The College of William and Mary Nike Tennis Camp

The College of William and Mary Nike Tennis Camp
The College of William and Mary Nike Tennis Camp

The College of William and Mary Nike Summer Tennis Camp is a week long tennis camp for young athletes to receive world-class tennis training, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Come join the fun this summer and take your game to the next level!

Nike Tennis Camp in Williamsburg, VA

Enjoy the beautiful college atmosphere at tennis camp this summer while creating lasting memories! At The College of William and Mary Nike Tennis Camp, our goal is to give players the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the best players in their peer group. Our tennis camps combine technical instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and a variety of evening social activities.

Highlights Include

  • Daily tennis instruction from top teaching pros and players
  • 5-6 hours of daily training with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
  • Safe, healthy and fun environment
  • Gain self-confidence through tennis success

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Tyler Thomson
Camp Director

Tyler Thomson

Coach Thompson was named head women's tennis coach at The College of William and Mary in 2012.  He has quite an impressive resume.

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Prior to 2012, Tyler Thomson served as head coach of the University of Minnesota women's tennis program for 11 seasons, guiding his team to success both on and off the court. He led the Golden Gophers to 111 victories, including the program's first Big Ten regular season crown in 2003.

During Thomson's tenure, the women's tennis program has achieved outstanding success in the classroom, while also enjoying plenty of accomplishments on the court. The Gophers have had the highest grade point average of any small women's sport at Minnesota each of the past two years, while also spending all of both seasons in the national rankings. Minnesota had at least eight players with over a 3.0 grade point average each of the past two seasons.

Thomson's squad finished 10-14 overall and 3-7 in the Big Ten in 2009-10 against one of its toughest schedules in recent history that included 10 matches against teams that reached the NCAA tournament. Minnesota posted wins over NCAA tournament qualifiers Iowa and Wichita State and played a highly-competitive slate with 10 matches decided by 4-3 scores. Junior Alessandra Ferrazzi earned all-Big Ten honors and senior Tijana Koprivica concluded her career ranked fourth on the school's all-time wins list.  A four-year starter during his playing days at the University of Montana, Thomson came to Minnesota after previously serving as the assistant coach at College of William & Mary for four seasons and at Allegheny College (Pa.) for one year.

Thomson was honored during the 2008-09 season as one of the nation's top teaching pros by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association as the recipient of the Northern Division Women's College Coach of the Year award. Thomson holds a rating of Professional 1, which is the highest rating given by the USPTA. He was selected to participate in the USTA's High Performance Continuing Education Program at the 2008 U.S. Open in New York City. Thomson also participated in the program in 2006 while becoming a USPTA specialist in competitive player development.

Among his other individual honors, Thomson received the ITA East Region's assistant coach of the year award among 82 regional teams in 1999. A member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association, he was also a finalist for the 1999 ITA national assistant Coach of the Year award.

Thomson was the head coach when Minnesota opened its beautiful on-campus facility, the Baseline Tennis Center, in 2002-03. The facility features 10 indoor courts and 12 outdoor courts. He led the Golden Gophers to the 2003 NCAA tournament and also coached Angela Buergis to an individual berth in the 2004 NCAA tournament. At William & Mary, he was part of three NCAA tournament teams, including a quarterfinal finish in 1998. Thomson coached three All-Americans, six ITA Scholar-Athlete All-Americans and 10 nationally-ranked players.

A Bismarck, N.D. native, Thomson earned All-America honors in 1989 as a senior at Bismarck High School. At Montana, he was a four-year starter in doubles, an eventual singles starter and team captain for the Grizzlies. Thomson earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from Montana in 1993.

Camp Details

2015 Williamsburg Nike Summer Tennis Camp Information

This year we are offering two weeks of Overnight and Day (8:45am-4:30pm) camp for boys and girls ages 9-18 of all skill levels. In addition to the All Skills Program, this year we are offering a Tournament Tennis Training Program during the second week of camp. 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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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.


  • Overnight Campers 1:30-2:30pm on Sunday at the dorms.
  • Day Campers 1:30-2:30pm on Sunday at the dorms.
  • Campers should come dressed to play.
  • Day Campers depart that afternoon at 5:00pm at the Millie West tennis courts.
  • Graduation: 4:00pm at the Millie West tennis courts for all campers.  Parents are invited to attend! 
  • Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony at 4:30pm at the dorms.

