Nike Tennis Camp at University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, 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 drills and match play in the university environment. Our program will help you elevate your tennis game to the next level!
Coach Modise and his talented staff will be leading two weeks of both overnight 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 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!
- Daily 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 instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt!
Campers will utilize the 12 outdoor tennis courts at the University of Southern Mississippi.
All Southern Miss Tennis Camps or Clinics are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.Meet your coaching staff
Dominic Modise enters his second 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. 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.Read Full Bio
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.
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.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXRMM)
The University of Southern Mississippi Nike Tennis camp is offering two weeks of overnight and day camp (8:30am-4:00pm) for kids ages 9-18 of all skill levels. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Check-in and Check-out times
All Campers: 2:00pm on Sunday at the dorms (name TBD). 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 & Information
• Sunday: Arrive at 2:00pm at the dorms. Depart at 4:00pm from the tennis courts.
• Monday-Thursday: Arrive at 8:30am at the tennis courts. Depart at 4:00pm from the tennis courts.
• Friday: Arrive at 8:30am at the tennis courts. Graduation at 11:00am at the tennis courts. Parents encouraged to attend! Depart at11:30am.
• Meals: Lunch is provided for Day campers Monday-Thursday.
Campers will play on 12 courts at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Campers will stay in the dorms (name TBD) on campus. Campers can request roommates, otherwise they will be placed in rooms based on gender and age.
All meals are provided for overnight campers starting with dinner on check-in day and ending with lunch on check-out day. Lunch is provided for Day campers Mon-Thurs.
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.
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.
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, 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