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Spend your summer working on your tennis game, improving your English and making new friends at the Nike Malibu Summer Tennis camp. Our Nike Sports and ELS Language program offers international campers, aged 10-18, the chance to practice both their tennis and English with some of the best collegiate coaches and players in the country.

This Nike Tennis Camp is one of the most popular tennis camps in the nation.  Directed by Marcello Ferreira and Per Nilsson, this camp provides the ideal environment to learn from some of the best collegiate coaches and players in the country.  Featuring up to 25 hours of tennis instruction and play per session, which include a combination of drills, match play, strategy sessions and video analysis, along with a flighted tournament each week, this tennis camp is perfect for the developing or accomplished player.  The ELS language program is uniquely integrated into our Nike Tennis Camp program, offering 8-50 minute classes each week.  

Highlights Include
  • Up to 25 hours of tennis instruction with a 6:1 player to coach ratio
  • Division 1 level coaching staff and professional ELS instruction offered
  • International students live and train with other American players
  • Spirited match play daily and flighted tournament each week
  • Fun evening camp activities and weekend trips
  • Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt and prizes
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Tennis Camp Malibu Marcelo Ferreira

    Co-Director Marcelo Ferreira

    Marcelo Ferreira enters his third season as head coach of the Pepperdine men's tennis team in 2016-2017 after joining the coaching staff in 2013-14 as associate head coach. Prior to coming to Malibu, Ferreira spent five seasons at Texas Tech as an assistant coach before being promoted to the role of associate head coach during the 2012-13 season.

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    Co-Director Per Nilsson

    Proven winner and championship-caliber coach Per Nilsson was chosen to lead the Pepperdine women's tennis team into a new era in the summer of 2014, succeeding 37-year head coach Gualberto Escudero. Nilsson spent seven seasons as the head men's coach at Mississippi State after a five-year stint as an assistant coach with the Waves' men's squad. 

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Camp Details

All Inclusive Tuition

The prices listed below include all Nike Tennis Training, ELS English Language instruction and materials, on-campus housing, 3 meals a day, round trip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and evening activities. There are different ways to build your program! Choose between Combined (1/2 day Tennis + 1/2 day ELS) Programs or 2-3 Week ELS Programs followed by Nike Tennis Camp.

Nike Tennis Camp Philosophy

Play the sport you love and get better this summer with our excellent Nike Tennis Camp staff of collegiate athletes and veteran coaches. On the first day campers are evaluated on the courts and placed into smaller groups based on their age and ability. Train up to 25 hours/week. All skill levels welcome. 6:1 athlete, coach ratio. Training includes excellent professional coaching, fundamentals drills, position specific training, and full field play.

ELS Language Classes

Gain confidence in your conversational English skills. Classes focus on communication skills with their new friends at camp and on the courts. All levels welcome. Campers are evaluated at the first class and group according to skill. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level groups.  Two, 50-minute lesson each afternoon. Classes run Monday – Thursday afternoons (see detailed sample schedule under More Details.)

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Check In & Check Out

Check-in is always on a Sunday. The last day of a session is on a Friday. International campers may arrive anytime on Sunday.  Regular Camp Check-in is between 2-3PM. 

Registering Online or Submit a PDF Application

Use the links below to choose the session you'd like to attend, or download an application here. Email it to international@ussportscamps.com.

Accommodation & Roommates

Suite Style College Dorm Room. 2 – 4 campers to a room; 4 rooms surround 1 common area. Air conditioning, shared bathroom. American roommate if requested.

Linens and Laundry

Bed sheets, pillow, and towel provided. Onsite facilities available. $2.50/wash and dry. 

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included everyday expect check-in and check-out days. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated if alerted before camp.

Weekday Activities

Evening activities planned Monday through Thursday, these activities are included intuition.  

Weekends & Trips

Weekends are a time to re-charge after a hard but fun week of tennis!  Campers will do their laundry play a little tennis and enjoy an activity on Saturday.  Depending on the number of weekend campers we have, we will go to an amusement park, go into Santa Monica to shop or hit the beach, which is just down the road!  All campers are asked to bring spending money for their weekend activities.  Room and board are covered under the weekend program, but entrance fees are not included.  Sunday is a day to sleep in, (!!) enjoy a late breakfast and get ready to start a new session.  Camp check-in starts in early afternoon with tennis instruction starting mid-day. 

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers provided from Los Angeles International Airport. Provide flight itinerary when registering or at least 3 weeks prior to camp start date. Campers will meet our vans directly outsdie the terminals.  Pickup details will be provided in the camp registration package which will be sent in mid-April. 

Unaccompanied Minor Services

Our Nike Tennis staff will meet campers at customs who are considered unaccompanied minors by the airlines.  Typically the airlines require the greeter's details such as name, driver's license number, phone number, and address. Nike Sports Camps will not have this information until the several weeks before your child arrives at camp. Please email international@ussportscamps.com to ensure we have your son/daughter on our pickup list and to provide you with the information you need. 

Medical Insurance

For an additional $60, add supplemental health coverage. On-site school nursed and trainers available for on-site injuries. You must be medically insured while at camp. If your health insurance will not cover you while in America, you must find alternative coverage whether that is the one US Sports Camps provides or otherwise.  

Wi-Fi & Communication

Wi-Fi access in common areas and dorm rooms available to campers. Camp office provides computer access for Skype and Email.

Spending Money

Suggested $100/week for spending money/Weekend activities.

After Registering

A detailed camper welcome packet containing health & release forms, emergency contact info, and a packing list will be emailed to all registered campers in Spring 2017. Our health and release forms will be collected on the first day of camp. International campers must have health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-8:45 AM Breakfast
  • 8:45-10:00 AM Tennis Training – Warm Up and Drills
  • 10:00-10:15 AM Break
  • 10:15-11:30 AM Tennis Training – Drills in Small Groups
  • 11:30-1:00 PM Lunch and rest
  • 1:00-2:30 PM ELS Language Classes or Tennis Training (for Sport Only Campers)
  • 2:45-3:00 PM Break
  • 3:00-4:15 PM Tennis Match Play and Drills
  • 4:15-5:00 PM Groups/Private/Extra Help - Optional Tennis - Day Campers Checkout / Friday Camp Ends
  • 5:00 PM Campers Rest/Shower/Dinner
  • 7:15-9:00 PM Evening Activity
  • 9:00-10:00 PM Campers to rooms/dorms
  • 10:00 PM Lights Out

Pepperdine Tennis 2010 Courts

Students/Campers stay and take all language classes at Pepperdine University, located in Malibu, CA.  All campers/students stay in the dorms on campus and play tennis at the Ralph-Straus Tennis Center with its 16 beautiful courts. 

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Camp Reviews

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    • 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!

    — Parent of Camper

    • 5/5.
    Enthusiastic Camper

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

    — Past Camper

    • 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.

    — Parent of Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Above and Beyond

    Great Camp! My son was the only weekend stay over that weekend and the camp went out of their way to make this a wonderful experience. Thanks for the great summer opportunity – he will be back again next year.  

    — Parent of Camper

    • 5/5.
    Attention to Detail

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

    — Parent of Camper

    • 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.

    — Parent of Camper

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ELS Nike Malibu Tennis Camp

Marcelo Ferreira, Co-Director
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90263

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