UC Santa Cruz Adult Nike Tennis Camp Santa Cruz, California
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Welcome to the Nike Adult Tennis Camp at The University of California, Santa Cruz. One of our most popular adult camp locations, this summer camp combines excellent weather, a convenient destination, 12 ocean view tennis courts and top notch coaching.
We've designed our adult tennis camp programs to address your specific needs... to increase knowledge of the game and to move you to the next level without forcing you to make radical changes. You will hit a ton of balls, improve, work hard, meet new friends, and laugh a lot.
After this camp for adults, you will have a renewed enthusiasm for tennis, vastly improved skills, greater self-confidence, and the inspiration to make tennis your game for life -- if it isn't already!
Dartfish video analysis offered at this camp! See details tab for more info.
- 4:1 student to teacher ratio
- Daily on-court instruction from an exceptional staff!
The University of California, Santa Cruz is an easy drive from San Francisco, San Jose, and the Monterey Peninsula, (and about 30-40 minutes from the San Jose Airport.) The campus, defined by rolling meadows and towering redwoods, is a perfect environment for a Nike Tennis Camp. The campus offers a perfect environment with 12 ocean view outdoor courts, playing fields, gymnasium and Olympic-sized pool.Meet your coaching staff
Bob Hansen, famous men’s coach and creator of the Santa Cruz “Slugs” tennis program is a seven-time NCAA championship winner and returns for his 32nd year as director of the camp. Hansen is now the Head Men’s tennis coach at Middlebury College, after coaching the UCSC Slugs for over 30 years with many national team titles.Read Full Bio
Hansen is now in his second season as the head coach of the Middlebury men's tennis team. He came to Middlebury from the University of California Santa Cruz, where he has served as the head men’s coach for the past 30 years.
The creator of the UCSC tennis program, Hansen is regarded as one of the top coaches in the country. Hansen led the team to seven NCAA Championships (1989, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2009), appearing in the finals 13 of the last 24 years. Hansen’s players have won 10 NCAA doubles titles and five NCAA singles titles. Under coach Hansen’s direction, the UCSC tennis program produced 117 All-Americans.
Hansen has been named the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Coach of the Year four times and in 2000 was honored as the ITA Coach of the Decade for the 1990s. During that time span, his teams were undefeated against Division III opponents in the regular season going with a 73-0 mark. Hansen has served as an executive board member of the ITA as well as its Division III representative. He also served as the chair of the NCAA Division III Tennis Committee as well as a member of the ITA Rules Committee.
As a player, Hansen was Northern California’s Open Player of the Year and was ranked in the top eight for five straight years during the late 1970s. He received an ATP world ranking as well as much valuable coaching experience while playing the international circuit before coming to UC Santa Cruz. He registered wins over many top 100 players including top-10 players Brad Gilbert and Paul McNamee. He won the USTA 40 National Grass Court Championships held in Santa Barbara.
During the summers Hansen directed the NIKE Santa Cruz Tennis Camps where he was a pioneer in the development of the tournament training program for ranked juniors.
Hansen is a 1975 graduate of San Jose State University, where he earned a degree in physical education. He later returned to his alma mater and received a master’s degree in the same subject in 1980.
During the summers he directs the NIKE Santa Cruz Tennis Camps where he was a pioneer in the development of the tournament training program for ranked juniors.
Ben Belletto was a camp instructor at UC Santa Cruz Nike tennis Camp from 1998 to 2002. We are thrilled to have him back to direct camp this summer! After a successful ten year tenure at Pomona-Pitzer where he headed the men's tennis program, Belletto will now don the Purple & Gold of Whittier College this upcoming season inheriting a men's tennis program that finished No. 21 in the ITA National Rankings this past season. He will have All-SCIAC performers David Konstantinov and Chris Schommer leading the squad into 2014.Read Full Bio
While at Pomona-Pitzer, Belletto coached 13 All-American selections, 25 All-SCIAC performers, saw Pomona-Pitzer named an ITA Academic All-American team from 2004-2012, had a nationally ranked program every year since 2007, which included a Top 10 finish in 2010 and four consecutive Top 20 finishes from 2010-2013. In 2011 and 2012 his teams earned a selection into the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships.
While coaching at Pomona-Pitzer he taught courses within the Athletic department including advanced tennis and squash and in 2012 was a Southern California Section Captain for the Pacific Cup coaching a group of boys and girls ages 12-18 in a round robin tournament that took place in Beaverton, Oregon.
Prior to coaching at Pomona-Pitzer, Belletto coached the Piedmont High School men's tennis team in 2001 where they earned a Bay Shore Athletic League Conference Championship.
Belletto graduated from Saint Mary's College of California in 2001 obtaining a B.A. in Politics before grabbing his M.A. in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University in 2009.
During his time at Pomona-Pitzer he performed numerous duties within the Athletic Department including being the Sports Information Director and Assistant Sports Information Director from 2003-2013, while being an Events Coordinator overseeing game day operations for football, volleyball, and men's and women's basketball.
He currently serves as the Co-Director of the UC Santa Cruz Nike tennis Camp and was an instructor at the same camp from 1998-2002. He published an article called The importance of College Tennis Culture published on www.tennisrecruiting .net and presented at the ITA Coaches Convention a presentation on Team Culture.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNARSC)
Location: Santa Cruz, California
The University of California, Santa Cruz Nike Tennis Adult Camps offers an Intermediate & Advanced Players' Clinic for 3.5+ players ages 18 and over.
These are Day Camps - The fee includes instruction, match play, strategy and lunch.
2014 Dates: June 28-30 & August 9-11 (Sat-Mon)
Check-in: Saturday at 9:30am at the East Fieldhouse Courts.
Check-out: Monday at 12:00pm at the East Fieldhouse Courts.
Saturday: 9:30am-5:30 pm – lunch is included
Sunday: 9:30am-5:30pm – lunch included
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.
Campers will play on 12 outdoor courts.
Dartfish video analysis will be used during the camp to analyze and improve your strokes and is provided at no extra charge for all campers. See your strokes compared to a top playing professional! Your Dartfish Mediabook will be posted to a private player locker on Dartfish.tv and reviewed with you by the staff at camp (click here for an example). The package includes:
- Stroke Analysis: Your Dartfish Mediabook contains videos of your strokes, plus side-by-side comparison with a pro, along with comments.
- Pro Stroke Library: Three months of access to Pro Stroke Library, featuring hundreds of strokes in both real and high speed.
- Camp highlights video*: This video of camp activities and friends all set to music will be something everyone will want to have and keep forever. (*Only offered at participating locations.)
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.