University of Virginia Nike Tennis Camp

University of Virginia Nike Tennis Camp
University of Virginia Nike Tennis Camp

Come join the fun and get better at this summer camp for kids! The University of Virginia Nike Tennis Camp is steeped in tradition, offering world-class tennis instruction from Director Brian Boland and training facilities for players of all ages and ability levels.

These youth summer tennis camp sessions are a great way to improve your game in a short period of time, providing players with a chance to play tennis up to 5 hours a day, make new friends, enjoy nightly group activities and great accommodations. 

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville is one of the finest institutions in the country and one of the nation's first public universities. Surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and offering moderate weather year-round, Charlottesville and the University draw visitors from around the world.

Highlights Include

  • Daily instruction from head coach, Brian Boland, and his experienced staff
  • Experience campus life and create lasting friendships
  • 5-6 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
  • Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Brian Boland
Camp Director

Brian Boland

For nearly two decades, the name Brian Boland has been synonymous with success. Beginning with five seasons at Indiana State and over the past 13 years at Virginia, Boland has proven to be one of the elite coaches in collegiate tennis. 

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The 2008 ITA National Coach of the Year, Boland led his alma mater to new heights before coming to Charlottesville and turning the Cavalier program into the dominant team in the ACC and a national powerhouse.

In 2013, he led Virginia to the pinnacle of collegiate tennis as the program won its first NCAA Championship. It was a far journey from the Cavalier team that Boland had inherited 11 years earlier, which was unranked in the ITA Top 75.

Championships, both conference and national, both team and individual, have become a constant theme of Boland's squads. In 18 seasons as a head coach, in addition to the 2013 NCAA Championship, his teams have won five ITA National Team Indoor Championships, 13 conference championships and 15 NCAA and ITA individual national championships. 

Boland's resume is loaded with honors and accomplishments. His .854 career winning percentage (481-82) places him with the legends of the sport. In addition to his national coach of the year recognition five seasons ago, Boland has won 10 conference coach of the year awards and been named ITA Regional Coach of the Year five times. 

As he enters his 14th season at Virginia, Boland has built a championship caliber program in Charlottesville. In his first three seasons, he took an unranked program to its first ACC Championship. From that point, the success and accolades just kept accumulating. During his time in Charlottesville, Boland's teams have had a No. 1 national ranking during seven different seasons, won five ITA National Team Indoor Championships, 10 ACC Championships, 11 ACC regular season titles, advanced to the NCAA finals three straight seasons and set the school record for wins in a year. Those teams featured two NCAA Singles Champions, three NCAA Doubles Champions, 34 All-Americans, 33 NCAA singles and 14 NCAA doubles participants, 45 All-ACC selections, three ITA National Players of the Year, two ITA National Freshmen of the Year, eight ITA Regional Rookies of the Year, four ACC Freshmen of the Year, 11 ACC Tournament MVPs, and three ACC Players of the Year.

Boland's players have gone on to find success on the professional tour after graduation from Virginia. Three former players have cracked the top 75 of singles or doubles in the ATP Rankings and a Cavalier has participated in the main draw in each of the past 20 Grand Slams. In 2013, Somdev Devvarman became the first UVa alumnus to reach $1 million in earnings on the ATP Tour. Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot have teamed in doubles and both cracked the top 20 of the ATP Doubles Rankings, the highest ATP ranking for a Virginia alumnus. The duo has won two ATP Tour titles and made two Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances.

During his tenure, Boland has proven to be a tireless worker in both recruiting and player development. His belief in team success on the court and in the classroom has been evident from the day he arrived at UVa. Those principles have been the cornerstone to the program's improvement since Boland's arrival. 

Last year the Cavaliers continued their run of success with their eighth consecutive ACC Championship, their 10th in the past 11 years. Virginia's ACC win streak (regular season and postseason) reached 122 straight matches, the longest streak in conference history in any sport. The team reached the NCAA semifinals for the seventh time in the past eight seasons.

In 2013 season marked one of the greatest years by any program in collegiate tennis history. In addition to posting an undefeated 30-0 record, Virginia became just the 12th school to win both the NCAA Championship and ITA National Team Indoor Championship in the same year. The Cavaliers had their fifth NCAA individual champion as Jarmere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger won the NCAA Doubles Championship. Jenkins, who also reached the NCAA Singles Championship final and finished the year No. 1 in the ITA Singles Rankings, became the third Cavalier to be named ITA National Player of the Year.

In 2011-12, the Cavaliers reached their second consecutive NCAA Tournament final, won their eighth ACC championship in nine seasons and set a NCAA record by having a NCAA singles quarterfinalist for the seventh consecutive season. 

