University of Georgia Nike Tennis Camp (Girls)

University of Georgia Nike Tennis Camp (Girls)
University of Georgia Nike Tennis Camp (Girls)

The University of Georgia Nike Tennis Camp coached by Jeff Wallace invites girls to come play and learn tennis within a fun environment. This summer camp for girls ages 9-17 years old has become one of the best tennis camps in the Southeast.

This all girls tennis camp in Georgia will focus on developing correct grips, strokes, positioning, and footwork. We will concentrate on shot selection, consistency drills, singles and doubles tactics, along with strategy drills for tournament players. Stretching, conditioning, and plyometric routines will also be emphasized. All campers will experience basket drills, hitting drills, demonstrations and match play to further develop their skills and understanding of the game.

Highlights Include

  • Daily instruction from head women's coach, Jeff Wallace, and his experienced staff
  • 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
  • Safe, healthy and fun environment
  • Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jeff Wallace
Camp Director

Jeff Wallace

As the nation's winningest active women's tennis coach, Jeff Wallace has built the Georgia Bulldogs into one of the elite college programs that both wins and plays host to NCAA Championships. The 2015 season marked his 30th year with the Bulldogs as Georgia advanced to its 11th NCAA "Final Four" and ended the campaign ranked in the top 5 for the 15th time in his tenure....

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The 2015 season saw Georgia post a 24-7 record, advancing to the finals of the ITA National Team Indoors and the SEC Tournament plus the semifinals of the NCAA Championships. The Bulldogs finished with a No. 5 ITA final ranking. 

In 2014, Wallace garnered ITA Regional Coach of the Year honors after the Bulldogs enjoyed another banner season, going 24-5 with a final ranking of No. 4. Georgia captured the SEC Tournament title, the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall seed for the first time in school history, advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals plus saw the top duo of Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase reach the NCAA Doubles Final. Also, the program led the nation in attendance by drawing more than 600 fans to three matches during the season. 

In 2013, Wallace became one of three coaches in women's tennis history to reach the 600-win plateau. He is one of five active collegiate tennis coaches with at least 600 wins, and is one of five UGA coaches to reach the mark. In 2009, following another memorable campaign when Georgia advanced to its 10th NCAA Final Four, Wallace became the first person to ever be named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Coach of the Year four times. The 2010 season featured Chelsey Gullickson winning the NCAA singles title at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. 

Proven Winner 

During his tenure, Wallace's squads have claimed two NCAA championships, three USTA/ITA National Team Indoor titles, eight Southeastern Conference crowns and six SEC Tournament titles. A four-time National Coach of the Year recipient and four-time SEC Coach of the Year, Wallace's career record through the 2015 season is 655-162. His .802 winning percentage is the best among active Division I coaches with a minimum of 500 victories. 

Wallace's teams are the picture of consistency. With the 2015 NCAA bid, Georgia has appeared in 29 straight NCAA Tournaments and has advanced to the "Final Four" 11 times. Only once during his time as coach of the Bulldogs has the team missed the NCAA Tournament, and that was his first year back in 1986. 

Playing/Coaching Career 

A 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia, Wallace capped his playing career under legendary Bulldog head coach Dan Magill in 1984 after winning the SEC singles title at the No. 6 spot. The very next season, his first as coach of the Bulldogs, Wallace led a struggling team up the path of respectability by posting a 20-9 mark and landing a spot in the final Volvo Tennis/ITCA Top 25 poll. In 1987, just two years removed from a losing record, Georgia advanced to the national championship match. Although they didn't win it that year, the Bulldogs would have their day. 

NCAA Champions 

The 1994 season ranks as one of the most dominant ever in women's tennis history. It found Georgia on the champion's pedestal in every major team tournament possible: NCAA Champions, USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Champions, and SEC regular season and tournament champions. Top that all off with a 27-2 overall record including a perfect 14-0 SEC mark and a season sweep of arch-rival Florida and it's easy to see why Wallace was named coach of the year. 

The 2000 Bulldogs went 27-2, winning the Southeastern Conference title and the NCAA National Championship. In the title match on the campus of Pepperdine, Georgia dethroned the defending champion Stanford Cardinal 5-4, snapping a 48-match winning streak. Wallace was named the Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year. 

USTA/ITA NationalTeam Indoors 

Under Wallace, the Bulldogs have been among the most successful teams at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships. The annual event attracts the nation's finest programs. The Bulldogs have won the title three times (1994, 1995, 2002) and have reached at least the semifinals 16 times in 25 appearances. Also, Georgia has been a finalist four times (2001, 2004, 2009 and 2015). 

Developing Talent 

His record for developing players and having them maximize their potential has been evident throughout his tenure. In 2013, the Bulldogs won their ninth regular season SEC championship after going 24-4 and clinching its third consecutive 20-plus win season. The Bulldogs went undefeated at home (14-0) for the first time since 2009 and 12th time in program history. In 2001, Agata Cioroch arrived from Poland and played No. 5 for the Bulldogs as a freshman. Two years later, she became Georgia's top talent and in 2004 was the No. 1-ranked player in college tennis for much of the season. Cioroch concluded her career as a five-time All-American with two grand slam singles titles. 

Strong doubles teams are a key component for a successful college tennis team. There have been six Bulldog tandems under Wallace to finish the season ranked No. 1. 

In 2009, two of Georgia's top players were freshmen: Chelsey Gullickson and Nadja Gilchrist, and by the end of the year they had earned All-America honors. Gullickson was named the ITA National Rookie of the Year, advanced to the NCAA Singles semifinals and tied a school record with 69 combined wins. Gullickson and Gilchrist became the first freshmen in school history to play No. 1 doubles in the lineup. 

