Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp, Lele Forood Sessions Stanford, California
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Stanford University, host of the Nike Tennis Camps for over 30 years, is hosting seven weeks of junior overnight and day camp this summer. Steeped in tradition, the Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp offers top notch training, world-class tennis facilities, and fun for players of all ages and ability levels.
Known as the "home of Champions," Stanford University provides the ultimate summer tennis camp experience both on and off the court. Fresh off capturing their 18th National Championship, Stanford head women’s coach, Lele Forood, and associate coach Frankie Brennan, direct these sessions of the Nike Tennis Camps at Stanford. These youth summer camp sessions are a great way to improve your game in a short period of time, providing players with a chance to play tennis up to 5 hours a day, make new friends, enjoy nightly group activities and great accommodations.
Multi-Week Sport Camp Experience!
International or domestic campers seeking a multi-week sport camp experience, can easily combine camp sessions 1&2 or 3&4 at this location with a weekend stay over to create the right camp program to fit your needs! Please note: No weekend stayover is available between sessions 2&3
Dartfish video analysis offered at this camp! See details tab for more info.
- Daily on-court instruction from both Coach Forood and Coach Brennan
- Morning drilling and afternoon match play
- Off-court activities for all sessions include field games, a camp dance, and trips to Malibu Grand Prix, Jamba Juice and the Stanford Bookstore.
- Video and stroke analysis
- Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt
- Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based Nike prizes during camp
The Stanford campus, located 30 minutes south of San Francisco, features the 17 court Taube Tennis Center, one of the finest tennis facilities in the country. Stanford University offers a variety of tennis camp options - junior day, overnight and adult camps. Click on any of the links below for more information.
- Click Here for information about John Whitlinger Sessions - Overnight/Day Camps (Ages 9-18) (June/July)
- Click Here for information on the Stanford Junior Tennis School (Ages 8-15 / Full and Half Day Options)
- Click Here for information on the Stanford Adult Tennis School - general and advanced clinics (ages 18+)
* Our camps are open to any and all entrants.
* Any athlete who has sufficient preparatory education to be academically eligible to enter college in the fall following the camp date will not be permitted to attend the camp.
* Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp.
• 2003 National Coach of the Year
• Has led the team to 6 National Championship Team Titles
• Four-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year
• Former All-American Stanford player and was ranked in the world's top 40 in singles and doubles
Head coach Lele Forood, the 2003 National Coach of the Year and five-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year (2004, 2005, 2007, 2010), begins her 14th year at the helm of the Cardinals.
Under Forood's guidance, Stanford has solidified its reputation as the nation's premier women's tennis program. During her tenure, the Cardinal has compiled an unthinkable 308-19 record, captured six NCAA team titles and won the conference crown outright or claimed at least a share of the hardware in all but two seasons since 1987. Last year, the Cardinal made its 31st consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and has now tallied a 58-6 postseason ledger under Forood.
Stanford has produced several lengthy winning streaks over the last decade under Forood that instantly require a double-take. Recognized as the longest home winning streak of any intercollegiate sport in NCAA Division I athletics, Stanford won 184 dual matches in a row at Taube Family Tennis Stadium in a streak that spanned 12 years since a loss during the 1999 campaign. The Cardinal won 157 consecutive regular season duals on its home court during a 13-year run from 1999-2012. Stanford also compiled an 89-match winning streak from 2004-2007, resulting in three undefeated seasons and three NCAA titles until a February loss in 2007.
In 2012, Stanford finished 21-2 and earned a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title at 9-1. However, the Cardinal's bid for a third straight NCAA final appearance was halted by a quarterfinal loss to USC, representing only the fourth defeat over the last three years combined. Competing in arguably the nation's best conference, Stanford closed out the year ranked No. 5 in the country and handed national champion Florida its only loss.
Stanford claimed its 16th NCAA championship in school history during the 2010 campaign and first since a dominant three-year title run ended in 2006. After starting the postseason with three straight 4-0 shutouts, Stanford (26-1) knocked off No. 1 Baylor and No. 6 Notre Dame before posting a dramatic 4-3 win over No. 3 Florida in the national championship contest. The Cardinal went 8-0 in league play, claiming its first Pac-10 championship since a 21-year title streak ended in 2009. Barte and Lindsay Burdette teamed up to win the NCAA Doubles crown, bringing home Stanford's first doubles title since 2005. Mallory Burdette was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and turned a 5-4 third-set deficit into a 7-5 victory at the No. 3 position to clinch Stanford's national title win over Florida.
Forood became the first female head coach to win the NCAA team title in 2001 with a 4-0 victory over Vanderbilt. The championship was the first for Forood, an assistant coach for five national title runs from 1989-1991 and in 1997 and 1999. She guided the Cardinal to a stellar 30-0 mark in her rookie season at the helm, in addition to the 2000 Pac-10 championship and a final No. 1 national ranking. The 2001 campaign is one of 10 perfect seasons in school history.