The 2010-11 season was highlighted by more marks Virginia made on the history of college tennis. The Cavaliers went 34-1 and reached the NCAA final, where their comeback from down 3-0 came up short in a 4-3 loss to USC. Virginia won its unprecedented fourth consecutive ITA National Team Indoor Championship and its seventh ACC championship in eight seasons. The team was ranked No. 1 for most of the season and were the first school in nearly two decades to have five players selected for the NCAA singles championship. He was named the 2011 USTA Virginia Coach of the Year. 

The 2009-10 season was a historic one for the team. The Cavaliers won their third consecutive ITA National Team Indoor Championship, had their fourth consecutive undefeated ACC campaign and were ranked No. 1 in the nation for most of the season. The year was capped when Drew Courtney and Michael Shabaz won the NCAA Doubles Championship. Virginia set a school record for wins in a season with a 39-2 mark and reached the NCAA semifinals for the third time in the past four seasons. During the year, Boland became the winningest coach in Virginia tennis history. 

The 2008-09 season saw Virginia make more history. The Cavaliers won their second consecutive ITA National Team Indoor Championship, had their third consecutive undefeated ACC campaign and were ranked No. 1 in the nation for most of the season. The year was capped when Dominic Inglot and Michael Shabaz became the first team from the ACC to win the NCAA Doubles Championship. Virginia tied a school record for wins in a season with its second straight 32-1 mark and reached the NCAA quarterfinals for the fifth consecutive season. 

The 2007-08 year was a historic one for the Cavalier program. Virginia was ranked No. 1 for the entire regular season, winning the ITA National Team Indoor Championship and the ACC regular season and tournament titles before being upset in the NCAA semifinals by eventual champion Georgia. The Cavaliers set a school record with a 32-1 record and Boland was named ITA National and Regional Coach of the Year along with taking home ACC Coach of the Year honors. The Cavaliers ended the season ranked No. 2 nationally for the second consecutive year. Somdev Devvarman concluded the season for the Cavaliers by winning his second consecutive NCAA Singles Championship. Devvarman, Treat Huey, and Dominic Inglot all were named to the ITA All-America squad, marking the most All-Americans that the program has had in a season.

The Cavaliers went 30-4 in 2006-07, reaching the 30-win mark for the first time in school history. Virginia became the first ACC school to reach the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament and ended the year ranked No. 2 nationally. The Cavaliers went undefeated in ACC play to win their fourth consecutive ACC regular season title and their third ACC Tournament crown in four seasons. The year was capped as Devvarman became the first ACC player to the win the NCAA Singles Championship.

In 2005-06, the Cavaliers opened the season with a No. 1 national ranking, becoming the first-ever ACC school to earn the top spot in the ITA rankings. The team posted a 24-9 record, winning a share of its third consecutive ACC regular season title. Virginia reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and finished the year ranked in the top 10 for the third straight year. At the NCAA singles championship, Devvarman reached the finals, becoming just the second Cavalier to accomplish the feat. Devvarman was one of three Cavaliers to earn All-American honors that season, the most for the Cavaliers in a single season.

The 2004-05 season was highlighted by the Cavaliers' second consecutive ACC Championship, going undefeated in league play. In February, the Cavaliers reached the finals of National Team Indoors, becoming the first school in the tournament's history to reach the finals in its first appearance. Virginia put together a school record 16-match win streak as they reached the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time. Boland was honored as ACC Coach of the Year and ITA Mideast Region Coach of the Year that season. In 2003-04, the Cavaliers experienced a breakthrough season, highlighted by many program firsts. The team claimed a share of its first ACC regular season title, won its first ACC Tournament, earned its first top-10 ranking, hosted its first NCAA regional and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time.

Before coming to Virginia, Boland spent five seasons establishing his alma mater, Indiana State, as the dominant program in the Missouri Valley Conference along with being among the best nationally. He led the Sycamores to a 121-32 (.791) record from 1996-97 to 2000-01, including a 57-4 (.934) mark in Missouri Valley play. Boland's teams did not lose a conference match during his final three seasons in Terre Haute, winning three consecutive conference regular season and tournament titles. In four of his five seasons, Boland was recognized as the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year and in 2000 was the ITA Region V Coach of the Year.

Among the firsts for the Sycamore program under Boland was the school's first MVC Championship (1999), first NCAA Tournament appearance (1999), first NCAA Tournament victory (2000), first ITA National Team Indoor Championship appearance (2000) and first ITA top 20 national ranking (No. 18 in 2001). 

During his tenure at Indiana State, Boland also served as Director of Tennis at the Terre Haute Country Club. In addition, he and his wife Becky established the Sycamore Tennis Summer Camp, which drew hundreds of kids from across the state.

