Salisbury University Nike Tennis Camp
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A favorite among all junior tennis camps in Maryland, the Nike summer tennis camp in Salisbury offers overnight and day camp programs for boys and girls of all skill levels. With expert instruction and fun activities, this East Coast tennis camp has it all!
Our tennis camp in Salisbury, MD give boys and girls the opportunity to hit thousands of balls, sharpen their skills, and be challenged by other players in their peer group.
- Instruction from Salisbury Tennis Coach Randy Halfpap and his expert staff
- 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
- Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
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Camp Director Randy Halfpap
Randy Halfpap will begin his 18th season as Salisbury University's men's and women's tennis head coach at his alma mater in 2017. He took over the reigns in January 2000 after spending two seasons as the head coach at Pomona-Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif.View Randy Halfpap's Bio ⟩
In 2015, the Sea Gulls made a run to the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals, earning the No. 2 seed in the CAC tournament. Salisbury had three players named to the All-CAC teams with junior Shanon Gunther leading the way as a first-team pick in singles play. Senior Daniel Albers and Eric Spangler went 17-1 at No. 1 doubles being named second-team All-CAC and selected as alternates for the NCAA championships.
The Sea Gulls had another successful campaign in 2014 and Halfpap was honored by the Capital Athletic Conference for his leadership. Halfpap was honored with Coach of the Year, after leading the men to a 13-5 season, 4-2 in the conference. Since the team-tournament format change in 2006, the Owings, Md., native has led the men to the conference championship match each year. This is Halfpap's fourth time collecting the award, receiving it for the 2001, '04 and '08 seasons.
Salisbury finished 14-10 and 4-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference on the men's side in 2013. the Sea Gulls won at least 14 matches for the sixth time in Halfpap's career and advanced to the conference title match for the seventh time under his watch.
Eleven Sea Gulls earned All-CAC honors, including the first team doubles pair of sophomore Daniel Albers and freshman Eric Spangler, who was also picked as the league's Rookie of the Year, as well.
In 2012, the men's team went 11-12 overall and 5-2 in the CAC and had 10 players named to the All-CAC Second Team.
The 2011 season saw one doubles team named as alternates for the NCAA Doubles Championships while Salisbury finished the year with a team record of 15-8, it marked the sixth season in a row that Salisbury won at least 10 matches. Four players were named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference team, each one earning the honors for both singles and doubles.
In 2010, Halfpap led the Sea Gulls to their fifth straight 10-win season as the Gulls went 14-7. Halfpap sent two players to compete in the NCAA Singles/Doubles Championships at Oberlin College. The men's team had six players garner All-CAC honors as they took 11 spots on the all-conference teams for both singles and doubles play.
The 2009 season was another successful one for Halfpap and the Gulls as the men's team went 14-7 and the women 14-5 against some of the most competitive schools in that nation. Juniors Scott Burtzlaff and Evan Thomas competed in the NCAA Doubles Championships in California and fell to the top doubles pair from No. 1 Washington (Mo.) University. The men's program finished second in the Capital Athletic Conference, but took home 11 All-CAC honors. The women's program also finished second in the CAC and earned seven All-CAC honors.
In 2008, the Salisbury men's tennis team went 17-5, 6-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference. They won an astounding 10 games in a row en route to becoming CAC regular season champions. The maroon and gold eventually finished second at the CAC tournament. Halfpap's effort earned him his third CAC Men's Coach of the Year honor at Salisbury. Salisbury ranked as high as No. 12 in the polls in 2008. There were five players named on the All-CAC first or second team for singles, and two of the Sea Gulls' three doubles teams were named all-conference. For the third time under the tenure of Halfpap, Salisbury had an All-American in senior Brendan Kincaid. He was also named the ITA Senior Player of the Year for the Atlantic South Region. Freshman David Lupinetti was named the 2008 CAC Rookie of the Year.
Halfpap's women's team was also very successful in 2008, as the Sea Gulls went 16-5 overall, 5-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Under the tutelage of Halfpap, the young squad broke the school record with 16 wins. The maroon and gold won 11 consecutive matches which propelled them to a conference championship bout with Mary Washington. The entire Sea Gull entire starting lineup recieved All-CAC recognition while junior Anna Marie Kable and sophomore Kelly Fahrner were honored to the All-CAC first team. Halfpap had his No. 1 and No. 3 doubles teams recieved the honor as well.
In 2007, Salisbury completed another solid tennis season as the men's team finished 17-7 overall and the women's team finished 13-8. The two teams combined to go 12-2 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Halfpap guided his young teams to the CAC finals where they both lost to national powerhouse, the University of Mary Washington. Halfpap saw 19 of his players awarded All-CAC honors as well as one who earned the CAC Freshman of the Year award.
In his first season, Halfpap piloted the men's team to a 10-6 overall record and a berth in the NCAA tournament. In his second year, he led the women's team to it's first-ever NCAA tournament berth and its fifth straight winning season. In 2002, the women's team returned to the NCAA tournament and set a new team record with a final 14-4 record. The women won their second straight conference title and made a third straight NCAA appearance in 2003, before adding another NCAA tournament appearance in 2004.
Halfpap began his tenure at Pomona-Pitzer as the assistant head coach in 1997 before assuming the head-coaching duties the following season. He also served as the head women's coach at the Vivian Webb School in Claremont for two years, guiding his squad to a top-five ranking among high-school programs.
