CAL Tennis Camp at UC Berkeley

CAL Tennis Camp at UC Berkeley
CAL Tennis Camp at UC Berkeley

The CAL Tennis Camp in Berkeley offers the ultimate combination of athletics and fun. With a great mix of match play, drill work, and strategy sessions, it's one of the best tennis camps in California!

Our junior tennis camp at UC Berkeley is directed by CAL Tennis Coaches, Peter Wright and Amanda Augustus. Join the fun and improve your game this summer!  

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from CAL head tennis coaches, Peter Wright and Amanda Augustus
  • 5-6 hours of tennis training daily with a 6:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Tournament Training, High School & "10 and Under Tennis" programs
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Peter Wright
Camp Director

Peter Wright

Now in his 24th season at the helm of the California program, Peter Wright has built an impressive resume as the head coach of the Golden Bears. 

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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. Most recently, Wright was named the 2016 Pac-12 Coach of the Year after leading Cal to the NCAA semifinals and to its first appearance in the Conference championship match. Wright earned Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors in 1997 and 2001 and has helped the Bears become fixtures in NCAA postseason play since. Wright also claimed the 2012 USTA/ITA National Campus & Community Outreach Award, for providing a leadership role in increasing tennis participation throughout his community, both on and off campus, and earned induction in 2015 into the USTA Northern California Hall of Fame.

The ninth coach in the long history of Cal tennis, Wright has compiled a 328-221 (.597 winning percentage) career record during his tenure in Berkeley. His 2015-16 Bears compiled a 21-7 overall record, including 5-2 mark in the Pac-12 that seed them third for the Pac-12 Championship. The regular season included big wins such as the 4-1 upset of No. 2 TCU – the first of two upsets of the Horned Frogs – and a 4-0 win at No. 26 Texas, a 4-1 win over No. 21 Baylor in Indian Wells, California, and a two-match sweep of Stanford in the Big Slam.
In Ojai, California, for Pac-12s, Cal posted strong results – 4-0 over Washington in the first round and 4-1 over USC in the semifinals – to reach its first Pac-12 final. The Bears soon kicked off an NCAA Championship campaign that included a round of 16 upset of No. 4 TCU, 4-3, and a quarterfinal upset of No. 5 Ohio State, 4-3, that ultimately led to the semifinals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with Cal falling to eventual champion Virginia.
Equally lauded for their prowess in the classroom, two of Wright’s Bears – senior Mads Engsted and freshman Ryan Shen – earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status. Engsted, who graduated in the spring, also garnered a spot on the 2016 Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team.

In the 2014-15 season, Wright led his Bears to a 19-9 overall record, a 5-2 Pac-12 Conference record, fourth place in the Pac-12 and a run to the NCAA round of 32. The Bears reached the postseason for the16th straight year and 34th overall time. The veteran coach picked up his 300th dual-match victory in Cal’s 7-0 rout of Nevada on March 25 in Berkeley.
Wright also helped to lead the campaign to renovate the Hellman Tennis Complex. The grand reopening of the home of Cal men’s and women’s tennis took place on Jan. 24, 2015, after Wright led his Bears past Mississippi State, 4-2, in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend finale in Berkeley to clinch a berth in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship.

Wright led the 2013-14 squad to the NCAA round of 16. Along the way the Bears posted a huge upset of 10th-ranked/eighth-seeded Texas A&M on the Aggies’ home courts. Cal knocked off Texas A&M, 4-3, in the round of 32 in the heat and humidity of College Station, Texas. His Bears closed the regular season with a 4-3 Pac-12 record, a No. 4 seed in the conference tournament and an appearance in the Pac-12 semifinals, in which they lost to top-seeded USC. Wright also coached senior Ben McLachlan to the NCAA singles quarterfinals and juniors Gregory Bayaneand Chase Melton to the NCAA doubles quarterfinals, for which all three Bears claimed All-America honors.

Cal's 2012-13 season ended with a 16-10 overall record (5-1/third in the Pac-12 Conference) and a run to the NCAA Tournament's round of 16 for the seventh time under Wright. Juniors Ben McLachlan and Campbell Johnson both played in the NCAA singles tournament, while Johnson paired with senior Christoffer Konigsfeldt in the NCAA doubles field.

In the 2011-12 season, with a 14-12 overall record (4-3/fourth place in the Pac-12), 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. 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.

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.

Under Wright, 16 Cal players have combined to receive 20 ITA All-America selections.

