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In its 42nd year, the Lawrenceville School Nike Tennis Camp in New Jersey has become one of the best junior tennis camps in the country. Directing camp this summer are Princeton tennis coaches Billy Pate and Damian Hume, and Amherst coach Todd Doebler.

This renowned East Coast tennis camp in NJ delivers technical instruction and drilling, supervised match play, and a variety of evening social activities. 

Highlights Include
  • 3 weeks directed by Princeton Tennis Coach, Billy Pate, and his assistant Damian Hume
  • 2 weeks directed by Amherst College Tennis Coach Todd Doebler
  • 5-6 hours daily instruction; low camper to staff ratio
  • Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Tennis Camp Lawrenceville Billy Pate

    Co-Director Billy Pate

    Now 22 seasons into his college coaching career, Billy Pate enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Princeton men's tennis team in 2017-18. 

    View Billy Pate's Bio & Tennis Tips
  • Nike Tennis Camp Lawrenceville Coach Hume

    Co-Director Damian Hume

    Damian Hume joined the Princeton men's tennis staff as the team's Cornelia Drake and John Van Ryn Jr. '28 assistant coach in October 2015.

    View Damian Hume's Bio
  • Nike Tennis Camps Lawrenceville Coach Doebler

    Co-Director Todd Doebler

    Todd Doebler enters his fourth season as head coach of the Amherst College men’s tennis program in 2017-18

    View Todd Doebler's Bio

Camp Details

We offer overnight, extended day (8:30am-9:00pm) and day camp (8:30am-4:00pm) for kids, ages 9-18, with All Skills, Tournament Training, and High School program during certain weeks. 

2018 Camp Dates and Offerings

  • June 17-21 (All Skills & Tournament Training) - Directed by Billy Pate & Damian Hume
  • June 24-28 (All Skills & Tournament Training) - Directed by Billy Pate & Damian Hume
  • July 1-5 (All Skills & Tournament Training) - Directed by Damien Hume
  • July 8-12 (All Skills & Tournament Training) - Directed by Todd Doebler
  • July 29-August 2 (All Skills & Tournament Training) - Directed by Todd Doebler

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Camp Program Offerings

All sessions are open to players of all abilities. 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

Geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness during certain weeks of camp.

High School Program

The high school sessions are provided for players currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.


  • All Campers: Sunday between 1:30pm-3:00pm. Signs will be posted directing you where to go.
  • Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in
  • Day and Extended Day campers depart at 7:30pm after dinner and evening activities.
  • Graduation: 3:30pm at the tennis courts for all campers on the final day of camp. Parents are invited to attend!
  • Check-Out: 4:00pm immediately follows Graduation.

Extended Day and Day Camper Schedule

  • Camp will start at 8:30am each morning at the tennis courts for all Extended Day & Day campers (except check-in day).
  • Day campers will depart each day after all tennis activities at 4:00pm.
  • Extended Day campers will stay through the evening activities and depart at 9:00pm.


Day campers must eat breakfast at home. Lunch is included for all Day campers. Lunch and dinner are included for all Extended Day campers.


The Lawrenceville School is a prestigious college preparatory school with outstanding facilities. Campers play on the school's 12 tennis courts and the Lavino Field House’s indoor tennis facilities (3 courts).


2018: Campers will stay in the Stephens residence hall where they will stay 2 per room. Roommates are assigned according to sex, age and roommate requests.

Evening and Off-Court Activities

Supervised off-court activities may include daily swimming, talent show, camp dance, and a movie/pizza night.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend stayovers are not avaliable at this location. 

International Camper Options

International campers seeking a Sport and Language program can find a list of camp sessions and a detailed description of our new programs by visiting our International Camps page. International campers seeking a Sport Only program, a multi-week sports camp experience, can easily combine any of our individual Tennis Camp sessions together with a weekend stay over to create the right camp program to fit your needs!

Designated Airports

Philadelphia International Airport | Newark Liberty International Airport


Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Newark International Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp through the Princeton Airport Shuttle Service (800) 385-4000.

