Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp, Lele Forood Sessions
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Our Bay Area tennis camp at Stanford provides the ultimate week-long tennis camp experience. These sessions are directed by Stanford head women’s coach, Lele Forood, and associate coach Frankie Brennan.
- Instruction from Stanford Head Women's Coach, Lele Forood, and Associate Coach, Frankie Brennan
- Morning drilling and afternoon match play
- Off-court activities include field games, a camp dance, and trips to Jamba Juice and the Stanford Bookstore.
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Camp Director Lele Forood
The nation’s most storied women’s tennis program remains in capable hands thanks to the leadership of head coach Lele Forood, who recently completed her 18th season at the helm in 2017-18.View Lele Forood's Bio ⟩
During Forood’s coaching tenure, the Cardinal has compiled an eye-popping 388-37 record, participated in 16 NCAA Tournaments, captured eight NCAA team titles and claimed 12 conference crowns (outright or shared).
The 2003 ITA National Coach of the Year and five-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Forood also served as an assistant and associate head coach at Stanford for 14 years following an All-America playing career on The Farm.
Stanford, which has made 35 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, has also produced several lengthy winning streaks under Forood that instantly require a double-take. Recognized as the longest home winning streak of any NCAA Division I intercollegiate sport before Ohio State’s men’s tennis team surpassed the mark in 2014, Stanford won 184 dual matches in a row at Taube Family Tennis Stadium in a stretch that spanned 12 years since a loss during the 1999 campaign. The Cardinal won 157 consecutive regular season duals on its home court during a 13-year run from 1999-2012. Stanford also compiled an 89-match winning streak from 2004-2007, resulting in three undefeated seasons and three NCAA titles until a February loss in 2007.
The Cardinal has also performed at an unprecedented level on the individual side under Forood’s watch, producing five NCAA singles champions and five NCAA doubles teams. That includes Amber Liu (2003-04) and Nicole Gibbs (2012-13) claiming back-to-back singles titles, in addition to a three-year stranglehold in doubles from 2010-12.
Stanford (20-5, 9-1 Pac-12) captured its 19th national championship (18 NCAA, 1 AIAW) in 2016, defeating No. 12 Oklahoma State in a 4-3 thriller. No. 15 Stanford became the lowest-seeded team to win an NCAA title, knocking off No. 2 Florida (4-3), No. 10 Michigan (4-3) and No. 6 Vanderbilt (4-2) in a span of five days prior to reaching the final. Stanford has now won 14 of its last 16 NCAA matches when seeded lower than its opponent, a streak that covers six years. Stanford also secured its first conference title since 2012 and 25th overall, impressive considering the Cardinal was ranked fifth in conference play in late March.
In 2015, Stanford (18-6, 7-3 Pac-12) reached the NCAA quarterfinals for the sixth consecutive season. Seeded No. 14 in the NCAA Championships draw, Stanford upset No. 3 California in the round of 16 and despite falling 4-1 to No. 6 Georgia in the quarterfinals. The Cardinal, which placed fourth in the Pac-12 and was ranked between No. 7-14 in the country throughout the season, also boasted a deep lineup of four All-Americans.
Despite reaching the postseason as a No. 11 seed in 2014, Stanford advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the fourth time in five years. The Cardinal, which was ultimately edged 4-3 by No. 7 North Carolina, also overcame the early departure of back-to-back defending NCAA singles champion Nicole Gibbs while three freshmen made their lineup debuts. In addition, Stanford’s entire six-player singles lineup qualified for the NCAA singles draw.
The 2013 NCAA team title was extremely memorable, as Stanford captured its 18th national championship despite entering the postseason as the No. 12 seed. Improving to 64-6 in the postseason under Forood, Stanford knocked off the tournament’s Nos. 5, 4, 1 and 3 seeds along the way, including two-time defending champion Florida in the semifinals. The championship single-handedly extended Stanford Athletics’ streak of 37 consecutive years winning at least one NCAA title and heavily factored into the Cardinal securing its 19th straight Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.
In 2012, Stanford finished 21-2 and earned a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title at 9-1. However, the Cardinal’s bid for a third straight NCAA final appearance was halted by a quarterfinal loss to USC, representing only the fourth defeat over the last three years combined. Competing in arguably the nation’s best conference, Stanford closed out the year ranked No. 5 in the country and handed national champion Florida its only loss.
