Rollins College Nike Tennis Camp
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One of the top tennis camps in Florida, the Nike Tennis Camp at Rollins College in Winter Park offers overnight and day camps for boys and girls, ages 9-18. With All Skills, Tournament Training and 10&Under Tennis programs, there is something for everyone!
Our junior tennis camp in Florida, 25 miles from Orlando, invites players of all skill levels to come and vastly improve their tennis game while having a blast and making new friends.
- Instruction from top teaching pro, Andy Gladstone, and his experienced staff
- All Skills, Tournament Training and 10&Under Tennis Programs
- Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
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Co-Director Andy Gladstone
Andy Gladstone returns for his 19th (2017-18) year as directors of the Nike Tennis Camp at Rollins College. Andy is a Player Development Coordinator for USTA Florida with over 22 years experience working with junior players. Currently serving as the Director of Competitive Tennis for USTA Florida, Andy is an enthusiastic promoter of tennis throughout Florida.
Co-Director Zoé Taylor
Zoé Taylor is a native Canadian who most recently held the position of Junior Development Director at the Midtown Athletic Club in Weston, Florida. She has been coaching recreational and high performance juniors for over 10 years and has directed summer camps throughout Canada, California and Florida.View Zoé Taylor's Bio ⟩
Zoé was a Division 1 College player for the University of San Diego and Hofstra University. For the past year, she has spent a lot of time pursuing her other passion of screenwriting. She sold her first feature length film in early 2017. Outside of tennis and film, Zoé thoroughly enjoys traveling, fitness and food.
We offer Overnight, Extended Day (8:30am-9:00pm) and Day (8:30am-5:30pm) camps with three sessions of All Skills (ages 9-18) and 10&Under Tennis (ages 9-10) and one session of Tournament Training (ages 11-18). All sessions include a private tennis lesson with a Nike Camp coach.
2018 Camp Dates and Offerings
- June 10-15 (All Skills + 10&Under Tennis | Ages 9-18)
- June 17-22 (All Skills + 10&Under Tennis | Ages 9-18)
- June 22-27 (Tournament Training | Ages 11-18)
- July 8-13 (All Skills + 10&Under Tennis | Ages 9-18)
Camp Program Offerings
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.
10 & Under Tennis
The “10 & Under Tennis” program 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: 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday at the dorms. Follow signs for camp check-in
- Day & Extended Day Campers: 2:00-3:00pm on Sunday at the dorms. Campers should come dressed to play on Sunday. There is a full, afternoon/evening tennis session and dinner for extended day and overnight campers!
- Day Campers will depart that afternoon at 5:30pm.
- Extended Day Campers will depart that evening after dinner and evening activities at 8:30pm.
- Graduation: 4:30pm on Friday for all campers. Graduation location will be provided at registration. Parents are invited to and encouraged to attend!
- Check-out: Immediately following the graduation at 5:00pm.
Extended Day & Day Camper Schedule
- Sunday: Day and Extended Day campers arrive at 2:00-3:00pm. Day campers depart at 5:30pm and Extended Day campers depart at 8:30pm.
- Monday-Thursday: Day campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 5:30pm. Extended Day campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 9:00pm.
- Friday: All campers have a graduation at 4:30pm. Check-out for all campers is at 5:00pm, immediately after the Graduation.
All meals are provided for overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day campers. Lunch is provided for all Day campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with lunch on the last day.
Evening activities may include a pool party, pizza night, and movie night. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
The campers play at the Bert Martin Tennis Facility, which includes 12 lighted outdoor tennis courts. They will have access to an indoor facility in case of rain.
2018: Campers will reside in the Rollins College dorms on campus at Strong Hall. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. There is A/C in the dorms.
Weekend stay-overs are available and include housing, meals and supervision for Friday and Saturday night. Cost: $300/weekend.
Orlando International Airport
International Camper Options
International campers seeking a multi-week sport camp experience, can easily combine any of our individual Tennis Camp sessions together with a weekend stay over to create the right camp program to fit your needs!
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 Orlando airport and take Mears Transportation (407-423-5566 and/or www.mearstransportation.com) from the airport to camp. Please contact Director Rita Gladstone if you will be arriving at camp via Mears Transportation.
