Nike Tennis Camp at University of San Diego

Nike Tennis Camp at University of San Diego
Nike Tennis Camp at University of San Diego

Bill and Shelly Scott have combined with the University of San Diego (USD) Women’s Tennis Coach, Sherri Stephens, to take their long running Nike La Jolla Tennis Camp to the University of San Diego. USD Nike Tennis Camp boasts superior tennis lessons for kids, facilities, weather, food service, and location. Bill, Shelly, and Sherri have 70+ combined years of directing tennis camps to ensure a positive tennis experience for all who attend.

Nike Tennis Camp in San Diego, CA

"Come work hard, improve your game and make new friends. We focus on sportsmanship, individual improvement and having tons of fun both on and off the court… all in our family atmosphere." - Coach Bill Scott The USD campus, built in Spanish Renaissance style, is situated on 180 acres of mesa overlooking San Diego’s beautiful Mission Bay. It has been rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. The USD campus provides a safe, secure environment, and add an exciting cultural dimension to the total tennis camp experience. Week long tennis camp participants really absorb the college environment, since they are staying in the college dorms and dining at the Student Life Pavilion, where all college students eat regularly throughout the semester. We always incorporate a tour of the campus during one of our lunches, so that the kids have an idea of the size of the campus and beauty they are surrounded by!

Highlights Include

  • Daily tennis instruction from top teaching pro, Bill Scott, and his experienced staff
  • 5-6 hours of daily tennis training with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
  • Experience campus life and create lasting friendships
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Bill Scott
Co-Director

Bill Scott

Bill is well known in Southern California as the former Director of Tennis at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla and is currently the Director of Tennis at Santa Catalina School in Monterey.

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Over the years Bill has coached more than 1400 High School tennis matches while over 9500 juniors have attended his tennis camps. Bill was recently inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions Coaching Legends and is a former men’s 35 singles national champion.

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Sherri Stephens
Co-Director

Sherri Stephens

Going into her 32nd season, Sherri has been the Head Women’s Tennis Coach at USD since 1984 and has since transitioned her teams into a national NCAA Division I contending program. She owns a 360-337 (.516) career record. Sherri grew up in Arizona where she was a nationally ranked junior player before competing at the University of Arizona.

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In 2012, Stephens led the Toreros to their first ever WCC championship with a 4-2 win over Pepperdine and garnering her second consecutive WCC Coach of the Year honor. Stephens' squad made their 11th overall trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12 and second in a row. In 2010-11, Stephens helped lead the Toreros to a 19-6 record, the highest win total in her tenure at the University of San Diego, and winning her second-career West Coast Conference Coach of the Year honor. Stephens guided the Toreros to their first NCAA appearance since 1999, defeating UNLV in the first round by a score of 4-2 before falling to host UCLA 4-0 in the second round. The second round finish matched the best NCAA finish in USD history and the fifth time Stephens has led the Toreros to the second round.

Under Stephens' guidance the Toreros came in second in the WCC Championships behind Pepperdine in 2011 and placed all six regulars on the All-WCC singles and doubles teams. The Toreros also posted their best team winning percentage in 2011 with a .760 mark under Stephens, while also setting a new team record with a 14-1 record at Hogan Tennis Center and tying the team record with nine dual match shutouts on the year. Stephens helped guide USD to a team-record 11-consecutive dual match victories and their highest ranking (23rd) since the 1994 season. The Toreros also spent five straight weeks in the Campbell/ITA Top-25 after opening the season with a No. 67 ranking.

In 2010, Stephens notched her 300th career win en route to a 13-12 dual record, a final ITA ranking of #65, and a third place finish at the WCC Championships. Also in 2010, former Torero great, Zuzana Lesenarova, the 1999 NCAA Division I Singles Champion and four-time ITA All-American, was inducted into the WCC Hall of Honor.

Stephens arrived at USD in the fall of 1984 and immediately began to reshape the women's tennis fortunes. During her time coaching the Toreros, she has advanced her team to the NCAA Tournament 11 times (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2011 and 2012). The Toreros have finished among the nation's top-25 in eight seasons, with a high of #14 in 1989, (18-8 overall record), which was USD's first team to advance to the NCAA's. Stephens has also had five Toreros receive a total of twelve NCAA All-American honors: Tonya Fuller (1991), Laura Richards (1992, 1993), Julie McKeon (1992, 1993, 1994), most recently Zuzana Lesenarova (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000), and Katarina Valkyova (1999, 2000).

With Coach Stephen's leadership, the Toreros have gained respect as a national contender and she has turned the women's tennis program into one of the most respected programs in the nation. Coach Stephens has had two especially memorable seasons with the Toreros. In 1999-2000, Zuzana Lesenarova advanced to the third round of the singles tournament, eventually losing to Stanford's Laura Granville in three sets (6-0, 4-6, 6-3). Katarina Valkyova lost in the first round to Cincinnati's Kara Molony in three sets (6-0, 3-6, 6-3). The Lesenarova/ Valkyova duo entered the NCAA doubles tournament ranked No. 1 in the nation, but had to withdraw due to injury. Both Lesenarova and Valkyova earned NCAA All-American honors in 2000.

In the 1998-1999 season, her squad finished 14-11 overall, advancing to the 2nd round of the NCAA's and finishing with a national ranking of No. 28. Lesenarova won the 1999 NCAA Singles Championship, holding her No. 1 ranking all spring and winning three of four ITA Grand Slam events. Valkyova was a third alternate at the NCAA's and she advanced to the quarters where she was dealt a three-set loss by Lesenarova. The duo teamed up in doubles play to advance to the NCAA semifinal round. Lesenarova and Valkyova were named 1999 NCAA All-Americans.

