Irvine Valley College Nike Tennis Camp
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The Nike Irvine Tennis Camp in Southern California's Orange County is a summer tennis day camp for kids of all skill levels. The Irvine Valley College Nike Tennis Camp delivers superb instruction, supervised match play, and lots of fun.
This junior tennis camp in California gives boys and girls the opportunity to hit tons of balls, enhance their technique, and enjoy friendly competition with their peers.
- Instruction from tennis pro, Ross Duncan, and his experienced staff
- 1 point tournament, drills, matches, conditioning, team and individual awards/awards cermony
- 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
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Camp Director Ross Duncan
Ross Duncan is in his thirteenth year as camp director at Nike Tennis Camps. He was the #1 ranked junior player in South Africa. Duncan coached on the professional WTA tour (pro level), at the University of Oregon, and is currently developing juniors in Southern California. He is a also a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional.View Ross Duncan's Bio ⟩
Ross Duncan was the #1 junior tennis player from South Africa before coming to the U.S. on a full ride tennis scholarship to Pepperdine University. After studying sports management and graduating, he played professional tennis earning ATP points in both singles and doubles. Ross then went on to coach as the Interim Head Coach at UC Santa Barbara and the Associate Head Coach at the University of Oregon. In addition, he also coached professionally on the WTA tour (top 30 player in the world).
Currently Ross is ranked #1 in the nation in the Men’s 35 Singles Division and has back to back National Hard Court Championships in singles. He represented Team USA as the #1 singles player in the World Championship. Ross is currently ranked #9 in the world. In addition, Ross owns Peak Performance Tennis and is the director of the Tennis Division for Norton Sports Management. As a Tennis Agent he is responsible for managing,coaching, and directing the professional tennis career of its clients. Ross has been the director of Nike tennis camp programs in both California and Oregon during the last ten years.
Staff Camp Staff
Christine Duncan is the camp administrator who is on site during all camp sessions. She is a school psychologist and is fully trained/certified in CPR and other emergency situations.View Camp Staff's Bio ⟩
Another one of our counselors is a Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
We offer day camps that run Monday-Friday from 9:30am-3:00pm daily for kids ages 6-18, with All Skills, 10&Under Tennis, Tournament Training, and High School programs.
2018 Camp Dates
- June 11-15
- June 18-22
- June 25-29
- July 2-6 (No session on Fourth of July)
Camp Program Offerings
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 geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.
High School Session
The High School program is provided for players ages 13-18 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.
10 and Under Tennis
The “10 and Under Tennis” program features the USTA’s successful teaching format. This is an exciting way kids 10 and under are learning to play tennis as well as compete. The courts are smaller and balls are low-compression so they are easier to hit, allowing kids to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. It all makes it easy and fun for them to hit, play and score from the start while developing skills that will last a lifetime. Please note: This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts.
- 9:00am at the Irvine Valley College Tennis Courts on first day of camp
- Graduation: Friday at 11:00am on Friday at the tennis courts. Parents encouraged to attend!
- Check-out: Immediately following the graduation.
Each session runs Monday through Friday, from 9:30am-3:00pm daily. (No session on Wednesday, July 4th for July 2-6 camp)
Campers bring their own lunch each day and lunch is supervised.
Campers will play on the 8 outdoor courts at Irvine Valley College.
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: TNXDIV
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
- 9:45am Tennis Instruction and Drills
- 12:00 Noon Lunch, Rest
- 1:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play
- 3:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Learned to improve his game
July 7, 2017: David said he felt he really learned to improve his tennis game. He was also impressed that the coaches also emphasized overall fitness and health as well as tennis skills.
— Parissa H. Parent
July 6, 2017: My son love this camp, he wants to do again next year!
— Maria C. Parent
June 30, 2017: My kids say the coaches were welcoming and made learning fun.
— Patricia U. Parent
Great job by coaching staff!
July 9, 2016: Great job by coaching staff! Energy and enthusiasm was high!
— Lauren H. Parent
loved the competition and the spirit
July 7, 2016: Coaches were great. She loved the competition and the spirit and she had a great time.
— David F. Parent
extremely happy with their experience
July 1, 2016: I had two campers and both have been extremely happy with their experience. With the heat in SoCal and with work schedules, an earlier start time would have been perfect, as well as a longer day on Fridays.
— Patricia U. Parent
had tons of fun and learned new things
July 10, 2015: I really enjoyed the camp, but I was a little disappointed that there was not much individual help for the campers from the staff. Overall, I had tons of fun and learned some new fun things.
— Emma P. Camper
staff was very attentive
July 8, 2015: The coach and staff were very attentive. My son had never played tennis and he came back with a positive experience and attitude towards the camp and the sport.
— Kiana R. Parent
my son had a blast!
July 8, 2015: The camp was awesome and my son had a blast! My only suggestion would be to skip the individual pictures next time or hire a professional sports photographer and charge $25 instead of $10.
— Tina A. Parent
July 23, 2014: Fantastic camp with amazing coaches where skills increased and friends were made! Looking forward to next year!
— Jordan B. Camper