Nike Tennis Camp at Oregon State University
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Tennis Camps
Our Northwest summer tennis camp at Oregon State offers the perfect combination of technical tennis instruction and drilling from an excellent coaching staff, supervised match play, and fun social activities for overnight campers.
As a top tennis camp in the PNW, we give players the opportunity to hit tons of balls, elevate their technique, and enjoy friendly competition with their peers.
- Instruction from Tennis Pro Ross Duncan and his experienced staff
- 1 point tournament, drills, matches, conditioning, team and individual awards/awards cermony
- 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
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Camp Director Ross Duncan
Ross Duncan is in his thirteenth year as camp director at Nike Tennis Camps. He was the #1 ranked junior player in South Africa. Duncan coached on the professional WTA tour (pro level), at the University of Oregon, and is currently developing juniors in Southern California. He is a also a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional.View Ross Duncan's Bio ⟩
Ross Duncan was the #1 junior tennis player from South Africa before coming to the U.S. on a full ride tennis scholarship to Pepperdine University. After studying sports management and graduating, he played professional tennis earning ATP points in both singles and doubles. Ross then went on to coach as the Interim Head Coach at UC Santa Barbara and the Associate Head Coach at the University of Oregon. In addition, he also coached professionally on the WTA tour (top 30 player in the world).
Currently Ross is ranked #1 in the nation in the Men’s 35 Singles Division and has back to back National Hard Court Championships in singles. He represented Team USA as the #1 singles player in the World Championship. Ross is currently ranked #9 in the world. In addition, Ross owns Peak Performance Tennis and is the director of the Tennis Division for Norton Sports Management. As a Tennis Agent he is responsible for managing,coaching, and directing the professional tennis career of its clients. Ross has been the director of Nike tennis camp programs in both California and Oregon during the last ten years.
Staff Christine Duncan
Christine Duncan is the camp administrator who is on site during all camp sessions. She is a school psychologist and is fully trained/certified in CPR and other emergency situations.
We offer Overnight, Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) and Day Camps (9:00am-5:00pm) for kids, ages 8-18, with All Skills, 10&Under Tennis, Tournament Training, and High School programs.
2019 Camp Dates
- July 21-26
- July 28-August 2
- August 4-9
Camp Program Offerings
All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. 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.
Tournament Training Program
The tournament training program is geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.
High School Program
The high school program is provided for players ages 13-18 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.
10 and Under Tennis
The “10 and Under Tennis” program features the USTA’s successful teaching format. This is an exciting way kids 10 and under are learning to play tennis as well as compete. 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. Please note: This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts.
- Overnight Campers check in Sunday between 5:00-6:00pm at the dorms.
- Extended Day and Day Campers check-in Sunday between 5:00-6:00pm at dorms.
- Day campers depart at 6:45pm on Sunday.
- Extended Day campers depart at 9:00pm on Sunday.
- Graduation: Friday at 11:00am at the dorms. Parents encouraged to attend!
- Check-Out: Immediately following graduation.
Extended Day & Day Camper Schedule
- Day camp schedule runs from 9:00am-5:00pm (except first and last days, see above).
- Extended Day camp schedule runs from 9:00am to 9:00pm (except first and last days, see above).
- A more complete schedule will be available at check-in.
Lunch and dinner are included for Extended Day campers. Day Campers can either purchase a lunch card for $32 or they can bring their own lunch each day.
Campers will play at the new tennis center with 6 outdoor and 4 indoor courts.
2019: Dorms TBD | 2017: Campers stay 2 per room in the Buxton Hall dorms on campus. Some triples may be available, but not guaranteed. Roommates may be requested, otherwise they are assigned by age and gender. No A/C available in dorms, small fans are recommended.
Evening activities may include bowling & pizza party, talent show, trip to the movies, camp dance, optional swimming, minature golfing, surprise activities, and access to outdoors college training facilities.
Weekend stayovers are available at this location at a cost of $300 for the weekend.
Portland International Airport
Nike Tennis Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into the Portland Airport and schedule The HUT Airport Shuttle Service. http://www.portlandairportshuttle.com. Call: 541-753-7831. Reservations are mandatory. The round trip cost is $85, which must be paid in cash or credit card at the time of service. The camper will need to save their round-trip ticket for the return. Please note that each camper must have a permission letter with destination information from their respective parents to board the shuttle.
The shuttle departs every hour and a half. There is a 12:45pm shuttle to OSU, and one again at 2:15pm which means that the campers will arrive at the OSU bookstore at 4:25pm. A Nike Tennis Camp staff member will meet the camper at the OSU bookstore and take them to check-in, and to their dorms, as long as we are made aware of their arrival time.
