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We are excited for the Nike Tennis Camp at the University of Illinois to return this summer! The University of Illinois Tennis Camp is among the top junior tennis camps in the Midwest. Join Fighting Illini Head Coaches Evan Clark and Brad Dancer for an unforgettable tennis camp experience in Champagne-Urbana!

This junior tennis camp in Illinois offers overnight and day tennis camp options for boys and girls, ages 9-18, of all ability levels. Campers will be challenged to learn new skills, improve their tennis game, and create lasting friendships!

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Fighting Illini Head Coaches Evan Clark and Brad Dancer
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis training with drilling and match play
  • Wide variety of fun off-court activities for overnight campers
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Tennis Camp Illinois Coach Clark

    Co-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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    Co-Director Brad Dancer

    Head coach Brad Dancer enters his 19th season on the staff and 18th as head coach of the Illinois men’s tennis team. Dancer became Illinois’ 19th head men’s tennis coach on June 28, 2005, after serving his first year on the staff as an associate head coach under Illini legend Craig Tiley.

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  • Camp Director Tim Kopinski

    Tim Kopisnki enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Fighting Illini men's tennis program in 2022-23. Kopinski's hire was announced by head coach Brad Dancer on June 22, 2022.

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Camp Details


  • June 9-13
  • June 13-17
  • June 17-21
  • June 21-25 (Cancelled, All Campers Emailed as of 4/11/24)


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

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.
  • 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: All campers will check in from 1:30pm-2:30pm on the first day of camp (6/9,6/13,6/17,6/21) at ISR Hall.
  • Check-out: Camp graduation will begin at 11:00am at Atkins Tennis Center on the last day of camp (6/13, 6/17,6/21,6/25). Parents, please meet your campers at Atkins Tennis Center. Camp graduation will finish by 11:30am and then the parents will take their campers back to the dorm to get their belongings.
  • Day Camp Schedule: 9:00am-4:30pm during the camp session (refer to check-in and check-out times for the first and last day of camp)


  • Instruction: Daily tennis training, morning and afternoon sessions
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided
  • 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


  • Overnight Campers: All meals are provided
  • Day Campers: Lunch is provided


  • Ratio: 5:1 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: Atkins Tennis Center: 20 lighted outdoor courts, 6 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


The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Camp Information Packets, and emailed to all campers closer to the camp's start date.

  • Dorm: ISR (Illinois Street Residence) Hall
  • Dorm Address: 1012 W Illinois St, Urbana, IL 61801
  • Number of Campers per Room: 2, no triples available
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
  • Linens: Bed linens are provided (sheets, blanket, towel, facecloth, and pillow)
  • Air Conditioning: The dorms do have A/C. Campers are still encouraged to bring a fan
  • Dining Hall: ISR Dining Hall


  • Nintendo Game Night: We’ve partnered with Nintendo to offer one fun game night during camp, allowing campers to take the competition off the court and onto the Nintendo Switch system with sports-focused games. If you do not wish for your camper to participate, please be sure to let a staff member know at Check-In.
  • Evening Activities: May include movie night, tournament night, and swimming
  • Weekend Stayovers: Not offered at this location


Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from the 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, and 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.....

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.


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)


  • Athletic clothing mentioned above (1-2 pairs/day)

  • Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts 1 pair/day)

  • Undergarments (1-2pair/day)

  • Pajamas

  • Shower flip flops

  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)

  • Personal items & medications

  • Washcloth and bath towel

  • Fan (optional)

  • Bed sheets (if linens are not provided)

  • Comforter/blanket (if linens are not provided)

  • Pillow/pillow case (if linens are not provided)

  • Please pack campers with some spending money for evening activities!


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: TNXRUI

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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

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    June 17, 2022: My son learned lots of skill and it built his confidence is his tennis skills.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 25, 2023: He loved everyone he met.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 28, 2023: This camp made tennis FUN!

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    June 20, 2023: Fun to play so many matches.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 16, 2023: My child was saturated in tennis.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 28, 2023: Staff was fun, energetic, positive

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2023: She had fun, learned and was challenged!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2023: The staff and facilities were fantastic.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 17, 2023: High level talent in staff and participants

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 28, 2023: So much tennis and great facilities and coaches.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 20, 2023: Everything from tennis practice, food, activities.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 16, 2023: Having Fun w/ New Friends. Loved the counselors. Cafeteria was GREAT !

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 30, 2022: Meeting new people and getting the opportunity to play against stronger players.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 17, 2022: Meeting new friends and getting the experience and coaching from the coaching staff.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 20, 2022: Learning so many different things, making new friends, and having very friendly coach

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2022: My daughter had a lot of fun, made new friends, and became more confident in her tennis skills

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 21, 2023: Being on a campus like U of I and playing tennis at their facilities. Working with the instructors.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 29, 2023: Hearing how much fun my daughter had and seeing how much she learned and improved her skills while there.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2023: My daughter has a great time and really enjoyed her time at camp. She got help on her serve and is excited to come back

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 28, 2023: Our younger one was excited about winning tennis ping pong and coming home with Nike prizes. We also liked watching the tennis ping pong on graduation day.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 28, 2023: My child was able to connect with the coaches and learned a great deal from them (skills, mental health and life experiences). The coaches showed him they genuinely cared about the campers and wanted to teach them all they can. Coaches always had a smile on, always positive and are very interested in each camper.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 28, 2023: Being able to play and learn from a wide range of players, and THE COACHES!!! My daughter said they absolutely made the whole week. She is reserved and shy, and she said the coaches made her feel at ease immediately, and not only that, but inspired her! Their love for the game made her hungry for more. We are so incredibly grateful for this experience!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    My kids couldn't wait to go back each day.

    — Anonymous

Nike Tennis Camp at University of Illinois

Evan Clark, Co-Director
1800 South Wright Street
Champaign, Illinois 61802
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.

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