Nike Malibu Adult Tennis Camp
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One of the best tennis camps for adults, the Nike Malibu Adult Tennis Camp in California offers top notch instruction, singles and doubles skill development, competitive play and more! Come make new friends and enjoy a tennis vacation!
Our Adult tennis camp in Malibu at Pepperdine University is for men and women, ages 18+, of all skill levels and includes technical and video analysis, coaching demos, mental and tactical performance strategies and a live-ball tournament.
- Instruction from Pepperdine Camp Elite Coaching Staff
- 4:1 Camper/Coach ratio
- Doubles Round Robin Tournament & Written Stroke Evaluation
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Camp Director Martin Parkes
Martin Parkes returns for his third year as adult program director on the beautiful and idyllic Pepperdine campus, Malibu.View Martin's Bio ⟩
Coach Parkes has over 22 years coaching experience at every level (beginner to professional) and carries a unique range of playing, educational and personal player development successes throughout his years in coaching. A former top junior and professional player from the U.K., Coach Parkes has been based in the U.S. over the last 18 years, where he has coached at the Saddlebrook International tennis academy, Florida for nine years predominantly as the ITF Team head coach and academy mental performance director.
After moving into college coaching and completing his MBA in Sports Business he coached the Saint Leo university men's team to a National final and #1 national ranking and also helped the ladies team to two final four appearances in three years. Coach Parkes moved to Pepperdine as the men’s assistant coach for the 2016-17 season helping the team to 2nd place finish in the WCC regular season and to the championship final!
In summer of 2017, Parkes moved roles to become the Pepperdine Crest Associates tennis program coach to better serve the entire Pepperdine and local community with his teachings and weekly engaging tennis program hosted at the Pepperdine Crest tennis facility on campus. Parkes’s coaching highlights include coaching at a NCAA national final with Saint Leo, acting as a sports psychologist and traveling coach to Jonathan Marray on the tour the "2012 Wimbledon men’s doubles champion", and influencing multiple players during their player development journeys - many that have gone onto become top professionals, represent their countries or play for some of the top collegiate programs in the country!
We offer adult day camps that run Friday (3:30pm-8:30pm), Saturday (9:00am-4:00pm), Sunday (9:00am-12:00pm) for men and women, ages 18+, of all abilities.
2019 Camp Dates
- June 28-30
- July 12-14
- July 19-21
We will have players of all different playing abilities and ages, and there will be groups to accommodate everyone. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs and goals can be addressed throughout the week.
Friday at 3:30-4:00pm at Varsity Tennis Courts.
Sunday at 12:00pm at Varsity Tennis Courts.
- Friday: 3:30pm-8:30pm
- Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Camp is held at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center with its 16 outdoor courts (9 lighted courts).
Dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday are included.
Please note: This is a Day Camp only. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.
Need a hotel to stay in the area? We recommend Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills, The Hampton Inn in Agoura Hills, and The Malibu Beach Inn in Malibu.
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.
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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: TNADPU
Sample Daily Schedule
- 3:30-4pm Check-in at Varsity Tennis Courts
- 4:00-5:30pm Evaluation/Groundstrokes
- 5:30-6:30pm Dinner
- 6:30-8:30pm Serves/Groundstrokes
- 9:00am Warm Up
- 9:30-11:30am Drills/Stroke Technique
- 11:30-1:00pm Lunch
- 1:00-4:00pm Singles/Doubles Strategy; Match Play
- 9:00am-10:30am Stroke review - Camper's choice!
- 10:30am-12:00 noon Double tournament
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Coaches were excellent, encouraging, and friendly
August 08, 2018: This was a well-run camp. All the coaches were excellent, encouraging, and friendly. I definitely recommend it and would have stayed another day to play more!
— Joyce W. - Parent
Definitely hoping to return next year
August 23, 2018: I really liked how the time was structured, with a little bit of demo time, where we got to watch the coaches play and demonstrate certain skills, and then we would get to practice specific skills. I loved the rotation, where we got to practice and get coached in all different aspects of the game. The videotaping was very helpful. Would have been great to have a little bit more time for that rotation, as it was hard to make it through all 4 people. However, even though I was the last one and only got the chance for quick feedback, it was very helpful to take in all of the tips given to the others. And the advice I got was a slight grip change that has been very helpful to continue playing around with. I thought Martin was an excellent director -- I loved his very positive, active and encouraging approach. I felt he was very respectful of everyone, from the other coaches to the campers, and very knowledgeable. I'm definitely hoping to return next year!