Forood was an assistant coach for 10 years under legendary skipper Frank Brennan before being promoted to associate head coach in March of 2000. In 1997, Forood's efforts in helping lead the Cardinal to the NCAA title were recognized nationally as she was named the ITA Division I National Assistant Coach of the Year.
An All-American at Stanford 1976- the first year All-American accolades were awarded- Forood was a National Collegiate singles finalist as a freshman and a semifinalist during her sophomore campaign in leading Stanford to two second place national finishes. Competing internationally, she captured the gold medal in both singles and doubles at the 1975 Pan American Games. She was also the 1975 national amateur singles and doubles champion. Forood was ranked as high as 30th on the women's professional tour, and she had an impressive victory over Wimbledon champion and second-seed Virginia Wade at the 1977 U.S. Open. At the 1976 U.S. Open, Forood teamed with Rachel Giscafre to reach the doubles semifinals.
Forood was a member of the Board of Women's Tennis Associates from 1979-1987 and served as its secretary-treasurer from 1983-87. She has been extremely active in promoting WTA events, and was the recipient of the prestigious WTA Player Service Award in 1983. After the tour and before coming back to Stanford, she promoted the first professional women's tour event in France from 1986-1988 at Strasbourg.
A San Francisco native who grew up in Mill Valley, New York and then Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Forood earned a degree in sociology from Stanford in 1978.
Frankie Brennan enters his 19th year on The Farm overall, serving in his third season as the program's associate head coach following 15 seasons as an assistant coach.Read Full Bio
During his tenure, Brennan has tutored numerous student-athletes to All-America and conference accolades. Since joining the staff, he has enhanced Stanford's reputation as the country's top women's tennis program by helping guide the Cardinal to a 448-27 overall record, eight national championships and 16 conference titles.
In the short time since Brennan was elevated to associate head coach, Stanford has claimed four individual NCAA titles. The 2012 season was especially historic, as teammates squared off in the singles final before later pairing up in the doubles title match for the first time in NCAA history. Nicole Gibbs defeated Mallory Burdette in the singles final, before the duo paired up one hour later to claim the doubles crown. Thanks to Brennan's efforts, Stanford has now produced the last three NCAA doubles championship teams.
Brennan was honored as the ITA's Northwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011, helping lead Stanford to a national runner-up finish, a 28-1 overall record and yet another Pac-10 title.
Two years ago, Brennan's contributions were highlighted with Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette capturing Stanford's 13th overall collegiate doubles title and first since 2005. Designated in the fall season as the primary coach for Barte and Burdette, Stanford's top duo flourished under Brennan's tutelage, finishing 42-6 overall and winning three doubles titles in addition to the national championship. Furthermore, the lower half of the singles lineup (Nos. 4-6) proved to be an area of strength for Stanford, with the group combining for a 65-11 record while Brennan patrolled the back courts.
In 2005, Brennan was recognized as the ITA Northwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year. In 2003, Brennan's efforts were recognized on a higher level when he was named the ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year.
Brennan, son of legendary former head coach Frank Brennan, Sr., was a two-time all-conference player for the University of Redlands, where he helped the team to a Final Four appearance in 1993 and a fifth-place national finish in 1994. He was also a two-time all-conference honoree at Foothill Junior College, where he helped lead the team to a semifinal appearance in the state championships in 1991 and a runner-up finish in 1992.
In 1991, Brennan was voted as The Times Tribune Athlete of the week twice, named MVP of the tennis team and nominated as The Times Tribune Athlete of the Year. He was also nominated for the Foothill College Male Athlete of the Year.
Brennan was head coach of the women's tennis team at the University of Redlands in 1995 before coming to work for his father in 1996. He has also worked for the United States Tennis Association, assisting in the Area Training Center and serving as a USTA zonal coach. Brennan has also been a hitting partner for Venus Williams and other top professionals at the Bank of the West Classic. Brennan also played a few years on the satellite circuit.
Brennan prepped at St. Francis and Los Altos High schools, where he was a four-year letterwinner in both tennis and football. He finished his senior year on the East Coast at Mt. St. Joseph High School in Vermont, where he was a standout running back on their State Championship football team.
A third generation coach, Brennan and his family have been involved with coaching tennis for years. His grandfather was Billie Jean King's coach for 18 years, as well as the personal instructor to former president Jimmy Carter and his family while he was in the White House. In May of 2002, Inside Tennis named the "Brennan Clan," Frank Sr., Jr. and III, to their top-10 list of "Guys Who Have Lent A Hand" to women's tennis.
