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The North Carolina tennis camp at Duke University is a summer tennis camp for kids. With overnight and day camp options, plus All Skills, Tournament Training and High School programs, the Nike Tennis Camp in Durham is a great fit for all!

This NC tennis camp provides the ideal environment to learn from some of the best collegiate coaches and players in the country and compete against your peers.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Duke head tennis coaches, Jamie Ashworth and Ramsey Smith
  • 5-6 hours tennis training daily with stroke technique, point play and strategy
  • Fun evening activities including movie night, pizza night and field games
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Tennis Camp Duke Coach Ashworth

    Co-Director Jamie Ashworth

    One of the winningest women's tennis coaches in the nation, Jamie Ashworth has led the Blue Devils to new heights. Ashworth is going into his 20th year as Duke University's Head Coach for the Women's Tennis program. 

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    Co-Director Ramsey Smith

    Ramsey Smith enters his ninth season as the Duke men’s tennis head coach. He was named the 11th head coach in program history in June, 2008.

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Camp Details

We offer Overnight and Day (8:30am-4:30pm) camps for boys and girls, ages 9-18, with All Skills, Tournament Training, and High School programs.

2017 Camp Dates & Programs

  • June 11-15 (All Skills)
  • June 18-22 (All Skills & Tournament Training)
  • June  25-29 (All Skills)
  • July 2-6 (High School | ages 13-18) 
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Camp Program Offerings

All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

All Skills Program

The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game. 

Tournament Training Program

The tournament training program is designed for tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies and work on mental toughness.

High School Program

The High School Training Camp week is for players, ages 13-18, who are currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team. Throughout the week, the focus shifts between the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of tennis. Mornings focus on the technique while afternoons are geared towards match-play situations.

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • All Campers check-in between 1:30pm-2:45pm at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center on the first day of camp
  • Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
  • Day Campers will stay until 5:00pm on the first day.
Check-Out
  • Graduation: 11:30am at the tennis courts on the last day of camp. Parents are encouraged to attend!
  • Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony around 12:00 noon.

Day Program Schedule

  • Sunday: 1:30pm-2:45pm check-in. Depart at 5:00pm.
  • Monday-Wednesday: Day campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 4:30pm. Extended Day Campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 9:00pm.
  • Thursday: All campers have a graduation at 11:00am and check-out at 12:00pm.

Meals

All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch is included for Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.

Courts

The campus facilities include twelve outdoor courts and six indoor courts to be used in case of rain.

Dorms

2017: Campers will stay 2 per room, A/C varies week to week. 

Evening Activities

Evening activities may include swimming, movie and pizza night, karaoke night, short court tennis night, or ultimate frisbee night.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are not available at this location.

Designated Airport

Raleigh-Durham

Travel

Nike Tennis Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.  If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into the Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU) and take a taxi (usually about $35) from the airport to Cameron Indoor Stadium/Sheffield Tennis Center.  Visit www.rdu.com for alternative shuttle information.

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.

Medical Staff

There is a trainer available on site.

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: TNXRDK

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake-up and breakfast
  • 8:30am Stretching / Warm-ups
  • 8:45am Coaches presentation
  • 9:00am Drill groups
  • 11:45am Lunch
  • 1:15pm Warm-up / Coaches' Presentation
  • 1:30pm Point play, matches and games
  • 4:30pm Afternoon session ends, campers go to dorm
  • 5:15pm Dinner
  • 6:30pm Evening Activity
  • 10:00pm Campers to rooms
  • 10:30pm Lights Out

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Camp Reviews

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    • 5/5.
    The staff was amazing

    7/14/2016 - This is my second year at Duke Tennis Camp and I thought it couldn't get better than last year...but it did! The staff was amazing, per usual, and the overall experience was topped!

    — Grace S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    7/14/2016 - Great experience.

    — Davis C. Camper

    • 3/5.
    food was mediocre

    7/9/2016 - This 4th year I've attended the Duke Tennis Camp. The first year, the food was great - the cafeteria was open and there were lots of healthy choices. The past 3 years, though, the food was mediocre. There need to be more healthy choices for athletes!

    — River J. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    had a great time and will definitely go back

    7/8/2016 - This was my 2 sons 3rd year at the camp and first time sleeping over. They had a great time and will definitely go back next year!!!

