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The Nike Malibu Tennis Camp is held on the spectacular campus of Pepperdine University near Los Angeles. This renowned Southern California tennis camp provides the ideal environment to learn from some of the best coaches and players in the country.

Our Malibu junior tennis camp includes 30 hours of tennis instruction and play, an afternoon at the beach, and camp-wide tournament with awards!

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Pepperdine University Tennis Coaches, Marcelo Ferreira and Per Nilsson
  • 30 hours of tennis drills, match play and on-court games
  • Fun off-court activities including a trip to the beach and movie night in the auditorium
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Tennis Camp Malibu Marcelo Ferreira

    Co-Director Marcelo Ferreira

    Marcelo Ferreira enters his fourth season as head coach of the Pepperdine men's tennis team in 2017-18 after joining the coaching staff in 2013-14 as associate head coach. Prior to coming to Malibu, Ferreira spent five seasons at Texas Tech as an assistant coach before being promoted to the role of associate head coach during the 2012-13 season.

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  • Nike Tennis Camp Malibu Per Nilson 1

    Co-Director Per Nilsson

    Proven winner and championship-caliber coach Per Nilsson was chosen to lead the Pepperdine women's tennis team into a new era in the summer of 2014, succeeding 37-year head coach Gualberto Escudero. Nilsson spent seven seasons as the head men's coach at Mississippi State after a five-year stint as an assistant coach with the Waves' men's squad. 

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Camp Details

We offer Overnight (ages 9-18 only), Extended Day (8:00am-9:00pm) and Day (8:00am-5:00pm) camps for kids, ages 7-18. In addition to our All Skills program offered each week, certain weeks also offer Tournament Training and High School programs.

2018 Camp Dates & Offerings

  • June 17-22 (All Skills, Tournament Training & High School)
  • June 24-29 (All Skills, Tournament Training & High School)
  • July 1-6 (All Skills, Tournament Training & High School)
  • July 8-13 (All Skills, Tournament Training & High School)
  • July 15-20 (All Skills, Tournament Training & High School)
  • July 22-27 (All Skills, Tournament Training & High School)
  • July 30-August 3 (All Skills, Tournament Training & High School | Day Camp Only | Monday-Friday)
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Camp Program Offerings

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.

Tournament Training Program:

The Tournament Training Program is geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness. Open to any and all players.

High School Program:

The High School Program is provided for any and all players currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.

* We can also provide low compression balls for younger campers when requested as we use small courts and the low compression balls for all campers as a training technique for touch and volleys. 

Resident vs Extended Day and Day Camp Options

Day Camp (open to any and all | ages 7-18):

The Day Camp includes all tennis activities, dinner on check-in day, and lunch the five following days. Day campers will leave daily after all tennis activities at 4:45pm from the tennis courts, except on day of check-in (of overnight sessions), when Day campers leave at 8:15pm. 

Extended Day Camp (open to any and all | ages 7-18):

The Extended Day Camp includes all tennis activities, dinner on check-in day, lunch and dinner Monday-Thursday and lunch on check out day. Extended Day campers will leave daily after all tennis and evening activities at 8:45pm from the dorms, except on check-in day, when Extended Day campers leave at 8:15pm and on check-out day when all campers leave at at 3:30pm)

Overnight Camp (open to any and all | ages 9-18): 

The Overnight Camp includes all tennis and and night activities, all meals from dinner on check-in day through lunch on check-out day, and double room occupancy in the dorms.

Check In/Out

  • Overnight Campers check-in on Sunday between 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Banowsky dorms.
  • Day Campers check-in on Sunday from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Banowsky dorms. 
  • Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
  • Extended Day and Day Campers will depart that evening after dinner and evening activities at 8:15pm.
  • July 30-August 3 session (2018), campers will check in on Monday-Friday from 7:45am-8:15am, camp will start at 8:15am. 
  • Awards Ceremony takes place on Friday at 3:00pm for all campers. Parents are encouraged to attend!
  • Check-out is on Friday at 3:30pm after Awards Ceremony for all campers.

Daily Tennis Schedule and Rotations

Campers are on court every morning from 8:15am-11:30am for drills and skill instruction with music games from 11:00am-11:30am. In the afternoons on Monday-Thursday there are 3 rotations (1 hour and 15 minutes each): 1 doubles rotation, 1 pool time/Jamba Juice rotation and 1 singles match play rotation. Friday is team tennis, some final singles matches and a camp graduation at 3:00pm.


Campers play at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center with its 16 outdoor courts.


2017: Campers stayed in the DeBell and Banowsky dorms on campus.  There are 4 rooms per suite with 2 campers in each room. Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. There is no A/C in the dorms, campers may bring fans. 


All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are included for all Extended Day Campers.Lunch is included for Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with lunch on the last day. Meals are served in the newly renovated Tyler Campus Center Cafeteria which has a stunning ocean view. This cafeteria includes a salad bar, soup and corn bread bar, beverage station, dessert station, and daily hot entree.

