Malibu Summer Tennis Camp

Malibu Summer Tennis Camp
Malibu Summer Tennis Camp

Now in its 28th year, the Nike Malibu Summer Tennis Camp is held on the spectacular campus of Pepperdine University, 30 miles from Los Angeles. This renowned tennis camp provides the ideal environment to learn from some of the best collegiate coaches and players in the country and play with peers from all over the U.S.

Located on the California coast, Pepperdine commands a majestic view of the world famous Malibu Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The summer camp combines a beautiful, safe location, with a staff consisting of college coaches, college players and qualified instructors. The camp will include 30 hours of tennis instruction and play, an afternoon at the beach, video analysis of each camper’s tennis game and an end of the week tournament with trophies.

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.

Highlights Include

  • 30 hours of tennis instruction with a 6:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Drilling, match play and fun games
  • Video analysis
  • Flighted tournament with trophies
  • Fun off-court activities for overnight campers including a camp bbq, trip to the beach and talent show
  • Each camper will receive a t-shirt

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

2014 Camp Information

(Camp Code: TNXRPU)
This year we are offering 6 weeks of overnight (ages 9-18 only), extended day (8:00am-9:00pm) and day (8:00am-5:00pm) camp options. All sessions are open to kids ages 8-18 of all skill levels, but two sessions will have a separate group for high school players (ages 13-18) and two sessions will have a separate group for tournament level players.
*The August 4-8 session will be a Day Camp Only (8:00am-5:00pm).

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. We can provide low compression balls for younger campers when requested as we use small courts and the low comprsion balls for all campers as a training technique for touch and volleys.

Tournament Training and High School Sessions:
In addition to the general camp sessions, this year we are offering tournament training and high school sessions during certain 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 session is provided for players currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.

The camp program begins at 8:00am each day for all campers and will consist of morning drills and instruction and afternoon match plan and fun games. In addition, to tennis instruction, a flighted tournament will be held each session with a trophy presentation. 

Day Camp (ages 8-18)
Includes all tennis activities, dinner on check-in day, and lunch the five following days. Day campers will leave after all tennis activities at 4:45 pm from the tennis courts. (Except on day of check-in, when Day and Extended Day campers leave at 8:15pm)

Extended Day Camp (ages 8-18)
Includes all tennis and night activities, dinner on check-in day, lunch and dinner the four following days, and lunch on check-out day. Extended Day campers will stay through the evening activities and be picked up 8:45pm.

Overnight Camp (ages 9-18 only)
Includes all tennis and and night activities, all meals from dinner on check-in day through lunch on check-out day, and double room occupancy in the dorms.

***Faculty Discount - - if you are an employee of Pepperdine University, please give us a call for registration as there is a 20% discount for all staff/employees.  

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.)

• All Campers check-in the first day of camp between 1:00-3:00pm at the Upsilon dorms above the Stotsenberg track (2014). 
• Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in
• Day and Extended Day Campers will depart that evening after dinner and evening activities at 8:15pm.

• Awards Ceremony takes place the last day of camp at 3:00 by the dorms.  Parents are encouraged to attend!
• Check-out is the last day of camp at 3:30pm after Awards Ceremony.

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

Campers will be housed in the Upsilon and Tau dorms on campus (2014).  There are 4 rooms per suite with 2 campers in each room. Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. There is no A/C in the dorms, campers may bring fans. 

Meals are served in the newly renovated Tyler Campus Center Cafeteria which has a stunning ocean view. This all-you-can-eat cafeteria includes a salad bar, soup and corn bread bar, beverage station, dessert station, and daily hot entree.

Evening activities
Evening activities may consist of a talent and game show night as well as a barbeque at Scenic Alumni park. Campers will get a chance to swim each day and will take a trip to the beach one afternoon in the middle of the week!  

Weekend Stayover
Campers attending consecutive weeks can stay in the dorms with 24-hour supervision for an additional charge of $200/weekend. This fee includes room and board. Allow for additional spending money for Saturday activities. Some example weekend activities are a trip to the beach, sightseeing in Santa Monica, extra tennis with coaches, movie theater, and shopping.
*Please note: The weekend stay option will not be available between sessions 2 and 3 (July 3-6).

Designated Airport: Los Angeles International (LAX)

Airport Pick-Up
Please contact us if your child needs to be picked up and dropped at the airport.  We can provide transportation only to and from the Los Angeles International Airport with Prime Time Shuttle. Please make arrangements to arrive at the LAX airport between 11:00am-1:00pm on the first day of camp and depart from LAX on the last day between 6:00-8:00pm.  (There will be a few different shuttles sent to the airport between these times.)

