Nike Tennis Camp at Eckerd College
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This Florida tennis camp at Eckerd College is a tennis day camp with All Skills, 10&Under Tennis, and High School programs. Come work hard, make new friends and have a blast at this tennis camp in St. Petersburg.
This summer tennis camp in Tampa Bay teaches the latest tennis techniques, tactics and strategies through on-court instruction, competitive drills and match play.
- Instruction from Eckerd College Head Coach, Ben Maxwell
- 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper-to-staff ratio
- All Skills, High School, and 10&Under Tennis programs
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Camp Director Ben Maxwell
Ben Maxwell is entering his fifth season as the men's and women's tennis program's head coach.View Ben's Bio ⟩
Overall, this is his seventh season on the coaching staff of the Eckerd tennis programs.
From August 2011 – December 2013, he held the title of Assistant Coach and served as the program's interim Head Coach in the spring of 2012 for both teams. Maxwell officially took over the reins of the program in the middle of December 2013.
In 2016, Maxwell led the men's tennis program to a record-setting season that saw the Tritons record 12 wins that included seven 9-0 sweeps.
As a player, Maxwell was a Top Ranked Florida and National Junior player.
During his playing career as a former student-athlete, Maxwell was named the Tritons’ Most Valuable Player for the 2009-2010 season. He was also a team captain for all four years of his career at Eckerd.
He was named in the top 20 in the Nation in NCAA Division II doubles and was ranked top 30 in the South Region in NCAA Division II singles.
Staying at his alma mater, where he was a four-year anchor in the Tritons’ rotation, Maxwell previously worked as the Eckerd College Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness (campus activities) from August 2011 through December 2013.
He is also a Head Racquet Stringer and Technician for top level Junior and ATP Tour events.
We offer Full Day (9:00am-4:00pm) camps for boys and girls, ages 8-18, with All Skills, High School, and 10&Under Tennis programs.
2018 Camp Dates & Programs
- July 9-13
- July 16-20
Camp Program Offerings
Each week we offer an All Skills program, a high school program, and a 10&Under Tennis program. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
All Skills Program
All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game.
High School Program
The high school program is provided for players ages 13-18 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.
10 and Under Program
The “10 and Under Tennis” Program features the USTA’s successful teaching format. This is an exciting way kids 10 and under are learning to play tennis as well as compete. The courts are smaller and balls are low-compression so they are easier to hit, allowing kids to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. It all makes it easy and fun for them to hit, play and score from the start, while developing skills that will last a lifetime. Please note: We will use short courts and full courts during the camp. This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts.
- All campers: Check-in on Monday at 8:30am.
- Full Day Campers: Check out at 4:00pm on Friday.
Day Camper Schedule
- Monday: All campers check in at 8:30am. Campers depart at 4:00pm.
- Tuesday-Friday: All campers arrive at 9:00am. Campers depart at 4:00pm.
Lunch is provided for campers on Monday-Friday
Campers will play on the 6 waterfront outdoor tennis courts on the Eckerd College campus.
Campers may have the option to go swimming during camp. Details will be provided at camp.
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: TNXDEC
Camp is open to any and all entrants and restricted only by age and number of campers.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
- 9:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
- 12:00pm Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
- 1:00pm Tennis Drills & Match Play
- 4:00pm Conclusion of Full Day Tennis Program
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My son loved the camp
July 24, 2017: My son loved the entire camp. Coach Ben did a great job.. excellent with the kids.
— Kelly J. Parent
Helped her gain confidence
July 24, 2017: Isabella learned proper grip and this has helped her gain confidence that she didn't have
— Kathy Z. Parent
Coaches and staff were wonderful!
July 25, 2017: If possible, I would recommend age specific weeks for this type of camp. 12 and younger one week and 13 and up another week Coaches and staff were wonderful! Campus environment was perfect.
— Kellie G. Parent
Counselors were awesome
July 26, 2017: My son said the counselors were awesome, they taught him well, and he made a lot of new friends at camp! More sessions!
— Cheryl S. Parent
July 31, 2017: This was my daughter's first time doing a Nike camp and she had a wonderful experience. She's looking forward to attend next year. For the younger group to do more rallies against each other.
— Fidelia P. Parent