Daily Program Schedule

  • Day campers should be dropped off every day (except check-in day) by 8:45am at the tennis courts.
  • Pick up time for Day Campers is 4:30pm each day at tennis courts.
  • A more complete schedule will be given to you upon check-in.


Campers play at the Millie West Tennis Facility with 8 lighted hard courts.


Lunch is included for all day campers.


2015: Dorms TBD | 2014: Campers will reside in the William & Mary dorms on campus. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. No triples available. There is A/C in the dorms.

Evening Activities

Evening activities may include movie night, games, pool time, tennis, and colonial Williamsburg. Campers will do swimming one afternoon.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are not available at this location.

Designated Airport

Newport News Airport, Williamsburg


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 Newport News Airport and schedule a shuttle/bus from the airport to camp.

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 there may be a fee that needs to be paid in advance of camp. Please contact Director Meredith Walton directly at (757) 561-7873 to arrange this. 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.

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: TNXRWM

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 8:45am Tennis Instruction
  • 10:00am Break
  • 10:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
  • 11:45am Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:15pm Tennis Program, Match Play
  • 2:45pm Break
  • 3:00pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
  • 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
  • 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis, Swimming
  • 5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
  • 7:15pm Evening Activity
  • 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
  • 10:15pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
In Good Hands

The staff were exceptional; they went above and beyond their responsibilities! When my son got sick at 2am, they got him new sheets and cleaned up his throw up. They called me and monitored him; they drove him to the cafeteria because my son was too weak to walk. They made us feel so reassured that we were able to let him stay at the camp so when he got well he could enjoy the rest of the week. Also, his coach Jacob was great. We now think so highly of this camp that we want to do this again, and will recommend it to others we play tennis with! Your staff makes this camp and “A plus”.

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  • 5/5.
Passionate Camper

I definitely want to come back next year! It was so fun. I think I would like more days though, like a whole entire week. I could learn more. My parents think it was very expensive but they don’t know how much fun I had. Everyone was my friend. The counselors were knowledgeable about tennis but not bossy like some coaches I have had. I want to do this camp next year and another one at another college so I can compare the programs.

  • 5/5.
Overnight Success

My son is very enthusiastic about the tennis camp. He wishes to return again next year. It would have been difficult to increase his desire for the game. He enjoyed himself. It was the first overnight that he ever attended and the fact that he wishes to return is very positive. Look forward to next year.

  • 5/5.
Camper and mother both approve!

9 year old camper: "I loved it! It was super duper fun and I got much better at tennis." Parent: "The staff made sure the younger ones were nurtured and closely overseen and that the older ones had appropriate independence and opportunity to shine. "I especially liked that there were several genuine adults among the counselors in addition to college students that the campers could relate to."

  • 5/5.
Exceptional care taken by staff!

My daughter has medical issues that make dehydration a significant problem. The staff at William & Mary tennis camp showed extreme care and caution as the temperatures soared this summer. They took exceptional care of my daughter. I am extremely impressed.

  • 5/5.
Going on 3 Years

Erika loved Nike Tennis Camp. This was her second year and will be returning next summer. Everyone does a great job co-ordinating, helping out, instructing, fun etc etc etc....Wonderful summer camp!!!

  • 5/5.
Definitely Recommended

I had a great time at tennis camp. Instruction/ match play was very informative and fun. Counselors were very enthusiastic. After play activities were fun and enjoyable. I would recommend this camp without a doubt.

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

The Director, and his staff for this camp did a wonderful, professional job with this camp. First class operation and my daughter's skills definitely improved! Thank you! We'll be back again!

  • 5/5.
Wonderful time!

My son had a wonderful time and was sad it had to end! The coaches were amazingly attentive and supportive!! He is already planning on going back next year! As a parent, I appreciated the fact that there was a small student to coach ratio and they grouped the students according to skill level. My only suggestion is that they should reserve enough indoor courts for when it is too hot outside or when it is raining.

  • 5/5.
Definitely recommend!

The coaches at the July William & Mary tennis camp were superb. They kept all the kids engaged, despite different skill levels. Our daughter, who is an intermediate player, dramatically improved. Our son, who is a beginner, was challenged daily and really looked forward to attending, a sure sign that the coaches were keeping him interested for eight hours a day. We, as parents, were really impressed and glad that we had scheduled our annual trip to VA from CA to overlap with the camp. We will definitely look for Nike camps in the future and recommend them to friends.

  • 5/5.
Excellent mentors

It was a great experience, and the staff and coaches were excellent tennis mentors. I look forward to attending next year!

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

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