Nike Tennis Camp at Butler University
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Our Middle School-High School High Performance Tennis Camp in Indiana is held at Butler University and offers overnight and day camps for kids ages 12-18. This junior tennis camp in Indianapolis delivers a top notch program with lots of fun!
The Nike Summer Tennis Camp in Indiana consists of a core tennis training program that includes technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of tennis for high school players.
- Instruction from Butler head coaches, Tayo Bailey and Parker Ross, and their experienced staff
- 5-6 hours training daily; 6:1 student to teacher ratio
- Fun off-court activities for overnight campers
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Co-Director Tayo Bailey
Tayo Bailey, a former all-conference player for the Bulldogs, was hired as head women's tennis coach at Butler University in June 2012. Bailey returned to her alma mater after professional coaching stints in Chicago and Miami.View Tayo Bailey's Bio ⟩
Bailey, a 2006 Butler graduate, was a three-time first team All-Horizon League standout for BU. She is one of 25 players in that conference's history to earn first team honors at least three times. Additionally, she helped Butler to three appearances in the conference tournament final.
The inner-city Chicago, Ill., native replaced former long-time coach Jason Suscha, who coached the women's program for 13 seasons.
Bailey sported a 74-46 singles record at Butler, including a 25-10 mark as a junior in 2005. She had a winning record in each of her four seasons as a college tennis player.
After her playing career, Bailey stayed around the program as Suscha's women's assistant coach for two seasons. Butler advanced to the Horizon League championship match in both seasons she was on staff. She then spent time as a tennis professional and fitness trainer at various spots in Miami and Chicago before spending the last two years as a pro at the Goldfine-Smatt International Tennis Academy in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Bailey earned her degree in biology in 2006. She also earned a master's degree from Nova Southeastern.
We offer an Overnight, Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) and Day (9:00am-3:00pm) camp for middle school and high school players only, ages 12-18, with a Middle School-High School High Performance program.
2018 Camp Dates
- July 8-12
Middle School-High School High Performance Program
The Middle School-High School High Performance Camp is for players (age 12-18) who are trying to make their high school team or if they're currently on it, wanting to move up the ladder. It is also geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness. These key components of the game at the higher level will be focused on throughout the week. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own tennis instruction needs can be addressed throughout the week.
- Check in on Sunday: 1:00-3:00pm for overnight campers at the Fairview House and 4:00pm at the outdoor tennis courts for day & campers.
- There will be an evaluation hit from 4:00pm-5:30pm.
- Check Out: Graduation at 3:00pm on Thursday at the tennis courts. Parents are invited to attend. Check-out is immediately after at the dorms from 3:30-5:00pm.
Day Camper Program Schedule
- Sunday: Check in at 4:00pm. Depart at 5:30pm.
- Monday-Wednesday: Arrive at 9:00am. Depart at 3:30pm.
- Thursday: Arrive at 9:00am. Check out from 3:30-5:00pm.
Extended Day Camper Program Schedule
- Sunday: Check in at 4:00pm. Depart at 5:30pm.
- Monday-Wednesday: Arrive at 9:00am. Depart at 9:00pm.
- Thursday: Arrive at 9:00am. Check out from 3:30-5:00pm
All meals are included for overnight campers starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with lunch on Thursday. Lunch is provided for all day campers Monday-Thursday.
2018: Overnight campers will stay in Fairview Hall dorms on campus. Campers can request roommates or be assigned a room based on gender and age.
Overnight and Extended Day campers will participate in a variety of fun evening activities which may include pizza, game and/or movie nights, talent shows, games and free play at courts, and a music/acting evening.
Indianapolis International Airport
Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Indianapolis International Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp. If you have a camper arriving by air and is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there may be a fee that needs to be paid in advance of camp. You will still have to arrange transportation to/from camp. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information.
Campers will utilize the 6 outdoor courts as well as the 4 hard courts in the indoor Butler Tennis Bubble.
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: TNXRBU
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Day Campers arrive
- 9:00-9:30am Stretching / Warm-ups
- 9:30am-12:00 noon Tennis Instruction, Drills, Skill Work & Strategy sessions
- 12:00 noon - 1:00pm Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
- 1:00pm-3:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play, Doubles and Drills
- 3:00pm Day Campers depart
- 3:00-5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
- 5:00-8:00pm Evening Activity
- 8:15pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
- 9:15pm Lights Out
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
overall great experience
7/6/2017 - He loved the experience of staying at Butler for the week. He loved playing tennis and learning. He made a lot of new friends and overall had a great experience.
— Dave W.
enjoyed interacting with new people
7/7/2017 - My son liked playing with new people and interacting with them.
— Jannelle F. - Parent
camp was organized, disciplined, focused and made tennis fun to play
7/27/2016 - Coach Tayo Bailey's excellent coaching staff and her hands on teaching, and techniques training this year has prepared me for my upcoming 2016 International School Of Indiana team tennis tournament schedule. This overnight summer camp was organized, disciplined, focused and made tennis fun to play while learning to improve our skill sets. I loved interacting with old friends and making new friends for life! I will definitely return next year!
— Nadia K. - Camper
Camp was a great experience!
7/11/2016 - Camp was a great experience! My son came home excited every day and talked about how much he was learning. He worked very hard, but was very appreciative of all aspects of the camp, he especially loved the coaches. We will definitely be back next year!
— Shana M. - Parent
The coach and assistant coach were absolutely fantastic
7/8/2016 - My Daughter had a wonderful time at camp! The coach and assistant coach were absolutely fantastic and made the experience very comfortable and enjoyable! My Daughter has a passion for tennis and it was such a great experience for her to be surrounded by other kids and adults who share her passion!
— Amy R. - Parent
really liked the individual attention
7/8/2016 - It was an awesome experience. I really liked the individual attention and coaching help I received. Thank you for a super fun week.
— Parker H. - Camper
impressed with hands on teaching
7/28/2015 - I was most impressed with Coach Tayo Bailey's hands on teaching, training. Usually, at camps, the head coach defers to the assistants. Not her, she went to every child. every group and rotation so that every group benefited from her expertise!
— Nadia K. - Parent
Backup plan needed for bad weather
7/16/2015 - Backup plan needed for bad weather with so many kids. She loved every day but Tuesday! Thanks!
— Jamie S. - Parent