Soka University Nike Tennis Camp

Soka University Nike Tennis Camp
Soka University Nike Tennis Camp

The Nike Summer Tennis Camp at Soka University is among the top Southern California tennis camps. With overnight and day camp options and All Skills, High School and Tournament Training programs, this junior tennis camp near LA has it all!

Our Aliso Viejo tennis camp, in the heart of Orange County, delivers technical tennis instruction and drilling from expert coaches, supervised match play, and fun social activities. 

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from tennis pro, Ross Duncan, and his experienced staff
  • 1 point tournament, drills, matches, conditioning, team and individual awards/awards ceremony
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Ross Duncan
Camp Director

Ross Duncan

Ross Duncan is in his thirteenth year as camp director at Nike Tennis Camps and is currently entering his fourth season as the men's tennis head coach at Irvine Valley College. Duncan was chosen in March 2015, to represent the U.S. against players from 25 other countries in the inaugural ITF Young Senior World Team Championships. 

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Ross Duncan was named the new men's tennis coach at Irvine Valley before the start of the 2013 season.

He has an extensive tennis background as a top player and coach. He was the No. 1 junior from South Africa before coming to the United States on a scholarship to play at Pepperdine University. Ross went on to also star at UC Santa Barbara.

He played No. 1 singles and doubles at UCSB and helped lead the Gauchos to the best season in school history with a sweet 16 finish at the NCAA Tournament.

After studying sports management and graduating, he played professional tennis and earned ATP points in both singles and doubles and also competed for nine seasons in the prestigious Bundesliga in Germany.

Ross then went on to coach as the interim head coach at UC Santa Barbara and as the associate head coach at Oregon. In addition, he also coached professionally on the WTA Tour, including guiding a former top 30 player in the world.

Currently, Ross is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the Men's 35 Singles Division and has won back-to-back National Hard Court Championships in singles.

In 2012, he represented Team USA as the No. 1 singles player in the World Championship. Ross has again been chosen to represent Team USA in 2013 and was named captain of the team by the United States Tennis Association.

Ross was ranked No. 9 in the world in his age division last year.

In addition to his playing prowess, Ross is the National Director for Nike Tennis Camps and owner of Peak Performance Tennis. 

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Staff

Camp Staff

Christine Duncan is the camp administrator who is on site during all camp sessions. She is a school psychologist and is fully trained/certified in CPR and other emergency situations....

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Christine Duncan is the camp administrator who is on site during all camp sessions. She is a school psychologist and is fully trained/certified in CPR and other emergency situations.

Another one of our counselors is Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Camp Details

We offer Overnight and Day (9:00am-5:00pm) camps for boys and girls, ages 8-18, with All Skills, 10&Under Tennis, Tournament Training, and High School programs. 

2017 Camp Dates 

  • July 9-14 
  • July 16-21 
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Camp Program Offerings

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.

All Skills Program

The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game.

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. Open to any and all players.

High School Program:

The High School Program is provided for any and all players 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

The “10 and Under Tennis” program features the USTA’s successful teaching format. This is an exciting 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: Check-in on Sunday (July 9 and July 16, 2017) from 5:00-6:00pm at the dorms
  • Extended Day Campers: Check-in Sunday from 5:00pm-6:00pm at the dorms. Depart at 9:00pm.
  • There will be an orientation meeting for Overnight campers on Sunday from 6:00-7:00pm. Parents are welcome to attend.
  • Day Campers: Check-in on Monday (July 10 and July 17, 2017) at 9:00am at the tennis courts
Check-Out
  • All Campers: Awards Ceremony on Friday at 11:00am by the dorms. Parents are welcome to attend.
  • Check-out is immediately following the awards ceremony at the dorms.

Day Camper Schedule

  • Monday-Thursday: Camp runs from 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday: Camp runs from 9:00am-11:30am

Meals

Day Campers can either purchase a lunch card for $35 or they can bring their own lunch each day.

Courts

Campers play on Soka University's 6 outdoor courts.

Dorms

2017 Dorms: Campers stay 2 per room in the dorms on campus. Some triples may be available, but not guaranteed. Roommates may be requested, otherwise they are assigned by age and gender. The Dorms have A/C!

Evening Activities

Evening activities may include pizza party, talent show, camp dance, optional swimming, and other surprise activities.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are not available at this location

Designated Airport

John Wayne (Santa Ana)

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 John Wayne (Santa Ana) Airport and schedule a shuttle/bus from the airport to camp. To arrange shuttle bus transfer from the airport to the university please call Primetime shuttle at 800 733-8267 or go online at   http://Primetimeshuttle.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.

Adult Tennis Camp at Soka

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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: TNXRSK

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Wake Up, Breakfast
  • 9:00am Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:15am Tennis Instruction
  • 10:30am Break
  • 10:45am Tennis Instruction and Drills
  • Noon Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:15pm Tennis Program, Match Play
  • 2:45pm Break
  • 3:00pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
  • 5:00pm Day Campers Depart

Camper Reviews

Rommel C.Parent

  • 5/5.
a wonderful experience

7/27/2016 - The coaches were great! My son loved them. My son had a wonderful experience. It was a great break from his normal regimen, and it did wonders for his confidence.

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Samantha K.Camper

  • 5/5.
favorite part of the summer

7/27/2016 - Nike camp is my favorite part of the summer!!!

Spencer C.Camper

  • 5/5.
Coaches are amazing!

7/27/2016 - Coaches are amazing!

David H.Parent

  • 3/5.
staff and director were very good

8/24/2014 - The staff and director were very good. However, my son was a better player than the other children.

Sandi K.Parent

  • 5/5.
appreciated personalized comments and assessment

8/16/2014 - I really appreciated all the personalized comments and assessment of my camper's skills. I could tell a lot of time was spent doing the assessment and I was impressed!

Dwayne L.Parent

  • 4/5.
Lovely facility and excellent location

8/14/2014 - Lovely facility in an excellent location. The food was very good, and he enjoyed eating it.

Marjorie M.Parent

  • 5/5.
We'll be back!

8/14/2014 - My daughter loved it. We will be back!

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.