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The University of Illinois Tennis Camp is among the top junior tennis camps in the Midwest. Join Fighting Illini Women's Coach, Evan Clark for an unforgettable Nike summer tennis camp experience in Champagne-Urbana!

This junior tennis camp in IL offers overnight and day tennis camp options for boys and girls, ages 9-18, of all ability levels. Campers will work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun.  

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Fighting Illini Head Women's Coach, Evan Clark, and his expert staff
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis training with drilling and match play
  • Fun variety of off-court activities for overnight campers
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Tennis Camp Illinois Coach Clark

    Camp Director Evan Clark

    In June of 2016, Evan Clark was named head coach of the Illinois women's tennis team. Clark served as the program's interim coach throughout the 2015-16 season and had been with the Fighting Illini since December 2014 in an assistant role.

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Camp Details

We offer Overnight and Day (8:30am-4:00pm) camps for boys and girls, ages 9-18, with All Skills, Tournament Training, and High School programs. 

2018 Camp Dates and Offerings 

  • June 10-14 (All Skills & Tournament Training)
  • June 17-21 (All Skills & High School) 
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Camp Programs

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 tennis instruction 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.

High School Session

The high school program is provided for players ages 13-18 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • Overnight Campers check-in 1:00pm on Sunday at the dorms - Florida Avenue Residence Hall. 
  • Day Campers check-in at 1:30pm on Sunday at the dorms - Florida Avenue Residence Hall.
  • Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
  • Day Campers will depart that evening at 9:00pm.
Check-Out
  • All campers check-out 11:30am on Thursday. 
  • A graduation ceremony will proceed right after checkout.  All parents are invited to come!

Day Camp Program

  • Sunday: Day campers check-in at 1:30pm and depart at 9:00pm
  • Monday-Wednesday: Day campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 4:00pm.
  • Thursday: All campers check-out at 11:30am immediately following graduation.

Meals

All meals are included for Overnight campers, starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Thursday. Lunch is provided for all Day campers Monday-Wednesday.

Courts

Campers play daily at the nationally recognized Atkins Tennis Center and Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex, featuring 6 indoor and 20 lighted outdoor tennis courts.  Home of the 2013 NCAA Men's and Women's Tennis Championship, this facility is outstanding.

Dorms

2018: TBA | 2017: Overnight Campers will stay on campus at the Florida Avenue Residence Hall and eat in the dining facilities. Campers will sleep 2 per room (no triples available) and are assigned by age, gender and roommate requests. 

Evening Activities

Evening activities may include Movie night, Tournament Night, and Swimming.

Weekend Stayovers

There are no weekend stayovers offered at this location.

Travel

The University of Illinois is within three hours driving distance from Chicago or St. Louis and is also accessible by air. The O’Hare & Midway bus service provides transportation between major Chicago airports and the University of Illinois campus.

Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.  If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly directly to the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, which enjoys daily jet service from Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and St. Louis and schedule a public shuttle from the airport to camp.  For info on shuttles, visit the airport’s ground transportation website at http://www.flypia.com/parking.php .

If you have a camper arriving by air and is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there may be a fee that needs to be paid in advance of camp. You will still have to arrange transportation to/from camp. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information.

Rain Plan

In the case of rain we have indoor courts available for use as needed, and we will also cross train.

Registration Packet

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: TNXRUI

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 8:45am Tennis Instruction
  • 10:00am Break
  • 10:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
  • 11:45am Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:15pm Tennis Program, Match Play
  • 2:45pm Break
  • 3:00pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
  • 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
  • 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis
  • 5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
  • 7:15pm Evening Activity
  • 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
  • 10:15pm Lights Out

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.20 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Wants to return next year

    August 1, 2017: My son really enjoyed the camp and definiltey wants to return next year.

    — Kinnari S. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Different experience than other location

    July 26, 2017: This is our second Nike Tennis camp, completely different from last year in Sedona at a resort with 15 campers. So, I know I'm not comparing apples to apples. :) All our kids had a great time, and we appreciated the coaches enthusiasm and efforts to make the entire week fun for all. But I do think there could have been more individual help with skill training or even tournament training. Perhaps if there were more coaches or less games that didn't involve tennis. Perhaps some serving training or strategy around tournament play if they needed to rest their feet. I don't think any of my kids felt like their skills or insights improved, other than from just basic time on court.  But overall, I appreciate the quality of excellence in standards that Nike keeps. One son went to a Nike Lacrosse camp this summer and loved it. We will likely look for another tennis camp again next summer, closer to home in Denver.

    — Sonya D. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Made lots of friends

    August 2, 2017: Made lots of friends, food was good, dorms were good, coaching staff was nice

    — Kristen A. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    "blown away" by how fun his experience was

    July 30, 2015: My 9 year old son, Jack, was "blown away" by how fun his experience was. He had just turned 9 and was away from home for the first time being an overnight camper. The staff did an amazing job chaperoning Jack and had great non-tennis activities to make his experience even more fun. Jack greatly improved his tennis game, but most importantly he advanced himself socially.

    — Victor H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    very nice staff

    July 30, 2015: The staff were very nice and considerate to the campers.

    — Chris V. Parent

    • 5/5.
    My son loved the Nike tennis camp

    July 25, 2015: My son loved the Nike tennis camp. He can't wait to go again next year and my other sons also want to attend. One suggestion on the website for the University of Illinois camp is to put specific information about when and where to pick up the camper. We signed up late and didn't receive the packet, so there was nowhere for me to find the information needed up pick up. I quick and easy change to the website is all that's needed. Thank you.

    — Karol M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    This camp was the BEST!

    July 25, 2015: This camp was the BEST! U of I's tennis facility was top notch, but the best part were all the coaches. So much fun!!!

    — Claire S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    learned a lot

    7/24/2015 - Roberta made great friends and learned a lot.

    — Bridget S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    wonderful experience

    7/23/2015 - Wonderful experience and I can't wait to do it again!

    — Maureen M. Camper

    • 5/5.
    better skill groupings

    7/10/2015 - I wish I would have been paired more by ability. I would prefer to be with kids my level or better. The rest was good!

    — Brad M. Camper

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Nike Tennis Camp at University of Illinois

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Evan Clark, Camp Director
1800 South Wright Street
Champaign, Illinois 61802

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, Tournament Training
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $725.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30am-4:00pm $445.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day (8:30am-8:30pm) $515.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, High School,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $725.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30am-4:00pm $445.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day (8:30am-8:30pm) $515.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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