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The Samford University Nike Tennis Camp is the perfect day camp for young athletes eager to boost their tennis skills while having a great time on the court! Located in Birmingham, Alabama, our junior tennis camp provides excellent coaching, supervised matches, and tons of fun!

This summer, boys and girls aged 9-18 will learn essential tennis basics, enhance their technique, and build confidence on the court.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Samford University tennis coaches, David Vest and Oliver Reynolds
  • 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 12th 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
  • Co-Director Oliver Reynolds

    Samford University has hired former Bulldog student-athlete Oliver Reynolds as its new head men's tennis coach, Director of Athletics Martin Newton announced Wednesday.

    View Oliver's Bio

Camp Details


  • June 17-21
  • June 24-28


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.

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.


  • Check-in: Monday at 8:30am at the Samford Tennis Center.
  • Check-out: Friday at 12:00pm at the Samford Tennis Center.
  • Daily Schedule: Monday 8:30am-4:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 8:50am-4:00pm, Friday 8:50am-12:00pm


  • Instruction: Daily tennis training, morning and afternoon sessions
  • Supervision: Staff members participate in all activities
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt and prizes


  • Lunch is not included, campers should bring their lunch every day (Except on the last day when campers leave before lunch)
  • If campers choose not to bring lunch, they can walk with camp staff to the cafeteria on campus to purchase lunch for $10


  • Ratio: 5:1 camper-to-coach ratio
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
  • Equipment Needed: All campers must bring a tennis racquet, tennis shoes, and a water bottle
  • Facility: Campers will play on Samford's 6 outdoor and 3 indoor courts.
  • Inclement Weather Plan: Indoor courts are available for use as needed
  • Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

  • Athletic, on-court tennis clothing

  • Tennis Racquet(s)

  • Tennis shoes (no running shoes)

  • Sweatshirt/warm-up jacket and pants

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our tennis camps please see our FAQ page


Maximize your camp experience with SwingVision, an iPhone app that provides the following benefits when you record your play: watch a full match in 20 minutes with the dead-time automatically removed, view stats like shot placement, court positioning, shot speed, and consistency for each shot type, filter to particular shot or point types and easily create highlight videos of certain points or shots, access video analysis, and stats immediately after you finish recording, all on unlimited cloud storage.

Camp Code: TNXRSM
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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

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 2, 2022: They played a ton of tennis and my son got to play against kids that were better than him. Definitely boosted his confidence and pushed him to play better.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 25, 2022: My son liked playing matches, winning prizes and feeling like he really learned new skills this week!!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2023: This was Parkers 2nd time! He loved getting to play matches and learn and improve his skills!

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    July 2, 2023: Seeing improvement during match play based on morning instruction

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 1, 2023: One on one coaching with Samford women's head coach

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 1, 2023: Playing against other kids that were at my level

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 25, 2023: It was just great all around!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Really Enjoyed Camp!

    — Anonymous

Samford University Nike Tennis Camp

David Vest, Co-Director
Samford Tennis Center
800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, Alabama 35229
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

Samford University Nike Tennis Camp
Nike Tennis Camp Samford University
Jun 24-Jun 28, 2024
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $655.00 USD
Availability: Limited

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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