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 instruction, drilling, and competitive tennis play.
The Lewis & Clark tennis camp in Oregon 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 Coaches Jimmy Chau and Phalkum Mam and their experienced staff
- 5-6 hours daily tennis instruction; low camper to staff ratio of 6:1
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
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Co-Director Phalkun Mam
This is the second stint on the Lewis & Clark coaching staff for Phalkun Mam. In his first season back with the Pios in 2019-20, he previously coached at Lewis & Clark from 2007-13.View Phalkun's Bio ⟩
Mam was an All-American for Whitman, earned All-Northwest Conference First-Team honors all four years and was ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation. At the time his competitive career ended, he was the all-time wins leader for Whitman.
After his collegiate career concluded, Mam competed in open tournaments and reached a high singles ranking of No. 3 in the Pacific Northwest. He also participated as a member of Cambodia's National Davis Cup team from 2013-19. Most recently, Mam spent six years abroad where he worked as the head of junior development and ultimately became the technical director for Tennis Cambodia.
Mam is a certified ITF Level II coach.
Co-Director Jimmy Chau
Jimmy Chau was named the head coach in the summer of 2018 after starting his tenure as an assistant in 2005. Overall, the 2019-20 season is his 15th on the coaching staff and his second leading the program.View Jimmy Chau's Bio ⟩
A two-time West Region assistant coach of the year, Chau has helped the Pioneers ascend into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings and remain there annually. In 2017-18, both the men's and women's programs were ranked in the top 30 and neither has finished a regular season outside of the rankings since the 2014-15 academic year.
In 2016, Chau was the team’s primary assistant coach as the women's team won the 2016 Northwest Conference championship, Lewis & Clark's first since 1979. Chau has also coached multiple All-Americans, most recently during the 2016-17 season.
The Pioneers men's program has also flourished with Chau on the staff. The Pios qualified for the NWC Championship final in both 2017 and 2018, something the program had never done before. Lewis & Clark also ended Whitman's nearly decadelong NWC undefeated streak in 2017. Seniors Brenden Barrows and Gordon Barrows were selected the Joe Huston Male Athlete of the Year award winners at the 2018 ELCYS (Excellence in Lewis & Clark's Year of Sports).
Since the ELCYS began in 2016, a tennis program has earned the Team of the Year award with the women winning in the inaugural year followed by back-to-back honors for the men.
A native to Portland, Chau competed for the tennis program at Lewis & Clark for three seasons (his fourth year was spent overseas) and was named the captain and MVP during his senior season in 2001. He was selected as an ITA Scholar-Athlete All-American while playing for the Pioneers and graduated with Delta Mu Delta honors in Business and Economics.
2023 CAMP DATES
- June 19-22
- June 26-29
- July 10-13
- July 17-20
- July 24-27
- August 7-10
- August 14-17
We offer Full Day Camps that run Monday-Thursday from (9:00am-4:00pm). Camps are geared towards boys and girls, ages 8-17, of all skill levels.
All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted.
- 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: Full Day campers check in at 8:45am on the first day of camp at the tennis courts. Campers should come dressed to play.
- Full Day Check-out: Full Day Campers check out at 4:00pm daily. There will be a graduation at 3:45pm on the last day of camp, parents are encouraged to attend.
- Full Day Schedule: Monday 8:45am-4:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
PARKING/DIRECTIONS TO DOME
Once on campus, there are Gate Entrances in Black that are numbered, enter Gate 2 for Sports Complexes and drive down the hill past the Football Stadium to the Lower Parking where you'll see the big grey Tennis Dome on your right.
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
- Meals: Lunch is included. Lunch will be provided and served outside daily.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- 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: Lewis and Clark College will be using their 4 indoor AC tennis courts and possibly their outdoor tennis courts
- Inclement Weather Plan: We will have access to the indoor tennis dome
- 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.
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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
Loved the closing ceremony!
My son was finally challenged
September 01, 2018: My son was finally challenged. He actually admitted he learned something and said it was hard. Great!
— Joelleen L. - 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
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
July 14, 2015: Great experience! Good counselor-player ratio!
— Melissa 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
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
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
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 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
Had a blast at camp
August 15, 2021: Roland had a blast and reports great coaching!
— Meghan K., Parent
Want to do it next summer!
August 24, 2018: He loved the camp and said he wants to do it several weeks next summer :)
— Becka G. - Parent
We will definitely send her back next year
July 13, 2018: The first day my daughter was not super excited, she didn't understand all of the games and felt as though many of the kids knew things she had not yet been taught, she was a bit overwhelmed. After speaking with Coach Chau at dropoff the next morning, she came home that afternoon so enthusiastic and excited. The rest of the week she was just bubbling over with stories and explanations and really felt as though her game was improving. (She even got the award for "Most Improved") We will definitely send her back next year.
— Jennifer H. - Parent
Highlight of summer
July 13, 2018: This camp is a highlight of my son’s summer
— Brenda B. - Parent
Coaches were easy going and encouraging
July 4, 2019: Our daughter really loved playing singles and doubles bump and she loved that she got to play all day with other kids who were playing at a similar level. The coaches were very easy going and encouraging.
— Jennifer A. - Parent
Came away from camp with a lot more skill and more love for tennis
July 6, 2019: "They liked that the instructors were free with the kids -- they we'rent strict with their time" -My daughter's words. They had a lot of tennis play which they loved and the drills were very good! My daughter really loved the pool option- My kids don't have a lot of tennis experience (they've each had about 20 lessons) and they came away from this intensive 3 days with a lot more skill & loving tennis even more.
Can't wait for next summer!
July 2, 2021: My son absolutely loved this camp. He wants to go again this summer and can't wait for next summer. :) He felt included, encouraged, and that feedback was helpful but kind.
— Kim S., Parent
Favorite camp to go to!
July 10, 2021: This is Sam's third year coming to the camp and it's bar far his favorite. He wants to be the first one there and last one to leave. "Nike Cup" is a huge hit for him. He always says the coaches are great too. I love that lunch is included and Sam says they pick good options, so that's a win-win as well.
— Sara E., Parent
Love the coaches and always have a blast
July 23, 2021: This is my girls' favorite camp every summer! They learn a lot, love the coaches and always have a blast. I appreciate the attention they get from their coaches and the detailed evaluations at the end of the week. Thank you!
— Grayson D., Parent
Loved playing tennis all day
August 6, 2021: Hugh simply loved playing tennis all day and improving his game. He also loves the different competitions.
— Kim S., Parent
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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.