Nike Tennis Camp at Kalamazoo College

Nike Tennis Camp at Kalamazoo College
Nike Tennis Camp at Kalamazoo College

Nike Tennis Camps is proud to host camp at Kalamazoo College for summer 2016! Located in a quiet residential section of Kalamazoo, Michigan, this is the perfect location for a summer camp. Enjoy a week of camp on a beautiful hilltop campus with top-notch tennis training facilities.

Nike Tennis Camp in Kalamazoo, MI

Our goal at the Nike Tennis Camp at Kalamazoo College is to stimulate the passion for tennis in young players, improve their technique and match play skills, and have a blast while doing it! We are offering daytime tennis summer camp options for boys and girls ages 9-18 of all abilities. Join the fun and get better this summer!

Highlights Include

  • Daily on-court tennis instruction from Kalamazoo College’s head men’s tennis coach, Mark Riley, and his expert staff
  • 5-6 hours of daily tennis training
  • Low camper to staff ratio and complete supervision
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Mark Murphy
Camp Director

Mark Murphy

Kalamazoo College announced the hiring of Mark Murphy as women’s tennis coach and director of tennis facilities on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009.

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Mark Murphy completed his first season with the Hornets in 2010, guiding the team to a 14-8 record overall and third-place finish in the MIAA (6-2). Kalamazoo finished third in the MIAA again in 2011 with a 5-3 league record and finished the year ranked 20th in the Central Region.

Murphy's 2012 team finished third in the MIAA with a 6-2 record. Senior Kelsey Hassevoort was recognized as the league's Most Valuable Player while also winning the Karen Caine Award as the league's top scholar athlete in women's tennis.

The Hornets advanced to the MIAA Tournament semifinals in each of Murphy's first three seasons.

The Hornets have had three All-MIAA First Team selections and two All-MIAA Second Team selections during Murphy's tenure.

Murphy came to Kalamazoo College after 11 years as associate head men’s and women’s tennis coach at his alma mater, Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was also the assistant director of Coe’s Clark Racquet Center since 2005.

Murphy played and coached at Coe under Eric Rodgers, a 1979 Kalamazoo College graduate and member of two of Coach George Acker’s NCAA III National Championship teams.
In his 11 years as associate head coach at Coe, Murphy helped guide the Kohawks to nine conference team championships (6 men, 3 women), six conference second place finishes (4 men, 2 women), and eight NCAA III Tournament appearances (6 men, 2 women). He has worked with a combined 93 All-Conference selections, 10 ITA/NCAA All-Americans, and eight conference most valuable players.

In addition to his duties at Coe, Murphy was the head coach of the Iowa USTA Competition Training Center, served as chair of the Iowa District Junior Competition, and taught private lessons as a USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) certified instructor. He also was voted as the Most Outstanding Contributor to Junior Tennis in Iowa in 2006.

Murphy graduated from Coe College in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and business administration. He was a three-year letter winner for the Kohawks and member of two Midwest Conference championship teams.

In addition to his responsibilities at Kalamazoo College, Murphy is the Central Regional Chair of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Committee, Central Regional Chair of the ITA Ranking Committee, and is the Head Coach for the USTA/WMTA Marian Baird Wood Girls 18’s Team.
Murphy and his wife, Becca, reside in Portage with their daughter, Eliza.

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Mark Riley
Camp Director

Mark Riley

Mark Riley was named Kalamazoo College’s head men’s tennis coach and assistant director of the USTA Boys’ 18 & 16 National Championships on June 29, 2007. Mark assisted at the 2007 tournament and began directing it in 2008.

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Since arriving in Kalamazoo in 2008, Riley has led the Hornets to five MIAA championships with a 30-0 league record. The Hornets also have a 76-45 overall record during that span.

Riley's 2010 Kalmazaoo College team advanced to the NCAA III Regional Championship match. The Hornets' also sent two players (Pat Boyd/Cyrus Jadun) to the NCAA III Doubles Championships where they earned All-American honors.

Riley, a 1982 graduate of Kalamazoo College, was head men’s tennis coach at the University of Pennsylvania for seven seasons before returning to Kalamazoo. He led the Quakers to Ivy League championships in 2006 and 2007 and Eastern College Athletic Conference championships in 2005 and 2006. At Pennsylvania, Riley coached eight First Team All-Ivy selections, two Ivy League Rookies of the Year and an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Rookie of the Year. In 2006, Riley was named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region Coach of the Year, United States Tennis Association-Middle States Tennis Association Section Coach of the Year, and Philadelphia Area Tennis District Collegiate Coach of the Year. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Riley was Tournament Director for the ITA East Region Championships in 2002 and 2006.

Prior to arriving at Penn., Riley served as head coach at the University of Kansas for four seasons (1997-2000). He led the Jayhawks to a school-best #9 national ranking, was a Big 12 runner-up and a three-time NCAA Region V Tournament qualifier.

His first head coaching position was at Drake University from 1994-1996, where he led the Bulldogs to runner-up finishes in the Missouri Valley Conference and at the NCAA Region V Tournament. He gained assistant coaching experience at Pennsylvania (1992-93) and Kansas (1993-94). In addition to his collegiate coaching positions, he has worked numerous camps, including the Levy Tennis Camp at the University of Pennsylvania and the Jayhawk Tennis Camp in Kansas. He was camp director for Team Riley in Philadelphia.

Riley began his collegiate playing career at the University of Pittsburgh, but transferred to Kalamazoo College after his freshman season. He was a Division III All-American and two-time captain at Kalamazoo College, where he played tennis for two years under coach George Acker. He played two singles and one doubles, and earned Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association most valuable player honors his senior season. In NCAA Division III singles competition, Riley was ranked #16 in 1981 and #10 in 1982. He was seeded fifth in the 1981 doubles and seventh in 1982. From 1984 to 1988, Riley was a world-ranked tennis player by the Association of Tennis. In 1985 he was the American Tennis Association Doubles Champion.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kalamazoo College in 1982. He studied abroad in Spain, and completed a senior individualized project on the feasibility of ownership, construction and operation of an indoor racquet club. He was awarded the College’s Department of Education Prize for excellence in education courses following his junior year. Riley is a member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association, the United States Professional Teacher’s Association and the Black Coaches Association.

In addition to his responsibilities at Kalamazoo College, Riley serves on the ITA Board of Directors (2007-present), the Western Michigan Tennis Association Junior Committee (2008-present), the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo Board of Directors (2009-present), and is vice chair of the USTA's Collegiate Varsity Committee (2009-present).

Camp Details

2016 Kalamazoo College Nike Tennis Camp Information

This year we are offering two weeks of Day camp for kids ages 9-18 of all skill levels. Camp runs Monday-Thursday from 9:00am - 4:00pm daily. 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

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • All Day Campers check-in Monday between 8:30-9:00am at Stowe Stadium, on the corner of Academy St. and Acker Lane. 
Check-Out
  • All campers check-out Thursday at 4:00pm.

Camp Schedule

  • Monday-Thursday: Day campers arrive at 9:00am and depart at 4:00pm.

Courts

Campers will utilize Kalamazoo College's Stowe Stadium which features 11 lit hard courts.

Meals

Lunch will be provided. 

Travel

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 Detroit Metro Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp.

If you have a camper arriving by air who is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there will 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: TNXRKA

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 9:15am Tennis Instruction
  • 10:00am Break
  • 10:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
  • 12:00pm Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play
  • 2:30pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
  • 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

Excellent coaching staff and facilities.

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  • 4/5.
Can't Wait!

Can't wait for next year!

  • 5/5.
Fantastic!

It was a fantastic experience. Great group and great coaches!

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.