2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXRSC)
This year we are offering six weeks of Overnight and Extended Day (8:30am-9:00pm) and Day (8:30am-5:30pm) camp for kids ages 9-18 of all skill levels. All meals are included for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are included for Extended Day Campers. Lunch is included for Day campers.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Tournament Training and High School Programs:
In addition to the “All Skills” program offered each week, this year we are offering a national training program and high school program during certain weeks of camp.
The national training program is geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.
The high school program is provided for players ages 13-18 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.
June 22-27 (All Skills & National Training)
July 6-11 (All Skills & High School & National Training)
July 13-18 (All Skills & High School & National Training)
July 20-25 (All Skills & High School & National Training)
July 27-August 1 (All Skills & High School & National Training)
August 3-8 (High School Only | Ages 13-18)
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.)
Check-in / Check-out Times:
Check-in: All campers Sunday between 12:30-2:30pm at the Cowell Dorms. (All Day and Extended Day Campers will depart that evening after dinner and evening activities at 9:00pm.)
Graduation: 4:30pm at the dorms. (Parents invited to attend!)
Check-out: Immediately following graduation at 5:15pm on the last day of the session.
Day & Extended Day Camper Information
• On Sunday (Check-in day), Day campers & Extended Day campers stay until 9:00pm.
• Monday through Thursday Day campers come from 8:30am-5:30pm and Extended Day campers come from 8:30am to 9:00pm.
• Check-out for all campers is immediately after the Graduation on Friday at 5:15pm.
• Meals: Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day campers. Lunch is provided for all Day campers.
Campers play on 12 outdoor courts. In the event of rain, campers will watch tennis videos and do off-court conditioning.
Campers live on-campus in the Cowell Dorms and the courts and dining faciltities are an easy walk from there. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. Some triples may be available, but not guaranteed. There is no A/C in the dorms. Campers may bring fans.
In addition to the Davis Cup competition during the week, evenings give the campers a chance to relax and enjoy fun off-court activities like 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.
Weekend stayovers are available between all sessions EXCEPT between weeks 1&2. Campers attending multiple sessions, and who stay over the weekend, are fully supervised and enjoy fun activities like movies and ice cream, visiting downtown Santa Cruz, the beach or the Mystery spot in Santa Cruz. There is a charge of $200/weekend. Additional spending money is required.
Designated Airport: San Jose International Airport
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 San Jose International Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp through A1 Executive Shuttle, Jon-Reno St. James can be contacted at 831-239-3866.
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.
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 an ideal 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.
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