Nike Tennis Camp at George Washington University
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The Nike Tennis Camp in Washington, DC at George Washington University offers top notch instruction from expert coaches. With full day and half day camp options for kids of all levels, the DC tennis camp at GWU has something for everyone!
Our summer tennis camp at George Washington Tennis Center combines technical instruction and drilling from expert coaches, supervised match play and lots of fun games!
- Instruction from professional coaches with decades of playing and coaching experience
- 5-6 hours daily instruction; low camper to staff ratio
- Campers receive Nike Tennis Camps T-shirt and prizes
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Co-Director Dave Marshall
Dr. Dave Marshall and his staff's reputation for teaching excellence is recognized throughout the World and Copyrighted.View Dave's Bio ⟩
Dave's guidance and teaching has helped develop 105 state championship tennis players, 75 sectional champions, 25 USTA National Champions, and two US Open Qualifiers. He has sent 125 players on to play collegiate tennis. Dave has coached NCAA Champions, worked with Australian Open/Wimbledon Junior Girls's Finalist and thousands of students whose improved skills have led to their greater enjoyment of the game.
A former nationally-ranked collegiate player, Dave holds 12 Delaware Open titles singles, doubles and mixed doubles championships. He holds 15 national doubles titles. He is currently ranked #1 in the USA for over 45 Men's Doubles. He has held the number #1 spot for 2016, 2017, and now 2018. Dave has been the USPTA Middle States Pro of the Year, Delaware Pro of the Year, as well as HBCU National Coach of the Year. Additionally, he has been inducted into the Delaware Hall of Fame, USPTA Middle States Hall of Fame, as well as his former alma mater Washington College's Hall of Fame. Dave has also led his Men's team to win the USTA National Championships for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014, and 2015. Dr. Dave was the head coach of the men's and women's teams at Division III- Washington College. Dr. Dave was the head women's coach at Delaware State University a Division I program-where he led the team to a the Finals of the HBCU National Championship. Now, Dr. Dave is working alongside Dave Macpherson as an associate coach to the Bryan Brothers.
Dr Dave Marshall was Director of Tennis at Sea Colony for over 25 years until 2009. Dave's team of pro's (Dave Marshall & Associates) left the SC program in good shape and in the words of SC's Tennis Chair Under Dave's leadership Sea Colony tennis emerged as one of the premiere programs in the country, achieved national rankings in several categories and built a world class program. In August of 2009, Dave Marshall & Associates completed the Dave Marshall Tennis and Fitness Center in Lewes Delaware, where the Dave Marshall Tennis Academies are now headquartered. Within 9 months of opening, Dave Marshall Tennis Academies was ranked by Tennis Resorts Online. They are now ranked #23 Tennis Camp in the world by Tennis Resorts Online (as of January16, 2017).
Co-Director Jackson Bailey
Jackson Bailey is the Head coach at Delmarva Christian High SchoolView Jackson's Bio ⟩
Jackson was a regionally ranked junior and #1 singles player at Oakland Mills High School. He was a part of club tennis at Penn State and was formerly a teaching pro at Forest Hill Tennis Club. Jackson is currently pursuing a degree in business at Delaware Tech.
Co-Director Skip Perkins
Skip Perkins in the former Athletic Director at Howard University and Delaware State UniversityView Skip's Bio ⟩
Perkins is a former #1 player at UNC Central and holds a PHD in Education.
Camp Staff Ellis Ferreira
Ellis Ferreira is a former professional male tennis player from South Africa. He played collegiately at the University of Alabama, earning all-SEC and all-American honors.View Ellis's Bio ⟩
He won 2 Grand Slam doubles titles, the Men's title at the 2000 Australian Open with Rick Leach and the mixed doubles at the Australian Open with Corina Morariu in 2001. Ferreira was named the Senior Assistant Men's and Women's Tennis Head Coach at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, in July 2007.
Camp Staff David Macpherson
David Macpherson was named head coach of GW's men's tennis program on August 24, 2016.View David's Bio ⟩
In his first season at the helm, Macpherson led the Colonials to a successful 17-7 record and an appearance in the Atlantic 10 Championship semifinals. Three Colonials landed First Team All-Conference honors in 2017, while one student-athlete earned Academic All-Conference distinction.
Macpherson coached the Colonials to an upset victory over then-No. 38 South Alabama on neutral ground on March 15 for his first triumph over a ranked program as head coach.
