Nike Tennis Camp at University of San Diego
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A favorite Southern California tennis camp, the Nike Tennis Camp at USD boasts superior instruction, facilities, weather, food, and location. Our San Diego tennis camp focuses on sportsmanship, individual improvement, and having tons of fun!
The Directors of our SoCal tennis camp have over 70 years of combined camp and coaching experience and deliver an unparalleled program for kids of all skill levels.
- Instruction from USD Tennis Coaches Sherri Stephens and Ryan Keckley
- 5-6 hours of daily tennis
- Low camper to staff ratio
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Co-Director Ryan Keckley
Ryan Keckley led the Toreros to their third straight WCC Championship in his first year as Head Coach of the Men's tennis team at USD.View Ryan Keckley's Bio ⟩
USD went undefeated in WCC play and set a school record with 15 shutouts. Additionally, Uros Petronijevic became the first Torero All-American since 2009 and the doubles duo of Filip Vittek and Jordan Angus advanced to the Round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championships, the furthest for a Torero tandem since 2002. As a team, the Toreros finished No. 29 in the country and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships.
"Ryan Keckley is a rising star in college tennis," said Shaney Fink, Senior Associate Director of Athletics/SWA, at the time of his hire. "His knowledge of the game and proven success, passion for student athlete development and demonstration of the core values of the University of San Diego make him a perfect fit to lead our Torero men's tennis program. We are excited to welcome him to the Torero family."
Keckley spent three seasons as USD's assistant coach to Brett Masi from September 2009 through July, 2012. He replaced Masi, who accepted the head coach position at Texas Tech University. Keckley was named the Southwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year in his final season at Alcala Park after the Toreros finished 18-9 overall, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished with a national ranking of No. 26. During his second season with USD the Toreros finished 19-7 overall, won the West Coast Conference Championship, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished with a national ranking of No. 29. USD's record during his three year tenure was 49-25 (.662 winning percentage).
The Toreros had a player in each of the last two NCAA singles tournaments during Keckley's tenure as well as a team in the 2011 NCAA doubles event. At the end of Keckley's first season in 2010, the Toreros brought in the 14th-ranked recruiting class in the nation, according to TennisRecruiting.net
"I left San Diego three years ago hoping for the chance to once again coach and mentor at USD, stated Ryan Keckley. "San Diego has always held a strong place in my heart, and I am so grateful to be returning as the head coach. I am thankful to Ky Snyder and the entire search committee for granting me the opportunity to represent this prestigious institution and lead an exceptional group of young men. San Diego has a rich tennis tradition in the WCC and on a national scale, and I am humbled to be associated with such a competitive community of athletics. We expect to achieve success and to work tirelessly to push past the impressive resume that is historically representative of Torero tennis."
Keckley returns to USD after being assistant coach for Princeton University the past three seasons. During his time with the Tigers, Keckley helped Princeton to 48 wins including 18 in the most recent 2015 spring season, the second-most wins in a single campaign in program history. The 2015 campaign also saw Keckley and the Tigers end a 17-year NCAA tournament drought, returning to the draw for the first time since 1998. For his efforts, Keckley was named the ITA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year, his second such award in four seasons.
Keckley enjoyed a successful undergraduate career at Notre Dame before moving into the coaching ranks. Keckley was a mainstay in the ITA doubles rankings while at Notre Dame, ending his career with the third-most doubles victories (81) in program history. The Irish advanced to the NCAA tournament in all four of his years there, twice reaching the Round of 16.
Keckley earned three All-Big East Tournament Team doubles honors as well as achieving Big East Academic All-Star status three times. While helping the Irish to three Big East Conference championships, Keckley was ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation in doubles while also reaching No. 115 in singles play. He played in the 2007 NCAA doubles tournament and was also an ITA Midwest Regional doubles champion.
Keckley, a South Bend, Ind., native, was the 2002 Indiana state high school singles champion before moving on to his hometown school.
Camp Director Nadia Abdala
Nadia Abdala was promoted to head coach in June 2022 after eight seasons as an assistant coach for the Torero women's tennis program. Abdala made an immediate impact with the program in the recruiting department helping the Toreros land some outstanding national and international players over the past eight seasons. Over her last three seasons as assistant coach, USD earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament three times and accumulated an overall record of 48-17 during that span.View Nadia's Bio ⟩
Abdala is a three-time Southwest Region's Assistant Coach of the Year by the ITA (2015-16, 2018-19 & 2020-21), and she joined the Torero family for the 2014-15 season after competing on the WTA professional tour and coaching junior players in the La Jolla school system.
