Nike Cal Tennis Camp at UC Berkeley Berkeley, California
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Nike Tennis Camps is thrilled to partner with CAL assistant men's coach, Tyler Browne, and men's and women's head coaches, Peter Wright and Amanda Augustus to host the Nike Tennis Camp at UC Berkeley. Choose a summer camp with the ultimate combination of athletics and fun. By offering a perfect mix of match play, drill work, strategy sessions there’s no better way to spend a summer!
The Nike Tennis Camp at UC Berkeley has something for everyone! For beginners, drills will focus on stroke fundamentals. For advanced and high school players our drills are designed to teach how to construct points using spin, pace and placement. The afternoon session will focus on strategy, tactics and match play. Our experienced staff consists of current and former CAL men's and women's players. Join the fun at this youth summer tennis camp and get better!
- On-court instruction from CAL assistant men's coach, Tyler Browne, and men's and women's head coaches, Peter Wright and Amanda Augustus
- 5-6 hours of tennis daily with a 6:1 student to teacher ratio
- We offer a "10 and Under Tennis" program, featuring smaller courts and lighter, lower-bouncing balls
- Every camper will receive a Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt
Campers will have access to the 15 tennis courts on the UC Berkeley campus.
California tennis makes its home at the Hellman Tennis Complex, located on the southwest side of campus. Used both for practice and home dual match competition, Hellman served as the host facility for the 1996 Men's Rolex NorCal Regional Tournament and was the site of the '94 NCTA/Michael Chang Reach for the Stars tennis clinic that benefited underprivileged Northern California youths, as well as numerous NCAA regional competitions.
Former California men's tennis player and team captain Tyler Browne is in his sixth season as the assistant coach for the Golden Bears. He was elevated from his duties as an undergraduate student assistant and hired on Aug. 11, 2008.Read Full Bio
Browne joined the Golden Bears with a year of experience under his belt as an active undergraduate assistant with the team, helping Cal to a 13-11 overall record, and fourth place in the Pac-10 conference with a 4-3 mark. In 2008, the Bears received a bid to the NCAA tournament for the eighth consecutive season, and advanced to the second round.
As a player, Browne posted a 72-59 overall singles record and added 46 doubles victories in four years on the court. He was ranked as high as No. 56 in singles and No. 12 in doubles with partner Conor Niland. As a junior, he was selected to the 2006 All-Pac-10 team and received honorable mention in 2007. Browne served as the team captain during the 2006-07 season and was an active member of the Bear Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
A native of Walnut Creek, Calif., Browne received a degree in sociology in 2008 and currently resides in Berkeley, Calif.
Now in his 21st season at the helm of the California program, Peter Wright has built an impressive resume as the head coach of the Golden Bears. He received his first coaching award in 1994 when he was named Wilson/ITA Regional Coach of the Year for guiding the Bears back to postseason play. He earned Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors in 1997 and 2001 and has helped the Bears become fixtures in NCAA postseason play since.Read Full Bio
The ninth coach in the 118-year history of Cal tennis, Wright has compiled a 255-187 (.577) career record during his tenure in Berkeley. In the 2011-12 season, with a 14-12 overall record (4-3/fourth place in the Pac-12 Conference), the Bears made their 13th consecutive postseason appearance in the NCAA tournament and the 18th in 19 years under Wright's guidance. The Bears advanced to the round of 16 for the sixth time under Wright. Senior Nick Andrews and junior Christoffer Konigsfeldt earned ITA All-America honors, while Andrews and sophomore Ben McLachlan earned selection to the All-Pac-12 Second Team. Senior Carlos Cueto garnered All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
Under Wright, 11 Cal players have combined to receive 15 ITA All-America selections. Wright's 2003 squad completed the season ranked fourth nationally, and boasted two ITA All-Americans and three all-conference selections. That team's 21-5 record is considered the school's all-time best record since joining the Pac-10. That year, the Bears finished in second place in conference play, which is California's best-ever showing in one of the toughest conferences in collegiate men's tennis. The 2002 season marked the first time that Cal enjoyed a series sweep of UCLA since 1953 and the first time that the Bears beat Stanford, UCLA and USC in the same season.
Wright's tour highlights include appearances at Wimbledon and the Australian Open. He represented Ireland in Davis Cup from 1988-95 and served as Irish Davis Cup Captain from 1995-2003. Wright also served as the Head Coach for Ireland at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Wright has served as Chairman of the NCAA Tennis Committee as well as on the Executive Board of Directors of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
Wright's community involvement includes serving as vice-president of Youth Tennis Advantage, whose organizational mission is to inspire inner-city kids to achieve their full potential through tennis and academic programs. In 2001, he established the Bear Trax program at Cal, which brings YTA children from Oakland to the Berkeley campus for academic tutoring with Cal students and tennis instruction with the Golden Bear men's and women's teams.