From 2005-2016, Macpherson served as coach of professional American duo Bob and Mike Bryan - more widely known as the Bryan Brothers - guiding the famed tandem to an Olympic gold medal, 10 year-end world No. 1 rankings, 15 grand slam titles and 87 career titles. In 2014, Macpherson coached Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka to the 2014 Davis Cup title and was named World Team Tennis Coach of the Year in 2014.
Macpherson posted a stellar professional career on the ATP tour from 1984-2003 that saw the Tasmania, Australia, native reach a career-high ATP individual doubles ranking of No. 11 and a doubles team ranking of No. 8. Macpherson tallied 16 ATP tour titles - including the 1992 Masters Series Indian Wells crown - and amassed 288 career ATP tour victories.
In 2004, Macpherson founded the David Macpherson Tennis Academy in Sarasota, Florida, where he worked with high level junior players.
We offer Full Day (8:30am-3:00pm) and Half Day (8:30am-11:30am) camps for boys and girls, ages 6-17, with All Skills and 10&Under Tennis programs.
2019 Camp Dates
- June 10-14
- June 17-21
- June 24-28
- July 8-12
- July 15-19
- July 22-26
- July 29-August 2
- August 5-9
- August 12-16
- August 19-23
Full Day Camp: 8:30am-3:00pm
Half Day Camp: 8:30am-11:30am
Mornings consist of drilling, point play, conditioning and off court fun. Afternoons will focus on match play and other fun competitive games.
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 and includes concentrated work to develop the proper fundamentals and a mix of drilling and match play.
10 and Under Tennis
10&Under Tennis is an exciting way kids 10 and under are learning to play tennis as well as compete. The courts are smaller and balls are low-compression so they are easier to hit, allowing kids to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. It all makes it easy and fun for them to hit, play and score from the start while developing skills that will last a lifetime. Please note: This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts.
Monday-Friday: Drop off is at 8:00am-8:15am for all campers at the GW Tennis Center (5 min yellow zone). Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
Monday-Friday: Daily check out is at 11:30am for Half Day Campers and at 3:00pm for Full Day Campers at the GW Tennis Center.
Campers will play at the 11-court outdoor tennis courts at the George Washington (GW) Tennis Center.
Full day campers should bring their own lunch. We will break for lunch after the morning session and then have the option to swim before the afternoon session starts.
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.
Camp Code: TNXDGT
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:00am-8:15am Drop off
- 8:30am Warm-up
- 9:00am-11:30am Drilling/Conditioning/Off Court Fun
- 11:30am Half Day Campers Depart/Lunch For Full Day Campers
- 12:30pm Swim
- 1:30pm Tennis/Match Play/Games
- 3:00pm Full Day Campers Depart
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Loved the camp
June 23, 2018: This was our second year and I think this year was even better than last year. My kids loved the camp and the coach. They liked tennis before, but this past week made them love it to the point that one of my kids felt tennis could become his main sport.
— James B. - Parent
Staff are really excellent
June 30, 2018: The mix of tennis and swimming is what made my kid love this camp. On the top of that the staff are really excellent and she enjoyed the camp to the point she wants to go back :)
— Michael A. - Parent
Enjoyed the competition
July 22, 2018: They particularly enjoyed the competitions after the drills that were based upon the proper levels of players playing against each other
— Jeff W. - Parent
Really great camp
July 6, 2017: Really great camp. GREAT communication on rain days and drop off procedures. My daughter had tons on fun and knew nobody at the camp at the beginning. She raved about the instruction.
— Jessica B. Parent
Would highly recommend the camp
July 9, 2017: Claire had a great time, would consider doing it again, and would highly recommend the camp to others.
— Kelly Z. Parent
Proud of skill gained
July 6, 2017: My daughter was incredibly proud of the skills she gained during camp.
— Jennifer M. Parent
Loads of fun
July 9, 2017: Lucas really improved his skill and had loads of fun! He says he doesn't know how to improve the camp it was just perfect for him.
— Patti A. Parent
July 28, 2016: Great instruction - boys are enjoying tennis and having a great summer at GW.
— Amy C. Parent
happy to have a Nike camp close by
July 27, 2016: So happy to have a Nike camp close by. Looked at sleep away camps, but nice to have a local option.
— Mimi K. Parent
better signage directing us to camp
July 1, 2016: It would help if the camp entrance was marked with a Nike sign or something like that. The first day was a little confusing as to where to take the kids.
— Lydia M. Parent