Pomona-Pitzer Nike Tennis Camp

Pomona-Pitzer Nike Tennis Camp
Pomona-Pitzer Nike Tennis Camp

Nike Tennis Camps is thrilled to bring you a brand new tennis camp at Pomona-Pitzer College. Our junior day tennis camp is for young athletes to come and get world-class tennis training, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Come join the fun this summer and take your tennis instruction to the next level.

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This tennis camp is geared towards high school players hoping to elevate their tennis game while making new friends and having lots of fun. All aspects of the game will be addressed as campers learn the latest tennis techniques, tactics and strategies through on-court instruction, competitive drills and match play on a 10-court plexipave facility. Join the fun this summer and take your game to the next level!

Highlights Include

  • Daily on-court tennis instruction from Head Men's Tennis Coach, Steve Bickham
  • Daily drilling, team and individual match play, and fun on-court games
  • Special High School Training program for ages 13-18
  • All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Steve Bickham
Camp Director

Steve Bickham

Steve Bickham has completed two seasons as the Head Coach of Men's Tennis at Pomona-Pitzer, and has quickly lifted the program to new heights.

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In 2015, the Sagehens finished the season with a 26-7 record while climbing as high as No. 3 in the national rankings, earning Bickham the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) West Region Coach of the Year Award. Of the 26 wins, 16 came against teams that were nationally ranked, eight of which were in the top 15, including a 6-3 win over No. 1 Amherst and a 5-4 win over No. 3 Middlebury. Pomona-Pitzer defeated four of the eight teams that qualified for the NCAA Quarterfinals (Amherst, Middlebury, Trinity and Chicago).

In his first year at the helm, Bickham guided the Sagehens to a 17-8 record, a No. 10 national ranking, and a runner-up finish in the NCAA West Regionals, after Pomona-Pitzer had finished with an 11-14 record and missed the postseason the year before he arrived. In addition to his success on the court, Bickham earned the 2014 Sectional Community Outreach Award for Southern California from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and ITA in his first season with the Sagehens.

Bickham arrived at Pomona-Pitzer with over 25 years of experience in the tennis industry, as a player, a coach, in private industry, and in the non-profit sector. He spent the previous two years as the executive director of the USTA Idaho District in Boise, where he managed all operations for the district office. In that role, he also served as the executive director of the Idaho Tennis Foundation, a non-profit organization set up to support the youth and education programs developed by USTA-Idaho.

Prior to working for USTA-Idaho, Bickham served as director of tennis and operations for Youth Tennis San Diego from 2005-2010. He was responsible for the operation and management of the Barnes Tennis Center, a public facility with 25 tennis courts, a 3,000-foot conference room and education center. His facility hosted NCAA events, USTA junior and adult national championships, and dozens of USTA events, while he oversaw recreation and education programs for over 250 kids and adults monthly. He was named the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) San Diego Tennis Pro of the Year in 2009.

Bickham's coaching experience includes three years as the head coach of both men's and women's tennis at Division I Northern Arizona University from 2001-03, where he led the women's team to its first ever top 75 ITA ranking. He also spent three years as an assistant coach with the men's tennis program at Arizona State, helping the Sun Devils to a No. 15 national ranking in 1995, while also coaching the NCAA singles champion (Sargis Sargsian).

Bickham's involvement with tennis has also extended to private enterprise, as he was the owner and president of Performance Management International for 15 years, founding the company in 1990 to assist with club management, player coaching and event management in the tennis industry. His clients included tennis programs in Michigan, Vermont, Arizona, New Mexico and Montana, while he continued to serve as a Professional ATP Tour Coach for Sargsian, including trips to Wimbledon, the French Open and the U.S. Open.

A 1987 graduate of the University of New Mexico with a major in history and a biology minor, Bickham was a Division I All-American tennis player for the Lobos and played professionally on the ATP tour for four years after graduation, earning a top 500 world ranking. He also has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.

Camp Details

2016 Camp Information

This year we are offering one week of Day (9:00am-4:00pm) High School only camp for ages 13-18. 

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Program Offerings:

High School Only Program:

The High School Only program is designed for high school players (ages 13-18) looking to move up the ladder or make their high school team.

Check-in / Check-out Times:
Check In: 9:00am Monday at the Pauley Tennis Complex.
Check Out: 4:00pm Thursday at the Pauley Tennis Complex.

Daily Program Schedule & Information: 
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Meals
Campers bring their own lunch.

Courts
Camp will be held on 10 hard courts at the Pauley Tennis Center.

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: TNXDPO

Facilities

Camp will be held at the Pauley Tennis Center on the Pomona College campus which features 10 plexipave hard courts.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 9:30am Tennis Instruction
  • 12:00 noon Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play
  • 2:00pm Double and drills
  • 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program

Camper Reviews

  • 4/5.
Great Fun

It was great and really fun!

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  • 5/5.
Improvement

My daughter really enjoyed herself at camp and I could see her improvement right away!

  • 5/5.
I'll Be Back

I will definitely be back next year. I got so much better. Next year I hope to get my friends to come with me!

Camp Dates & Prices

2016 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.