Nike Tennis and Language Camps, University of San Diego
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"Come work hard, improve your game and make new friends. We focus on sportsmanship, individual improvement and having tons of fun both on and off the court." - Coach Bill Scott
The Nike Tennis camp held at the University of San Diego provides an ideal environment to learn from some of the best collegiate coaches and players in the country, play with peers from all over the world and improve your English! The USD Nike Tennis Camp boasts superior tennis facilities, weather, food and location! The camp directors: Bill and Shelly Scott, and Sherri Stephens, (Head womans' coach at USD,) have 70+ combined years of directing tennis camps. Our Nike Tennis camps ensure a positive tennis experience for all who attend. ELS classes can be added to your Nike Tennis Program for additional English practice and learning. These classes are held at the Francis Parker School and are not affiliated with the University of San Diego.
- Campers come from around the world to enjoy the great facilities, coaching and weather!
- 4-5 hours of on-court tennis instruction and match play daily
- 2-50 minute ELS Language classes - Monday-Thursday (Held at Francis Parker School)
- Experience campus and university life and create lasting friendships
- Secure, comfortable on-campus accommodations,
- Delicious meals offered at campus cafeteria offer a variety of cuisines and healthy options
- Every camper receives a Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt
- Round trip airport transfers included
- Low camper to staff ratio, 6:1
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Volunteer Assistant Director Bill Scott
Bill is well known in Southern California as the former Director of Tennis at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla and is currently the Director of Tennis at Santa Catalina School in Monterey.View Bill Scott's Bio ⟩
Over the years Bill has coached more than 1400 High School tennis matches while over 9500 juniors have attended his tennis camps. Bill was recently inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions Coaching Legends and is a former men’s 35 singles national champion.
Head Director Sherri Stephens
Going into her 34th season, Sherri has been the Head Women’s Tennis Coach at USD since 1984 and has since transitioned her teams into a national NCAA Division I contending program. She owns a 367-346-2 (.513) career record. Sherri grew up in Arizona where she was a nationally ranked junior player before competing at the University of Arizona.View Sherri Stephens's Bio ⟩
Sherri Stephens recently wrapped up her 34th season at USD. She owns a 367-346-2 (.513) career record.
In 2012, Stephens led the Toreros to their first ever WCC championship with a 4-2 win over Pepperdine and garnering her second consecutive WCC Coach of the Year honor. Stephens' squad made their 11th overall trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12 and second in a row. In 2010-11, Stephens helped lead the Toreros to a 19-6 record, the highest win total in her tenure at the University of San Diego, and winning her second-career West Coast Conference Coach of the Year honor. Stephens guided the Toreros to their first NCAA appearance since 1999, defeating UNLV in the first round by a score of 4-2 before falling to host UCLA 4-0 in the second round. The second round finish matched the best NCAA finish in USD history and the fifth time Stephens has led the Toreros to the second round.
Under Stephens' guidance the Toreros came in second in the WCC Championships behind Pepperdine in 2011 and placed all six regulars on the All-WCC singles and doubles teams. The Toreros also posted their best team winning percentage in 2011 with a .760 mark under Stephens, while also setting a new team record with a 14-1 record at Hogan Tennis Center and tying the team record with nine dual match shutouts on the year. Stephens helped guide USD to a team-record 11-consecutive dual match victories and their highest ranking (23rd) since the 1994 season. The Toreros also spent five straight weeks in the Campbell/ITA Top-25 after opening the season with a No. 67 ranking.
In 2010, Stephens notched her 300th career win en route to a 13-12 dual record, a final ITA ranking of #65, and a third place finish at the WCC Championships. Also in 2010, former Torero great, Zuzana Lesenarova, the 1999 NCAA Division I Singles Champion and four-time ITA All-American, was inducted into the WCC Hall of Honor.
Stephens arrived at USD in the fall of 1984 and immediately began to reshape the women's tennis fortunes. During her time coaching the Toreros, she has advanced her team to the NCAA Tournament 11 times (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2011 and 2012). The Toreros have finished among the nation's top-25 in eight seasons, with a high of #14 in 1989, (18-8 overall record), which was USD's first team to advance to the NCAA's. Stephens has also had five Toreros receive a total of twelve NCAA All-American honors: Tonya Fuller (1991), Laura Richards (1992, 1993), Julie McKeon (1992, 1993, 1994), most recently Zuzana Lesenarova (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000), and Katarina Valkyova (1999, 2000).
With Coach Stephen's leadership, the Toreros have gained respect as a national contender and she has turned the women's tennis program into one of the most respected programs in the nation. Coach Stephens has had two especially memorable seasons with the Toreros. In 1999-2000, Zuzana Lesenarova advanced to the third round of the singles tournament, eventually losing to Stanford's Laura Granville in three sets (6-0, 4-6, 6-3). Katarina Valkyova lost in the first round to Cincinnati's Kara Molony in three sets (6-0, 3-6, 6-3). The Lesenarova/ Valkyova duo entered the NCAA doubles tournament ranked No. 1 in the nation, but had to withdraw due to injury. Both Lesenarova and Valkyova earned NCAA All-American honors in 2000.
In the 1998-1999 season, her squad finished 14-11 overall, advancing to the 2nd round of the NCAA's and finishing with a national ranking of No. 28. Lesenarova won the 1999 NCAA Singles Championship, holding her No. 1 ranking all spring and winning three of four ITA Grand Slam events. Valkyova was a third alternate at the NCAA's and she advanced to the quarters where she was dealt a three-set loss by Lesenarova. The duo teamed up in doubles play to advance to the NCAA semifinal round. Lesenarova and Valkyova were named 1999 NCAA All-Americans.
