Ocean Reef Club Nike Tennis Camp
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The Ocean Reef Club Nike Tennis Camp in Florida offers overnight and day camps for kids of any skill level ages 7-18. This junior tennis camp in Key Largo offering top notch instruction in a beautiful setting.
The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, less than an hour from Miami, is a gated, private club community, surrounded on 3 sides by water. Campers partake in activities on the courts, the greens and in the water.
- Instruction from Cleveland State Associate Head Coach, Frank Polito, and his experienced staff
- 5-6 hours daily tennis training w/ drills & match play
- 6:1 student to teacher ratio
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Camp Director Frank Polito
Frank Polito will begin his fourth year as the Cleveland State men’s and women’s tennis associate head coach during the 2017-18 season, and his fifth year overall with the Viking tennis program. Polito is in his second stint with the Vikings, as he was also an assistant coach from September 2012 through February 2014.View Frank Polito's Bio ⟩
Last season, Polito was instrumental in guiding the Vikings to the 2016 Horizon League Regular Season title, as Cleveland State went 8-1 in league play en route to its second regular season crown in program history. Polito mentored newcomer Isabella Spindler throughout the season, who was named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the All-League First Team.
During Polito’s first three seasons with the Vikings, he helped guide Cleveland State to three semifinal appearances and one championship appearance at the Horizon League Tournament, while mentoring seven All-League honorees.
Over the last two years, Polito has helped mentor three Vikings to All-League honors, while Cleveland State has earned an appearance in the Horizon League semifinals during both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
During Polito’s first stint at Cleveland State, the Vikings captured their fifth Horizon League title during the 2013 season and had three players earn All-League honors.
During Polito’s six-month hiatus from Cleveland State (February 2014-July 2014), he served as the head boys and girls coach at Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio.
Polito joined the Cleveland State coaching staff during the 2012-13 season after a six-year stint as an assistant coach with the women’s tennis team at Georgia. During his tenure, the Bulldogs posted an overall record of 139-29, won two regular season SEC championships, claimed three SEC tournament titles and advanced past the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament three times. Georgia also finished the year ranked in the ITA top-10 five out of his six years. For his efforts with the Bulldogs, Polito was named the 2008 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Region Assistant Coach of the Year, and promoted to associate head coach in September of 2010.
Prior to his time in Athens, Polito spent two years as an assistant coach at Kansas (2004-06) and two years in the same position at Ohio State (2001-03). With the Jayhawks, Polito’s coaching and recruiting efforts helped make dramatic improvements on and off the court, culminating with ITA All-Academic Team honors and an ITA No. 59 ranking following the 2006 season. At Ohio State, Polito led the Buckeyes to a combined record of 31-19 and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2002, he was honored as the ITA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
Polito also served as the head coach at Louisiana-Monroe (1999-2001), head coach at Akron (1997-99), assistant coach and interim head coach at Kansas (1996-97), head coach at Sienna Heights (1995) and head coach at Eastern Michigan (1990-95).
Polito is a 1990 graduate of Eastern Michigan, where he was a four-year letterwinner for the Eagles, and team captain during his senior year. The Lorain, Ohio native earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and film from EMU.
We offer a Overnight and Day (9:00am-4:00pm) camp for boys and girls, ages 7-18 of any skill level.
2017 Camp Dates and Programs
- June 25-30
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. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game.
- Overnight Campers: Sunday from 1:00-2:00pm at Ocean Reef Club’s - The Racquet Club.
- Day Campers: Sunday from 1:30-2:00pm at Ocean Reef Club’s - The Racquet Club.
- Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
- Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 4:00pm.
- Graduation: 11:00am Friday at the courts. Parents encouraged to attend.
- Check-out: Friday at 11:30am for all campers.
Daily Program Schedule
- Day Campers should be dropped off everyday (except check-in on Sunday) by 8:50am at Ocean Reef Club’s - The Racquet Club.
- Pick-up time for Day Campers is at 4:00pm Sunday through Thursday.
- All campers will depart at 11:30am on Friday.
Lunch is included for all Day campers. All meals are included for Overnight campers starting with dinner the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day.
Camper will play on 9 Har Tru Clay Courts at Ocean Reef Club.
Overnight campers we will reside in Ocean Reef Club's modern dormitory facility, located just a few minutes walk from the courts. Campers will stay in quad-style accommodations, enjoying their own private bedroom, with two bathroom facilities and one shared living room each.
Supervised evening activities may include beach fun, pool time, aquatic equipment, beach bonfire, private theater movie night, high-tech games room facility, fitness center, a camp dance and more!
Multiple week campers that elect to stay on site over the weekend between weeks one and two will participate in organized on and off site activities. Campers are supervised the entire weekend and all meals and housing are provided. Cost: $250/night, $500/weekend.
Miami International Airport
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 Miami International Airport. For ground transportation, please contact the Ocean Reef Club, Transportation Office – 305.367.2611.
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.
Camp Code: TNXRFD
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake Up, Breakfast
- 9:00am Day Campers Arrive
- 9:15am Tennis Instruction
- 10:30am Break
- 10:45am Tennis Instruction and Drills
- Noon Lunch, Rest, Free Time
- 1:15pm Tennis Program, Match Play
- 2:45pm Break
- 3:00pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
- 4:00pm Day Campers Depart
- 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis
- 6:00pm Dinner
- 7:15pm Evening Activity
- 10:15pm Lights Out
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 6, 2017: Excellent camp!
— Rafael A. Parent
Lots of fun
July 6, 2017: Friendly staff and well organized. She had a lot of fun.
— Paola L. Parent
August 6, 2017: Very pleased with the staff & instruction. Love the location & facilities as well.
— Roseann C. Parent
excellent coaching staff
July 9, 2016: Ocean Reef is a great program and has an excellent coaching staff.
— Larry T. Parent
July 8, 2016: It has been a great experience!!
— Carlota E. Camper
July 9, 2016: Both the Coaches and Ocean Reef Staff were very helpful and accommodating.
— John B. Parent
July 27, 2015: Coaches were first-rate, experience was excellent!!!!!
— Andrew S. Camper
I learned so much...thank you!
7/22/2015 - This was my first experience at this camp and from the training that I received in the past was no comparison in the training I received this past week ..I learned so much...thank you!
— Nicole S. Camper
7/21/2015 - Great experience!!! I learned a lot of new things!
— Carlota E. Camper
Ocean Reef Club was excellent
7/20/2015 - Ocean Reef Club was excellent. I'd like to see 2 weeks of high performance or advanced tournament play.
— Larry T. Parent
Great tennis, bad food
7/17/2015 - I REALLY enjoyed the camp experience. Great tennis, made new friends. VERY dissatisfied with food.
— Blake P.
Best week of my Summer
7/16/2015 - Nike Tennis Camp is awesome! Best week of my summer.
— Jack Y. Camper
daughter had a wonderful time at camp
11/17/2014 - My daughter had a wonderful time at camp and we are looking forward to coming back for 2015! We planned a combo vacation and camp, she did day camp and we rented a house in Key Largo. For 2015, I asked her if she wanted to do the same or take a cruise, she wants to come back to camp! I hope that tells you what a great time she had! Thanks for everything!
— Lora G. Parent
can't wait to go back
8/8/2014 - My daughter enjoyed the program, the coaches and the other kids so much, that she can't wait to go back next year.
— Doreen H. Parent
Poor food, wonderful staff
7/23/2014 - Food was intolerably poor - so ironic given the surroundings and level of food service there. On the positive side, the coaches and staff were wonderful.
— Melissa A. Parent
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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