Nike Malibu Summer Tennis Camp - International Programs Malibu, California
Spend your summer working on your tennis game, improving your English and making new friends at the NIKE Malibu Summer Tennis camp. Our new Sports and Language program offers international campers, aged 10-18, the chance to learn tennis and practice their English with some of the best collegiate coaches and players in the country. Did we forget to say - it's a whole lot of fun, too!
New in 2013, The NIKE Malibu Summer Tennis Camp is pleased to announce a new partnership with ELS Language Centers in the US. Campers will now have the opportunity to add a week of language classes provided by ELS, prior to their NIKE Tennis Camp session starting with the June 30th session.
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 and safe location, with a staff consisting of college coaches, college players, and qualified language instructors. Two- and three-week sessions will be offered for international campers designed to combine just the right amount of language prep with a fantastic sport training program.
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- 30 hours of tennis instruction with a 6:1 player to coach ratio
- 20 hours of language instruction per week
- Competitive tournament play and daily drills
- Training provided by nationally recognized university coaches
- Fun evening camp activities with American children
- Weekend excursions to local tourist attractions
- Transportation to all activities and airport transfers
- Every Camper receives a NIKE Tennis Camp t-shirt
Campers play tennis at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center with its 16 beautiful courts.Meet your coaching staff
• Tenth 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
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.
Steinberg is now in his tenth year as head coach at Pepperdine. In 2010-11, Steinberg established himself as part of an elite group of coaches. His 2006 Waves won the national championship and in eight years he has an overall record of 176-61 (.743) along with eight West Coast Conference championships and eight NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2006, he was named the National Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, and he is a five-time WCC Coach of the Year.
During the 2007 season, his fifth, he moved into second place among Pepperdine's men's tennis coaches in career victories. He trails only Allen Fox's 367 wins, which came over the course of 17 seasons.
Each of his last six teams has finished in top 25 in the ITA national rankings, and all eight of his squads have ended up in the top 30.
His players at Pepperdine have been named All-Americans 13 times and have been All-WCC first team selections 21 times in singles and 12 times in doubles. A Pepperdine student-athlete has been named WCC Player of the Year in each of his eight seasons.
In 18 years as a head coach, which includes previous stops at St. John's and Alabama, his overall record is 306-140 (.686).
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 honors in singles 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, 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 National Indoor Championships.
With a record of 36-2, it marked a 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.
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.
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 their first-ever NCAA appearance in his first season. 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 won the Big Ten title, 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 Malibu. They have a daughter, Mia.
The dean of all Pepperdine coaches, Gualberto Escudero begins his 35th season at the helm of the women's tennis program in 2011-12. Escudero took over the head coaching position at the start of the 1977-78 season and has compiled a career record of 588-300 over 33 seasons.
Nick Carless will run the adult weekend camps. He begins his sixth season at Pepperdine in 2011-12, and his fifth as a full-time assistant coach. He was a volunteer assistant coach for the Pepperdine men's tennis team that won the NCAA championship in 2006, and then returned to Malibu in September 2007.
Overview of Sport + Language program
We are offering four weeks of overnight tennis camp and the option to add a one-week language program prior to the start of your NIKE Tennis Camp experience. The language program will be provided by ELS directly on the Pepperdine University campus. The first language session available will be June 30th. This program is designed for campers aged 10-18 of all abilities. Campers will reside on campus at Pepperdine University during both the language and NIKE Tennis programs
These are specifically designed camp programs just for international campers. Campers will stay on campus at Pepperdine with ELS staff the first week. The second week, campers will join the NIKE Tennis Camp at Pepperdine and participate in a one or two week session of sports camp. All session costs include language instruction and material fees, NIKE Tennis Camp instruction, housing, meals, and weekend stayover costs for the specified camp time frame.
How does the program work?
