Nike Tennis Camp at Old Dominion University
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Introducing our newest Nike Tennis Camp location, Old Dominion University offers a safe and fun environment for tennis athletes to improve their skills and take their game to the next level.
With instruction from Old Dominion University's Head Women's Tennis Coach, Dominic Manilla, this program provides the opportunity to learn from experienced coaches who are eager to teach young athletes everything they know about the sport they love.
- Instruction from ODU Women’s head coach, Dominic Manilla, and his expert staff
- Training at the Folkes/Steves Tennis Center, including 8 indoor and 12 outdoor courts
- 5-6 hours of daily tennis instruction; low camper to staff ratio
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Camp Director Dominic Manilla
Dominic Manilla is in his seventh season at the helm of the Old Dominion University women's tennis program.View Dominic's Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
Manilla was recently named the 2018 ITA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year.
Manilla just completed his seventh year as a head coach at Old Dominion. The Monarchs compiled a 19-5 record, highlighted by a season high ITA national ranking of No. 35 and a 5-2 victory at Virginia.
Manilla had his most effective year as the head coach of the program in 2014-15, as he had his Lady Tennis Monarchs nationally ranked throughout the season. ODU finished the year nationally ranked No. 56 by the ITA after an impressive 16-6 overall record
Coming off an impressive 2014-15 regular season, Manilla and ODU earned a No. 3 seed in the C-USA tournament before falling in the semifinals. Manilla defeated two Hall of Fame coaches on the season in Paul Kostin (VCU) and Dr. David Porter (BYU-Hawaii). At one point, Manilla had ODU on an eight-match win streak, as well as winners in 11 of 12 matches.
In all, Manilla had five different Lady Tennis Monarchs achieve All-Conference honors in the 2014-15 season.
In their second season in C-USA (2013-14), the Lady Monarchs tallied an overall record of 12-6-1, including an impressive record of 9-3 while playing at home. Manilla led ODU to a thrilling 4-3 comeback victory over Tulane in the first round of the C-USA Tournament before falling to eventual champion Rice.
The Lady Monarchs completed their first season in Conference USA in 2012, capping the year by defeating UAB in the first round of the Conference Championships team, becoming ODU's first sport to claim a win in a Conference USA Tournament. ODU finished the year 13-9, with four of the losses coming to schools ranked in the top-50 in the nation.
Manilla, an ODU Graduate and former men's tennis player, spent a year coaching at the prestigious John McEnroe Tennis Academy in New York. Manilla was a part of the day-to-day on court training and worked closely with McEnroe, Gilad Bloom (former ATP #56 ranking and Academy Director) and Fritz Buehning (former ATP #21 ranking and Assistant Academy Director).
Before joining the McEnroe Academy, Manilla returned to his alma mater for three years as an assistant coach. Manilla joined the Monarchs in the fall of 2007 and helped ODU to a third place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association, and ranking as high as No. 38 during the season, and an appearance in the conference tournament semifinals.
Dominic grew up in a tennis family as his father, Ron Manilla, is the Tennis Tournament Director and Master Pro at Boars Head Sports Club, as well as a PTR International Master Professional. Dominic's brother, Josef Manilla, is the Director of Tennis at Lynchburg College, where he oversees all aspects of the men's and women's programs for the Hornets.
Dominic also worked at the Norfolk Yacht Club, where he trained several ranked junior players. Manilla finished his career at ODU with an 18-15 record and was part of the 2007 team that defeated Virginia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and finished with an overall ranking of No. 31.
Tennis Tips by Dominic:
Nike Tennis Camps is happy to return to Old Dominion University! We are offering two weeks of day (8:45am-4:30pm) tennis sessions for campers ages 8-18 with All Skills and Tournament Training program options.
2019 Camp Dates and Offerings
- July 22-26 (All Skills & Tournament Training)
- July 29 - August 2 (All Skills & Tournament Training)
Camp Program Offerings
All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
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.
Tournament Training Program
The Tournament Training Program is geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies and work on mental toughness.
- Check-in is on Monday between 8:30am-8:45am for all campers.
- Graduation: 4:00pm at the tennis courts for all campers. Parents are invited to attend!
- Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony at 4:30pm at the courts.
Daily Program Schedule
- Day campers should be dropped off every day (except check-in day) by 8:45am at the tennis courts.
- Pick up time for Day Campers is 4:30pm each day at tennis courts.
- A more complete schedule will be given to you upon check-in.
Campers play at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center, which includes 8 indoor and 12 outdoor hard surface courts.
Lunch is included for all day campers.
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: TNXRWM
Open to any and all entrants limited only by number, gender, and age.
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Staff were fabulous
July 28, 2018: The coach and staff were fabulous
— Tim W. - Parent
July 29, 2018: Best Socks Award! Awesomeness
— Dusty W. - Parent
Appropriately divided students based on ability
August 04, 2018: Camp was able to appropriately divide students based on their ability. I loved that lunch was provided - less work for parents
— Michelle G. - Parent
Gained a lot of knowledge
It was fun and he gained a lot of knowledge
— Kym J. - Parent
Lots of tennis!
August 25, 2018: Loved meeting new friends, the frequent match play, and the daily camp schedule because there was time for lots of tennis!
— David L. - Parent