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
- Sunday Fun Doubles Round Robin Tournament & Live-Ball Event
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Camp Director Martin Parkes
Martin Parkes returns for his sixth year as adult program director on the beautiful and idyllic Pepperdine campus, Malibu.View Martin's Bio ⟩
Coach Parkes has 25 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 23 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 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.
Most recently at the beginning of 2022, Parkes now focuses on building his own freelance tennis business with the goal to have a greater impact as an author, leader and high performance specialist to top players, coaches and teams throughout the tennis industry. His vision is in "making better lives through tennis!"
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!
Camp Director Adam Schaechterle
Adam Schaechterle was named the 16th head coach in Pepperdine men's tennis history on May 14, 2018.View Adam's Bio ⟩
Schaechterle was previously the associate head coach at the University of Notre Dame and has also spent time at the helm of the University of North Florida and assisted at his alma mater Northwestern University.
“We are extremely excited that Adam has agreed to join our Pepperdine family as our men's tennis head coach,” said Pepperdine Athletic Director Dr. Steve Potts said at the time of hiring. “He is a perfect fit for every aspect of our program and I have great confidence in his ability to lead our men's tennis program back to a championship level. We are looking forward to welcoming Adam and his family to our community.”
Pepperdine has made 38 NCAA Tournament appearances, including a 2006 national championship and runner-up finishes in 1982 and 1986. The Waves have also had two doubles pairs take home the NCAA doubles championship crown in 1984 and 1985. In singles, Robbie Weiss won an NCAA singles title in 1988, while the Waves have finished as runner-up on two other occasions.
“I want to thank Dr. Steve Potts and President Benton for the opportunity to lead the Pepperdine men’s tennis program,” said Schaechterle. “Pepperdine tennis has an incredible tradition, and it’s a dream come true for me and my family to be part of that legacy. We look forward to building a program that represents the values of the University and that competes for championships.”
At Notre Dame between 2013 and 2018, Schaechterle helped lead the team to its first NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance since 2007, its first two National Indoors appearances since 2008 and the second-highest year-end ranking since 1992. While there, the team posted an 82-63 overall record in five seasons, including a 21-10 record in 2014 en route to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. This season, the team finished with a 19-14 record and reached the NCAA second round. He also coached the first singles player in Notre Dame history to reach the NCAA singles semifinals and the second doubles pair to reach the NCAA doubles semifinals since 1994. He also was selected as the United States Tennis Association Men’s Collegiate National Team Coach for the 2017-18 campaign.
Prior to his tenure with the Fighting Irish, he was the head coach for the University of North Florida from 2011-13. He led the squad to its first undefeated Atlantic Sun regular season, the first appearance in the Atlantic Sun Tournament final and to many team, singles and doubles year-end rankings.
He was named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year in 2013. While at the helm of the Ospreys, the team went 35-14 overall through two seasons, including a 19-6 record and an ASUN championship match appearance in 2012.
Schaechterle graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., in 2006. After a brief stint working for Wilson Sporting Goods as a Tour and Juniors Manager in America from 2007-10, he returned to his alma mater to take up coaching at the collegiate level, where he was mentored by head coach Arvid Swan.
In his time as a player, Schaechterle led his team to the 2005 NCAA Tournament, was a team captain and ranked in the top-30 of the ITA’s national doubles rankings at the end of the season. He was an ITA regional doubles finalist and recorded the most doubles wins in program history (this record was broken in 2017), while also earning the 2006 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award.
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.View Per Nilsson's Bio ⟩
During his first stop in Malibu, Nilsson helped lead the Pepperdine men to the 2006 NCAA championship.
"I am so excited for Per's return to Pepperdine to lead our women's tennis program," said Director of Athletics Steve Potts upon his hiring. "Per has enjoyed great success all along his coaching career and I am confident that he will be able to take our very successful program to even greater heights. Per's commitment to our Christian mission, to the academic well-being of our student-athletes and to competing for championships at the highest level make him a great fit for Pepperdine."
After leaving Pepperdine in 2007, Nilsson spent the last seven seasons coaching the men's squad at his alma mater, Mississippi State. There he compiled a record of 95-76 while going 36-42 in the tough Southeastern Conference. He led the Bulldogs to back-to-back SEC West titles in 2011 and 2012 and brought MSU to four-straight NCAA Tournaments from 2011-14.
Nilsson takes over for Escudero, who has been at the helm for 37 seasons beginning in 1977-78. He stepped down at the end of the 2013-14 campaign, but will remain on staff as the associate head coach. Nilsson inherits a team that has made 27 consecutive NCAA Tournaments and captured the West Coast Conference championship for the 24th time in 2014 while earning a final national ITA ranking of #24.