— Tracy D. - Camper
Will definitely be back
September 13, 2018: Very impressed and will definitely be back.
— Chris H. - Camper
By far the best weekend tennis camp
July 23, 2018: I had the privilege of attending the Nike Temp Camp at Pepperdine University last weekend. This is my third Nike weekend tennis camp and by far the best. It was located at Malibu, California. Needless to say, the scenery was breath taking. Not only is it one of prettiest places in the country, but the head coach Martin Parkes was absolutely amazing. The minute I arrived was treat with the utmost respect by he and his whole staff. I learned more from them in three days than four years of private lessons. They were professional and able to teach me some helpful techniques to help me play better. I believe that there were 36 or 37 in our group and everyone had very high praise for Martin and the staff. THEY WERE A 10!!!!!! I am planning on returning next year with a few of my tennis friends to this camp. It was the best. Best Jeff
— Jeff E. Camper
Will come back!
July 31, 2017: I had a really good time at camp and will come back! I especially appreciated the feedback on the video and I liked beginning each day watching the staff demonstrate strokes and strategy.
— Michele W. Camper
This camp was awesome
July 31, 2017: This camp was awesome. I wished that I had attended camps like this sooner. I learned a lot, made new friends, and it was a lot of fun. I will definitely be attending this camps in the future.I really like your coaches. They are so enthusiastic and seemed genuinely enjoy working with us camper. I would encourage them to be more vocal in providing feedback. We are there to learn and appreciate any feedback they can give. Don't worry about being polite because we are older, or because we are paying guests. We are here to learn.For me the eurika moment is the video analysis. I had no idea that I was doing it all wrong! It was a humbling moment. It would be awesome, if we could have gotten video analysis on all aspects of our game. But then again, this was a weekend camp, and I understand we have limited time.
— Thomas C. Camper
It was outstanding
August 01, 2017: I took both weekends. It was outstanding. Incredibly well organized. Martin ran the schedule with military precision to maximize playing/learning time. All the coaches were top notch.
— Jason W. Camper
Such a fun weekend. coaches were fantastic
August 24, 2016: Loved it! Such a fun weekend and coaches were fantastic -- not a weak one in the bunch. Great setting!
— Maureen M. Camper
more live ball like the first night of camp.
August 24, 2016: I would have liked more live ball, like the first night of camp.
— Heather H. Camper
Loved the camp. Will be back
July 29, 2016: I thought the Director Scott was excellent. He was very focused on making camp a great experience and you could tell he was very motivated. I felt the experienced coaches like did a great job, gave feedback and kept the energy level high. One piece of feedback, many of the women commented that they would not wear the men's cut t-shirt given at the end of camp. It would be better if you gave us Nike branded towels at the beginning of camp. Loved the camp. Will be back.
— Dyan T. Camper
a great time!
7/27/2016 - Was a great time. Really enjoyed the weekend.
— Vince N. Camper
detailed feedback was helpful
7/27/2016 - The video taping and detailed feedback was the most helpful for me. I am using your suggestions right away. Thank you so much.
— Diana H. Camper
coaches helped me greatly
8/10/2015 - I would have appreciated more specific ground stroke drills to work on mechanics. Otherwise, I think the coaches helped me greatly with my serve and volleys.
— Daphne H. Camper
staff was extraordinary
8/10/2015 - I felt the staff was extraordinary. I appreciated their skills, attitude and commitment to making sure everyone's needs were met during the drills.
— Lynda L. Camper
What a great weekend!
8/10/2015 - I attended the adult weekend camp. I received a lot of feedback on my playing and a lot of instruction which I now need to use in practice. What a great weekend!
— Larry B. Camper
fun and hard work
8/10/2015 - Really enjoyed the crew as they made thing fun, but still you had to work hard!
— Sue C. Camper
8/3/2015 - Fantastic coaches - had a blast!
— Hanuman H. Camper
Need better signage, but incredible experience!
8/1/2015 - My only criticism is that no signage was provided for the camp to direct patrons in regard to parking. Other than that, it was an incredible experience!
— Roxana S. Camper
enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches
7/30/2015 - Great, enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches, spectacular location! It all works beautifully. I look forward to attending next year.
— Doug P. Camper