Nike Tennis Camp at Claremont - McKenna College
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The Claremont McKenna College Nike Tennis Camp is one of the top tournament training tennis camps in California. This junior tennis camp in Southern California is geared towards USTA tournament level and elite high school players looking to improve.
Our tennis day camp in Claremont will help take your game to new heights by focusing on stroke production and match play tactics and will prepare you for tournaments and high school competition.
- Instruction from CMS tennis coaches Paul and Kathy Settles and their experienced staff
- Full day and extended day camp options available for kids ages 10-18
- Daily drilling, team and individual match play, and fun on-court games
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Co-Director Paul and Kathy Settles
In 2013, Paul Settles was awarded the Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year! Paul and Kathy Settles, who bring over twenty years of experience working with professional, collegiate, and junior tennis players, are in their 14th year of directing the Nike Tennis Camps at Claremont McKenna College.View Paul and Kathy Settles's Bio ⟩
Having spent the first fifteen years of their careers with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Paul and Kathy began coaching at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in 2004, where they have helped to bring the CMS men's and women's programs to national prominence. Kathy is a PTR certified professional, while Paul is a USPTA P1 certified teaching professional and a graduate of the USTA High Performance Coaching program. Kathy and Paul have collectively won 13 USTA National Championships - including four together - and have earned USTA year end #1 rankings in three different divisions.
In his eleven seasons, Coach Paul Settles has established CMS Stags Tennis as one of the very elite in Division III. In the past five years, the Stags have earned top five year-end national rankings, and have been top three in two of the last three years. The Stags have won 49 consecutive conference matches and five consecutive outright conference titles, both program bests.
Paul Settles is a USPTA certified P1 professional and a graduate of the USTA High Performance Coaching Course. In December of 2008, Settles was named coach of Team USA in the International University Challenge, leading six top collegiate American players in an eight team international competition in France. Settles also serves as a coach for the Southern California Maze Cup Team (Boys and Girls 16s and 18s) against Northern California and is a member of the Player Services staff for the LA Open, an ATP World Tour event.
Settles has served as a volunteer member of two USTA national committees, the Collegiate and Adult & Senior Competition Comittees. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and is co-chair of the ITA Small College Operating Committee and task force on NCAA Legislative Issues. In 2006, Settles was named the USPTA Collegiate Coach of the Year by the California division, and in 2009 he was named West Region ITA Coach of the Year.
Before coming to CMS, Paul Settles served as Director of Player Services of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the governing body of men’s professional tennis. At the ATP, Settles’ wide range of responsibilities included supervision of the Player Services Department, staff liaison for the ATP Player Council, Player Leadership Committee, and Board of Directors; and serving as founding committee member of the ATP Medical Services Committee.
Still an active player himself in the adult and family divisions, Settles is winner of 12 USTA National Championships. Paul, and wife Kathy - an Assistant Coach for CMS women's team - have four children: Ryley, Christian, James, and Caleb.
We offer a Full Day (9:00am-3:30pm) and Extended Day (9:00am-5:00pm) tennis camp geared towards USTA tournament level and ranked players, ages 10-18, and elite high school players.
2019 Camp Dates
- June 17-20
This Tournament Training Camp is a great opportunity for junior tournament and high school players to prepare for SoCal Sectionals and high school competition. Campers will train like a top college team, with particular emphasis on match play strategy, mental toughness, and fitness. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own tennis instruction needs can be addressed throughout the week.
- All campers check in 30 minutes prior to their first session on Monday. All campers arrive at 9:00am on Tuesday-Thursday.
- Day campers check out at 3:30pm daily, Monday-Thursday.
- Extended Day campers check out at 5:00pm daily, Monday-Wednesday.
- All campers check out at 12:00pm on Thursday.
Both Day and Extended day campers bring their own lunch. Lunch is supervised.
The Biszantz Family Tennis Center features 12 Plexipave hard courts with lighting and permanent seating on each court, a team room, locker rooms, and shaded observation deck, making the site ideal for a Nike Tennis Camp. This is a great environment for kids of all ages and abilities.