    — Jodi W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Residence was a great time, food was excellent

    7/6/2016 - My son had always wanted to attend Duke. The camp offered a great opportunity to do so. He was disappointed in the lack of coaching he received. He was hoping for some ideas and tips that are different from his full-time coach at home. Residence was a great time, food was excellent, so that was a great experience. He would have liked an opportunity to be re-assessed after the first day as he felt he would like to be in a group that was more challenging. While it may seem that my responses to this survey are negative, that is really only in place due to his response about the level of coaching.

    — Laim K Parent

    • 5/5.
    Fun and enthusiastic instructors

    7/3/2016 - Fun and enthusiastic instructors and very well organized especially with time for all campers on the indoor and outside courts! All of our three boys enjoyed the camp!

    — Kamran M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    food was really good

    7/1/2016 - I thought the food was really good.

    — Chip P. Camper

    • 5/5.
    counselors were very nice

    7/1/2016 - Had fun, counselors were very nice and fun.

    — Abby G. Camper

    • 5/5.
    My kid had so much fun

    7/1/2016 - The staff is phenomenal. I like that there are incentives and rewards throughout the week to encourage players who aren't the best. Anything you do to enhance the "free time" hour makes for a great camp report...and this year the reports were great! My kid had SO much fun and felt encouraged about her improvements in tennis. Thank you!!! If you are going to close out camp on Thursday you should at least make it a full day and end 30 minutes early for the ceremony. Also, the ceremony should be indoors, in the a/c and shade, like last year?!! Parents don't arrive with a layer of sunscreen and/or with clothes appropriate for baking in the sun for 30 minutes...everyone was hiding underneath bushes and trees trying to watch the ceremony. 

    — Laura S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    had a blast

    6/30/2016 - Braden attended in early July. He had a blast and was very proud to get home and show off his new backhand slice. He is eager to get back on the courts!

    — Amy T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    disappointed with the lunch options

    6/30/2016 - I was disappointed with the lunch options this year. They were not as good as last year. We were in a different dining hall. Many campers found food at other venues.

    — Ethan S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    challenged throughout the week

    6/30/2016 - My daughter really enjoyed the camp this year. She was eight at the time and we appreciate you all allowing her to participate even though she wasn't nine yet. Also because she is a high level player, I appreciate that the staff noticed this and moved her with the older kids. She was challenged throughout the week and there was also time for her to make friends with the kids closer to her age as well. Her experience at Duke makes it a high choice on her list if she plays in college. She had a lot of fun and can't wait to attend next year. The staff was great.

    — Kacy T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    counselors are knowledgeable and fun

    7/11/2015 - Great experience. The counselors are knowledgeable and fun to work with.

    — Levi L. Camper

    • 5/5.
    great week of camp

    7/10/2015 - Camp was a lot of fun this year. Counselors were great , I made plenty of friends, and I was able to compete and have fun with other good players on the courts. The competition on the courts as well as the off court activities combined to make for one great week of camp! Hopefully I can come back and be a counselor next year!

    — Tristan C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    well-structured activities

    7/7/2015 - Great program with well-structured activities that are fun yet productive.

    — Brian C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    look forward to many more camps

    7/6/2015 - Duke tennis was amazing and look forward to many more camps.

    — Breyton P. Camper

    • 5/5.
    had a blast and loved it

    7/2/2015 - My sons are never thrilled with summer camp. You, however, broke the pattern this year!! They had a blast and loved it. Even considering the stayover camp for next year!

    — Tupper K. Parent

    • 5/5.
    We will be back next year

    6/27/2015 - Overall the camp is great. The one suggestion that we would have is on the first day of camp more time should be spent on assessment and making sure campers are equally matched with their skill level and be in a group with equal or better skill level and also get more personal attention for lesson, I know it is hard to do with a huge group. We will be back next year. My 2 boys, ages 14 and 15, went to the camp and are both on the Varsity Tennis Camp at their private school in Cary, NC and would love to wear Nike Tennis stuff to practice and spread the word about the camp, they actually "recruited" 2 extra players to join them this past camp in addition to the 2 they brought last year. Thank you so much!!!! 

    — Jodi W. Parent

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Duke University Nike Tennis Camp

Jamie Ashworth, Co-Director
Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center

190 Wannamaker Drive

Durham, North Carolina 27708

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