Nike Tennis Camp at Lewis and Clark College
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Our Nike junior tennis camp in Portland, Oregon at Lewis & Clark College offers both winter and summer camps for kids. This top Oregon tennis camp combines technical instruction and drilling from college tennis coaches and supervised match play.
The Lewis & Clark tennis camp in OR helps players take their game to the next level by giving them the opportunity to hit lots of balls, refine their technique, and be challenged by their peers.
- Instruction from Lewis & Clark Tennis Coach, Patrick Dreves, and his expert staff
- 5-6 hours daily tennis instruction; low camper to staff ratio
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
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Camp Director Jimmy Chau
Jimmy Chau began his time as a Pioneer assistant coach in 2005, making 2017 his 13th season as a Lewis & Clark coach.View Jimmy Chau's Bio ⟩
A native to Portland, Chau played three years of varsity tennis at Lewis & Clark (his fourth year was spent overseas) and was named captain and MVP his senior season in 2001. He was selected as an ITA Scholar-Athlete All-American while playing for the Pioneer and graduated with Delta Mu Delta honors in Business and Economics.
Outside of his team coaching duties, Chau teaches classes at the college, coaches at various camps around the area and co-directs Nike Tennis Camps at Lewis & Clark.
We offer Full Day Camps that run Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm and Half Day Camps from 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm. Camps are geared towards boys and girls, ages 9-18, of all skill levels.
2018 Camp Dates
- July 9-12 - AM Half Day and Full Day Sessions SOLD OUT - only PM Half Day sessions available
- July 30-August 2 - AM Half Day and Full Day Sessions SOLD OUT - only PM Half Day sessions available
- August 13-16
- August 20-23
- Check-in for Full Day and AM Half Day campers is at 8:45am on the first day of camp at the Dome. Campers should come dressed to play.
- PM Half Day campers check in at 1:00pm
- Check-out for Full Day and PM Half Day campers is at 4:00pm at the Dome daily.
- Check-out for AM Half Day campers is at 12:00noon daily.
- There will be a graduation at 3:45pm on the last day of camp, parents are encouraged to attend. Check-out will follow immediately after.
Lunch is provided for Full Day Campers only.
Lewis and Clark College offers indoor and outdoor tennis courts. An air dome covers four of the courts which are available year around and we will be using two outdoor courts on campus as well during the summer camps.
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: TNXRCL
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Warm-up and Tennis Instruction
- 10:30am Break
- 10:45am Tennis Instruction and Drills
- 12:00 noon Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
- 1:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play
- 2:30pm Break
- 2:45pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
- 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 18, 2017: Holden LOVES the Nike Camp at Lewis and Clark and wouldn't miss it - the amazing thing is he loves it as much now as a 14 y/o JTT player as he did when he was just a little guy starting - 4? 5? years ago. I have been impressed in the way the camp has grown with him, remained fun, competitive, it really is his favorite week of the summer, Jimmy has provided terrific continuity through the years and having a fresh supply of new Lewis and Clark players every summer helps mix it up.
— Lauren H. Parent
August 8, 2017: As a parent, I appreciated Jimmy Chau organizing to start and end earlier due to the unusual heat. The dome can use more ventilation, but I liked that it was not in the sun.
— Lisa Y. Parent
July 29, 2017: The camper director was wonderful. My child was having a very difficult time because she was the least skilled child at camp. The director personally made sure that the games and activities matched her skill set. He made a small sessions for her to learn skills, he shortened activities when she appeared frusterated and checked in with her throughout the day that make sure she was comfortable. I'm blown away at the extent the director (jimmy) cared for one kid who really loves tennis, but just isn't very good. Thank you.
— Denise W. Parent
very attentive to each kid and offered good feedback
July 15, 2016: I thought my kids' tennis abilities improved by taking part in this camp. They enjoyed it overall. Jimmy was great. He was very attentive to each kid and offered good feedback to us as parents and skills-wise. They did a good job teaching my kids new things and helping them improve.
— Richard R. Parent
Fantastic/enthusiastic/pro staff and facilities
July 15, 2015: My son loves this camp and would not miss it for anything. Fantastic/enthusiastic/pro staff and facilities. Thank you for another great week!
— Lauren K. Parent
July 14, 2015: Great experience! Good counselor-player ratio!
— Melissa R. Parent
Director & coaches were outstanding
July 10, 2015: Director & coaches were outstanding and the format and venue were good. The only reason it isn't something we would do again is that my son, at just-turned-16, was the oldest. However, the coaches were awesome at customizing some activities to be sure he got challenged while he was at camp. That was very appreciated.
— Missy M. Parent
Thanks for a great week!
July 10, 2015: The Lewis and Clark coaches were all great! Also was nice to have the swimming option at the end of the day. Thanks for a great week!
— Nick A. Camper