Utah State University Nike Tennis Camp

Utah State University Nike Tennis Camp
Utah State University Nike Tennis Camp

The Nike Tennis Camp at Utah State University combines technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and a variety of evening social activities. The summer tennis camp provides each camper with new tennis skills and the inspiration and self confidence to continue improving after camp.

The Utah State Nike Tennis Camp is a youth summer camp for young athletes to come and vastly improve their tennis game, 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 some of the best players in their peer group. 

Highlights Include

  • Daily on-court instruction from USU Head Men's and Women's Coaches
  • 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
  • Experience campus life and create lasting friendships

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Clancy Shields
Co-Director

Clancy Shields

Clancy Shields is in his second season as Utah State men's head tennis coach after being hired on May 2, 2013. Overall, Shields is the 19th head coach for the Aggie men. 

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During his first season at the helm of USU's men's tennis program, Shields led the Aggies to a 9-16 record. The nine wins were the most for Utah State in three years, and he coached three players into double-digit singles wins, while posting a .600 home winning percentage. 

Shields came to Utah State after spending time as an assistant men's tennis coach at Boise State from 2010-2013, helping the Broncos to back-to-back Mountain West Championships in 2012 and 2013. The Broncos advanced to their third NCAA Tournament with Shields in 2013. 

During his four years as an assistant at Boise State, Shields helped coach 10 players to all-conference recognition, including the 2013 Mountain West Player of the Year as well as a Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year honor. In 2013, Shields was instrumental in helping BSU sign the No. 11 recruiting class nationally. 

During his time in Boise, Shields was also the director of the Boise Junior Tennis Program from 2009 - 2013. 

Prior to his coaching career, Shields was named the 2009 WAC Player of the Year at Boise State and earned all-WAC first-team honors for both doubles and singles play seven times throughout his collegiate career. Overall, Shields led the Broncos to three WAC titles (2006, 2007, 2009) and an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. During his playing career, he was ranked as high as No. 17 in singles and No. 11 in doubles action in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association collegiate rankings. 

Shields, who graduated from Boise State in May, 2010 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, was also a four-time academic all-WAC honoree and a first-team Academic All-American in 2007.

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Sean McInerney
Co-Director

Sean McInerney

Sean McInerney is in his second season as Utah State women's head tennis coach after being hired on May 2, 2013. 

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In his first season at Utah State, McInerney coached the program to a school-record 13 wins while also posting USU's first Mountain West victory with a 5-2 win against Colorado State. He also coached McKenzie Davis to a school-record 17 dual match wins and all-Mountain West honors.

McInerney came to Utah State after spending the previous four years (2010-13) as the head women's tennis coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earning Horizon League Coach of the Year honors in 2012 and 2013 as he led the Panthers to back-to-back third-place conference finishes and its best two-year league win total in school history with 10 victories.

During the 2013 season at UW-Milwaukee, McInerney led the Panthers to a 12-10 record and tied the school record for most Division I wins in a single season with 11. UWM also finished third in the Horizon league for the second time in as many years with a 4-3 mark.

During the 2012 season, the Panthers finished in third-place in the Horizon League and set the single-season school record with six league wins, as McInerney became the first tennis coach in school history to be named conference coach of the year. In 2012, UWM had individuals set school records for both singles and doubles wins and finished one win shy of the school record for overall team wins.

During his time in Milwaukee, McInerney served in a wide variety of tennis-related capacities as he spent the 2008-09 school year as head coach of the men's team at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and was the head coach of the girls' team at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School from 2004-13. He was also a tennis professional in the state for 13 years.

At Divine Savior Holy Angels HS, McInerney helped his team finish in the top four of the final state Division I rankings in each of his final four seasons, while also working to coach and develop three Wisconsin doubles champions. During the 2008-09 season at Milwaukee School of Engineering, McInerney led the program to its most wins in school history, boosting the team total from four before he arrived in 2008 to 15 in 2009.

Coach

Courtney Dolehide

Utah State women's tennis head coach Sean McInerney announced the arrival of Courtney Dolehide as a volunteer assistant coach on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2014. "We are very excited to be...

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Utah State women's tennis head coach Sean McInerney announced the arrival of Courtney Dolehide as a volunteer assistant coach on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2014.

