Nike Tennis Camp at Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, Michigan
Nike Tennis Camps is proud to host camp at Kalamazoo College for summer 2014! Located in a quiet residential section of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo College offers a beautiful hilltop campus with top-notch facilities and is a perfect location for a summer camp.
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 a Day camp options for boys and girls ages 9-18 of all abilities. Join the fun and get better this summer!
- Daily on-court instruction from Kalamazoo College’s head men’s tennis coach, Mark Riley, and his expert staff
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction
- Low camper to staff ratio and complete supervision
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
Campers will utilize Kalamazoo College's Stowe Stadium which features 11 lit hard courts. The School is located approximately 140 miles from both Detroit and Chicago.Meet your coaching staff
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.Read Full Bio
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).
Kalamazoo College announced the hiring of Mark Murphy as women’s tennis coach and director of tennis facilities on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009.Read Full Bio
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.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXRKA)
This year we are are offering three weeks of Overnight and Day (9:00am-5:00pm) camp 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.
2014 Summer Dates: June 22-26 (Day Camp Only), July 13-17 & July 20-24
• All campers check in on Sunday between 12:30-2:00pm at the dorms (TBD for 2014).
• Graduation: 3:00pm on Thursday at the courts. Parents are invited to attend!
• Check-out: 3:30pm immediately following the graduation.
Campers will utilize Kalamazoo College's Stowe Stadium which features 11 lit hard courts.
Overnight 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: Detroit Metro Airport
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.
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
- 9:00am Day Campers arrive; Stretching / Warm-ups
- 9:15am Tennis Instruction
- 10:45am Tennis Instruction and Drills
- 12:30pm Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
- 1:30pm Tennis Program, Match Play
- 3:00pm Break
- 3:15pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
- 5:00pm Day Campers Depart