Emory University Nike Tennis Camp

Emory University Nike Tennis Camp
Emory University Nike Tennis Camp

US Sports proudly presents the Nike Tennis Camp at Emory University. Following our 38-year summer camp tradition, the theme of the camp is 'Fun. Friends. Improvement.' The summer tennis camp for kids provides each camper with new tennis skills and the inspiration and self confidence to continue improving after camp.

Nike Summer Tennis Camp in Atlanta, GA

'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

Highlights Include

  • College Exposure Camp from June 24-27!
  • 5-6 hours of daily tennis instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Daily tennis training from top teaching pros and players
  • 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

John Browning
Camp Director

John Browning

Camp Director John Browning is entering his 18th season as Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Emory. He brings years of exerience as both a coach and player to the court.

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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 each his 16 seasons at Emory, Browning's teams have advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals while finishing in the top-five in the national rankings on 14 occasions. In addition, Browning-coached Emory teams have claimed 13 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 battle.  In 2013, the tandem and Ian Wagner and Elliot Kahler became the frst Emory doubles team ever to win the NCAA title.

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 315-81 (.800).

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 451-152 (.749) in 24 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.

Camp Details

2016 Emory University Nike Summer Tennis Camp Information

This year we are offering two weeks of Overnight (ages 9-17) and Day camps (ages 5-17) and two weeks of Day Only Camps (ages 5-17) for all skill levels. Day campers can choose between Full Day (9:00am-4:00pm) and Half Day (9:00am-12:00pm) options. In addition, we are also offering a special College Tennis Training Camp (ages 13-17) from June 24-27.

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Camp Program Offerings

Each day will include morning and afternoon tennis sessions consisting of instruction, drills and match play. Demonstrations will divide each session into different segments. Upon arrival, all campers are evaluated and placed in one of three instructional programs.


Learn the fundamentals for all strokes, including proper grips, stroke mechanics, footwork, movement and balance. Introduce match play. For players ages 5-10  who are just learning the sport we offer a "QuickStart" or "10 and Under" program. 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. 


Strengthen strokes to develop more power and control. Examine match play strategies to help improve competitive skills.


Refine stroke production, increase power and improve match play skills through advanced drills, physical training and singles and doubles competition. The Tournament Training Program geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness. 

College Training Camp

We are offering a College Training Camp from June 24-27, 2016 for players ages 13-17. Campers can choose between an Overnight 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

Daily Schedules & Information

College Training Camp Session


  • Check In: All campers check-in on Friday at 1:00pm at the dorms
  • Check Out: All campers check-out on Monday at 3:00pm

Day Camper Schedule:

  • Friday: 1:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Sat-Sun: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Mon: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Overnight & Day Camp Sessions


  • Check-in: Overnight campers check-in on Sunday between 2:00pm-3:30pm at the dorms. Day and Half Day campers check-in on Monday at 8:30am.
  • Check-out: All campers check-out Friday at 12:00 noon at the tennis courts.

Day Camper Schedule:

  • Morning half-day sessions: 9:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday
  • Day camp sessions: 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm, Friday.

Before camp and after camp care is available for Day Campers:

  • Before care: 8:00am-9:00am ($10 per person, payable at camp. Arrangements can be made at camp check in.)
  • Aftercare: 4:00pm-5:00pm ($10 per person, payable at camp. Arrangements can be made at camp check in.)
Day Only Camp Sessions


  • Check In: All Campers check-in Monday at 8:30am (check below for locations based on age).
  • Check Out: Half-Day session campers check-out Friday at 12:00 noon at the tennis courts. Full-Day session campers check-out Friday at 4:00pm.

Day Camper Schedule:

  • Morning half-day sessions: 9:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday
  • Day camp sessions: 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday

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:

Clairmont Campus
Student Activity & Academic Center
1946 Starvine Way
Decatur, GA 30033

Day campers, aged 12 and older:

Atlanta Campus
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.


Emory’s outstanding facilities include 12 lighted hard courts and 2 clay courts, grass playing fields, gymnasium, swimming pool, and recreation center.


2016: Dorms TBD | 2015: Campers stay in the dorms 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!

Evening Activities

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

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport


Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to or from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp.

If you are using public transportation: coming from the 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.

