Irvine Valley College Nike Tennis Camp

Irvine Valley College Nike Tennis Camp
Irvine Valley College Nike Tennis Camp

The Nike Irvine Tennis Camp in Southern California's Orange County is a summer tennis day camp for kids of all skill levels. The Irvine Valley College Nike Tennis Camp delivers superb instruction, supervised match play, and lots of fun.

This junior tennis camp in California gives boys and girls the opportunity to hit tons of balls, enhance their technique, and enjoy friendly competition with their peers.

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from tennis pro, Ross Duncan, and his experienced staff
  • 1 point tournament, drills, matches, conditioning, team and individual awards/awards cermony
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
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Meet Camp Coaches

Ross Duncan
Camp Director

Ross Duncan

Ross Duncan is in his thirteenth year as camp director at Nike Tennis Camps and is currently entering his fourth season as the men's tennis head coach at Irvine Valley College. Duncan was chosen in March 2015, to represent the U.S. against players from 25 other countries in the inaugural ITF Young Senior World Team Championships. 

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Ross Duncan was named the new men's tennis coach at Irvine Valley before the start of the 2013 season.

He has an extensive tennis background as a top player and coach. He was the No. 1 junior from South Africa before coming to the United States on a scholarship to play at Pepperdine University. Ross went on to also star at UC Santa Barbara.

He played No. 1 singles and doubles at UCSB and helped lead the Gauchos to the best season in school history with a sweet 16 finish at the NCAA Tournament.

After studying sports management and graduating, he played professional tennis and earned ATP points in both singles and doubles and also competed for nine seasons in the prestigious Bundesliga in Germany.

Ross then went on to coach as the interim head coach at UC Santa Barbara and as the associate head coach at Oregon. In addition, he also coached professionally on the WTA Tour, including guiding a former top 30 player in the world.

Currently, Ross is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the Men's 35 Singles Division and has won back-to-back National Hard Court Championships in singles.

In 2012, he represented Team USA as the No. 1 singles player in the World Championship. Ross has again been chosen to represent Team USA in 2013 and was named captain of the team by the United States Tennis Association.

Ross was ranked No. 9 in the world in his age division last year.

In addition to his playing prowess, Ross is the National Director for Nike Tennis Camps and owner of Peak Performance Tennis. 

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Camp Staff

Christine Duncan is the camp administrator who is on site during all camp sessions. She is a school psychologist and is fully trained/certified in CPR and other emergency situations....

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Christine Duncan is the camp administrator who is on site during all camp sessions. She is a school psychologist and is fully trained/certified in CPR and other emergency situations.

Another one of our counselors is Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Camp Details

We offer day camps that run Monday-Friday from 9:30am-3:00pm daily for kids ages 6-18, with All Skills, 10&Under Tennis, Tournament Training, and High School programs.

2017 Camp Dates

  • June 12-16
  • June 19-23 
  • June 26-30 
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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 geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.

High School Session

The High School program is provided for players ages 13-18 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.

10 and Under Tennis

The “10 and Under Tennis” program features the USTA’s successful teaching format. This is an exciting way kids 10 and under are learning to play tennis as well as compete. The courts are smaller and balls are low-compression so they are easier to hit, allowing kids to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. It all makes it easy and fun for them to hit, play and score from the start while developing skills that will last a lifetime. Please note: This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts. 


  • 9:00am at the Irvine Valley College Tennis Courts on first day of camp
  • Graduation: Friday at 11:00am on Friday at the tennis courts. Parents encouraged to attend! 
  • Check-out: Immediately following the graduation.

Daily Schedule

Each session runs Monday through Friday, from 9:30am-3:00pm daily.


Campers bring their own lunch each day and lunch is supervised. 


Campers will play on the 8 outdoor courts at Irvine Valley College.

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: TNXDIV

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 9:45am Tennis Instruction and Drills
  • 12:00 Noon Lunch, Rest
  • 1:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play
  • 3:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program

Camper Reviews

Lauren H.Parent

  • 5/5.
Great job by coaching staff!

7/9/2016 - Great job by coaching staff! Energy and enthusiasm was high!

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David F.Parent

  • 5/5.
loved the competition and the spirit

7/7/2016 - Coaches were great. She loved the competition and the spirit and she had a great time.

Patricia U.Parent

  • 4/5.
extremely happy with their experience

7/1/2016 - I had two campers and both have been extremely happy with their experience. With the heat in SoCal and with work schedules, an earlier start time would have been perfect, as well as a longer day on Fridays.

Emma P.Camper

  • 4/5.
had tons of fun and learned new things

7/10/2015 - I really enjoyed the camp, but I was a little disappointed that there was not much individual help for the campers from the staff. Overall, I had tons of fun and learned some new fun things.

Kiana R.Parent

  • 5/5.
staff was very attentive

7/8/2015 - The coach and staff were very attentive. My son had never played tennis and he came back with a positive experience and attitude towards the camp and the sport.

Tina A.Parent

  • 4/5.
my son had a blast!

7/8/2015 - The camp was awesome and my son had a blast! My only suggestion would be to skip the individual pictures next time or hire a professional sports photographer and charge $25 instead of $10.

Jordan B.Camper

  • 5/5.
Fantastic Camp!

7/23/2014 - Fantastic camp with amazing coaches where skills increased and friends were made! Looking forward to next year!

Camp Dates & Prices

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