In her time with USD, she has helped lead the Toreros reach the nation's top-40 rankings in the last three seasons (2020, 2021, and 2022) while the Toreros reached the NCAA Tournament as a team in 2019 and 2021. In a shortened 2020 season, both of USD's top players were ranked.
In 2020, Abdala helped USD land the nation's No. 14 recruiting class.
She guided Solymar Colling to All-American honors in 2019, in addition to appearances in the NCAA Singles Championships in 2021 and 2022.
Abdala was a standout player while at Arizona State University (2006-2010). She was lettered in four NCAA team appearances; three NCAA singles appearances and one doubles NCAA appearance. She was a part of a top 25 Pac-10 program, yet also found great success nationally in both doubles and singles. Abdala received a career-high ranking of No. 11 doubles (2008), while being tabbed at No. 19 in singles (2008).
After college, Abdala transitioned to the WTA professional tour. Achieving a ranking as high as No. 517 in the world in singles and No. 524 in doubles. She was recognized by the ITF for being one of three players to jump more than 500 spots in the rankings in 2011. Abdala competed twice in the international Federation Cup tournament representing Mexico.
Abdala is a 2020 masters graduate of USD’s Leadership Studies program. She is a 2010 graduate of Arizona State University and is from Mexico City, Mexico. She received her Bachelor's degree in Communications while at Arizona State.
2023 CAMP DATES
Head Director: Ryan Keckley
- June 18-23
- June 25-30
- July 2-7
Head Director: Nadia Abdala
- July 9-14
- July 16-21
- July 23-28
- July 30-August 4
We offer Full Day Camps (9:00am-4:00pm) for kids ages 10-18 with All skills, Tournament Training, and High School programs for all sessions.
All sessions are open to players of all abilities. 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. Open to any and all players.
- High School Program: The High School Program is geared towards 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.
Ryan Keckley Sessions
- Check-In: All campers check in Sunday 9:15am-10:00am at the Cindy and Skip Hogan Tennis Center.
- Check-out: Graduation is at 12:00pm on Friday at the Cindy and Skip Hogan Tennis Center. Check-out immediately follows at 12:30pm.
- Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 10:00am-12:15pm, Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm, Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
Nadia Abdala Sessions
- Check-In: All campers check in Sunday 9:30am-10:00am at the Cindy and Skip Hogan Tennis Center.
- Check-out: Graduation is at 12:00pm on Friday at the Cindy and Skip Hogan Tennis Center. Check-out immediately follows at 12:30pm.
- Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm, Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Daily tennis training, morning and afternoon sessions
- Supervision: Staff members provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt and prize
- Lunch will be provided for Day Campers
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, & FACILITY
- 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: Campers play on 8 courts at the Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center, located on the West side of the USD campus.
- Drop off/Parking: Drop off will be right in front of the steps to the facility. Counselors will be waiting for your campers arrival to greet you! If parents would like to park and watch for the morning or afternoon, please park in the guest parking lot as you enter USD on the west side of campus. You will pass a kiosk in which the guest parking will be immediately on your left.
- 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 shoes (no running shoes)
Sweatshirt/warm-up jacket and pants
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.
The USD campus, built in Spanish Renaissance style, is situated on 180 acres of the mesa overlooking San Diego’s beautiful Mission Bay. It has been rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. The USD campus provides a safe, secure environment, and adds an exciting cultural dimension to the total tennis camp experience. We always incorporate a tour of the campus during one of our lunches, so that the kids have an idea of the size of the campus and the beauty they are surrounded by!
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Love going to camp every year
July 18, 2021: My daughter truly enjoys this camp every year. The counselors are always friendly, Bill is fabulous and the location is unbeatable.
— Erin C., Parent
July 17, 2021: Patrick loved the format of drills in the morning and match play in the afternoon. He enjoyed the coaches and the great lunches at the USD cafeteria. The new USD tennis facility is amazing!