Off Court & Evening Activities

Monday is movie night. Tuesday is games night. Wednesday is a chartered bus trip to Zuma Beach in the afternoon from 1:00pm-4:15pm and on court games at night. (Campers can elect to skip the beach and stay on campus and play tennis.) Thursday is Talent show night.

Weekend Stayover

Campers attending consecutive weeks can stay in the dorms with staff supervision for an additional charge of $300/weekend. This fee includes room and board. Allow for additional spending money for Saturday activities. Some example weekend activities are Hurricane Harbour Waterpark, Six Flags, Santa Monica/Venice Beach trip, extra tennis with coaches, movie theater, and shopping. Weekend stayovers are not available for the weekend between the July 22nd & July 30th sessions.

International Camper Options

International campers seeking a Sport Only program, a multi-week sport camp experience, can easily combine any of our individual Tennis Camp sessions together with a weekend stay over to create the right camp program to fit your needs!

Designated Airport

Los Angeles International (LAX)

Airport Pick-Up

Please contact us if your child needs to be picked up and dropped off at the airport.  We can provide transportation only to and from the Los Angeles International Airport with Prime Time Shuttle. Please make arrangements to arrive at the LAX airport between 11:00am-1:00pm on Sunday and depart from LAX on Friday between 6:30-8:00pm.  (There will be a few different shuttles sent to the airport between these times.)

A staff member will meet your child at the baggage claim area, take them to the shuttle and ride in the shuttle with the camper to camp.  There is an additional charge of $70 each way for the shuttle service. You should be aware that the airlines may charge an additional fee for unaccompanied minors (usually ages 14 or below). Check with the appropriate airlines as fees and regulations vary.

Please contact us at 1-800-645-3226 to provide us with your camper’s flight information, or fax in the airport transportation form to 415-479-6061.  Please make sure that this is done at least two weeks prior to camp to guarantee transportation.

Medical Staff

We have a medical trainer on call at all times.

Rain Plan

In the slight chance of rain we watch and analyze tennis film of college and pro matches.

Local Accommodations For Parents

For parents who are traveling with their kids from out of town and need a place to stay near camp, we recommend the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills during the junior camp sessions. Please call 818-707-1220 to reserve your room. 

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Registration Packet

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.

Pepperdine Faculty Discount

If you are an employee of Pepperdine University, please give us a call to register as there is a 10% discount for all staff/employees. To abide by NCAA regulations, we are not permitted to give discounts to campers who are entering or in high school as of next Fall.


Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Breakfast for Overnight Campers
  • 8:30am Extended Day and Day Campers Arrive
  • 8:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 8:45am Tennis Instruction
  • 10:00am Break
  • 10:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
  • 11:45am Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:15pm Tennis Program, Match Play
  • 2:45pm Break
  • 3:00pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
  • 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis
  • 5:00pm Day Campers Depart. Overnight Campers: Rest, Shower, Dinner
  • 7:15pm Evening Activity
  • 9:00pm Extended Day Campers depart. Overnight Campers to Rooms
  • 10:15pm Lights Out

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.59 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Self-confidence increased

    July 28, 2017: Walker's self-confidence in tennis increased exponentially, as did his attitude. And he loved his coach (Michael) and his suite mates!

    — Sue C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed the games and the tournament

    July 28, 2017: He enjoyed most the music games and the singles tournament. He was sometimes bored during the free time. Would it be possible to have some other activities like frisbee or soccer that the campers could play during free time?

    — Jennifer T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    5 out of 5

    July 28, 2017: Our daughter gives her camp experience a 5 out of 5. She is ready to return next year for 2 weeks! She loved it!

    — Ilidio A. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Would recommend a summary of strengths

    August 01, 2017: would recommend a written summary of strengths, opportunities and recommended workout routines or suggestions e-mailed after the camp.

    — Steven A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Improved her game

    August 08, 2017: More than anything, Lauren improved her game, and had fun doing it

    — Scott R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Just being there was the highlight

    August 10, 2017: Just being there was the highlight as well as beach day and eating in the cafeteria college style. Make sure the little ones have sunblock and to remind them to reapply through out the day.

    — Kat W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    best camp I have been to

    July 30, 2016: This camp was the best camp I have been to. It was so much fun and it helped make so many new friends and my tennis improved a lot. I would 100% come back. Also, my counselor Shea Donahue was a really good counselor.

    — Kayla H. Camper

    • 5/5.
    The food was great!

    July 30, 3016: The food was great!

    — Timothy H. Camper

    • 5/5.
    issues getting packages to my camper

    July 28, 2016:  My son LOVED the camp and is already looking forward to returning next year. The mail was terrible though. Had lots of issues getting packages to my camper.

    — Ellen M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Returning next year for 2 weeks!

    July 27, 2016: Great camp! Returning next year for 2 weeks for sure. Madison is great on the court and knows all the rules of playing the game, very engaged now. Great Job Nike!!!

