Oregon State University Adult Nike Tennis Camp

Oregon State University Adult Nike Tennis Camp
Oregon State University Adult Nike Tennis Camp

We invite you to join USPTA certified teaching tennis professional, Ross Duncan, and his very talented staff for The Nike Tennis Adult Summer Camp at Oregon State University. You will hit a ton of balls, improve, work hard, meet new friends, laugh and immerse yourself in tennis.

The Oregon State Adult Nike Tennis Camp is a tennis camp for adults to come and vastly improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our goal is to give players the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged. Our camps combine technical instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff as well as match play.

The program is designed to address your specific needs, to increase knowledge of the game and to move you to the next level without forcing you to make radical changes. You will leave camp with new enthusiasm for tennis, vastly improved skills, greater self-confidence, and inspiration to make tennis your game for life. 

Highlights Include

  • Daily instruction from USPTA certified teaching tennis professional, Ross Duncan, and his very talented staff
  • Every campers receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-Shirt
  • 4:1 camper to staff ratio for instruction
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Ross Duncan
Camp Director

Ross Duncan

Ross Duncan was named the new men's tennis coach at Irvine Valley before the start of the 2013 season. And he will be the IVC women's tennis program's head coach starting with the 2017 season. He was chosen in March 2015, to represent the U.S. against players from 25 other countries in the inaugural ITF Young Senior World Team Championships.  

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He has an extensive tennis background as a top player and coach. He was the No. 1 junior from South Africa before coming to the United States on a scholarship to play at Pepperdine University. Ross went on to also star at UC Santa Barbara.

He played No. 1 singles and doubles at UCSB and helped lead the Gauchos to the best season in school history with a sweet 16 finish at the NCAA Tournament.

After studying sports management and graduating, he played professional tennis and earned ATP points in both singles and doubles and also competed for nine seasons in the prestigious Bundesliga in Germany.

Ross then went on to coach as the interim head coach at UC Santa Barbara and as the associate head coach at Oregon. In addition, he also coached professionally on the WTA Tour, including guiding a former top 30 player in the world.

Currently, Ross is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the Men's 35 Singles Division and has won back-to-back National Hard Court Championships in singles.

In 2012, he represented Team USA as the No. 1 singles player in the World Championship. Ross has again been chosen to represent Team USA in 2013 and was named captain of the team by the United States Tennis Association.

Ross was ranked No. 9 in the world in his age division last year.

In addition to his playing progess, Ross is the National Director for Nike Tennis Camps and owner of Peak Performance Tennis. 

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Staff

Christine Duncan

Christine Duncan is the camp administrator who is on site during all camp sessions. She is a school psychologist and is fully trained/certified in CPR and other emergency situations....

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Christine Duncan is the camp administrator who is on site during all camp sessions. She is a school psychologist and is fully trained/certified in CPR and other emergency situations.

Camp Details

2017 Camp Information

This year we are offering an adult Day camp that includes drills, matches, personal evaluation, and a welcome dinner on Friday evening. All skill levels are welcome, and upon arrival all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

More Important Camp Details

Check-In/Out

Check In
  • 4:30pm-5:00pm Friday at the tennis courts at the brand new recreation center.
  • The "Welcome Dinner" will follow check-in and tennis evaluation which all campers are invited to attend.
Check Out
  • Check-out will be 12:00pm Sunday

Clinic Schedule

  • Friday: 5:00pm-6:45pm (The Welcome Dinner is Friday evening after tennis.)
  • Saturday: 9:30am-12:00 noon & 2:00pm-5:00pm (Campers should bring their own lunch on Saturday.)
  • Sunday: 9:30am-12:00 noon

Please note: This is a Day Camp only and runs during the hours listed above. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.

We recommend the Hilton Garden Inn: 

Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis
2500 SW Western Boulevard, Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Call: 1-541-752-5000 Fax: 1-541-752-5001

Courts

Campers will play at the new tennis facility with 6 outdoor and 4 indoor courts.

