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.
Tennis Tips by Dave Hagymas:
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 a Science Class and Recreational Swimming as optional camp programs.
2018 Camp Dates & Offerings
- June 18-21
- June 25-28
- *July 2-6 (*No camp July 4th)
- July 9-12
- July 16-19
- July 23-26
- July 30-August 2
- August 6-9
2018 Camp Program Options
Half Day (Tennis Only)
9:15am-12:30pm | $295 | Tennis: 9:15am-12:30pm | Ages 6-18
Full Day (Tennis Only)
9:15am-3:30pm | $425 | Tennis: 9:15am-3:30pm | Ages 6-18
Full Day (Tennis + Science)
9:15am-3:30pm | $425 | Tennis: 9:15am-12:30pm + Science: 1:30-3:30pm | Ages 11-18
In addition to a half day of tennis instruction, campers can choose to stay until 3:30pm and partake in our Science Program.
Extended Day (Tennis + Swim)
9:15am-5:00pm | $495 | Tennis: 9:15am-3:30pm + Swim: 3:30-5:00pm | 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 | $495 | Tennis: 9:15am-12:30pm + Science: 1:30-3:30pm + Swim: 3:30-5:00pm | Ages 11-18
In addition to a half day of tennis instruction, campers can choose to stay until 5:00pm and partake in our Science Program and enjoy supervised recreational swimming in the MIT pool!
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.
The science class is for 11-18 year olds 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.
- 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 2-6, 2018 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.
*Please note: The July 2-6, 2018 session runs Monday-Friday. There is no camp on Wednesday, July 4th. Friday is the make-up day.
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 12 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
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