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The Nike Tennis Camp at Michigan State University offers top notch tennis training and supervised competitive play for boys and girls of all skill levels. With overnight and day camp options, this summer tennis camp in the Midwest has it all!

Our junior tennis camp in East Lansing, MI delivers a superb tennis program, including collegiate style drilling, supervised match play, fitness sessions and sports psychology talks.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Michigan State head men's tennis coach Gene Orlando
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
  • Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
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Camp Coaches

  • Gene Orlando Nike Tennis Camp Michigan State

    Co-Director Gene Orlando

    Gene Orlando has guided the Spartans as the men's head tennis coach for 26 seasons. A former Ball State University star and 'Hall of Fame' honoree, Coach Orlando expresses a great passion for teaching, a love for the game and great care for each individual camper.

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    Co-Director Kim Bruno

    Kim Bruno enters her first season as the head coach for the Michigan State women's tennis team and was hired to the Spartan staff after 11 seasons at Northern Arizona University

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Camp Details

We offer Overnight and Day (8:30am-4:30pm) camps for boys and girls, ages 9-18, with All Skills and Tournament Training programs offered all weeks.  

2017 Camp Dates

  • June 25-29 
  • July 9-13 
  • July 16-20
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Program Offerings

All sessions are open to players of all ability levels, unless otherwise noted. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own tennis instruction 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

This is a special tournament training component designed for tournament level or ranked players looking to improve their match play and strategy in a competitive environment.

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • All Campers:  First day between 3:00pm-4:00pm. Campers should come dressed to play as we will head to courts after a camp meeting at 4:15pm.
  • Day campers will depart that evening at 8:00pm.
Check-Out
  • Graduation: Last day at 4:00pm at the Outdoor Tennis Center. Parents encouraged to attend!
  • Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony.

Daily Program Schedule

Day Campers should be dropped off everyday (except check-in on the first day of camp) by 8:20am at the Outdoor Tennis Center.  Pick-up time is at 4:30pm. All campers will depart after graduation on the last day. 

Meals

Lunch is provided each day for all day campers.

Courts

MSU features a massive 28-court outdoor complex lit for night play. Camp will be held on the outdoor courts. If rain occurs, campers will have access to MSU indoor practice facility for conditioning activities and will make up court time in the evening.

Dorms

2017: Campers reside in the University's comfortable residence halls (East Wilson Hall). There is no A/C in the dorms rooms (camper can bring fans), but there is A/C in the dining hall. Campers stay 2 per room and roommates can be requested in advance. Some triples are available, but not guaranteed.

Evening Activities

At the end of a day filled with tennis, campers may participate in exciting off-court activities such as basketball, bowling, swimming, movies, field sports, Minor League Baseball game, a trip to the mall and a camp dance.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend Stayovers are not available at this location

Designated Airport

Lansing Capital City Airport

Travel

Nike Tennis Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.  If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Lansing Capital City Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp by going online at www.flylansing.com/taxi_and_limo_service.aspx and reserving a spot on a recommended shuttle from the airport.  All shuttles leave right outside the airport terminals.

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.

Medical Staff

There is an athletic trainer on site.

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: TNXRMS

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
  • 4:30pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
  • 4:40pm 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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    • 5/5.
    great experience!

    8/16/2016 - The camp was a great experience and an excellent way to practice the sport of tennis. With 20 beautiful courts, many experienced instructors, and free water and Gatorade to work with, this camp was more than worth it. Getting to experience staying on a college campus and sleeping in dorm rooms was a plus to the camp as well. Overall, it was a blast.

    — Alexander K. Camper

    • 4/5.
    camp was amazing

    7/28/2016 - The camp was amazing and the staff was great! I only hope that next year we can get a discount on multiple weeks. My daughter wants to attend 3 weeks next year.

    — Jean H. Parent

    • 3/5.
    Check in process could improve

    7/26/2016 - The check in process was difficult for my daughter. She got switched to a different room after she had already set up her room. That was the only negative thing she thought about the camp.

