University of Denver Nike Tennis Camp Denver, Colorado
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Come join the fun this summer and get better at Nike Tennis camp. We are proud to offer our 2nd year of camp at an exciting new location at the University of Denver. Gorgeous weather, superb instruction and fun off-court activities make this a wonderful youth summer camp experience.
The University of Denver Nike Tennis Camp is a camp for young athletes to come enjoy their summer while vastly improving their tennis game. Our camps combine technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and a variety of evening social activities. Campers will work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our goal is to give players the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by other players in their peer group.
- Instruction from top teaching pros and players
- 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Experience campus life and create lasting friendships
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
Denver University’s stunning architectural landscape with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop sits on 125 tree-shaded acres. The beautiful campus offers six outdoor tennis courts.Meet your coaching staff
In his 7th year as Head Men's Tennis Coach at Denver University.Read Full Bio
Danny Westerman begins his seventh season as head coach of the Denver men's tennis program in 2012-13. Westerman has earned two Sun Belt Conference Men's Tennis Coach of the Year honors during his tenure and has led the Pioneers to a 81-52 mark and two NCAA Tournament appearances in six seasons as head coach of the Pioneers.
Westerman guided the Pioneers to a 12-9 mark, including a six-match winning streak, in 2011-12. Three Pioneers earned All-Sun Belt Conference honors and DU defeated five ranked opponents.
In 2010-11, Westerman led DU to its third Sun Belt Shootout title and the top seed at the Sun Belt Conference Men's Tennis Championship. Enej Bonin became the first ITA Mountain Regional singles champion during the fall season and advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA National Indoor Singles Championships. Bonin also participated in the NCAA Singles Championship. DU achieved a season-best No. 39 ranking during the season.
In 2009-10, Westerman guided the Pioneers to their second NCAA Tournament, a school best 19-5 record and a school-record No. 25 national ranking. DU won 10 consecutive matches, captured the Sun Belt Conference Shootout and placed second at the conference championship for the third time during Westerman's tenure.
Westerman guided the Pioneers to their first NCAA Tournament in 2008 after finishing a program-best second for the second consecutive season at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. DU recorded a school-best 18 wins and won the Sun Belt Shootout for the first time. DU also achieved its highest team ranking (No. 37), eclipsing the No. 43 ranking from last season. Westerman also helped Adam Holmstrom to the highest individual ranking (No. 11) and Holmstrom and Niklas Persson to the highest doubles ranking (No. 3 ) in school history. Holmstrom and Persson advanced to the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship and qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship.
In 2006-07, Westerman coached the Pioneers to a 13-7 record and school-best second place finish at the SBC Tournament. The Pioneers also achieved a No. 43 team ranking. Westerman also helped Adam Holmstrom became DU's first All-American in NCAA Division I history.
Westerman arrived at DU after serving three years as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin. The Los Angeles native was a four-year letterwinner and Big Ten Medal of Honor winner during his illustrious career for the Badgers from 1998-2002. Westerman replaced Geoff Young as head coach of the Pioneers. Young guided DU to a 71-68 record over six seasons, including a program-best fourth-place finish at the 2005 Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
Westerman is one of the most successful men's tennis players in UW history, compiling a 92-53 record in singles play. The 92 career wins ranks fourth in Badger history, while his .634 winning percentage ranks eighth all-time. Westerman reached No. 16 in the individual rankings and registered a 63-47 doubles record in his four seasons. Westerman was Wisconsin's 2002 Big Ten Medal of Honor winner following his senior season with the Badgers. During the fall of 2001, he became the first UW player to win the ITA Midwest Regional championship. Westerman posted a 27-12 record in 2002 and finished the season ranked 29th in the nation. He also earned his first trip to the NCAA singles championship that year, becoming one of only 16 Badgers since 1950 to do so. Westerman was a three-time All-Big Ten pick, making him just the fifth Badger in school history to accomplish the feat. He earned three Academic All-Big Ten selections in his career and was the 2001-02 team co-captain.
Following his career at Wisconsin, Westerman went on to play professionally, earning a world ranking in both singles and doubles as well as a Top 100 ranking among United States professional players. He returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach in 2004. Westerman helped guide Nolan Polley to the 2005 Big Ten Men's Tennis fall singles title and Jeremy Sonkin to three Big Player of the Week honors during the 2006 spring season.
Westerman graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing and management from Wisconsin in 2002 and earned his MBA from the School of Business at UW in 2005. He serves as the Regional Chair of the ITA Mountain Region. He and his wife Elizabeth wed in June of 2008.
In his 4th year as Head Women's Tennis Coach at Denver University.Read Full Bio
Jeremy Wurtzman begins his fourth season as head coach of the Denver women's tennis program in 2012-13. Wurtzman returned to DU after helping his alma mater Ohio State to the NCAA Finals in 2009. Wurtzman was an assistant coach for the DU men’s program from 2006-08.