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 23 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.

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Amanda Augustus
Camp Director

Amanda Augustus

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. Entering her 10th season, Augustus has compiled a 185-47 coaching record (.797 winning percentage) and produced numerous ITA All-Americans through nine years in charge at her alma mater.

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Augustus’ national coach of the year honor was her fourth major award in four years, including the Wilson/ITA Northwest Region Coach of the Year award in 2015, when she led Cal to the NCAA round of 16, her Pac-12 Coach of the Year honor in 2014, when she led the Bears to their first Pac-12 championship, and her Wilson/ITA Northwest Region Coach of the Year accolade in 2013, when she brought Cal to the NCAA quarterfinals.
Earlier in the 2015-16 season,
Augustus earned an honor for her playing career, as she and Amy Jensen were named the Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Century. Augustus and Jensen were the first players at the NCAA Division I level to win back-to-back NCAA doubles championships, which they accomplished in 1998 and 1999.

Now entering her 10th season in Berkeley, Augustus has compiled a 185-47 coaching record (.797 winning percentage) and produced numerous ITA All-Americans through nine years in charge at her alma mater. The 2015-16 squad produced a litany of firsts for the program – the Bears won their first national indoor title and first overall national team title when they claimed the ITA National Team Indoor Championship; freshman Olivia Hauger claimed the Bears’ first Most Outstanding Player award at national indoors; the Bears earned the program’s first No. 1 ranking and were ranked No. 1 most of the season; and Cal posted the best start in school history at 19-0. The Bears wound up with a 23-2 record, which included a 7-1 Pac-12 record and third-place Conference finish.
Cal juniors Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr capped a strong season with a run to the NCAA doubles title match, following in the footsteps of Klara Fabikova and Zsofi Susanyi’s NCAA doubles runner-up finish in 2015. The Bears’ current consecutive runner-up finishes include Lynn Chi’s 2014 NCAA singles run.
In 2015-16,
Manasse, Starr and senior Klara Fabikova combined to produce four All-America honors for the Bears. The two juniors – who in the fall won their first Riviera/ITA All-American doubles championship – became doubles All-Americans for the second straight season, Manasse – who reached the NCAA singles round of 16 – claimed a singles All-America honor for the second consecutive year and Fabikova – who advanced to the NCAA singles round of 32 – closed out her college career with her first singles All-America accolade.
Additionally, the ITA named Fabikova the Northwest Regional Senior Player of the Year, tabbed Starr as the region’s Player to Watch and named Hauger as the region’s Rookie of the Year. Manasse – who won the Pac-12 singles championship – was named the Pac-12 Singles Player of the Year, Starr and Manasse garnered the Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year honor, and Hauger was the Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer Player of the Year.
In December of 2015
, Augustus against coached the U.S. women – who for the first time included a Cal player in Manasse – to the title at the Master’U BNP Paribas tournament in France. It was the fifth consecutive championship for the USA.
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 Jensen to capture their NCAA doubles titles in 1998 and 1999, becoming 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.

Tyler Browne
Camp Director

Tyler Browne

Former California men's tennis player and team captain and current associate head coach Tyler Browne is entering his 10th season on the coaching staff for the Golden Bears. He was elevated from his duties as an undergraduate student assistant and hired on Aug. 11, 2008, and earned a promotion to associate head coach in May of 2013.

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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 2007-08. 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.

Zack Warren
Camp Director

Zack Warren

Zack Warren enters his third year at California as an assistant coach for the women's team after serving three years as the men's assistant tennis coach at Brigham Young University, one as a volunteer assistant for Cal's men's team (2012) and more recently as a men's assistant coach at UNLV.

