Offense-Defense Tennis Training Method
Coined by a camper as “the everything camp,” our Offense-Defense tennis training provides its own unique teaching method that effectively covers every aspect of the game, offers a variety of fun off-court activities, and attracts campers from all over the world. Our tennis camp program is designed and operated as an intensive educational tennis course. We are confident in the results obtainable with Offense-Defense's tennis instruction method because it is founded on the most up-to-date attitudes, teaching methods and aids being used by professional tennis educators.
The tennis program consists of five to six hours 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.
Instructional Groups and Programs
All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. Classes are programmed for three different proficiency levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced (Tournament Training or High School) - for all ages. Each student will be tested weekly and placed in a group of similar ability, and age so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. Beginners will be playing tennis in just a few days, intermediates will improve all aspects of their game, and advanced players will sharpen their game to a competitive edge.
All Skills Program
The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game.
Tournament Training Program
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.
High School Program
The High School Program 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.
- Overnight Campers 12:00 noon - 2:00pm on Sunday
- Day Campers 1:30-2:30pm on Sunday
- All campers 4:00pm on Friday (early Check Out available if needed)
The 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. MB Sports Camps will have exclusive use of these state of the art facilities. In the event of rain, campers will rotate among indoor courts to do off-court conditioning & strength training and will watch tennis videos. In some cases, they will do trivia and ping pong tournaments and make up the tennis hours when the weather improves.
In addition to the amazing tennis experience, we offer our campers a great opportunity to escape the courts and have some fun in the evenings. Each week we offer a variety of off-court activities (both on and off campus, some of which may incur an additional fee).
- On-campus activities examples: gymnasium (basketball), swimming, ping-pong, movies, cards, board games, and more.
- Off-campus activities examples: Major League Soccer Game; Boston Lobsters Tennis Team, Whale Watch, Water Country, Dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, Boston Duck Tour, Funway Café (entertainment complex which includes mini-golf, batting cages, bumper boats and more!); and lastly, Laser Zone. Staff members accompany our campers on all trips.
- Evening activities examples: Sky Zone Trampoline, Paintball, Movies, Bowling, Trips to downtown Boston and the Mall, 6 Flags, and 4th of July BBQ (Evening activities are subject to change at any time. Campers will be placed into updated activity list).
Weekend stayovers are available for $300/weekend and include housing and meals for Friday and Saturday night, along with the fee for the weekend activities (roughly $50-60 addition).
International Camper Options
International campers seeking a Sport and Language program can find a list of camp sessions and a detailed description of our new programs by clicking this link. International campers seeking a Sport Only program, a multi-week sport camp experience, can easily combine any of our individual Tennis Camp sessions together with a weekend stay over to create the right camp program to fit your needs!
Round trip airport transfers from Boston Logan Airport are available for an additional fee for about $180. After you complete your camp registration, additional information will be forthcoming about how to sign up and pay for these additional services. We understand that flights do not always arrive during the "typical pick up time" listed in your registration packet, and that is fine. As long as we have the flight information in advance we are very flexible with the pick up and drop off times.
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. PLEASE NOTE: Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Other Nike Sports Camps at Curry College
At the same location, there is a NIKE Softball Camp, NIKE Baseball Camp, NIKE Tennis Camp, NIKE Golf Camp, NIKE Volleyball Camp and NIKE Lacrosse Camp. All seven sports camps are directed by the owner: Mehdi Belhassan. Many campers who play more than one sport are able to play one week of Soccerl and additional weeks in any other sport (without ever having to move locations… they can even stay in the same dorm room!) This is a great opportunity for athletes with multiple interests to get great intensive training in their favorite sports at one location - play tennis one week and soccer, lacrosse, golf, or softball the next! When mixing sports, campers must participate in at least 1 full week of each sport. Sports can not be mixed during the week. This is because each sports camp is an Intensified Training Program and should not be interrupted mid week.
These Nike Tennis Camps are operated by MB Sports Camps. Nike and the Swoosh design are registered trademarks of Nike, Inc. and its affiliates and are used under license. Nike is the title sponsor of the camps. US Sports Camps, Inc. is a marketing and registration service for these camps, and it and Nike have no control over the operation of the camps or the acts or omissions of MB Sports Camps.
Camp Code: TNXROD
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
- 8:45am Tennis Instruction
- 10:00am Break
- 10:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
- 11:45am Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
- 1:15pm Tennis Program, Match Play
- 2:45pm Break
- 3:00pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
- 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis, Swimming
- 5:00pm Day Campers Depart. Rest, Shower, Dinner for other campers.
- 7:15pm Evening Activity
- 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
- 10:15pm Lights Out