Nike Tennis Camp at Curry College, MB Sports Camps Milton, Massachusetts
MB Summer Tennis Camp at Curry College covers all four essential aspects of skill development: strength and conditioning, technical precision, tactical development and sport psychology. Come join the fun and improve your game this summer!
Coined by a camper as “the everything camp,” Offense-Defense 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 teaching method because it is founded on the most up-to-date attitudes, teaching methods and aids being used by professional tennis educators.
International Campers Welcome!
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 Here. 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!
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction including drilling, match play, strategy sessions and conditioning
- Fun evening activities for overnight and extended day campers including World Team Tennis, laser tag, Six Flags and more (may be additional fees)
- On-court instuction from director Mehdi Belhassan and his experienced staff
- Every camper will receive a Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt
- Campers come from around the world!
Formerly the Offense Defense Tennis Camp, MB Sports Camps 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. MB Nike Sports Camps will have exclusive use of these state of the art facilities.Meet your coaching staff
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 all levels, from beginners to world class players. Mehdi will be on-court and direct all aspects of the tennis program.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXROD)
This year we are offering six weeks of overnight, extended day (9:00am-9:00pm) and day camp (9:00am-5:00pm) for players ages 8-18. Lunch & dinner are included for Extended Day Campers. Lunch is included for Day Campers.
*July 4th: MBSC will be running camp as usual on the July 4th Holiday. This is still a full week of camp. On July 4th campers will be celebrating with a Fourth of July BBQ and music party.
In addition to the all skills program, we offer a tournament training program each week and a high school program during the last two weeks of camp. Make sure to note that you would like to participate in this programs when you register.
- 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.
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.
Classes are programmed for three different proficiency levels: beginners, intermediates and advanced players — of 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.
Check In: Overnight Campers 12:00 noon-2:00 pm on Sunday
Day Campers 1:30-2:30 pm on Sunday
Check Out: 4:00 pm on Friday (early Check Out available if needed)
Campers play on 11 outdoor courts. 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.
Weekend stayovers are available for $175/weekend and include housing and meals for Friday and Saturday night, along with the fee for the weekend activities (roughly $50-60 additional).
Designated Airport: Logan, Boston
Round trip airport transfers from Boston Logan Airport are available for an additional fee of $175. 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 7 sports camps are directed by the owners: Mehdi and Maria Belhassan. Many campers who play more than one sport are able to play 1 week of Volleyball 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.
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
- 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
- 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
- 10:15pm Lights Out