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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 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 19-23
  • June 26-30


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

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Overall Average Rating 4.72 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Loved the structure of camp

    June 28, 2021: Reese loved how quickly it moved. Not too much down time. She also loved playing for prizes on the last day.

    — Betsy T. - Parent

    • 4/5.
    Likes tennis even more!

    June 26, 2021: Positive attitude of staff. Made it fun but challenging. She worked hard, got stronger, and likes tennis even more after participating. Can’t ask for more!!

    — Sheryl T. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    I recommend this camp!

    June 26, 2021: Emma had a great time. She learned and improved on many skills for tennis. The coaches were great! She made new friends. I would recommend this camp!

    — Crystal A. - Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Wants to do it again next year

    June 29, 2019: Our daughter really enjoyed this camp. She has already said she would like to do it again next year. She loved the coaches. She said they were fun and encouraging. She definitely improved in her tennis skills and abilities.

    — Tori H. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Learned a ton and enjoyed the week very much

    June 23, 2019: My son learned a ton and enjoyed the week very much. There was a good range in player abilities. As a result, my son was challenged by the better players but was also encouraging to the newer players.

    — Colin M. - 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

    • 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
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

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $625.00
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $625.00
Availability: Yes

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