Nike Tennis Camp at University of Arizona
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Our tennis camp in Arizona offers a top-notch summer camp for boys and girls of all skill levels. This Southwest tennis camp offers camper the chance to immerse themselves in tennis, make new friends and enjoy fun off court activities.
Our Tucson tennis camp invites players of all abilities and backgrounds to come and improve their tennis game and work with some of the best coaches in the country.
This is not an official function of the University of Arizona. Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
- Instruction from Arizona Men's Tennis coach, Clancy Shields, and his expert staff
- 25-30 hours of tennis training, drills and match play
- Exciting off court, after tennis activities for overnight campers
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Camp Director Clancy Shields
Clancy Shields is in his second year as head men's tennis coach at University of Arizona, after spending the previous three seasons as the head coach at Utah State.View Clancy Shields's Bio ⟩
In 2016 at Utah State, Shields led the Aggies to the 2016 Mountain West title and was named Wilson/ITA Mountain Region Coach of the Year and MWC Coach of the Year.
Shields helped take a USU program that won nine matches in his first year to one that set school records for victories in both his second (18) and third (21) seasons. The Aggies increased their national relevance under his tutelage as they climbed as high as No. 62 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings during Shields' second season, which was a program record, before they reached No. 56 last season. In addition, Shields mentored four All-Mountain West performers and the 2016 Mountain West Player of the Year during his tenure.
Off the court at USU, Shields helped proctor nine Academic All-Mountain West honorees and four Mountain West Scholar-Athletes, who are recognized for maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA, during his first two seasons (2015-16 data not available). In addition, the Aggies were named an ITA All-Academic team in 2014.
Prior to his time at USU, Shields served as an assistant coach at Boise State from 2010-13, helping the Broncos to back-to-back Mountain West Championships. The Broncos advanced to their third NCAA Tournament with Shields in 2013.
During his four years as an assistant at Boise State, Shields helped coach 10 players to all-conference recognition, including the 2013 Mountain West Player of the Year as well as a Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year honor. In 2013, Shields was instrumental in helping BSU sign the No. 11 recruiting class nationally.
As a student-athlete at Boise State, Shields was named the 2009 WAC Player of the Year and earned All-WAC first-team honors for both doubles and singles play seven times. He led the Broncos to three WAC titles (2006, '07, '09) and an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. Shields was ranked as high as No. 17 in singles and No. 11 in doubles by the ITA.
A 2010 graduate of Boise State with a degree in kinesiology, Shields was a four-time Academic All-WAC honoree and a first-team Academic All-American in 2007.
Camp Director Vicky Maes
Vicky Maes enters her 17th year as the head women's tennis coach of the Arizona Wildcats and is one of the greatest players in Arizona women's tennis history,View Vicky Maes's Bio ⟩
Maes has been at the University since 1994. She first got her start as a student-athlete, then continued on as a coordinator for the model Life Skills Program and has been the head coach of the women's tennis team since October 2001. Aside from her duties at Arizona, Maes also currently serves as the Southwest Regional Chair for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
While transitioning from playing to coaching can be challenging for some, Maes feels her experience as a player helps her be a better coach.
A native of Belgium, Maes has achieved many coaching successes at Arizona in her twelve seasons at the helm of the program. The Wildcats have recorded a remarkable record against teams that are continuously ranked among the top in the nation.
Consequently, Maes has led the Wildcats to team and/or individual postseason competition each year, won the 2003 Ojai Pac-10 title, and produced several first team All-American and All-Pac-12 singles and doubles players along the way. Maes has built a reputation for developing her players and continues to recruit young women who are eager to get better on and off the court.
In addition to on-court dedication, Maes also expects a strong academic commitment from each member on the team. As a result, the Wildcats are just as triumphant in the classroom as on the court. The team currently holds a 100 percent graduation rate and, every year, members of the squad are recognized for scholastic achievements, earning several post-graduate scholarships and all-academic awards.
As a tennis player for The University of Arizona, Maes was the squad's No. 1 singles and doubles player throughout her entire career. She was named the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year in 1996, as well as being tabbed a four-time first team All-Pac-10 selection.
Maes was named to the Pac-10 All-Decade team in 1998, was the 1996 Arizona Women's Sports Foundation College Athlete of the Year, a four-time All-American (1995-98) and the nation's top-ranked player in 1996 and 1997.
Maes, who is fluent in Dutch, English and French, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing and a Minor in International Business Studies.
She was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection and a GTE Academic All-America choice in 1996. In 1998, Maes was a finalist for the NCAA's Great Eight award and won the Ruby Award, which recognizes UA's top female student-athlete in the field of athletics, academics and personal development.
For her efforts, Maes was inducted in the University of Arizona's Hall of Fame in the fall of 2003.
Co-Director Alex Emery
Alex Emery is the assistant men's tennis coach at University of Arizona.View Alex Emery's Bio ⟩
Emery has spent the last two years as the volunteer assistant coach for Wake Forest. During his time in Winston-Salem, the Demon Deacons had a combined record of 55-14 with two appearances in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Tournament and one ACC title.
In his first season on the Wake Forest staff in the 2014-15 season, he helped the Demon Deacons to a school-record 24 wins and the program’s third appearance in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Tournament. He helped coach Noah Rubin, who earned the ITA National Rookie of the Year, ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Player of the Year. Rubin would advance all the way to the NCAA Singles Championship.
