Nike Adult Tennis Camp at Mount Holyoke College
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The Nike Adult Tennis Camp in Massachusetts began in 1972 and has grown into one of the best tennis camps for adults in the country. Join us in South Hadley for a fun tennis vacation and elevate your game!
Our Mount Holyoke adult tennis camp delivers quality tennis instruction and personal attention to each camper’s specific needs with passionate coaches who inspire all players to get better!
This Camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by local Board of Health.
Please note: All participants must be vaccinated for Covid-19 in order to participate.
- Coaching from one of the most renowned adult tennis camp directors in the country, Reiny Maier
- Each participant will receive private tennis lessons in addition to group instruction
- Low teacher/camper ratio at 1:4
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Camp Director Reiny Maier
The Camp Director, Reiny Maier is one of the most renowned adult tennis camp directors in the country. He returns to the Amherst Tennis Camp for his 41st year and has given players a whole new outlook on tennis. He becomes involved in the game of each player, offering his knowledge, enthusiasm, patience and encouragement.View Reiny Maier's Bio ⟩
As a talented tennis player, he was the #1 player for three years establishing a 43-6 career won-lost record, which helped lead the tennis teams to three consecutive Little Ten Conference championships. He was the Little Ten singles champion for two years and an all conference basketball player for one year.
Reiny attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where he received four letters in tennis playing #1 singles and #1 doubles. In 1968 he helped his doubles team win the conference championship, qualified for the NAIA Nationals for a third time, and was named NAIA All American. In addition, Reiny was selected to UW-Whitewater's Male Athlete of the Year. He graduated UW-Whitewater in 1968.
He was a teacher and coach for thirty five years in the Manitowoc School District. Reiny continues his interest in tennis at Manitowoc's YMCA, and is currently the tennis director for the Amherst Tennis Camp in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Camp Director Mike Gardner
In his 33rd year as a Nike Tennis Camp Director, Mike Gardner brings years of experience and dedication to junior tennis development.View Mike Gardner's Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
USPTA Level 1 Certified, Coach Gardner’s experience includes:
• 2008, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2021 Massachusetts Division 1 State Championship Coach.
• 30 plus years Professional Junior Training Coach.
• Director of Nike/Amherst since its inception in 1994.
• Trained hundreds of top New England and National level players.
• Many of Coach Gardner’s students have earned Division 1 College Scholarships.
• 2018 Massachusetts Coach of the Year
• Owner and Tennis Director, New England Tennis Center. Lancaster, MA
2023 CAMP DATES
Camp Director: Reiny Maier
- June 8-11
- June 15-18
Camp Director: Mike Gardner
- July 14-16
Please note: All participants must be vaccinated for Covid-19 in order to participate.
Camp is geared towards adult players of all levels. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the weekend. Once registered at camp, you will report to the tennis courts. Your skill level will be evaluated and you will be assigned to a small group of players with similar skills.
We offer Day and Overnight camp options for adults, ages 18+, of all skill levels. Each day of camp has a morning session (9:00-11:30am) and an afternoon session (1:30-4:00pm). Camp sessions are final, there will be no schedule customization allowed this year.
June Camp (Reiny Maier)
- Thursday: 1:30pm-4:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am-11:30am, 1:30pm-4:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am-11:30am, 1:30pm-4:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am-11:30am
Check-in and Departure
- All campers check in between 12:15pm-1:00pm on the first day in front of Torrey Dorm Hall. Camp will begin at 1:30pm. Campers depart immediately after your last session on the final day of camp.
- In addition to the teaching programs, there is a spirited round robin play each evening.
July Camp (Mike Gardner)
The Mount Holyoke Tennis Courts are located just outside the Kendall Sports & Dance Complex and serve as home to the College's tennis team. Included in the fully enclosed facility are 12 full-sized asphalt tennis courts. A central fence divides the courts into groups of six. Bleacher seating is available, with a seating capacity of 50 spectators.