Week one: Campers arrive on Sunday and are greeted at the airport and brought back to Pepperdine University, just a short distance from LAX, by ELS personnel. Campers will settle into the dorms and get some much needed rest after their journey. On Monday morning, ELS staff will test campers in their English proficiency and put them in the proper program (beginner or intermediate) for the week. Classes are held in the morning Monday through Friday from 8:30am -12:30pm. Classrooms are a short walk from the dorms. In the afternoons campers can engage in additional language labs, or choose fun activities with camp staff. The end of the week will culminate in a day-long (Saturday ) weekend activity to one of LA's more popular amusement parks, such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, or Six Flags Magic Mountain. Please CLICK HERE for a sample daily schedule of the language program.
Week Two: The second week begins with NIKE Tennis Camp check-in at 2:00 pm. With the help of camp staff, campers will receive their new dorm and roomate assignments and head down to the courts. Campers will be evaluated by camp staff and put into skill groups based on age/ability. The first NIKE Tennis session will begin at 4pm on Sunday. Each session will include 30 hours of NIKE Tennis instruction and tournament play and conclude with a graduation ceremony on the last day (Friday) at 3pm. Campers choosing to stay for multiple sessions will be supervised by camp staff over the weekend. A sample daily schedule follows below.
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.)
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:30am Stretching and warm-up
- 8:45am Demonstrations, drills, and group instruction
- 11:45am Lunch
- 1:15pm Match play, drills, 1-on-1 time with coaches, optional free time/swimming
- 5:15pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Free time
- 7:00pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Campers to dorms and lights out!
Check-in & Check-out
- 12:00 noon - 2:00pm Sunday of the camper's first week.
- Signs will be placed all over campus and camp staff will also direct traffic.
- Evaluations: All campers will start their evaluations at 3:00pm.
- Lunch: On check in day, the first meal served is dinner. If you need to eat lunch with your parents, we will give you a list of several nearby restaurants.
- Orientation (campers only): After evaluations, showers, and dinner, all campers, staff, and coaches will walk to orientation together. Here we will introduce the coaches and staff, and go over camp rules and procedures.
- 12:00 noon - 2:00pm OR 4:00pm-6:00pm on Friday of the camper's last week.
- Campers who check-out in the second window (4:00-6:00pm) will be able to attend both the first and second sports session of the day, while those who check out in the first window will only attend the first sports session.
- Location: Your check out location is the same dorm that you checked in to unless otherwise notified by our staff at check-in.
Early arrivals & late departures: There is a $125 fee per day to accomodate campers arriving early or staying beyond the final day of their registered session. This fee includes housing and meals. Please note that our camp staff cannot receive early campers prior to Sunday, June 30 (the first day of our first session), nor may campers stay past Friday, August 2 (the final day of our last session).
- All international campers will be met at Los Angeles International Airport by camp staff, and will be escorted to their departing flight at the conclusion of their session. This is included in tuition.
- To schedule your pick-up, please complete a travel form which will be included in your registration packet. International campers must complete a travel form in order to guarantee pick up at the airport. Travel forms can also be accessed at www.mycamps.ussportscamps.com using your registered email.
- Designated Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Early arrivals & late departures: There is a $125 fee per day to accomodate campers arriving early or staying beyond the final day of their registered session. This fee includes housing and meals. Please note that our camp staff cannot receive early campers prior to Sunday, June 30 (the first day of our first session), nor may campers stay past Friday, July 26 (the final day of our last session).
- Safety: 24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Tennis Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
- Instruction: 6:1 camper to coach ratio.
- Recommended Spending Money: $100 per week
- Housing: Suite-style dorms on campus. Campers stay 4 to a suite. Genders separated by floor.
- All-inclusive tuition: Covers language instruction, sport instruction, housing, meals, roundtrip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and activities.
- Registration Packet: A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health & release forms, emergency contact info, and a packing list will be emailed to all registered campers in spring 2013. Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and will be collected on the first day of camp. International campers must have health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps.