This summer, you can choose the ultimate combination of sports and language at the UC Santa Cruz NIKE Tennis Camp. By offering the perfect mix of language and tennis, homestay experience, and on-campus living plus fun evening and weekend activities, there’s no better way to spend a summer!
UC Santa Cruz has been a favorite Nike Tennis Camp venue for over 20 years. In 2014, we are offering seven sessions of Nike Tennis camp along with two, four-or-five-week combined language and tennis programs in partnership with ELS Language schools. These exciting combined programs guarantee that you will come home a better tennis player, with more confidence in both speaking and understanding English, and you will meet some incredible American friends that you will remember for a lifetime!
Starting with the June 29th session, campers can combine a three week semi-intensive ELS language program with their Nike Tennis Camp experience. Two start dates are offered, June 29 and July 6th. (See session dates below.)
Campers will stay with an English speaking host family (pre-approved by ELS) during their language weeks. Language classes will be held in the morning (8:30am-12:00 pm) Monday through Friday at the ELS Center in Santa Cruz. After instruction, campers can choose to participate in ELS afternoon activities organized by ELS or return to their host family after classes each day.
At the conclusion of their language program (July 18, or July 25), campers will be transferred to the UC Santa Cruz Nike Tennis Camp located nearby. Once there, campers will live and stay on the UC Santa Cruz campus with other American tennis players. All Nike Tennis camps consist of a core tennis program that includes technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of tennis taught by a top notch coaching staff.
Mornings focus on the technique while afternoons are geared towards match-play situations.
The evenings are free to enjoy both on and off campus activities including a trip to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and free time with their new American friends. Campers are supervised by live-in coaches and directors during both on- and off-campus activities.
Campers will be able to enjoy the campus's outstanding athletic facilities, which include playing fields, a swimming pool, gymnasium and recreation center.
International campers seeking a SPORT only multi-week camp should combine our individual sessions which start on June 22 with a weekend stay over to create a perfect multi-week camp program. To view our Nike Tennis Camp only sessions, click here.
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- Daily on-court instruction from renowned UCSC Slugs Men's Tennis coach, Bob Hansen, and his exceptional staff
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Language Program operated by ELS/Santa Cruz
- Gain self-confidence through tennis success and developed English proficiency
- Davis Cup-style team competition each week
- Fun off-court evening activities including a sports night with a climbing wall, Casino Night, a trip to the Beach and Boardwalk and concludes with a camp dance on the last night
- Every camper will receive a NIKE Tennis Camp t-shirt
- Homestay experience with American Family
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