Nike Cal Tennis Camp at UC Berkeley

Nike Cal Tennis Camp at UC Berkeley
Nike Cal Tennis Camp at UC Berkeley

The Nike Tennis Camp at UC Berkeley is 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. 

Highlights Include

  • On-court instruction from CAL head tennis coaches, Peter Wright and Amanda Augustus, and assistant tennis coaches, Tyler Browne and Zach Warren.
  • 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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Peter Wright
Camp Director

Peter Wright

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. 

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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.  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.

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Tyler Browne
Camp Director

Tyler Browne

Former California men's tennis player and team captain Tyler Browne is in his sixth season as the Associate Head Coach for the Golden Bears men's team. He was elevated from his duties as an undergraduate student assistant and hired on Aug. 11, 2008.

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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 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.

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. 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.

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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.

Zack Warren
Co-Director

Zack Warren

Zack Warren, enters his first year at UC Berkeley as an assistant head 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 most recently as a men's assistant coach at UNLV.  

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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

2015 Camp Information

This year we are offering six 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.

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2015 Camp Dates & Directors

*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. 

Week 1: June 15-19 (Wright, Browne, Warren)
Week 2: June 22-26 (Augustus, Browne, Warren)
Week 3: June 29-July 3 (Augustus, Browne, Warren)
Week 4: July 6-10 (Augustus, Browne, Warren)
Week 5: July 13-17 (Wright, Browne, Warren)
Week 6: July 20-24 (Wright, Browne, Warren)

Camp Program Offerings

In addition to the All Skills program offered each week, we also offer a tournament training and high school program each session. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

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

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.

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • All campers check-in on Monday at 8:30am at the Hellman Tennis Complex.
Check Out
  • 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.

Meals

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

Courts

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

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

Camper Reviews

  • 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!

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  • 5/5.
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.

  • 5/5.
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.

  • 5/5.
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. 

  • 5/5.
Fun!

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

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,, High School,
Age Group: 6 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Full Day (9:00AM - 4:00PM) $545.00
Availability: Open

Half Day (9:00AM - 12:00PM) $325.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,, High School,
Age Group: 6 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Full Day (9:00AM - 4:00PM) $545.00
Availability: Open

Half Day (9:00AM - 12:00PM) $325.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,, High School,
Age Group: 6 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Full Day (9:00AM - 4:00PM) $545.00
Availability: Open

Half Day (9:00AM - 12:00PM) $325.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,, High School,
Age Group: 6 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Full Day (9:00AM - 4:00PM) $545.00
Availability: Open

Half Day (9:00AM - 12:00PM) $325.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,, High School,
Age Group: 6 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Full Day (9:00AM - 4:00PM) $545.00
Availability: Open

Half Day (9:00AM - 12:00PM) $325.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,, High School,
Age Group: 6 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Full Day (9:00AM - 4:00PM) $545.00
Availability: Open

Half Day (9:00AM - 12:00PM) $325.00
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.