Emory University Nike Tennis Camp Atlanta, Georgia
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US Sports proudly presents the Nike Tennis Camp at Emory University. Following our 37-year summer camp tradition, the theme of the camp is 'Fun. Friends. Improvement.' The tennis camp for kids provides each camper with new tennis skills and the inspiration and self confidence to continue improving after camp.
'We base our camp on balance....good tennis and great fun! We encourage and teach our campers to truly understand stroke fundamentals and basic match play strategies. More than anything, we want our campers to enjoy this lifetime game long after they leave camp. Get ready to have fun and see your game improve!' - Coach Browning
Join us this summer and vastly improve your tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our camps combine technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and a variety of evening social activities.
- College Exposure Camp from June 30th-July 2nd!
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Daily instruction from top teaching pros and players
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
- Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
Campers will enjoy the beautiful Emory University campus, located less than 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Emory’s outstanding facilities include 12 lighted hard courts and 2 clay courts, grass playing fields, gymnasium, swimming pool, recreation center and comfortable air-conditioned dorms.Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director John Browning is entering his 15th season as Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Emory. He brings years of experience as both a coach and player to the court.Read Full Bio
John Browning is the fourth person in NCAA history, for any division, to win a national team championship as a coach and player. He did the former with Emory University in 2003, the first in school history, and the latter with California-Santa Cruz in 1989.
Browning, who had been head coach at two other NCAA Division III institutions, was appointed the head coach at Emory University in the summer of 1999.
In his 13 seasons at Emory, Browning's teams have both advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals and finished in the top-five in the national rankings on 13 occasions and won 12 conference championships.
Browning has three national championships to his credit, the first coming in 2003 and the second in 2006. The most recent national crown took place in 2012 with the Eagles recording the first undefeated dual-meet season in school history, finishing with a 25-0 slate.
Following the 2008-09 season, his teams had advanced to the semifinal round of the NCAA D-III Championships for eight straight years. Emory finished as national runners-up in 2007 and 2008 and claimed third place in 2009. During the 2010-11 campaign, the Eagles finished runner-up at the national championships.
Browning has coached three NCAA Division III singles champions with Michael Goodwin becoming the first player in school history to earn that distinction when he took home first place in 2009. In 2011, Chris Goodwin, Michael's younger brother, claimed the title after defeating teammate Dillon Pottish in the championship encounter. In 2012, Pottish bounced back to claim the singles crown, topping Nick Ballou of Cal Lutheran in a three-set battel.
During his distinguished stint at Emory, he has guided the program to seven seasons of 20 or more wins while fashioning an impressive mark of 262-60 (.813).
Browning and his assistants have been honored eight times as the conference Coaching Staff of the Year by the University Athletic Association, most recently in 2011. In addition, he has been tabbed the ITA as the Atlantic South Region Coach of the Year on four occasions, in 2003, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
For five years prior to Emory, Browning was the men's and women's tennis head coach at Salisbury State University (Md.). Before that, he spent three years as the head men's tennis coach at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (Calif.) and one year as an assistant men's tennis coach at University of California-Santa Cruz.
His overall career coaching record for men and women combined is 398-131 (.752) in 21 years. His 200th win came in the finals of the conference championship, a 5-2 win against Washington (Mo.), on April 27, 2003, while his 300th triumph took place on March 15, 2008, when the Eagles won at Hawaii-Hilo, 5-2.
Browning is a 1990 graduate of California-Santa Cruz where he received his bachelor's degree. He completed his master's degree at Azusa Pacific University in 1994.
Browning assisted with the development of Emory's recreational outdoor tennis complex that debuted in Spring 2003. In addition, he is the co-chair of the ITA National Ranking Committee and is a member of the Division III Tennis Committee.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXREU)
This year we are offering two weeks of Overnight (ages 9+) and Day camps (ages 5+) and two weeks of day only camps for ages 5-17 of all skill levels. Day campers can choose between Full and Half Day options. Morning half-day sessions run from 9:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday. Full Day camp sessions run form 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday.
1) We are offering a College Training Camp from June 27-30, 2014. Campers can choose between and overnight camp or day (9:00am-4:00pm) camp.
- This College Training Camp is ideally suited for tournament-level junior players who are on a pathway for playing college tennis
- Strong emphasis will be placed on player development with intense drilling and fitness sessions
- College coaches will share their insight on competing at the highest level
- Special focus will be given to strategy and tactics during point play
- Will feature information sessions on preparing your game for college tennis as well as in-depth presentations on conducting a recruiting search
- Camp will also provide competitive match play and mental toughness training
2) We are offering a Tournament Training program during the week of July 6-11 and July 13-18 geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness. Make sure to note that you would like to participate in these programs when you register.
