Nike Tennis Camp at Lipscomb University Racquet Club
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Our highly rated Nike Tennis Camp in Nashville is held at Lipscomb University Racquet Club. A favorite summer tennis camp in Tennessee, we offer live drills, situational tactical tennis training, match play, and a conditioning program.
Be sure to join the fun at our Nashville tennis day camp with programs to fit every kid's needs, from young beginners to high school and ranked players.
- Instruction from Lipscomb Tennis Coach Jamie Aid and her expert staff
- Half Day and Full Day available for all ages and abilities
- Every camper will receive a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
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Camp Director Jamie Aid
The head women's tennis coach at Lipscomb University, Aid joined the program in 2010 as an assistant and was named head coach prior to the start of the 2013-2014 season.View Jamie Aid's Bio ⟩
Jamie Aid’s first three years as head coach of the Lipscomb women’s tennis team have been filled with a number of firsts for her team.
The last three seasons the Lady Bisons have qualified for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament. The past two seasons they have advanced to the semifinals. She approaches year four with a goal of continuing to reach new levels of success.
In 2016 the Lady Bisons were 14-8, 3-3 in the conference. The 14 wins were the most in the history of the program in a season in the NCAA era.
Three players earned All-ASUN honors. Laura Kent was named to the first team. Hanna Victorsson earned second team honors. Kate Kandyba is a member of the All-Freshman Team.
Aid, in her fourth year as head coach, joined the program in 2010 as an assistant and was named head coach prior to the start of the 2013-2014 season.
In 2015 the Lady Bisons were 13-10. Kent was named to the ASUN All-Conference First Team. Deahna Welch and Jenny Borck earned second team honors. Hannah Gamage was named to the All-Freshman Team.
The Lady Bisons set a season program record for wins with 10 in 2014. They finished with a 10-11 worksheet overall. In the spring seasons they were 7-0 in home indoor matches, also a program record.
Their 3-5 record in the Atlantic Sun earned the Lady Bisons their first trip to the conference tournament in 2014. Seeded at No. 6 they lost 4-0 to Florida Gulf Coast in the first round.
Laura Kent was named to the A-Sun All–Freshman Team. It was the first time a Lady Bisons tennis player had been named to the team since 2005. Kent was a unanimous selection of the conference coaches.
Off the court in 2015 the Lady Bisons also had a first for the Lipscomb athletic programs. Between their matches with Mercer and Kennesaw State they spent several days working on a mission trip working with the homeless in Atlanta.
In 2016 the players stayed in Nashville where they worked for a week with immigrants who are making the transition to living in Nashville.
For the past two seasons the Lady Bisons have also earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team status.
In addition to her coaching duties Aid also serves as the Director of the Lipscomb Racquet Club located at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center on campus.
She is also serving her second year on the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Committee. Her term has been extended until September 2020.
She directs several camps at Lipscomb and also serves as a Junior Development Director, promoting junior tennis in the Nashville area.
Prior to joining the Lipscomb tennis program Aid held several positions at The Ensworth School in Nashville, working on the high school level in the Dean of Students office as head of academic support and as a faculty member in the fitness department.
From July 2006 through 2010 Aid served a tennis director at Ensworth. She oversaw the high school, junior varsity and middle school teams.
She served as head coach for the boys and girls teams and produced winning seasons with both teams each year as well as regular appearances in the TSSAA State Tournament. Aid’s combined overall record was 44-11.
Aid has also worked as an instructor at camps on other campuses, including the Vanderbilt Tennis Camps from 2001-2004.
Aid graduated from Lipscomb University with a B.S. degree in 2006. She transferred from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama after being sidelined with a knee injury.
She redshirted for one year and then played two seasons at Lipscomb. She was named First Team All-Conference one season. She served as captain of the Lipscomb tennis team as a junior and senior.
Aid earned numerous academic honors including the Provost List and the Dean’s List. She was a three-time All-Academic Team member. She also was named to the National Dean’s List and was a member of “Who’s Who among American College Students”.
She graduated from Brentwood Academy ('01) in Brentwood, Tennessee where she played tennis on the varsity level from the eighth grade through her senior year. She later served on the alumni board from 2006-2009 at Brentwood Academy.
Aid was a top player in state of Tennessee in juniors as well as the southeast region.
She lives in Nashville.
Coach Mario Hernandez
Mario Hernandez has been named as the head coach of the Lipscomb Bisons tennis team. It is his first head coaching assignment on the college level in his career. Hernandez, 26, played for LipscombView Mario Hernandez's Bio ⟩
Hernandez, 26, played for Lipscomb University from 2008-2011. He was the captain of the team his senior year.In July 2012 Hernandez was named a graduate assistant coach for the men’s team. The 2012-2013 team finished with its best result ever in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Bisons, the No. 6 seed, reached the semifinals of the conference tournament with a victory over No. 3-seeded Stetson. The Bisons lost to eventual champion ETSU.
Coach Geoff Hernandez
Geoff Hernandez joined his brother, Mario Hernandez as the Lipscomb Bisons men’s tennis team as an assistant coach in the summer of 2014.View Geoff Hernandez's Bio ⟩
Geoff played the majority of his tennis in the Pacific Northwest, primarily in Western Canada. He was the No. 1 junior in British Columbia in 16's and 18's while reaching a ranking of No. 2 in Canada for 16 and under. He also competed in the USTA Pacific Northwest junior tournaments reaching a No. 1 ranking in the 18's playing in national and international junior events.