A 1995 graduate of Indiana State University, Boland earned a bachelor of science degree in political science. He and his wife, Becky, reside in Charlottesville with their children, Briana, Bryce, Brendan and Brooke.

Camp Details

2015 Camp Information

This year we are offering five weeks of overnight and day (8:30am-5:00pm) camp for campers ages 9-18. In addition to the sessions geared for all ages and ability levels, this year we are offering one week specific for tournament training and two weeks with a special high school component.

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Camp Program Offerings

2015 Sessions by Week

June 14-18: (All Skills & High School)
June 21-25: (All Skills & Tournament Training)
July 12-16: (All Skills)
July 19-23: (All Skills)
July 26-30: (High School Only)

Tournament Training Program

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.

High School Sessions

The high school sessions are 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.

Check-In/Check-Out

Check-In

All campers check in 2:00-3:30pm at the Lewis-Hoxton Dorms on the first day of camp. (Pick up for day campers on first day is at 5pm.)

Check-Out

Graduation is at 1:30-2:00 pm on the last day by the dorms followed immediately by check-out at 2:00pm.

Dorms

2015: Dorms TBD | 2014: Campers will reside in the UVA Lewis-Hoxton Residence Halls. These rooms hold 2 campers per room. The UVA dorms have AIR CONDITIONING this year.

Day Camper Schedule

  • Sunday: Day campers check-in from 2:00-3:30pm at the Lewis-Hoxton Residence Halls on the first day of camp.
  • Mon-Wed: Campers should arrive at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center at 8:30am, and depart at 5:00pm.
  • Thursday: Graduation is at 1:30pm, with final camper check-out at the Tennis Center at 2:00pm.

Meals

All day campers must eat breakfast at home. Camp price includes lunch for all Day campers.

Courts

Campers play on 13 courts at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center. In the event of rain, campers will use the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.

Evening Activities

Sample evening activities include movies, swimming, games, charades, soccer, basketball, making s'mores, and walking to get ice cream. 

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are not available at this location.

Designated Airports

Washington Dulles/Richmond/Charlottesville

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 Washington Dulles Airport, Richmond International or Charlottesville Regional and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp.  You can arrange local shuttle transportation through:

If you have a camper arriving by air and is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there may be a fee that needs to be paid in advance of camp. You will still have to arrange transportation to/from camp. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information.

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.

Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

Camp Code: TNXRVA

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00am Wake-up/breakfast
  • 9:00am-Noon Morning Tennis Session (drills and instruction)
  • Noon-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm Afternoon Tennis Session – drilling, match play and conditioning
  • 4:30pm Day Campers Depart
  • 5:30pm Dinner/free time
  • 7:00pm Evening activity
  • 10:30pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Can't Get Enough

This was my kids’ fourth year attending. I had a great time and learned a lot. The instruction was great! Can’t wait to come back!

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  • 5/5.
Grateful Campers

We just LOVED having the UVA players as coaches. That made the camp for us. Also loved getting the written evaluation this year. That was a great addition that we will save and refer to. Thanks 

  • 5/5.
Amazing Staff

The camp experience was fantastic and the staff at UVA was amazing. My son can’t wait to go back next year. 

  • 5/5.
Great, as always!

As always the Nike tennis camp at UVA was amazing. It was so great to work with Houston Barrick again this year. He is amazing. I also enjoyed working with J. Jenkins, D. Courtney and Derek. They were so patient and gave great instruction. I feel my game improved significantly. I also appreciated the time they all spent giving me strategic and mental edge. Thanks to Coach Bolland for such a great program. I only did 3 weeks but I wish I had done more. See you all again next year!

  • 5/5.
Keep it up!

Great teachers! So much support. Keep up the good work!

  • 4/5.
Wonderful Experience

This was the first sports camps my daughters had attended and it was a wonderful experience. Thanks!

  • 5/5.
Excellent

Excellent coaching staff and amazing program.

  • 4/5.
Great experience

Great camp - great experience!

  • 4/5.
Great all-around!

Great coaches, facilities, and competition. Great camp experience all-around!

  • 5/5.
Impressed

It's a great facility that is relatively close to our Northern Virginia home. I was impressed by the quality of tennis played by the various campers and the qualifications of the staff members.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, High School,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $865.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30AM - 5:00PM $535.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, Tournament Training,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $865.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30AM - 5:00PM $535.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $865.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30AM - 5:00PM $535.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $865.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30AM - 5:00PM $535.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: High School,
Age Group: 13 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $865.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30AM - 5:00PM $535.00
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.