Stanford Adult Tennis School
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A top adult tennis camp in California, the Stanford Adult Tennis School in the Bay Area is focused on helping players ages 18+ improve their game. This adult tennis clinic in Palo Alto offers beginner, intermediate and advanced programs.
Our adult tennis camp at Stanford is designed to address your specific needs, to increase knowledge of the game, and to move you to the next level without forcing you to make radical changes.
Stanford University COVID-19 requirements Update:
* As of Monday, April 10, Stanford University will no longer require - but will continue to strongly recommend - COVID vaccinations and boosters.
- Instruction from Brandon Coupe and his staff
- Low student : camper ratio
- Groupings for all skill levels
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Co-Director Brandon Coupe
Brandon Coupe enters his eleventh year as Assistant Men's Tennis Coach at Stanford University. During his time as an assistant coach on The Farm, Coupe has helped guide the Cardinal to a 162-88 record, nine consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and four straight 20-win seasons from 2009-12.View Brandon Coupe's Bio ⟩
Coupe's recent contributions were highlighted with All-Americans Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher anchoring the Cardinal's singles lineup during their four-year careers. Under Coupe's tutelage, Klahn and Thacher flourished at the top two spots of the lineup. Klahn produced a career record of 130-34 and captured the 2010 NCAA singles title, while Thacher won at least 20 matches in every season en route to compiling a 94-46 career mark.
Coupe joined the coaching staff following a six-year stint as the Head Professional at the Tiburon Peninsula Club, which he first joined in 2001. He was also a professional coach from 2004-06 and the Tournament Director of the Esurance Tiburon International Tennis Challenger from 2003-04.
From 1994-2003, Coupe played on the ATP Tour and participated in 14 Grand Slam events, including the 2002 U.S. Open where he was a quarterfinalist. During his professional career he played with and against some of the world's greatest players, including Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt and Boris Becker. Coupe achieved an individual doubles ranking of 61 in 1999 and teamed with Mark Merklein to rank in the top-20 that year.
In addition to playing on the ATP Tour, Coupe coached Justin Gimelstob to the third round at Wimbledon in 2004.
A former All-American, Coupe played at San Jose State from 1990-94 under the tutelage of respected coach John Hubbell. As a senior, he earned All-America honors and received the National Von Nostrum Most Improved Player Award and the Rafael Osuna Senior Player of the Year Award. Coupe also earned All-Big West Conference honors all four seasons of his career.
As a freshman, he played No. 2 singles while losing only four matches during the year and winning the regional Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award. Over his next three seasons, Coupe played No. 1 singles and doubles and holds the school record for most victories. He was a three-time NCAA Championship competitor and a semifinalist at the 1994 NCAA Indoor Championship.
A native of Granite Bay, Calif., Coupe began playing tennis at the age of 10 and entered a number of junior tournaments, including the Kalamazoo National Tournament. In the U-18 division, he was ranked as high as No. 35 in the country.
Coupe currently resides in Menlo Park with Natalie, his wife of 14 years, and their 12-year-old son Max and 4 year old twin sons, Owen and Oliver.
2023 CAMP DATES
- July 29-30
Stanford Cancellation Policy
If you cancel your session outside of 14 days prior to the start date, you are able to receive a refund of your camp tuition fee, less a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds if the cancellation is received inside 14 days of your sessions start date.
The Stanford Adult Tennis School is open to all ability levels this year. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the weekend.
This session includes progressive tennis instruction in:
- Serve, return, serve and volley
- Ball machine and feeding drills (groundstrokes and netplay)
- Doubles play and strategy
- Check-in: 9:00am at Taube Tennis Stadium each day
- Check-out: 3:00pm at Taube Tennis Stadium each day
- Day Camp Program: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm
All campers are required to bring their own lunch, lunch is not provided. Lunch will begin at 12:00pm each day.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, FACILITY
- Instruction: Daily tennis training
- Ratio: 6:1 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
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt
- Facility: Campers play on 17 lighted courts at the Taube Tennis Stadium.
- 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
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
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!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
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 shoes (no running shoes)
Sweatshirt/warm-up jacket and pants
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.
NIKE TENNIS CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our tennis camps please see our FAQ page
Additional Tennis Camp Sessions offered at Stanford:
- Stanford Tennis Camp - Paul Goldstein sessions - Junior Overnight & Extended Day Camp Sessions (Directed by Head Men's Coach, Paul Goldstein)
- Stanford Tennis Camp - Lele Forood sessions - Junior Overnight & Extended Day Camp Sessions (Directed by Head Women's Coach, Lele Forood)
- Stanford Tennis School - Junior Day Camps (Directed by Brandon Coupe)
* Our camps are open to any and all entrants.
* Any athlete who has sufficient preparatory education to be academically eligible to enter college in the fall following the camp date will not be permitted to attend the camp.
* Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp.
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: TNADSG
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
August 14, 2019: It was fantastic. Phenomenal. That's all. And I don't usually review things. Looking forward to attending the next one.
— Ali A. - Camper
Enjoyed interacting with Stanford staff
August 21, 2019: Chances to interact with Stanford Assistant Tennis Coach and many enthusiastic college players was great. Rotating sessions. Multiple opportunities for individual instruction.
— Larry P. - Camper
Increase warm up time
July 11, 2017: Increase warm up time in the morning, including stretches and at least 1hr of hitting balls Provide camper with personalized diagnostic of areas to work on after the camp
— Frederic B. Camper
Would have liked to stay at each "station" longer
July 14, 2017: Would have liked to stay at each "station" for a longer amount of time before "shuffling" to another station. The college-age staffers could have displayed more energy and been a little more informative; they could have been more engaging.
— Joan L. Camper
Had an incredible time
July 18, 2017: I had an incredible time at the Nike tennis camp at Stanford, and playing with the university coaches was really inspiring. Overall, I would definitely come back and have already recommended the Nike tennis camps to friends. My only critique is that some of the college-age coaches were less helpful in giving feedback. They were obviously amazing players in great college programs, but had less experience coaching/ translating what they know how to do to a beginner-intermediate player. It didn't detract from my overall high opinion of the program, but the variance in coaching experience court by court was very obvious.
— Emily H. Camper
August 28, 2016: My husband and I really enjoyed the summer camp and are appreciative to the staff and director for their amazing coaching!
— Sherry C. Camper
concepts were clearly explained
August 28, 2016: The instructors were good and the concepts were clearly explained. I would prefer to have a longer time in practicing specific strokes learned in each segment. A full-day program instead of half-day program should allow for that.
— Ignatius C. Camper
technical instruction was grea
August 20, 2016: Overall I thought the technical instruction was great. Some of the instructors offered more feedback than others, liked more feedback!
— Fracie B. Camper
A great experience overall
August 18, 2016: A great experience overall. The groupings seemed very well put together and all of the coaches were very encouraging. Some place to store valuables might be nice too. Thanks.
— Bruce K. Camper
June 30, 2016: Brandon keeps things light and fun; Lenny & Stephen are interactive, but not intrusively so; the college player/coaches are fun to be around, because of their youth and enthusiasm for tennis.
— Bill J. Camper
instructors were excellent
August 25, 2015: The instructors were excellent, particularly Vita, Lupe, and Vanessa.
— Jim F. Camper
August 15, 2015: Overall, enjoyed it and would recommend.
— James M. Camper
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