Camp Program Offerings
All Skills Program
Classes are programmed for three different proficiency levels: beginners, intermediates and advanced players . Each student will be tested weekly and placed in a group of similar ability, and age so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. Beginners will be playing tennis in just a few days; intermediates will improve all aspects of their game; and advanced players will sharpen their game to a competitive edge.
Tournament Training Program
In addition to the general camp sessions, this year we are offering a seperate tournament training program during all weeks of camp. 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. Make sure to note that you would like to participate in these programs when you register.
10 and Under Tennis
In addition, we offer a “10 and Under Tennis” program during the Day Camp Only weeks for kids ages 9-10, featuring the USTA’s successful new teaching format. This is an exciting new way kids 10 and under are learning to play tennis as well as compete. The courts are smaller and balls are low-compression so they are easier to hit, allowing kids to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. It all makes it easy and fun for them to hit, play and score from the start, while developing skills that will last a lifetime. Please note: This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts. For more information on “10 and Under Tennis” programs nationwide, Click Here to check out the USTA website.
- Overnight Campers: Sunday at 4:00pm at the Glen Cove Mansion
- Graduation: Friday at 4:00pm at the tennis courts for all campers
- Check-out: Friday at 4:15pm immediately following graduation
- Monday at 8:30am at Robbie Wagner's Tournament Training Center.
- Graduation: Friday at 4:00pm at the tennis courts for all campers.
- Check-out: Friday at 4:15pm immediately following graduation.
- Day campers should arrive each morning between 8:30-8:45am.
- Campers should depart at 4:15pm each day.
Included for Overnight campers. Lunch is included for all Day campers.
Campers will utilize Robbie Wagner Training Center (13 clay courts indoor), Old Tappans Tennis Complex (6 outdoor), Glenwood landing (4 hard court indoor), Portledge School (5 outdoor), and, for the overnight weeks only, campers also play at the Glen Cove Mansion (4 outdoor). Indoor and outdoor pools provide a wonderful environment for exercise and fun, regardless of the weather.
Campers will stay 2 per room (2 Queen beds) in the Glen Cove Mansion. Each room has A/C, a 42" flat screen TV, iPod docks, alarm clocks, free WiFi, a mini fridge and a private bathroom. There is also daily maid service in each room (optional, at campers expense as well as in-room movie rentals).
Evening Activities for Overnight Campers
Evening activities may include a sub sandwiches, cake and movie night, college day matches, relaxing in the dorms and dorm activities such as trivia, skits, talent show, Crazy Dress night, and target tennis with great prizes.
Campers attending consecutive weeks of camp can stay at Glen Cove Mansion with 24-hour supervision for an additional charge of $200 per night. This fee includes room and board, breakfast, lunch & dinner. The exact weekends that stayovers are offered for 2015 are still to be determined.
Transportation to Camp
The camp provides door to door transportation for local day campers. The local day camp shuttle price is $185 per person per session and available to those living within a 20 mile radius of Glen Cove. The payment will be paid directly to the “Robbie Wagner Tournament Training Center”.
To arrange this service, call the Robbie Wagner Tournament Training Center: 516-759-0505
International Camper Options
International campers seeking a Sport and Language program can find a list of camp sessions and a detailed description of our new programs by clicking this link. International campers seeking a Sport Only program, a multi-week sport camp experience, can easily combine any of our individual Tennis Camp sessions together with a weekend stay over to create the right camp program to fit your needs!
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Nike Tennis Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into John F Kennedy (JFK). For ground transportation, we recommend using US Limo Service. You can make your reservations by calling 1-866-USLIMOS or 1-800-962-2827, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.uslimoservice.com
If you have a camper arriving by air who is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there will be a fee that needs to be paid in advance of camp. You will still have to arrange transportation to/from camp. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information.
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: TNXRGC
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
- 8:45am Tennis Instruction
- 10:00am Break
- 10:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
- 11:45am Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
- 1:15pm Tennis Program, Match Play
- 2:45pm Break
- 3:00pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
- 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis, Swimming
- 5:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program. Overnight campers Rest, Shower, Dinner
- 7:15pm Evening Activity
- 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
- 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
- 10:15pm Lights Out