Lawrenceville School Nike Tennis Camp Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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Come join the fun this summer and get better! The Lawrenceville School Nike Tennis Camp is one of our longest standing Nike Tennis Camps renown for it's amazing environment, great instruction, and all around fun summer camp experience for kids!
The renowned Lawrenceville School Nike Tennis Camp is in its 40th year. Campers will have the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the best players in their peer group. Our youth summer tennis camps combine technical instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and a variety of evening social activities. Come work hard and make friends along the way. Your days will be filled with tennis and fun!
International Campers Welcome!
International campers seeking a Sport and Language program can find a list of camp sessions and a detailed description of our new programs by Clicking Here. International campers seeking a Sport Only program, a multi-week sport camp experience, can easily combine any of our individual Tennis Camp sessions together with a weekend stay over to create the right camp program to fit your needs!
Dartfish video analysis offered at this camp! See details tab for more info.
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Daily instruction from top teaching pros and players
- We offer a "10 and Under Tennis" program, featuring lighter, lower-bouncing balls
- Experience campus life and create lasting friendships
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
- Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
Located four miles south of Princeton, New Jersey and about an hour from New York City and Philadelphia, The Lawrenceville School is a prestigious college preparatory school with outstanding facilities. In addition to 12 tennis courts and the Lavino Field House’s indoor tennis facilities (3 courts), the school has baseball and soccer fields and a six-lane swimming pool.
Lawrenceville School is not in any way involved in the ownership or management of the Nike Tennis Camp.Meet your coaching staff
Randy Rowley enters his fifth season at West Point. After three seasons as an assistant coach, Rowley was promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2013-14 season.Read Full Bio
Prior to coming to the academy, Rowley coached and traveled with nationally ranked junior players in the United States and Europe. Before returning to coaching and traveling with juniors, Rowley spent seven years coaching at the University of Southern Mississippi, turning a 3-21 program into a team that became the winningest in school history. Rowley's team achieved USM's first national team ranking, recorded the most wins in a single season and finished third in the Conference USA Tennis Championships.
While coaching the Golden Eagles, Rowley split his time traveling and coaching on the WTA tour and ITF women's tour, spending two months helping conduct a preseason training camp and coaching at the 2007 Australian Open Grand Slam, the 2007 Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts, the 2007 Pacific Life Open, and the 2007 United States Open Grand Slam.
Rowley went to Southern Miss after spending three seasons as the assistant men's tennis coach at Texas Tech University. During that time, he twice served as the NCAA's representative for the Tennis Championships. The Red Raiders were ranked nationally all three seasons during Rowley's tenure.
Prior to his three-year stint at Texas Tech, Rowley was the head men's tennis coach at University of Louisiana-Monroe from 1995-2000. He changed titles in 1999, serving as director of tennis, coaching both men's and women's programs during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He compiled a 52-36 overall record at ULM, including a 14-2 Southland Conference record. He led the Indians to two Southland Conference titles, three years in the national rankings, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, marking the first time in 25 years ULM reached the national tournament. Rowley also served as an NCAA representative at the NCAA national tournament.
He spent two years as head women's coach and assistant men's coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette from 1994-95. The women's program reached a national ranking of No. 36 during his tenure at ULL.
Rowley served as an assistant coach for the men's and women's tennis program at the University of Kansas during the 1986 and 1987 seasons. The Jayhawks reached as high as No. 21 in the national rankings, winning the Big Eight Conference Championship and earning an NCAA appearance.
After serving as a student assistant coach with the women's tennis program at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., from 1979-84, he was director of tennis at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kan., from 1984-86. During his tenure at Southwestern, he helped lead the program to four KCAC team championships and three NAIA District 10 runner-up finishes.
During his coaching career, Rowley has also spent nine years as head coach of Tennis: Europe, and five years as head coach for the national team of Tennis: Europe. He has spent 14 years coaching ranked juniors on the ITF junior circuits in America and Europe. He has coached players on the ATP, WTA and ITF circuits. He served as the president of the junior program on the board of officers for the Dallas Tennis Association in 1992 and spent five years as the DTA representative at the USTA Area Training Center. Coach Rowley serves as a director at the NIKE / Lawrenceville, NJ, Army Tennis Camps, College Exposure Tennis Academy and directs a fundraising camp at his alma mater, Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXRLV)
This year we are offering seven weeks of overnight, extended day (8:30am-9:00pm) and day camp (8:30am-4:00pm) for kids ages 9-18 of all skill levels. Lunch & dinner are included for Extended Day Campers. Lunch is included for Day Campers
In addition to the general camp sessions, we are offering two "tournament training" sessions (during the June 28-July 3 and July 27-August 1 sessions) geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness during certain weeks of camp. Make sure to note that you would like to participate in these programs when you register.
10 & Under Tennis
In addition, we will feature teaching technique’s from the USTA’s successful new “10 and Under Tennis” program. 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. For more information on “10 and Under Tennis” programs nationwide, Click Here to check out the USTA website.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Dartfish video analysis will be used during the camp to analyze and improve your strokes. See your strokes compared to a top playing professional! Your Dartfish Mediabook will be posted to a private player locker on Dartfish.tv and reviewed with you by the staff at camp (click here for an example). You will receive a printout showing key positions with corrective comments. The package includes:
- Stroke Analysis: your Dartfish Mediabook contains videos of your strokes, plus side-by-side comparison with a pro, along with comments.
- Pro Stroke Library: one month access to Pro Stroke Library, featuring hundreds of strokes in both real and high speed.
- Camp highlights video*: This video of camp activities and friends all set to music will be something everyone will want to have and keep forever. (*Only offered at participating locations.)
• All Campers: Sunday between 1:00-3:00pm between the dorms (name TBD). Signs will be posted directing you where to go.
• Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in
• Day and Extended Day campers depart at 7:30pm after dinner and evening activities.
• Graduation: 3:30pm at the tennis courts for all campers. Parents are invited to attend!
• Check-Out: 4:30pm immediately follows Graduation.
Extended Day and Day Camper Schedule & Information
• Camp will start at 8:30am each morning at the tennis courts for all Extended Day & Day campers.
• Day campers will leave each day after all tennis activities at 4:00pm.
• Extended Day campers will stay through the evening activities until 9:00pm.
• Meals: Day campers must eat breakfast at home. Lunch is included for all Day campers. Lunch and dinner are included for all Extended Day campers.
Campers play on the school's 12 tennis courts and the Lavino Field House’s indoor tennis facilities (3 courts).
Campers stay in the school’s comfortable residence halls (name TBD). Campers stay 2 or 4 to a room. The rooms are assigned according to sex, age and roommate requests. Please bring a fan, there is no air conditioning in the dorms.
Evening and Off-Court Activities
Supervised off-court activities may include daily swimming, talent show, camp dance, and a movie/pizza night.
Weekend stayovers are available and includes housing, meals and supervision for Friday and Saturday night. Cost: $200/weekend.
Designated Airports: Philadelphia, Newark
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 Newark International Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp through the Princeton Airport Shuttle Service (800) 385-4000.
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.
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
- 8:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
- 8:45am Tennis Instruction
- 10:00am Break
- 10:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
- 11:45am Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
- 1:15pm Tennis Program, Match Play
- 2:45pm Break
- 3:00pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
- 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
- 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis, Swimming
- 5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
- 7:15pm Evening Activity
- 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
- 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
- 10:15pm Lights Out
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