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The Samford University Nike Tennis Camp in Alabama is a day camp for kids looking to improve their tennis game and have a blast! Our junior tennis camp in Birmingham, AL offers top notch instruction, supervised match play and plenty of fun!

This summer tennis camp in the South teaches boys and girls important tennis fundamentals as well as ways to improve their technique and increase their self-confidence.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Samford tennis coaches, David Vest and Rahim Esmail
  • 5-6 hours of daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
  • Safe, healthy and fun environment
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Tennis Camp Samford Coach Vest

    Co-Director David Vest

    David Vest is in his eighth season as head coach at Samford. He was named to the position Aug. 2, 2007, and has led the Bulldogs to a pair of conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances.  

    View David Vest's Bio
  • Nike Tennis Camp Samford Coach Esmail

    Co-Director Rahim Esmail

    Now in his fifth season at the helm of the Samford men’s tennis team, Rahim Esmail has lifted the Bulldogs to an NCAA Tournament appearance, a Southern Conference Tournament championship, a 17-win season and a share of the 2012 SoCon title.

    View Rahim Esmail's Bio

Camp Details

We offer day camps that run Monday-Friday, from 9:00am-4:00pm, geared towards boys and girls, ages 9-18, of all skill levels. 

2017 Camp Dates

  • June 19-23
  • July 10-14
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Camp Program

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



All Campers: Monday at 8:30am at the Samford Tennis Center.


All Campers: Friday at 12:00pm at the Samford Tennis Center.

Daily Program Schedule

  • Monday: Campers should check-in at 8:30am and depart at 4:00pm.
  • Tuesday-Thursday: Campers should arrive at 8:50am and depart at 4:00pm. 
  • Friday: Campers should arrive at 8:50am and depart at 12:00pm.


Campers will play on Samford's 6 outdoor and 3 indoor courts.

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: TNXRSM

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 9:15am 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

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Camp Reviews

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    • 5/5.
    We will definitely be sending him again

    7/29/2016 - My son absolutely loved Nike tennis camp at Samford! He loved the instructors/coaches and the skills he learned during the week. We will definitely be sending him again next summer!

    — Jennifer Y. Parent

    • 5/5.
    great time!

    7/28/2016 - I had a great time and have already asked if I can go next year!

    — Ann Elise P. Camper

    • 4/5.
    My child loved the camp

    7/21/2016 - My child loved the camp. Already talking about next year.

    — Richard M. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    loves Nike tennis camp!

    7/14/2016 - Zach loves Nike tennis camp. Sad he couldn't go on the last day. He always looks forward to winning prizes. His game improved a lot.

    — Lisa M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    she improved a lot

    7/14/2016 - My daughter had so much fun and felt that she improved a lot. She thought all of the instructors were very helpful, especially Raheem.

    — Louisa J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    learned a lot and improved

    7/14/2016 - My 12 year old son has really enjoyed the camp and feels that he has learned a lot and improved his tennis skills. Thank you.

    — Knox H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    love the staff at Samford

    7/14/2016 - We love the staff at Samford and look forward to attending yearly.

    — April R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great! Loved it!

    7/15/2015 - Great!!! Loved it!! Wish you offered the camp more than twice a summer season!!!

    — Gray J. Camper


Samford University Nike Tennis Camp

David Vest, Co-Director
Samford Tennis Center

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, Alabama 35229


Camp Dates & Prices

This program has concluded for the season.

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