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 2016! 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 camp delivers over 30 hours of tennis training through our legendary program directed by Paul Goldstein.

Nike’s Summer Tennis Camps in Stanford, California

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 our weeklong tennis camp, 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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Paul Goldstein
Camp Director

Paul Goldstein

Former Cardinal standout, Paul Goldstein, introduced as Stanford Head Men's Tennis Coach on June 24, 2014, became the 10th head coach in school history, following a successful 10-year stint by John Whitlinger.

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In just his first year as a head coach, Paul Goldstein led Stanford to one of its best seasons in recent memory, with the Cardinal displaying continued progress in all phases throughout a campaign filled with milestones.

Goldstein was introduced on June 24, 2014, as Stanford’s first Taube Family Director of Men’s Tennis, the latest generous gift from longtime tennis benefactors, Tad Taube, ’53, MS ’57, and Dianne Taube.

The 10th head coach in school history, Goldstein followed a successful 10-year stint by John Whitlinger, who announced his retirement in May 2014 after guiding Stanford to a 160-85 overall record and nine NCAA Tournament appearances.

Goldstein made an immediate impact, recognized as the ITA Northwest Region Coach of the Year and Stanford’s first Pac-12 Coach of the Year since 2006. The Cardinal also notched its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2012, defeating Tennessee 4-2 in the first round in Durham, N.C.

Despite showcasing a lineup that routinely featured three freshmen, the Cardinal flourished under Goldstein, clinching a share of the Pac-12 regular-season championship for the first time since 2010 while also reaching the Pac-12 Tournament final for the first time in school history. In addition to its surprising Pac-12 regular-season finish, the Cardinal swept UCLA and USC for the first time since 2009 and pocketed two victories against California. Stanford’s seven losses all came against teams ranked among the top-30.

“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.”

A native of Rockville, Maryland, and 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-100 in 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. 1 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 had served in sales and business development roles at Bloom Energy, a Silicon Valley-based clean energy fuel cell company.

Following his retirement from professional tennis, Goldstein 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 also served as a Pac-12 Networks color analyst in 2006-07.

Goldstein resides in Menlo Park with his wife and fellow Stanford alum, Abbie, and their three children: Sadie (8), Maggie (6) and Charlie (2).

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Brandon Coupe
Co-Director

Brandon Coupe

Brandon Coupe enters his sixth year as Assistant Men's Tennis Coach at Stanford University. During his time as an assistant coach on The Farm, Coupe has helped guide the Cardinal to a 102-52 record, five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and four straight 20-win seasons.

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During his time as an assistant coach on The Farm, Coupe has helped guide the Cardinal to a 102-52 record, five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and four straight 20-win seasons.

Coupe's recent contributions were 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 holds 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 10 years, and their nine-year-old son Max and 18-month-old twin sons, Owen and Oliver.

Camp Details

2017 Tennis Camp Information (2017 Summer Dates Coming Soon!)

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. In addition to the All-Skills program, we are also offering a tournament training session also known as the National Training Camp. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. See below for more detailed information on the Paul Goldstein Sessions and the links to all of the Stanford Tennis Camps offered this summer. 

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2017 STANFORD TENNIS CAMPS - (2017 Summer Dates Coming Soon!)

Junior Overnight and Extended Day Camps

Directed by Head Men's Coach, Paul Goldstein, and his renowned staff
Ages 9-18 |  All Skills, Tournament Training | Sun-Fri, except for July 15-20 session (Sat-Thu) 

These four weeks of camps are geared towards boys & girls of all ability levels, ages 9-18.  With a perfect mix of drills, matchplay, conditioning, strategy and off-court fun, campers 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.  

Coach Goldstein Camp Dates:
  • 2017 dates coming soon!
Tournament Training Program (National Training Camp) 

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. 

