Nike Tennis Camp at Seattle University
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The Seattle University Nike Tennis Camp in Washington is a great tennis day camp for boys and girls, ages 5-18, of all skill levels. Campers have the opportunity to hit tons of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by their peers.
Our junior tennis camp in Seattle delivers the perfect mix of technical tennis instruction and drilling from a top notch coaching staff, supervised match play, and fun free time to hang out with friends.
- Instruction from Seattle University's Head Tennis Coach
- 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
- All campers get a Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt and fun prizes!
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Camp Director Joey Barnes
Joey Barnes was named Head Coach of Seattle University’s men’s and women’s tennis programs in October of 2018.View Joey's Bio ⟩
With stops at Maryland, Florida Gulf Coast, Upper Iowa and South Dakota State during his nearly 25-year career, Barnes brings more than 15 years of head coaching experience to the Redhawk programs.
Barnes spent the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons as the head coach of the men’s and women’s programs at South Dakota State. He produced multiple academically honored student-athletes, including distinguished scholars, Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence and academic honor roll. He guided one male player to wild card entry into a Men’s Professional Tour qualifying event and coached a women’s doubles team to an undefeated regular-season of play.
Prior to SDSU, Barnes served four seasons as the head women's tennis coach at Upper Iowa University, where he compiled a 45-29 overall dual record, including a 33-10 mark in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference matches. The Peacocks improved from a sixth-place finish in the NSIC his first season to back-to-back runner-up showings in 2015 and 2016.
While still serving in the United States Navy, Barnes joined the University of Maryland coaching staff as a volunteer assistant for both the men's and tennis teams, starting in 1994. He was elevated to a full-time women's assistant coach in 2003, helping lead the Terrapins to NCAA Tournament berths in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He also served a stint as interim head coach for the program, which finished the 2005-06 season ranked in the top 35 nationally.
In 2008, Barnes moved on to Florida Gulf Coast University as an assistant women's coach for four-plus seasons. While at FGCU, he helped coach five all-Atlantic Sun Conference performers.
Aside from collegiate coaching, Barnes was senior tennis director of the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Academy in Rockville, Maryland, from 2002-07 and was assistant director of Tennis Dynamics in Naples, Fla, from 2009-2012.
We offer Full Day (9:00am-4:00pm), AM Half Day (9:00am-12:00pm) and PM Half Day (1:00pm-4:00pm) camps for boy and girls, ages 5-18, with All Skills and 10&Under Tennis programs each week.
2019 Camp Dates
- June 17-20
- June 24-27
- July 8-11
- July 15-18
- July 22-25
- July 29-Aug 1
- August 5-8
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Camp Program Offerings
All Skills Program
The All Skills Program is geared towards players ages 10-18 of all skill levels. This program is geared towards beginners through advanced players who love this sport. This program includes tennis drills, match-play sessions, and some strength & injury prevention training, conditioning for footwork, speed, agility, and endurance.
10 & Under Tennis Program
The 10&Under Tennis Program is geared towards players ages 5-10 who are just learning the sport. '10 & Under Tennis' follows the logic of other youth sports: balls bounce lower, move slower through the air and are easier to hit. Racquets are sized for small hands and courts are smaller and easier to cover. By using this format, the benefits are immediate and very quickly little kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing! This program includes tennis drills and match play sessions.
- AM Half- day and Day Campers check in at 8:30am the first day of camp and camp begins at 9:00am every day.
- PM Half-day campers check in at 12:30pm the first day of camp and camp begins at 1:00pm every day.
- Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
- AM Half Day Campers check out at 12:00pm each day at the tennis courts.
- PM Half Day and Full Day campers check out at 4:00pm each day at the tennis courts.
Daily Program Schedule
- All sessions run Monday-Thursday, except the July 1-4 session (2018) which runs Sunday-Wednesday.
- Full Day: 9:00am - 4:00pm
- AM Half Day: 9:00am - 12:00pm
- PM Half Day: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Full day campers bring their lunch each day. Half day campers do not eat lunch at camp. All campers should bring snacks each day.
Campers will play on 4 outdoor and 2 indoor courts.
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: TNXDSE
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
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My son's 5th year at this camp
July 13, 2018: Super positive and fun, this is my son's 5th year at this camp, and he is having a blast. The head and assistant coaches from Seattle U are always participating and on the courts, and the college kids teaching are friendly, nice and positive.