Meanwhile, the final day of NCAA Championships proved to be a historic one, as teammates squared off in the singles final before later pairing up in the doubles title match for the first time in NCAA history. Gibbs became only the third Stanford player to claim collegiate singles and doubles championships during the same season. Gibbs defeated Mallory Burdette 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the singles final, before the duo paired up one hour later to claim the doubles crown with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Georgia's Nadja Gilchrist and Chelsey Gullickson.
With a 28-1 record in 2011, the Cardinal made yet another deep postseason run despite falling to Florida in the NCAA title match. Two lengthy streaks were also snapped in the process, beginning with Stanford’s first loss since Feb. 26, 2010- a stretch of 47 consecutive wins. Additionally, Florida became the first opponent to win a dual match on Stanford's home court since California posted a 5-4 victory back on Feb. 27, 1999. The NCAA-record streak at the time spanned more than 12 seasons, resulting in 184 consecutive wins and two national championships (2002, 2006). Meanwhile, Hilary Barte and Mallory Burdette claimed the NCAA doubles title, while Stacey Tan became only the 10th unseeded player to appear in the championship singles match despite falling in the final.
Stanford claimed its 16th NCAA championship in school history during the 2010 campaign and first since a dominant three-year title run ended in 2006. After starting the postseason with three straight 4-0 shutouts, Stanford (26-1) knocked off No. 1 Baylor and No. 6 Notre Dame before posting a dramatic 4-3 win over No. 3 Florida in the national championship contest. The Cardinal went 8-0 in league play, claiming its first Pac-10 championship since a 21-year title streak ended in 2009. Barte and Lindsay Burdette teamed up to win the NCAA Doubles crown, bringing home Stanford’s first doubles title since 2005. Mallory Burdette was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and turned a 5-4 third-set deficit into a 7-5 victory at the No. 3 position to clinch Stanford’s national title win over Florida.
Seven years ago, Stanford finished 19-5 overall while reaching the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships for the 24th straight season. The Cardinal finished third in the Pac-10 at 6-2, snapping the program’s streak of 21 consecutive Pac-10 titles. Meanwhile, Barte earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles for the second straight year and teamed with Lindsay Burdette for a runner-up finish in the NCAA Doubles Championship final.
Stanford finished 22-5 in 2008, advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships before falling to Baylor. The Cardinal joined UCLA as Pac-10 co-champions at 7-1, while Barte, Lindsay Burdette and Jessica Nguyen were honored as All-Americans. The ITA National Rookie of the Year, Barte produced a team-best 30-8 overall mark and became the first freshman in school history to win at least 30 overall matches and 20 duals since Theresa Logar (38-4 overall, 27-0 duals) in 2004.
The Cardinal wrapped up the 2007 season at 24-2 and 8-0 in Pac-10 play. Stanford’s run of eight consecutive NCAA Championships finals appearances came to end when the Cardinal was upended by UCLA in the semifinals. Prior to suffering a 4-3 loss to Georgia Tech on Feb. 3, 2007, Forood directed the Cardinal to a historic 89-match winning streak that spanned three undefeated seasons (2004-06) and resulted in three NCAA titles, three Pac-10 championships and numerous conference and national accolades along the way.
In 2006, Forood guided the Cardinal to a 30-0 ledger and its 15th NCAA championship. The Cardinal posted a 4-1 victory over Miami in the title match, claiming the hardware on its home court as both men’s and women’s competitions were held at the same site for the first time in NCAA history. Five different players (Alice Barnes, Celia Durkin, Amber Liu, Logar and Anne Yelsey) earned All-America honors in the process.
Forood led Stanford to a 27-0 record and a 4-0 shutout of Texas in the 2005 NCAA Championship match. Barnes and Erin Burdette, the ITA Doubles Team of the Year, were crowned NCAA champions, besting teammates Liu and Yelsey in the final. The Cardinal also won its 18th Pac-10 team title, while Barnes and Yelsey captured the Pac-10 doubles championship.
The first of three straight undefeated seasons occurred in 2004, as the Cardinal finished 29-0 and downed UCLA 4-1 in the NCAA championship match. Forood helped Liu win her second straight NCAA singles title, while the doubles pair of Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette was named the ITA and Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year.
Forood became the first female head coach to win the NCAA team title in 2001 with a 4-0 victory over Vanderbilt. The championship was the first for Forood, an assistant coach for five national title runs from 1989-1991 and in 1997 and 1999. She guided the Cardinal to a stellar 30-0 mark in her rookie season at the helm, in addition to the 2000 Pac-10 championship and a final No. 1 national ranking.
