ELS Language and Nike Tennis Camp at Curry College

ELS Language and Nike Tennis Camp at Curry College
ELS Language and Nike Tennis Camp at Curry College

Join us this summer at the Nike Tennis Camp at Curry College. You'll improve your Tennis game, meet new friends from all over the world and with our new Sport and Language programs, you'll improve your English too!

International campers will find this Nike Tennis camp provides everything they need for a great visit to the US. The Tennis program covers all four essential aspects of  the game: skill development: strength and conditioning, technical precision, tactical development and sport psychology.  Designed as an intensive educational tennis course, this program also offers specialized skill sessions for tournament and high school players.

Campers can add morning language classes to sharpen their English conversational skills, returning home with a new found confidence. Lastly, exciting evening and weekend activities give international campers a chance to explore Boston, and meet new friends, giving them a summer experience they will never forget!

We will run 6 consecutive weeks of Nike soccer camp, starting on June 28, 2015 and ending on August 7, 2015. Campers can combine sessions together to create a multi-week sport only or sport and language camp package. 

International campers seeking a SPORT only multi-week camp should combine our individual sessions (which start on June 28th), with weekend stay overs to create the perfect multi-week camp program.  To view our individual Nike Tennis sessions at Curry College, click here.

Highlights Include

  • 4 hours of daily Nike Tennis instruction including drilling, match play, strategy sessions and conditioning
  • ELS Language program offers 15 English classes per week, designed to improve conversation skills and speaking confidence.
  • Fun evening and weekend activities including World Team Tennis, laser tag, Six Flags and more
  • On-court instruction from director Mehdi Belhassan and his experienced staff
  • Every camper will receive a Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt
  • Campers come from around the world!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Mehdi and Maria Belhassan

Mehdi and Maria Belhassan

Mehdi and Maria Belhassan co-direct the Offense Defense Nike Tennis Camp and reside on campus with the kids. Mehdi played tennis at the highest level, representing his country, Morocco in international events including Davis Cup and the African Championships. He was the top ranked junior in Morocco, played both on the collegiate and professional circuits, and has coached players of...

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Othmane Lalami

Othmane Lalami is currently on the men's tennis team at Auburn University and his career year-to-date accolades include the SSAC All-Conference First team, SSAC All-Academic Team,...

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Othmane Lalami is currently on the men's tennis team at Auburn University and his career year-to-date accolades include the SSAC All-Conference First team, SSAC All-Academic Team, three straight set victories over opponents from top 10 Division II Teams, NAIA National Championships, Arthur Ashe Leadership Award and being name to the All American Team. Originally from Morocco, Lalami hailed from Al Jabr HS where he was a member of the African and Arab Championship teams in the 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U categories. Lalami has been part of the MB Sport Camp organization for many years along with other youth tennis organizations. 


Martin Parkes

Martin Parkes currently is the head coach for the nationally recognized Saint Leo Univeristy men's tennis program.  Parkes brings over 15 years of coaching experience to the...

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Martin Parkes currently is the head coach for the nationally recognized Saint Leo Univeristy men's tennis program.  Parkes brings over 15 years of coaching experience to the program, most recently serving as the Saddlebrook International Tennis Academy Head Coach where he worked with numerous top world ranking juniors.  Parkes made an impact on the courrt as a player as he competed at Division 1 Campbell University, before graduation in 2004.  He was tabbed the team's captain and most valuable player en route to a 43-15 record in 2003-2004.  He also climbed to as high as #60 in the NCAA doubles ranking during this same year. In the late 90's Parkes garnered early career success as a nationally ranked junior then he spent time on the ATP Future tours as well as the British Tour, The German league and Wimbledon Pre-Qualifying Events. Parkes carries a bachers of science in both Psychology and Exercise Science and has a USTA P-1 coaching qualification and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. 

Camp Details


Campers can choose from a 2,3,4, or 5 week Sport + Language program. The start dates of the programs are 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, or 7/26. These combined sport and language programs are highly recommended for campers where English is not the native tongue. Click on more details for more information. 

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Overview of Sport + Language Program

  • English classes begin Monday morning, and are held from 0900-1200 Monday through Friday.
  • Students in this program will improve core English skills: speaking, listening, and confidence. Classes are communicative in nature and offer plenty of opportunities for speaking practice in three 50-minute classes per day for a total of 15 classes per week.
  • Four hours of Nike Tennis Training are offered daily (M-F) from 1300-1700. Campers will be evaluated and placed into appropriate training programs.
  • In addition to the all skills program, we offer a tournament training program each week or specialized high school player programs the last two weeks of camps. (See below for more details) The tennis program consists of daily instruction which includes technical work in the form of drills, strategy sessions, on-and-off court conditioning, supervised point and match play, mental toughness and game analysis. In addition to supervised free play, campers will receive special help sessions at night on forehand, backhand, serve and volley. The techniques and methods build confidence, while the group dynamics enable the students to get more done and have more fun.