Camp Skill Levels
All campers are evaluated and placed in one of three instructional programs.
Beginners: learn the fundamentals for all strokes, including proper grips, stroke mechanics, footwork, movement and balance. Introduce match play.
Intermediate: strengthen strokes to develop more power and control. Examine match play strategies to help improve competitive skills.
Advanced: refine stroke production, increase power, and improve match play skills through advanced drills, physical training and singles and doubles competition. Our tournament training session is slated for the week of July 11th - 16th.
QuickStart / 10 and Under Tennis:
This year we are also offering a "QuickStart" or "10 and Under" program for those kids ages 5-10 who are just learning the sport. This program provides a positive introduction to tennis fundamentals and low key match play situations for younger campers. Balls are low-compression so they are easier to hit, allowing kids to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. Racquets are sized to smaller hands for better grip and control. Courts are smaller and easier to cover so that kids can focus on developing tactical and technical skills—with more success and less frustration.
Each day will include morning and afternoon tennis sessions consisting of instruction, drills and match play. Demonstrations will divide each session into different segments. Before camp (8am-9am) and after camp (4pm-5pm) care is available for $10 per person each hour.
COLLEGE TRAINING SESSION: June 27-30 (2014)
> Check In: All campers check-in on Friday (6/27) at 1:00pm at Evan's Hall
> Check Out: All campers check-out on Monday (6/30) at 4:00pm
> Day Camper Schedule:
> Friday: 1:00pm - 8:30pm
> Sat-Mon: 9:00am – 4:00pm
OVERNIGHT & DAY CAMP SESSIONS: July 6-11 and July 13-18 (2014)
> Check In:
> Overnight campers check-in on Sunday (7/6 or 7/13) between 2:00-3:30pm at the Hamilton Hall dorms (2014).
> Day and Half Day campers check-in on Monday (7/7 or 7/14) at 8:30am (check below for location based on age).
> Check Out: All campers check-out Friday (7/11 or 7/18) at 12:00 noon at the tennis courts.
> Day Camper Schedule:
> Morning half-day sessions: 9am-12pm, Monday –Friday
> Day camp sessions: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday
> Before camp and after camp care is available:
> Before care: 8:00am -9:00am ($10 per person, payable at camp. Arrangements can be made at camp check in.)
> Aftercare: 4:00-5:00pm ($10 per person, payable at camp. Arrangements can be made at camp check in.)
DAY ONLY CAMP ONLY SESSIONS: July 21-25 and July 28-Aug 1 (2014)
> Check In: Day Campers check-in Monday (7/21 or 7/28) at 8:30am (check below for locations based on age).
> Check Out: All campers check-out Friday (7/25 or 8/1) at 12:00 noon at the tennis courts.
CHECK IN LOCATIONS:
Emory University – Clairmont and Atlanta Campus
Resident Camper check-in location:
Evans Hall Dorms
4 Eagle row
Atlanta, GA 30322
Day Campers, aged 11 and under:
Student Activity & Academic Center
1946 Starvine Way
Decatur, GA 30033
Day campers, aged 12 and older:
Woodruff Physical Ed Center
26 Eagle Row
Atlanta, GA 30322
During the College Training Camp, Day campers should bring their lunch each day, and also bring $15 for dinner on Friday. All other sessions, Full Day campers bring their lunch each day or can buy lunch at the cafeteria. Half Day campers depart before lunch.
Campers will play on 12 lighted hard courts and 2 clay courts.
Campers stay in the Evans Hall dorms (2014) on campus. Campers are placed 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. No triples are available. There is A/C in the dorms! (2014)
In the evenings campers will participate in a variety of fun supervised activities.
Weekend Stayovers: Weekend Stayovers are not available at this location.
Designated Airport: Atlanta
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 Atlanta International Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp.
If you are using public transportation: coming from airport, take any train northbound to Lindbergh MARTA station, and take the #6-Emory bus to the Emory campus. Ask the bus driver to stop in Emory Village near the Emory main entrance. For specific shuttle information, please visit: http:www.atlanta.com/GroundTransportation/Shuttles.aspx
Additional public transportation information can be accessed at MARTA 404.848.5000.
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
- FOR OVERNIGHT & DAY CAMP SESSIONS: (Not College Training Session)
- 7:45am Rise and Shine
- 8:15am Breakfast
- 9:00am Stretching/Tennis instruction begins/Drills
- 10:15am Break
- 10:30am Tennis instruction/Drills
- Noon Lunch/Rest (Half Day Campers Depart)
- 1:30pm Mental Training
- 2:00pm Match Play/Team Tennis
- 4:00pm Return to dorms/Shower/Rest (Full Day Campers Depart)
- 6:00pm Dinner
- 7:00pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights out!