— Leila W. - Parent
Loved the camp
July 27, 2018: My son loved the camp and that’s all because of the staff
— Rachel G. - Parent
Thanks for a great experience!
August 10, 2018: Kids skills grew and they both came out of the experience with a stronger desire to take more tennis lessons.The "report card" was very helpful, and something we can take forward to other lessons/coaches. The kids really enjoyed the coaches - they made it fun! Thanks for a great experience!
— Kara H. - Parent
Point play was helpful
July 21, 2017: Practicing point play was helpful. One of the instructors was not helpful, but thr others were great.
— Paula B. Parent
Love the camp and coaches
July 28, 2017: Wish we have an option to play indoor half of a day. Playing outside in the sun all day is too much for my 5-year old boy, but he loves this camp and coaches and wants to stay for whole day camps.
— June G. Parent
Will be back next year!
July 29, 2017: This is Ravi's third year at Nike Tennis Camp. This year's staff and head coach are wonderful. He had a rough time last year a few days (tears at the end of camp) because everything was directed to an older group, but this year the ages of campers are more diverse, and the staff addresses all levels and ages. Well done, and very much appreciated. Ravi will be back for a few weeks next year!
— Jamie G. Parent
One of our favorites
August 11, 2017: This camp is one of my and my child's favorite each summer. We love the positive environment, encouragement to share in each other's successes, and great coaches.
— Eileen W. Parent
August 14, 2017: Ian, and Alex were really great coaches and my son enjoyed working with them
— Sally B. Parent
August 17, 2017: Really impressed with the organization and level of play
— Stacie K. Parent
coaches were amazing - mature, enthusiastic, kind, fun
August 31, 2016: The head coaches and on the ground coaches were amazing - mature, enthusiastic, kind, fun, showed positive role modeling all of the time, and were also excellent in their sport. Our son thrived there this summer and can't wait to go back next summer!
— Winston W. Camper
counselors were great
August 24, 2016: The report cards from Coach Reeb were very detailed. The counselors were great again this year, coaxing my hesitant child to join in the free form morning warm up.
— Eileen W. Parent
Great Camp, too expensive
July 4, 2016: Great camp, but too expensive. Can't return at that current rate which is too bad because my daughter really liked it.
— Hilary J. Parent
had a great time and learned a lot
June 30, 2016: My daughter had a great time and learned a lot and would like to sign up for the camp again!
— Trista C. Parent
coaches were nice, more match play
8/10/2015 - There was just a small group of higher level players, wish it was more competitive. It would have been nice for more match play. The coaches were all nice!!
— Philip R. Camper
improved a lot
8/10/2015 - My 5 year old had great fun and improved a lot during the camp.
— Celine J. Parent
My child had a lot of fun
7/23/2015 - My child had a lot of fun over the two weeks he was in camp. He's showing much more interest in tennis, and says that he has fun everyday. He can be overwhelmed by a large group of people, so it would have been nice to have a greeter of sorts, and a router, in that someone says hello to the campers and then directs them to a court or activity in progress, rather than having him watch for a while and try to figure out where to jump in. He just turned six, so maybe something to consider for the younger kids.
— Eileen W. Parent
wonderful tennis program with excellent teachers
7/31/2015 - Again, another very positive week of a wonderful tennis program with excellent teachers, coaches and staff. Thank you! Please offer an after school program!!!
— Roberta W. Parent
level of training is top notch
7/21/2015 - We loved this camp, the level of training is top notch and the coaches are nice. Our daughter wants to go back every summer.
— Mel O. Parent
cost too much, but good camp
7/21/2015 - While I thought the camp was very well run, cost was a concern. Would have considered two weeks, but was too pricey for the time. Having said that, it was a great first introduction to the sport for my kids.
— Mary L. Parent
coaches are awesome
7/21/2015 - The coaches are awesome. My son is so happy that despite migraines he wants to keep going! I wish that we could find these kind of coaches and training throughout the year!
— Roberta W. Parent
enjoyed the camp
7/15/2015 - My son enjoyed the camp. Your instructors made it fun which was great. Only part my son did not care for was that it was repetitive and he really wanted even more challenges. It would be cool if there was an advanced course to try out for. My son would definitely want to participate in that camp.
— Sandra K. Parent