Nike Tennis Camp in Cambridge/Boston
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The Nike Tennis Camp hosted at MIT is a top-notch tennis day camp 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 hosted at MIT this summer offers full day and half day options for players of all skill levels.
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.
- Daily tennis instruction from teaching pro, Dave Hagymas, and his experienced staff
- Program open to players of all levels, grouped based on ability
- Half Day and Full Day Camp Options
- Morning and afternoon sessions; 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 15th 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.
Tennis Tips by Dave Hagymas:
2023 CAMP DATES
- June 19-22
- June 26-29
- July 3-7 (*Camp does NOT run on 4th of July, Monday and Wednesday-Friday)
- July 10-13
- July 17-20
- July 24-27
- July 31- Aug 3
- Aug 7-10
We offer Full Day Camp (9:30am-4:00pm) and Half Day Camp (9:30am-12:30pm) for junior tennis players of all ability levels, ages 9-18. You can purchase before care for an early drop off from 8:45am-9:30am. There will be no aftercare/late pick up this summer.
There will be no math and science classes, and no swimming during Summer of 2023.
- 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.
- Check-in: All campers arrive at 9:15am on Monday at the DuPont Tennis Courts
- Check-out: All campers depart at 4:00pm on Thursday at the DuPont Tennis Courts
- Full Day Schedule: Monday 9:15am-4:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9:30am-4:00pm
- Half Day Schedule: Monday 9:15am-12:30pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm
- Before Care: Additional charge to drop your camper(s) off early, 8:45am-9:30am for the week of camp ($75)
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Daily tennis training, morning or afternoon session
- Supervision: Staff members participate in all activities
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt and prizes
Lunch is not provided. All campers must bring their own lunch each day. Purchasing lunch on campus will not be an option like it has been in years past so please plan accordingly and bring a packed lunch.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, & FACILITY
- 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: Campers play on duPont Tennis Courts' 12 newly renovated outdoor tennis courts and the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble that has 4 indoor courts
- 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
MASSACHUSETTS CAMP FORMS
The following additional required forms MUST be filled out, signed, and emailed to the camp nurse immediately. Please email these forms 1 week before your camp start date. Forms will NOT be accepted at check-in. Campers will not be allowed to attend until the nurse has received your medical forms. Please submit the forms below to this Google Drive link for the coaching staff to access.
- Physical Exam: Physician’s signature required. A physical exam performed within the last 18 months that is signed by your camper's physician is required.
- Prescription Medication Record Form: Required only if camper will be using prescriptions during camp. One form per medication.
- Immunization Certificate: Immunization records must be submitted in the form of an “Immunization Certificate” from the camper’s physician
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
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!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
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 shoes (no running shoes)
Sweatshirt/warm-up jacket and pants
Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
duPont Tennis Courts: http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=G12
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE TENNIS CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our tennis camps please see our FAQ page
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Camp Code: TNXDMI
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:30am Check-in at the DuPont Tennis Courts
- 9:30-9:45am Technique & Conditioning
- 9:45am-10:45am Drills & Instruction
- 10:45am-12:30pm Tennis Match Play, both singles and doubles
- 12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break
- 1:30-1:45pm Technique & Conditioning
- 1:45pm-3:00pm Drills & Instruction
- 3:00pm-4:00pm Tennis Match Play, both singles and doubles
duPont Tennis Courts and J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble
duPont Tennis Courts has 12 outdoor tennis courts, which were fully-renovated in the 2018-19 season with a new playing surface and lights, giving MIT one of the top outdoor tennis facilities in New England. The J.B. Carr Indoor Tennis Facility houses four indoor courts
July 7, 2023: how much i improved my tennis and the friends i have made
July 14, 2023: My son improved his skills and had a good time
July 29, 2022: Coach Dave and Coach Eglis are amazing. Coach Dave provide practical on court tactics and strategy, especially how to beat a pusher and more importantly, the mental part of the game which is so important. Coach Eglis gave Kyle unbelievable lesson on tactics, drills and valuable lessons on serves and ground strokes. A summer well spent !
August 6, 2022: I liked all the games and all the coaches were extremely encouraging even though I was very new to tennis. The camp environment just felt really comfortable and provided a great learning experience.
July 2, 2023: Solid technique work, combination of drills and games, conditioning also included, sounds like the kids were quite active (my son was tried every day)
July 28, 2023: Really loved playing in the bubble. King [Queen] of the court was awesome. Felt like she learned a lot from the coaches.
June 30, 2023: Having a lot of time to work on my serve and getting to know the coaches and getting feedback to help me improve.
July 18, 2023: director was very friendly, my child learned a lot and was busy / engaged the whole day
July 18, 2023: Getting to play at a high level and be with people the same skill level as you.
June 30, 2023: Lots of time to improve tennis skills in groups of similar abilities
July 22, 2022: Child was moved up to a higher level group based on his skills.
Exciting and encouraging coaches!
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
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.