"We are very excited to be having Courtney joining our staff," McInerney said. "She brings a vast skill set to our program that will greatly enhance our program both on and off the court. She is a proven winner and leader and is going to bring championship experience to our improving program."

As a collegiate tennis player at UCLA, Dolehide captained the 2014 women's national championship team on her way to being named an All-American. Dolehide also competed at the 2009 Women's U.S. Open Tennis Championships Grand Slam.

"I am so excited to join the climb," Dolehide said. "Sean has grown this tennis program substantially, and its only the beginning. Utah State has an unbelievable athletic atmosphere and, for many reasons, I don't think there is a better place to begin my coaching career. I'm honored to have this opportunity and can't wait to help our girls win a Mountain West title."

Dolehide graduated from UCLA in 2014 with a degree in political science.

Camp Details

2015 Camp Information

This year we are offering two weeks of Junior Overnight and Day (8:30am-4:00pm) camp for kids ages 10-18 of all skill levels. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

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Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • Overnight Campers: Monday between 8:15 -8:45am at the dorms. 
  • Day Campers:  Monday at 8:45 at the USU Tennis Courts on 12th East across from Aggie Ice cream.
  • Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in. Please make sure to have a water bottle, sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen.  We will be outside all day.
  • Day Campers: Pick up the first day is at 4:00pm at the USU Tennis Courts. 
Check-Out
  • Graduation: Friday at 3:30pm at the USU tennis courts. Parents are encouraged to attend! We will be giving out awards.
  • Check-out: Immediately following the awards.

Day Camper Schedule

  • Day Campers check in on Monday at 8:45 at the USU Tennis Courts on 12th East across from Aggie Ice cream.
  • Day camp hours : Campers arrive at 9:00am and depart at 4:00pm

Meals

Lunch is included for Day Campers.

Courts

Campers play on 8 outdoor courts. In case of rain, we will use indoor courts when available or head into our conference room for strategy, film work and mental toughness chalk talks.

Dorms

2015: Dorms TBD | 2014: Overnight Campers reside in the Living Learning Center Building B  dorms on campus. Campers stay 2 per room and there are 3-4 rooms per dorm.  You are assigned by age and roommate requests. There is A/C in the dorms.

Evening Activities

Evening activities may include a Movie night, Doubles Tournament, Rec center night with optional swimming, and Mall outing.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are not available at this location

Designated Airport

Salt Lake City

Travel

Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from Salt Lake City Airport, train stations or bus depots.  If you are in need of a shuttle service, we recommend Salt Lake Express. Their phone # is 800-356-9796.  The shuttle fee is approximately $30 one-way.

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 member, there is a $50 fee each way that must 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 arrange this and to give us the 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. 

Camp Code: TNXRUS                                        

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 8:45am 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 Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
  • 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis, Swimming
  • 5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
  • 7:15pm Evening Activity
  • 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
  • 10:15pm Lights Out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
Award Awesomeness!

It was so much fun and I loved meeting all of the instructors!! They were all nice and I loved how they handed out awards at the end of the day.

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  • 5/5.
Best Time Ever

Ally and Cassie had the BEST time at tennis camp! The counselors were motivating and very helpful! They learned what they needed to improve their game the most!!! Thank-you Nike Tennis camp! I just wish I would have known about you earlier.

  • 5/5.
Top priority!

I love the camp at Utah State. My family scheduled a vacation to South Africa, so I wasn't able to attend the second week this year. If I could have, I would have picked tennis camp over the trip to South Africa.

  • 5/5.
Can't get enough!

My daughter woke up on the Monday after camp and wished she had yet another week of it (after two one week sessions!)

  • 5/5.
Mental & Physical Development

Hadley loves the camp every year, especially the focus on the mental game as well as physical/tennis skills development. Thank you!

  • 5/5.
AWESOME!

Awesome camp! The instructors were great! My girls can't wait to return next year!

  • 5/5.
Repeat Camper

This was the second year my daughter has come to camp. We love the facilities, the instruction, and all the coaches! We'll be back!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:30AM - 4:00PM $365.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $735.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:30AM - 4:00PM $365.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $735.00
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.