Nike Tennis Camp at Upper Dublin Sports Center
IMPROVE YOUR GAME AND HAVE SERIOUS FUN AT NIKE TENNIS CAMPS
The 2019 tennis camp at Upper Dublin Sports Center is an all-skills camp for youth tennis players in Pennsylvania, powered by Tennis Match Academy.
This day only program offers tennis players in Pennsylvania a great opportunity to develop their skills and have fun over summer with the tennis coaches from Tennis Match Academy.
- Instruction from Director of Tennis Mark Spann and his experienced staff
- 5-6 hours tennis training daily with stroke technique, point play and strategy
- Match play and team tennis each day
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Camp Director Mark Spann
Mark Spann is a Co-Director of Tennis at the Upper Dublin Sports Center.View Mark's Bio ⟩
Mark Spann was first drawn to tennis because of it’s individuality. As a child he learned about the game and developed his skills from his mother, a Wimbledon Champion. As the 7-year-old practiced in his backyard and began to take lessons at the local club, attaining a ranking within the top ten in Africa by the end of his junior career was an accomplishment well deserved.
Although Spann was exposed to many different sports early in his life, he knew that coaching and playing tennis was what he wanted to do.At 17 years old, after graduating from boarding school, he honed in on tennis competition and set foot into the professional arena, the satellite circuits. Spann realized quite quickly, after performing at a high level, that he had a passion for helping others learn the sport rather than competing as a player. Pursuing his coaching career, at 18, he was the youngest in South Africa to receive a coaching certification.
While he coached he also competed. Spann moved to the United States where he played for National Champions Tyler Junior College in Texas. Here he received an associates degree in Tennis Technology from an institution that ranked as the top elite educational tennis program in the country that specialized in various teaching methodologies.
After college Mark’s coaching background continued to expand. He quickly became the Tennis Director at the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis, which received a rating of 4th best tennis institution from 1986 to 2008. He has extensive experience training players to compete at a professional level and for five years in the summers between 1997 and 2001, he traveled on the tour with Jason Weir-Smith and Katie Schlukebir. In 2009 Mark partnered with Victor Urzua to create a tennis legacy at Upper Dublin Sports Club where he is able to continue educating players on the different aspects of the game. Together Victor and Mark created Tennis Match Academy which was recently featured on CBS news.
Camp Head Coach Ryan Gargullo
Ryan is the Assistant Lead for Tennis Match Academy. He is also a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional.View Ryan's Bio ⟩
Ryan’s two passions in life are his family and tennis. Not only does Ryan bring to Tennis Match Academy his vast tennis pedigree, but also a loving family which includes his wife Rie, two sons Myles and Chase, and his daughter Leena. “The Gargullo family is excited not only for the opportunity, but also looks forward to be a part of the Tennis Match Academy Family!”
Prior to joining Tennis Match Academy Ryan worked for the World Renowned Everts IMG Academy in Florida as the Director of College placement as well as Academy coach. He was also the men's coach of Chestnut Hill College.
Camp Head Coach Jason Marler
Jason is a Director of Tennis for Tennis Match Academy. He is also a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional.View Jason's Bio ⟩
Jason Marler jump-started his tennis career at 9 years old, after proving himself in the wrestling world as a two-time state champion. As a junior he took the 72 spot in the country in the 12 and under age group and continued to climb from there. Jason rose into the top 40 nationally in both 16’s and 18’s and ranked within the top 10 in the country in doubles. With a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Wake Forest, he competed at number two and three in the singles and doubles lineup on the intercollegiate team.
In 1996 he became a certified tennis professional and in 1997 moved to Philadelphia and became the first full-time Junior Tennis Director at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Jason’s relationship with Upper Dublin Sports Center started in 2000 and for the past 15 years he has dedicated his time promoting 10 and Under Tennis programs in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
We offer this tennis camp as a full day program from 9:00am-4:00pm and a half day program from 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm each day. Campers will develop skills throughout the week as mornings will focus on drills and instruction, afternoon will focus on instructional match play, with All Skills and Tournament Training Programs. Single day rates available upon request, see "More Details" below for more information.
2019 Camp Dates
- June 10-14 (Monday-Friday | All Skills & Tournament Training)
- June 17-21 (Monday-Friday | All Skills & Tournament Training)
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.
Tournament Training Program
The tournament training program is designed for tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.
Single Day Flexible Options
- Full Day: 9:00am-4:00pm - $135.00
- Morning Half Day: 9:00am-12:00pm - $90.00
- Afternoon Half Day: 1:00pm-4:00pm - $75.00
For this special pricing, please call 1 (800) 645-3226.
Monday-Friday: Drop off is at 8:30-8:45am for morning half day and full day campers, 12:45pm for afternoon half day campers at the tennis center. Campers should come dressed to play as we will get right into training.
Monday-Friday: Daily check out is at 12:00 pm for morning half day campers and 4:00pm for afternoon half day and full day campers at the tennis center.
Campers bring their own lunch, refrigerator available.
Upper Dublin Sports Center has six indoor hard courts, ten outdoor Har-Tru courts and one outdoor hard court.
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.