Last year, Wake Forest broke their school record with 31 victories while winning the first ACC Championship in school history, as well as advancing to the Round of 16 once again. He coached Skander Mansouri to All-America honors in both singles and doubles for just the third time in school history. Mansouri also earned All-ACC honors and finished the season ranked No. 14 in singles and ninth in doubles.
Prior to coaching at Wake Forest, Emery spent one season as the volunteer assistant coach at Drake. During his time there, he helped the Bulldogs to Missouri Valley regular season and tournament titles. At one point, the Bulldogs were ranked as high as 30th in the country. He also coached three student-athletes to the NCAA Championships, one singles player and two doubles players.
Emery played his collegiate tennis at UAB, where he was ranked in the top 30 in doubles during his junior and senior seasons. He led the Conference USA with 31 singles during his freshman season. Emery graduated from UAB in 2011 with a degree in psychology.
Co-Director Andrew Veeder
Andrew Veeder is the assistant women's tennis coach at University of Arizona.View Andrew Veeder's Bio ⟩
Veeder has spent the past two seasons as an assistant women’s tennis coach at the University of Central Florida under head coach Stephanie Nickitas. During his time at UCF, the Knights had a record of 25-14 with a 13-7 record in 2015 and a 12-7 record in 2016.
In 2016, Veeder helped coach three All-Conference honorees in Cortney Cesarini, Monica Matias and Natalia Serrano. The three honorees on the all-conference team were the most for UCF since the 2004 season. He also helped coach Caroline Eberhart who was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team in 2015.
Veeder was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II South Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year back in 2013 when he was an assistant at the Florida Institute of Technology. He helped Kristina Huba achieve a No. 9 national singles ranking and ITA All-America accolades, while she partnered with Natasa Vukovic for a No. 25 doubles ranking. Huba went on to record 80 singles wins to set the school record.
Prior to coaching at the Florida Institute of Technology, Veeder was on the coaching staff at Georgetown Prep Tennis Club for one year where he trained juniors and adults. He helped organize and manage year-round clinics as well as teach private lessons.
Veeder is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University, where he played tennis for four years. He accumulated 41 career doubles victories while playing at the top of the lineup in all four seasons and finished with 35 career singles wins. Veeder was also an ITA Academic All-American and was named to the All-Atlantic Sun Conference team as a freshman. The Brevard, N.C. native received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Florida Institute of Technology.
We offer Overnight, Full Day (8:30am-4:00pm), and Half Day (8:30am-11:30am) tennis camp for boys and girls, ages 9-18, of all abilities.
2017 Camp Dates
- June 5-9
Camp Program Offerings
All Skills Program
All sessions are open to players of all abilities. The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
10 and Under Tennis Program
We offer a “10 and Under Tennis” program, featuring the USTA’s successful new teaching format. 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.
- Overnight Campers: 8:00am Monday at the Robson Tennis Center.
- Full Day & Half Day Campers: 8:30am Monday at the Robson Tennis Center.
- Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
- Half Day Campers:11:30am on Friday
- Full Day and Overnight Campers: Graduation at 3:00pm on Friday at the tennis courts. Parents are invited to attend! Check-out immediately following the graduation ceremony.
Full Day & Half Day Camp Schedules
- Half Day Camp: 8:30am-11:30am, Monday-Friday
- Full Day Camp: 8:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
All meals are included for Overnight campers. Lunch is included for Full Day Campers. Half Day campers depart before lunch. Meals start with lunch on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.
Off-court and evening activities may include a pizza party, movie night, camp games night,and other social events.
Campers play in the La Nelle Robson Tennis Complex which features 17 regulation size courts, a center-court grandstand, and lights.
2017: Graham-Greenlee Dormitories. They will stay 2 per room (no triples) and are assigned by age and roommate requests. The dorms have A/C!
Evening camp activities may include bingo and casino nights, camp talent shows, as well as on-court tennis games and an exhibition night.
There are no weekend stayovers at this location.
Nike Tennis Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Tucson International Airport and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp. You can arrange local transportation through Arizona Stage Coach (520) 889-1000.
If you have a camper arriving by air and is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there may be a fee that needs to be paid in advance of camp. You will still have to arrange transportation to/from camp. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information.
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.
This is not an official function of the University of Arizona. Camps are open to any and all entrants.
Camp Code: TNXRAZ
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-Up
- 7:30 - 8:30am Breakfast at Student Union
- 8:30am Full Day and Half Day campers arrive
- 8:30 –11:30am Tennis (drills and instruction)
- 11:30am Half Day campers depart
- 11:30 am - 12:30pm Lunch
- 12:30-1:30pm Tennis (drills and instruction)
- 1:30 - 4:00pm Match Play
- 4:00pm Full Day campers depart
- 4:00 - 5:30pm Off-court activities, shower
- 5:30 - 7:00pm Dinner/free time
- 7:00 - 9:30pm Evening activity
- 10:30pm Lights out
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best camp ever attended
7/6/2017 - It was an extraordinary combination of good fun and great instruction. Clancy is a treasure… The best sports camp Leo has ever attended
— Peter G.
great coaching staff
7/22/2017 - The coaches were really interested and excited to teach and always knew what they were talking about.
— Christine P. - Parent
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