Nike Adult Tennis Camp at Trinity University
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Our Nike Adult Tennis Camp in San Antonio is a summer tennis camp for adults (singles & couples). Join the fun and get better at this Texas tennis camp at Trinity University!
The Trinity Adult Tennis Camp offers nonstop educational fun, personal fulfillment, and memorable adventures. Take a break from the stress of daily life and come cultivate new skills and experiences!
- Instruction from Trinity Head Women's Coach, Gretchen Rush, and her expert staff
- 12-hour adult clinic with low camper-to-staff ratio
- Daily matchplay culminating in Team Tennis competition
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Camp Director Gretchen Rush
Gretchen Rush, a four-time Trinity All-American, is the Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Trinity University.View Gretchen Rush's Bio ⟩
- U.S. Olympic team 1984
- 4 time All American at Trinity University
- WTA top 20 quarterfinal in Wimbledon, US Open, French Open
- Member of 5 Hall of Fames including Intercollegiate women's Tennis and Trinity University Athletic Hall of Fame
- Collegiate coach for 10 years and Teaching to all levels for over 20
Gretchen Rush began her rise to tennis fame at the young age of 11. She competed in tournaments in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where every summer the best collegiate players from around the country played the National Amateur Clay Courts on the very courts she grew up playing on. With perseverance- infused talent, Rush soon went beyond the Tressel tennis courts in Mount Lebanon to playing in tournaments around the globe, earning the title of #1 junior tennis player in the world in 1982.
She has passed along her expertise teaching tennis for over 20 years in San Diego’s clubs and public parks coaching all levels and abilities from Special Olympians to NCAA champions (Stanford’s Amber Liu) to beginning senior players in their 80s.
Though Rush still enjoys representing the U.S. in the ITF Senior Team Championships, she devotes most of her time to training future all-stars at her alma mater, Trinity University, and bringing positive changes to her adopted San Antonio, Texas community.
As the International Tennis Director for the Special Olympics for five years, she found a great start to her life after playing tennis. “They showed me incredible courage, a sense of humor and a love of life,” Rush says. “I was honored to serve such a wonderful part of our tennis community.”
When looking back on her time as a college and professional tennis athlete, and then a coach, Rush believes there are four pillars that helped her get to where she is today, which she tries to instill in her Trinity players: dream big, love the fight, never give up and always believe
Co-Director Jacob Carrillo
Jacob Carrillo is the Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach at Trinity University.View Jacob Carrillo's Bio ⟩
Coach Carrillo came to the Trinity campus from his alma mater, Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. He served as the assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets men’s and women’s tennis teams from 2014-2016. The versatile Coach Carrillo also was Howard Payne’s Sports Information Director’s Assistant Intern for two years.
He was the coordinator and tennis instructor for McAllen Parks and Recreational, in McAllen, Texas, in the summer of 2013. Coach Carrillo headed the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) program, which included a traveling competitive tennis team.
Coach Carrillo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard Payne in December 2014, in communication, with a minor in general studies. He was a four-year letter winner for the Yellow Jackets men’s tennis team, and received two awards in 2013: the Yellow Jacket of the Year, and the Sportsmanship Award.
A native of Lytle, Texas, Coach Carrillo is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sports and wellness leadership from Howard Payne.
Our Adult and Family Tennis Camp is geared towards adults (singles and couples) of intermediate to advanced skills levels. This 12-hour camp runs Friday (5:00-8:00pm), Saturday (8:30am-2:00pm) and Sunday (8:30am-12:00pm).
2018 Camp Dates
- June 1-3
Our camp program is geared towards intermediate through advanced players and offers a combination of instruction, drills and play afternoon doubles team play with players of similar experience. Campers will work on technique, do fun drills, learn singles and doubles strategies and participate in supervised match play. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the weekend.
The price of camp is $195 for all Adults.
- Check-In: 5:00pm on Friday at the tennis courts
- Check-Out: 12:00pm Sunday at the tennis courts
- Friday: 5:00pm-8:00pm
- Saturday: 8:30am-2:00pm
- Sunday: 8:30am-12:00pm
Please note: This is a Day Camp only and runs during the hours listed above. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.
Campers are responsible for providing their own meals each day. We will provide snacks and water.
Campers play on the tennis courts at Butch Newman Tennis Stadium.
Camp is limited to 32 adult participants.
Junior Tennis Camp at Trinity University
We're excited to also bring you a Junior Nike Tennis Camp at Trinity University! Click the link for details.
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: TNADTT