Salisbury University Nike Tennis Camp Salisbury, Maryland
Join the fun and get better! The Salisbury University Nike Tennis Camp is a summer camp for kids to come and vastly improve their tennis game. Our camps combine technical instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and a variety of evening social activities.
At the Salisbury University Nike Tennis camp, campers will work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our goal 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. This summer tennis program is great for players of all skills levels ages 9-18.
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Daily instruction from top teaching pros and players
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
- Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
An ideal Mid-Atlantic site, Salisbury University is along Maryland’s Eastern Shore; only two hours from Baltimore, Washington, DC and Wilmington, DE. The beautifully landscaped campus features 12 outdoor tennis courts and a newly renovated indoor tennis center.Meet your coaching staff
Randy is in his 15th year as head men's and women's tennis coach at Salisbury University.Read Full Bio
Randy Halfpap will begin his 15th season as Salisbury University's men's and women's tennis head coach at his alma mater in 2013. He took over the reigns in January 2000 after spending two seasons as the head coach at Pomona-Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif.
In 2012, the men's team went 11-12 overall and 5-2 in the Capital Athletic Conference and had 10 players named to the All-CAC Second Team.
The 2011 season saw one doubles team named as alternates for the NCAA Doubles Championships while Salisbury finished the year with a team record of 15-8, it marked the sixth season in a row that Salisbury won at least 10 matches. Four players were named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference team, each one earning the honors for both singles and doubles.
In 2010, Halfpap led the Sea Gulls to their fifth straight 10-win season as the Gulls went 14-7. Halfpap sent two players to compete in the NCAA Singles/Doubles Championships at Oberlin College. The men's team had six players garner All-CAC honors as they took 11 spots on the all-conference teams for both singles and doubles play.
The 2009 season was another successful one for Halfpap and the Gulls as the men's team went 14-7 and the women 14-5 against some of the most competitive schools in that nation. Juniors Scott Burtzlaff and Evan Thomas competed in the NCAA Doubles Championships in California and fell to the top doubles pair from No. 1 Washington (Mo.) University. The men's program finished second in the Capital Athletic Conference, but took home 11 All-CAC honors. The women's program also finished second in the CAC and earned seven All-CAC honors.
In 2008, the Salisbury men's tennis team went 17-5, 6-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference. They won an astounding 10 games in a row en route to becoming CAC regular season champions. The maroon and gold eventually finished second at the CAC tournament. Halfpap's effort earned him his third CAC Men's Coach of the Year honor at Salisbury. Salisbury ranked as high as No. 12 in the polls in 2008. There were five players named on the All-CAC first or second team for singles, and two of the Sea Gulls' three doubles teams were named all-conference. For the third time under the tenure of Halfpap, Salisbury had an All-American in senior Brendan Kincaid. He was also named the ITA Senior Player of the Year for the Atlantic South Region. Freshman David Lupinetti was named the 2008 CAC Rookie of the Year.
Halfpap's women's team was also very successful in 2008, as the Sea Gulls went 16-5 overall, 5-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Under the tutelage of Halfpap, the young squad broke the school record with 16 wins. The maroon and gold won 11 consecutive matches which propelled them to a conference championship bout with Mary Washington. The entire Sea Gull entire starting lineup recieved All-CAC recognition while junior Anna Marie Kable and sophomore Kelly Fahrner were honored to the All-CAC first team. Halfpap had his No. 1 and No. 3 doubles teams recieved the honor as well.
In 2007, Salisbury completed another solid tennis season as the men's team finished 17-7 overall and the women's team finished 13-8. The two teams combined to go 12-2 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Halfpap guided his young teams to the CAC finals where they both lost to national powerhouse, the University of Mary Washington. Halfpap saw 19 of his players awarded All-CAC honors as well as one who earned the CAC Freshman of the Year award.
In his first season, Halfpap piloted the men's team to a 10-6 overall record and a berth in the NCAA tournament. In his second year, he led the women's team to it's first-ever NCAA tournament berth and its fifth straight winning season. In 2002, the women's team returned to the NCAA tournament and set a new team record with a final 14-4 record. The women won their second straight conference title and made a third straight NCAA appearance in 2003, before adding another NCAA tournament appearance in 2004. Halfpap has been honored as the CAC's Coach of the Year four times, winning the men's award in 2001 and 2004, and the women's award in 2002 and 2003.