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In the 2015-16 season, Warren assisted head coach Amanda Augustus in producing one of the best years in program history. Cal reached the NCAA team semifinals and put together an impressive list of firsts, including winning its first national indoor title and first national team title overall when it won the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, having a Golden Bear (freshman Olivia Hauger) collect the national indoor Most Outstanding Player award, and earning the No. 1 ranking in the team poll for the first time.
Pac-12 singles champion and Pac-12 Singles Player of the Year Maegan Manasse earned singles and doubles All-America honors, with Denise Starr also becoming a doubles All-American for the second time and senior Klara Fabikova closing out her career with her first singles All-America accolade. Starr (second team), Fabikova (second team), Lynn Chi (second team) and Hauger – the Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year who earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention – joined Manasse with Conference honors. Starr and Manasse also claimed the Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year award.
Augustus earned the Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year award, while three players earned ITA Northwest Regional accolades in Fabikova (Senior Player of the Year), Starr (Player to Watch) and Hauger (Rookie of the Year).
The ITA took notice of Warren’s fine work
in the 2014-15 season – when Cal produced six All-America honors and six All-Pac-12 players –  as it named him the 2015 ITA Northwest Regional Assistant Coach of the Year. Cal earned other regional honors including Augustus’ Coach of the Year award, Zsofi Susanyi’s Senior Player of the Year honor, Fabikova’s Player to Watch laurel and Karla Popovic’s Rookie of the Year nod.
While at BYU, Warren helped guide the men's program to three historic seasons, which included an overall record of 58-22 and a Mountain Region record of 27-0.

The 2010 and 2011 Cougar squads both finished with a BYU record-tying 21 wins, going 21-7 and 21-6, helping propel the team to two consecutive NCAA Championships.

In 2010, Warren helped the Cougars earn their first Conference title since 2003. The Cougars went on to win both the Mountain West Conference regular-season championship and tournament title in 2011.

BYU found itself in the top 25 in 2010 for the first time in over 30 years. And in the 2011-2012 season he coached Georgy Batrakov to the final 16 of the All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.

Warren's perfect record against regional opponents (27-0) over three seasons helped him earn the 2011 Mountain Region Assistant Tennis Coach of the Year, making him a candidate for the National Assistant Coach of the Year.

Before his hiring as an assistant coach, Warren played collegiate tennis for BYU during the 04-05 and 05-06 seasons.

Prior to his playing and coaching experience at BYU, Warren was an instructor for BYU tennis camps as well as the summer camp director for Rolling Hills Club in Novato, Calif.

Warren graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in communications and a business minor. His wife, Angela, is a former All-American track athlete for BYU. The two of them reside in Marin County.

Camp Details

We offer Full Day (9:00am-4:00pm) and Half Day (9:00am-12:00pm) camps from Monday-Friday for kids, ages 6-18, with All Skills, Tournament Training, High School and 10&Under Tennis programs.

2017 Camp Dates

  • June 12-16
  • June 19-23
  • June 26-30
  • July 3-7 (No camp Tuesday, July 4th - Pro-rated)
  • July 10-14 
  • July 17-21
  • July 24-28
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Camp Directors By Week

All sessions are Directed by Associate Head Men's Coach, Tyler Browne, and Assistant Women's Coach, Zack Warren. They are joined by Head Men's Coach, Peter Wright, and Head Women's Coach, Amanda Augustus, during certain weeks of camp. 

  • June 12-16 (Augustus, Browne, Warren)
  • June 19-23 (Augustus, Browne, Warren)
  • June 26-30 (Wright, Browne, Warren)
  • July 3-7 (Wright, Browne, Warren) (No camp Tuesday, July 4th - Pro-rated)
  • July 10-14 (Augustus, Browne, Warren)
  • July 17-21 (Augustus, Browne, Warren)
  • July 24-28 (Augustus, Browne, Warren)

Camp Program Offerings

All sessions are open to players of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

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 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 Program

The "10 and Under Tennis” Program features the USTA’s successful teaching format. This is an exciting 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.


  • All campers check-in on Monday at 8:30am at the Hellman Tennis Complex. 
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  • Half Day Campers check-out on Friday at 12:00 pm. Full Day Campers check-out on Friday at 4:00 pm. 

Day and Half Day Camper Schedule

  • Monday: All campers arrive at 8:30am. Half Day campers depart at 12:00pm. Day campers depart at 4:00pm.
  • Tuesday-Friday: Half Day campers arrive at 9:00am and depart at 12:00pm. Day campers arrive at 9:00am and depart at 4:00pm.

Please note: There is no camp on Tuesday, July 4th for the July 3rd-7th camp session!


Full Day campers bring their own lunch each day, or may bring money to purchase lunch. 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.

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: TNXDCA

Camp is open to any and all entrants and only restricted only by age and number of campers.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am Stretching, Warm-up, Footwork Drills and Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 9:30am Daily Tennis Instruction (Drills based on ability level)
  • 11:30am Point Play with Coaches
  • 12:00pm Lunch and Rest
  • 1:00pm Warm-up, Demo with Coaches
  • 1:30pm Daily Tennis Instruction (live ball and point play based on ability level)
  • 3:30pm Point Play with Coaches
  • 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

The coaches were fantastic!! Really one of the best camps we have ever attended. Very encouraging and professional! Made tennis fun!