Staff Jonathan Flinn
Jonathan Flinn is the head strength coach for the men’s and women’s tennis and the Lipscomb Racquet Club Director of Health and Fitness and Racquet Club Manager.
Our other camp staff will include certified USPTA pros, college coaches, Division I college players, and experts from the Universities Exercise Science department.
We offer tennis days camps for boys and girls, ages 4-18, of all abilities. Campers can choose from Morning (Tiny Bison), Half Day (Jr. Bison) and Full Day (Bison) programs with 10&Under Tennis or All Skills groupings.
2019 Camp Dates & Programs
- May 28-31 (Tiny Bison, Jr. Bison, Bison | Tues-Fri | Half Day Only)
- June 3-6 (Jr. Bison, Bison)
- June 17-20 (Jr. Bison, Bison)
- July 15-18 (Tiny Bison, Jr. Bison, Bison)
- July 22-25 (Jr. Bison, Bison)
Camp Programs, Schedules and Details
Morning (Tiny Bison) Camp (Ages 4-7)
- Instructional Program: 10 & Under Tennis
- Daily Schedule: *Monday-Thursday: Arrive at 8:00am for check-in. Depart at 10:00am. (*May 29-June 1, 2018 runs Tuesday-Friday)
- Meals: Morning Campers depart before lunch.
Half Day (Junior Bison) Camp (Ages 8-13)
- Instructional Programs: All Skills and 10 & Under Tennis
- Daily Schedule: *Monday-Thursday: Arrive at 8:00am for check-in. Depart at 12:00pm. (*May 29-June 1, 2018 runs Tuesday-Friday)
- Meals: Half Day Campers depart before lunch.
Full Day (Bison) Camp (Ages 10-18)
- Instructional Programs: All Skills and 10 & Under Tennis
- Daily Schedule: *Monday-Thursday: Arrive at 8:00am for check-in. Depart at 4:00pm. (*May 29-June 1, 2018 runs Tuesday-Friday)
- Meals: Lunch is included for Full Day Campers each day.
Campers will utilize the eight new tennis courts of the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center (Lipscomb Racquet Club).
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.
Camp Code: TNXRLS
Sample Daily Schedule
- DAY CAMP SESSIONS
- 8:00am All Campers arrive
- 8:00-8:15am Warm Up/Stretching
- 8:15-10:00am Tennis Instruction & Drills
- 10:00am Morning (Tiny Bison) Campers depart
- 10:00am-12:00pm Tennis Instruction & Drills
- 12:00pm Half Day (Junior Bison) Campers depart. Lunch for Full Day (Bison) Campers
- 1:30-3:30pm Singles and Doubles Matchplay
- 3:30-4:00pm Mental Training/Conditioning
- 4:00pm Full Day (Bison) Campers depart
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Very pleased with overall experience
July 06, 2017: She enjoyed the atmosphere...playing music during drills over the stereo system and the friendliness of the instructors and the location was cool Would have been helpful to have instructions on serve technique and rules of the game/scoring. Very pleased with overall experience.
— John R. Parent
Drills were helpful
July 20, 2017: I thought that the drills were helpful and they the warmup was great.
— Sohnia H. Parent
Feedback was great
July 20, 2017: Getting feedback at the end of camp was great
— Amy M. Parent
Staff was super!
July 31, 2017: He had a great time, learned to be better at what he knows are not his strengths while improving his strengths. Really enjoyed the feedback and the staff was super!!!
— Kelly K. Parent
July 21, 2017: Awesome experience. Great feedback from staff.
— Beth M. Parent
Learned a lot
July 22, 2017: Henry was a complete beginner, and he learned a lot and gained confidence.
— Anne-Marie F. Parent
enjoyed this camp very much
July 11, 2016: My son enjoyed this camp very much; way more than I expected! Thank you!
— Renee C. Parent
Well-organized and fun
July 8, 2016: Well-organized and fun camp!
— Luke B. Camper
coaches were outstanding
July 6, 2016: The coaches were outstanding. Very kind and patient gentlemen. Perfect for this camp. Thank you.
— Michelle R. Parent
confidence and interest in playing tennis increased
July 17, 2016: My son's confidence and interest in playing tennis increased after this camp. He did a half day camp (he is 9 and a beginner) this year and said he wanted to try a full day camp next year. He really liked Coaches Mario and Dwight. They were very positive and encouraging. One suggestion, can the camp t-shirts be made of the dry-fit material? Since Nike is the sponsor of the camp, it would be great advertisement for the kids to wear Nike shirts made of sleek performance material. Also, it is very hot in Nashville in the summer, so my son would be much more likely to wear a dry-fit shirt while playing tennis in the summer.
— Sonhia H. Parent
definitely improved my son's tennis skills
8/10/2015 - My son attended the whole day camp and thoroughly enjoyed the instructors and their instruction. Thank you for a great camp that definitely improved my son's tennis skills!
— Callum D. Parent
7/30/2015 - My kids loved it!
— Leticia M. Parent
2 days were rained out
7/24/2015 - 2 days were rained out however only 1 day was made up. There was mention of Nike refunding the other rained out day.
— Ryan B. Parent
only issue was in ordering a shirt
6/26/2015 - The only issue was in ordering a shirt. The size I indicated on the registration was unavailable
— Leann M. Parent
love this camp so much
6/25/2015 - One it was awesome. Two it was so hot, but it was totally worth it. I love this so much, I hope I can come next year! I had a lot of fun!!
— Sarah H. Camper
My son loved this camp
6/20/2015 - The instructors are so patient and make learning fun! My son loved this camp!
— Heather N. Parent