A staff member will meet your child at the baggage claim area, take them to the shuttle and ride in the shuttle with the camper to camp.  There is an additional charge of $70 each way for the shuttle service. You should be aware that the airlines may charge an additional fee for unaccompanied minors (usually ages 14 or below). Check with the appropriate airlines as fees and regulations vary.

Please contact us at 1-800-645-3226 to provide us with your camper’s flight information, or fax in the airport transportation form to 415-479-6061.  Please make sure that this is done at least two weeks prior to camp to guarantee transportation.

Medical Staff: Trainer on call at all times

Rain Plan
In the slight chance of rain we watch and analyse movies primarily tennis videos of college and pro matches.

Local Accommodations for Parents
For parents who are traveling with their kids from out of town and need a place to stay near camp, we recommend the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills during the junior camp 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

  • 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
  • 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis
  • 5:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program; Overnight and extended day campers: Rest, Shower, Dinner
  • 7:15pm Evening Activity
  • 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
  • 10:15pm Lights Out

Meet Camp Coaches

Adam Steinberg
Camp Director

Adam Steinberg

•Twelfth year as Head Men's Tennis Coach • Led the team to their first ever National Championship Team Title in 2006 • 2006 NCAA Coach of the Year

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Upon his hiring as head coach prior to the 2002-03 season, Adam Steinberg told Pepperdine Director of Athletics Dr. John Watson that he could turn the men's tennis team into national champions. In just four seasons, Steinberg stayed true to his word.

Now in his 11th year as head coach at Pepperdine in 2012-13, Steinberg has established himself as part of an elite group of coaches. His 2006 Waves won the national championship and in 10 years he has an overall record of 221-73 (.752)* along with nine* West Coast Conference tournament championships and nine* NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2006, he was named the National Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, and he is a six-time WCC Coach of the Year.

During the fall of 2011, Steinberg, along with the 2006 NCAA Championship winning squad, was inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame.

Steinberg's 2012 team reached the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament after pulling off perhaps the biggest upset of the championship. The seventh-seeded Waves stunned No. 2 seed Georgia, 4-3, in front of its hometown crowd in Athens, Ga. Pepperdine would finish the season with a 27-7 record, which included a string of 24 consecutive wins - a new program record. Sebastian Fanselow picked up ITA All-American honors for the second-straight season in singles, and additionally was named the ITA National Player to Watch and WCC Player of the Year.

In addition to the Bulldogs, the Waves recorded tournament wins over Green Bay, Washington and Tulsa, before bowing out during the semifinals to Virginia. Pepperdine sat at #6 in the final ITA poll of 2012 - the second highest final ranking during the Steinberg era.

Steinberg was recognized by his peers at the 2012 ITA Southwest Regional Coach of the Year. It was the second time in his career he had earned the distinction.

Each of his last eight teams has finished in top 25 in the ITA national rankings, and all 10 of his squads have ended up in the top 30.

Eight of his players at Pepperdine have been named ITA All-Americans 19 times (nine in singles, 10 in doubles). In addition, Steinberg has tutored 26 All-WCC first team selections in singles and 15 first-team doubles pairs. A Pepperdine student-athlete has been named WCC Player of the Year in nine of his 10 seasons.

In 19 years as a head coach, which includes previous stops at St. John's and Alabama, he has cumulated an overall record of 351-152 (.698)*.

Steinberg's first two Pepperdine teams reached the NCAA Tournament's second round. He also produced two All-Americans in Diego Acuna and Calle Hansen in 2003, while in 2004, Pedro Rico earned the honor in both singles and doubles (along with Hansen) as a sophomore.

In 2005, Steinberg led the Waves to the quarterfinals in College Station, Texas, and ended the season with a #8 final ranking. Rico and Scott Doerner earned their first All-America honors in doubles after ending the season ranked #2.

The 2006 championship began with the freshmen he brought in for the 2002-03 season. Steinberg developed those young players and recruited more talent to the squad over time, and the result was the program's first NCAA title.

After earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament with its 16th-consecutive West Coast Conference title, Pepperdine began its magnificent tournament run. The Waves picked up wins over Montana State and TCU in the first two rounds of action in Malibu, and then traveled north to Stanford to continue their title hopes. Steinberg guided his team to wins over Florida in the Sweet 16 and defending national champion UCLA in the Elite Eight.

The Waves then avenged their only two losses during the regular season in the final two matches of the tournament. Pepperdine beat Texas in the semifinals after losing to the Longhorns in April. In the championship match, Andre Begemann's win at the fourth singles position clinched the Waves' 4-2 upset victory over previously undefeated Georgia. The Bulldogs had beaten the Waves 4-0 on Feb. 20 at the ITA National Indoor Championships.

With a record of 36-2, it marked an NCAA record for most wins in a season by a championship team. Steinberg's #1 doubles team, Doerner and Begemann, were runner-up in the NCAA Doubles Championships and were named All-Americans. Doerner also earned All-America honors in singles after finishing the year ranked at #14.