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  • 5/5.

The instructors are AWESOME!!!! So positive and upbeat - this camp was a sheer joy and highlight of the summer!!!! Our new favorite camp!!!!

  • 5/5.

Fantastic camp that has improved both childrens tennis skills. The coaches are incredibly positive and enthusiastic leaders and role models for the campers.

  • 4/5.

Great staff, friendly and enthusiastic. Loved that they divided up kids by ability level first day of camp!

  • 5/5.

The coaches at the Cal Nike camp are AMAZING. They have great energy, incredible patience, and infectious enthusiasm. They also make it fun and make each child feel special. I can't say enough positive things about all the coaches - my kids LOVE the camp and are always sad when the week is over and they have to wait another year.

  • 3/5.

The camp kept us motivated to keep going even in the heat. It also encouraged us to continue practicing beyond the camp.

  • 3/5.

It's a well run camp and the instructors are all skilled and fun.

  • 4/5.

Coaches were very positive and encouraging. Fun and supportive atmosphere.

  • 5/5.

The coaches were superb. My daughter was raving about them daily. I really enjoyed their energy and level of commitment (I would stay and watch a little every day). It is definitely what I was hoping for and it will remain with my daughter for the future, she wants to come back. Thank you to all of you!

  • 4/5.

The entire staff were excellent. They really looked out for campers safety and the enjoyment of each camper.

  • 5/5.

Both my boys LOVE this camp. It is their favorite and they have been going for the past 3 years. Thank you!!

  • 5/5.

This is a fabulous camp - the perfect balance of drills and games. My son loves this camp and looks forward to waking up and going. The camp seems to attract like-minded kids - enthusiastic and good-natured - at various skill level. He adores the coaches and would attend all 6 weeks if our schedule allowed. Not sure if all Nike Tennis camps are the same, but I have a feeling that this one is particularly special.

  • 4/5.

The Cal tennis staff, in particular Tyler Browne, is enthusiastic, organized, kind, and provides a fun atmosphere for kids to learn & enjoy the sport of tennis. This has been my kid's favorite camp for years!

  • 5/5.
Invaluable Experience!

When we arrived on Monday morning, we were greeted by a very friendly group of people who seemed excited to see my son.  Needless to say, he was a bit nervous about being in a new situation with kids he had never met before.  The staff gave him a really cool t-shirt and then proceeded to get all of the kids together for instruction.  The staff introduced themselves and went through the rules.  Both of us are school teachers and it was great to see the organization from the get go.  After the initial greetings and rules, they immediately got to work on warm-up and drill, a standard procedure for the following days.  

I am so glad we chose to send our son to your school for camp.  He was so glad to come back and tell his coach about his wonderful experiences there.  He not only had a great time, but he felt as though he made some new friends and learned a lot from your coaches.  He is already talking about next year’s tennis camp and has decided he might want to try the full day as well.

Thank you for such an invaluable experience!

  • 4/5.
Can't Wait for Next Year!

Our son loves this camp and the coaches! He can't wait to attend next year!

  • 5/5.
Great Coaching Staff!

Coach Wright and Browne were exceptional with the children. They made it fun and were incredibly enthusiastic. My kids wanted to repeat the experience next summer!

  • 5/5.
First Rate!

Big thanks to Coach Peter Wright and his staff - my son had a great time. First rate all the way.

  • 4/5.
Fun Camp!

A well run, high activity level, fun tennis camp that successfully improved my son's skills. He loved the two weeks there, and he will do it again next summer.

  • 4/5.
Amazing Time!

I had an amazing time! This is definitely my favorite camp.

  • 4/5.
Great Camp!

Great camp! Thanks so much!

  • 5/5.
Coming back next year!

I went to the UC Berkeley Nike tennis camp and Coach Tyler and Coach Cole did a really good job! They made it fun and I am definitely going to come back next year!

  • 5/5.
Loved it!

My son LOVED this camp. I think its a wonderful program that allows him to be with fellow tennis enthusiasts. I could not believe he played for 7 hours a day and still wanted to play more. 

  • 4/5.

Niko really enjoyed the camp, He actually wanted to do another week, but everything was already filled. We are definitely going to sign up for next year summer camp. The program is top notched, keep up the enthusiasms and fun factors!

Camp Dates & Prices

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