believe how calm and relaxed I am on the court now thank you!!!

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

Great camp. The camp offered for high school girls only was just what a player needs to get ready for tryouts!

  • 4/5.
Great experience

I had a great experience during the camp. Was nervous about going into it, not sure if I was going to make friends or not and ended up making many friends with whom I have been in continuous contact with. Definitely going back next year. The activites on the side made it easy to ease out of tennis in the evenings.

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.