Well-respected among her peers in the coaching profession, Stephens has been a featured speaker at several ITA Coaches' Conventions. Twice she has had the privilege of coaching at the Olympic Sports Festival (1993/South, 1995/West), with her 1995 squad winning the gold medal. She was named the 1994 Female Coach of the Year by the USTA, Southern California Section/San Diego District. Sherri has been involved with numerous administrative positions within collegiate tennis such as: the NCAA Ranking Committee, the NCAA Rules Committee, and as Tournament Chairman for the All-American National Championships the past five years. She also runs summer camps every year.
Stephens is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, and was a nationally ranked player on the junior circuit before enrolling at the University of Arizona. After completing her collegiate playing career in 1979, she began her coaching career as an assistant for the Arizona Wildcats.
All Inclusive Tuition
The prices listed below include all Nike Tennis Training, ELS English Language instruction and materials, on-campus housing, 3 meals a day, round trip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and predetermined activities.
Nike Tennis Camp Philosophy
Play the sport you love and get better this summer with our excellent Nike Tennis Camp staff of collegiate athletes and veteran coaches. On the first day campers are evaluated on the courts and placed into smaller groups based on their age and ability. Featuring up to 20 hours of tennis instruction and play per week - includes a combination of drills, match play, strategy sessions, along with a flighted tournament each week. This tennis camp is perfect for the developing or accomplished player. 6:1 camper to coach ratio.
ELS Language Classes
Gain confidence in your conversational English skills. Classes focus on communication skills with their new friends at camp and on the courts. All levels welcome. Campers are evaluated at the first class and grouped according to skill. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level groups. Eight, 50-minute lessons are provided each week, Monday – Thursday (see detailed sample schedule under More Details.) ELS classes are held on the campus of Francis Parker, across the street from USD. Students are walked over to this location by staff.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check In & Check Out
Campers should plan to arrive on the start day of camp (Sunday) and depart on the last day of camp (Friday). Campers may schedule an early arrival or late departure for an additional fee of $125/night.
Registering Online or Submit a PDF Application
Use the links below to choose the session you'd like to attend, or download an application. Email it to email@example.com.
Accommodation & Roommates
Typical College Dorm Room. 2 campers to a room. Air conditioning, shared bathroom. American roommate if requested.
Linens and Laundry
Bed sheets, pillow, and towel provided. Onsite laundry facilities. $2.50/per wash and dry.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included everyday expect check-in and check-out days. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated if alerted before camp.
Evening activities planned Monday through Thursday, these activities are included in tuition.
Weekends & Trips
Team competitions, camp tournaments, fun camp activities, movies, beach days, boardwalk day, camp BBQ, dance, and swimming!
Round-trip airport transfers provided from San Diego International Airport. Provide flight itinerary when registering or at least 3 weeks prior to camp start date.
Unaccompanied Minor Services
Nike Sports Camps will provide a greeter at the airport if your camper is flying to camp with an unaccompanied minor plane ticket. Typically the airlines require the greeter's details such as name, driver's license number, phone number, and address. Nike Sports Camps will not have this information until the week before your child arrives at camp. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to collect all information one week before your child comes to camp to avoid any hassle or extra wait time fees at the airline.
For an additional $60, add supplemental health coverage. On-site school nursed and trainers available for on-site injuries. You must be medically insured while at camp. If your health insurance will not cover you while in America, you must find alternative coverage whether that is the one US Sports Camps provides or otherwise.
Wi-Fi & Communication
Wi-Fi access in common areas and dorm rooms available to campers. Camp office provides computer access for Skype and Email.
Suggested $100/week for spending money.
A detailed camper welcome packet containing health & release forms, emergency contact info, and a packing list will be emailed to all registered campers in Spring 2018. Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and will be collected on the first day of camp. International campers must have health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 Rise and Shine!
- 8:00 Breakfast
- 8:15 Stretching and warm up
- 8:30-11:20 Nike Tennis Instruction
- 11:30 Lunch at Student Dining Pavilion
- 11:45-2:30 ELS Language Instruction
- 2:45 Return to courts for match play and additional tennis instruction
- 5:00 Dinner
- 7:00-9:30 PM Evening Activities
- 10:00 PM Campers to rooms
The University of San Diego is a beautiful campus, which offers incredible views of beautiful San Diego Mission Bay. Campers stay at the USD student residences which are modern, clean and comfortable apartments. The campus provides a safe, secure environment, and resident campers can absorb the college environment, while staying in the college dorms and dining at the Student Life Pavilion. Each student residence has round the-clock-security, access to vending machines and laundry facilities. While on campus, student have access to many other amentities such as:
- An Olympic sized swimming pool
- Access to tennis, volleyball and basketball courts
- Quick bus rides to shopping malls, movie theatres and beaches
- The USD West Tennis courts
The “Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center”, located on the West side of the USD campus, is home to the USD women’s and men’s tennis teams. It is a newly renovated eight-court facility featuring a new tournament desk area; and additional bleacher seating.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
I want to thank you, for all you did for my son during the weekend in San Diego...Simone was very happy....we are ready to another experience in the next year!
— Simone M's Mother - Italy0
Can't Wait Till Next Year!
The camp at USD was truly amazing!!!! I can't wait till next year!
— Parent of Camper0
We'll be back!
Looking forward for our daughter to return next summer for camp. She had an awesome experience and made some new friendships during the whole week. All the counselors seemed knowledgeable about the sport and were very nice to work with. Our daughter had a fantastic experience and it should help with her tournaments since she is interested in getting a college tennis scholarship at a college when she graduates from high school.
— Parent of Camper0
Bill Scott was great!
Looking forward to attending camp next year, Coach Bill Scott was very supportive and knowledgeable.
— Overnight Camper
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