A Berkeley native, Wright was born on Dec. 8, 1963, attended Berkeley High School and earned a B.A. in Social Science from Cal. His wife of 17 years, Fionnuala, is a former Irish national tennis champion and a former member of the Irish national basketball team. The Wrights currently reside in Berkeley with their sons, Thomas and Michael, and daughter, Carly.
One of the most successful players in Cal women's tennis history, Amanda Augustus has quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with. In just her first year at the helm for the Golden Bears, Augustus led Cal further into postseason play than any previous squad had ever gone; finishing No. 3 in the final ITA rankings as the NCAA runner-up.Read Full Bio
Now entering her seventh season in Berkeley, Augustus has already made a return trip to the NCAA final and produced numerous ITA All-Americans. Under her guidance, Jana Juricova and Mari Andersson combined to claim the 2009 NCAA Doubles Championship. Juricova later captured Cal's first ITA National Indoor Championships singles title, and more recently became Cal's second NCAA singles champion. Juricova's impressive run in 2010-11 also made her the first Bear to garner the ITA's National Player of the Year Award, and the Honda Sports Award.
Augustus returned to her alma mater on July 20, 2007, to succeed her college coach, Jan Brogan, who announced her retirement, after 29 years at the helm. A four-time All-American at Cal from 1996-99, Augustus played professionally on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour for several years before turning her efforts to coaching. The Manhattan Beach, Calif. native served as head men's and women's tennis coach at Whittier College from 2004-05 and was an assistant at Michigan in 2005-06, before being elevated to the head position for the 2006-07 season.While overseeing the Wolverine program, Augustus guided the team to a 17-8 overall record, 8-2 in the Big Ten for third place. Michigan placed second at the Big Ten team championships and reached the second round of the NCAA tournament, completing its season with a No. 22 national ranking.
As a player for the Bears, Augustus earned All-Pac-10 honors in each of her four years, including first-team recognition as a sophomore, junior and senior. She teamed with Amy Jensen to capture the NCAA doubles title in both 1998 and 1999 and became the first tandem ever to win back-to-back doubles championships. In addition, Augustus and Francesca La'o were NCAA doubles quarterfinalists in 1996.
Augustus also earned an invitation to play in the NCAA singles tournament each of her four years at Cal, reaching the quarterfinals as a junior in 1998. During her career, she was ranked as high as fourth nationally in singles.
As a senior, Augustus received the Cissy Leary Sportsmanship Award for the ITA Northwest Region, as well as the Gladys Heldman Award for her outstanding combination of athletics and academics. In 1998, she was selected as the Daily Californian's Female Athlete of the Year.
After graduating with her degree in economics and a minor in business administration, Augustus turned her attention to the WTA tour and successfully earned invitations to the main draw of all four Grand Slam events - Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. She achieved world rankings of No. 82 in doubles and No. 304 in singles, and won 20 professional tournaments.
Augustus currently resides in Emeryville, Calif.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXDCA)
This year we are offering five weeks of Full Day (9:00am-4:00pm) camp and Half Day (9:00am-12:00pm) camp for kids ages 6-18 of all skill levels. All sessions are 5 days long, except the June 30- July 3 session, which is 4 days long and is offered at a discounted rate. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Tournament Training and High School Programs:
In addition to the All Skills program offered each week, we also offer a tournament training and high school program each session. Make sure to note that you would like to participate in these 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 program is provided for players ages 13-18 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.
10 and Under Tennis:
In addition, we offer a “10 and Under Tennis” 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: We will use short courts and full courts during the camp. This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts. For more information on “10 and Under Tennis” programs nationwide, Click Here to check out the USTA website.
2014 Camp Dates and Directors:
June 16-20 (Directors: Tyler Browne & Peter Wright)
June 23-27 (Directors: Tyler Browne & Peter Wright)
* June 30- July 3 (Directors: Tyler Browne & Amanda Augustus)
July 7-11 (Directors: Tyler Browne & Amanda Augustus)
July 14-18 (Directors: Tyler Browne, Amanda Augustus & Peter Wright)
Check-in / Check-out Times:
Check-in: All campers check-in on Monday at 8:30am at the courts.
Graduation: Friday at 3:30pm at the court for Full Day campers. Parents invited to attend!
* June 30- July 3 session: Last day of session is Thursday.
Check-out: Immediately following graduation at 4:00pm.
Day and Half Day Camper Information
• Monday: All campers arrive at 8:30am. Half Day campers stay until 12:00pm. Day campers stay until 4:00pm.
• Tuesday-Friday: Half Day campers come from 9:00am-12:00pm. Day campers come from 9:00am-4:00pm.
* June 30- July 3 session: Last day of session is Thursday.
• Meals: Full Day campers bring their own lunch each day. Half Day campers leave before lunch.
Campers will play at The Hellman Tennis Complex on 6 outdoor hard courts. In case of rain campers will move into club area for video analysis.
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.
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
- 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program