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • Please note for 2017: July 15-20 session (2017), check in is on Saturday. All other sessions, check-in is on Sunday.
  • Overnight campers: Check-in on the first day of camp from 12:00-1:30pm on the lawn of Junipero. 
  • Extended Day Campers:  Check-in on the first day of camp from 1:00-1:30 pm at the lawn of Junipero.  (Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 8:00 after dinner and a camp meeting)     
Check-Out
  • Please note for July 15-20 session (2017), check out is on Thursday. All other sessions, check out is on Friday.
  • 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. 

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

2017: TBA  |  2016: Campers will be housed in Junipero Hall. No more than 3 to a room. 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 only between sessions 1&2 and 3&4 for an additional fee of $150 per night, and $300 for the weekend.

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.

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 from airports, train stations, or bus depots. Transportation services can be arranged from the San Jose Airport or San Francisco International by using the services below:

Super Shuttle: (800) BLUE VAN (258-3826) - www.supershuttle.com
South & East Bay Shuttle: 800.548.4664 or 408.225.4444
www.southandeastbayairportshuttle.com

Unaccompanied Minors: If you have a camper arriving by air who is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines, we recommend scheduling a shuttle from the airport to camp through www.blacklane.com. The fees to Stanford from SFO are typically $112 each way. This includes a meet and greet at the airport.

Please schedule your arrivals and departures to provide plenty of time to get to/from the SJC or SFO. It is approximately 25 minutes to Stanford University campus from San Jose and 40 minutes from San Francisco.

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.

Additional Camp Sessions offered at Stanford: 

Stanford Tennis Camp - Women's Tennis Sessions (Directed by Head Women's Coach, Lele Forood) - Junior Overnight and Day Camps - June 17-22 (Bank of the West-Overnight only) | June 24-June 29 (All Skills) | July 31-August 5 (All Skills & High School Training) | August 7-12 (Sat-Thu - All Skills & High School Training)
Stanford Tennis School Junior Day Only Camp (Directed by Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe) - June 13-16 (Full Day, Half Day AM/PM) | August 15-18 (Full day, Half Day AM/PM)
Stanford Adult Tennis School (Directed by Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe) - June 11-12 | August 13-14

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.

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

This camp was an awesome experience and I am so glad I had the opportunity to attend it this year. My tennis gas me significantly improved and the coaches and staff were all welcoming. I had a blast at Stanford tennis camp!

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  • 5/5.

Jackson and chase had a great time and came home more excited about tennis thanks to Paul and his staff!

  • 4/5.

Paul was wonderful and made me very comfortable. His taking personal interest in me and other campers is commendable.

  • 4/5.

My daughter had a great time and enjoyed the camp very much.

  • 4/5.

well done smile The new app, Greenfly, was fantastic 

  • 5/5.

This has been an absolutely fabulous camp for my son. It was his 3rd year at the Nike Stanford Tennis Camp and he looks forward to it each year. The directors and coaches have been instrumental in fostering improvement in my son's tennis skills, and my son's passion for tennis has increased even more (which is amazing, because it was high to begin with)!! My son came home having had tremendous fun - he was happy, motivated, and tired - he had quite a workout! This camp is a perfect blend of social fun, athletics, and motivation - it helped my son believe in himself and his skills and become more assertive on the court, while building friendships with kids from around the world!

  • 5/5.

Paul Goldstein was a superstar director--our son had a ton of fun and was inspired by the camp and staff to throw his heart into tennis for the two weeks he was at camp. ...and ever after!

  • 4/5.

My daughter was hesitant about attending since last year was not the best(different coach), however this year she had a Great Time. She thought Paul was super! Friendly, highly motivating and caring. She is already asking about next year. Thanks!

  • 4/5.

The camp was fantastic! Counselors, director, administration - all great!

  • 4/5.

Great time in general with lot's of instruction and play. I appreciated the excellent staff.

  • 4/5.

Adrien had a great time -- said it was the most 'serious' tennis camp he's attended. From a parent's perspective, we were happy he had time on the court w/ Coach Goldstein. The camp came highly-recommended by Adrien's middle school coach at Harvard-Westlake, Chris Simpson.

  • 5/5.

I came with my best friend, and we had so much fun and are hoping to be back for more next year! All the staff was great, and the level of competition was high!

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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