Forood was an assistant coach for 10 years under legendary skipper Frank Brennan before being promoted to associate head coach in March of 2000. In 1997, Forood’s efforts in helping lead the Cardinal to the NCAA title were recognized nationally as she was named the ITA Division I National Assistant Coach of the Year.
An All-American at Stanford 1976- the first year All-American accolades were awarded- Forood was a National Collegiate singles finalist as a freshman and a semifinalist during her sophomore campaign in leading Stanford to two second place national finishes. Competing internationally, she captured the gold medal in both singles and doubles at the 1975 Pan American Games. She was also the 1975 national amateur singles and doubles champion. Forood was ranked as high as 30th on the women's professional tour, and she had an impressive victory over Wimbledon champion and second-seed Virginia Wade at the 1977 U.S. Open. At the 1976 U.S. Open, Forood teamed with Rachel Giscafre to reach the doubles semifinals.
Forood was a member of the Board of Women's Tennis Associates from 1979-1987 and served as its secretary-treasurer from 1983-87. She has been extremely active in promoting WTA events, and was the recipient of the prestigious WTA Player Service Award in 1983. After the tour and before coming back to Stanford, she promoted the first professional women's tour event in France from 1986-1988 at Strasbourg.
A San Francisco native who grew up in Mill Valley, New York and then Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Forood earned a degree in sociology from Stanford in 1978.
Co-Director Frankie Brennan
Frankie Brennan begins his 23rd year on The Farm overall, serving in his eighth season as the program's associate head coach following 15 seasons as an assistant coach.View Frankie Brennan's Bio ⟩
During his tenure, Brennan has tutored numerous student-athletes to All-America and conference accolades. Since joining the staff, Brennan has enhanced Stanford's reputation as the country's top women's tennis program by helping guide the Cardinal to a 508-40 overall record, nine national championships and 16 conference titles.
Most recently included in that haul was the memorable 2013 NCAA team title, as Stanford captured its 18th national championship (17 NCAA, 1 AIAW) while becoming the lowest-seeded squad at No. 12 to capture an NCAA crown.
Since Brennan was elevated to associate head coach, Stanford has claimed five individual national titles. Nicole Gibbs repeated as the NCAA singles champion in 2013, following a historic 2012 campaign that culminated with Gibbs defeating Mallory Burdette in an all-Stanford singles final before pairing up one hour later to claim the doubles crown. Thanks largely to Brennan's efforts, Stanford has produced three of the last six NCAA doubles championship teams.
The staff’s vocal and inspirational leader, Brennan is a five-time ITA Northwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year (2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2014) while his efforts were recognized on an even higher level in 2003 as the ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year.
Brennan was an easy choice for ITA Northwest Region honors in 2014, mentoring freshmen Taylor Davidson, Caroline Doyle and Carol Zhao in singles and doubles as the Cardinal nearly repeated as NCAA champions despite entering the postseason as a No. 11 seed.
Five years ago, Brennan's contributions were highlighted with Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette capturing Stanford's 13th overall collegiate doubles title and first since 2005. Designated in the fall season as the primary coach for Barte and Burdette, Stanford's top duo flourished under Brennan's tutelage, finishing 42-6 overall and winning three doubles titles in addition to the national championship. Furthermore, the lower half of the singles lineup (Nos. 4-6) proved to be an area of strength for Stanford, with the group combining for a 65-11 record while Brennan patrolled the back courts.
Brennan, son of legendary former Stanford head coach Frank Brennan, Jr., was a two-time all-conference player for the University of Redlands, where he helped the team to a Final Four appearance in 1993 and a fifth-place national finish in 1994. He was also a two-time all-conference honoree at Foothill Junior College, where he led the team to a semifinal appearance in the state championships in 1991 and a runner-up finish in 1992.
In 1991, Brennan was voted as The Times Tribune Athlete of the week twice, named MVP of the tennis team and nominated as The Times Tribune Athlete of the Year. He was also nominated for the Foothill College Male Athlete of the Year.
Brennan was head coach of the women's tennis team at the University of Redlands in 1995 before coming to work for his father in 1996. He has also worked for the United States Tennis Association, assisting in the Area Training Center and serving as a USTA zonal coach. Brennan has also been a hitting partner for Venus Williams and other top professionals at the Bank of the West Classic. Brennan also played a few years on the satellite circuit.
Brennan prepped at St. Francis and Los Altos High schools, where he was a four-year letterwinner in both tennis and football. He finished his senior year on the East Coast at Mt. St. Joseph High School in Vermont, where he was a standout running back on their State Championship football team.
