UC Santa Cruz Adult Nike Tennis Camp

UC Santa Cruz Adult Nike Tennis Camp
UC Santa Cruz Adult Nike Tennis Camp

Our Nike Adult Tennis Camp in California is one of our most popular adult camp locations. This tennis camp in Santa Cruz will leave you with a renewed enthusiasm for tennis, vastly improved skills, and the inspiration to keep tennis your game for life!

This adult tennis camp in Northern California will address your specific needs, increase your knowledge of the game and move you to the next level without forcing you to make radical changes.

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from UCSC Tennis Coach Amy Jensen and her exceptional staff
  • 4:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Emphasis on Doubles skills and match play
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Amy Jensen
Camp Director

Amy Jensen

Jensen comes to UCSC after spending last season as Mills's Head Coach and Director of Tennis while also providing Pac-12 Network commentary. Before Mills, Jensen found success as the women's head coach at the University of Denver.  

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Amy Jensen is the Head Coach for the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs. In her first year at the helm the Slugs were conference champions and earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament. Jensen is also a Tournament Director for USTA NorCal, and she is also a part time analyst for the Pac-12 Network. 

Before UC Santa Cruz Jensen's experience includes Head Coach and Director at Mills College, Player Development Manager at USTA NorCal, and also Head Coach at University of Denver where she accumulated a 63-18 overall record and was named consecutive Conference Coach of the Year. 

Jensen also served as Associate Head Coach at UC Berkeley from 2001-2006. While at Cal she helped facilitate the development of 9 All American players, 2 final four teams, and 2 NCAA Champions. 

As a player, Jensen was a 5-time All-American at the University of California as well as a NCAA record holder, winning 3 consecutive NCAA doubles titles in 1998, 1999, and 2000. She was inducted into the Cal Athletics Hall of fame in 2011. She was also recently named to the Pac-12 All Century Team, as well as named Pac-12 Double Team of the Century (with Amanda Augustus). 

As a junior Jensen played at the Aussie, French, and US Opens,  as well as Wimbledon. As a professional, Jensen held WTA rankings in singles and doubles and played in both the US Open (1998, 1999, 2000) and Australian Open (2001).

Camp Details

We offer an Intermediate & Advanced Players' Clinic for ages 18 and over. Camp includes doubles instruction, doubles match play, strategy, and a social event on Saturday night. Come on your own or bring your doubles partner! 

2017 Camp Dates

  • July 8-9
  • July 15-16 
More Important Camp Details

Check In/Out

Check-In

Saturday: 9:00am at the East Fieldhouse Courts.

Check-Out

Sunday: 4:00pm at the East Fieldhouse Courts.

Schedule

  • Saturday: 9:00am-5:30pm, followed by a social event.
  • Sunday: 9:30am-4:00pm

Please note: These are Day Camps and only and run during the hours listed above. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.

Meals

Lunch is included on Saturday and Sunday.

Courts

Campers will play on USCS's 12 ocean view outdoor tennis courts.

Junior Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz

We're excited to also bring you a junior Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz! Click the link for details.

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: TNARSC

Sample Daily Schedule

  • SATURDAY
  • 9:00 Check-in/Registration
  • 10:00 Skill Assessment
  • 10:45 Orientation
  • 11:00 Stroke Mechanics Lecture
  • 11:15am Groundstroke Progressions
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:15pm Demo Return of Serve
  • 1:30pm Return of Serve Drills
  • 2:15pm Volley and Overhead Demo and Progressions
  • 3:00pm Volley and Overhead Drills
  • 3:30pm Break and Serve Demonstration
  • 3:45pm Serve Work
  • 4:15pm Doubles Lecture
  • 4:45pm First Set Doubles Drills
  • 5:30pm Social Event
  • 7:00pm Camper Depart
  • SUNDAY
  • 8:30am Doubles Lecture
  • 8:45am Warm Up/Stretch
  • 9:00am Doubles Drills
  • 10:15am Diagonal Serve and Volley games
  • 11:15am Competitive Games
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:15pm Davis Cup Match
  • 3:30pm Camp Evaluation & Final Review
  • 4:00pm Campers depart

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

Bryce & Drew and staff were excellent this year. We're already looking forward to next year! Everything they brought to the table was on point. Thanks again. P S keep providing the doubles camp, and we'll keep coming!

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  • 5/5.

As always, love this camp. One of my favorite weekends of the year and enthusiastically look forward to coming back. The coach's passion for tennis is so obvious and genuine. I'll be back next year!

  • 4/5.

I really enjoyed the camp and the individual instruction. The staff to camper ratio was excellent.

  • 4/5.

I loved the camp and was super happy with the coaches. I learned so much and had a excellent experience. I felt like just some small adjustments made a world of difference.

  • 4/5.

we did the weekend doubles camp. Overall, we loved this format.Hope you bring it back next year.

  • 4/5.

Highly attentive staff, really appreciate the extra individual attention the Santa Cruz camp staff always provides.

  • 5/5.
Thanks!

This is my 2nd trip to the UC Santa Cruz camp with Bob Hansen, Bryce (Men's Coach) and Erin (Women's Coach). All 3 are quality instructors and make it so much fun learning the proper way to play tennis. Thanks Bob, Bryce AKA Bird and Erin!!! 

  • 5/5.
Exceptional Instructors

Bob Hansen & Bryce Parmelly are exceptional instructors and leaders. The camp is outstanding due to their enthusiasm, expertise, and attention to and involvement with campers. The camp was a treat for me and I hope to attend again next summer.

  • 3/5.
Coming Back!

Great camp, great instructors. I will definitely look to do it again next year. It would be great if the time allocated for each module was extended so campers have time to really get the technique down.

  • 5/5.
Wonderful Experience

The staff could not have been any better! They were positive and supportive and the instruction clear and easy to follow. It was a wonderful experience. I'll be back!

  • 4/5.
Passionate Staff

Overall a fantastic experience. Bob and his team are deeply passionate about the sport and know how to effectively communicate this during their instruction. See you next year!

  • 3/5.
Great Instruction!

Instruction was great; I did improve my game. I would suggest game play at second half of day to implement drills into actual play. There was a lot to learn!

  • 5/5.
Looking Forward to Next Year!

Bob Hansen and the staff were all extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I especially liked the video analysis. I'm already looking forward to attending next summer!

  • 5/5.
Informative and Fun!

Coach Hansen and the staff did a great job making the camp informative and fun. It's a ton of work to pull of a camp like this, and they made it look effortless. It was a treat to be able to spend time in the court with so many great people - campers and coaches alike!

  • 5/5.
Extremely friendly

Bob Hansen and the staff were all extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I'm already looking forward to attending next summer!

  • 5/5.
Excellent

Excellent all around!

  • 4/5.
Tremendous

Ben and his staff were tremendous. Plan to attend again in the future.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Adult Camp: $435.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Adult
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Adult Camp: $435.00
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.