Nike Malibu Tennis Camp, Adult Program

Nike Malibu Tennis Camp, Adult Program
Nike Malibu Tennis Camp, Adult Program

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our popular Adult Tennis Camps at Pepperdine University. This year we will have two sessions which are open to anyone over the age of 18. We will have players of all different playing abilities and ages, and there will be groups to accommodate everyone.

The Nike Malibu Tennis Camp welcomes adults over the age of 18 of all skill levels to the outstanding Pepperdine University campus. This camp is for adult athletes to come and vastly improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our goal is to give players the opportunity to hit tons of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the best players in their peer group. The camper staff ratio is 4:1. The camp includes instruction on every stroke, singles and double strategy and a doubles round robin tournament.

Highlights Include

  • All campers will receive group instruction from Pepperdine Head Coaches
  • Maximum 4:1 Camper/Coach ratio
  • Instruction on every stroke, as well as Singles and Doubles strategy
  • Doubles Round Robin Tournament
  • Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt for all campers
  • Written stroke evaluation provided at the conclusion of camp

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

2015 Camp Information

(Camp Code: TNADPU)

Program
We are pleased to announce the continuation of our popular Adult Tennis Camps. This year we will have two sessions which are open to anyone over the age of 18. We will have players of all different playing abilities and ages, and there will be groups to accommodate everyone.

2015 Dates: July 24-26 and July 31-Aug 2

DAY CAMP - $495.00. Includes all tennis activities, and the following meals: Dinner on Friday, Lunch on Saturday.

Check-in and Departure
Check in Friday at 3:30-4:00pm at Varsity Tennis Courts.   
Departure Sunday at 12:30pm at Varsity Tennis Courts.

Courts
Camp is held at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center with its 16 outdoor courts.

Please note: This is a Day Camp only. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.

Local Accommodations
Need a hotel to stay in the area? We recommend Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills, The Hampton Inn in Agoura Hills, and The Malibu Beach Inn in Malibu. We recommend Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills during the adult 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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Facilities

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

Sample Daily Schedule

  • FRIDAY
  • 3:30-4pm Check-in at Varsity Tennis Courts
  • 4:00-5:30pm Evaluation/Groundstrokes
  • 5:30-6:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30-8:30pm Serves/Groundstrokes
  • SATURDAY
  • 9:00am Warm Up
  • 9:30-11:30am Drills/Stroke Technique
  • 11:30-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00-4:00pm Singles/Doubles Strategy; Match Play
  • SUNDAY
  • 9:00am-10:30am Stroke review - Camper's choice!
  • 10:30am-12:00 noon Double tournament

Meet Camp Coaches

Marcelo Ferreira
Co-Director

Marcelo Ferreira

Marcelo Ferreira enters his first season as head coach of the Pepperdine men's tennis team in 2014-15 after joining the coaching staff in 2013-14. Ferreira was the Waves' associate head coach during his initial year in Malibu. 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...

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"I am extremely thankful to Dr. Potts and President (Andrew) Benton for their trust in my ability to lead this team and coach the fine young men who are a part of it," said Ferreira upon his promotion. "Adam Steinberg and all of the coaches before him were responsible for nurturing this program into one of the most respected and successful programs in the country. It is an honor and privilege to lead this team and I am committed to furthering its legacy."

And help further the success of Pepperdine tennis he did. In his first season with the Waves, Alex Sarkissian became just the third player in program history to reach the finals of the NCAA Singles Championship. In addition to earning ITA All-American status in singles, Sarkissian was also an All-American in doubles alongside Francis Alcantara. Unseeded, the duo reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Doubles Championship in Athens, Ga.

Ferreira was twice named the ITA Texas Region Assistant Coach of the Year during his tenure with the Red Raiders, first in 2010 and again in 2012. Texas Tech went 103-54 (.656) with Ferreira on the coaching staff, and made five-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2008-12. In his six years on the sidelines - by far the most successful six-year span in program history - the team finished ranked in the ITA top-25 an unprecedented four times.

He helped recruit and develop perhaps two of the finest tennis players ever to come through Texas Tech - Raony Carvalho and Gonzalo Escobar. To date, Carvalho and Escobar are the program's only ITA All-Americans.

After graduating from Georgia College & State University in 2006, Ferreira remained in Milledgeville, Ga. for a year to serve as the assistant coach for both the men's and women's tennis programs.

Ferreira got his coaching start in 1998 at the Mauro Menezes Tennis Academy in São Paulo, Brazil. His expertise was also lent to the Alphaville Tennis Club. After moving to the United States, Ferreira founded 2SV Sports Management, a company that organizes events and tournaments for foreign prospective tennis players. Not soon after, he became the director at Future Stars Tennis Camp in South Hampton, N.Y.

Ferreira graduated from GCSU in 2006 with a physical education degree. He was a three-year letterwinner on the tennis team and earned Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll status every season. He later went on to earn his master's degree in education, with a focus on human performance and sports management, from Texas Tech.

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Per Nilsson
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. During his first stop in...