A third generation coach, Brennan and his family have been involved with coaching tennis for years. His grandfather was Billie Jean King's coach for 18 years, as well as the personal instructor to former president Jimmy Carter and his family while he was in the White House. In May of 2002, Inside Tennis named the "Brennan Clan," Frank Sr., Jr. and III, to their top-10 list of "Guys Who Have Lent A Hand" to women's tennis.
Brennan resides in San Carlos, Calif., with his daughters, Madeline and Francesca.
We offer Overnight and Extended Day (8:30am-8:00pm) camps for kids ages 9-18 with All Skills and High School programs. Click "More Details" for additional information on the Lele Forood sessions and other Stanford Tennis Camps offered this summer.
2018 Camp Dates and Offerings
- July 15-20 (Overnight & Extended Day | All Skills) (Sunday-Friday)
- July 22-27 (Overnight & Extended Day | All Skills & High School) (Sunday-Friday)
- July 29-August 3 (Overnight & Extended Day | All Skills) (Sunday-Friday)
- August 5-10 (Overnight & Extended Day | All Skills & High School) (Sunday-Friday)
Stanford Tennis Camp - Lele Forood Sessions
Junior Overnight and Extended Day Camps
Directed by Stanford Head Women's Coach, Lele Forood and Associate Women's Coach, Frankie Brennan
Ages 9-18 | All Skills & High School Programs | All sessions run Sunday-Friday.
Camp Program Offerings
These camps are geared towards boys & girls of all ability levels, ages 9-18. With a perfect mix of drills, matchplay, conditioning, strategy and off-court fun, campers immerse themselves within the sport and campus, creating memories to last a lifetime. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
All Skills Program
All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game.
High School Program
The High School Program is provided for players currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.
- Overnight: Ages 11-18
- Extended Day: 8:30am-8:00pm | Ages 9-18
- Overnight Campers: 2:00-3:15pm on the first day of camp at the dorms. It will be clearly marked by signs.
- Extended Day Campers: 2:45-3:15pm on the first day of camp at the dorms. (Extended Day Campers will depart that evening after dinner and evening activities at 8:00 pm)
- Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in. Please make sure camper has eaten before arriving, as dinner is the first meal of the camp session.
- Graduation: 11:30am on the last day of camp for all campers at the Taube Tennis Courts. (Parents encouraged to attend!)
- Check-out: Immediately following the graduation ceremony (12:00 noon) – Overnight campers will return to the dorms for check-out; extended day campers may check-out directly from the stadium courts.
All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for Extended Day campers. Meals start with dinner the first day of the session and ending with breakfast on the last day of the session.
Campers play on 17 lighted courts at the Taube Tennis Stadium. In the event of rain, indoor courts are available.
2018: TBA | 2017: Wilbur Otero Hall. The address is 658 Escondido Rd, Stanford CA 94305. It will be clearly marked by signs. There 2 campers in each room (No triples). Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests.
Off-court activities may include field games, camp dance, and/or pizza and movie night. There will also be an additional $40 activites fee (please bring cash/check to camp). Stanford overnight camp activities will vary week by week but the activities fee covers additional evening activities such as: Games2u, Face painting, karaoke night, and Jamba Juice.
Weekend stayovers are offered between sessions for an additional fee of $150 per night. (Please note: There are no weekend stayovers offered before the first camp session or after the 4th camp session)
International Camper Options
International campers seeking a Sport and Language program can find a list of camp sessions and a detailed description of our new programs by clicking the link.
International campers seeking a Sport Only program, a multi-week sport camp experience, can easily combine any of our individual Tennis Camp sessions together with a weekend stay over to create the right camp program to fit your needs!
San Francisco Airport or San Jose Airport
Nike Tennis Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations, or bus depots. Transportation services can be arranged from the San Jose Airport or San Francisco International by using the services below:
- Super Shuttle: (800) BLUE VAN (258-3826) | www.supershuttle.com
- South & East Bay Shuttle: 800.548.4664 or 408.225.4444 | www.southandeastbayairportshuttle.com
Unaccompanied Minors: If you have a camper arriving by air who is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines, we recommend scheduling a shuttle from the airport to camp through www.blacklane.com. The fees to Stanford from SFO are typically $112 each way. This includes a meet and greet at the airport.
Please schedule your arrivals and departures to provide plenty of time to get to/from the SJC or SFO. It is approximately 25 minutes to Stanford University campus from San Jose and 40 minutes from San Francisco.
Let us know your plans! Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information so we know when to expect your child's arrival to camp.
