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The North Carolina tennis camp at Duke University is a summer tennis camp for kids. With overnight and day camp options, plus All Skills, Tournament Training, and High School programs.

This junior tennis in Durham is a great fit for all, it provides the ideal environment to learn from some of the best collegiate coaches and players in the country and compete against your peers

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Duke Men's and Women's Tennis Coaches
  • 5-6 hours tennis training daily with stroke technique, point play and strategy
  • Fun evening activities including movie night, pizza night and field games for overnight campers
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Tennis Camp Duke Coach Ashworth

    Co-Director Jamie Ashworth

    One of the winningest women's tennis coaches in the nation, Jamie Ashworth has led the Blue Devils to new heights. Ashworth is going into his 21st year as Duke University's Head Coach for the Women's Tennis program.

    View Jamie Ashworth's Bio

Camp Details


  • June 12-15 (Day Only)
  • June 19-22 (Day Only) *Camp will run on Monday 6/19
  • July 2-6 (Overnight & High School Only)


We offer Overnight and Day (8:30am-4:30pm) camps for boys and girls of all skill levels.

All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

  • 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 designed for tournament-level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.
  • High School Program: The High School Training Camp week is for players, ages 13-18, who are currently on their high school team and want to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team. Throughout the week, the focus shifts between the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of tennis. Mornings focus on the technique while afternoons are geared towards match-play situations.


  • Day Camp Check-in: Campers will check in at 8:30am
  • Check-in Location by Week:
- Week 1: Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center, 204 Wannamaker Drive. The easiest route is to enter off Duke University Drive.

- Week 2: East Campus tennis courts, Brodie Gym Dr, Durham, NC 27708. There will be a tent and signs directing you!
- Week 3: East Campus tennis courts, Brodie Gym Dr, Durham, NC 27708. There will be a tent and signs directing you!

  • Day Camp Check-out: Campers will check out at 4:30pm daily at the tennis courts
  • Day Camp Program: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Overnight Check-in: Overnight campers will check in at 1:30pm on Sunday
  • Overnight Check-out: Overnight campers will check out on Thursday at 12:00pm.


  • Overnight Campers: All meals are included. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day
  • Day Campers: Lunch is included


  • Instruction: Daily tennis training, morning and afternoon sessions
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided
  • 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: 6:1 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: Campers will train at Duke University's Ambler Tennis Stadium on West Campus
  • Inclement Weather Plan: We do not have access to indoor tennis courts in 2022. In the case of rain, campers will move indoors for film analysis, tennis-related games, or other activities.
  • 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 emailed to all campers and updated on the page below.

  • Dorm Hall: Crowell
  • 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. We suggest bringing a pillow, pillow case, size Twin XL sheets, and/or a sleeping bag, and a light blanket.
  • Air Conditioning: Dorm rooms will have A/C. Campers are still encouraged to bring a fan


  • Evening Activities: Evening activities may include swimming, movie and pizza night, karaoke night, short court tennis night, or ultimate frisbee night.
    -The pool will be reserved each Tuesday evening.
  • Weekend Stayover: Not offered at this location


Nike Tennis Camps do not provide transportation to/from camp from the airports, train stations, or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into the Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) and take a taxi (usually about $35) from the airport to Cameron Indoor Stadium/Sheffield Tennis Center. Visit www.rdu.com for alternative shuttle information.


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 pair/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: TNXRDK

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake-up and breakfast
  • 8:30am Stretching / Warm-ups
  • 8:45am Coaches presentation
  • 9:00am Drill groups
  • 11:45am Lunch
  • 1:15pm Warm-up / Coaches' Presentation
  • 1:30pm Point play, matches and games
  • 4:30pm Afternoon session ends, campers go to dorm
  • 5:15pm Dinner
  • 6:30pm Evening Activity
  • 10:00pm Campers to rooms
  • 10:30pm Lights Out

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 4.44 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    I can't wait to come back next year!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    had a great time and will definitely go back

    July 8, 2016: This was my 2 sons 3rd year at the camp and first time sleeping over. They had a great time and will definitely go back next year!!!

