Rollins College Nike Tennis Camp

Rollins College Nike Tennis Camp
Rollins College Nike Tennis Camp

Spend your summer at tennis camp working on your tennis game and making new friends! The Nike Tennis Camp at Rollins College is a summer camp for young athletes ages 9-18 of all skill levels to come and vastly improve their tennis game.

This year we are offering three weeks of Overnight and Extended Day (8:30am-9:00pm) and Day (8:30am-5:30pm) camps for kids ages 9-18 of all abilities. In addition, we will also be offering two special Tournament Training sessions in July geared towards tournament level and ranked players (ages 11-18) looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness. All sessions include a private lesson with a Nike Camp coach.

Highlights Include

  • Daily instruction from top teaching pros, Andy and Rita Gladstone, and their experienced staff
  • Special Tournament Training weeks offered in July!
  • We offer a "10 and Under Tennis" program, featuring smaller courts and lighter, lower-bouncing balls
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
  • 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Andy Gladstone
Camp Director

Andy Gladstone

Andy and Rita Gladstone return for their fourteenth (2013) year as directors of the Nike Tennis Camp at Rollins College. Andy is a USPTA/USPTR professional with over 21 years experience working with junior players. Currently serving as the Director of Competitive Tennis for USTA Florida, Andy is an enthusiastic promoter of tennis throughout Florida.

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Rita Gladstone
Camp Director

Rita Gladstone

Rita Gladstone is a USPTA certified professional, former #1 player at the University of South Carolina and competed professionally on the WTA Tour. The Gladstones are the 2008 recipent of USTA Florida "Family of the Year" award. Andy and Rita have over twenty years experience developing junior players. 

Camp Details

2015 Camp Information

This year we are offering three weeks of Overnight and Extended Day (8:30am-9:00pm) and Day (8:30am-5:30pm) camps for kids ages 9-18 of all abilities. In addition, we will also be offering two special Tournament Training sessions in July geared towards tournament level and ranked players (ages 11-18). All sessions include a private lesson with a Nike Camp coach.

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Camp Program Offerings

2015 Programs by Week

June 7-12 (All Skills)
June 14-19 (All Skills)
June 21-26 (All Skills)
July 12-17 (Tournament Training Only)
July 19-24 (Tournament Training Only)

All Skills Program

Our first three sessions are open to players of all abilities. The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

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.

10 and Under Tennis

We offer a “10 and Under Tennis” program during the first three sessions, 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.  

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • Overnight Campers: 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday at the dorms. Follow signs for camp check-in
  • Day & Extended Day Campers: 2:00-3:00pm on Sunday at the dorms. Campers should come dressed to play on Sunday. There is a full, afternoon/evening tennis session and dinner for extended day and overnight campers!
  • Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 5:30pm.
  • Extended Day Campers will depart that evening after dinner and evening activities at 8:30pm.
Check-Out
  • Graduation: 4:30pm on Friday for all campers. Graduation location will be provided at registration.  Parents are invited to and encouraged to attend! 
  • Check-out: Immediately following the graduation at 5:00pm.

Extended Day & Day Camper Schedule

  • Sunday: Day and Extended Day campers arrive at 2:00-3:00pm. Day campers depart at 5:30pm and  Extended Day campers depart at 8:30pm.
  • Monday-Thursday: Day campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 5:30pm. Extended Day campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 9:00pm.
  • Friday: All campers have a graduation at 4:30pm. Check-out for all campers is at 5:00pm, immediately after the Graduation.

Meals

All meals are provided for overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day campers. Lunch is provided for all Day campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with lunch on the last day.

Evening Activities

Evening activities may include a pool party, pizza night, and movie night. Campers are supervised by Nike Camp staff at all times.

Courts

The campers play at the Bert Martin Tennis Facility, which includes 12 lighted outdoor tennis courts. They will have access to an indoor facility in case of rain.

Dorms

2015: Dorms TBD | 2014: Campers will reside in the Rollins College dorms on campus. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. A limited number of triples are available. There is A/C in the dorms.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are available and include housing, meals and supervision for Friday and Saturday night. Cost: $250/weekend. Available in 2015 between weeks 1 & 2, 2 & 3 and 4 & 5 only. 

Designated Airport

Orlando International Airport

International Camper Options

International campers seeking 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!

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 Orlando airport and take Mears Transportation (407-423-5566 and/or www.mearstransportation.com) from airport to camp. Please contact Director Rita Gladstone if you will be arriving at camp via Mears Transportation.

If you have a camper arriving by air and is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there may 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.

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: TNXRRC

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake up
  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Day & Extended Day Campers arrive
  • 8:30am-11:30am Tennis instruction, drills
  • 11:30am-1:30pm Lunch, rest
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm Afternoon tennis (Instruction, Davis Cup competition, games)
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm Optional tennis, pool, store trip, rest
  • 5:30pm Day Campers depart
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Evening activities: movies, night tennis, talent show, karaoke, camp dance
  • 9:00pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00pm Lights out for Overnight Campers

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

My wife and I would like to let you know that our boys had a great time at your camp. Even before it needed, they already expressed their desire to do it again next year and this time for 2 weeks.

We just want to make sure that we have conveyed our many thanks to you, your staff and coaches for making it a wonderful experience for our boys.

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  • 4/5.
Sign Me Up!

I want to do this camp a couple weeks next year, so much fun and you learn a lot.

  • 5/5.
Fantastic Time

My son had a fantastic time at this camp. I am happy he had a great time and got to play a lot of tennis. I want to especially thank Rita Gladstone and her coaches for adjusting so well to the terrible weather we had in Florida that week.

  • 5/5.
Happy Highlight

Our kids LOVE this camp. They talk about their great experiences there… the staff is wonderful. It is a high point of our children’s year! We always recommend to all of our friends. 

  • 5/5.
True Love!

My son truly l-o-v-e-d the program. Rita and Andy Gladstone provided excellent athletic and social experience! Great location! Thank you! Our son will be returning. 

  • 5/5.
Took great care!

The coaching staff was incredible and took great care of my boys during the overnight camp!

  • 5/5.
Increased Self Esteem

Wonderful camp! Helped my son build self-esteem and meet nice people.

  • 5/5.
GREAT Staff!

My child had a blast and we will do it again next year! The staff was very impressive and so caring. My kids especially loved Cheryl, Alex, and Rita.

  • 5/5.
Wonderful staff!

Rita and her staff were wonderful!! They were caring, fun, enthusiastic and great role models.

  • 4/5.
Will be returning!

I had a ton of fun, and will definitely be returning next year!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 9:00PM $695.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $915.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30AM-5:30PM $545.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 9:00PM $695.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $915.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30AM-5:30PM $545.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 9:00PM $695.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $915.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30AM-5:30PM $545.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Tournament Training,
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 9:00PM $695.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $915.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30AM-5:30PM $545.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Tournament Training,
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 9:00PM $695.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $915.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30AM-5:30PM $545.00
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.