*The tournament training program is geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness. The high school session is provided for players currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.

  • Program is designed for campers aged 10-18 years old.
  • Students will be evaluated and put into groups based on age, soccer exerience and skill and language experience.
  • Weekend programs are included in tuition and are supervised and planned by international staff.
  • Roundtrip airport pickup is included in tuition from the Boston Logan International airport. 
  • All-inclusive tuition: Covers language instruction, sport instruction, housing, meals, roundtrip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and activities.

For family or friends wishing to stay nearby, we recommend the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Canton, MA, located a couple miles from campus. Please call 781-828-4700  to reserve your room.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in (Sunday):
  • 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.
Check-out (Friday):
  • 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.

Other Details

  • All-inclusive tuition: Covers language instruction, sport instruction, housing, meals, roundtrip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and activities (two per week, plus one additional if staying for weekend).
  • Travel.  Airport transfers from Boston Logan Airport are included in your tuition.  All campers must complete a travel forms with flight information no later than 3 weeks prior to camp. 
  • 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 2015. 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.
  • Housing: Dormitory housing on campus with all meals provided (variety of choices at each meal). Two campers to a room. International campers will be placed with an American camper of the same age/grade. Bathrooms are communal and are located on each floor.
  • Safety: 24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Tennis Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities. This camp hires 2 separate staff for double the supervision! Coaches are not required to watch campers during non-sport hours and are therefore able to rest and give 100% effort everyday. Their counselor staff have been hired to watch campers during all non-sport hours and field trips!
  • Instruction: 1:8 Coach to Camper ratio. Training groups formed by skill, age, and years of experience. End-of-session individual player evaluation written by coaching staff - see "Coaches" tab for more details on coaching staff.
  • Spending Money: recommend $50-$100 per week
  • Medical Facility: 3-6 athletic trainers are on-site and around the dorms. A doctor is on-call for emergencies.
  • Laundry: Campers have access to the laundry machines which are located in each building.  We provide the laundry detergent for FREE.  However, the college's laundry machines require them to pay $1.25 for the washer and $1.25 for the dryer.  If campers need help washing their clothes, the counselors are always available to help them.  This is a great experience for the campers to learn how to wash their own clothing!
  • Money for the machines: The campers will be able to get change from the bank from their camp bank account.   Parents send their child with approximately $50/week of spending money.  You can send more or less spending money- it is completely up to the parents and the $50/week is just a recommendation.  We hold the money in the camp bank so it is safe.  Campers have a bank ledger which they sign everytime they withdraw money.  At the end of their stay, whatever is left in their camp bank is sent home with them.  If a camper runs out of money, the parents can call into the office (617)391-5139 and give a credit card number to charge more money into their child's bank account.
  • Labels on clothing: We only recommend it so that if he loses it, we know whose clothing it is.  Many parents do not do this as it is very time consuming.  It is not necessary, only a recommendation.  You could always use a permanent marker to at least write his initials on the inside of his clothing if you would like.


The Nike Tennis Sports Camps at Curry College  is located on the wooded 135-acre campus of Curry College in Milton, MA, seven miles south of Boston.  Its outstanding facilities include eleven outdoor courts, grass and Astroturf sports fields, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, outdoor swimming pool, new air conditioned dorms, and a wonderful dining facility.  The language program will be taught on-site at Curry College.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Language Assessment (Monday only); Campers to classroom (Monday-Friday)
  • 8:45am Language Class begins: Grammar, Listening, Discussion, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing
  • 10:30am Language Class continues: Conversational activities, Writing, Music, Art
  • 12:00 noon Lunch
  • 1:00pm NIKE Tennis: Technical skill development, Tactical skill development, Strength and conditioning, Tournament play
  • 5:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm Free time
  • 7:00pm Evening activities
  • 10:00pm Campers to dorms
  • 10:30pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

  • 4/5.
Nicely Balanced Camp!

Well organized and structured. Adequate downtime balanced intense training. Son wants to come back and I agree. Wish I'd known about it sooner!

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  • 4/5.
Tennis Game Improved

My daughter, Lindsay, enjoyed the tennis program tremendously. She feels that her tennis game improved. She enjoyed meeting new friends and also told us how good the food was.

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to go back!

I loved this camp! Good food, fun tennis and I got the chance to go into Boston and see the Blue Man Group.   I will definitely be going next year!

  • 5/5.

My daughter enjoyed the tennis camp at curry college and we
were very impressed with their responsiveness and attitude.
The head coach was fabulous. She would like to return!

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.