Nike Tennis Camp at Colby College
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The residential and commuter junior tennis camp at Colby College in Maine delivers the perfect mix of technical tennis instruction including strokes, movement, conditioning, mental toughness, sportsmanship and match play.
This 2019 tennis camp at Colby College is directed by newly-appointed Head Tennis Coach Adam Reeb. Having served as the camp director of Seattle University Nike Tennis Camp for the past three years, Reeb carries unique camp-running experience and a love for teaching the game of tennis.
- Instruction from Colby College Head Tennis Coach, Adam Reeb, and his experienced staff.
- 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio (4:1 or 5:1)
- All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt and fun prizes!
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Camp Director Adam Reeb
Adam Reeb starts his first season as head coach of the Colby College men's and women's tennis programs for the 2018-19 academic year. He was the camp director of the Nike Tennis Camp at Seattle University for the past 3 summers.View Adam's Bio ⟩
Reeb was the head coach for both teams at NCAA Division I Seattle University, NCAA Division II McKendree University, and NAIA Lindenwood University.
"Adam is a talented coach who has shown an ability to identify talent and build highly competitive programs," said Jake Olkkola, the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics at Colby. "I believe the future of Colby tennis is very bright under Adam's leadership. We are excited to welcome him and his family to Waterville."
Coach Reeb, the head coach at Seattle University the past three years, is moving across the country for his new position.
"I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to lead the tennis programs at such a prestigious institution," said Reeb, a native of Belleville, Ill. "This is an exciting time to be joining the school and athletics department, and I can't wait to get started working with our student athletes. We are going to work diligently every day to have the best tennis programs possible, achieve academic excellence, make an impact in the community, and compete for NESCAC championships and work our way up the national rankings."
Reeb was the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Pacific Northwest Division College Coach of the Year in 2016. As an assistant coach at McKendree, Reeb was the 2010 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NAIA Men's Region III Assistant Coach of the Year.
Reeb had more than 60 wins between the two programs at Seattle University. The women's team made the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) tourney semifinals all three years. The men's team also made the WAC semifinals in 2016. Both the men's and women's teams earned the 2017 ITA Division I Northwest Region Community Service Award.
"Colby fits in perfectly with what is important to me and where I want to be," Reeb said. "Colby is an institution where you can achieve excellence both on and off the court. I believe in the education of the whole student athlete and a well-rounded student athlete experience. Coaching at Colby allows me the opportunity to pursue that passion."
In two years as head coach at McKendree, Reeb guided the men's program to 35 wins and the women to 31 victories. The men's team qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in school history in 2014 and was ranked in the ITA national poll.
Before spending one season as head coach at Lindenwood in his hometown, Reeb was an assistant coach at Saint Louis University, his alma mater, from August 2010 to July 2012. He started his coaching career as an assistant at McKendree for the 2009-10 academic year.
Reeb was a two-year captain and a four-year member of the men's tennis team at Saint Louis. A business administration major, he was named the outstanding senior in management by the John Cook School of Business. After graduating in May 2009 from Saint Louis, Reeb earned his master's degree from the United States Sports Academy in August 2010.
We offer two weeks of Overnight and Full Day (9:00am-4:00pm) camp options for boy and girls, ages 8-18, of all tennis ability levels. This camp runs from Sunday to Thursday.
2019 Camp Dates
- June 23-27
- July 14-18
Camp Program Offerings
All Skills Program
The All Skills Program is geared towards players ages 10-18 of all skill levels. This program is geared towards beginners through advanced players who love this sport. This program includes tennis drills, match-play sessions, and some strength & injury prevention training, conditioning for footwork, speed, agility, and endurance.
- All campers check in at 1:30pm on Sunday at the tennis courts on the Colby College campus. Full Day campers depart at 4:00pm on Sunday.
- All campers check out of camp at 4:00pm on Thursday.
Day Camper Schedule
- Sunday: Day campers check-in from 1:30pm and depart at 4:00pm that evening.
- Mon-Thurs: Campers should arrive at the tennis courts at 9:00am and depart at 4:00pm.
Lunch is included for all Full Day campers. Overnight campers receive three full meals daily. Campers dine at Colby College's on-campus cafeteria.
Colby College is home to the Alfond-Wales Tennis Courts which features 10 newly resurfaced outdoor hard-courts.
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.
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The Nike Tennis Camp at Colby College will run for the first time in 2019.
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