Oregon State University Nike Tennis Camp

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

Join the fun this summer and take your tennis game to the next level! The Oregon State Nike Tennis Camp is a summer camp for young athletes to come and vastly improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun.

Our goal at this youth tennis camp 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. The Oregon State Nike Tennis Camps combine technical tennis instruction and drilling from an excellent coaching staff, supervised match play, and a variety of evening social activities. This camp for players ages 8-18 is a great option for campers of all abilities. 

Highlights Include

  • Daily instruction from head men's coach, Ross Duncan and his experienced staff
  • 1 point tournament, drills, matches, conditioning, team and individual awards/awards cermony at end of camp
  • 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
  • Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

2014 Camp Information

(Camp Code: TNXROR)
This year we are offering three weeks of Overnight, Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) and Day Camp (9:00am-5:00pm) for kids ages 8-18 of all skill levels. (Kids ages 6-8 may be accepted into camp on occassion. Please call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP to inquire.)

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

Tournament Training and High School Programs:
In addition to the general camp sessions, this year we are offering tournament training and high school sessions during all weeks of camp. Make sure to note that you would like to participate in these programs when you register.

  • 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.
  • 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 and Check-out times
Check In: 
       Overnight Campers: Sunday from 4:00-6:00pm at dorms.
       Extended Day and Day Campers: Sunday from 5:00-6:00pm at dorms.
                 Day campers leave at 6:45pm on Sunday.
                 Extended Day campers leave at 9:00pm on Sunday.

Graduation: Friday at 11:00am at the dorms. Parents encouraged to attend!
Check-Out: Immediately following graduation.

Extended Day & Day Camper Schedule & Information
• Day camp schedule runs from 9:00-5:00pm (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.  

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

Campers stay 2 per room in the Buxton Hall dorms on campus (2014). 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: Yes! $200 for the weekend stayover.

Designated Airport: Portland

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.

More Details


Oregon State University is located in the middle of Oregon’s finest recreational and scenic area, 1.5 hours south of Portland. Campers will play tennis at the new tennis center with 10 courts; six outdoor and four indoor.

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

Meet Camp Coaches

Ross Duncan
Camp Director

Ross Duncan

Ross Duncan is in his eleventh year as camp director at Nike Tennis Camps. He was the #1 ranked junior player in South Africa. Duncan coached on the professional WTA tour (pro level), at the University of Oregon, and is currently developing juniors in Southern California. He is a also a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional.

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Ross Duncan was the #1 junior tennis player from South Africa before coming to the U.S. on a full ride tennis scholarship to Pepperdine University.  After studying sports management and graduating, he played professional tennis earning ATP points in both singles and doubles. Ross then went on to coach as the Interim Head Coach at UC Santa Barbara and the Associate Head Coach at the University of Oregon.  In addition, he also coached professionally on the WTA tour (top 30 player in the world).

Currently Ross is ranked #1 in the nation in the Men’s 35 Singles Division and has back to back National Hard Court Championships in singles.  He represented Team USA as the #1 singles player in the  World Championship.  Ross is currently ranked #9 in the world.  In addition, Ross owns Peak Performance Tennis and is the director of the Tennis Division for Norton Sports Management.  As a Tennis Agent he is responsible for managing,coaching, and directing the professional tennis career of its clients.  Ross has been the director of Nike tennis camp programs in both California and Oregon during the last ten years.

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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. 


Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
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.

Read All 7 Reviews
  • 5/5.
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

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