In his seven seasons in Starkville, Miss., Nilsson's squads produced four ITA All-Americans and 17 All-SEC selections.
His eye for recruiting and developing young talent is evident as a Mississippi State player garnered SEC Freshman of the Year honors in three of the last four seasons. In 2013, Romain Bogaerts not only took the conference's top rookie award, he was also honored as the ITA National Freshman of the Year.
Nilsson first brought the Bulldogs to the NCAA Championship in 2011, their first appearance since 2005, and MSU advanced to the second round. After reaching the second round again in 2012, Nilsson's young 2013 team eclipsed expectations and advanced to the NCAA Championship round of 16 for the first time since 2001. Mississippi State made their fourth-consecutive appearance at the tournament in 2014 and reached the second round.
Nilsson has racked up the honors for himself as well throughout his time at MSU, including an SEC Coach of the Year honor in 2011 and two ITA Southern Region Coach of the Year honors in 2011 and 2013.
In the classroom, Nilsson's teams have been just as dominant. MSU has been named an ITA All-Academic team for the past five seasons, producing 40 Academic All-SEC selections and 29 ITA Scholar-Athlete selections. Nilsson has also had two players named Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.
Nilsson was an assistant coach for the Pepperdine men's tennis team from 2003-07 under head coach Adam Steinberg, where the Waves went 119-38 in those five seasons.
Easily highlighting his resume while in Malibu was the 2006 campaign when Pepperdine claimed its first-ever national championship. Nilsson was very involved in Pepperdine's recruiting efforts leading up to that season, which saw the Waves post a 36-2 record and hand Georgia its only loss of the season in the NCAA title match at Palo Alto, Calif.
Leading up to that crowning season, Pepperdine improved from #27 in the country in 2004 to #8 nationally in 2005, a year in which Nilsson was named the ITA's West Region Assistant Coach of the Year. The Waves advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals that campaign, ending at 24-3.
Nilsson played collegiately at Mississippi State from 1992-94 and helped the Bulldogs earn three consecutive top-10 finishes in the rankings. MSU reached the round of 16 at the NCAA Championship in 1992 and 1993 before reaching the semifinals in 1994.
Serving as team captain during his senior year, Nilsson is ranked #6 on the Bulldogs' all-time career victory list in both singles and doubles.
Nilsson was a student assistant coach at Mississippi State during the 1994-95 season before working as a tennis professional at the Capital City Country Club and St. Marlo Country Club. From 1998-2000, he was the Director of Tennis at Appalachee Farms.
A native of Lund, Sweden, Nilsson was a high school exchange student at Jackson (Miss.) Academy and was the 1990 Mississippi Academy singles champion. He is married to the former Beth Vennerstrom.
2023 CAMP DATES
- June 16-18
- June 23-25
- July 7-9
- July 14-16
- July 21-23
- July 28-30
We offer adult day camps that run Friday (5:00pm-8:30pm), Saturday (9:00am-4:00pm), Sunday (9:00am-1:00pm) for men and women, ages 18+, of all abilities.
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.
- Check-in: Friday at 5:00pm at Varsity Tennis Courts.
- Check-out: Sunday at 1:00pm at Varsity Tennis Courts
- Daily Schedule: Friday 5:00pm-8:30pm, Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Daily tennis training
- Meals: Lunch on Saturday is included
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt and prizes
- Video Analysis: Campers will receive video analysis on all strokes and coaching feedback
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 4:1 camper-to-coach ratio
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
- Equipment Needed: All campers must bring a tennis racquet, tennis shoes, and a water bottle
- Facility: Pepperdine has 19 courts at two tennis facilities. The Camp is held at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center with its 9 outdoor lighted courts
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital
Please note: This is a Day Camp only. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.
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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)
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
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.
Junior Nike Tennis Camp in Malibu
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August 2, 2021: So impressed with the organization; and the accommodation provides for everyone! The effort was so appreciated. The coaches were so helpful and engaging. Just made me want to try harder to be a better tennis player! Super fun! Thank you!!
— Elaine R., Camper
Looking forward to next year
August 2, 2021: What a great time. We’ll organized, enthusiastic councilors/ coaches. Martin is a gifted leader, looking forward to coming back next year.
