Nike Tennis Camp at MIT
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The Nike Tennis Camp at MIT is one of the best tennis day camps in Massachusetts, with serious tennis training, optional swimming, and lots of fun. This summer tennis camp in Cambridge, across the river from Boston, is the ideal place to improve your game and make new friends.
Our junior tennis camp at MIT offers full day and half day camps with All Skills and "10 and Under Tennis" programs in order to meet the needs of every camper.
- Daily tennis instruction from teaching pro, Dave Hagymas, and his experienced staff
- All Skills and "10 and Under Tennis" programs offered
- 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
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Camp Director Dave Hagymas
Dave Hagymas, a five-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year, enters his 13th season at the helm of the MIT men’s varsity tennis program.View Dave Hagymas's Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
In 2017, Hagymas led the Engineers to one of their best season’s in program history. A year that included the team’s 19th straight NEWMAC Championship, the Cardinal and Gray posted 18 wins and had a studentathlete qualify for the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Singles Championship Tournament for the first time since 2012-13. MIT advanced through to the regional championship match of the NCAA Division III Tournament for the second time in as many years and for the fourth time since 2009-10 after defeating No. 40 Stevens Institute of Technology, 5-1, in the second round.
In his time with the Engineers, Hagymas has directed the team to a NEWMAC Championship and trips to the NCAA Tournament in each of his 12 seasons. During his tenure at MIT, he has compiled an overall record of 184-54 in dual matches, inclduing an 63-1 mark in conference play. MIT is now 104-1 all-time in NEWMAC regular season contests and a perfect 38-0 in conference postseason games.
Prior to his arrival at MIT, Hagymas was an assistant coach at Duke University from 1992-04. In his first season with the Blue Devils, he worked with the women’s team before beginning an 11-year stint with the men’s squad. During his tenure with the men’s team, he helped guide the Blue Devils to a top-10 national ranking each season and nine Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship titles. In 1997, Hagymas was named the Regional Assistant Coach of the Year and then earned national accolades in 2001.
Hagymas graduated from Coastal Carolina University, formerly University of South Carolina at Coastal, in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. He earned Big South All-Conference honors while playing for the Chanticleers.
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Camp Director Nick White
Nick White coaches the men's tennis team at Duke University.View Nick's Bio ⟩
White joins Duke after spending the past three seasons as an assistant men’s tennis coach at MIT. There, White helped lead the team to its highest national ranking in 10 years at No. 19, and a record of 48-18. He also helped Tyler Barr to ITA All-America accolades in 2017.
While at MIT, White learned under head coach David Hagymas, who was an assistant at Duke from 1992-2004 and coached Ramsey Smith while he was playing with the Blue Devils.
In addition to White’s work at MIT, he has served a Nike Tennis Camp director as well as a private tennis coach. He played on the ATP Future Circuit in 2011-12 and was a volunteer assistant for the men’s and women’s programs at Babson in 2013.
White graduated from Brandeis University in May of 2011 with a degree in politics. As a member of the tennis squad, White ended his final year with a national ranking of No. 25 in singles and reached a career-high standing of No. 17 in doubles.
We offer Extended Day (9:15am-5:00pm), Full Day (9:15am-3:30pm) and Half Day (9:15am-12:30pm) camps for kids, ages 6-18, of all skill levels. In addition to tennis training, we also offer Recreational Swimming and "Fun with Science" (Ages 10-14 only) as optional camp programs.
2019 Camp Dates & Offerings
- June 17-20
- June 24-27
- July 1-5 (No camp on Thursday, July 4th - Mon, Tues, Wed & Friday)
- July 8-11
- July 15-18
- July 22-25
- July 29-August 1
- August 5-8
- August 12-15
- August 19-22
2019 Camp Program Options
Half Day (Tennis Only)
9:15am-12:30pm | $310 | Tennis: 9:15am-12:30pm | Ages 6-18
Full Day (Tennis Only)
9:15am-3:30pm | $455 | Tennis: 9:15am-3:30pm | Ages 6-18
Full Day (Tennis + Science)
9:15am-3:30pm | $455 | Tennis: 9:15am-1:30pm + Swim: 1:30pm-3:30pm | Ages 10-14
Extended Day (Tennis + Swim)
9:15am-5:00pm | $510 | Tennis: 9:15am-3:30pm + Swim: 3:30pm-5:00pm | Ages 6-18
In addition to a full day of tennis instruction, campers can choose to stay until 5:00pm and enjoy supervised recreational swimming in the MIT pool!
Extended Day (Tennis + Science + Swim)
9:15am-5:00pm | $510 | Tennis: 9:15am-1:30pm + Science: 1:30pm-3:30pm + Swim: 3:30pm-5:00pm | Ages 10-14
In addition to a full day of tennis instruction and the science class, campers can choose to stay until 5:00pm and enjoy supervised recreational swimming in the MIT pool!
