University of Houston Nike Tennis Camp

University of Houston Nike Tennis Camp
University of Houston Nike Tennis Camp

A top junior tennis camp in Texas, the Nike University of Houston tennis camp delivers expert instruction and lots of fun. Geared towards boys and girls of all skill levels, this tennis day camp aims to help you improve your skills and confidence.

Our Texas tennis camp in Houston gives kids the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by some of the best players in their peer group.

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from Courtney Steinbock, UH head women's tennis coach, and her expert staff
  • 5-6 hours tennis training each day; 6:1 student:staff ratio
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt and prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Courtney Steinbock
Camp Director

Courtney Steinbock

Courtney Steinbock is the Head Women's Tennis Coach at the University of Houston. 

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Courtney Steinbock was hired as the ninth Head Coach of the Houston Tennis program on June 23, 2015. Steinbock, one of the rising stars of collegiate tennis, comes to Houston after a successful two-year run as the assistant coach at Oklahoma State University.

Steinbock spent the past two seasons at Oklahoma State, helping the Cowgirls achieve one of the finest seasons in school history. With Steinbock's help, OSU finished the season 23-6 and hosted the opening two rounds of the NCAA Championship for the first time in program history. The Cowgirls rose as high as No. 8 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings last season, a program record, and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1996.

At the end of the season, Steinbock was named ITA Central Regional Coach of the Year, and she was a finalist for the National Assistant Coach of the Year award.

With Steinbock's direction, sophomore Viktoriya Lushkova rose to No. 10 in the ITA singles rankings, an Oklahoma State record. In addition, Lushkova and teammate Kelsey Laurente were ranked as high as No. 3 in the ITA's doubles listings, another school record.

Prior to her time at OSU, Steinbock spent three seasons (2010-13) as an assistant at Mississippi State University. During her time with the Bulldogs, she helped the team win their first SEC Tournament match in nearly a decade and played a major role in building a program that advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Championship this past season.

Steinbock served for two seasons (2008-10) as the Associate Head Coach at Wichita State, during which time the Shockers won the 2009 Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament championships. Steinbock earned MVC Assistant Coach of the Year honors after the season and helped WSU make it back to the NCAA Championship in 2010.

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Steinbock also spent three seasons (2004-06) as a volunteer assistant at her alma mater and two seasons (2006-08) as an assistant at Washington State. During her tenure in the Pacific Northwest, the Cougars were listed as high as No. 39 in the ITA national rankings and qualified for the 2008 NCAA Championship.

A native of Lubbock, Texas, Steinbock was a four-year letterwinner at Kansas from 2000-04, where she earned First Team All-Big XII Conference honors as a junior. The team MVP in each of her last two seasons, Steinbock graduated from KU in 2005 with a B.S. in general studies.

Steinbock takes the reins of a Houston program that won 22 matches last season and was selected to the NCAA Championship for the second consecutive season. UH set a program record by winning 18 consecutive matches in 2015 and advanced to the finals of the American Athletic Conference Championship.

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Jason Potthoff
Co-Director

Jason Potthoff

Jason Potthoff joined the University of Houston Tennis program as the team's assistant coach on July 16, 2015. Potthoff brings over a decade of high-level coaching experience to the Cougar program. 

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"Jason is one of the top college tennis coaches in the nation and a great addition to our staff," said Houston Head Tennis Coach Courtney Steinbock. "He brings a strong track record and a unique perspective to our team, and I am excited to have him on board as we begin building a championship program." 

"I am grateful to Coach Steinbock and the UH Athletics Department for an opportunity to continue my career with one of the fastest-rising programs in the country," said Potthoff. "Houston Tennis is well-positioned to make a major impact nationally and in the American Athletic Conference, and I am eager to get started assembling a championship team." 

Potthoff comes to Houston after spending the past four seasons at the University of Missouri, where he was in charge of the team's recruiting and on-court coaching efforts. During Potthoff's tenure, the Tigers rose as high as No. 42 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings, their highest national listing in over a decade. They also knocked off 12 nationally-ranked opponents while Potthoff was on staff and advanced to the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in each of the past two seasons.

Individually, Missouri student-athletes achieved unprecedented success under Potthoff's watch. The Tigers had a singles player ranked in the ITA's national top-125 in each of Potthoff's four seasons, and in 2014, senior Cierra Gaytan-Leach earned All-SEC laurels. The all-conference nod was the first for a Missouri player since 2005. 

