Nike Tennis Camp at Seattle University Seattle, Washington
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Join the fun and get better at the Nike Tennis Camp at Seattle University! Located in downtown Seattle, this summer tennis Camp is just up the hill from picturesque Elliot Bay and the famous Pike's Place Market. Seattle University is a great day camp for players ages 5-18 of all skill levels who are looking to seriously improve their game in a fun setting.
The Nike Tennis Camp at Seattle University is a camp for young athletes to come and vastly improve their tennis game, 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 tennis technique, and be challenged by some of the best players in their peer group. Our camps combine technical instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and fun free time to hang out with friends.
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
- Daily instruction from coach Mark Frisby and his experienced staff
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Gain self-confidence through tennis success
Campers will play at Seattle University's tennis facility featuring 4 outdoor and 2 indoor courts. Campers will have access to Seattle University's beautiful new recreational facility which includes an indoor gym and sports fields.Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director Mark Frisby, men’s and women’s coach at Seattle University, enters his 20th year as the director. Frisby, a successful head coach at three different high schools, is now the men’s and women’s tennis coach at Seattle University.Read Full Bio
Mark Frisby enters his fifth season as head men's and women's tennis coach at Seattle University after a successful head coaching career at three different high schools.
He has built Seattle U tennis into a competitve program over the past four years, with the women's tennis team finishing third in the Great West Conference in 2011 and second in the league in 2012. Also in 2012, Katrina Schwab was named Great West Conference Player of the Year.
Frisby had been the coed coach at Seattle Prep for 14 years spanning two different time periods, from 1991 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2007. He compiled a dual match record of 270-4 at Seattle Prep, helping the school win 12 metro championships, 12 state championships, and five district titles.
During the fall season, Frisby had been the head coach for the Issaquah High School boys and girls tennis teams from 2000 to 2007, compiling a 125-40 record. From 1967 to 1972, he coached the boys and girls tennis teams at Mercer Island High School, losing only one of 59 matches while earning five league championships. Combined, his coaching record at the high school level is 453-45.
Frisby is very familiar with Seattle University, having earned his bachelor’s degree in 1967 and his master’s degree in education from the school in 1971. He was the number one singles player on the Seattle U squad in 1961 and 1965 and coached the team from 1969 to 1971 and 1972 to 1973, compiling a 70-22 record.
Since 1984, Frisby has been the owner and president as well as a tennis instructor at the Sammamish Club in Issaquah. He has been the director of the Nike Tennis Camps in Sun Valley, Idaho, since 1980 and also the tennis director of Sun Valley Tennis since 2000.
Jake is a Seattle native and graduated from Nathan Hale High School. He is our most seasoned tennis pro, with many years of coaching under his belt. He served as coach for Roosevelt High School for 15 years, Blanchet High School and Seattle University. He spends part of each summer coaching in Seattle and Sun Valley Idaho with SU tennis head coach Mark Frisby.Read Full Bio
Back in the day as coach for Roosevelt he sought shelter for his team during those rainy days and started using the hangers at Magnuson Park, this was the impetus for Jake’s involvement in the construction of the Tennis Center Sand Point!
Jake’s positive approach to tennis brings the fun factor onto the courts! He likes to emphasize hitting great shots and moving those feet! This philosophy is apparent in Jake’s very popular early morning class “Ball Machine with Jake”.
Off the court, Jake loves hitting the ski slopes and has 40 years of experience in the industry. You may recognize his face and voice through the ski industry. Jake was one of the founding members of Powder Magazine established in 1972 and served as the voice of the Cascade Ski Report on radio stations throughout the Northwest.
Jake Moe has been the owner of SportsMedia since 1981. Under Moe's direction, SportsMedia has organized triathlons, ski races, running races, bike races, tennis festivals, zip lines and a host of other participant-oriented productions for the last 30 years.
Jake has been married to his wife Susan, a school teacher, for 38 years and has a son and daughter living in the Seattle area. Jake also has two granddaughters.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXDSE)
This year we are offering seven weeks of day camp for players ages 5-18 of all skill levels. Campers can choose to participate in the Full Day (9:00am-4:00pm), AM Half Day (9:00am-Noon) or PM Half Day (1:00pm-4:00pm) programs.
In addition to the general sessions, this year the TheSeattle University Camp will offer QuickStart sessions designed for players aged 5-10. Fun and Fundamental sessions are a positive introduction to tennis fundamentals and low key match play situations for younger campers. Many of these programs will use short court teaching. This program runs from 9:00am-Noon during all camp sessions.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
• “AM” Half- day and Day Campers: 8:30 am the first day of camp at the Tennis Courts
• “PM” Half-day campers: 12:30 pm the first day of camp at the Tennis Courts
• Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
• “AM” Half Day Campers: 12:00 noon the last day of camp at the Tennis Courts
• “PM” Half Day and Full Day campers: 4:00pm the last day of camp at the Tennis Courts
Daily Program Schedule & Information
All sessions run Monday-Thursday.
FULL DAY: 9:00am - 4:00pm
AM HALF DAY: 9:00am - 12:00pm
PM HALF DAY: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Full day campers bring their lunch each day. Half day campers do not eat lunch at camp.
Campers will play on 4 outdoor and 2 indoor courts.
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