"Fun with Science" Option
The Science Class option is offered throughout every week of summer except for the last two weeks. The science class is for campers who are 10-14 years old and will be conducted after lunch at 1:30pm-3:30 pm. The subjects will vary week to week, but will typically include, computer programming, mechanical engineering, natural and earth sciences, and environmental education. All materials and computers will be supplied to the campers.
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.
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.
- 8:45am-9:15am on Monday for all campers at the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble.
- Follow signs for check-in.
- All campers: Thursday at the end of their respective session at the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble, EXCEPT for the July 1-5, 2019 session when check-out is on Friday.
Daily Program Schedule
- Half Day Camp: Camp runs from 9:15am-12:30pm, Monday through Thursday.
- Full Day Camp: Camp runs 9:15am-3:30pm, Monday through Thursday.
- Extended Day Camps: Camps run 9:15am-5:00pm, Monday through Thursday.
Lunch takes place from 12:30-1:30pm each day. Lunch is NOT provided. Extended Day and Full Day campers should bring their own lunch daily or money to purchase on campus. Half Day campers leave before lunch.
Campers play on DuPont Tennis Courts' 12 newly renovated outdoor tennis courts. In case of rain, camp will move to the indoor courts.
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. PLEASE NOTE: Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camp Code: TNXDMI
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:45am-9:15am Check-in at the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble
- 9:15-9:45am Technique & Conditioning
- 10:00am-12:30pm Drills & Instruction
- 12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break
- 1:30-3:30 Tennis Match Play, both singles and doubles
- *3:30-5:00pm Optional swimming and recreation (pick up at 5:00pm)
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Staff is friendly and knowledgeable
August 03, 2018: My daughter is very happy about the camp. She makes friends. She said the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
— Gina D. - Parent
Lots of match play
August 10, 2018: Sophia’s favorite part of camp was when they played against each other. She felt that she got more out of actually playing as opposed to other camps that focused heavily on drills with very little match play
— Sher D. - Parent
Came home loving tennis!!
August 24, 2018: Alexia came home saying she LOVED tennis!!!
— Penelope C. - Parent
Video analysis was great
July 24, 2017: Video analysis was great idea. I registered 4 weeks of Tennis and it is a great tool to see her improvement through video analysis. Hope that this program can cater this kind of student who register several weeks to improve individual level!
— Helen H. Parent
Teachers worked with the kids on their game
July 28, 2017: The camp seems to have improved since 2015. Dividing the kids into two age groups was a good idea. Teachers seemed to be working with the kids on their game. Noam was in good spirits at the end othe day. He felt more confident. Having camp extend until Friday would make it better, and a better deal.
— Moshik. Parent
Everything was great
July 28, 2017: It was great. At first I was a bit lost, but finally I got integrated and I managed to understand the complicated words of tennis in English. I learned new skills.I practice my English during this week and it's great.Thank you for this week.Alex (French). Sincerely everything was okay and great .
— Alex. Camper
Made new friends
August 1, 2017: They enjoyed the games and instructions. Made new friends. They are definitely interested in staying with tennis and playing more now that they have attended your camp.
— Rich H. Parent
Loved learning about the sport
August 8, 2017: Victor loved learning about the sport - he is having fun throwing around lingo about his volleys... We're hoping this sets him down a path where he continues practicing and learning more about tennis, practicing/working hard, and competition.
— Michael F. Parent
Came home happy
August 16, 2017: The kids came home happy from their morning camp each day. They both liked playing "jail" and getting prizes on the last day.
— Mary Jo S. Parent
August 12, 2016: Ryan, the assist. Director at Amherst College was amazing. So funny, didn't treat the kids like babies, and did such a good job entertaining the kids during a rain delay and made sure our daughter was comfortable in her dorm.
— Isabelle K. Parent
coaches are great
August 12, 2016: All the coaches are great, but it's really fun to have a different one every day of the week. Unfortunately, I was there for several weeks, often on the highest courts, and the same coach remained on those courts the entire week.
— Samantha L. Camper
really enjoyed camp
August 11, 2016: I really enjoyed being in camp. I think the 10 and under group should play matches more often.
— Alicia R. Camper
son loved the camp
July 27, 2016: My son loved the camp. I wish there was a better area for drop off/pick up. I wish there was a more of 'get to know you' between parents and coaches. Tennis camp we previously attended had lot more on these and I think it helps.
— Diane L. Parent
son wants to do another week
July 16, 2016: My son loved this camp and asked if he could do another week.
— Jennifer C. Parent
tennis instruction was outstanding
7/27/2015 -The tennis instruction was outstanding. My daughter felt that she made great improvements in her play. The Camp provided a perfect level of supervision mixed with autonomy; which was important for a tween. I wish there had ben more tweens/teens but it may be that the older kids attend camps later in the summer (she attended the first two weeks).
— Karen R. Parent
the director, is super!
7/26/2015 - Dave H, the director, is just super! His staff are excellent too.
— Elizabeth L. Parent
camp was spectacular
7/23/2015 - The camp was spectacular. Thank you so much.
— Christine M. Camper