Well-respected among her peers in the coaching profession, Stephens has been a featured speaker at several ITA Coaches' Conventions. Twice she has had the privilege of coaching at the Olympic Sports Festival (1993/South, 1995/West), with her 1995 squad winning the gold medal. She was named the 1994 Female Coach of the Year by the USTA, Southern California Section/San Diego District. Sherri has been involved with numerous administrative positions within collegiate tennis such as: the NCAA Ranking Committee, the NCAA Rules Committee, and as Tournament Chairman for the All-American National Championships the past five years. She also runs summer camps every year.

Stephens is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, and was a nationally ranked player on the junior circuit before enrolling at the University of Arizona. After completing her collegiate playing career in 1979, she began her coaching career as an assistant for the Arizona Wildcats.

Camp Details

2016 San Diego Nike Summer Tennis Camp Information

This year we are offering six weeks of Junior Overnight and Day Tennis Camp (8:30am-4:00pm) for kids ages 9-18 of all skill levels. We will also offer our High School Tennis Training Program during the two final weeks of camp. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. Click here for more information about our multi-week combined ELS and Nike Tennis Camp programs for international athletes.  

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High School Program

In addition to the "All Skills" program offered each week, our fifth and sixth sessions also offers a High School Program geared towards 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.

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • All Campers: Sunday 12:30-2:00pm in front of the Mission Crossroads building. Looks for signs to Nike Tennis Camps to direct you.
  • Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
  • Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 4:30pm.
Check-Out
  • Graduation: Friday at 11:30am at the Cindy and Skip Hogan Tennis Center.
  • Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony at the dorms.

Daily Program Schedule

  • Day campers should be dropped every day (except first day) by 8:30am at the Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center.
  • Pick up time will be 4:45pm each day (except last day) at the courts.
  • A more complete schedule will be given to you upon check-in. 

Meals

Lunch is included for all Day Campers.

Courts

Campers play on 8 courts at the Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center, located on the West side of the USD campus.

Dorms

2016: Overnight campers will reside in the college dorms on campus and dine at the Student Life Pavilion. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned rooms based on requests and then by age and gender. There is no A/C in the dorms, but they stay cool.

Evening Activities

Evening activities may include a trip to the beach on Wednesday evening, Sports Night, Swimming, BBQ, Camp Dance.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are available at this location between sessions 1&2, 2&3, 4&5 and 5&6 only. Cost: $280. Includes meals, housing, and supervision.  

International Camper Options

International campers seeking a Sport and Language program can find a list of camp sessions and a detailed description of our new programs by clicking this link. International campers seeking a Sport Only program, a multi-week sport camp experience, can easily combine any of our individual Tennis Camp sessions together with a weekend stay over to create the right camp program to fit your needs!

Designated Airport

San Diego International

Travel

Transportation is not provided to/from the airport to camp. However, if your camper is flying in to San Diego International Airport the Director or a staff member will meet your son/daughter at the airport and arrange shuttle transportation to camp and then back to the airport on the return. The cost is $27 each way. Please call 858-382-6453 to make reservation and to provide your child's travel itinerary. Please make check payable to “Bill Scott” and bring to camp.

If you have a camper arriving by air and is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there may be a fee that needs to be paid in advance of camp. You will still have to arrange transportation to/from camp. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information.

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: TNXRSY

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Rise and Shine/Breakfast
  • 8:30am Day Campers arrive. On Court Drills begin.
  • Noon-1:30pm Lunch/Activities
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm Team competition/Match Play
  • 4:00pm Day campers depart
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm Evening activity (Ping Pong Tournament, Foosball Tournament, Ice Cream Social, Movie Night)
  • 10:00pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

Bill Scott and Sherri Stephens are wonderful directors, and John Hackbart is an outstanding Assistant director. The counsellors are enthusiastic , helpful and extremely knowledgeable. They do such a great job with this camp and that is why the kids come back year after year!

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  • 5/5.

It was a great experience for my 10 year old daughter. She had never been at any kind of overnight camp and was very nervous the first day. The staff was amazing and she ended up having the best week and cannot wait to go again. I cannot thank the staff enough for how they mad her time so enjoyable!!

  • 4/5.

Caroline loved the camp! Enjoyed all the tennis and instruction from the counselors, directors and coach! Thanks to all!

  • 4/5.
So much fun!

This camp was so much fun and I loved it! It was by far the best week of my summer! I met so many new friends!

  • 5/5.
Amazing Camp

The camp at USD was truly amazing!!!! I can't wait till next year!

  • 5/5.
We'll Be Back

Looking forward for our daughter to return next summer for camp. She had an awesome experience and made some new friendships during the whole week. All the counselors seemed knowledgeable about the sport and were very nice to work with. Our daughter had a fantastic experience and it should help with her tournaments since she is interested in getting a college tennis scholarship at a college when she graduates from high school.

  • 5/5.
Perfect!

Loved the Nike Camp experince...coaches were fun and lively, and genuinely wanted you to improve. USD was a perfect spot to be in and all went well. Thank you for having me!

  • 4/5.
Supportive and Knowledgeable staff!

Looking forward to attending camp next year, Coach Bill Scott was very supportive and knowledgeable.

  • 4/5.
Loved camp!

I loved the camp very much, and I hope I can go again next year!

  • 4/5.
Awesome

Awesome camp. My kids will return next year.

  • 3/5.
Highly recommend

We were very pleased with the camp. I would highly recommend the camp to others.

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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