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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In returning to William and Mary in 2012, Tyler Thomson produced a revival of the Tribe program. After winning just six matches the season prior to his arrival in Williamsburg, Thomson has guided the Green and Gold to Colonial Athletic Association Championships in two of his three seasons. W&M earned a season-high national ranking inside the top 30 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Over his three seasons at the helm of the Tribe program, Thomson owns a 37-28 mark to bring his career dual-match win total to 148. Under his tutelage, 12 Tribe players earned All-CAA honors in singles and five doubles teams garnered All-CAA accolades. In both 2013 and 2015, Thomson coached the CAA Player of the Year, the CAA Freshman of the Year and the Most Outstanding Performer of the CAA Championship.
For the second straight season, Thomson’s charges earned a ranking in the national top 30, coming in at a season-best No. 28 on Feb. 24, 2015. The Green and Gold went on to finish the campaign at 16-7, culminating in the program’s 23rd CAA title. W&M capped the season among the national top 50 (No. 49) for the second time in three seasons, including an ITA Atlantic regional ranking of No. 3. Leeza Nemchinov enjoyed one of the best seasons in Tribe history, setting the program mark for singles winning percentage (.871) with a 27-4 mark. She wrapped up the season at No. 65 nationally in singles along with competing in the NCAA Singles Championship and being named the CAA Player of the Year. Jeltje Loomans joined Nemchinov at the NCAA Individual Championships as the duo competing in the doubles draw and eventually finished the season at No. 50 nationally. Loomans became just the fourth player in W&M history to advance to the NCAA Individual Championships during each of her four seasons. In total, five players earned All-CAA honors in either singles and doubles for the Green and Gold in 2015.
In 2012-13, the Tribe posted a 17-6 overall record, including impressive wins over No. 19 Ole Miss and No. 30 South Carolina. The Green and Gold captured the CAA Championship with a 4-0 win over UNCW in Williamsburg on April 21 to clinch a spot in its 19th NCAA Tournament. Under his guidance, W&M finished the season ranked No. 44 nationally and No. 4 in the ITA Atlantic Region. For his efforts, Thomson was named the CAA Coach of the Year. Thomson saw W&M garner NCAA Individual Championship appearances in both singles and doubles in 2013. Maria Belaya took part in the singles event, while her and Jeltje Loomans, who finished the year ranked No. 13 nationally, advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Doubles Championship.

In his 14-year career as a head coach, Thomson has coached seven singles players and seven doubles teams that finished the year in the ITA National Rankings. His players have earned a total of 27 all-league honors. Thomson-coached players have been named an ITA Scholar-Athlete for their success in the classroom on 55 occasions over his 14 years and 13 of his teams have garnered ITA All-Academic Team awards, producing a GPA of better than 3.2.

Thomson was named the ninth head women's tennis coach in Tribe history on June 21, 2012. An assistant at W&M from 1997-01, he spent 11 years as the head coach at the University of Minnesota before returning to Williamsburg. During his tenure with the Golden Gophers, Thomson led Minnesota to 111 victories, including the program's first Big Ten regular season crown in 2003.
Five times over his final six seasons at Minnesota, Thomson led the Golden Gophers to a spot in the final national rankings. In 2011-12, Minnesota finished the season ranked No. 39 nationally and started the campaign a program-best 12-1, including a triumph over W&M on Feb. 3. Minnesota finished the season with 16 victories, including nine against nationally-ranked opponents, and earned an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament. On Feb. 19, 2012, Thomson reached a coaching milestone with his 100th career victory as Minnesota upset No. 46 N.C. State, 5-2, in Raleigh, N.C.

In just his second season at the helm of the Golden Gopher program, Thomson, who was the fifth head women's tennis coach in Minnesota history, led the program to a 9-1 regular season league record and its first Big Ten regular season crown in 2003. The Gophers advanced to the championship match of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament before finishing with an 18-7 mark. For his efforts, Thomson was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year. During the regular season, Minnesota snapped No. 17-ranked Northwestern's 29-match Big Ten winning streak on the way to the regular season crown. In 2004, Thomson coached two-time All-Big Ten selection Angela Buergis to a spot in the NCAA Singles Championship and a final national ranking of No. 70.

During Thomson's tenure at Minnesota, six singles players and four doubles teams finished the year in the ITA National Rankings, and on 10 occasions a Golden Gopher player was named to the All-Big Ten team. Along with the success on the court, Thomson's teams succeeded in the classroom. The Minnesota women's tennis program routinely accumulated one of the highest team grade point averages in the athletics department, and on three occasions (2002, 2009 and 2010) received the school's Academic Award for the highest GPA among women's sports. In total, 44 of Thomson's players were named an ITA Scholar-Athlete for their success in the classroom, and as a team, the Gopher earned ITA All-Academic Team awards in 10 of Thomson's 11 seasons, producing a GPA of better than 3.2.

Thomson is no stranger to Tribe tennis, having served as an assistant coach for the women's program for four seasons. During his time in Williamsburg, the Tribe won three Colonial Athletic Association Championships (1998, 1999 and 2000) and advanced NCAA Tournament on three occasions, including a quarterfinal finish in 1998. Thomson assisted in developing three All-Americans, six ITA Scholar-Athlete All-Americans and 10 ITA nationally-ranked players during his Green and Gold tenure. Following the 1999 season, Thomson was named the ITA East Region Assistant Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the national assistant coach of the year award.

During the 2008-09 season, Thomson was honored 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. He 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 and also took part in the program in 2006 while becoming a USPTA specialist in competitive player development.

Thomson spent one season as an assistant coach at Allegheny College (Pa.) prior to joining W&M in 1997. He was a four-year starter during his playing days at the University of Montana. Thomson earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from Montana in 1993. A Bismarck, N.D., native, he earned All-America honors in 1989 as a senior at Bismarck High School.

Thomson and his wife, Amy, have two children, a daughter, Bryter (9), and a son, Lincoln (6).

Camp Details

2016 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.


2016: Dorms TBD | 2015: 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.