Doerner, Rico, Ivor Lovrak and Kevin Borzenski ended their collegiate tennis careers as national champions with the Waves. Lovrak, a transfer in 2005, went an incredible 24-1 playing at the #3 singles position his senior year and was named the Most Outstanding Performer of the NCAA Tournament.

Because of Pepperdine's success, Steinberg was named the ITA National Coach of the Year after earning the ITA West Region Coach of the Year just weeks earlier. Steinberg also was named the WCC Coach of the Year for the second straight season.

The 2007 squad went 23-8* overall and Steinberg directed the squad to a second-round finish in the NCAA Tournament.

During that season, his fifth, he moved into second place among Pepperdine's men's tennis coaches in career victories. He trails only Allen Fox's 368 wins, which came over the course of 17 seasons.

The 2008 Waves had another strong year, going 20-7* overall, winning the school's 18th consecutive WCC title, reaching the NCAA's Round of 16 and finishing with a #12 national ranking. Begemann* and Bassam Beidas were named All-Americans after reaching the semifinals and the quarterfinals of the NCAA singles tournament, respectively. Steinberg earned WCC co-Coach of the Year honors.

Steinberg was again WCC Coach of the Year in 2009 as the Waves went 20-10* and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and a #18 final ranking. Omar Altmann was an All-American in singles after making it to the NCAA Round of 16, and he and Beidas won the award in doubles after reaching the NCAA quarterfinals.

The 2010 season was another fine one as Pepperdine went 17-11* overall, reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament and had a final ranking of #21. Steinberg was named WCC Coach of the Year for the fifth time and Beidas earned All-American honors for the third straight year.

2011 was a rollercoaster year for the Waves, who reached as high as #6 in the rankings and ended the season listed at #15. They finished the season with an 18-5* record, which included two wins over top-10 ranked opponents. Fanselow earned All-American distinction in singles, after upsetting the brackets' No. 2 seed and reaching the Round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship.

Steinberg came to Pepperdine from Alabama, where he was the head coach from 1998-2002 and posted a record of 69-57 (.548). Steinberg took the Crimson Tide to the NCAA Tournament in his first season at the helm. The 1999 squad advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and he guided Francisco Rodriguez to All-American status and a #5 national ranking, the school's highest-ranked player ever. In his final season, 2002, Alabama posted a 15-8 record and tied for second place in the SEC West Division. The Tide notched wins over #8 Kentucky and #12 Auburn before earning a #18 ranking in the year's final national poll.

Looking to further his coaching career, Steinberg was at Northwestern for two seasons as an assistant coach under Paul Torricelli. During Steinberg's second season (1997), the Wildcats competed in the NCAA Tournament and had a final national ranking of #25.

Just two years removed from his playing days, Steinberg was named the head coach at St. John's University, and he served as head coach there from 1991-95. In his five years with the Red Storm, Steinberg compiled an impressive dual-match record of 61-22 (.735) and led the program to a Big East title in 1991. St. John's captured second-place finishes in 1993, 1994 and 1995. He was an assistant coach at St. John's for the 1989-90 season.

A native New Yorker, Steinberg played his college tennis at Penn State, where he served as team captain his senior year. He stayed on at Penn State for the 1988-89 season in order to serve as a student assistant for the Nittany Lions while completing his bachelor's degree in marketing.

He and his wife, Casey, reside in Agoura Hills. They have a daughter, Mia.

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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.
Inspired to Play

Our daughter, Casey, had an amazing experience! She is a good athlete who now can’t wait to get back on the courts to keep hitting tennis balls. She wants to go back to the camp next summer for as many weeks as our schedule will allow. The staff did an amazing job providing enough instruction with the right amount of FUN! Thank you!

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  • 5/5.
Enthusiastic Camper

Camp was extraordinary – I was so sad when it was over!

  • 5/5.
Personal Thanks

I personally wanted to thank Adam Steinberg for all the effort to make this camp experience memorable and for the love of the game brought from this camp. 

  • 5/5.
Fantastic Director and Coaches

Camp director and coaches we're fantastic! My kids had an experience they will never forget and the skills learned will help them in the coming year of tennis tournaments.

  • 4/5.
Attention to Detail

Thanks for the care that is shown to the campers, in regard to safety, instruction and enjoyment. 

  • 5/5.
Highlight of the summer!

It was my son's highlight of the summer. He enjoyed the opportunity to make new friends who also play tennis.

  • 5/5.
Terrific Staff

Excellent tennis camp for kids!!! Caleb was great working with the kids. He helped our son get through a tough day of being home sick. The staff was terrific and showed a lot of enthusiasm. We will definitely sign our son up for this camp next year. Thank you!

Camp Dates & Prices

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