Nike Tennis Camp at University of Southern Mississippi

Nike Tennis Camp at University of Southern Mississippi
Nike Tennis Camp at University of Southern Mississippi

Nike Tennis Camps is excited to establish a new junior tennis camp in Mississippi as we partner with University of Southern Mississippi head coach, Dominic Modise. This overnight and day camp will combine technical tennis training and match play in the university environment. Our program will help you elevate your tennis game to the next level!

Nike Tennis Camp in Hattiesburg, MS

Coach Modise and his talented staff will be leading two weeks of both week long tennis camp and day programs where campers will get the chance to work on all aspects of their game. The competitive spirit of the University of Southern Mississippi tennis instruction program creates the energetic environment for the campers. We strive to challenge our campers through competitive matches and drills. Have fun with your peers and get better!

Highlights Include

  • Daily tennis instruction from Univesrity of Southern Miss. head coach Dominic Modise and his staff
  • Experience campus life and create lasting friendships
  • 5-6 hours of daily tennis training with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Dominic Modise
Camp Director

Dominic Modise

Dominic Modise enters his third season at the helm of the Golden Eagle women's program. Prior to coming to Southern Miss, Modise was named the head coach of the North Carolina Wesleyan men's and women's tennis programs in 2007.

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Dominic Modise completed his third season at the helm of the Golden Eagle women's tennis program.

Modise's Golden Eagles finished the season 9-12 overall with a five players posting double digit wins during the season including one with 20 or more wins. For the second consecutive season, Modise placed a player on the all-conference team.

Modise took a talented freshmen-laden squad and produced a plus-12 turnover over the 2013 season. For his efforts, Golden Eagles earned a record four players earning C-USA All-Conference accolades, Not only did the team show progress on the court, but off the court as well as the team achieved the athletic department's most improved team GPA.

Prior to coming to Southern Miss, Modise was named the head coach of the North Carolina Wesleyan men's and women's tennis programs in 2007. The 2012 season saw Modise's teams continue to raise the expectations of North Carolina Wesleyan men's tennis after capturing a fourth-straight USA South regular season title, tournament crown and NCAA berth. The Bishops were ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation earlier in the season after defeating Kenyon College, which recently made a national championship appearance. This season also saw Wesleyan's women's team turn the corner with a third straight winning season and a share of the program's first USA South regular season championship.

His five-year tenure at NCWC saw Modise produce 44 All-Conference performers (29 male, 15 female), four USA South Rookies of the Year (three males, one female), ITA Player of the Year to Watch, ITA Rookie of the Year, ITA Regional Doubles Champions, All-American (three males), NCAA Elite 8 and three Sweet 16 finishes, a Top 10 national rankings and one USA South Player of the Year. His Bishops combined for nine conference regular season and/or tournament championships, and he exits as the all-time winningest coach in the history of both programs. For his efforts, Modise earned the league's Coach of the Year award on four occasions.

Previous to NCWC, Modise helped the Buffaloes earn an NCAA Tournament berth and a third-place finish in the Big 12 Conference. Both overall records during the dual season (16-8) and in the conference (9-2) were school-bests since 1999.

Among his responsibilities, Modise assisted the CU success on the singles court at the No. 4, 5, and 6 positions. All three slots were a combined overall mark of 65-26 (.714), 47-21 (.691) in dual play, and 22-10 (.688) against the conference. He also coached the No. 3 doubles tandem of Melisa Esposito and Martina Sedivec to position champion conference honors with a perfect 9-0 record.

Before joining the Buffalo staff, Modise spent two years as head coach at Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, La.) rebuilding the men's tennis program after a 15-year absence. He guided NSU to the conference tournament for the first time in school history and coached the team to a top-five league finish with only two scholarship student-athletes.

Prior to his successful efforts at Nicholls State, Modise was the assistant men's and women's tennis coach at the University of New Orleans. There he coached a pair of women to national recognition among the elite Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Top-100 rankings and guided both programs to top-five finishes in the Sun Belt Conference. Additionally, Modise helped raise $15,000 to benefit the tennis programs and assisted with Children's Wish and the Privateers fundraising tournament. He has also been involved with fundraising through Legg Mason and the ATP Tour Futures Tournaments.

From 2000-02, Modise was the interim head coach University of Louisiana at Lafayette. At UL, he helped the Lady Cajuns reach a Top-75 national ranking and led the team to its best finish in school history. During his tenure, he coached one of his women's players to a national ranking of No. 111, the highest ranking of any UL tennis student-athlete in school history.

During his collegiate playing days at Central Alabama Community College, Modise ranked among the Top-20 in the NJCAA singles rankings and was nominated as a NJCAA Player to Watch. He was also voted the Most Inspirational and the Most Valuable Player by his teammates. In the classroom, Modise was named an All-WAC scholar athlete before completing his associate's degree in 1997. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in December of 1999. In 2003, he completed his master's degree in human performance with a concentration in sport management from the University of New Orleans.

Originally from South Africa, Modise speaks four languages: English, Dutch, Tswana and Zulu.

Camp Details

2016 University of Southern Mississippi Nike Tennis Camp Information

The University of Southern Mississippi Nike Tennis Camp is offering two weeks of Overnight and Day Camp (9:00am-4:00pm) for players ages 9-18 of all skill levels. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own tennis instruction needs can be addressed throughout the week.

More Important Camp Details


  • All Campers: 2:00pm on Sunday at the dorms. 
  • Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 4:00pm after the evaluation session.
  • All Campers: Graduation at 11:00am on Friday at the Tennis Courts. Parents encouraged to attend! 
  • Check-out is immediately following graduation.

Day Camper Schedule

  • Sunday: Arrive at 2:00pm at the dorms. Depart at 4:00pm from the tennis courts.
  • Monday-Thursday: Arrive at 9:00am at the tennis courts. Depart at 4:00pm from the tennis courts.
  • Friday: Arrive at 9:00am at the tennis courts. Graduation at 11:00am at the tennis courts. Parents encouraged to attend!
  • Depart at 11:30am immediately following graduation.


All meals are provided for Overnight campers starting with dinner the first day and ending with breakfast the last day. Day campers should bring their own lunch on Monday-Thursday or money to purchase lunch in the cafeteria (~$7-9).


Campers will play on 12 courts at the University of Southern Mississippi.


2016: Campers will stay at the McCarthy Hall dorms on campus. Campers can request roommates, otherwise they will be placed in rooms based on gender and age.

Evening Activities

For overnight campers evening activities may include pizza and movie nights, talent shows, games and free play at courts.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are not available at this location

Designated Airport

Gulfport/Biloxi Regional Airport (GPT) – 60 miles from campus


Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.  If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Gulfport/Biloxi Regional Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport 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.

Rain Plan

We have always planned our camp with "mother nature" in mind, if it were to rain we will always have some sort of activity usually dealing the the mental part of the game. For example, we will have stations where we talk about "College Tennis", "RTP", "Agility", "Mental Toughness" and these are only a few examples of things we have planned.

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: TNXRMM

All Southern Miss Tennis Camps or Clinics are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

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, Day Campers Depart
  • 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis
  • 5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
  • 7:15pm Evening Activity
  • 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
  • 10:15pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

I was really surprised and impressed at the coach to kid ratio. Makes for greater learning time.

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  • 5/5.
Thank you!

My 11 year old daughter loved the camp, she had 6 months experience before and is now very excited about tennis.  We now have a ball machine to practice with after school. Thank you, she is really into the sport now!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $595.00
Availability: Open

Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $305.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $595.00
Availability: Open

Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $305.00
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.