Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp, Paul Goldstein Sessions

Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp, Paul Goldstein Sessions
Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp, Paul Goldstein Sessions

The Nike Tennis Camp at Stanford celebrates 35+ years of tennis excellence, and is proud to offer another year in Summer 2015! With the perfect mix of match play, drill work, conditioning, strategy sessions and on/off-campus activities, there’s no better way to spend summer! This summer tennis camp delivers over 30 hours of training through our legendary program directed by Paul Goldstein.

Known as the "home of Champions," Stanford University provides the ultimate summer tennis camp experience both on and off the court. In his first year as Stanford head men’s coach, Paul Goldstein, and assistant coach Brandon Coupe, direct these sessions of the Nike Tennis Camps at Stanford, where the camps have been held since 1985.

Throughout the week, the focus shifts between the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of tennis. Mornings focus on the technique while afternoons are geared towards match-play situations. This summer, create memories to last a lifetime.  Improve yourself on and off the court and make friends from around the world.  Experience the vibrant energy on the beautiful Stanford campus, and feel the pride and tradition at the Taube Tennis Stadium, one of the finest tennis facilities in the country.

Highlights Include

  • 25-30 hours of drilling, matchplay, strategy and footwork
  • Nike Tennis Camp tshirt and prizes
  • Exciting off court fun and evening activities for both overnight and extended day campers
  • Daily instruction from head men's coach, Paul Goldstein, and assistant men's coach, Brandon Coupe

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Paul Goldstein
Camp Director

Paul Goldstein

Former Cardinal standout, Paul Goldstein, introduced on June 24, 2014, becomes the 10th head coach in school history, following a successful 10-year stint by John Whitlinger, who announced his retirement on May 29 after guiding Stanford to a 160-85 overall record and nine NCAA Tournament appearances.

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“I am humbled, honored, but most of all inspired by the opportunity to lead a program with such a strong intergenerational legacy of athletic and academic excellence,” said Goldstein. “I have been a proud member of the Stanford tennis family since I first arrived on campus in 1994 and am thrilled to be returning to The Farm. I look forward to working with our student-athletes and the broader Stanford community to drive success both on and off the court.”

“Paul has enjoyed success at every level of his career and his noticeable passion for our men’s tennis program makes him a great fit to be our next head coach,” said Muir. “Paul’s infectious enthusiasm and ability to cultivate and sustain positive relationships stood out as dynamic qualities during the search process, which attracted both national and international candidates. Throughout the search, Paul’s name continued to rise above an extremely deep, talented and distinguished pool.”

A native of Rockville, Md., Goldstein has made an impact throughout his playing career. A 1994 graduate of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., Goldstein was ranked among the top-10 juniors in the world and made USTA history by becoming the first player to capture three consecutive national championships (Boys’ 16 in 1992, Boys’ 18 in 1993, Boys’ 18 in 1994) in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Goldstein then enjoyed a stellar collegiate career from 1995-98, leading the Cardinal to a 104-6 overall record while becoming the first player in NCAA history to compete as a starting member of four consecutive national championship teams. Goldstein was honored as an All-American in each of his four years.

Goldstein capped his career with a Pac-10 Player of the Year honor in 1998 after winning 33 of his 35 overall matches. A team captain during his senior campaign, Goldstein and his teammates surrendered just three individual points the entire season while going undefeated and winning the NCAA title. Goldstein finished his career with 84 dual match victories, ranking fifth overall in program history.

The first-ever two-time recipient of the ITA’s Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award (1997, 1998), Goldstein was also recognized as the ITA’s Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award recipient in 1997. Goldstein was inducted into the ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in May 2013 and currently serves on the ITA Hall of Fame Committee.

Goldstein received his B.A. in human biology from Stanford in 1998 before embarking on an impressive 10-year professional career. After moving into the world’s top-200 in less than one year on the professional circuit, Goldstein’s ATP world rankings eventually reached as high as No. 58 in singles and No. 40 in doubles. A US Open doubles semifinalist in 2005, Goldstein also boasts career singles wins over current world No. 2 Novak Djokovic, James Blake, Mardy Fish, Lleyton Hewitt and Patrick Rafter. Goldstein was the highest ranked player in the world with a college degree for the majority of his professional career.

During his tenure as a professional athlete, Goldstein was elected by his peers to serve on the 10-member ATP Player Council for a two-year term, representing the interests of 1000+ professional tennis players while acting as a liaison between the ATP Board of Directors and senior management.

Since 2008, Goldstein has served in sales and business development roles at Bloom Energy, a Silicon Valley-based clean energy fuel cell company.

“It has been my distinct privilege to have had the opportunity to work alongside such a talented, passionate and resilient group of people,” said Goldstein. “The team at Bloom demonstrates its commitment to changing the world for the better through hard work, creativity and perseverance every day. I have been inspired to be associated with such a tremendous organization.”

Goldstein has remained active on both a local and national level within the tennis community, serving as a USTA Nominating Committee member and member of the ITA Steering Committee on Dual Match formats while also coaching aspiring juniors in the Bay Area.

Goldstein is familiar with the current collegiate landscape, having served as a Pac-12 Networks color analyst for the previous two seasons during dual meet and conference championship competition.

