Nike Tennis Camp at Kalamazoo College
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Nike Tennis Camps is proud to host another year of summer camp at Kalamazoo College! Located in a quiet residential section of Kalamazoo, Michigan, this is the perfect location for a summer camp. Enjoy a week of camp on a beautiful hilltop campus with top-notch tennis training facilities.
Our goal at the Nike Tennis Camp at Kalamazoo College is to stimulate the passion for tennis in young players, improve their technique and match-play skills, and have a blast while doing it! We are offering daytime tennis summer camp options for boys and girls ages 9-18 of all abilities. Join the fun and get better this summer!
- Daily on-court tennis instruction from Mark Murphy and his expert staff
- 5-6 hours of daily tennis training
- Low camper to staff ratio and complete supervision
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
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Camp Director Mark Murphy
Kalamazoo College announced the hiring of Mark Murphy as women’s tennis coach and director of tennis facilities on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009.View Mark Murphy's Bio ⟩
Mark Murphy completed his first season with the Hornets in 2010, guiding the team to a 14-8 record overall and third-place finish in the MIAA (6-2). Kalamazoo finished third in the MIAA again in 2011 with a 5-3 league record and finished the year ranked 20th in the Central Region.
Murphy's 2012 team finished third in the MIAA with a 6-2 record. Senior Kelsey Hassevoort was recognized as the league's Most Valuable Player while also winning the Karen Caine Award as the league's top scholar athlete in women's tennis.
The Hornets advanced to the MIAA Tournament semifinals in each of Murphy's first three seasons.
The Hornets have had three All-MIAA First Team selections and two All-MIAA Second Team selections during Murphy's tenure.
Murphy came to Kalamazoo College after 11 years as associate head men’s and women’s tennis coach at his alma mater, Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was also the assistant director of Coe’s Clark Racquet Center since 2005.
Murphy played and coached at Coe under Eric Rodgers, a 1979 Kalamazoo College graduate and member of two of Coach George Acker’s NCAA III National Championship teams.
In his 11 years as associate head coach at Coe, Murphy helped guide the Kohawks to nine conference team championships (6 men, 3 women), six conference second place finishes (4 men, 2 women), and eight NCAA III Tournament appearances (6 men, 2 women). He has worked with a combined 93 All-Conference selections, 10 ITA/NCAA All-Americans, and eight conference most valuable players.
In addition to his duties at Coe, Murphy was the head coach of the Iowa USTA Competition Training Center, served as chair of the Iowa District Junior Competition, and taught private lessons as a USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) certified instructor. He also was voted as the Most Outstanding Contributor to Junior Tennis in Iowa in 2006.
Murphy graduated from Coe College in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and business administration. He was a three-year letter winner for the Kohawks and member of two Midwest Conference championship teams.
In addition to his responsibilities at Kalamazoo College, Murphy is the Central Regional Chair of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Committee, Central Regional Chair of the ITA Ranking Committee, and is the Head Coach for the USTA/WMTA Marian Baird Wood Girls 18’s Team.
Murphy and his wife, Becca, reside in Portage with their daughter, Eliza.
2023 Camp Dates
- June 26-29
- July 10-13
- July 17-20
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.
This year we are offering one week of Day camp for kids ages 9-18 of all skill levels. Camp runs Monday-Thursday from 9:00am - 4:00pm daily.
- 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.
- Check-in: Campers arrive between 8:30-9:00am at Markin Tennis Center
- Check-out: 4:00pm on Thursday
- Day Camp Program: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: 5-6 hours of daily tennis training, morning and afternoon sessions
- Supervision: Staff members participate in all activities
- Camp T-shirt: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt
- Lunch: Lunch is provided for all 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 will utilize the Markin Tennis Center courts
- 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.
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Camp Code: TNXRKA
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
- 9:15am Tennis Instruction
- 10:00am Break
- 10:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
- 12:00pm Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
- 1:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play
- 2:30pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
- 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
Enjoyed the instruction and meeting new friends
August 1, 2019: She enjoyed the instruction, meeting new friends and the variety of food offered during lunch break.
— Traci H. - Parent
More excited about tennis
July 31, 2017: She left camp so excited about tennis she didn't want to put her racquet down!! My daughters peanut allergy was well cared for and she had a good experience on campus. Mike Murphy made a great impression with my 13 year old, he showed her trust, knowledge, understanding and leadership (her words!)
— Liz B. Parent
August 5, 2015: It was a fantastic experience. Great group and great coaches!
— Leela B. Parent
July 22, 2015: Can't wait for next year!
— Lissa W. Camper
Overall the camp was great
July 4, 2014: I think players should be grouped by ability and also age. A good player needs to play with the same level or higher to make it challenging. Overall the camp was great and will consider going next summer.
— Valerie G. Parent
great experience, improve food
August 1, 2014: The lunches that were provided were very good. However, the dinners and the breakfast were bland, mediocre and no selection. Given that we were playing tennis 7 hours a day, there should be better oversight and thought put into nutrition for the young players. Otherwise, it was a great experience and fun!
— Caroline A. Camper
Exceeded our expectations
August 22, 2013: Exceeded our expectations in every way. See you next year.
— Margie K. Parent
July 26, 2013: I really liked the coaches; they were good teachers and very fun.
— Emelen M. Camper
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
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.