UC Santa Cruz Adult Nike Tennis Camp

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

The Nike Adult Tennis Camp at The University of California, Santa Cruz is one of our most popular adult camp locations. This adult summer camp leaves you will have a renewed enthusiasm for tennis, vastly improved skills, and the inspiration to make tennis your game for life!

Our adult tennis camp is focused on doubles instruction and play. Come on your own or bring your doubles partner! We will address your specific needs, increase your knowledge of the game and to move you to the next level without forcing you to make radical changes. We will focus on doubles play and instruction.

Highlights Include

  • 4:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Daily on-court instruction from an exceptional staff!
  • Coaches Eye video analysis provided for all campers
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Bryce Parmelly
Camp Director

Bryce Parmelly

Bryce Parmelly is entering his 16th consecutive summer in affiliation with the Nike Tennis Camp-Santa Cruz.

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Bryce Parmelly graduated in 2005 from UC-Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology before starting his coaching career under legendary coach Bob Hansen. Given his time spent as a player, assistant coach, head coach, and 15 consecutive summers of involvement with the Nike Jr. Tennis Camp-Santa Cruz, Bryce’s influence over the Nike Tennis Camp-Santa Cruz has been nothing short of profound.

In his first season as Head Coach of the UC Santa Cruz Men’s Tennis Team in 2011/2012, Bryce led the Slugs to the finals of the 2012 ITA National Indoor Team Championship. His team reached the finals of the NCAA Regional Team Champioships that May, finishing the season with a top 10 NCAA National Team Ranking. In the 2011-2012 season the slugs notched wins over teams UC San Diego, Claremont-Mudd Scripps, Trinity College of Texas, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, and Washington University of St. Louis. Junior Devin Nerenberg was awarded NCAA All-American status after an amazing season playing the top singles position for the slugs.  

As the Head Assistant Coach under Bob Hansen between the years 2005-2010 the slugs won an astounding four National Team Titles.  The slugs won the ITA National Indoor Team Championships in 2007 and 2010, and were finalists in 2006 and 2008. In 2007 and 2009 the slugs finished the season as the top ranked team in the country taking home the NCAA Team Title both years. In these five seasons the slugs ceased to end their season with a National Team end-year ranking lower than six. Bryce helped contribute to two National Singles Titles, three National Doubles Titles, three Ojai Singles Championships, two Ojai Doubles Championships, along with eight singles and 12 doubles All-American selections. In 2010 Bryce was awarded ITA Assistant Coach of the Year award for the West Region.

As a player, Bryce helped lead his team to the winning of the 2005 NCAA National Team Title. His team reached the finals of the ITA National Indoor Championships twice in 2002 and 2005.  In each of his four seasons the Slugs ceased to end their season with a National Team end-year ranking lower than five. His singles career consisted of multiple wins over top 30 nationally ranked players and in 2005 he was selected as a NCAA Doubles All-American.  He and his partner won the ITA West Regional Tournament in the fall of 2004, as they went on to reach the finals of the ITA National Small College Championships that same year. In the winter of 2004, Bryce reached his highest national doubles ranking of two in the country.

Bryce has currently teamed up again with Head Coach Bob Hansen at Middlebury College where the Panthers will strive for this year’s NCAA National Team Title. The Panthers reached the finals of the NCAA Team Championships last year and are a definite favorite going into this upcoming season. 

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Drew Cohn
Co-Director

Drew Cohn

Andrew Cohn has spent two seasons with the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis program, acting as the head coach while Ann Lebedeff has been on medical leave.

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In 2014, Cohn led the Sagehens to a 17-8 record, a No. 6 national ranking, and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Regional finals. In 2015, he guided the Sagehens, who often started five freshmen in their six singles spots, to a 15-7 mark, a No. 7 national ranking and another regionals finals appearance. 

 In 2014, Cohn led the Sagehens to a 17-8 record, a No. 6 national ranking, and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Regional finals. In 2015, he guided the Sagehens, who often started five freshmen in their six singles spots, to a 15-7 mark, a No. 7 national ranking and another regionals finals appearance. 

Additionally, he has coached 4 All-American selections and 8 All-SCIAC performers in 2 seasons at Pomona-Pitzer. Cohn is entering his 8th consecutive summer at Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz.

In 2015, Cohn was rewarded for his efforts with the Sagehens by earning the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Assistant Coach of the Year Award. In addition, Cohn helped the doubles team of Sammy Chao and Lea Lynn Yen reach the national semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships, earning them All-American honors. Yen and Grace Hruska also earned All-America honors in doubles in 2015 after finishing the year ranked No. 10 in the nation. 

No stranger to Sagehen tennis, Cohn was a four-year member of the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Tennis team, helping the program climb to as high as No. 8 in the nation his senior year (2011), when he served as a team captain. He attended Pitzer College, where he was a member of the activities committee and a resident assistant.

After graduating from Pitzer with a dual major in economics and political studies, and earning ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, Cohn went on to get his master's in business administration from La Verne. He served for two years as an assistant coach for the La Verne women's tennis program, which he helped to its first national ranking in program history.

Cohn also has additional coaching experience at  the Nike Tennis Camp in Santa Cruz from 2007-2013, where he has coached up to 80 tournament-level junior players for seven weeks in the summer, rising from camp counselor to assistant director to co-director this past year. He has also served as a junior tennis clinic instructor at the Claremont Club.

Cohn currently resides in Upland, where he was a member of the Upland High School tennis team prior to attending Pitzer.

Camp Details

2016 Camp Information

The University of California, Santa Cruz Nike Tennis Adult Camp offers 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! 

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2016 Dates

August 6-7 (Saturday & Sunday)

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.

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

  • 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.

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  • 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

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.