Goldstein resides in San Francisco with his wife and fellow Stanford alum, Abbie, and their three children: Sadie (7), Maggie (5) and Charlie (18 months).

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Brandon Coupe
Co-Director

Brandon Coupe

Brandon CoupeStanford assistant men's coach for sixth year Former All-American at San Jose State University, Spent 10 years as an ATP Tour Player and participated in 14 Grand Slam events 2002 US Open doubles quarterfinalist Prior to Stanford, was the Head Professional at the Tiburon Peninsula Club

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Brandon Coupe, Stanford's first James and Martha Poppy Associate Head Coach for Men's Tennis, enters his eighth overall season on The Farm.

During his seven seasons as an assistant coach, Coupe helped guide the Cardinal to a 128-70 record, seven consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and four 20-win seasons.

In 2014, Coupe was named the ITA Northwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year, as he was instrumental in helping Stanford improve despite battling multiple injuries to multiple key players. The Cardinal finished third in the highly-competitive Pac-12 and climbed 25 spots in the national rankings during the month of April while posting four victories over top-40 opponents. More importantly, Coupe served as a valuable resource on a squad whose lineup regularly featured two juniors and three sophomores.

Coupe's contributions have also been highlighted with All-Americans Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher anchoring the Cardinal's singles lineup during their four-year careers. Under Coupe's tutelage, Klahn and Thacher flourished at the top two spots of the lineup. Klahn produced a career record of 130-34 and captured the 2010 NCAA singles title, while Thacher won at least 20 matches in every season en route to compiling a 94-46 career mark.

Coupe joined the coaching staff following a six-year stint as the Head Professional at the Tiburon Peninsula Club, which he first joined in 2001. He was also a professional coach from 2004-06 and the Tournament Director of the Esurance Tiburon International Tennis Challenger from 2003-04.

From 1994-2003, Coupe played on the ATP Tour and participated in 14 Grand Slam events, including the 2002 U.S. Open where he was a quarterfinalist. During his professional career he played with and against some of the world's greatest players, including Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt and Boris Becker. Coupe achieved an individual doubles ranking of 61 in 1999 and teamed with Mark Merklein to rank in the top-20 that year.

In addition to playing on the ATP Tour, Coupe coached Justin Gimelstob to the third round at Wimbledon in 2004.

A former All-American, Coupe played at San Jose State from 1990-94 under the tutelage of respected coach John Hubbell. As a senior, he earned All-America honors and received the National Von Nostrum Most Improved Player Award and the Rafael Osuna Senior Player of the Year Award. Coupe also earned All-Big West Conference honors all four seasons of his career.

As a freshman, he played No. 2 singles while losing only four matches during the year and winning the regional Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award. Over his next three seasons, Coupe played No. 1 singles and doubles and held the school record for most victories. He was a three-time NCAA Championship competitor and a semifinalist at the 1994 NCAA Indoor Championship.

A native of Granite Bay, Calif., Coupe began playing tennis at the age of 10 and entered a number of junior tournaments, including the Kalamazoo National Tournament. In the U-18 division, he was ranked as high as No. 35 in the country.

Coupe currently resides in Menlo Park with Natalie, his wife of 11 years, and their 11-year-old son Max and 3-year-old twin sons, Owen and Oliver.

Camp Details

2015 Camp Information

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). The second session (June 28-July 3) will be a tournament training session. 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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Camp Program Offerings

Tournament Training Program

In addition to our All Skills Program, we will be offering the Tournament Training Program, geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.

Pro Stroke Library

Three months of access to Pro Stroke Library, featuring hundreds of strokes in both real and high speed./p>

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • Overnight campers Sunday from 12:00-1:30 pm at the dorms. 
  • Extended Day Campers:  Sunday from 1:00-1:30 pm at the dorms.  (Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 7:30 after dinner and a camp meeting)     
Check-Out
  • A graduation ceremony that parents are encouraged to attend wraps up the week at 11:30am on the last day of camp at the Taube tennis courts.
  • Check-out immediately follows at 12:00 Noon. 

Please note: Sessions run Sunday-Friday

Meals

All meals are included for Overnight campers. Extended Day Campers will have lunch and dinner provided.

Courts

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

Dorms

Campers will be housed in the Stern Hal l- Twain North and East Dorms (2014). There 2 campers in each room (No triples). Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. 

Evening Activities

Off-court activities during all sessions may include field games, a camp dance, and watching popular movies.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are offered between weeks 1&2 and weeks 3&4 for an additional fee of $100 per 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 Goldstein Sessions, the International Sport & Language Program is offered from July 5-17.

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!

Designated Airport

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: a1executiveshuttle@gmail.com 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.

Camp Code: TNXRSG

*  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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight (Ages 11+) $1,245.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 8:30AM - 8:00PM $995.00
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
Overnight (Ages 11+) $1,245.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 8:30AM - 8:00PM $995.00
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
Overnight (Ages 11+) $1,245.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 8:30AM - 8:00PM $995.00
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
Overnight (Ages 11+) $1,245.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 8:30AM - 8:00PM $995.00
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.