Nike Tennis Camp at Lewis and Clark College

Nike Tennis Camp at Lewis and Clark College
Nike Tennis Camp at Lewis and Clark College

Our Nike junior tennis camp in Portland, Oregon at Lewis & Clark College offers both winter and summer camps for kids. This top Oregon tennis camp combines technical instruction and drilling from college tennis coaches and supervised match play.

The Lewis & Clark tennis camp in OR helps players take their game to the next level by giving them the opportunity to hit lots of balls, refine their technique, and be challenged by their peers.

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from Lewis & Clark Tennis Coach, Patrick Dreves, and his expert staff
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis instruction; low camper to staff ratio
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Patrick Dreves
Co-Director

Patrick Dreves

Patrick Dreves began his tenure as the Lewis & Clark men's and women's tennis coach in July 2011 and begins his sixth season in 2016.

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At the conclusion of the spring seasons in 2015 and 2016, Dreves was named ITA West Region Coach of the Year. The latter occurred after Dreves led the women's tennis team to the 2016 Northwest Conference championship, their first since 1979, and the men's team to their first-ever national ranking. The women concluded the 2015-16 academic year as the No. 18 team in the ITA national rankings, while the men were No. 39. Dreves was also named NWC Coach of the Year for both the men's and women's teams.

Dreves joined the Pioneers staff following seven years at the Spokane Club where he served in multiple capacities, most recently as the Athletic Director/Director of Tennis.

Dreves is no stranger to the Northwest Conference, serving as the head coach of the Whitworth men's tennis program in 1996, prior to going on to have great success at Linfield College (1998-2002). During his time at Linfield, he helped build the Wildcats into a regional powerhouse, winning the NWC Championship on both the men's and women's side in 2002. He is a three-time NWC Coach of the Year, earning the award in 2000 (women), 2001 (men) and 2016 (men and women).

Following his time at Linfield, Dreves served as the men's and women's coach at Eastern Washington University (2004-07), where he was named the Big Sky Conference Men's Coach of the Year in 2007 after coaching the Eagles to a second-place conference finish.

A member of the United States Tennis Association, Dreves has served on the Youth Competition Committee and the Junior Coaches Commission for nine years, while also being a part of the competitive training center coaching staff.

A two-sport athlete at Whitworth University, Dreves was the captain of both the tennis and soccer teams. Successful in both sports, he was named both All-Conference and NAIA All-American while graduating with a degree in business administration.

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Jimmy Chau
Co-Director

Jimmy Chau

Jimmy Chau began his time as a Pioneer assistant coach in 2005, making 2016 his 12th season as a Lewis & Clark coach.

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A native to Portland, Chau played three years of varsity tennis at Lewis & Clark (his fourth year was spent overseas) and was named captain and MVP his senior season in 2001. He was selected as an ITA Scholar-Athlete All-American while playing for the Pioneer and graduated with Delta Mu Delta honors in Business and Economics.

Outside of his team coaching duties, Chau teaches classes at the college, coaches at various camps around the area and co-directs Nike Tennis Camps at Lewis & Clark.

Jonathan Stark
Co-Director

Jonathan Stark

Jonathan Stark joins the OET coaching staff this spring and brings with him a wealth of on-court knowledge, instruction and competitive experience.

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Stark competed in the Pacific Northwest as a junior and obtained national standing and recognition with the USTA. A scholarship athlete at Stanford University, Stark was a singles and doubles All-American in 1990 and 1991. In 1991 Stark left Stanford to pursue his professional tennis career. Stark played 11 years on the ATP tour from 1991 to 2002. He held the #1 ranking in doubles, and was ranked as high as #36 in singles. Stark holds two ATP Singles titles and 19 ATP Doubles titles, including the French Open Doubles in 1994 (with Bryon Black), the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles in 1995 (with Martina Navratilova), and as the World Doubles Champion in 1997 (with Rick Leach). Stark was a member of the US Davis Cup Team from 1994-97 and has also been a member of the ATP Tour Council.

After retiring from the ATP tour, Stark returned home to the Pacific Northwest. He has held numerous positions within the tennis industry, including director of junior development at the Seattle Tennis Club, volunteer assistant coach at the University of Washington and volunteer assistant coach at Lewis and Clark College. Stark has played in numerous exhibition matches and continues to support the development of tennis at the local and regional level. In 2006, Stark was inducted into USTA PNW Hall of Fame and in 2009 he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.

Camp Details

We offer Summer Camps that run Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm and a Winter Camp that runs Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm. Camps are geared towards boy and girls, ages 9-18, of all skill levels,

2017 Camp Dates

  • July 10-13
  • July 17-20
  • July 31-August 3
  • August 14-17
  • Winter Camp dates TBA!
More Important Camp Details

Check-In/Out

Summer Camp Check-In
  • Check-in for all campers is at 8:45am on the first day of camp at the Dome. Campers should come dressed to play. 
  • Campers will stay until 4:00pm every day.
Summer Camp Check-Out
  • Check-out for all campers is at 4:00pm at the Dome daily. 
  • There will be a graduation at 3:45pm on the last day of camp, parent's are encouraged to attend. Check-out will follow immediately after.
Winter Camp Check-In
  • Check-in for all campers is at 8:45am on the first day of camp at the Dome. Campers should come dressed to play.
  • Campers will stay until 12:00pm every day.
Winter Camp Check-Out
  • Check-out for all campers is at  12:00pm at the Dome daily. 
  • Last day of camp is Thursday. 

Meals

For the summer camp, lunch is included for Full Day Campers. Winter campers leave before lunch.

Courts

Lewis and Clark College offers indoor and outdoor tennis courts. An air dome covers four of the courts which are available year around and we will be using two outdoor courts on campus as well during the summer camps. 

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: TNXRCL

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am Warm-up and Tennis Instruction
  • 10:30am Break
  • 10:45am Tennis Instruction and Drills
  • 12:00 noon Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play
  • 2:30pm Break
  • 2:45pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
  • 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program

Camper Reviews

Lauren K.Parent

  • 5/5.
Fantastic/enthusiastic/pro staff and facilities

7/15/2015 - My son loves this camp and would not miss it for anything. Fantastic/enthusiastic/pro staff and facilities. Thank you for another great week!

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Richard R.Parent

  • 4/5.
very attentive to each kid and offered good feedback

7/15/2016 - I thought my kids' tennis abilities improved by taking part in this camp. They enjoyed it overall. Jimmy was great. He was very attentive to each kid and offered good feedback to us as parents and skills-wise. They did a good job teaching my kids new things and helping them improve.

Melissa R.Parent

  • 5/5.
Great experience!

7/14/2015 - Great experience! Good counselor-player ratio!

Missy M.Parent

  • 3/5.
Director & coaches were outstanding

7/10/2015 - Director & coaches were outstanding and the format and venue were good. The only reason it isn't something we would do again is that my son, at just-turned-16, was the oldest. However, the coaches were awesome at customizing some activities to be sure he got challenged while he was at camp. That was very appreciated.

Nick A.Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks for a great week!

7/10/2015 - The Lewis and Clark coaches were all great! Also was nice to have the swimming option at the end of the day. Thanks for a great week!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $495.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $495.00
Availability: Open

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.