Wurtzman has posted a 29-38 mark during his two seasons of rebuilding the DU program.
Wurtzman guided the Pioneers to a 12-11 record and Sophia Bergner and Steffi Rath earned All-Sun Belt Conference recognition. Bergner earned All-SBC singles honors and was joined on the All-SBC doubles team by Rath. Denver's season was highlighted by a five-match winning streak to start the season and wins over in-state rivals Colorado, Colorado State and Air Force.
He led DU to a 9-13 record, including a 2-1 mark at the SBC Women's Tennis Championship in 2010-11. DU's roster included three sophomores and four freshmen, but played its best tennis at the end of the season.
Wurtzman guided the Pioneers to an 8-14 record in 2009-10 and helped Ute Schnoy reach the NCAA Singles Championships and NCAA Doubles Championships with partner Sophia Bergner. Schnoy tied a school-best, by advancing to the round of 32 after beating Long Island's Selma Babic 6-2, 6-1 in the round of 64. Schnoy and Bergner made history as the first Denver women's doubles tandem to reach the NCAA Championships before being ousted in the round of 32 by No. 6 Laura Vallverdu and Gabriela Mejia of Miami 6-1, 6-4.
Wurtzman helped Ohio State to the Big Ten regular-season championship, Big Ten Tournament title and NCAA finals appearance against USC in 2008-09. He coached Bryan Koniecko to the ITA National Indoor title, and Ohio State achieved its highest team ranking of No. 2 in school history.
Wurtzman served as an assistant coach for DU under Danny Westerman for two seasons. The Pioneers qualified for their first NCAA Tournament in Wurtzman’s second season in 2007-08. DU also achieved its highest team ranking of No. 37 and produced its first All-American in Adam Holmstrom. DU went 31-14 during Wurtzman’s two seasons and Westerman earned two Sun Belt Conference men’s coach of the year accolades.
He joined the coaching ranks after a successful professional career. As a standout member of the ATP Tour, which included a top-30 American professional singles ranking, Wurtzman captured nine pro circuit doubles titles and was a three-time pro circuit singles finalist. Wurtzman achieved ATP world rankings of No. 210 (doubles) and No. 375 (singles) and was a member of USTA High Performance National Team.
Wurtzman also enjoyed a stellar collegiate career. After transferring from Florida in 2001, Wurtzman was a three-year standout at Ohio State from 2002-04. He defeated three Top 10 players en route to the 2003 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor title, Ohio State's first tennis athlete to win an ITA individual championship. Wurtzman then went on to win the 2003 ITA Midwest Regional crown before earning the No. 1 singles ranking the following season in 2004. After compiling 42 singles and 30 doubles victories in 2004, Wurtzman was named an All-American, the 2004 ITA/Farnsworth National Senior Player of the Year (co-honoree) and the Midwest Region IV Senior Player of the Year. A three-time All-Big Ten honoree, Wurtzman's 42 singles victories and 30 doubles triumphs in 2004 are second in the Ohio State records book in both categories. The three-time All-Big Ten selection achieved a No. 3 final ranking in 2004. In his four years of collegiate tennis, Wurtzman posted an impressive 132-45 singles record and an 86-49 doubles record.
A winner at every level, Wurtzman enjoyed a successful juniors career as well. Wurtzman achieved a No. 1 national doubles ranking from 1995-1997 and No. 3 singles ranking in 1999. He also won 10 USTA National Junior Championships from 1995-1999.
Wurtzman is assisted by his wife, Gretchen. They are the proud parents of 1-year-old daughter, Quinn Emerson Wurtzman.
(Camp Code: TNXRDR)
This year, we are offering four weeks day camp (9:00am-4:00pm) for campers ages 9-18 and all ability levels. In addition, we are offering a special High School Only training session during the week of July 22-26 for players ages 13-18 trying to make or move up the ladder on their High School Team. Lunch is included for all campers.
Check-in and Check-out times
Check In: 8:30am on Monday at the courts.
Check Out: 4:00pm on Friday at the courts.
Daily Program & Information
Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Lunch is included for all campers.
There are no indoor courts available, but it very rarely rains. When it rains the courts dry very quickly. During rain, campers will go inside to the Arena and do different conditioning drills, chalk talks, and strategy sessions.
Designated Airport: Denver International
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 Denver Airport and schedule a shuttle/bus from the airport to camp.
There are parking permits available for commuter campers. The Director will sell parking permits on the first day of camp for commuters. Commuters will Overnight campers can purchase a parking pass at the front desk of the dorm and will park in the garage underneath their dorm. Cost is $7 per day, $35 for the week.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Stretching, Warm-up and 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 Daily check-out