    — Jodi W. Parent

    • 4/5.
    We will be back next year

    6/27/2015 - Overall the camp is great. The one suggestion that we would have is on the first day of camp more time should be spent on assessment and making sure campers are equally matched with their skill level and be in a group with equal or better skill level and also get more personal attention for lesson, I know it is hard to do with a huge group. We will be back next year. My 2 boys, ages 14 and 15, went to the camp and are both on the Varsity Tennis Camp at their private school in Cary, NC and would love to wear Nike Tennis stuff to practice and spread the word about the camp, they actually "recruited" 2 extra players to join them this past camp in addition to the 2 they brought last year. Thank you so much!!!!

    — Jodi W. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    had a blast and loved it

    7/2/2015 - My sons are never thrilled with summer camp. You, however, broke the pattern this year!! They had a blast and loved it. Even considering the stayover camp for next year!

    — Tupper K. Parent

    • 5/5.
    look forward to many more camps

    7/6/2015 - Duke tennis was amazing and look forward to many more camps.

    — Breyton P. Camper

    • 5/5.
    well-structured activities

    7/7/2015 - Great program with well-structured activities that are fun yet productive.

    — Brian C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    great week of camp

    7/10/2015 - Camp was a lot of fun this year. Counselors were great , I made plenty of friends, and I was able to compete and have fun with other good players on the courts. The competition on the courts as well as the off court activities combined to make for one great week of camp! Hopefully I can come back and be a counselor next year!

    — Tristan C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    counselors are knowledgeable and fun

    7/11/2015 - Great experience. The counselors are knowledgeable and fun to work with.

    — Levi L. Camper

    • 5/5.
    challenged throughout the week

    6/30/2016 - My daughter really enjoyed the camp this year. She was eight at the time and we appreciate you all allowing her to participate even though she wasn't nine yet. Also because she is a high level player, I appreciate that the staff noticed this and moved her with the older kids. She was challenged throughout the week and there was also time for her to make friends with the kids closer to her age as well. Her experience at Duke makes it a high choice on her list if she plays in college. She had a lot of fun and can't wait to attend next year. The staff was great.

    — Kacy T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    disappointed with the lunch options

    6/30/2016 - I was disappointed with the lunch options this year. They were not as good as last year. We were in a different dining hall. Many campers found food at other venues.

    — Ethan S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    had a blast

    6/30/2016 - Braden attended in early July. He had a blast and was very proud to get home and show off his new backhand slice. He is eager to get back on the courts!

    — Amy T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    My kid had so much fun

    7/1/2016 - The staff is phenomenal. I like that there are incentives and rewards throughout the week to encourage players who aren't the best. Anything you do to enhance the "free time" hour makes for a great camp report...and this year the reports were great! My kid had SO much fun and felt encouraged about her improvements in tennis. Thank you!!! If you are going to close out camp on Thursday you should at least make it a full day and end 30 minutes early for the ceremony. Also, the ceremony should be indoors, in the a/c and shade, like last year?!! Parents don't arrive with a layer of sunscreen and/or with clothes appropriate for baking in the sun for 30 minutes...everyone was hiding underneath bushes and trees trying to watch the ceremony.

    — Laura S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    counselors were very nice

    7/1/2016 - Had fun, counselors were very nice and fun.

    — Abby G. Camper

    • 5/5.
    food was really good

    7/1/2016 - I thought the food was really good.

    — Chip P. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Fun and enthusiastic instructors

    7/3/2016 - Fun and enthusiastic instructors and very well organized especially with time for all campers on the indoor and outside courts! All of our three boys enjoyed the camp!