Visits to the NCAA tournament are nothing new for Halfpap, who has been associated with NCAA postseason teams as a player or coach in 10 of the past 12 years. Halfpap's Pomona-Pitzer team finished 13-9 overall in 1999 and advanced to the NCAA West Regional. Pomona was ranked 17th in the nation in the final poll, after earning a No. 12 national ranking in 1998.
Halfpap began his tenure at Pomona-Pitzer as the assistant head coach in 1997 before assuming the head-coaching duties the following season. He also served as the head women's coach at the Vivian Webb School in Claremont for two years, guiding his squad to a top-five ranking among high-school programs.
Halfpap was a two-year letterman for the Sea Gulls, joining the SU program as a transfer from Charles CountyCommunity College. He won the Capital Athletic Conference singles championship in his two seasons, claiming the title at No. 5 singles in 1996 and No. 3 singles in 1997. Halfpap posted a career singles mark of 23-9 at SU, including 15-6 as a senior in 1997. Halfpap also won the CAC doubles championship in 1997 and finished his career with a 20-14 doubles record. He completed his career with a 43-23 overall combined record. The Sea Gulls won the conference championship during both of his seasons and advanced to the NCAA tournament both years.
A native of Owings, Md, Halfpap graduated from SU in 1997 with a bachelor's degree. He earned his master's in education from Azusa Pacific (Calif.) University in 1999.
Jamie Engles begins his second season as the head coach of the Johns Hopkins men's tennis team after spending a year as an assistant coach with the Blue Jays.Read Full Bio
In his first season at Homewood, he helped the team to win its fifth consecutive Centennial Conference title and a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16.
Engles has spent the past six years working as the Assistant Director of the Nike Tennis Camps at Salisbury University where he designed and implemented training programs for tournament-level juniors in the Mid-Atlantic area. He is also currently working as a teaching professional at the Green Spring Racquet Club, coaching some of the top junior talent in the Baltimore area. Engles is a math teacher at Eastern Technical High School, where he also served as the head tennis coach from 2006 to 2010.
Engles was a four-year letter winner on the Salisbury University men's tennis team and he played as high as fourth singles and second doubles for the Sea Gulls. He earned Second Team All-CAC honors in 2003 for singles and second team honors for doubles in 2004. Engles graduated in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Secondary Education. He went on to earn a Masters of Science in Mathematics Education from Towson University in 2010 and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXRSS)
This year we are offering one week of Overnight and Day Camp (8:30am-4:00pm) for kids ages 9-18 of all abilities. In addition to the all skills program, we are also offering a High School program during the second week of camp. 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: Sunday from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Manokin Hall dorms. (Day Campers will be given dinner and will depart that evening at 9:00pm from the tennis courts.)
Graduation: 12:00 noon Friday at the Tennis courts. Parents encouraged to attend!
Check-out: Immediately following the graduation at the Manokin Hall.
Day Camper Schedule & Information
• Day Campers should be dropped off everyday (except Day 1) by 8:20am at the Outside Tennis Courts.
• Pick-up time is at 4:45pm Monday through Thursday.
• All campers will depart at 1:00pm on Friday.
• A more complete schedule will be given to you upon check-in.
• Meals: Lunch is provided for all Day campers.
Campers play on 12 outdoor tennis courts and at a newly renovated indoor tennis center.
Campers stay 2 per room in the Manokin Hall dorms (2014) on campus. Campers are assigned by age and roommate requests. Limited triples are available, but not guaranteed. There is A/C in the dorms!
Evening activities may include a trip to the famous Ocean City Amusement , pizza and movie night, bowling and casino night.
Designated Airport: Salisbury 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 Salisbury Airport. Shuttle vans often offer a cost effective alternative to taking a taxi. For more details and a listing of shuttle carriers visit: www.airportservice.com.
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. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
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
- 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
- 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis, Swimming
- 5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
- 7:15pm Evening Activity
- 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
- 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
- 10:15pm Lights Out