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: TNADOR

Sample Daily Schedule

  • FRIDAY
  • 4:30-5:00pm Check in
  • 5:00-5:15pm Welcome Speech
  • 5:30-6:30pm Level Evaluation
  • 7:30pm Dinner on own or at Big River Restaurant (optional)
  • SATURDAY
  • 9:30am Run and Stretch, Demo
  • 10:00-11:00am Drills
  • 11:00-11:15am Doubles Clinic Demo
  • 11:15am-12:30pm Doubles Drills
  • 12:30-2:00pm BBQ, Swimming, and Rest
  • 2:00-3:00pm Match Play
  • 3:00 -4:00pm Group Games
  • 4:00pm 1 point tournament
  • 4:15-4:30pm Doubles Exhibition Match
  • SUNDAY
  • 9:30-9:45am Run and Stretch
  • 9:45-10:45am Drills
  • 10:45-11:00am Tie Break Play
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Team Games
  • 12:00pm Awards Ceremony

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

I loved the coaching, feedback, and encouragement from all the coaches! Everyone was super helpful and nice. It was fun to work and play with all of them. I also really appreciated the adherence to the schedule each day. The drills and events were well-organized and started on time. I loved how efficiently the whole weekend was planned and run!

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  • 5/5.

I had never played tennis before. I was a true beginner, the staff was able to provide me with some basic skills. The staff and other campers were very friendly and encouraging. This camp experience was truly inspiring. Especially playing with experienced campers. I had a great time, will continue to practice and play. I plan on attending a camp in the future and I will recommend the camp to my friends.

  • 3/5.

The camp director and staff were great.

  • 5/5.

I thought the camp was extremely well organized and free flowing; the coaches were more than tennis-talented, they were personable which made the experience enjoyable. I'm talking about this camp to my tennis buds hoping to increase attendance from Corvallis in 2016. Congratulations on a job well done!

  • 5/5.

Ross and the coaching team were outstanding! There were so many great takeaways and I still craved more. Even when I felt as though my particular group did not have the same intensity as I did, which I shared that concern with Ricky. Ross and staff went into immediate action and accommodated my intensity by placing me in a situation where I felt that I was able to utilize my newly learned skills with higher level opponents/participants. The timeliness of their response and the way they accomplished this was truly class act and a declaration of their amazing attention to detail of our experience! I'm very grateful and highly inspired to advance my tennis journey. I'm a full supporter/advocate of any clinic/camp that Ross is involved in. I'm also very interested in promoting/helping Nike to expand/create an adult camp in the Seattle area…assuming Ross Duncan is the director. Ricky, Steven, Alex and Ross’ passion for tennis exuded in their individual coaching style, which those unique intricacies created a harmonious collaboration that I felt yielded personal accomplishment and a rejuvenated enthusiasm of my excitement of tennis!

  • 4/5.

Coaching staff (Ross, Alex, Steven, Ricky) was excellent! Appreciate their hard work, passion for teaching and constructive feedback. They were committed to us improving our skills and creating a fun and supportive environment. Can't wait to return next year! Would also love a camp in the Seattle area.

  • 3/5.

Love the dinner the first night. It was a good way to meet and get to know other campers. Need to offer this program in WA

  • 4/5.
Highly recommended!

The camp was well-organized and the coaching staff was excellent. I hope to come again next year and would recommend it to anyone.

  • 5/5.
Hit lots of ball!

I loved the camp. Just like it was advertised we got to hit a LOT of balls, which I think helped me tremendously. I improved so much from the camp that the following week I was moved up from level 2.0 to 2.5 by my local tennis instructor!

  • 5/5.
Wants More!

I would sign up for this camp once a month if it was available!

  • 4/5.
Definitely Will Return

Ross is a great coach and leader of coaches. The camp was very fun and I learned a lot. I would definitely go again.

  • 4/5.
Great!

Staff was great--as it has been every year. This was my 4th year!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Adult Camp: $445.00
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.