Nike Tennis Camp at University of New Mexico

Nike Tennis Camp at University of New Mexico
Nike Tennis Camp at University of New Mexico

Nike Tennis Camps is thrilled to offer an exciting summer of tennis camp at University of New Mexico in 2014! This summer camp is for young players to improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have tons of fun.

The Nike Tennis Camp at University of New Mexico allows players age 9-18 the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the best players in their peer group. We combine technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and strategy sessions. Come individually or come with your friends for the ultimate combination of athletics and fun!

Highlights Include

  • Daily on-court instruction from UNM head women's coach, Erica Perkins Jasper, and her experienced staff
  • 5-6 hours of tennis daily with a 6:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Every camper will receive a Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt
  • Learn in a safe envirnment and create lasting friendships

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Erica Perkins Jasper
Camp Director

Erica Perkins Jasper

As one of the nation's youngest head coaches, Erica Perkins Jasper got her start at Georgia Southern, leading the Eagles to a 22-21 overall record. In her first season, she led the Eagles to a semifinal berth in the Southern Conference Tournament, and she followed that up with a quarterfinal appearance the following season.

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In her two years at Georgia Southern she coached the SoCon Freshman of the Year and the SoCon Sportsmanship award winner. She also had eight ITA Scholar-Athletes.

Jasper then spent two years as an assistant coach at William & Mary, helping the Tribe to a 36-18 two-year mark, a pair of NCAA Tournaments, and a pair of top 30 rankings.

In 2004-05, the Tribe went 20-6, winning the Colonial Athletic Conference, ranking as high as No. 20 in the ITA rankings. Jasper worked extensively that season with All-American doubles team Candice Fuchs and Megan Moulton-Levy.

The following year, W&M went 16-9, earning an at-large bid to the NCAA field. Again working with Moulton-Levy, she helped her to the NCAA singles semifinals. Moulton-Levy would go on to be named the national recipient of the Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship.

From there, Jasper moved to East Lansing, where she served as the head coach of the Spartans for two seasons from 2006-08. In her two seasons the Spartans went 24-25 in a tough Big Ten, with her teams getting ranked as high as No. 71 in 2007 and No. 62 in 2008. With MSU, she coached eight more ITA scholars, and twice had her team honored by the ITA for academics. She also started the Spartan ACE booster club, growing membership to 100 members.

Jasper spent 4 years in Boca Raton, FL working for USTA Player Development at its Training Center Headquarters. Since the start of 2010, she served as Senior Manager of Junior & Collegiate Competition, heading up collegiate programming for the organization. She was responsible for the management and implementation of a number of programs including the USTA Collegiate Teams, Pro Tour Transition Camps, Jr. National Team Dual Matches, Campus Showdowns, Campus Kids' Days, and Campus QuickStart.

Jasper also served as the tournament director for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in 2010 and 2011 and served on the tournament staff for the US Open Junior Championships and Orange Bowl Tennis Championships from 2008 to 2011.

She also has been involved in a variety of USTA outreach programs, and she has served as a liaison with various tennis governing bodies, including the NCAA, ITA, and USOC.

Jasper is an active member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, currently serving as a member of the ITA DI Women's Operating Committee representing the Mountain Region. She also chairs the 2012 USTA/ITA Awards program--an awards program she helped create while working for USTAPD.

Jasper earned two degrees from Washington State University, a B.A. in history (2001) and an M. Ed. in athletic administration (2003). Jasper and her husband Colin were married in March 2011. They have one son, Miles, born on Dec. 31, 2011.

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Kelcy McKenna
Co-Director

Kelcy McKenna

Kelcy McKenna arrives at New Mexico after a year stint with Marshall as the Thundering Herd's assistant tennis coach. While at Marshall, McKenna assisted in the recruitment of student-athletes as well as coordinated compliance duties.

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During McKenna's time at Marshall, the Thundering Herd achieved a 13-10 dual match record and as Marshall advanced to the Conference USA quarterfinals.

Before coaching, McKenna was a four-year letterwinner for Sheila McInerney at Arizona State, where she achieved Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American status in singles and doubles. She was also ranked as high as No. 3 in the country in singles and No. 16 in doubles while at ASU, and won multiple tournaments including the 2009 ITA Riviera All-American Tournament, the 2010 Thunderbird and the 2010 Cal Nike Invitational.
McKenna was also a frequent NCAA participant as a Sun Devil, having qualified four times as a team participant, three times as a singles participant and twice as a doubles participant.

While at ASU, McKenna was a nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year as well as a Pac-10 All-Conference First-Team Selection in 2009 and 2011.
McKenna also was a member of the Pacific Northwest Section/National Team and attained a No. 1 United States Tennis Association (USTA) ranking in singles and doubles for the Pacific Northwest region of the Women's Open Division in 2010.

The North Bend, Ore., native graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.

Camp Details

2015 Camp Information

This year we are offering two weeks of Day (9:00am-3:00pm) 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.

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Camp Program Offerings

In addition to the All Skills program offered each week, we are also offering a Tournament Training program and one session of High School Training Camp.

Tournament Training Program

The tournament training program is geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.

High School Training Camp

The high school camp is provided for 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
  • 8:30am on Monday at the tennis courts
  • Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
Check-Out
  • Check-out: 12:00pm Friday at the tennis courts

Camper Schedule

  • Monday: Check in at 8:30am. Depart at 3:00pm.
  • Tuesday-Thursday: Campers arrive at 9:00am. Depart at 3:00pm.
  • Friday: Campers arrive at 9:00am. Depart at 12:00pm.

Meals

Lunch is included for all campers.

Courts

Camper play on 13 courts at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex, with seven lighted outdoor courts and two indoor tennis domes. Six indoor courts are also available. 

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 the Albuquerque International Airport and schedule a taxi or shuttle from the airport to camp.

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: TNXDNM

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am-9:15am Stretching / Warm-ups
  • 9:15am-12:00 noon Tennis Instruction, Drills, Strategy Work
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00pm Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play, Doubles and Drills

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Very Impressed!

We were very impressed by the coaches at the UNM Nike camp. Overall, it was probably the best experience that our son has had during his short (so far) tennis career. Everything was great - the coaches, the location, the intensity, the training program and its diversity, etc. Thank you for the very positive experience.

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  • 5/5.
Excellent

The staff and instructors were all excellent. Very attentive to my son, and his cousin. Would highly recommend this camp to anyone interested in tennis. I couldn't say enough good things about this camp.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 3:00PM $495.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: High School
Age Group: 13 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 3:00PM $495.00
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.