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: TNXREU

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!

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

Coach Chris A was amazing! He was the nucleus of the camp- he is very knowledgeable, fun, and administered very fun and effective coaching...will see you next year!

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  • 5/5.

My daughter LOVES this camp and hated that it had to end. She is already making plans for the next year! Those weeks were very motivational for her and inspiring. Her game and confidence level have improved significantly. Coaching stuff was extremely personable and professional, sharing their passion for tennis. Coach Browning is an excellent coach and director. The accommodations were great. Thank you… it is truly the BEST CAMP and experience!!! 5 stars

  • 5/5.

Coach Browning and his team are amazing. Can't find any better

  • 4/5.

My daughter absolutely loved this camp! Thank you!

  • 4/5.

Learned a lot of new things and reinforced others. Fun camp.

  • 4/5.

Our girl had an absolutely blast at camp with really, really good tennis! We so totally appreciate Coach Browning and his team!

  • 4/5.

The camp was very good and the instructors were very professional and instructive.

  • 3/5.

My daughter enjoyed her experience!

  • 5/5.

This was my 6 year old son's first real experience with tennis as well as camp without other children that he knew. He LOVED it and even begged to switch from 1/2 day program to the full day. We will absolutely be doing this camp again as much as possible next summer and I am thrilled that he is excited about learning to play tennis!

  • 4/5.

Well organized. safe, definitely worth to attend. Overall good value for the price.

  • 4/5.

My daughter developed a finger infection during camp and the staff was very attentive to her needs and kept me abreast of what was going on. Additionally, they attended to her daily until the infection was clear. It was a great experience and kept me at ease knowing that my child was under great supervision. Thank you!

  • 3/5.

The coaches and counselors were all very helpful and friendly. The camp was very well organized and scheduled.

  • 5/5.
Young Camper Succeeds!

My daughter is 8 years old and attended your overnight camp last week. We were very nervous how she would deal with not only her first experience at a sleep away camp but also being the youngest overnighter by far.  By all accounts, she could not have been any happier with her experience at camp and in turn so are we. 

While we thought it might be too much tennis for her, her week at camp only served to fuel her passion and enjoyment for the sport.  She is excited to get back out on the court and ready to go back to camp for another week.

I know the social aspects of the camp were perhaps the most challenging for my daughter. All in all she was very happy with her experience with the older kids;The quote of the week as far as I am concerned was, “because I am a pee wee everyone is taking care of me”. 

I can not say enough about you and your counselors for making her week so great and truly thank all of you for your hard work and concern for my little girl.

  • 4/5.
Learned a Bunch

My daughter Celeste was at your tennis camp last week. I just wanted to let you know she loved it! Even though she got a bad cold, she still had an awesome time, learned a bunch, loved your assistants and said she wished she could go 2 weeks! Nice job and great thanks!

  • 5/5.
Loved Camp

My daughter loved this camp! She attended for two weeks and I could see the improvement in her level of physical fitness which was my primary reason for sending her as a parent. Her primary reason for attending was her interest in tennis as a sport. She felt great about what she learned and has already asked to continue developing her skill.

  • 5/5.
Inspired Attendee

The camp was so inspirational I have decided to pursue tennis.

  • 3/5.
New and Improved!

I was able to fix my backhand and my serve is a lot better.

  • 4/5.
Wonderful Camp

I can't tell you enough about what a wonderful camp this was for our daughter. Although tennis was the focus, the kindness and support shown her changed her whole demeanor. We had moved to a new state and a new school and she was struggling to adjust. Having the attention and real interest in everything about her made her feel so accepted and welcome. Thank you so much to the staff. They were amazing and she came home a more confident and happy child!

  • 5/5.
Well worth it!

The Emory Tennis Camp was AWESOME!!! Well worth the money!!!

  • 4/5.
Can't get enough!

My daughter had so much fun she wants to do the overnite camp next time. Thank you for a great experience.

  • 5/5.
What a Blast!

The camp was a blast. I loved all of the drills and games we played. I also loved all of the coaches. What really made me enjoy camp was that it felt like I was getting better by doing drills, but it still felt like a summer camp.

  • 4/5.
Coming back!

My kids had a blast and want to go back next year and stay for the week!

Camp Dates & Prices

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