Malibu Summer Tennis Camp, Adult Program

Malibu Summer Tennis Camp, Adult Program
Malibu Summer Tennis Camp, Adult Program

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our popular Adult Tennis Camps. This year we will have three sessions which are open to anyone over the age of 18. We will have players of all different playing abilities and ages, and there will be groups to accommodate everyone.

The Malibu Tennis camp welcomes adults over the age of 18 of all skill levels to the outstanding Pepperdine University campus. This camp is for adult athletes to come and vastly 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 tons of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the best players in their peer group. The camper staff ratio is 4:1. The camp includes instruction on every stroke, singles and double strategy and a doubles round robin tournament.

 Dartfish video analysis offered at this camp!  See details tab for more info.

Highlights Include

  • All campers will receive group instruction from Pepperdine Men’s Assistant Coach Jason Cook.
  • Maximum 4:1 Camper/Coach ratio
  • Instruction on every stroke, as well as Singles and Doubles strategy
  • Doubles Round Robin Tournament
  • Malibu Summer Tennis Camp T-shirt for all campers
  • Written stroke evaluation provided at the conclusion of camp

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

2014 Camp Information

(Camp Code: TNADPU)

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our popular Adult Tennis Camps. This year we will have three sessions which are open to anyone over the age of 18. We will have players of all different playing abilities and ages, and there will be groups to accommodate everyone.

2014 Dates: Juy 11-13, July 18-20 & Aug 1-3

DAY CAMP - $495.00. Includes all tennis activities, and the following meals: Dinner on Friday, Lunch on Saturday.

Dartfish video analysis will be used during the camp to analyze and improve your strokes and is provided at no extra charge for all campers.  See your strokes compared to a top playing professional!  Your Dartfish Mediabook will be posted to a private player locker on and reviewed with you by the staff at camp (click here for an example). 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: Three months of 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.)  

Check-in and Departure
Check in Friday at 3:30-4:00pm at Varsity Tennis Courts.   
Departure Sunday at 12:30pm at Varsity Tennis Courts.

Camp is held at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center with its 16 outdoor courts.

Please note: This is a Day Camp only. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.

Local Accommodations
Need a hotel to stay in the area? We recommend Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills, The Hampton Inn in Agoura Hills, and The Malibu Beach Inn in Malibu. We recommend Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills during the adult sessions. Please call 818-707-1220 or Click Here to reserve your room. 

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.

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Campers play tennis at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center with its 16 beautiful courts.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 3:30-4pm Check-in at Varsity Tennis Courts
  • 4:00-5:30pm Evaluation/Groundstrokes
  • 5:30-6:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30-8:30pm Serves/Groundstrokes
  • 9:00am Warm Up
  • 9:30-11:30am Drills/Stroke Technique
  • 11:30-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00-4:00pm Singles/Doubles Strategy; Match Play
  • 9:00am-10:30am Stroke review - Camper's choice!
  • 10:30am-12:00 noon Double tournament

Meet Camp Coaches

Nick Carless
Camp Director

Nick Carless

Nick is directing the Malibu Adult Tennis Camp in 2014. After finishing his third season at Cal Poly, Nick Carless was selected as the 2014 Southwest Coach of the Year by Wilson and the ITA, making him one of 12 head coaches across the country to receive the regional honor.

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The 2014 season marked the second time Carless has coached the Mustangs to the NCAA Tournament as a team. In the first-round match at UCLA, freshman Ben Donovan and senior Marco Comuzzo held third-set leads for Cal Poly against the two top-ranked players in the nation at the time the overall match was clinched by the Bruins.

Cal Poly embarked on a midseason stretch in which it won 11 of 16 dual matches this past season, culminating in winning the Big West Conference Tournament championship in Indian Wells.

Carless was named the conference coach of the year afterward, while Donovan earned the league's Freshman of the Year award and five teammates joined him on the all-conference team. Three Mustangs earned the highest honors in singles, making Cal Poly the first Big West team in 19 years to have a trio of all-conference first-team members in the same season.

The postseason run came a year after the Mustangs rose to No. 45 in the national team rankings — up two spots from Carless' first year back on campus.