Missouri's teams were also strong in the classroom under the guidance of Potthoff. The Tigers were honored as an ITA Academic All-America Team in each of his four seasons.

Prior to joining the staff at Missouri, Potthoff spent over three years (2008-11) as the International Academy Coach at the John Newcombe Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, Texas. At the Academy, Potthoff worked with a wide variety of internationally-ranked junior players, including private lessons, group drills and match coaching. In his three years, Potthoff helped over 75 high school student-athletes earn scholarships to play tennis at the collegiate level. 

Potthoff began his coaching career at his alma mater, Texas A&M, where he served as a graduate assistant coach for the men's tennis team from 2005-07. During his time in College Station, Potthoff coordinated the squad's day-to-day operations and assisted in all aspects of the Aggie program. Texas A&M advanced to the NCAA Tournament in both seasons that Potthoff was with the program, including a Second Round appearance in 2007. 

Potthoff graduated from Texas A&M in 2005 with a B.A. in marketing, and he obtained his M.S. in kinesiology in 2007.

COACHING EXPERIENCE
Year Team, Position
2005-07 Texas A&M, Graduate Assistant
2008-11 John Newcombe Tennis Academy, International Academy Coach
2011-15 Missouri, Assistant Coach
2015-Pres. Houston, Assistant Coach

Camp Details

We offer Full Day (8:30am-4:00pm | ages 9-18) and Half Day camps (8:30am-12:00pm | ages 6-18) on Monday-Friday, for boys and girls, ages 6-18, with All Skills and 10&Under Tennis programs.

2017 Camp Dates

  • May 29 - June 2
  • June 5-9
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Camp Program Offerings

All sessions are open to players of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

All Skills Program

The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game. 

10 and Under Tennis

The “10 and Under Tennis” program features the USTA’s successful teaching format. This is an exciting way kids 10 and under are learning to play tennis as well as compete. The courts are smaller and balls are low-compression so they are easier to hit, allowing kids to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. It all makes it easy and fun for them to hit, play and score from the start while developing skills that will last a lifetime. Please note: This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts. 

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • All Campers: 8:30am Monday at the Barbara Wallace Winston Facility Tennis Courts.
Check-Out
  • Half Day Campers: 12:00pm Friday at the Barbara Wallace Winston Facility Tennis Courts.
  • Full Day Campers: 4:00pm Friday at the Barbara Wallace Winston Facility Tennis Courts.

Daily Schedule

  • Monday-Friday: All campers arrive at 8:30am. Half Day Campers depart at 12:00pm. Full Day Campers depart at 4:00pm.

Meals 

Lunch is included for Full Day Campers each day. Half Day Campers depart before lunch.

Courts

Campers will play on University of Houston's 6 state-of-the-art varsity courts at the Barbara Wallace Winston Facility. 

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. There will be health forms in the registration packet that REQUIRE a doctor's signature, and all forms need to be turned in prior to camp to Stephanie Dishman at sastaff@Central.uh.edu.

Camp Code: TNXDHU

*We offer a 5% discount to any and all University of Houston staff/employees."

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 8:45am Tennis Instruction & Drills
  • 12:00pm Half Day Campers depart
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Tennis Instruction and Matchplay
  • 4:00pm Full Day Campers depart

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Best Camp!

This was, by far, the best tennis camp my son has been to this summer in regard to his personal improvement in skills and techniques!!

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  • 5/5.

Group size was perfect during Camp week #1!

  • 4/5.
Great First Year!

I know this was the first year of camp, but Patrick Sullivan and his coaches did a great job! They were caring and kept the activities moving. It was very hot, so they did their best to ensure the kids were able to stay engaged. My sons really enjoyed the camp. Thank you!!

  • 3/5.
Hot but Happy!

My son enjoyed the camp tremendously. The only downside was that the weather was extremely hot that week, but the directors and staff made sure the kids were well hydrated! Overall we are very happy with the camp.

  • 4/5.
New Friends and New Competition!

We are from another area of Texas, but traveled here for my daughter to attend. She loved the experience she got with competition of new players! All the coaches were so supportive and helpful!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, 10 & Under Tennis
Age Group: 6 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Full Day (ages 9-18): 8:30AM - 4:00PM $525.00
Availability: Open

Half Day (ages 6-18): 8:30AM - 12:00PM $295.00
Availability: Open

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.