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The Samford University Nike Tennis Camp in Alabama is a day camp for kids looking to improve their tennis game and have a blast! Our junior tennis camp in Birmingham, AL offers top notch instruction, supervised match play and plenty of fun!

This summer tennis camp in the South teaches boys and girls important tennis fundamentals as well as ways to improve their technique and increase their self-confidence.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Samford tennis coaches, David Vest and Rahim Esmail
  • 5-6 hours of daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
  • Safe, healthy and fun environment
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Tennis Camp Samford Coach Vest

    Co-Director David Vest

    David Vest is in his ninth season as head coach at Samford. He was named to the position Aug. 2, 2007, and has led the Bulldogs to a pair of conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances.

    View David Vest's Bio
  • Nike Tennis Camp Samford Coach Esmail

    Co-Director Rahim Esmail

    Now in his sixth season at the helm of the Samford men’s tennis team, Rahim Esmail has lifted the Bulldogs to an NCAA Tournament appearance, a Southern Conference Tournament championship, a 17-win season and a share of the 2012 SoCon title.

    View Rahim Esmail's Bio

Camp Details

We offer day camps that run Monday-Friday, from 9:00am-4:00pm, geared towards boys and girls, ages 9-18, of all skill levels.

2019 Camp Dates

  • June 17-21
  • June 24-28
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Camp Program

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.



All Campers: Monday at 8:30am at the Samford Tennis Center.


All Campers: Friday at 12:00pm at the Samford Tennis Center.

Daily Program Schedule

  • Monday: Campers should check-in at 8:30am and depart at 4:00pm.
  • Tuesday-Thursday: Campers should arrive at 8:50am and depart at 4:00pm.
  • Friday: Campers should arrive at 8:50am and depart at 12:00pm.


Campers will play on Samford's 6 outdoor and 3 indoor courts.

Registration Packet

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: TNXRSM

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 9:15am 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

Nike Tennis Samford University Courts

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.36 / 5 Stars
    • /5.
    Loved the coaches and being challenged

    June 23, 2018: Kappy loved the coaches and being challenged to change her serve for the better.

    — Ann P. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Excellent coaches

    June 23, 2018: Love that she practices and gets better at tennis with excellent coaches, but also love that positive character, hard work and sportsmanship are encouraged and rewarded! Love that they access and divide groups accordingly.

    — Gerald B. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Cannot imagine a better experience

    July 01, 2018: My son LOVED the set up and competition. He won the 110% award at the end, which tells me the instructors were extremely motivating. I cannot speak highly enough about the Samford University instructors! Not only were they knowledgeable about tennis, they were so personable and made what could have been a long, hot, day so much fun for the kids.We travel from out of town for this camp, and this is our second year coming to this location for this camp. I honestly cannot imagine a better, more positive experience for my boys.

    — Melanie C. - Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Made new friends

    June 30, 2017: I made several new friends at the camp who I now stay in touch with and get together with even after the camp was over. The coaches were also very cordial and helpful when it came to answering any questions I had and giving me pointers on how to improve my game.

    — Nicole B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Learned a lot

    June 30, 2017: My daughter learned a great deal and most importantly, she had fun!!! Asked if she could return next year.

    — Crystal O. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Increased passion for tennis

    June 30, 2017: Really increased my daughter passion for tennis

    — Gerald B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    We will definitely be sending him again

    July 29, 2016: My son absolutely loved Nike tennis camp at Samford! He loved the instructors/coaches and the skills he learned during the week. We will definitely be sending him again next summer!

    — Jennifer Y. Parent

    • 5/5.
    great time!

    July 28, 2016: I had a great time and have already asked if I can go next year!

    — Ann Elise P. Camper

    • 5/5.
    My child loved the camp

    July 21, 2016: My child loved the camp. Already talking about next year.

    — Richard M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    loves Nike tennis camp!

    July 14, 2016: Zach loves Nike tennis camp. Sad he couldn't go on the last day. He always looks forward to winning prizes. His game improved a lot.

    — Lisa M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    she improved a lot

    July 14, 2016: My daughter had so much fun and felt that she improved a lot. She thought all of the instructors were very helpful, especially Raheem.

    — Louisa J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    learned a lot and improved

    July 14, 2016: My 12 year old son has really enjoyed the camp and feels that he has learned a lot and improved his tennis skills. Thank you.

    — Knox H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    love the staff at Samford

    July 14, 2016: We love the staff at Samford and look forward to attending yearly.

    — April R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great! Loved it!

    July 15, 2015: Great!!! Loved it!! Wish you offered the camp more than twice a summer season!!!

    — Gray J. Camper

Samford University Nike Tennis Camp

David Vest, Co-Director
Samford Tennis Center

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, Alabama 35229
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $495.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $495.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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