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"I am so excited for Per's return to Pepperdine to lead our women's tennis program," said Director of Athletics Steve Potts upon his hiring. "Per has enjoyed great success all along his coaching career and I am confident that he will be able to take our very successful program to even greater heights. Per's commitment to our Christian mission, to the academic well-being of our student-athletes and to competing for championships at the highest level make him a great fit for Pepperdine."

After leaving Pepperdine in 2007, Nilsson spent the last seven seasons coaching the men's squad at his alma mater, Mississippi State. There he compiled a record of 95-76 while going 36-42 in the tough Southeastern Conference. He led the Bulldogs to back-to-back SEC West titles in 2011 and 2012 and brought MSU to four-straight NCAA Tournaments from 2011-14.

Nilsson takes over for Escudero, who has been at the helm for 37 seasons beginning in 1977-78. He stepped down at the end of the 2013-14 campaign, but will remain on staff as the associate head coach. Nilsson inherits a team that has made 27 consecutive NCAA Tournaments and captured the West Coast Conference championship for the 24th time in 2014 while earning a final national ITA ranking of #24.

In his seven seasons in Starkville, Miss., Nilsson's squads produced four ITA All-Americans and 17 All-SEC selections.

His eye for recruiting and developing young talent is evident as a Mississippi State player garnered SEC Freshman of the Year honors in three of the last four seasons. In 2013, Romain Bogaerts not only took the conference's top rookie award, he was also honored as the ITA National Freshman of the Year.

Nilsson first brought the Bulldogs to the NCAA Championship in 2011, their first appearance since 2005, and MSU advanced to the second round. After reaching the second round again in 2012, Nilsson's young 2013 team eclipsed expectations and advanced to the NCAA Championship round of 16 for the first time since 2001. Mississippi State made their fourth-consecutive appearance at the tournament in 2014 and reached the second round.

Nilsson has racked up the honors for himself as well throughout his time at MSU, including an SEC Coach of the Year honor in 2011 and two ITA Southern Region Coach of the Year honors in 2011 and 2013.

In the classroom, Nilsson's teams have been just as dominant. MSU has been named an ITA All-Academic team for the past five seasons, producing 40 Academic All-SEC selections and 29 ITA Scholar-Athlete selections. Nilsson has also had two players named Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.

Nilsson was an assistant coach for the Pepperdine men's tennis team from 2003-07 under head coach Adam Steinberg, where the Waves went 119-38 in those five seasons.

Easily highlighting his resume while in Malibu was the 2006 campaign when Pepperdine claimed its first-ever national championship. Nilsson was very involved in Pepperdine's recruiting efforts leading up to that season, which saw the Waves post a 36-2 record and hand Georgia its only loss of the season in the NCAA title match at Palo Alto, Calif.

Leading up to that crowning season, Pepperdine improved from #27 in the country in 2004 to #8 nationally in 2005, a year in which Nilsson was named the ITA's West Region Assistant Coach of the Year. The Waves advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals that campaign, ending at 24-3.

Nilsson played collegiately at Mississippi State from 1992-94 and helped the Bulldogs earn three consecutive top-10 finishes in the rankings. MSU reached the round of 16 at the NCAA Championship in 1992 and 1993 before reaching the semifinals in 1994.

Serving as team captain during his senior year, Nilsson is ranked #6 on the Bulldogs' all-time career victory list in both singles and doubles.

Nilsson was a student assistant coach at Mississippi State during the 1994-95 season before working as a tennis professional at the Capital City Country Club and St. Marlo Country Club. From 1998-2000, he was the Director of Tennis at Appalachee Farms.

A native of Lund, Sweden, Nilsson was a high school exchange student at Jackson (Miss.) Academy and was the 1990 Mississippi Academy singles champion. He is married to the former Beth Vennerstrom.

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Outstanding quality!

The quality of instruction was outstanding, and I learned something new and useful about every stroke. Nick and his staff did a terrific job.

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  • 5/5.
Top notch instructors!

I travel often and have had tennis coaching all over the world and I find the coaches at Pepperdine to be some of the best in the world in their knowledge and enthusiasm. Thank you for bringing Nike Adult Tennis Camp to Malibu!

  • 5/5.
Exceeding expectations!

I had a great time! Better than expected. The instructors were very personable and I felt as though they payed close attention to each of our specific needs and addressed them in a clear and concise manner. They provided good metaphors/images to reinforce their observations and instruction. Wish camp was offerred at the Pepperdine location more frequently.

  • 5/5.
Coming Back!

The Dartfish analysis and session exceeded my expectation. Overall, the instruction and insight was great. The workout from the drills was, well..a great workout. As a pretty accomplished 4.5 player, I still learn a lot to improve my game. The facilities and location (and weather) was fantastic. I can't believe I didn't attend these camps years ago. I'm coming back!

  • 4/5.
Staff Generous with Time

The ratio of teaching staff to student was excellent. The staff was well qualified and extremely generous with their time. Will be back next year.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Day $495.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Day $495.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.