— Geoffrey L., Camper
Really appreciate the 4:1 ratio
August 2, 2021: Excellent lessons and tips to refine my tennis skills. Really appreciated the 4:1 ratio student and coach
— Michael T., Camper
July 27, 2021: Awesome to devote all that time to playing tennis and learning. The coaches were knowledgeable, amazing and really lovely people.
— Emma H., Camper
Learned so much and had a blast
July 26, 2021: The coaches were incredible! Martin did a great job and everyone was in really good spirits! Learned so much and had a blast! I could not have asked for a better weekend at camp! Loved celebrating my birthday here too! Martin and the gang even got me a cake and had everyone sing. So special! I really appreciated it!
— Amy C., Camper
We would definitely come back next year
July 20, 2021: The coaches were amazing. My husband and I had a great time - the tennis was fun, the clinics were great and we would definitely go back next year.
— Gayle B., Camper
Two thumbs up!
July 19, 2021: The team was fantastic. Professional, excellent teachers, and great positive energy and very nice. The format was really well organized and we had a blast. Hats off to Martin and his folks, we were incredibly impressed and so much fun. A great group. Two thumbs up!
— Joseph B., Camper
Helps bring your game up a notch
July 17, 2021: Martin gives great insights on the video analysis and really helps bring your game up a notch. The variety of rotations always keeps things fresh and interesting. It is really fun getting to hit with the college level players because it is a great workout and makes you appreciate their skill level and what you need to work on.
— Chris H., Camper
June 29, 2021: The staff was amazing. Great tennis courts. Fun drills and activities
— Donna S., Camper
Great place to play tennis
August 13, 2019: Great group of instructors. Helpful staff. Nice facility
— Mike B. - Camper
Great learning curve to how I play tennis
August 13, 2019: Enjoyed the live ball and the different areas dedicated to specific strokes. Coaches were all amazing always motivated and prepared. Really great group of coaches! Also enjoy Martins approach to the game from a physiological aspect! Weekend really changed how I approach tennis.
— Rob J. - Camper
Great coaches and drills
August 13, 2019: I enjoyed the drills with different instructors
— Susan F. - Camper
Great setting to improve my skills
August 13, 2019: Lots of fun. Lots of playing time. Lots of skills addresses. Setting is awesome
— Shane R. - Camper
Fast pace camp full of instruction
August 12, 2019: The great pace- moving from instruction to practice so we never got bored or moved on from skills to fast
— Laila S. - Camper
Great results from just a weekend of tennis
August 12, 2019: Very upbeat and positive experience thanks to great staff. You won’t transform your game in one weekend but camp offers a route to make adjustments and improvements to your game. You’ll have a blast while learning from some great players.
— Don K. - Camper
Great helpful group of coaches
August 12, 2019: Loved watching the demonstrations and specifically focusing on improving with these coaches based on their actual ability to execute and articulate how to do so. Super helpful bunch of young coaches/players
— Vida S. - Camper
Great ratio of campers to coaches
August 12, 2019: The pro to player ratio was 1:4. This allowed for a large amount of instruction. The quality of instruction was the most impressive thing about this camp. Their lessons and individual analysis improved my game. I look forward to next year!
— Julie S. - Camper
Beautiful place to play some tennis
August 12, 2019: Great energy and lots of fun tennis. I worked to be grouped with players at a similar level and then also have some time to play with players at different levels. Beautiful setting.
— Josh L. - Camper
Analysis and developing my serve was helpful
August 12, 2019: I love getting to see the tape of my strokes and getting to hear Martin’s analysis. The serve clinic was particularly helpful
— Michele W. - Camper
Great coaches, demonstrations to die for
August 12, 2019: Video analysis (humiliating but helpful), every single person so nice and so fun....also the coaching demonstrations were hilarious -- I could've watched those all day! I will definitely return next summer. I wish camp were longer (and I wish there were overnight camps for adults). I would probably have skipped dinner on Friday night and played instead, then just left for the day earlier
— Alexis S. - Camper
Great staff that provided a great atmosphere to play tennis
August 12, 2019: Liked the pace of the class, how quickly I was grouped with people of my skill level and the high number of balls I hit in a short period of time. Not since childhood sleep-away camp, have I felt such freedom and joy during a summer adventure. It gave me the freedom to focus solely on building my tennis skills and having fun. The staff ensured that all my needs were looked after, and I was surrounded by encouragement. The coaches and fellow campers kept the energy level and learning dialed to the max! Can't wait to do it again next summer!
— Amie C. - Camper
Great tennis experience
August 12, 2019: Great coaching, fun activities, fun hitting with the high level college players.
— Chris H. - Camper
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. - Camper
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
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