Nike Tennis Camp at Butler University

Nike Tennis Camp at Butler University
Nike Tennis Camp at Butler University

Nike Tennis Camps welcomes a day summer camp at Butler University this summer. We are offering one week for high school players only. This junior tennis camp is co-directed by Tayo Bailey and Parker Ross, head tennis coaches for Butler University's women's and men's teams. Join the fun and elevate your game!

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This youth tennis camp consists of a core tennis training program that includes technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of tennis for various skill levels. Mornings focus on the technique while afternoons are geared towards match-play situations, giving each camper a positive learning environment to enhance their skills and enjoy the game.

Highlights Include

  • Daily on-court tennis instruction from head coaches, Tayo Bailey and Parker Ross, and their experienced staff
  • 5-6 hours of tennis training daily with a 6:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Every camper will receive a Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt
  • Gain self-confidence through tennis success
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Tayo Bailey

Tayo Bailey

Tayo Bailey, a former all-conference player for the Bulldogs, was hired as head women's tennis coach at Butler University in June 2012. Bailey returned to her alma mater after professional coaching stints in Chicago and Miami.

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Bailey, a 2006 Butler graduate, was a three-time first team All-Horizon League standout for BU. She is one of 25 players in that conference's history to earn first team honors at least three times. Additionally, she helped Butler to three appearances in the conference tournament final.

The inner-city Chicago, Ill., native replaced former long-time coach Jason Suscha, who coached the women's program for 13 seasons.

Bailey sported a 74-46 singles record at Butler, including a 25-10 mark as a junior in 2005. She had a winning record in each of her four seasons as a college tennis player.

After her playing career, Bailey stayed around the program as Suscha's women's assistant coach for two seasons. Butler advanced to the Horizon League championship match in both seasons she was on staff. She then spent time as a tennis professional and fitness trainer at various spots in Miami and Chicago before spending the last two years as a pro at the Goldfine-Smatt International Tennis Academy in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Bailey earned her degree in biology in 2006. She also earned a master's degree from Nova Southeastern.

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Jeremy Bayon

Jeremy Bayon

Entering his first season at Butler University, Jeremy Bayon comes from Gainesville, Florida where he was the Head Coach of a junior tennis academy for the last three years.

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From October 2003 to May 2012, he worked for the University of Florida as the Men's Tennis Assistant Coach. During his 9 years at Florida, the Men's tennis program made the Final Four in 2005, won the SEC Tournament in 2005 and 2011 and finished 8 out of 9 years ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Prior to his 9 years with the University of Florida, Bayon coached in Starkville, Miss., where he was an assistant coach at Mississippi State for two seasons.

Bayon was a four-year letterman for Mississippi State from 1997-2000 where he played for Arkansas head coach Andy Jackson, who was the head men’s tennis coach for the Bulldogs for 13 years. Bayon was a member of four teams that made NCAA appearances, including one of Mississippi State’s school-best national semifinal showings in 1998.

During his four-year stint on the squad, Bayon compiled career records of 88-51 (63.3 percent) in singles and 82-49 (62.6 percent) in doubles, ranking him in fifth place on Mississippi State’s all-time list for total wins when combining singles and doubles play. He ranks eighth in singles and second in doubles overall.

More impressively, however, was Bayon's victory rate in team match situations for the Bulldogs. MSU's team captain in 1999 and 2000, he registered dual match records of 63-23 (73.3 percent) in singles and 57-32 (64.0 percent) in doubles. When combining those two marks, he is Mississippi State's all-time leader in dual match triumphs with 120 career wins in team competition. He is third in Mississippi State history in dual match singles wins and first in doubles.

Bayon held national rankings in both singles and doubles for much of his career, climbing as high as 43rd in the country in singles and sixth in doubles. He closed out his career in 2000, his senior campaign, with his best results, qualifying for the NCAA Singles Championship. He was also an NCAA Doubles Championship participant in 1998 with partner Simon Larose.

A native of St. Etienne, France, Bayon holds a bachelor of business and administration degree from Mississippi State.

In the summer of 2006, Bayon and Rhonda Faehn were married. The couple just moved to Indianapolis and have two sons, Noah Emile Bayon, who was born Jan. 8, 2008, and Isaiah Freedom Bayon, born Nov. 24, 2010.

Camp Details

2016 Butler University Nike Tennis Camp Information

This year we are offering one week of Overnight and Day (9:00am-3:00pm) for high school aged players only, ages 13-18 consisting of a special High School High Performance Program. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own tennis instruction needs can be addressed throughout the week.

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High School High Performance Program

The High School High Performance Camp is provided for players (age 13-18) currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder. It is also geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness. These key components of the game at the higher level will be focused on throughout the week.

Check In/Out

  • Check In: Sunday at 1:00-3:00pm for all campers at Resco Hall.
  • Check Out: Graduation at 12:30pm on Thursday at the tennis courts. Parents are invited to attend. Check-out is immediately after from 1:00-3:00pm.

Day Camper Program Schedule

  • Sunday: Check in at 1:00-3:00pm. Depart at 5:00pm.
  • Monday-Wednesday: Arrive at 9:00am. Depart at 3:30pm.
  • Thursday: Arrive at 9:00am. Check out at 1:00-3:00pm


All meals are included for overnight campers starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with lunch on Thursday. Lunch is provided for all day campers Monday-Thursday.


2016: Overnight campers will stay in Resco Hall dorms on campus. Campers can request roommates, otherwise they will be placed in rooms based on gender and age.

Evening Activities

Overnight campers will participate in a variety of fun evening activities which may include pizza, game and/or movie nights, talent shows, games and free play at courts, and a music/acting evening.

Designated Airport

Indianapolis International Airport


Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.  If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Indianapolis International Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp. 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.


Campers will utilize the 6 outdoor courts as well as the 4 hard courts in the indoor Butler Tennis Bubble.

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: TNXRBU

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am Day Campers arrive
  • 9:00-9:30am Stretching / Warm-ups
  • 9:30am-12:00 noon Tennis Instruction, Drills, Skill Work & Strategy sessions
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00pm Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play, Doubles and Drills
  • 3:00pm Day Campers depart
  • 3:00-5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
  • 5:00-8:00pm Evening Activity
  • 8:15pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
  • 9:15pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

I was most impressed with COACH TAYO BAILEY'S hands on teaching, training. (HEAD COACH BUTLER UNIVERSITY). Usually at camps, the head coach defers to the assistants. Not her, she went to EVERY CHILD, EVERY GROUP, ROTATED so that every group benefited from her expertise! She is the reason I QUICKLY signed mine up for this week's (JULY 27, 2015) BUTLER UNIVERSITY TENNIS COMBO VOLLEYBALL CAMP, BECAUSE we found out she was heading the TENNIS CAMP PORTION OF THE COMBO CAMP!

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  • 4/5.

Backup plan needed for bad weather with so many kids. She loved every day but Tuesday! Thanks!

  • 5/5.
Great heritage

Butler university was great and filled with Indiana heritage!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: High School,
Age Group: 13 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day $435.00
Availability: Open

Overnight: $785.00
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.