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This junior tennis camp in New York is held on the beautiful campus of Colgate University in Hamilton. A top summer tennis camp in NY, we offer exceptional overnight and day camps for kids with All Skills and Tournament Training programs.

Our NY tennis camps deliver technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top-notch coaching staff, supervised matches, and plenty of fun evening social activities.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Colgate Tennis Coach Bobby Pennington and his experienced staff
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis instruction; 6:1 camper to staff ratio
  • Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
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Camp Coaches

  • Bobby Pennington

    Camp Director Bobby Pennington

    Named head coach of both the men’s and women’s teams in July 2006, Pennington has coached a Patriot League Player of the Year, two Rookie of the Year honorees and 25 All-Patriot League performers.

    View Bobby Pennington's Bio & Tennis Tips

Camp Details


  • July 9-13 (All Skills | Sun - Thurs)
  • July 13-16 (All Skills & Tournament Training | Thurs - Sun)

This camp is open to any and all registrants 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.

We offer Day (9:00am-4:00pm) and Extended Day (9:00am-5:30pm) and Overnight camps for kids, ages 9-18, with All Skills and Tournament Training programs.

  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Overnight Campers Check-in: Check in at 4:00pm on Sunday at Cutten dorms
  • All Campers Check-in: Check in at 8:45am on Monday at the tennis courts.
  • All Campers Check-out: Check-out for all campers is at 11:30am on Thursday at the tennis courts.
  • Day Camp Program: Monday-Wednesday 8:45am-4:00pm, Thursday 8:30am-11:30am
  • Extended Day Program: Monday-Wednesday 8:45am-5:30pm, Thursday 8:30am-11:30am


  • Overnight Campers: Check-in at 2:00pm on Thursday at the dorms
  • All Campers Check-in: Check-in at 2:00pm on Thursday at the dorms.
  • All Campers Check-out: Check-out for all campers is at 11:30am on Sunday at the tennis courts.
  • Day Camp Program: Thursday 5:30pm-7:45pm, Friday-Saturday 8:45am-4:00pm, Sunday 8:45am-11:30am
  • Extended Day Program: Thursday 5:30pm-7:45pm, Friday-Saturday 8:45am-5:30pm, Sunday 8:45am-11:30am


  • Instruction: Daily tennis training, morning and afternoon sessions
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided
  • All Day campers: Lunch is provided (Except on check-in/out days)
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt and prizes


  • Ratio: 5:1 camper-to-coach ratio
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
  • Equipment Needed: All campers must bring a tennis racquet, tennis shoes, and a water bottle
  • Facility: Joseph Abrahamson Tennis Courts: 9 regulation outdoor courts, 4 indoor courts
  • Inclement Weather Plan: Indoor courts are available for use as needed. Some drills/games that will be played indoors are space invaders, Olympics, knockout, around the world, and triples. Campers may also have the option of a College seminar talk.
  • Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital


The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Camp Information Packets and emailed to all campers closer to the camp's start date.

  • Dorm: Cutten Dorms
  • Number of Campers per Room: 2, no triples available
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
  • Linens: Bed linens are NOT provided
  • Air Conditioning: The dorms do NOT have A/C. Campers are encouraged to bring a fan


Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airports, train stations, or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Syracuse Airport and schedule a shuttle/bus from the airport to camp.


We have a hospital adjacent to our athletic facilities. We have a team of EMTs on campus 24/7 in accordance with Children's Camp regulations. They hold medications (campers can't keep medication in their rooms) and establish med times, complete paperwork required for the Department of Health, and submit illness and injury reports if necessary. They can provide treatment in emergency situations.


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

  • Athletic, on-court tennis clothing

  • Tennis Racquet(s)

  • Tennis shoes (no running shoes)

  • Sweatshirt/warm-up jacket and pants

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)


  • Athletic clothing mentioned above (1-2 pairs/day)

  • Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts 1 paid/day)

  • Undergarments (1-2pair/day)

  • Swimsuit and towel (subject to change)

  • Pajamas

  • Shower flip flops

  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)

  • Personal items & medications

  • Washcloth and bath towel

  • Fan (optional)

  • Bed sheets (if linens are not provided)

  • Comforter/blanket (if linens are not provided)

  • Pillow/pillow case (if linens are not provided)


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our tennis camps please see our FAQ page


Maximize your camp experience with SwingVision, an iPhone app that provides the following benefits when you record your play: watch a full match in 20 minutes with the dead-time automatically removed, view stats like shot placement, court positioning, shot speed, and consistency for each shot type, filter to particular shot or point types and easily create highlight videos of certain points or shots, access video analysis, and stats immediately after you finish recording, all on unlimited cloud storage.

