Irvine Valley College Nike Tennis Camp Irvine, California
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Come join the fun and improve your tennis game at our junior summer camp! The Irvine Valley College Nike Tennis Camp, located in the heart of Orange County, is a great place to spend part of you summer working hard and making friends. The sunny and warm temperatures make this particular camp a popular destination.
The Irvine Valley Nike Tennis Camp combines technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and fun free time to hang out with friends. This is a summer camp for young athletes to come and improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our goal is to give players the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the best players in their peer group.
- Daily instruction from top teaching pros and players
- 1 point tournament, drills, matches, conditioning, team and individual awards/awards cermony at end of camp
- Gain self-confidence through tennis success
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
Irvine Valley College is nestled one hour south of Los Angeles and one hour north of San Diego and has a great tennis facility which includes eight outdoor courts.Meet your coaching staff
Ross Duncan is in his tenth year as camp director at Nike Tennis Camps. He was the #1 ranked junior player in South Africa. Duncan coached on the professional WTA tour (pro level), at the University of Oregon, and is currently developing juniors in Southern California. He is a also a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional.Read Full Bio
Ross Duncan was the #1 junior tennis player from South Africa before coming to the U.S. on a full ride tennis scholarship to Pepperdine University. After studying sports management and graduating, he played professional tennis earning ATP points in both singles and doubles. Ross then went on to coach as the Interim Head Coach at UC Santa Barbara and the Associate Head Coach at the University of Oregon. In addition, he also coached professionally on the WTA tour (top 30 player in the world).
Currently Ross is ranked #1 in the nation in the Men’s 35 Singles Division and has back to back National Hard Court Championships in singles. He represented Team USA as the #1 singles player in the World Championship. Ross is currently ranked #9 in the world. In addition, Ross owns Peak Performance Tennis and is the director of the Tennis Division for Norton Sports Management. As a Tennis Agent he is responsible for managing,coaching, and directing the professional tennis career of its clients. Ross has been the director of Nike tennis camp programs in both California and Oregon during the last ten years.
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 Code: TNXDIV)
The Nike Tennis Camp at Irvine Valley College offers three weeks of junior day camp (9:30am-3:00pm) for kids ages 6-18 of all skill levels. The program will feature morning and afternoon tennis sessions including instruction, drills and match play. Campers bring their own lunch.
Please note: The July 1-5 session is 1 day shorter than the other two sessions (as there is no camp on July 4th) and is offered for a prorated price.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Tournament Training and High School Programs:
In addition to the general camp sessions, this year we are offering tournament training and high school sessions during all weeks of camp. Make sure to note that you would like to participate in these programs when you register.
- 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.
- 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.
Check-in and Check-out times
Check-in: 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 Program Schedule
6/24 and 7/8 sessions: Monday through Friday
7/1-7/5 session: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, (No camp Thursday, July 4th), and Friday
Campers bring their own lunch.
9:30am-12:00 Noon: Tennis
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
- 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