Nike Tennis Camp at Kansas State University
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Join us this summer for Nike Tennis Camp at Kansas State University! Jordan Smith and his team are excited to host camp this summer at K-State's awesome tennis facility, the Mike Goss Tennis Stadium. This tennis camp is for boys and girls, ages 9-17, looking to take their skills to the next level.
Campers will have the opportunity to hit tons of balls, enhance their technique and participate in supervised match play, all in a fun and friendly environment.
- Instruction from Head Coach Jordan Smith and his experienced staff
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Campers receive Nike Tennis T-shirt and prizes
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Camp Director Jordan Smith
Playing CareerMemphis, 2007-11Coaching CareerMemphis, Volunteer Assistant Coach, 2012The Racquet Club of Memphis, Teaching Professional, 2011-14National Junior Team Coach, Southern Section, 2012-14Middle Tennessee State, Assistant Coach, 2014-15K-State, Assistant Coach, 2015-18K-State, Associate Head Coach, 2018K-State, Head Coach, 2018-pres.View Jordan's Bio ⟩
Jordan Smith, who has been a part of the K-State women’s tennis program since 2015, was named the seventh head women's tennis coach in program history by K-State director of athletics Gene Taylor on July 2, 2018. He was elevated to the position after serving an assistant coach from 2015-18, including as associate head coach in 2017-18.
During the 2020-21 campaign, Smith finished the season 7-12 (2-7 Big 12).
Smith's second season posted an 8-4 mark in non-conference play just before the 2019-20 campaign was cut short. K-State reached a national ranking of No. 38 in the ITA polls during the year with three players achieving national rankings in singles and doubles play. With a trio of juniors holding the top of the lineup in singles play, the Wildcats posted 37 total victories in dual match play for the 2020 spring campaign. With the guidance of Smith, the Cats produced clutch performances late in the matches against Arizona and Nebraska to secure two of the team's eight victories. The Wildcats also garnered a four-match win streak during the weeks of January 31-February 9, where the team defeated Wichita State, Missouri, North Texas and Arizona in that stretch.
During the Fall of 2019, K-State made a drastic improvement when competing in national events such as the ITA All-American Championships and the ITA Central Regionals. Under Smith, Maria Linares earned a spot in the qualifying round at the ITA All-American Championships while Anna Turco and Margot Decker earned a few victories in the doubles portion of the tournament. In the first fall tournament of the year, sophomore Rosanna Maffei would clinch the Flight A title down in Auburn, Alabama during the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational in which she pulled off four straight victories to take home the crown.
In his first season at the helm of the Wildcats, he led K-State to a 13-11 record (2-7 Big 12) with a victory in the opening round of the 2019 Big 12 Tennis Championship against West Virginia. The Cats reached a national ranking as high as No. 33 following seven victories in eight matches, including wins over No. 39 SMU and No. 40 Wichita State. K-State was ranked for six consecutive weeks in the ITA rankings from February 19-March 26.
In 2019, sophomore Anna Turco earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors in singles after a team-best 14-7 singles mark during the spring. Turco also had a team-high five wins during Big 12 play, as she finished the season at the No. 1 spot in the lineup for the first time in her career. Additionally, freshman Karine-Marion Job was tabbed Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on February 19 after helping K-State clinch victories over North Texas and Arizona.
Smith's first year as the head coach marked his fourth season at K-State, serving as assistant coach for two seasons before being promoted to associate head coach in January 2018. He replaced Danielle Steinberg, who was introduced as the head coach of Colorado on June 12, 2018 after four years at K-State. Smith had been serving as interim head coach following Steinberg’s departure
2023 CAMP DATES
- June 5-9
- June 12-16
- July 10-14
- July 24-28
All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. All participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
There will be an 1.5 hour evaluation session after check-in. Campers will then be sorted by ability first, then age. Adjustments will be made as needed during camp.
- 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.
- Check-in: All campers check in at 8:45am on Monday at the tennis courts. Campers should come dressed and ready to play.
- Check-out: Campers will check out at 4:00pm each day
- Camper Schedule: Monday 8:45am-4:00pm, Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Lunch is not provided. Full Day campers must bring their own lunch each day.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: 5-6 hours of daily tennis training, morning and afternoon sessions
- Supervision: Staff members participate in all activities
- Camp T-shirt: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 5:1 camper-to-coach ratio
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience. There will be a 1.5-hour evaluation on the first day of camp after check-in. From there, we will separate players based on ability first, followed by age if necessary. Adjustments can be made during camp.
- Equipment Needed: All campers must bring a tennis racquet, tennis shoes, and a water bottle.
- Facility: Mike Goss Tennis Stadium's 6 outdoor tennis courts
- Inclement Weather Plan: Will utilize indoor tennis courts if needed
- 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.
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 Racquet(s)
- Tennis shoes (no running shoes)
- Sweatshirt/warm-up jacket and pants
- Water bottle*
- 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.
Maximize your camp experience with SwingVision, an iPhone app that provides the following benefits when you record your play: watch a full match in 20 minutes with the dead-time automatically removed, view stats like shot placement, court positioning, shot speed, and consistency for each shot type, filter to particular shot or point types and easily create highlight videos of certain points or shots, access video analysis, and stats immediately after you finish recording, all on unlimited cloud storage.
Camp Code: TNXDKS
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Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.