Nike Tennis Camp at Sea Colony Beach Resort
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The Nike tennis camp in Bethany Beach at Sea Colony Beach Resort, a premier family beach and tennis resort community, is among the top junior tennis camps in Delaware. Come enjoy your summer, make friends and elevate your tennis game.
The Nike Tennis Camp at Sea Colony Beach Resort is a tennis day camp for kids looking to receive high-level tennis training, work on their technique, and be challenged by their peers.
- Instruction from top teaching pro, Thomas Johnston, and his experienced staff
- All Skills, Tournament Training and 10&Under Tennis programs
- 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
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Camp Director Thomas Johnston
Seasoned camp director, Thomas Johnston, is the director of tennis at Sea Colony Resort. He is former UVA men’s coach and director of tennis at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia.View Thomas's Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
Thomas is a three-time collegiate All-American and former head mens' tennis coach at the University of Virginia. At UVA Johnston established himself as one of the most innovative and successful coaches in the country. In 1997, UVA qualified for the national team tournament for the first time in the school's history. In another first, Thomas led his team to the finals of the 1998 ACC championships and NCAA Regional Championships. Under his leadership, the team's NCAA national ranking improved from No. 95 to No. 15. Upon graduating, several of Johnston's students went on to achieve world rankings.
Before joining Sea Colony as the tennis director, Johnston headed an award-winning tennis program at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia for 10 years. Under Johnston's guidance, Tennis Resorts Online.com consistently rated Wintergreen as one of the top 15 tennis resorts and top five adult tennis camps in the world. Wintergreen also achieved TRO's No. 2 ranking for tennis instruction in 2009.
Currently Sea Colony is ranked as one of the Top 25 tennis resorts in world and one of the top 20 camps. Sea Colony’s Junior program has been rated as high as the number 5 junior program for resort tennis programs world-wide.
With a master's degree in sports psychology, Johnston offers seminars on the mental and strategic aspects of tennis, and other sports. Johnston has also published numerous sports-related articles.
Thomas has two children, Robert Alexander, and Julianna Marie, ages 18 and 14. His son is attending Lynn University on a lacrosse scholarship. Juliann is an excellent athlete, excelling at both tennis and lacrosse. In addition, she is a talented pianist.
Tennis Tips by Thomas:
We offer day camps (9:00am-3:00pm) for boys and girls, ages 8-17, with All Skills, 10&Under Tennis and Tournament Training programs.
2019 Camp Dates and Offerings
- June 10-14 (All Skills + 10&U)
- June 24-28 (Tournament Training Only)
- July 8-12 (All Skills + 10&U)
- July 15-19 (Tournament Training Only)
- July 22-26 (All Skills + 10&U)
- July 29-Aug 2 (All Skills + 10&U)
- August 12-16 (All Skills + 10&U)
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Camp Program Offerings
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.
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 kids ages 10-17 who are tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.
10 and Under Tennis
The “10 and Under Tennis” program features the USTA’s successful teaching format. This 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.
- Monday at 8:30am at the Sea Colony Tennis Center Pro Shop
- Friday at 12:00 noon at the Sea Colony Tennis Center Pro Shop.
- Campers will leave at 3:00pm on the first day
Daily Program Schedule
- Day Camp runs from 9:00am-3:00pm Monday through Thursday.
- Day Camp runs from 9:00am-12:00 noon on Friday.
Full Day Campers bring their own lunch each day.
Sea Colony Beach Resort was named 2012 USTA Facility of the Year.
With 34 tennis courts, including indoor, outdoor, Har-Tru clay and hard courts, the tennis facilities are a haven for tennis enthusiast throughout the region.
Adult Nike Tennis Camp at Sea Colony
We're excited to also bring you an adult Nike Tennis Camp at Sea Colony for ages 18 and over! Click the link for details.
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: TNXDDE
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
- 1:00pm Tennis Program, Match Play
- 2:15pm Tennis Program, Doubles and Drills
- 3:00pm Conclusion of Daily Tennis Program
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Loved the counselors
June 16, 2018: My kids loved the counselors and the games!
— Jeneth A. - Parent
Had a great time
June 28, 2018: Learning new skills, making friends and learning new drills. Had a great time.
— Susan F. - Parent
LOVED IT ALL!
June 30, 2018: LOVED IT ALL!
— Jennifer A. - Parent
4th or 5th time at camp
July 28, 2017: This was 4th or 5th time at the Nike camp so clearly he likes going. Personally I liked how much running was required at camp. Nothing beats hard work.
— Harry S. Parent
The facilities and staff at Sea Colony were very impressive
7/21/2016 - My kids really enjoyed the camp and both took away information to improve their game. The facilities and staff at Sea Colony were very impressive!
— Judith W. Parent
7/2/2016 - Great experience! Super fun.
— Ethan C. Camper
the boys said they had a great time
7/1/2016 - Two of my kids participated. I felt like one boy improved a great deal and my other son only slightly. We are doing a second week, so I am hopeful we will see more improvement next time. However, my boys still said they had a great time!
— Doreen R. Parent
7/24/2014 - Staff at the corporate office in CA was very nice and accommodating. Resolved issue expeditiously. Will definitely recommend - look forward to next year.
— Anne N. Parent
7/21/2014 - My boys were a little stronger than a lot of the players at the camp, so I appreciated that they stepped up the level for them by bringing in other players at their level and better and allowing them to play with the staff directly. Thank you for that!
— Melanie K. Parent
the staff was wonderful
7/21/2014 - I had lots of fun. All the staff members were wonderful. Thomas was great. Coach Tim was also a highlight.
— Bateman S. Camper
helped me with every part of my game
7/20/2014 - The guys were great and helped me with every part of my game!
— Olivia D. Camper