Camp Code: TNXRCG

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 9:00am 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
  • 5:30pm Extended Day Campers Depart

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.73 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Good one-on-one experience and attention to detail

    July 18, 2019: Drills were informative and fun. Evening activities were enjoyable. Good one-on-one experience and attention to detail.

    — Dan R. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Not only had fun playing tennis but all the other activities made it extra special

    July 15, 2019: Our daughter cannot stop talking about her week! She feels that the coaches were excellent and so much fun! She will be back next year! She not only had fun playing tennis but all the other activities made it extra special. Thank you!

    — Anouk L. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed the competitive match play

    July 15, 2019: I really enjoyed the competitive match play, the instruction from various coaches throughout the camp, and the fun activities done after tennis.

    — Grace L. - Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Overall great experience

    July 13, 2018: Overall was a great experience for Antonio. Working on technique drills in the morning and playing matches in the afternoon were very beneficial.

    — Michael M. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Impressive staff

    July 16, 2018: Impressed with staff and their experience. My daughter loves the sport , found the dorms and food very good, activities very good, very organized drop off and pick Up, daughter had fun

    — Kellie L. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Staff was very enthusiastic

    July 16, 2018: My son talked about the energy level of the staff as his favorite aspect. We saw their enthusiasm during the closing ceremony but wondered if that was just for the parents -no, it was true the entire camp!!

    — Bonnie F. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    So much fun!

    July 14, 2017: He had so much fun playing and especially appreciated the tips for his serve. He also really enjoyed the games at the end. He ate well at lunch also, which was appreciated since he was so active!

    — Karen C.

    • 5/5.
    Great time playing with different people

    July 14, 2017: He had a great time playing with a group of different people. He was able to socialize with people outside of his normal friend group and was able to experience match play with other types of players.

    — David S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Hard but fun!

    July 14, 2017: Cameron was a day camper and enjoyed each day's experiences. Highlights-Cams statement that camp was "hard" but fun, not knowing that the camp slogan was "serious. fun."

    — Sarah P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed the camp

    July 18, 2017: My child enjoyed every aspect of the camp and had a great time. Coach Pennington and his staff were great and made it a positive experience. Based on what I heard from my child, the coaching was directed in a more general "to the group" way; i.e. he received less critique during drills than expected. Perhaps more focus during the camp (on the items noted on each camper's assessment forms) could be more helpful. I think the camp staff were very friendly, encouraging, and their assessments correct. However, not having observed the camp teaching, I noted the staff teaching as "neutral".

    — Michelle N. P

    • 5/5.
    outstanding energy and positive attitude

    August 1, 2016: Coach Pennington and his staff were excellent at the camp for my son Antonio. Their energy and positive attitude were outstanding!

    — Mary M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Camp was amazing

    July 30, 2016: Camp was amazing! My daughter had a wonderful time. She learned a lot and was able to have fun in the evenings through supervised activities. The coach was there in the evenings to join the group in their activities along with the counselors. My daughter felt very safe in her environment and is eager to return next year. One thing that can be improved is that she asked to be in the same room as her friend and initially they were not placed in the same room. Also, it was hard to find the tennis dorms because the Colgate camp is quite large it took 30 minutes of driving around and asking other students where the dorm was. Other than that - camp was perfect!

    — Joanne R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I loved this camp

    July 27, 2016: I loved this camp! However, I was slightly disappointed in that it is a relatively short camp in relation to cost. This in no way impacted my enjoyment of the camp.

    — Alex S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    positive 5 days at camp

    7/27/2016 - Eliza enjoyed her experience at the Colgate Nike Tennis Camp very much. However, she plays tennis 5 times per week at home so we did not expect her to improve at the camp. Rather we wanted her to enjoy the away experience while also playing tennis. She seemed to play either her level players or below. It would have been a bonus for her to play her level or better and improve her skills Overall though it was a positive 5 days at camp and she received the MVP award.

    — Sueann P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thanks for a great week for my daughter

    7/17/2015 - Dear Coach Pennington - Thanks for a great week for my daughter at Colgate! Highest compliments to you and your staff who really kept it FUN. It was the hottest week of the summer and you and your staff did a great job keeping the kids hydrated, laughing, and playing through it. Much fun was had off the court as well, and it was a great introduction to Hamilton and Colgate for my daughter. Thanks so much!

    — Karen L. Parent

Bobby Pennington's Tennis Camp at Colgate University

Bobby Pennington, Camp Director
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, New York 13346
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $1,145.00
Availability: Less than 10 spaces

Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $525.00
Availability: Less than 10 spaces

Extended Day 9:00AM - 5:30PM $625.00
Availability: Less than 10 spaces

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, Tournament Training
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Short Session: Thursday-Sunday
Overnight $835.00
Availability: Wait List

Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $465.00
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day 9:00AM - 5:30PM $565.00
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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