Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp, Lele Forood Sessions

Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp, Lele Forood Sessions
Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp, Lele Forood Sessions

Stanford University, host of the Nike Tennis Camps for over 30 years, is hosting four weeks of junior overnight and day camp this summer. Steeped in tradition, the Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp offers top notch tennis training, world-class tennis facilities, and fun for players of all ages and ability levels.

Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp

Known as the "home of Champions," Stanford University provides the ultimate week long 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.

Highlights Include

  • Daily on-court instruction from Head Women's Coach, Lele Forood, and Associate Coach, Frankie Brennan
  • Morning drilling and afternoon match play
  • Off-court activities for all sessions include field games, a camp dance, and trips to Jamba Juice and the Stanford Bookstore.
  • Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt
  • Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based Nike prizes during camp

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Lele Forood
Camp Director

Lele Forood

Lele Forood was the 2003 National Coach of the Year and has led the team to 6 National Championship Team Titles. She is a four-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year, and former All-American Stanford player ranked in the world's top 40 in singles and doubles.

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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.

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Frankie Brennan

Frankie Brennan

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.

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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.

Camp Details

2015 Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp Information

This year we are offering four weeks of Junior Overnight and Extended Day Tennis Camps (ages 9-18) (overnight campers must be 11 or older in all sessions) and two weeks of Junior Day and Half Day Camps (ages 8-15) for boys & girls of all ability levels. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

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Stanford Tennis Camps: Junior Overnight and Extended Day Camps

Directors: Head Men's Coach, Paul Goldstein and Head Women's Coach, Lele Forood
Parameters: Ages 9-18 |  All Skills, Tournament Training & High School Programs | Sun-Fri
2015 Dates: June 21-26 | June 28-July 3 | July 5-10 | July 12-17 | July 19-24 | July 25-30 | Aug 2-7 | Aug 9-14

These eight weeks of camps are geared towards kids of all ability levels, ages 9-18.  With a perfect mix of drills, matchplay, conditioning, strategy and off-court fun, camper immerse themselves within the sport and campus, creating memories to last a lifetime. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.  

Lele Forood Sessions (directed by head women's tennis coach):

  • July 19-24 (Sun-Fri) All Skills + High School
  • ​July 25-30 (Sat-Thurs) All Skills Session
  • Aug 2-7 (Sun-Fri) Bank of the West Classic Session* 
  • Aug 9-14 (Sun-Fri) All Skills + High School

* Bank of the West Classic Camp Session: 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, price of the camp includes admission to the tournament. Geared towards intermediate and advanced players, overnight campers only.  

Camp Options

  • Overnight: 12:30pm Sunday-12:00pm Friday| Ages 11-18
  • ​​​​Extended Day: 8:30am-8:00pm | Ages 9-18 

In addition to the “All Skills” program offered each week, we offer a National Training program and High School Training program during certain weeks of camp. With a combination of drilling and matchplay, this is a great way to prepare for your tournaments or high school season and gain match play experience with some of the best players in your peer group!

  • The National Training program is geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.  

  • The High School Training program offers a great mix of technical focus, drilling, strategy and match play; 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.


  • 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.

* Aug 2nd 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 (Aug 2-7), 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.


2015: Dorms TBD | 2014: Campers will be housed in the Stanford dorms on campus.  There 2 campers in each room (No triples). Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests.

Evening Activities

Off-court activities may include field games, camp dance, and/or pizza and movie night.

International Camper Options

International campers seeking a Sport and Language program can find a list of camp sessions and a detailed description of our new programs by clicking this link. For the Stanford Forood Sessions, the International Sport & Language Program will be offered from July 19-30.

International campers seeking a Sport Only program, a multi-week sport camp experience, can easily combine any of our individual Tennis Camp sessions together with a weekend stay over to create the right camp program to fit your needs!

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are offered between weeks 1&2, and 3&4 for an additional fee of $125 per night. (Please note: There is no weekend stayover between sessions 2&3.)

Stanford Tennis School:  Junior Day & Half Day Camps

Directors & Programs by Week

Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe Sessions (directed by the men's and women's associate coaches): 

  • June 15-18 (Monday-Thursday)
  • Aug 17-20 (Monday-Thursday)

Camp Options

  • Full Day: 9:00am-4:00pm | Ages 9-15 | Intermediate
  • ​​​Half Day: 9:00am-12noon or 1:00-4:00pm | Ages 8-15 | Beginner & Intermediate 



All campers check in 15 minutes prior to their first session of the day.


All campers check out immediately after their last session of the day.


Half Day campers depart before lunch. Full Day campers bring their own lunch each day.


Campers play on 17 lighted courts at the Taube Tennis Stadium. In the event of rain, indoor courts are available.

Designated Airports

San Francisco Airport or San Jose Airport

Airport Transportation

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. 

There are many local shuttle options, one we have worked with in the past and can recommend is A1 Executive Shuttle. Please contact Jon-Reno at 831-239-3866 or email: to make reservations.

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.

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.

*  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.
*  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.

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

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Stepping Stones

William had so much fun! His confidence and skill level increased tremendously. He loved playing doubles with Counselor Santiago! William now plays on a USTA tennis team and feels competent due to his two sessions at the Stanford Nike Tennis Camp. Thank you!

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  • 5/5.
Impressed by Directors

Our boys love Lele's Nike Tennis Camp. She and Frankie always hire the most terrific college kids as coaches and counselors. Our boys return to Lele's camp again and again every year. One of our boys experienced a small situation of bullying. We mentioned the situation to Lele and Frankie. They were on top of the situation immediately and everything changed right away. We could not be more impressed with Lele and Frankie.

  • 5/5.
More! More!

This was my 3rd year and I love camp! Next summer I want to go for 2 weeks!

  • 4/5.
Approving Parent

Fantastic councilors as well as coaches! Program was run smoothly and enthusiastically. Level of supervision was excellent. Overall a fantastic camp!!!

  • 5/5.
Spreading the Word

My son really loved this camp and he is recommending it to all his tennis friends. Thanks for having such wonderful, kind instructors. This was a fantastic first camp experience.

  • 5/5.

Lele and the camp counselors were all OUTSTANDING. The camp was fantastic, the boys learned to play better, and they had a wonderful time. 

  • 4/5.
Well structured!

A very well-structured program which is geared to improve the technical skills required in tennis. Coaching was excellent and the camp was thoroughly enjoyable.

  • 5/5.

My son had a WONDERFUL time and learned a lot. He fell in love with Stanford and is actually studying really hard and doing match play three times per week as well as drills/clinics to try to improve his tennis game. This is quite painful as a Cal alumna, but just one visit to your camp pushed Stanford to number one on his list of colleges.

  • 5/5.
Very impressed!

Excellent camp. My daughter came back very energized. She was very impressed w/ the coaches.

  • 5/5.

Excellent camp!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, High School,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 8:00PM $995.00
Availability: Open

Overnight (Ages 11+) $1,245.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
No weekend stayovers
Extended Day 8:30AM - 8:00PM $995.00
Availability: Open

Overnight (Ages 11+) $1,245.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight Only Session. Intermediate/Advanced Players. Bank Of West Tournament.
Overnight $1,345.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, High School,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 8:00PM $995.00
Availability: Open

Overnight (Ages 11+) $1,245.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.