Nike Tennis Camp at Xavier University

Nike Tennis Camp at Xavier University
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Nike Tennis Camp at Xavier University

Nike Tennis Camp is excited to offer a new camp at Xavier University! This junior tennis camp in Cincinnati is for young athletes to come and vastly improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun.

Our summer camps combine technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and a variety of evening social activities. Our goal is to give players the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the best players in their peer group.

Highlights Include

  • Daily on-court instruction from Cleveland State men’s tennis coach and his expert staff
  • 5-6 hours daily instruction with a 6:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Fun off-court activities for overnight campers
  • Every camper will receive a Nike Tennis Camp T-Shirt

Dates & Prices

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Frank Polito
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Frank Polito

Frank Polito will rejoin the Cleveland State men’s tennis coaching staff during the 2014-15 season, serving as the associate head coach. 

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Polito, who was an assistant coach with the Vikings from September 2012 through February 2014, returns to collegiate tennis after a brief stint as the head boys and girls coach at Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio.

During Polito’s first stint at Cleveland State, the men’s team captured its fifth Horizon League title and had three players earn All-League honors, while the women advanced to the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament for the fourth straight season and also had three players earn postseason honors.

Polito joined the Cleveland State coaching staff during the 2012-13 season after a six-year stint as an assistant coach with the women’s tennis team at Georgia. During his tenure, the Bulldogs posted an overall record of 139-29, won two regular season SEC championships, claimed three SEC tournament titles and advanced past the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament three times. Georgia also finished the year ranked in the ITA top-10 five out of his six years. For his efforts with the Bulldogs, Polito was named the 2008 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Region Assistant Coach of the Year, and promoted to associate head coach in September of 2010.

Prior to his time in Athens, Polito spent two years as an assistant coach at Kansas (2004-06) and two years in the same position at Ohio State (2001-03). With the Jayhawks, Polito’s coaching and recruiting efforts helped make dramatic improvements on and off the court, culminating with ITA All-Academic Team honors and an ITA No. 59 ranking following the 2006 season. At Ohio State, Polito led the Buckeyes to a combined record of 31-19 and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2002, he was honored as the ITA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

Polito also served as the head coach at Louisiana-Monroe (1999-2001), head coach at Akron (1997-99), assistant coach and interim head coach at Kansas (1996-97), head coach at Sienna Heights (1995) and head coach at Eastern Michigan (1990-95).

Polito is a 1990 graduate of Eastern Michigan, where he was a four-year letterwinner for the Eagles, and team captain during his senior year. The Lorain, Ohio native earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and film from EMU.

Camp Details

2015 Camp Information

This year we are offering two weeks of overnight and day camp (9:00am-4:00pm) for ages 12-18 and all ability levels. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

More Details

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • Overnight campers check in at 2:00pm on Sunday. Day Campers check in at 3:00pm on Sunday.
  • Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
  •  Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 7:00pm after check-in, a tennis evaluation (from 4:00-6:00pm) and a pizza party.
Check-Out
  • Graduation: 2:00pm on Friday at the tennis courts. Parents are invited to attend!
  • Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony.

Day Camper Schedule

  • Sunday: Day Campers arrive at 3:00pm and depart at 7:00pm.
  • Monday-Thursday: Day Campers arrive at 9:00am and depart at 4:00pm.
  • Friday: All campers have a graduation at 2:00pm. Check-out is immediately after graduation.

Meals

All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch is included for Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with lunch on the last day.

Evening Activities

Off-court and evening activities may include a pizza party, movie night, camp games night, and other social events. 

Courts

Campers will have access to the six Xavier University tennis courts located at the end of the Victory Parkway Fields.

Dorms

2015: Dorms TBD.  Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned rooms based on requests and then by age and gender. (Some triples may be available, but not guaranteed.)

Weekend Stayovers

Multiple week campers that elect to stay on site over the weekend will participate in organized on and off site activities. Campers are supervised the entire weekend and all meals and housing are provided. Cost: $250/weekend.

Designated Airport

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

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 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and schedule a shuttle/bus 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. Please contact Nike Tennis Camps with flight details and transportation information two weeks prior to 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: TNXRMU

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Wake-up, Breakfast, Meet at the Courts
  • 9:00am Tennis Instruction, Strategy Session, Drilling
  • 12:00pm Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:00pm Tennis Instruction, Coaches Demo, Match Play
  • 4:00pm Day Campers Depart
  • 4:00pm Optional Tennis, Rest Time for Overnight Campers
  • 5:30pm Clean-up, Shower, Dinner
  • 7:00pm Evening Activity
  • 10:00pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

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This is the first year we are hosting a Nike Tennis Camp at Xavier University. To see reviews from some of other locations, please check the reviews listed on the other camp webpages.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $395.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $865.00
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
Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $395.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $865.00
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.