Nike Tennis Camp at Oakwood University

Nike Tennis Camp at Oakwood University
Nike Tennis Camp at Oakwood University

Nike Tennis Camps is excited to be offering two weeks of junior tennis camp at Oakwood University in Huntsville for players ages 7-17 of all ability levels. Our summer tennis camps for kids include a combination of technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff as well as supervised match play.

Nike Tennis Camp in Huntsville, AL

Under the guidance of Oakwood University's Director of Tennis, Doug Goulding, campers will learn the latest techniques, tactics and strategies through on-court tennis instruction, competitive drills and match play. Players will hit tons of balls and participate in friendly competition with their peers!

Highlights Include

  • Daily tennis instruction from Oakwood University's Director of Tennis, Doug Goulding, and Director of The International Tennis and Life Academy, Tim Keller
  • 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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Doug Goulding

Doug Goulding

The camp is co-directed by Doug Goulding, one of Northern Alabama and the Tennessee Valley's top tennis coaches. Doug is the founder of the International Tennis and Life Academy located on the campus of Oakwood University. He is a USPTR certified teaching professional and a world class player and coach.

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Doug has over 25 years of coaching experience as well as experience as a camp owner and director. He is a former NCAA DIvision 1 Men's and Women's Head Tennis Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University, head coach at Frisch Academy, former Davis Cup candidate for Jamaica and former number 1 varsity collegiate player at Christopher Newport University.

He served as a Regional Director for the United States Tennis Association Eastern Section Southern Region where he was honored in 2003 as one of 17 national Tennis Heroes who made significant contribution to growing tennis at the grassroots.
Doug is the founder of the International Tennis and Life Academy located on the campus of Oakwood University in Huntsville Alabama.

Doug brings a great deal of knowledge, passion and experience as a director and coach and he is excited about making every improve while having fun.
Doug currently serves as director of tennis and tennis instructor in the Phys Ed department at Oakwood University.

Doug, Tim and their carefully selected trained staff of tennis instructors are confident  that each camper will have a fun and a positive tennis experience they will never forget.

Camp Details

2015 Oakwood University Nike Tennis Camp Information

This year we are offering one week of junior tennis camp for players of all skills levels, ages 7-17. Campers can choose between Full Day (8:00am-3:00pm) or Half Day (8:00am-11:00am) tennis camp options. In addition to the All Skills program, we also offer a High School Tennis Training 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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Camp Program Offerings

High School Program

​In addition to the “All Skills” program, we are offering a high school program geared towards players ages 13-17 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team. This program is also suitable for players looking to improve their match results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.

10 and Under Tennis

​We also offer a “10 and Under Tennis” (Half Day only; ages 7-10) program, featuring the USTA’s successful  new teaching format. This is an exciting new way kids 10 and under are learning to play tennis as well as compete. The courts are smaller and balls are  low-compression so they are easier to hit, allowing kids to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. It all makes it easy and fun for them to hit, play and score from the start, while developing skills that will last a lifetime. Please note: This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts. 


  • Full and Half Day campers check-in at 7:45m on Monday at the Natatorium Building next to the gymnasium. Look for signs to check in.
  • Half Day Campers: 11:00am on Friday at the tennis courts.
  • Full Day campers: 3:00pm on Friday at the tennis courts.

Program Schedule

  • Full Day Camp runs 8:00am to 3:00pm (Monday-Friday).
  • Half Day camp runs 8:00am-11:00am (Monday-Friday)


The lunch hour is fully supervised, but lunch is NOT provided. Full day campers should bring their own lunch daily. Half Day campers leave before lunch.


Campers will utilize the six beautiful, lighted tennis courts on the north end of Oakwood University's campus next to the football and softball field. The gym is just one building away and all of the athletic facilities are centrally located for easy access. 

Rain Plan

In case of rain while camp is in session we have access to the gym where we can have tennis related activities. Should a large portion of the days session get rain out, we will provide a make up day if we think it is necessary. 

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: TNXDOS

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00am - 8:30am Warm-Up/Intro/Agilities/Stretching
  • 8:30am - 11:00am Stroke Fundamentals and/or situational point development rotations
  • 11:00am Half Day campers depart
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Supervised lunch
  • 12:00pm 3:00pm Singles/Doubles Match Play with Coaching
  • 3:00pm Full Day campers depart

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Thoroughly Enjoyed!

Doug and his team are great, my son enjoyed it thoroughly!

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  • 4/5.
Thank You

Thank you for this experience. My son now wants to learn how to play tennis.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, High School,, 10 & Under Tennis
Age Group: 7 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Full Day (8:00AM - 3:00PM) $295.00
Availability: Open

Half Day (8:00AM - 11:00AM) $175.00
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.