Oregon State University Nike Tennis Camp

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

Our Northwest summer tennis camp at Oregon State offers the perfect combination of technical tennis instruction and drilling from an excellent coaching staff, supervised match play, and fun social activities for overnight campers.

As a top tennis camp in the PNW, we give players the opportunity to hit tons of balls, elevate their technique, and enjoy friendly competition with their peers.

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from Tennis Pro Ross Duncan and his experienced staff
  • 1 point tournament, drills, matches, conditioning, team and individual awards/awards cermony
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
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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 done wonders with the men's program over the last four seasons. Irvine Valley has won three straight Orange Empire Conference titles, finished as the runner-up at the CCCAA State Championships in 2014 and then won back-to-back CCCAA team state titles in 2015 and 2016.

Irvine Valley has a record of 69-10 overall over the last four seasons under Duncan, including going 38-2 in the Orange Empire Conference. The Lasers are currently riding a 34-match win streak in conference.

Irvine Valley players have also captured several state individual titles over the last two seasons. The team of Valentin Baize and Max Rumeau won the state doubles title in 2015 and this past season Javier Callejo won the state singles title and the team of Scott Paz and Bruno Figlia captured the state doubles title.

Duncan also helped Irvine Valley garner the last two players of the year in the conference in Guillermo Ucelay (2015) and Sam Cohen (2016).

Duncan 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 prowess, 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

We offer Overnight, Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) and Day Camps (9:00am-5:00pm) for kids, ages 8-18, with All Skills, Tournament Training, and High School programs each week.

2017 Camp Dates

  • July 23-28
  • July 30 - August 4
  • August 6-11
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Camp Program Offerings

Each week we will offer All Skills, Tournament Training, and High School programs. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

All Skills Program

The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game. 

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 Program

The high school program 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
  • Overnight Campers check in Sunday between 4:00-6:00pm at the dorms.
  • Extended Day and Day Campers check-in Sunday between 5:00-6:00pm at dorms.
  • Day campers depart at 6:45pm on Sunday.
  • Extended Day campers depart at 9:00pm on Sunday.
Check-Out
  • Graduation: Friday at 11:00am at the dorms. Parents encouraged to attend!
  • Check-Out: Immediately following graduation.

Extended Day & Day Camper Schedule

  • Day camp schedule runs from 9:00am-5:00pm (except first and last days, see above).
  • Extended Day camp schedule runs from 9:00am to 9:00pm (except first and last days, see above).
  • A more complete schedule will be available at check-in. 

Meals

Lunch and dinner are included for Extended Day campers. Day Campers can either purchase a lunch card for $32 or they can bring their own lunch each day.  

Courts

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

Dorms

2017: Dorms TBD | 2016: Campers stay 2 per room in the Buxton Hall dorms on campus. Some triples may be available, but not guaranteed. Roommates may be requested, otherwise they are assigned by age and gender. No A/C available in dorms, small fans are recommended.

Evening Activities

Evening activities may include bowling & pizza party, talent show, trip to the movies, camp dance, optional swimming, minature golfing, surprise activities, and access to outdoors college training facilities.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are available at this location at a cost of $300 for the weekend.

Designated Airport

Portland 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 the Portland Airport and schedule The HUT Airport Shuttle Service. http://www.portlandairportshuttle.com. Call: 541-753-7831. Reservations are mandatory. The round trip cost is $85, which must be paid in cash or credit card at the time of service. The camper will need to save their round-trip ticket for the return. Please note that each camper must have a permission letter with destination information from their respective parents to board the shuttle.

The shuttle departs every hour and a half. There is a 12:45pm shuttle to OSU, and one again at 2:15pm which means that the campers will arrive at the OSU bookstore at 4:25pm. A Nike Tennis Camp staff member will meet the camper at the OSU bookstore and take them to check-in, and to their dorms, as long as we are made aware of their arrival time.

Rain Plan

We have indoor courts in case of rain.

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: TNXROR

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Wake up, Breakfast, To the courts
  • 9:00am Tennis Instruction, Drills
  • 11:45am Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:15pm Tennis Instruction, Match Play
  • 4:00pm Day campers depart. Optional Tennis, Activity for extended day and overnight campers.
  • 5:00pm Shower, Dinner
  • 6:00pm Evening Activity
  • 9:00pm Extended day campers depart
  • 9:30pm Return to Rooms
  • 10:00pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

The staff was great at the OSU Nike camp this year! This was our first year doing the camp ... my 8th grade son did the "Day Camp" from 9am - 5pm. He is already looking forward to staying for the entire week next year. I really appreciated the evaluation that Ethan was given at the conclusion of camp. It was very helpful to see where his strengths and weaknesses are ... and give him guidance on what to work on. I appreciate the time it took to evaluate him (and each player!), and additionally taking the time for specific written comments and encouragement. Thank you!

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  • 5/5.

She had a blast! Thanks for the great experience!!

  • 4/5.

I had such a great time, planning to attend camp again. smile

  • 4/5.

Ross and his staff are incredible!!!!!! 

  • 3/5.

great camp! Lots of fun!!

  • 5/5.

It was a great oppurtunity to improve and meet new people. I enjoyed the drills and also the no tennis activities. The other kids had great attitudes and helps me learn a lot.

  • 5/5.
Compassionate

My 11 year old daughter had a great, first-overnight camp ever experience. She had a very difficult time that first night, up until 1:30am and called me 4 times. I spoke with the camp counselor, and he was very supportive and very calm at 1:30am. I felt my daughter was with someone competent, and we got over that initial hurdle with no other issues after that. I appreciated his compassion. Also, my daughter left the camp much more interested in tennis than when she entered the camp, which is great! I also appreciated that ALL the kids received an award at the end.

  • 4/5.
Best Time Ever!

I had the best time ever! It was my first overnight camp and I was really nervous, but by the end I didn't want to leave! Ross is the greatest. I am coming back next year and can't wait to see Andrew and Ross.

  • 4/5.
Great For Kids of All Levels

This is his favorite tennis camp every year. The staff do a really great job at working with kids at every level of play.

  • 5/5.
Complete Confidence

Nike did a great job as always. We have been sending our daughter there for the past four years, and always feel 100% confident in Nike's ability to teach, supervise, and provide fun for the students.

  • 5/5.
Greatest camp ever!

It was the greatest sports camp I've ever attended. The coaches and the facilities were fantastic. The activities were also lots of fun. I can't wait to attend next year's camp.

  • 4/5.
Positive atmosphere!

I appreciated the way the staff recognized the efforts of all the campers. They went our of their way to make people feel positive about themselves. The camp had good comradeship.

  • 5/5.
Loved Being There

I loved being at this camp. The instructors were great and I enjoyed working with them. I definitely intend to go back to OSU next year.

  • 5/5.
Thanks, Coach!

Coach Ross did a great job with the kids, my daughter had a wonderful time. She will be back every summer!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,, High School,
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 5:00PM $495.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $935.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 9:00AM - 9:00PM $705.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,, High School,
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 5:00PM $495.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $935.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 9:00AM - 9:00PM $705.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,, High School,
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 5:00PM $495.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $935.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 9:00AM - 9:00PM $705.00
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.