Nike Tennis Camp at Homestead Country Club
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Tennis Camps
The Homestead Country Club has established itself as one of the top tennis clubs in Kansas City. Nike Tennis Camps is now teaming up with the Homestead Country Club to run summer camps that aim to teach every player not only great tennis skills, but also life skills that they will take with them off the court.
This camp features two separate sessions in the summer of 2018. Campers have the option of attending Full Day (9:00am-3:00pm | Ages 8-17) or Half Day (9:00am-12:00noon | Ages 6-10) sessions.
- Instruction from HCC's experienced coaching staff
- Low student-to-teacher ratio
- Safe, healthy, and fun learning environment
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Camp Director Rod Zerni
Rod Zerni is the Director of Tennis at the Homestead Country Club.View Rod's Bio ⟩
Zerni has been a professional tennis instructor for 20 years. He holds a USPTA - Professional 1 certification and is also a USTA High Performance Coach. Rod played college tennis at Division 1 Missouri State University where he was a 4 year conference winner in singles and doubles. He also played on the ITF and ATP Tour. Rod has coached over 40 players who have gone on to receive college tennis scholarships and his players have won at every level of competition - district level - Heart of America; sectional level - Missouri Valley and National level. He was named 2002 and 2006 High Performance Coach of the Year for Heart of America.
Zerni has served 12 years as USTA Heart of America board member - Vice President.
Zerni was recently named the USPTA Missouri Valley Professional of the Year.
Staff Coach Mary Spencer
Mary Spencer is a Tennis Professional at Homestead Country Club
We are offering two weeks of Day (9:00am-3:00pm | Ages 8-17) and Half Day (9:00am-12:00pm | Ages 6-10) camp options for boys and girls of all ability levels.
2018 Camp Dates
- July 30-August 2
- August 6-9
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 instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. The Full Day program is open for campers ages 8-17 and the Half Day program is for ages 6-10.
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.
10 and Under Program
The “10 and Under Tennis” Program features the USTA’s successful teaching format. This 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: We will use short courts and full courts during the camp. This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts.
- All campers check in to camp at 8:45am on Monday.
- All campers check out of camp at 12:00noon on Thursday.
Daily Program Schedule
- Day Camp runs from 9:00am-3:00pm Monday through Wednesday.
- Day Camp runs from 9:00am-12:00noon on Thursday.
- Half Day Camp runs from 9:00am-12:00noon daily.
Full Day Campers bring their own lunch each day. Half Day campers depart before lunch.
Homestead Country Club has a total of 12 courts, 4 of which are lit for night time play.
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.