The College of William and Mary Nike Tennis Camp Williamsburg, Virginia
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The College of William and Mary Nike Tennis Camp is a summer camp for young athletes to come and vastly improve their tennis game, 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!
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 camps combine technical instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and a variety of evening social activities.
- Daily instruction from top teaching pros and players
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction 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
Located 150 miles south of Washington, DC, The College of William & Mary has a beautiful campus in the historic town of Williamsburg. The Nike Tennis campers use the outstanding athletic facilities. The Millie West Tennis Facility includes eight individual hard court surfaces. Each court features California Corners, a unique design that includes quarter fences that run along the sidelines to allow for uninterrupted play. There is stadium seating for approximately 500 people at the facility, and there is also a state-of-the-art lighting system to accommodate night matches.Meet your coaching staff
- Tyler Thomson was named head women's tennis coach at The College of William & Mary in June of 2012.
- Spent the last 11 years as the head coach at the University of Minnesota
- 2008 Northern Division Women's College Coach of the Year
- USTA High Performance Coach in 2006 and 2008
Coach Thompson was names head women's tennis coach at The College of William and Mary in 2012.
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.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXRWM)
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. Lunch is included for Day Campers.
In addition to the general camp sessions, this year we are offering a tournament training program during the second week of camp. 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. Make sure to note that you would like to participate in these programs when you register.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
- Overnight Campers 1:15-1:45pm on Sunday at the dorms (name TBD).
- Day Campers 1:45-2:15pm on Sunday at the dorms (name TBD).
- Campers should come dressed to play as we will eat dinner at 5:00pm then head to the courts and play until 8:00pm.
- Day Campers depart that afternoon at 4:30pm 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.
- Lunch is included for all Day campers.
- 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.
Campers will reside in the William & Mary dorms (name TBD) 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 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.
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
- 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