— Holly H., Parent
Coaching and competition were outstanding
July 10, 2021: Alex loved the USD Nike tennis camp, the quality of the coaching and the competition were outstanding. All of the coaches made it so fun and taught them so much everyday that Alex cannot wait to go to camp at USD again! He is already missing the coaches and the kids there!
— Dionne M., Parent
Hooked on tennis!
July 3, 2021: Miles has not really played organized tennis before and he is hooked! He cried when it was over and wants to go back every week next summer!
— Sara F., Parent
Can't wait to come back!
June 26, 2021: Sammie extremely enjoyed playing tennis this week and meeting new friends and coaches. She can’t wait to come back:)
— Jennifer R., Parent
Would return to camp in a heartbeat!
June 26, 2021: Top quality coaches. Loved the diversity of backgrounds. Lots of tennis and match play was perfect. We would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you!!
— Danielle E., Parent
Great in every way
August 23, 2019: She loved the dorm experience...and meeting kids from far away places. It was great in every way! Sherri is AMAZING!
— Amy R. - Parent
Fantastic coaching staff, great experience
August 5, 2019: USD is a beautiful as safe place. Coaches were very warm and friendly. He loves the lunch in USD. Coaches were very professional. Director Richard was so kind, I forgot Friday was half-day camp, he took care of him for the whole afternoon. Thank you! We had wonderful experience with all staffs of Nike Tennis Camp in USD. I Will share our experience with all my friends, some of them are looking forward to joining tennis camp next year.
— Yan L. - Parent
Ryan Keckley and his team ran an amazing week of camp!
July 13, 2019: Amazing tennis, great instruction by coaches, incredible match play and skills instruction, great conditioning, a beautiful and safe environment, fun evening activities, overall amazing learning experience. Ryan Keckley and his team ran an amazing week of Camp!!!
— Saku Q. - Parent
Loved meeting new people from all over the world
July 23, 2019: Our daughter loved meeting new people from all over the world and experiencing kids at all levels of skill. She made connections with people she really enjoys.
— Michelle B. - Parent
Amazing Camp overall and great experience!
July 27, 2019: She loved it! Amazing camp overall and great experience! The tennis was great, the coaches were amazing and the dorm experience was so fun! My daughter wants to go back next year for sure! Also, the food was great!
— Nicole E. - Parent
Facilities were great!
August 2, 2019: Very excited about his complete stay in the camp. The facilities were great, competition, comfortable. He's very happy about his confidence in the game.
— Jose S. - Parent
Loves the camaraderie
August 4, 2019: He loves the camaraderie and seeing kids from previous year!
— Kono B. - Parent
We had not even made it home before he asked if he could go again next year.
August 23, 2018: Our son loved it. He loved spending the night and the whole independent experience. He loved playing points/games/matches all week. We had not even made it home before he asked if he could go again next year.
— Sofia S. - Parent
Really loved this camp
August 24, 2018: My son really loved this camp and wants to return next year.
— Anna B. - Parent
July 28, 2017: Jared had a GREAT time. Wants to do it next year and do it as an overnight camp. He loved it and thought the instructors were exceptional. Thanks to everyone!
— Chris J. Parent
August 08, 2017: Improvement in his tennis game. Meeting great campers and working with encouraging coaches. Jayden said he was glad he got to stay overnight. He felt that he was able to bond with the other campers allowing him to have a great experience.
— Marichelle. Parent
Upped his game
August 08, 2017: He met wonderful children from all over and so many terrific tennis players it upped his game. My son did 2 weeks. So maybe just switching up nightly activities. Otherwise you people Rock! Great time for my son
— LeeAnn T. Parent
August 8, 2017: It was one of the best experiences. I made so many new friends.
— Cris E. Camper
August 8, 2017: CHILD'S CONFIDENCE IMPROVED WITH THE PERSONAL ENCOURAGEMENT RECEIVED FROM CAMP STAFF. THE BEACH OUTING WAS GREAT.
— Luis F. Parent
August 22, 2017: he loved playing games and getting the awards at the end of the week !!
— Myriam J. Parent
exceeded the whole family's expectations
August 4, 2016: Our three daughters, of all different tennis abilities, attended Nike tennis camp at USD. It was their first ever tennis camp and it exceeded the whole family's expectations by a long shot. The girls loved the experience and we were very impressed by the organization, enthusiasm, and commitment of all the staff. It made for an amazing experience and our daughters are already asking if they can come back next year! A real delight for us as parents to see how much the love of tennis has grown for our children this week. Thanks to Bill, Sherri, Johnny and team!
