M.I.T. Nike Tennis Camp

M.I.T. Nike Tennis Camp
M.I.T. Nike Tennis Camp

The Nike Tennis Camp at M.I.T is back again this summer! This tennis day camp for kids is designed for young athletes to come and take their tennis training to the next level. Players receive first class tennis instruction, including 'Stroke of the Morning,' drills, and match play.

Nike Tennis Camp in Cambridge, MA

Located just across from Boston on the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is well known as the finest science and engineering university in the world. Our goal at the Nike Summer Tennis Camp at M.I.T. 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. Campers will work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun.

Highlights Include

  • Daily tennis instruction from teaching pro, Dave Hagymas, and his experienced staff
  • We offer a "10 and Under Tennis" program, featuring smaller courts and lighter, lower-bouncing balls
  • Safe, healthy and fun environment
  • 5-6 hours of daily tennis training with low camper to staff ratio and constant supervision
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Dave Hagymas
Camp Director

Dave Hagymas

Dave Hagymas, a five-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year, enters his 11th season at the helm of MIT men’s varsity tennis program. Hagymas returned to the collegiate ranks after serving as a private instructor in Lower Burrell, Pa.

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During the 2014-15 season, he guided the Engineers to a record of 16-5 overall and 5-1 in NEWMAC play. MIT advanced to the second round for the second consecutive season in the NCAA Division III Tournament. 

In his time with the Engineers, Hagymas has directed the team to a NEWMAC Championship and trips to the NCAA Tournament in each of his 10 seasons. During his tenure at MIT, he has compiled an overall record of 150-44 in dual matches, including an 92-1 mark in conference play.  

Prior to his arrival at MIT, Hagymas was an assistant coach at Duke University from 1992-04. In his first season with the Blue Devils, he worked with the women’s team before beginning an 11-year stint with the men’s squad. During his tenure with the men’s team, he helped guide the Blue Devils to a top-10 national ranking each season and nine Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship titles. In 1997, Hagymas was named the Regional Assistant Coach of the Year and then earned national accolades in 2001.

Hagymas graduated from Coastal Carolina University, formerly University of South Carolina at Coastal, in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. He earned Big South All-Conference honors while playing for the Chanticleers.

Camp Details

2016 M.I.T. Nike Summer Tennis Camp Information

This year we are offering eight weeks of Day Tennis Camp for kids ages 6-18 of all abilities. Campers have the choice of participating in an Extended Day (9:00am-5:00pm), Full Day program (9:00am-3:30pm) or a Half Day program (9:00am-12:30pm). In addition to our tennis training program, we are also offering an hour and a half of swimming and/or Math/Science classes as a part of some of our camp programs.

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Camp Program Offerings (2016 Coming Soon!)

Campers have a choice of five different programs:

  • Half Day: (9:00am-12:30pm) $275 (Tennis only)
  • Full Day: (9:00am-3:30pm) $395 (Tennis only)
  • Full Day: (9:00am-3:30pm) $475 (Tennis: 9:00am-12:00pm + *Math/Science Class: 1:30-3:30pm)
  • Extended Day: (9:00am-5:00pm) $475 (Tennis: 9:00am-3:30pm + **Swimming: 3:30-5:00pm)
  • Extended Day: (9:00am-5:00pm) $495 (Tennis:9:00am-12:30pm + *Math/Science Class: 1:30-3:00pm  + **Swimming: 3:00-5:00pm)

* Math/Science class taught by MIT students
** Campers swim in the MIT pool

Math/Science Classes

The Math/Science program is open to campers age 8 and older only. The classes will be hour and a half sessions each day and there will be different fun and challenging projects each week. Campers attending multiple weeks will have a new curriculum each session. Campers in the classroom will be divided into small groups based on their age and ability. Sample topics include: Math, Engineering, Alternative Energy and Physics. 

10 and Under Tennis

In addition, we offer a “10 and Under Tennis” (Half Day or Full Day) program, featuring the USTA’s successful  new teaching format. This is an exciting new way kids 10 and under are learning to play tennis as well as compete. The courts are smaller and 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.


  • 8:30-9:00am on Monday for all campers at the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble.
  • Follow signs for check-in.
  • All campers: Thursday at the end of their respective session at the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble.
  • Graduation ceremony will take place at the end of the half day session (12:30pm) on Thursday with all campers.

Daily Program Schedule

  • Extended Day Camp runs 9:00am-5:00pm (Monday through Thursday). Check out is at 5:00pm Thursday.
  • Full Day (Tennis Only) Camp runs 9:00am-3:30pm (Monday through Thursday). Check out is at 3:30pm Thursday.
  • Full Day (Tennis with Math/Science) Camp runs 9:00am-3:30pm (Monday through Thursday). Check out is at 3:30pm Thursday.
  • Half Day Camp runs daily from 9:00am-12:30pm (Monday through Thursday).


Lunch is NOT provided. Extended Day and Full day campers should bring their own lunch daily or money to purchase on campus. Half Day campers leave before lunch.


Campers play on 20 outdoor tennis courts. In case of rain, camp will move to the indoor courts.

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. PLEASE NOTE: Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Camp Code: TNXDMI

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45am-9:15am Check-in at the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble
  • 9:15-9:45am Technique & Conditioning
  • 10:00am-12:30pm Drills & Instruction
  • 12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break
  • 1:30-3:30 Tennis Match Play, both singles and doubles
  • *1:30-3:00 Optional Math/Science classes (pick up at 3:30pm for full day, 5:00pm for extended day)
  • *3:30-5:00pm Optional swimming and recreation (pick up at 5:00pm)

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Dedicated Director

The Director Dave was amazing! He was attentive and strived to make sure the children were comfortable in their individual groups. The tennis instructors were very enthusiastic. They created a fun environment which is key to enjoyment & engagement in the camp!

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  • 5/5.
Camper in High Spirits

Wonderful camp! Truly enjoyed the instructors and other campers. Thank you!

  • 5/5.
Best Experiences

Your tennis camp was one of the best experiences I've had in awhile. The experiences and good times I had there were exceptional, and I can't wait to come back. I'll see you next summer!

  • 4/5.
Satisfied Camper

I have had a great experience and time at camp.

  • 5/5.
We're coming back!

My son (8) had a great week at camp. Lots of stories every day when I picked him up. We'll definitely sign up next year!

  • 5/5.

Thank you. Both my sons enjoyed the camp very much.

  • 5/5.
Excellent Experience

Everyone at the MIT camp was great - my son has an excellent introduction to the sport, could not be happier!

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.