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We are excited to bring a new Nike Tennis Camp to North Carolina at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk! This tennis camp is a great way to take your game to the next level! As one of our newest junior tennis camps in North Carolina, players of all ages and abilities come to Banner Elk to enjoy this terrific summer camp.

Our junior tennis camps help boys and girls improve their game in a short period of time, providing players with a chance to play tennis for up to 5 hours a day, make new friends, and enjoy nightly group activities and great accommodations.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Lees-McRae's Men's and Women's Head Tennis Coach
  • 5-6 hours of daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
  • All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt and prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Director Randy Bloemendaal

    Randy Bloemendaal, 2010 Fred I. Dickerson Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, returned as the Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at Lees-McRae in August 2023. Bloemendaal returns to the High Country after serving as the Owner of Topspin Racquet & Swim Club in Lexington, South Carolina since January 2019 where he oversaw all tennis operations of the club and the operations of the Capital City Tennis Academy. "To be able to bring back a member of the Lees-McRae College Fred I. Dickerson Hall of Fame who played here and coached here with great success is truly a proud moment for many," said Craig McPhail, Vice President for Athletics and Club Sports. "Coach Bloemendaal will invigorate our tennis community, bring a high level of collegiate skill development, recruiting and tennis strategy to our Bobcat tennis teams as we use our new facility." In his first time at the helm of the Bobcat tennis programs, Bloemendaal was the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) Coach of the Year six times and garnered the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Coach of the Year three times. He was also a finalist for the ITA National Coach of the Year in 2001. Under Bloemendaal, the Lees-McRae women's tennis program won the CVAC Tournament twice in 2001 and 2002 and were crowned regular season champions in 2000, 2001, and 2002.On the men's side, the Bobcats collected tournament championships in five of six seasons from 1998-2003 and were the regular season champions in the CVAC for four straight years from 1998-2001.

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Camp Details

2024 Camp Dates

  • June 17-21
  • July 8-12


The objectives of our camp is to reach each camper's specific needs for development. Campers will work on drills that develop consistency, placement, and accuracy, as well as conditioning exercises to build speed, quickness, and endurance. Each session will include team play. All sessions stress the importance of a positive attitude and good sportsmanship.

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week-long tennis camp.

We offer Day Camp from 8:00am-4:30pm for kids ages 9-17 of all skill levels.

  • 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 on Monday at 7:30am
  • Check-out: All campers check out daily at 4:30pm. Graduation ceremony on Friday will be at 3:30pm and check-out will follow immediately after (parents are encouraged to watch).
  • Camp Hours: Monday 7:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm, and Friday 8:00am-3:30pm


  • Lunch is not provided. Campers will need to bring their own lunch and additional snacks.


  • Instruction: Daily tennis training, morning and afternoon sessions
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt and prizes


  • Ratio: 6:1 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: 6 outdoor courts and 8 indoor courts
  • Inclement Weather Plan: Indoor courts are available for use as 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


Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airports, train stations, or bus depots.


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!


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

  • Sunscreen

  • 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.


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: TNXDLM

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am-8:00am Check-in
  • 8:00am-11:30am Tennis
  • 11:30pm-1:00pm Lunch and rest
  • 1:00pm-4:30pm Tennis
  • 4:30pm Check-out

Nike Tennis Camp at Lees-McRae College

Randy Bloemendaal, Director
7990 Hickory Nut Gap Rd.
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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.

Camp Dates & Prices

North Carolina
Banner Elk
Nike Tennis Camp at Lees-McRae College
Nike Tennis Camp at Lees-McRae College
Jun 17-Jun 21, 2024
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:00AM - 4:30PM $675.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Nike Tennis Camp at Lees-McRae College
Jul 8-Jul 12, 2024
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:00AM - 4:30PM $675.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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