We also recommend A1 Limo service (https://a1limo.com/services/airport-transportation/).
Phone #: 1-800-367-0070 or 1-609-951-0070
Email: info@A1Limo.com

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 or shuttle company employee, there may be a fee that needs to 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 provide 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: TNXRLV

Lawrenceville School is not in any way involved in the ownership or management of the Nike Tennis Camp. 

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

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.63 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Loved the tennis

    July 21, 2017: He loved the tennis matches and the Davis cup. He loved hanging with his friends in the dorms and going across the street to stores. He was also happy about the amount of freedom he had and loved all the coaches. There were some small organizational problems, but nothing major.

    — Jennifer F. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Wish the camp was longer

    July 27, 2017: My son had a really rough first day/night due to homesickness. My husband and I had to coax him out of his room to even get him to go down to the first orientation meeting. I think the counselors could have been more engaged in the separation process. That said he was fine the second day. And at the end he said he wished the camp was longer.

    — Karen P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Received great improvement tips

    July 28, 2017: My son loves tennis and greatly enjoyed the very well run camp. He also received great improvement tips, had fun and looks forward to returning for another session!

    — Nicole P. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Great staff

    August 1, 2017: My daughter had a great time in the camp. She was one of the youngest kind and her counselors Chat , Jennifer, Anna, Valery and others went above and beyond to help her to adjust. She became more confident with her valley.

    — Tamara M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Well run and organized

    August 8, 2017: The camp was well run and organized. The coaches were enthusiastic, motivating and helpful. Off court activities were fun. Can't wait for next year!

    — Megan C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    wonderful experience

    August 9, 2017: This was my son's first experience with sleep away camp. He truly had a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, the friend he came to camp with, left, but it didn't hinder his time in the least. He made a lot of new friends and enjoyed all his time there.

    — Rebecca N. Parent

    • 5/5.
    had an amazing time at camp!

    August 12, 2016: I had an amazing time at the Nike Tennis Camp. I learned a lot about off-court factors, such as nutrition, that are also essential to being a great tennis player. I had a great experience on the court, in the dorms, and during off-court activities.

    — Tanin R. Camper

    • 5/5.
    fun experience

    August 11, 2016: Thank you for providing a fun experience for a great sport. 

    — Fritz J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    It was definitely a success!

    July 27, 2016: Our son greatly enjoyed the camp experience overall. He made some new good friends. It was definitely a success. The Director was good and we really appreciated the detailed feedback provided to us on Lucas' tennis game. 

    — Christopher F. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved the camp!

    July 21, 2016: Loved the camp!

    — Grace S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    had a really good time at the camp

    7/10/2016 - My son had a really good time at the camp. He did mention that the camp could use some 'ice breaker' games/activities during the first 1-2 nights so that all the campers could start to know each other better in the beginning; particularly him being on the 'shy' side. Also, for parents, drop off was a bit unclear...there could've been better signage of the location of check-in and the dorm rooms. There were signs, but very small and we weren't sure what entrance to go in - so signage/directions on the campus needs to be more clear. Overall a good experience!!

    — Lynne A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    coaches are great

    7/8/2016 - I really enjoyed the camp. Your coaches are great. They helped me a lot.

    — Frank L. Camper

    • 5/5.
    director and counselors were highly motivated

    7/1/2016 - My son had a positive experience. The camp director and counselors were highly motivated and kept the drills interesting and fun. It's the best camp!

    — Catherine F. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Coaches were all super enthusiastic

    8/10/2015 - Loved it!! Coaches all super enthusiastic and had great, concrete advice to give on improving. Plus they made it lots of fun. Thank you!

    — Peter L. Camper

    • 5/5.
    so much fun and learned a lot

    8/5/2015 - My 13 and 10 loved the experiences. The coaches made it so much fun and they learned a lot. The only complaint they have is the dorm and the bathroom.

    — Lily W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    very organized camp

    7/9/2015 - This was a very organized camp. It was a fun camp.

    — Elena S. Camper


Lawrenceville School Nike Tennis Camp

Billy Pate, Co-Director
2500 Main Street
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648


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