In 2010, the pair earned All-America honors again and Gullickson became the second Bulldog to win an NCAA singles title in Athens under Wallace and the third overall in the history of the program. She would finish her career in 2012 as the school's first ever eight-time All-American and own the record for victories. Meanwhile, Lauren Herring became the fourth Bulldog under Wallace to be named SEC Freshman of the Year and the sophomore All-SEC tandem of Maho Kowase and Lilly Kimbell posted a school record of their own by going 22-0 at No. 3. Kowase concluded her career in 2014 with a school reccord 245 combined wins. Herring went on to earn 2014 SEC Player of the Year honors and when her career ended in 2015, she had been named a five-time All-American and ranked second in all-time combined wins for a Bulldog with 238. 

While the depth of talent can vary each season, the results remain consistent. This was no more evident than in 2002. Despite having only one player earn All-America honors, Georgia went undefeated during the regular season, won the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor title, the SEC championship and advanced to the NCAA "Final Four." The 2002 squad finished with a 26-2 record and final national ranking of No. 3. Georgia went 13-0 at home and extended its home winning streak to 50 straight. 

Success in Wallace Era 

In 26 of the past 30 seasons, Georgia has finished with a top 10 national ranking including No. 1 in 1994 and 2000. In the Wallace era, seven Bulldogs have won grand slam titles, two have won the Honda-Broderick Award/tennis, 31 Bulldogs have earned All-America honors 99 times, and 49 different Bulldogs have been listed on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Camp Details

2016 University of Georgia Nike Tennis Camp Information

The University of Georgia Nike Tennis Camp for girls is geared towards players ages 9-17 of all skill levels. We offer Overnight (ages 12-17 only), Extended Day (9:00am-8:30pm | ages 9-17), and Day (9:00am-4:00pm | ages 9-17) camp options. Overnight Campers must be 12 years old by September 1st, 2016. These camp sessions are designated for girls only.

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Sessions

  • Session I: June 5-9
  • Session II: June 12-16
  • Session III: July 17-21

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • Overnight campers: 1:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday at the dorms.
  • Extended Day & Day Campers: 2:45pm at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
  • Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
Check-Out
  • Graduation: 11:00am on Thursday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex for all campers. Parents are invited to attend!
  • Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony.
    • Overnight Campers: Parent’s will transport their camper from the Dan Magill Tennis Complex back to the Sorority House for final checkout.
    • Extended Day & Day Campers: Parent’s will check out at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

Extended Day & Day Campers Schedule

  • Sunday: Check-in at 2:45pm at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Extended Day & Day Campers depart at 8:30pm after dinner.
  • Monday-Wednesday: Arrive at 8:50am at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Day Campers depart at 4:00pm and Extended Day Campers depart at 8:30pm.
  • Thursday: Arrive at 8:50am at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. All campers have a graduation at 11:00am at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Check-out is immediately following graduation.

Meals

Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day. There will be no lunch on the last day.

  • Overnight campers: All meals are included.
  • Extended Day campers: Lunch and Dinner are included.
  • Day campers: Dinner on the first night and lunch on the other days is included. 

Courts

Tennis instruction will take place at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex, a showcase for collegiate tennis that consists of 12 outdoor courts and four indoor courts.

Dorms

2016: Overnight Campers must be 12 years old by September 1st, 2016. Campers will reside in the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house. Campers stay 4 per room (some triples are available, but not guaranteed). Roommates are assigned by requests and then by age and grade.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend Stayovers are not available at this location

Designated Airport

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Travel

Nike Tennis Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.  If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Atlanta Hartsfield Airport.  Shuttle vans often offer a cost effective alternative to taking a taxi. Visit www.airportservice.com for more details and a listing of shuttle carriers. 

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: TNXRGA

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Wake-up call/Breakfast
  • 9:00am-Noon Tennis Instruction/Conditioning/Match play
  • Noon-2:00pm Lunch and rest
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Tennis instruction/Pool/Bookstore
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm Dinner and rest
  • 7:00pm Evening activities
  • 8:30pm Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:30pm Lights Out!

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Coming Back for More!

This was my 3rd year at UGA and I am looking forward to my 4th already!

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  • 5/5.
It's Topnotch!

This is our second year at UGA tennis camp. It is definitely a good camp and I think the facilities are topnotch. 

  • 4/5.
Nurturing Staff

I am the dad and my 8 yr old Ava had a great time and Coach Wallace and the staff were very nurturing for my 8 yr olds first sleep away experience. I highly reccomend Nike Tennis Camp in Athens, GA.

  • 4/5.
Eager for More!

My daughter Kailey would have went back again this summer (if she could). It was a wonderful experience for her and the staff was excellent.

  • 4/5.
Growing Confidence and Skills

Madison had a wonderful time and is looking forward to attending camp next year. Her tennis skills and her confidence on the court have greatly improved.

  • 5/5.
Loves the college coaches!

The counselors were very fun and I liked how they got real Georgia tennis players out on the courts coaching you!!

  • 5/5.
Got Better and Made Friends

Both of my daughters attended the camp. They had a great time and felt that they increased their skill level. In addition, they made new friends and enjoyed all the activities.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 17
Gender: Girls
Overnight campers must be 12 years old by September 1st, 2016.
Overnight (Ages 12-17 Only) $865.00
Availability: Open

Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $565.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 9:00AM - 8:30PM $665.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 17
Gender: Girls
Overnight campers must be 12 years old by September 1st, 2016.
Overnight (Ages 12-17 Only) $865.00
Availability: Open

Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $565.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 9:00AM - 8:30PM $665.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 17
Gender: Girls
Overnight campers must be 12 years old by September 1st, 2016.
Overnight (Ages 12-17 Only) $865.00
Availability: Open

Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $565.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 9:00AM - 8:30PM $665.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.