Halfpap was a two-year letterman for the Sea Gulls, joining the SU program as a transfer from Charles CountyCommunity College. He won the Capital Athletic Conference singles championship in his two seasons, claiming the title at No. 5 singles in 1996 and No. 3 singles in 1997. Halfpap posted a career singles mark of 23-9 at SU, including 15-6 as a senior in 1997. Halfpap also won the CAC doubles championship in 1997 and finished his career with a 20-14 doubles record. He completed his career with a 43-23 overall combined record. The Sea Gulls won the conference championship during both of his seasons and advanced to the NCAA tournament both years.
A native of Owings, Md, Halfpap graduated from SU in 1997 with a bachelor's degree. He earned his master's in education from Azusa Pacific (Calif.) University in 1999.
Coach Halfpap News
04/29/14 Halfpap earns Men's Coach of the Year; 12 Gulls honored as All-CAC selections
03/06/10 SU beats No. 23 Wash. & Lee; Halfpap gets 100th career win
We offer Overnight and Day (8:30am-5:00pm) camps for boys and girls, ages 9-18, of all skill levels.
2019 Camp Dates
- July 14-19
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. The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game.
- Sunday from 11:00am-1:00pm at the dorms.
- Day Campers will depart that evening at 9:00pm from the tennis courts.
- Graduation: 12:00pm Friday at the Tennis courts. Parents encouraged to attend!
- Check-out: Immediately following graduation at 1:00pm.
Day Camper Schedule
- Day Campers should be dropped off by 8:20am at the Outside Tennis Courts Monday through Thursday.
- Day campers should depart at 4:45pm Monday through Thursday.
- All campers will depart at 1:00pm on Friday.
Lunch is provided for all Day campers. Dinner will be provided for Day campers on the first day before they depart.
Campers play on 12 outdoor tennis courts and at a newly renovated indoor tennis center.
2019: Dorms TBA | 2018: Campers stay 2 per room in the Manokin Hall dorms on campus. Campers are assigned by age and roommate requests. Limited triples are available, but not guaranteed. There is A/C in the dorms!
Evening activities may include a trip to the famous Ocean City Amusement, pizza and movie night, bowling and casino night.
Salisbury–Ocean City–Wicomico Regional 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 Salisbury Airport. Shuttle vans often offer a cost effective alternative to taking a taxi. For more details and a listing of shuttle carriers visit: www.airportservice.com.
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: TNXRSS
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
- 8:45am Tennis Instruction
- 10:00am Break
- 10:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
- 11:45am Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
- 1:15pm Tennis Program, Match Play
- 2:45pm Break
- 3:00pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
- 4:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
- 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis, Swimming
- 5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
- 7:15pm Evening Activity
- 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
- 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
- 10:15pm Lights Out
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Lots of match play
July 28, 2018: Learning strategies to employ in match situations. Lots of match play was great for my son's level (14 yo).
— Zoe S. - Parent
Fun, productive atmosphere!
July 28, 2018: The coaches create a productive fun atmosphere for all campers! My son enjoyed the feedback form that was customized for him.
— Scotta H. - Parent
Absolutely loved it
July 19, 2017: This was the second time for my kids and they absolutely loved it. They liked the tennis, the fact that the counselors played with them, and the outside social activities they enjoyed.
— Laurie B. Parent
Had a ball!
July 24, 2017: My daughter had a ball! She loved the tennis and all the activities in the evening!
— Lauren C. Parent
"Everything was awesome"
July 25, 2017: Logan's words "everything was awesome!"
— Susan N. Parent
counselors were dynamic and enthusiastic!
August 8, 2016: The whole experience at Salisbury was excellent. Randy answered many questions up front, and throughout the time my kids were there. He and all the counselors were dynamic, enthusiastic and played as much tennis with the kids as they wanted (and one of mine wanted to play all the time!) My two kids had an absolute blast and will be returning next year for sure!
— Laurie F. Parent
Both kids loved this camp!
August 7, 2016: Both kids loved this camp! We will be back next year & bringing more friends!
— Melissa L. Parent
Can't wait to come back!
July 28, 2016: Had the BEST time!! GREAT counselors! Lots of fun - good food - good accommodations - good activities and outings. Would be great if there was a pool to cool off in after a hot day of tennis. Can't wait to come back next summer!
— Max B. Camper
I loved it
July 28, 2015: I loved it and I will definitely be coming back next year. I hope to be a resident camper, too.
— Paige J. Camper
coaches were great
August 22, 2014: This camp was a great experience and has excelled me to the point where my high school tennis coach is extremely pleased with my progress in only a short time and considers me at an advanced level. The coaches were great and the competition was extremely fun as well. The cafeteria lacked some food that helps you in tennis such as bananas. This fruit has high levels of potassium and high energy content which would help campers get through the tennis day without feeling cramped. Other than that, great experience.
— Austin G. Camper
learned new tennis skills and terminology
August 1, 2014: I loved the dorm experience. I learned a lot of new tennis skills and terminology. The counselors were really nice and I loved the camp.
— Victoria B. Camper
August 1, 2014: Our daughter had an excellent time and can't wait to return next year. It was practically the first thing she asked upon us picking her up to leave. Her interest in tennis was strengthened. Thank you, counselors and instructors.
— Erich B. Parent