    — Ngan D. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    big thank you!

    7/22/2016 - Dear Mr. Orlando - I didn't have the pleasure of meeting you, but I wanted to say thank you not only for this video clip of my son, Alex, but for the invaluable training he received. I can't emphasize how very happy I am that my son was able to go to this tennis training camp. Alex loves tennis and luckily made the high school tennis team. Now he has more skills as he improves and tries to make varsity for next year.  Feeling blessed that my son had this amazing opportunity! - Loli

    — Loli K. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Coaches were excellent

    7/21/2016 - Coaches were excellent, fun, positive role models.

    — Linda S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    It was fantastic

    7/21/2016 - It was fantastic and I made so many new friends and improved greatly. I'm so glad I went!

    — Julia S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    great food and counselors

    7/21/2016 - Other camps such as the soccer camps had nicer and more well-kept dorm rooms and lobby area. The food was great. Lots of different things to choose from. The Counselors were great and very nice.

    — Jaden B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    great week!

    7/21/2016 - Great Week - my daughter had a ball!

    — Laurie D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    impressed by responsiveness from coaches

    7/21/2016 - Ryan had a great time and I was very impressed by the level of responsiveness from Coach Orlando and others involved in the program.

    — Jessica W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    We give this camp an A+!

    7/21/2015 - My son enjoys this camp so much. The MSU staff are very professional and the kids at the camp have so much fun! The coaches are so enthusiastic and always motivated and positive. We give this camp an A+!

    — Anna S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    can't wait to go again next year

    7/21/2015 - I had an absolute blast and met a lot of new people. I wish I could've stayed there for a longer period of time. I can't wait to go again next year.

    — Claire S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Thank you to coaches and staff!

    8/18/2015 - Lillie had a great time at camp and will be back next year, possibly for 2 weeks. Thank you to all of the coaches and staff!!

    — Jennifer B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    felt a tremendous amount of support from this camp

    7/25/2015 - I really enjoy being a part of this camp. the past two summers have been very fun. This year I didn't play very good tennis, so that is the only reason I did not improve as much as I had hoped. However, I continue to come back to this camp because of the staff, especially Coach O. I have felt a tremendous amount of support from this camp and plan on being back next year. Thank You!

    — Zach W. Camper

    • 5/5.
    more awards

    7/24/2015 - Should give out more awards, overall awesome, will be back!

    — Summer B.

    • 5/5.
    provided me with new insight and great experiences

    7/23/2015 - I've come to this camp for the last three years, and each year provided me with new insight and great experiences. Thanks for the tennis and thanks for the memories.

    — George M. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great experience and we will definitely be back!

    7/13/2015 - This camp was awesome! My son's serving improved and he had fun. I liked the Facebook feed so I could see him in action. Great experience and we will definitely be back!!

    — Patricia A. Parent

    • 5/5.

    7/11/2015 - I loved the camp and can't wait to come back next year!

    — Adnan A. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Just perfect

    7/11/2015 - Better than I thought. Great coaches, lots of tennis, new friends. Just perfect.

    — Rachel D. Camper

    • 5/5.
    each year the camp gets better and better!

    7/11/2015 - This was my third year attending and each year the camp gets better and better! Well done Nike and well done MSU coaches and staff! It would be AWESOME if there were a discount extended for folks who wanted to do an additional week of camp or if a sibling were attending.

    — Madison A. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Coach Orlando is warm and approachable

    7/10/2015 - Matthew had a great experience. He just signed up for a second week. Coach Orlando is so warm and approachable. We were thrilled with the camp.

    — Gerald G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Excellent involvement from staff

    7/10/2015 - Great coaches! Parents like the Facebook page. Excellent involvement from staff. They know their campers. Runs smoothly!

    — Carolyn J. Parent

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Michigan State Nike Tennis Camp

Gene Orlando, Co-Director
3571 E Mt. Hope
East Lansing, Michigan 48910

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