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.
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 School - Junior Day Camps (Directed by Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe)
- Stanford Adult Tennis School - Adult Camps (Directed by Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe)
* Our camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend that you choose a camp that fits your particular skills and level of development.
* 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Rise and Shine
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:30am Warm-up/On court stretching
- 8:45am-11:30am Tennis Rotations (serving and returning, ball machines, active drilling, conditioning)
- 11:40am Lunch
- 1:00pm-4:30pm Tennis Rotations (singles play, doubles drills and play, and off-court - including video playback, tennis related discussions, mini tennis, ping pong)
- 4:30pm Open tennis/alternate activity
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Evening activity
- 8:00pm Movie, pizza, games
- 10:30pm Lights out
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Loved every moment
July 29, 2017: They were hesitant at first but after a day ”they forgot all about us”. They learned a lot, made new friends and learned to love the game of tennis even more. The coaches were fun, talented and engaging. Also the food was great...a big perk for my high end eaters!! Came all the way from Iowa and we will return again next year because they loved every moment.
— Melinda A. Parent
Made friends from all over the world
July 30, 2017: Great experience for our kids with lots of fun and good making friends from all over the world.
— Tobias E. Parent
August 8, 2017: More than anything, Lauren improved her game, and had fun doing it
— Scott R. Parent
great coaching staff
September 10, 2016: Thanks to the great coaching staff at Stanford, the switch has flipped and our boys are now serious about tennis. How great is that??!!
— Laura C. Parent
skills improved tremendously
September 10, 2016: My daughter's skills improved tremendously. She learned a lot from it. It gives her more motivation and excitement with the sport. Thank you.
— Michael C. Parent
can't wait to go back next year!
August 22, 2016: Nicole had a great time and can't wait to go back next year!! We appreciated having her be able to room with her friends.
— Allie A. Parent
camp was very good
8/22/2016 - The camp was very good and helped me perform much better as a tennis player. The other activities were great as well.
— Kam M. Camper
extremely enjoyed the camp
8/22/2016 - My son enjoyed the camp extremely, despite he did no speak much English. The directors and staff made him feel at home during his two weeks. He enjoyed the camp so much that he is asking whether there is a session during the winter!
— Hidemi A. Parent
will be back!
8/10/2016 - Sebastian had a great camp and loved the independence and fun he had. The camaraderie was great and he will be back!
— Sabina W. Parent
coaches had great enthusiasm
8/9/2016 - Coaches on and off the court had great enthusiasm. Loved the kids. Looking forward to future visits.
— Anne W. Parent
My daughter loves this camp
7/29/2016 - My daughter loves this camp during bank of the west week. It has been and will continue to be a tradition for her.
— Kevin C. Parent
Camp was grea
7/28/2016 - Camp was great and kids loved it. They'll definitely be back next year. They loved the attention from Lele and others. Karaoke night was a bust. They liked the dance much better from prior years. Some of the staff were not very kid friendly.
— Kelley C. Parent
needs emphasis on sunscreen
7/27/2016 - Would have loved more emphasis on sunscreen. My son came home with a sunburn.
— Janet S. Parent
definitely be sending them back
7/27/2016 - My boys had a great time and both came back not only significantly improved, but with more enthusiasm for the game, which was part of the objective. Therefore, I will definitely be sending them back, and recommend this to others. However, as a parent, I would have liked more input on my child/ren's development and where they could work, and what they did well. I didn't feel the evaluation was sufficient and there was little to no time to speak to the coaches.
— Janhavi B. Parent
need more time for singles play
7/27/2016 - It would be helpful to arrange camp so that there is more time for singles play with similar or higher level players.
— Mika H. Camper
quality instruction and plenty of court time
7/27/2016 - This is our daughter's first camp experience, and she has had a great time! Along with quality instruction and plenty of court time, she had also enjoyed making new friends with fellow campers. She also likes the food!
— Betsy P. Parent
8/22/2015 - Yu really enjoyed. It was a great experience for him. Thank you for your support.
— Takashi K. Parent
No one runs a Nike Sports Camp better than Lele
8/17/2015 - No one runs a Nike Sports Camp better than Lele's Nike Tennis at Stanford - and my boys have attended many Nike Sports Camps. Lele's are the best at what they do and I think that she attracts the best because young adults like working for her. She is always positive and enthusiastic. She is keenly interested in doing everything possible to help the campers be even more passionate about tennis. At the end of the week, all of the players have improved and have had a wonderful time.
— Catherine R. Parent