    — Kamran M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Residence was a great time, food was excellent

    7/6/2016 - My son had always wanted to attend Duke. The camp offered a great opportunity to do so. He was disappointed in the lack of coaching he received. He was hoping for some ideas and tips that are different from his full-time coach at home. Residence was a great time, food was excellent, so that was a great experience. He would have liked an opportunity to be re-assessed after the first day as he felt he would like to be in a group that was more challenging. While it may seem that my responses to this survey are negative, that is really only in place due to his response about the level of coaching.

    — Laim K Parent

    • 5/5.
    Camp had great food, the dorms were nice

    July 7, 2019: She improved on her serving and forehand very much. Camp had great food. The dorms were nice.

    — Alisha M. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    food was mediocre

    July 9, 2016: This 4th year I've attended the Duke Tennis Camp. The first year, the food was great - the cafeteria was open and there were lots of healthy choices. The past 3 years, though, the food was mediocre. There need to be more healthy choices for athletes!

    — River J. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    July 14, 2016: Great experience.

    — Davis C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    The staff was amazing

    July 14, 2016: This is my second year at Duke Tennis Camp and I thought it couldn't get better than last year...but it did! The staff was amazing, per usual, and the overall experience was topped!

    — Grace S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great overall experience

    July 23, 2017: She met many new friends from all over the country with the same interest in tennis. The campus was beautiful and when in free time they had fun things to do like the movies, swimming or even more tennis practice if they wanted.

    — Karen R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Excellent and challenging experience

    July 17, 2017: The best part was definitely that lots of good players were gathered in one place, at all levels, from basic to advanced. Therefore the camp proved an excellent and most challenging experience. It was extremely fun to play tennis for so many hours every day! (6 hours) Wow!!! :)The days were very well planned and full of activity!

    — Mikael J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Had a great time

    July 6, 2017: Camryn had a great time and is already talking about next year's camp. She met some great campers and she learned how to slice!!!

    — Lee W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed the competitive nature

    July 05, 2017: He enjoyed the more competitive nature of the tennis program. The instructors were nice and he really enjoyed the kids. Overall, it was helpful to his game. It would be nice if there was more than one evaluation. A written evaluation to parents on strengths and areas to develop--something short wold be nice. One thing he mentioned was there not being enough instructors that they got much individual attention--of course it is camp and not a one on one.

    — Katy L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    She loved it

    July 02, 2017: She loved it. She wished people would put away their phones and play games and connect more when they were hanging around the dorm.

    — Nancy S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Hope to return next year

    July 02, 2017: Bryce enjoyed each day at camp and gained confidence with all of his swings. We flew in from out of town and hope to return next year

    — Todd V. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Tactics to use on and off court

    July 09, 2018: Networking with other tennis players. Increase knowledge within the tennis basic fundamentals just from watching and playing with other players. Physical & mental tactics to use while on and off court

    — Donna T. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Dorms were great

    July 07, 2018: Lots of fun meeting new people. Playing tennis at night was a highlight. Dorms were great.

    — Nancy N. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Amazing camp

    July 06, 2018: He loved the dorm experience along with the long days of tennis. He also loved all the matches he got to play. Amazing camp.

    — Wendy B. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Camp increased his enthusiasm for tennis!

    July 9, 2019: His enthusiasm for tennis increased. He loved to eat his meals quickly and get out on the courts for additional hitting time with his friend. He loved the food and the independence he had moving around the campus.

    — Allison E. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    The coaches helped his tennis game get stronger

    July 5, 2019: Our son really appreciated the counselors critiquing his playing style and offering guidance and instruction on how to improve his game. They gave him positive feedback and helped his tennis game get stronger.

    — Caroline C. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Counselors helped give him pointers that made a huge difference in his game

    June 28, 2019: He was very excited about the counselors showing him a way to improve his forehand and felt it would make a huge difference in his playing. He was also clearly pleased with the outstanding tennis facility at Duke and the staff for the camp.

    — Annette S. - Parent

Nike Tennis Camp at Duke University

Jamie Ashworth, Co-Director
Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center
190 Wannamaker Drive

Durham, North Carolina 27708
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.

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