We have indoor courts in case of rain.
Adult Tennis Camp at Oregon State
We're excited to also bring you an Adult Nike Tennis Camp at Oregon State University! Click the link for details.
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: TNXROR
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake up, Breakfast, To the courts
- 9:00am Tennis Instruction, Drills
- 11:45am Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
- 1:15pm Tennis Instruction, Match Play
- 4:00pm Day campers depart. Optional Tennis, Activity for extended day and overnight campers.
- 5:00pm Shower, Dinner
- 6:00pm Evening Activity
- 9:00pm Extended day campers depart
- 9:30pm Return to Rooms
- 10:00pm Lights Out
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
August 11, 2018: Brooke enjoyed meeting the coaches and a variety of kids who share a love for tennis. She also enjoyed the team games that gave her the opportunity to play with mixed level of experience. The end of day games were super fun for her! This is only constructive feedback - coach Ben was the only coach that stood out to me this week as bordering on too intense and not as encouraging as the other coaches. Your shining star was coach Carson. Such a fun, encouraging coach and you can tell he loves kids!! Hope he’s back next year!
— Mike S. - Parent
Great overall experience
August 13, 2018: Great overall experience. He enjoyed the endurance training. Enjoyed the competition in a team format. Great staff.
— Kimberly B. - Parent
Fun and encouraging staff
August 13, 2018: - fun matches and games - bonding and making friends with other campers - fun and encouraging staff
— Adeline B. - Parent
Coaches were personable and professional
July 31, 2017: Everyone was so nice. I made the mistake of bringing Ethan to camp the wrong week, and the staff was so gracious and accommodating. It was easy to leave Ethan - knowing he'd be in great hands. The coaches and staff were very personable, professional, and trustworthy. He gained new skills which has increased his confidence.
— Jill L. Parent
Fun and safe environment
July 31, 2017: She felt comfortable and challenged her skills in a fun and safe environment.
— LeAnn G. Parent
Coaches were supportive and encouraging!
August 02, 2017: The drills and match plays were her favorite! The camp was really fun and the coaches were really supportive and encouraging!
— Charlaine S. Parent
August 23, 2017: Great coaching, fun activities during and after practices, all-around amazing experience, my son loved it and came back with improved skills--thanks for the great program and week!
— Heidi S. Parent
Learned a lot
August 11, 2017: My son learned a lot and said the instructors and other campers were very encouraging. This was great since he is very new to tennis. He asked if he can do it again next year.
— Kim B. Parent
Wants to attend next year
August 15, 2017: Great camp. Ella wants to attend next year!
— Genevieve L. Parent
staff was great!
August 16, 2016: The staff was great at the OSU Nike camp this year! This was our first year doing the camp ... my 8th grade son did the "Day Camp" from 9am - 5pm. He is already looking forward to staying for the entire week next year. I really appreciated the evaluation that Ethan was given at the conclusion of camp. It was very helpful to see where his strengths and weaknesses are ... and give him guidance on what to work on. I appreciate the time it took to evaluate him (and each player!), and additionally taking the time for specific written comments and encouragement. Thank you!
— Jill L. Parent
August 15, 2016: My daughter had a blast! Thanks for the great experience!!
— Tiffera T. Parent
Ross and staff are incredible!
August 11, 2016: Ross and his staff are incredible!!!!!! Only thing is to make sure there are enough of the t-shirts in all sizes.
— Marijean H. Parent
I had such a great time
8/11/2016 - I had such a great time, planning to attend camp again.
— Tia B. Camper
great opportunity to improve
8/14/2015 - It was a great opportunity to improve and meet new people. I enjoyed the drills and also the non-tennis activities. The other kids had great attitudes and helped me learn a lot.
— Noah G. Camper
8/14/2016 - Great camp! Lots of fun!!
— Anabella W. Camper
very well organized
8/13/2015 - Ross was awesome! Camp was very well organized. Too much emphasis on conditioning and not enough tennis instruction.
— Sarah N. Parent
Too much conditioning
8/12/2015 - Too much focus on conditioning.
— Lily K. Camper
great first-overnight camp experience
8/9/2014 - My 11 year old daughter had a great, first-overnight camp ever experience. She had a very difficult time that first night, up until 1:30am and called me 4 times. I spoke with the camp counselor, and he was very supportive and very calm at 1:30am. I felt my daughter was with someone competent, and we got over that initial hurdle with no other issues after that. I appreciated his compassion. Also, my daughter left the camp much more interested in tennis than when she entered the camp, which is great! I also appreciated that ALL the kids received an award at the end.
— Suzanne Z. Parent