Nike Tennis Camp at University of Oklahoma
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This top junior tennis camp in Oklahoma Directed by OU tennis coaches, Nick Crowell and Audra Cohen, combines technical tennis instruction and drilling from an expert coaching staff, supervised match play, and fun off-court activities.
Our Nike Tennis Camp in Norman, OK welcomes boys and girls of all skill levels to come improve your tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun!
- Instruction from OU tennis coaches, Nick Crowell and Audra Cohen
- 5-6 hours of daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
- Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
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Co-Director Nick Crowell
Nick Crowell is the head men's tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma.View Nick Crowell's Bio ⟩
Nick Crowell is in his first year as head men's tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to coming to OU, Crowell has spent the last 13 years as an assistant coach and associate head coach at Florida State University where he helped lead the Seminoles to the NCAA tournament in each of those seasons.
Crowell, who was promoted from assistant to associate head coach in 2008 after five years with the Seminoles, has been named the Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year three times in his career, the most recent coming after the 2015 season when he helped lead FSU to its most wins since 2009.
Crowell will inherit an Oklahoma team that has been one of the elites of college tennis over the past several years. The Sooners have finished as the NCAA national runner-up in each of the last three seasons and in 2014 won the program's first ever ITA National Indoor Championship. Oklahoma has hosted NCAA regionals in each of the last seven seasons and won either the Big 12 regular season or tournament titles in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
OU's newest head coach developed some of the nation's top collegiate talent while at Florida State. In 2016 he helped FSU seniors Benjamin Lock and Marco Nunez cap remarkable careers. Lock ranked in the ITA Top 10, the first Seminole since 2009 to reach that mark, while becoming just the third singles player in school history to earn All-America honors. In doubles, Lock and Nunez ranked in the Top 20 much of the year and finished at No. 24. Under the guidance of Crowell, the pair beat three of the top five teams in the country. At season's end, Lock was named the country's Most Improved Player by the ITA, a first for a Seminole athlete. Lock also reach a career-high ATP ranking of 695 under Crowell. In total, players Crowell coached at Florida State have gone on to win 63 professional titles at the Challenger and Futures level.
In 2009 Crowell helped coach the second Florida State doubles tandem to ever earn All-America honors in Connor Smith and Vahid Mirzadeh. Crowell coached a total of six All-Americans during his tenure at Florida State.
Crowell also has experience in the junior ranks. In 2010 he coached the Florida USTA Under-18 Team to a national championship. The win marked the first time since 1983 that the Florida team had won the prestigious tournament. His team's triumph over two of the top three ranked teams was described as one of the greatest upsets in 25 years. For his efforts he was named the USTA Florida Junior Coach of the Year.
A native of Amarillo, Texas, Crowell spent his playing days at the University of Texas. He was a two-time All-American in doubles and won the ITA National Indoor Championship in doubles with partner Michael Blue during his senior season. He finished his career with 98 doubles victories.
Crowell is married to the former Lindsey Smith and the couple has a daughter and two sons.
Co-Director Audra Cohen
Audra Cohen is the head women's tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma.View Audra Cohen's Bio ⟩
Audra Cohen is in her first season as the head women's tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to coming to OU, Cohen spent the previous five seasons as the head coach at North Florida where she led the program to four NCAA Tournament appearances while winning four Atlantic Sun tournament titles.
Cohen, a three-time Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year, led North Florida to a 77-27 overall record and a .740 winning percentage during her five seasons with the Ospreys. Cohen’s teams dominated the league during her tenure at UNF, posting a 36-1 mark against conference foes. She coached three different players to Atlantic Sun Player of the Year honors while Ospreys earned 29 all-conference selections.
In 2016, Cohen guided North Florida to a 13-7 record as the Ospreys posted their second straight undefeated conference slate and made their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in five years under her direction. She also coached Noemi Hemmerich to the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year Award while five more Ospreys collected all-conference honors last season.
North Florida posted a program-best 17 wins under Cohen’s direction in 2015 as seven players collected postseason All-Atlantic Sun honors en route to an NCAA Tournament berth. In 2014, North Florida climbed to as high as No. 63 in the ITA national rankings while the Ospreys posted a perfect 8-0 mark in league play.