2023: Overnight campers stay on campus in Torrey Hall. Torrey is known for its spacious student rooms and common areas. It is located near Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, a one-minute walk to the tennis courts. Rooms are equipped with a bed, desk, dresser, and closet. Shared bathrooms are located on each floor. A pillow and blanket are included as well as sheets and towels. Unfortunately, there is no AC. All meals are provided for overnight campers starting with dinner on Thursday and ending with breakfast on Saturday.
If you choose not to stay on campus you will receive tennis instruction and lunch with the overnight campers. We suggest the following hotels and inns that are located close to the campus.
- Willits and Hallowell Conference Center and Hotel - Located on campus at Mount Holyoke College. Phone 413.538.2217
- Howard Johnson Lodge - Located in Hadley. Phone 413.586.0114
- Holiday Inn Express – Located in Hadley. Phone 413.582.0002
- Marriot Courtyard in Hadley. Phone 413.256.5454
- Allen House Bed and Breakfast – Located in Amherst. Phone 413.253.5000
- Amherst Inn – Right across from Amherst College and the Emily Dickinson House. Phone 413.253.5000
PARKING ON CAMPUS
If you are driving to campus, there is parking near the dormitories. A parking permit will be issued to you during check-in.
We invite USTA team members to come to camp to strengthen their skills and work in a team format. Come with your partner or the entire team. There is a 5% discount for groups of four or more campers. Groups must register at the same time to receive this discount by calling 1-800-NIKE-CAMP (645-3226).
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)
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
Athletic clothing mentioned above (1-2 pairs/day)
Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts 1 pair/day)
Shower flip flops
Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
Personal items & medications
Washcloth and bath towel
Fan (optional, A/C is not included)
A pillow and blanket are included as well as sheets and towels
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
JUNIOR AMHERST NIKE TENNIS CAMPS AT MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE
We're excited to also bring you a Junior Amherst Nike Tennis Camp at Mount Holyoke for all skills and a Amherst Nike Tournament Training Tennis Camp at Mount Holyoke College for ages 9-18! Click the links for details to our junior camps.
Maximize your camp experience with SwingVision, an iPhone app that provides the following benefits when you record your play: watch a full match in 20 minutes with the dead-time automatically removed, view stats like shot placement, court positioning, shot speed, and consistency for each shot type, filter to particular shot or point types and easily create highlight videos of certain points or shots, access video analysis, and stats immediately after you finish recording, all on unlimited cloud storage.
Camp Code: TNARMH
June 27, 2022: Working with enthusiastic and patient pros, hearing from Rainey and getting his tips
June 14, 2023: So much instruction!!!
June 19, 2023: immersed in tennis for 4 days!
June 15, 2023: Improving my tennis skills and having fun doing so
June 19, 2023: Great instruction from talented pros and coaches.
June 19, 2023: Playing tennis, drills, meeting other campers, having fun
June 27, 2022: Meeting old friends and reconnecting with the camp directors.
June 14, 2023: Meeting new people and learning new ways to improve my technique
June 20, 2023: Consistency of instruction so I could focus on specific improvements
July 7, 2022: See all the familiar friends, camp staff and previous campers. And meeting new people
June 21, 2022: All the coaches and participants were friendly, and the program was very well organized.
June 27, 2022: Getting away with friends and reconnecting with the camp staff that I have known for many years.
June 14, 2023: opportunity to meet with a variety of instructors, each of whom had some alternative ways of approaching skill development
June 15, 2023: The camp environment offers a chance to unplug and unwind from daily grind. Great instructors and facility add to the experience.
June 19, 2023: Learning the skills that build your basics in the game and playing doubles on the last day with the coaches and mutiple different people.
July 9, 2022: The camp staff made this a very enjoyable experience. Reiny and Maureen care about us as attendees and strive to make the experience as good as possible.
July 18, 2022: Opportunity to learn specific skills and then apply them in practice sessions. Also liked the fact that Mike took a direct interest in our growth as tennis players
The coaches were supportive and encouraging
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.