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: TNXRRC
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake up
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:30am Day & Extended Day Campers arrive
- 8:30am-11:30am Tennis instruction, drills
- 11:30am-1:30pm Lunch, rest
- 1:30pm-4:00pm Afternoon tennis (Instruction, Davis Cup competition, games)
- 4:00pm-5:30pm Optional tennis, pool, store trip, rest
- 5:30pm Day Campers depart
- 5:30pm-6:30pm Dinner
- 7:00pm Evening activities: movies, night tennis, talent show, karaoke, camp dance
- 9:00pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00pm Lights out for Overnight Campers
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Liked the coaches
July 4, 2017: She enjoyed that they were playing tennis pretty much the whole day. She liked the coaches and spending the week in the dorm.
— Steve H. Parent
Enjoyed the camp
July 6, 2017: Bobby really enjoyed the competitive drills and coaching.
— Kimberly V. Parent
Looking forward to going back next year
July 29, 2017: Jake loved the campus and looks forward to going back next year.
— Julie D. Parent
experience of a lifetime
July 27, 2016: My daughter is only 10 years old and attended the Nike Tennis Camp (sleep away) at Rollins College. It was an experience of a lifetime. Amazing staff, excellent director, great accommodations. Her game and confidence improved significantly! She can't wait for next year to come back here! Thank you so much for the memories, new friends and her new kick serve. !!! Best camp !!!!
— Nora S. Parent
Camp Was Excellent
July 27, 2016: I thought the camp was excellent!
— Sally W. Camper
My game improved
July 26, 2016: Great camp! It was my second time at this camp and it was very enjoyable. My game improved in the areas that I wanted to progress in.
— Liam C. Camper
great time at tennis camp
July 12, 2016: My daughter had a great time at tennis camp. It was her first sleep away camp and other than being sad at night when it was time to go to sleep, she had a fun time. Hopefully next year she will participate in more of the nightly activities.
— Meagan K. Parent
camp and coaches were just awesome
July 9, 2016: Thank you for a wonderful camp experience. Sally had the greatest experience and learned so much! She loved it. She loved the glow and dark tennis, thought that was amazing and I learned that if they are out after 10 they are playing tennis! So, no worries, I think your camp and coaches were just awesome! Sally's first time away at an overnight camp was just great!
— Lucy W. Parent
best camp yet
7/7/2016 - This was Brett's 3rd year attending Rollins. The coaching was great and he really enjoyed making new friends. He said it was his best camp yet!
— Beaty E. Parent
experience was wonderful
7/2/2016 - The overall experience was wonderful. My daughter looks forward to next year.
— Reina L. Parent
better rain day activities
7/31/2015 - Maybe the rained out activities could be better planned.. and more organized.. since in July it rained out on some of the camp days. Sometimes these activities were intense and did not get chance to get any medicines needed.
— Saurav G. Parent
highlight of summer
7/27/2015 - This is my 5th year and it always a highlight of summer. Coach Rita Gladstone does an excellent job making it a learning experience and fun!
— Page D. camper
really enjoyed this camp
7/23/2015 - My son really enjoyed this camp. He has asked to participate the same camp again next year.
— Steven F. Parent
It was just great
7/23/2015 - It was just great!
— Timon B. Camper
7/7/2015 - I loved Nike tennis camp and I improved significantly in tennis.
— Walker S. Camper
7/6/2015 - Rita runs an incredible camp. Campers improve on the courts and off. Always feel fortunate to be a part of her program.
— Jordan H. Camper
more confident and enthusiastic about tennis
6/28/2015 - This is the third year my daughter has attended this camp. Each session she walks away more confident and enthusiastic about tennis.
— Doreen N. Parent
sure to return for more weeks next year
6/27/2015 - Great experience and I am sure to return for more weeks next year!
— Daniel D. Camper
loved the off the court activities
6/27/2015 - The coaches were so great and I loved the off the court activities.
— Cami D. camper
coaching skills were below average
6/27/2015 - The director and the majority of the staff/coaches were excellent, but the particular one my son was with the majority of the week was not excellent. She taught in a way that was not encouraging and was unfortunately not skilled as a coach. She may have been a great player but her coaching skills were below average.
— Gigi K. Parent
counting the days till next year
6/27/2015 - Our boys started counting the days till next year as soon as we were driving away from camp!
— Julie M. Parent
filled her with confidence
6/27/2015 - My 9 year old was hesitant to attend this camp because it was a full day of mostly tennis. I felt like it could make or break her interest in tennis. Well, it reinvigorated her! Not only did she get more aggressive with her strokes, but it filled her with confidence, as well. She wants to go back next year and spend the night! Thanks, coaches, great job!
— Tracey V. Parent