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: TNXRCM
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Announcements/ On Court Demonstrations/Dynamic warm-up
- 9:30am Tennis Drills and Skills Rotations
- Noon Quickstart Campers depart / Lunch / Free Hit / Equipment Demos / Camper Competitions
- 1:00pm Team Match Play/ Competitive Drills / Off-Court Fitness and Presentations
- 3:30pm Day Campers depart
- 3:30pm-5:00pm Supervised Hitting or Match Play / Other Activities
- 5:00pm Extended Day Campers Leave
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Kept the kids engaged
June 22, 2018: Emily had a wonderful time with the coaches, kids and overall positive environment. The coaches were kind, encouraging and patient. The facilities were beautiful. The staff kept the kids engaged, working diligently with fun games, tough competition and positivity.
— William B. - Parent
Supportive and compassionate leaders
June 22, 2018: My child was not feeling well so did not get much out of the camp as we would have hoped. Had she been feeling better this camp would have been an awesome experience. Well run, knowledgeable experts, very supportive and compassionate leaders running the camp.
— Yvonne B. - Parent
Absolutely loved it
June 23, 2018: Mitchell absolutely loved it. I personally think the cost is high for 3 and a half days. I think you would have more campers if it was 4 full days.
— Judith B. - Parent
Enjoyed many aspects of camp
August 1, 2017: My daughter LOVED participating in tournaments against a vairity of people. She enjoyed the morning rotations. She thought "They were really fun and at the same time also improved my skills" She also liked the snow cones ;)
— Pierre W. Parent
Excellent location for Nike Tennis Camp
August 1, 2017: Paul and Kathy Settles are knowledgeable, professtional and make learning tennis fun! Also McKenna College/Biszantz Tennis Center is beautiful and a excellent location for Nike Tennis Camp.
— Paige C. Parent
July 29, 2016: My daughter had a fantastic time, she is 11 years old. We sent her for the 3 day program, she wasn't sure if she wanted to do it, so we picked the minimum amount of days. She LOVED it!! She can't wait to go back and wants to go for 5 days next year.
— Alice C. Parent
July 12, 2016: It was fun!
— Sebastian G. Camper
Disappointed with closing ceremony
July 31, 2017: He was a bit disappointed at the end of camp when the coaches had several sentences of improvements and personal skills they enjoyed from each child, when it was his turn they only called his name. I was at the ceremony and I could see the disappointment in his face as well as over hearing comments from another parent in the stands "they must not have liked that kid". I turned to give her my protective parent stare and then she apologized. I would have been mortified if Sam had heard that comment.
— Jolie S. Parent
Settles were great coaches
July 10, 2016: The Settles were great coaches and my son loved and looked forward to going to camp each day.
— Will M. Parent
professional, fun, and organized
7/2/2015 - Coach Paul Settles holds the most professional, fun, and organized tennis camp!
— Renee D. Parent
progressed a lot during the camp
6/20/2014 - Thank you so much for a wonderful tennis camp! Alyson loved it and very much looks forward to doing more camps with you and Paul in the future. Please keep us on your email list. She feels that she progressed a lot during the camp and loved playing with the older students that challenged her. It was great to see her work hard.
— Marie B. Parent
great organization, enthusiasm, and fun
6/23/2013 - Kathy and Paul, Thank you so much for your great organization, enthusiasm, and fun over this past week. I was a bit worried about how it would work out given that it was so far away from us. But, it worked out beautifully! Our kids are happy (and tired) and this will leave lasting memories. What else can you ask for? You did a really really really nice job. I wish you all the best in whatever else you do this summer. Take care and thanks again.
— Steve C. Parent
thank you again for the great time
7/10/2012 - Hi Paul, Just a short note to thank you again for the great time Chris had at your camp. I don't know what you all did at camp, but he came back refreshed and won four singles matches and made the semis of doubles at the Level 3 Regional Segment in Austin.
— Ali J. Parent