In her first season, Cohen helped UNF to both the 2012 Atlantic Sun regular season and tournament championships to earn an NCAA Tournament bid. The Ospreys finished 9-0 in Atlantic Sun play with six players taking home all-conference honors. She followed up in her second year at North Florida with a second straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013, leading UNF to a No. 74 ranking by the ITA.
Cohen was also one of four coaches named to lead the USTA’s Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Teams, an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players in 2011. The program is designed to provide collegiate players with valuable exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit.
Prior to being named head coach at North Florida in 2011, Cohen served a two-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin starting in 2009.
A native of Plantation, Fla., Cohen began her collegiate career at Northwestern where she earned All-America honors in singles and doubles, was named Big Ten’s Player of the Year as a freshman and the ITA’s Rookie of the Year, while advancing to the NCAA Singles championship final. She graduated in 2009 from Miami with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Cohen transferred to Miami where she won the 2007 NCAA Women’s Individual Singles Championship in 2007. She finished her collegiate career at Miami with five All-America selections as a Hurricane while winning ITA National Player of the Year honors twice as well as the Honda Sports Award for women’s tennis in 2007. Cohen was a two-time ACC Player with the Hurricanes and posted a 76-4 record in singles.
Cohen captained the 2007 Pan-American Olympic Team, played professionally on the WTA Tour and competed in the US Open Main Draw in both singles and doubles, while winning one USTA Pro Circuit title in 2006.
We offer Overnight and Day (9:00am-4:00pm) camps for boys and girls, ages 8-18, with All Skills, Tournament Training, High School and 10&Under Tennis programs offered all weeks.
2017 Camp Dates
- June 4-8
- June 18-22
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.
The All Skills program is geared toward the beginner/intermediate player of all ages. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game. Players in this group will focus on learning match strategies, fine-tuning their techniques and having fun, while being immersed in the OU philosophies.
The Tournament Training Program is geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies and work on mental toughness.Players will focus on tournament preparation while utilizing the OU system during the camp.
The High School Program is provided for players currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team. Players will work on advancing their game by utilizing the drills and strategies used by the OU Team.
This level is geared toward the younger beginner players ages 7-10 looking to learn the proper fundamentals including grips, swing, footwork while being immersed in a fun team environment.
- Overnight Campers: Sunday from 3:00-5:00pm at the dorms.
- Day Campers: Sunday at 5:00pm at the courts (Day Campers will depart at 7:00pm after the tennis evaluation.)
- Graduation: For all campers at 12:00pm on Thursday
- Check-out: After graduation at the dorms for overnight campers
Day Camp Schedule
- Sunday: Campers arrive at 5:00pm for a tennis evaluation and depart at 7:00pm.
- Monday-Wednesday: Campers arrive at 9:00am and depart at 4:00pm.
- Thursday: Campers arrive at 9:00am and depart at 12:00pm.
All meals are provided for Overnight Campers. Lunch is included for all day campers Monday-Wednesday. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.
Campers will play on 12 outdoor courts. In case of rain, campers will have access to 6 indoor courts.
2017: Campers stay 2 per room in the Adams Hall dorms on campus and are assigned by age and roommate requests. (No Triples). Campers must bring their own linens. There is A/C in the dorms.
In addition to the on-court training, overnight campers will participate in evening activities including swimming, a movie night and sports activities (ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and soccer).
Weekend stayovers are not available at this location.
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 Will Rogers World Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp.
Taxi Service. Should you need taxi service from the airport, please proceed to the center of the first floor of the parking garage just beyond the rental-car counters to meet a waiting taxi. For reservations, contact American Taxi (717) 901-8294.
In case of rain we will move things into our indoor facility.
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: TNXROK
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake-up
- 8:00am Breakfast
- 9:00am Day Campers arrive
- 9:00am-12:00pm Tennis Instruction
- 12:00-1:30pm Lunch and Free Time
- 1:30pm-4:00pm Speed/Agility - Tennis Instruction and Match Play
- 4:00pm Day Campers depart
- 4:00-6:00pm Rest, shower, free time
- 6:00-7:00pm Dinner
- 7:00pm-9:30pm Evening Activity and Free Time
- 10:30pm Lights Out