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. 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 coach Matthew Moore and his experienced staff
- 5-6 hours training daily; 6:1 student to teacher ratio
- Fun off-court activities for overnight campers
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Camp Director Matt Moore
Matt Moore was elevated to Interim Head Coach of the Butler women's tennis program prior to the 2018-19 season.View Matt's Bio ⟩
Moore served as an assistant coach for the Butler program during the 2017-18 campaign.
In Moore's only season as an assistant with the Bulldogs, the program matched its highest win total in its five seasons as a member of the BIG EAST Conference. Butler also was recognized by the NCAA with a Public Recognition Award for ranking among the top 10 percent of their respective sports based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rates (APR). The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.
Butler's women's tennis program is among just 85 teams that have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards every year of the 13-year-old program.
Prior to joining the Bulldogs, Moore spent nine seasons on the tennis coaching staff at Zionsville (Ind.) High School. He led both the boys' and the girls' programs to 16 sectional championships, four regional championships, and a trip to the team state finals. Moore also coached several doubles teams to the state finals in the individual tournament. Moore finished his career at Zionsville with a combined record of 150-92 and two Hoosier Crossroads Conference Coach of the Year Awards.
Off the court, Moore established Zionsville as a model program for developing the “complete” student-athlete. His tennis programs raised more than $90,000 for charitable organizations across Central Indiana, and consistently earned Academic Team All-State honors and scholar-athlete distinctions.
In addition to his time at Zionsville, Moore serves the tennis community as a Board and Managing Member of the Central Indiana Tennis Association (CITA), as a Board Member for the Pearson Automotive Tennis Club (PATC), and as a teaching professional at PATC.
Moore also serves as an Assistant Professor for the Ball State University Department of Social Work. He specializes in Sport Social Work, examining wellness and development factors of collegiate athletes. Moore is the Co-Founder of the National Alliance of Social Workers in Sports, has over 40 national and international conference presentations, and multiple publications focusing on athlete well-being. He earned his BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Hanover College, his MSW from Indiana University, and his PhD from Indiana University.
As a student-athlete at Hanover, Moore earned all-conference honors while also being named Team MVP and Team captain.
Moore resides in Hamilton County with his wife (Lindsay) and three kids (Brooklyn, Bronson, and Maverick).
We offer an Overnight, Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) and Day (9:00am-3:00pm) camp for ages 8-18 with the All Skills and Tournamanet Training programs. We will also offer a middle school and high school players only, ages 12-18, with a Middle School-High School High Performance program.
2019 Camp Dates
- June 16-20 (All Skills + Tournament Training, Ages 8-18)
- July 7-11 (High Performance, Ages 12-18)
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.
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.
2019: 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
Loved every aspect of the camp!
July 18, 2018: He loved learning new skills. He had fun during the social activities. I loved that they are already planning with each other about going back next year.
— Melissa P-R - Parent
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