Brennan resides in Mountain View, Calif., with his daughter, Francesca.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXRSF)
This year we are offering four weeks of Overnight and Extended day (8:30am-8:00pm) camps for boys and girls of all ability levels, ages 9-18. (Overnight campers must be 11 or older in all sessions). In addition to the general skills sessions, we are offering two sessions with a special High School component (July 13-18 and Aug 3-8). Please see details below for each session:
July 13-18 (Sunday-Friday) High School Only Session
Boys & Girls, Ages 13-18. Offered for players currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making their high school team. With a combination of drilling and matchplay, this is a great way to prepare for your season and gain match play experience with some of the best players in your peer group!
July 19-24 (Sat-Thursday) All Skills Session
Boys & Girls, Ages 9-18. Geared towards all ages and ability levels, this session offers a great mix of technical focus, drilling, strategy and match play. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, high school or tournament level player, this week will have it all.
July 27-Aug 1 (Sunday-Friday) Bank of the West Classic Session
Boys & Girls, Ages 11-18. Geared towards intermediate and advanced players, overnight campers only. A unique camp experience with the women’s pro tennis event, the Bank of the West Classic, held on site all week. Campers will attend the matches daily and get a first hand look at a pro event! Limited to 48 campers.
Aug 3-8 (Sunday-Friday) (All Skills + High School)
Boys & Girls, Ages 9-18. Geared towards all ages and ability levels, this session offers a great mix of technical focus, drilling, strategy and match play. In addition to the general skills program, this week offers a special high school component for those currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making their high school team. With a combination of drilling and matchplay, this is a great way to prepare for your season and gain match play experience with some of the best players in your peer group!
For additional junior overnight camp weeks throughout June-July, click here. These sessions are led by Head Men's Coach, John Whitlinger and Assistant Coach, Brandon Coupe.
Our camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend that you choose a camp that fits your particular skills and level of development. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Dartfish video analysis will be used during the camp to analyze and improve your strokes and is provided at no extra charge for all campers. See your strokes compared to a top playing professional! Your Dartfish Mediabook will be posted to a private player locker on Dartfish.tv and reviewed with you by the staff at camp (click here for an example). The package includes:
- Stroke Analysis: Your Dartfish Mediabook contains videos of your strokes, plus side-by-side comparison with a pro, along with comments.
- Pro Stroke Library: Three months of access to Pro Stroke Library, featuring hundreds of strokes in both real and high speed.
• Overnight Campers: 12:30-1:30pm on the first day of camp at the dorms It will be clearly marked by signs.
• Extended Day Campers: 1:30-2:00pm on the first day of camp at the dorms. (Extended Day Campers will depart that evening after dinner and evening activities at 8:00 pm)
• Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in
• Please make sure camper has eaten before arriving, as dinner is the first meal of the camp session.
• July 27th Session: Check-in is the same, but we will be chartering Stanford shuttles to transport some campers to West Campus Courts for evaluation session (due to the Bank of the West Tournament’s occupation of Taube Stadium during check-in day) Please do not be late, or you will miss the shuttle. Remaining Campers will walk to Taube South Courts, per usual.
• Graduation: 11:30am on the last day of camp for all campers at the Taube Tennis Courts EXCEPT during Bank of the West session (July 27-Aug 1), when it will be held at the Taube South Tennis Courts. (Parents encouraged to attend!)
• Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony (12:00noon) – Overnight campers will return to the dorms for check-out; extended day campers may check-out directly from the stadium courts.
All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for Extended Day campers. Meals start with dinner the first day of the session and ending with breakfast on the last day of ther session.
Campers play on 17 lighted courts at the Taube Tennis Stadium. In the event of rain, indoor courts are available.
Campers will be housed in the dorms on campus. There 2 campers in each room (No triples). Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests.
Off-court activities may include field games, camp dance, trip to Malibu Grand Prix Race Track, and/or pizza and movie night.
Weekend stayovers are offered between weeks 1&2, and 3&4 for an additional fee of $100 per night. (Please note: There is no weekend stayover between sessions 2&3.)
Designated Airport: San Francisco Airport or San Jose 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 the San Francisco or San Jose Airport.
• Information on local shuttle services coming soon! Please call 1-800-645-3226 if more immediate assistance is required.
• Let us know your plans! Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information so we know when to expect your child's arrival to camp.
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
- 7:00am Rise and Shine
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:30am Warm-up/On court stretching
- 8:45am-11:30am Tennis Rotations (serving and returning, ball machines, active drilling, conditioning)
- 11:40am Lunch
- 1:00pm-4:30pm Tennis Rotations (singles play, doubles drills and play, and off-court - including video playback, tennis related discussions, mini tennis, ping pong)
- 4:30pm Open tennis/alternate activity
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Evening activity
- 8:00pm Movie, pizza, games
- 10:30pm Lights out
Our camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend that you choose a camp that fits your particular skills and level of development.Read camper reviews