Camp Program Offerings
Campers will go through a comprehensive evaluation process on the first day in order to be grouped according to their appropriate level. Staff will be charting match play throughout the week and the campers will get to take part in competitive singles and doubles tournaments each week. In addition to our All Skills program, this year we are offering Tournament Training and High School programs and the 10 and Under Tennis 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 Sessions
The high school session is provided for players (age 13-18) currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.
10 and Under Tennis
In addition, we offer a “10 and Under Tennis” program, 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 Camper Check-In: Monday between 10:00-11:00am at Merton Hall.
- Extended Day/ Day Camper Check-In: Monday at 8:30-9:00am at Merton Hall.
- Check-Out: Friday at 1:00pm after a pizza party and Graduation.
Day Only (6/13, 7/5, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1 and 8/8) sessions
- Check-In: Monday between 8:30-9:00am at the William H. Pitt Center
- Check out: Friday at 1:00pm after a pizza party and Graduation.
Day Camp Program Schedule
- Day Campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 4:00pm (Mon-Thurs, check out time on Friday is 1:00pm).
- Private lessons may be available, please inquire with the director.
Sacred Heart has 6 outdoor courts. In the event of rain, we will make up days later in the week.
2016: Dorms TBD | 2015: Campers will stay in the dorms on campus. There is A/C available! Campers can request roommates, otherwise they will be placed in rooms based on gender and age.
For 7/5 session only: All meals are provided for overnight campers starting with dinner on check-in day. Extended day campers will receive lunch and dinner daily beginning with dinner on check-in day. Lunch is provided for Day campers Mon-Thurs.
For overnight campers we have evening activities which may include pizza and movie nights, talent shows, games and free play at courts, scavenger hunt or karaoke contest.
Weekend stayovers are not available at this location
Bradley International Airport (Hartford, CT) or LaGuardia Airport (Queens, NY)
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 schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp.
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.
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. PLEASE NOTE: Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camp Code: TNXDST
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:30am Introduction and rules of the camp, Stretching and Warm Up
- 9:15am Stroke of the Day
- 9:30am Drills involving the Stroke of the Day
- 11:15am Lunch break for half the group / others playing matches or games
- 12:15pm Lunch for alternate group / others playing matches or games
- 1:15pm Stroke of the Day II
- 1:30pm Drills involving Stroke of the Day II
- 2:30pm Games/contests
- 4:00pm Departure