In 2013, Andre Dome represented the program at the NCAA Singles Championships at Illinois, and earned All-American status by defeating Kentucky's Anthony Rossi to make it to the Round of 16.

Also recently on Carless' watch, Cal Poly renovated its facilities, as the seven-court complex benefited from a $250,000 project that included the installation of a state-of-the-art scoreboard.

Altogether over his three years in San Luis Obispo, Carless has seen his players chosen for all-conference accolades a combined 15 times (either in singles or doubles) and the Mustangs have gone 14-2 against the rest of the Big West.

Additionally, in the classroom, the team has received Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA in 2013 and 2014 for performing at a multi-year Academic Progress Rate that ranks in the top 10 percent of all collegiate men's tennis programs in the country.

Carless began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant for the Pepperdine team that won the national championship in 2006. He then served as an assistant coach at Northwestern, helping to guide the Wildcats to a No. 60 final ranking. (While in Chicagoland, he also co-directed the Nike Tennis Camp.)

Returning to Malibu in the fall of 2007, Carless began a four-year stint as a full-time assistant for the Waves. In his five total seasons there, the program went 111-35 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament all but once.

Andre Begemann, Scott Doerner, Bassam Beidas, Omar Altmann and Sebastian Fanselow were among the All-Americans he coached at Pepperdine.

In his playing days at Cal Poly, Carless started as a freshman at No. 4 singles. In doubles, his Mustang teams went a combined 14-9 in dual matches. He transferred to Fresno State, graduating with a degree in kinesiology and exercise physiology in 2005.

Carless also previously instructed at the Malibu Summer Tennis Camp, and was the head tennis professional at the Visalia Racquet Club from 2004 to 2005.

Carless grew up in Visalia, graduating in 2000 from Golden West High School, where he was a three-time All-American and a Dean's List student. As a youth player, he was ranked in the top five in northern California in each age division, and was slotted as high as No. 40 nationally.

"I'm a product of Cal Poly's 'learn by doing' philosophy, and athletics is a prime example," Carless said. "I look forward not only to coaching tennis, but also to being part of a program that develops young men into responsible adults who will enjoy rewarding careers and give back to their community. My goal is to make sure all of our players leave Cal Poly with a degree and a championship ring."

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Jason Cook

Jason Cook

After joining the Pepperdine men's tennis staff as an assistant coach in October of 2011, Cook returns for his second season with the Waves in 2012-13. In Cook's first season...

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After joining the Pepperdine men's tennis staff as an assistant coach in October of 2011, Cook returns for his second season with the Waves in 2012-13.

In Cook's first season in Malibu, the Waves reached the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament and finished at #6 in the ITA rankings. As an assistant coach, Cook is involved in all facets of the program, from recruiting and player development to fundraising and coordinating team travel.

Cook boasts a large range of experience, and has coached at both the collegiate and professional levels.

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Outstanding quality!

The quality of instruction was outstanding, and I learned something new and useful about every stroke. Nick and his staff did a terrific job.

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  • 5/5.
Top notch instructors!

I travel often and have had tennis coaching all over the world and I find the coaches at Pepperdine to be some of the best in the world in their knowledge and enthusiasm. Thank you for bringing Nike Adult Tennis Camp to Malibu!

  • 5/5.
Exceeding expectations!

I had a great time! Better than expected. The instructors were very personable and I felt as though they payed close attention to each of our specific needs and addressed them in a clear and concise manner. They provided good metaphors/images to reinforce their observations and instruction. Wish camp was offerred at the Pepperdine location more frequently.

  • 5/5.
Coming Back!

The Dartfish analysis and session exceeded my expectation. Overall, the instruction and insight was great. The workout from the drills was, well..a great workout. As a pretty accomplished 4.5 player, I still learn a lot to improve my game. The facilities and location (and weather) was fantastic. I can't believe I didn't attend these camps years ago. I'm coming back!

  • 4/5.
Staff Generous with Time

The ratio of teaching staff to student was excellent. The staff was well qualified and extremely generous with their time. Will be back next year.

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