    — Annie W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Food was the weak link

    July 27, 2016: Food was the weak link. Also, water/drinks should have been included.

    — Blake P. Camper

    • 5/5.
    by far my favorite camp!

    July 27, 2016: I loved the camp and my counselor Jarred that I had for three weeks. He was amazing and made the camp a lot of fun. He interacted with us all the time. I also really liked all the instructors and Nina and Andrew who were in charge of all the instructors. My parents and I highly recommend this camp and I will definitely be back next year, as well as my sister. I have been to different camps and this by far was my favorite!

    — Remi J. Camper

    • 5/5.
    great food and fun coaches

    July 27, 2016:  The food was great. The coaches were super fun! I loved everything. I would have liked one more day to shop I wasn't able to get a sweatshirt from Pepperdine.

    — Tyler J. Camper

    • 5/5.
    impressed by accommodations and food

    July 19, 2016: I was very impressed with the accommodations and the food options.

    — Cathy E. Parent

    • 5/5.
    passion for tennis has increased

    7/15/2016 - My son loved this camp. His passion for tennis has increased. He only went for 1 week overnight very reluctantly, but came back so positive he met a lot of nice new kids and counselors and wants to do it for 2 weeks next year.

    — Debby W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great program for kids

    7/15/2016 - Great program for kids. The experience they get by playing w people from all over the world is incredible! And playing with different college players and adults in the sport has so many benefits as well.

    — Jeffrey S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    3rd year camper loves the experience

    7/15/2016 - This was my son's 3rd year at Nike Tennis Camp. He loves the experience of it all. Tennis, new friends from around the world and independent living. He would like to be a counselor there one day!

    — Debbie D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    can't wait to go back next year

    7/14/2016 - My son had a great time and can't wait to go back next year.

    — Julie S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    they never want to leave

    7/8/2016 - Both campers have thoroughly enjoyed the Nike Tennis Camp. They never want to leave and are always looking forward to the next.

    — Kiandra D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    fantastic team of coaches

    8/11/2015 - A fantastic team of coaches - great energy and variety. Thank you!

    — Cedric H. Camper

    • 5/5.
    loved the competitive nature of the match play

    8/3/2015 - My son Daniel raved about the camp and enjoyed playing with higher level players (kids with high ranking). He felt playing with higher level players really upped his game. He loved the competitive nature of the match play.

    — Wendy C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    better care from counselors

    7/29/2015 - The counselors need to tell the kids to wear T-shirts, not tank tops and wear more sunscreen to prevent burns. The food could also be more nutritious despite having just a salad available.

    — Graham W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    improved her game and thoroughly enjoyed the coaching staff

    7/28/2015 - My daughter has attended tennis camp for 2 years in a row and had an absolute blast each time. She learned lots, improved her game and thoroughly enjoyed the coaching staff!!! Thank you so much!!!

    — Kimberly M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    cannot say enough positive things

    7/28/2015 - My daughter enjoyed this camp so much last year that she insisted on returning... and returning to this same location, Pepperdine. She was not disappointed. This year she said even exceeded her expectations from the last year!! The coaches were all excellent and they really did a wonderful job keeping the enthusiasm high!! I cannot say enough positive things. As a parent, I want to see improvement and Caroline came home with very practical advice to help her with her strokes and game in general. We can say these things until we are blue in the face, but hearing them from a peer was very powerful. The only down side to this camp is having it end at 3:30 on a Friday afternoon. The traffic was horrible. I would suggest having the camp run from Monday-Saturday!! Thanks again!

    — Megan S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Camp directors were very helpful

    7/14/2015 - Camp directors were very helpful and provided lots of feedback and knowledge for direction on developing a high-level tournament & collegiate level tennis player

    — Bill R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Staff was fantastic!

    7/9/2015 - Staff was fantastic. This was my son's first overnight camp. He had a blast. We gave him a phone in case he wanted to touch base. He called twice to tell us how much fun he was having & then sent texts (with apologies) because he was so busy with tennis & other fun activities to call.....

    — Paige K. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Staff was attentive, instructive, encouraging and caring

    7/8/2015 - Great experience. Our daughter was on the younger side and had an amazing time. She was happy, cared for and her skills noticeably improved. The staff was attentive and instructive as well as encouraging and caring.

    — Georgia M. Parent


Nike Malibu Tennis Camp

Marcelo Ferreira, Co-Director
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, California 90263


Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, Tournament Training, High School,
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight campers must be at least 9 years old
Day 8:00AM - 5:00PM $675.00
Availability: Less than 10 spaces

Overnight (age 9+ only) $1,295.00
Availability: Less than 10 spaces

Extended Day: 8:00AM - 9:00PM $995.00
Availability: Less than 10 spaces

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, Tournament Training, High School,
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day Camp Only
Day 8:00AM - 5:00PM $675.00
Availability: Less than 10 spaces

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
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