Nike Tennis Camps, University of San Diego - International Programs San Diego, California
Nike Tennis Camps is thrilled to be offering international campers the option of adding a English program to their Nike Tennis Camp. "Come work hard, improve your game and make new friends. We focus on sportsmanship, individual improvement and having tons of fun both on and off the court." - Coach Bill Scott
This is a new summer program offered in conjunction with The English Language Academy at USD, who provide language prepartion programs for international students. These two or three week Nike Tennis camp programs combine the perfect balance of language prep, activities and the Nike Tennis camp experience all at the same location.
We will offer two types of sport and language programs this summer at USD. The first type combines a 1/2 day of language with a 1/2 day of tennis camp. This is offered in a two or three week program: July 14-July 26 or July 14- August 2. This enables camper to do multiple weeks of language while participating in their Tennis Camp. The second type allows campers to do a standalone language program the first week of their stay and follow this with one, two or three weeks of Nike tennis camp. In both programs, campers reside onsite at the USD campus for the duration of their camp stay. (See the session dates below.)
The language programs run Monday through Friday offering age-appropriate language sessions from 9am to 12:45pm each day. Depending on which language and sport program you choose, campers will do either tennis (in the combined program) or participate in activities and excursions with other language students. On the weekends, campers participate in excursions in San Diego and nearby locations.
The USD campus, built in Spanish Renaissance style, is situated on 180 acres of mesa overlooking San Diego’s beautiful Mission Bay. It has been rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. The USD campus provides a safe, secure environment, and add an exciting cultural dimension to the total camp experience. Residence campers really absorb the college environment, since they are staying in the college dorms and dining at the Student Life Pavilion, where campers havea access to healthy food from all around the globe. We always incorporate a tour of the campus during one of our lunches, so that the kids have an idea of the size of the campus and beauty they are surrounded by!
- Daily instruction from top teaching pro, Bill Scott, and his experienced staff
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
- Experience campus life and create lasting friendships - secure, comfortable accommodations, with meals offered at University cafeteria which serves healthy food from around the world.
- Opportunity to add a one or two week language program through English Language Academy located right on the USD campus (see details section of the website for more information)
- All-Inclusive Tuition: Covers language instruction, sport instruction, housing, meals, roundtrip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and activities.
The USD West Tennis courts
The “Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center”, located on the West side of the USD campus, is home to the USD women’s and men’s tennis teams, recently went through a complete renovation of its eight- court facility at the west end of the USD campus. The site received a new concrete substructure and surface; new chain link fences with screening; a new center walkway with individual court access; a new entry way with nearby public facilities; a new tournament desk area; and additional bleacher seating. The facilities are used for the USD summer camps, so that they directly experience the professionalism of a college team!
The University of San Diego is a beautiful campus, which offers incredible views of beautiful San Diego Mission Bay. Campers stay at the USD student residences which are modern, clean and comfortable apartments. Each has round the-clock-security, access to vending machines and laundry facilities. While on campus, student have access to many other amentities such as:
- A cafeteria featuring healthy food choice from around the globe
- An Olympic sized swimming pool
- Access to tennis, volleyball and basketball courts
- Quick bus rides to shopping malls, movie theatres and beaches
Bill Scott has earned a solid reputation in high school tennis when he was the Director of Tennis at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla. Bill has coached over 1200 high school tennis matches and 150 middle school matches.
Sherri Stephens enters her 29th year as the Head Women's coach at USD. Sherri Stephens wrapped up her 28th season at USD by leading the Toreros to their first ever WCC championship with a 4-2 win over Pepperdine and garnering her second consecutive WCC Coach of the Year honor.
(Camp Code: TNXISY) Overview of Tennis Program
This year we are offering 4 weeks of overnight sessions for campers 10-18.Classes are programmed for campers of all ages. Each student will be evaluated and placed in a group of similar ability, and age. International campers not interested in a combined sport+language program may combine these weekly sessions together to create a multi-week program. Weekend stayover are available on every session except the first and last one. You can register for these sessions here.
Overview of Sports+ Language Program
There are two sport and language programs available to International campers. Camper may elect to participate in a one or two week English language porgram prior to camp, or a combined two-week tennis and language (all in one day) program. In the combined program, campers participate in half-day ESL classes, following by Nike Tennis training. In the one week program that is offered prior to the Nike Tennis Camp, students participate in language classes in the morning and then participate in local excursions in the afternoon where the students get the chance to practice their English while seeing the local sights. Key highlights:
- Language and sport programs are open to campers aged 13-17. All session costs include language instruction and material fees, afternoon activities during language week, Nike Tennis camp instruction, housing and meals, weekend stayover costs and weekend activities during the camp program.
- The language program will be held at the ELA Language Academy located on the USD campus. Campers will reside on the University of San Diego campus in modern, clean, and comfortable apartment-style residence halls.
- ELA Language Academy offers international campers the opportunity to attend morning English language lessons in a small class size setting (no more than 15 students per class). An assessment is administered on the day of arrival placing students in the appropriate language level. Lessons, taught by instructors who have a Master's degree, are rigorous and relevant to a teenage population. Integrating all four skills, instructors present lessons across a broad range of topics, including music, movies, literature, games, and contemporary culture. Often lessons involved interacting with students from other cultures, as well as community field trips designed to practice newly-acquired language skills.
- During the one-week program (not the combined program) Campers may sign up for afternoon excursions, in which students visit famous San Diego and Los Angeles sites after morning language classes. Trips in years past include the whale show at Sea World, touring Beverly Hills, and shopping the discount malls near the Mexican border.
Check-In - Language program: Sunday check-in (or Saturday if pre-arranged), Students will be met at the airport and brought to the USD campus where they will stay and participate in the language camp.Nike Tennis check-in: Sunday between 12:30-2:30pm on the USD campus. (This check-in occurs on the Sunday of the second week of camp.)Campers arriving at NIKE Tennis Camp following the ELA language week will be escorted to the campus check-in.
Check-Out - Graduation: 11:30pm on Friday (last day of camp) on campus. International campers will be taken back to their SD airport after their camp stay.
Dorms: Campers live on-campus in nearby USD dorms during both the language session and the Nike Tennis Camp. Campers are assigned to rooms by age, sex, and roommate requests.
Spending Money: We recommend campers bring $50-100 per week.
Safety: 24-hour supervision is an important feature of every Nike Tennis Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities. Phone number and contact information is available on the detailed registration package that will be sent to you once you register for 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. International campers must have health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps.
All-Inclusive Tuition: Covers language instruction, sport instruction, housing, meals, roundtrip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and activities.
Travel: Designated Airport: San Deigo International Airport (SAN) All international campers will be met at San Diego International Airport by camp staff, and will be escorted to their departing flight at the conclusion of their session. This is included in tuition.To schedule your pick-up, please complete a travel form which will be included in your registration packet. International campers must complete a travel form in order to guarantee pick up at the airport. Travel forms can also be accessed at www.mycamps.ussportscamps.com using your registered email.Read camper reviews