— Mark H. Parent
camp is really well organized
August 4, 2016: The camp is really well organized and a great opportunity to make new friends.
— Leo B. Camper
Special thank you to Bill Scott
July 28, 2016: Great Team! Special thank you to Bill Scott for always delivering high education and smiling!
— Ricardo L. Camper
camp was the highlight of his summer!
July 27, 2016: This was my 13-year-old son's first sleep-away camp experience. None of his friends attended with him. The camp was the highlight of his summer! He met so many new friends who share his passion for tennis. They had fun on and off the court. He already is organizing with his new friends to attend next summer. Thank you to the director and camp staff for providing a positive, unforgettable experience!
— Kathleen P. Parent
All of the staff was wonderful
7/27/2016 - The Director Bill Scott was great. He was there every day to greet parents, and he knew and cared about each camper. All of the staff was wonderful!
— Elise L. Parent
7/27/2016 - Great experience! The staff was very helpful, and made it a lot of fun! Thanks a lot.
— Mariply N. Camper
had so much fun and improved his skills
7/15/2016 - Andrej had so much fun and enjoyed the camp. It has improved his skills, and he felt great having older kids to play with. He loved everyone, his coach Tac was awesome! He got to make new friends and says he will be Novak Djokovic one day. We look forward to bring him to the camp next year.
— Jovanka M. Parent
7/27/2016 - Loved it to bits!
— Riley H. Camper
Nike tennis camp is my favorite camp ever
7/27/2016 - Nike tennis camp is my favorite camp ever! All of the coaches and people are always very nice and funny and I always have so much fun at the camp.
— Lola W. Camper
speaks highly of Nike camp
7/5/2016 - Tyler had a great time as much as he did not want to admit it to me... He shared his experience with his friends and cousins and spoke highly of Nike camp. Everyone is wonderful. Thank you, Bill and Sherry, for running such a great camp.
— Shadi K. Parent
wished it was a larger camp
7/2/2016 - My son would have preferred more kids there. I know that's hard to plan for, but I would have sent him to a different week even at last minute notice.
— Jodi G. Parent
really enjoyed bonding with the coaches
7/1/2016 - Marla really enjoyed bonding with the coaches, playing tough competitive players and meeting new people!
— Rita S. Parent
nothing but great things to say about camp
7/1/2016 - My son had nothing but great things to say about his week at camp. Thanks to everyone!!
— Eric S. Parent
add a few more hours
7/1/2016 - The only change I would like to see made is for an hour to be added to both the first and last days. They are too short.
— Bella C. Camper
suggest a parent's social at the beginning of camp
8/4/2015 - We suggest a parent's social at the beginning of camp (perhaps Sunday evening). This would give parents an opportunity to meet the counselor's, other parents and ask any questions.
— Danielle S. Parent
loved the camp!
8/3/2015 - Caroline loved the camp! Enjoyed all the tennis and instruction from the counselors, directors and coach! Thanks to all!
— Kathryn S. Parent
counselors are enthusiastic, helpful and extremely knowledgeable
7/31/2015 - Bill Scott and Sherri Stephens are wonderful directors, and John Hackbart is an outstanding Assistant director. The counselors are enthusiastic, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. They do such a great job with this camp and that is why the kids come back year after year!
— Liza K. Parent
staff helps boost confidence as well as skills
7/30/2015 - My son was the camper and he loved it. The staff is very welcoming (this is our 3rd year) and helps boost confidence as well as skills. Not a bad venue either USD!
— Kristin H. Parent
had an amazing time at this camp
7/25/2015 - I had an amazing time at this camp. The coaches, you could tell, loved teaching and were amazing at what they did. I definitely cannot wait to come back next summer!
— Isabel B. Camper
cannot thank the staff enough
7/3/2015 - It was a great experience for my 10 year old daughter. She had never been at any kind of overnight camp and was very nervous the first day. The staff was amazing and she ended up having the best week and cannot wait to go again. I cannot thank the staff enough for how they mad her time so enjoyable!!
— Kelly G. Parent
Not one complaint!
7/2/2015 - Great experience. Not one complaint. Loved everything about it!
— Maja K. Camper
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