Stanford University Nike Tennis Camp, Paul Goldstein Sessions
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The Nike Tennis Camp at Stanford has been a top California tennis camp for over 30 years! This junior tennis camp in the Bay Area offers day and overnight camps for kids of all skill levels, with a special week dedicated to tournament level players.
This summer tennis camp delivers serious instruction with lots of fun! These sessions are directed by Stanford head men’s coach, Paul Goldstein, and assistant coach Brandon Coupe.
- Instruction from Stanford head men's coach, Paul Goldstein, and assistant men's coach, Brandon Coupe
- 25-30 hours of drilling, matchplay, strategy and footwork
- Fun off court and evening activities for both overnight and extended day campers
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Camp Director Paul Goldstein
Former Cardinal standout, Paul Goldstein, introduced as Stanford Head Men's Tennis Coach on June 24, 2014, became the 10th head coach in school history, following a successful 10-year stint by John Whitlinger.View Paul Goldstein's Bio ⟩
In just his first year as a head coach, Paul Goldstein led Stanford to one of its best seasons in recent memory, with the Cardinal displaying continued progress in all phases throughout a campaign filled with milestones.
Goldstein was introduced on June 24, 2014, as Stanford’s first Taube Family Director of Men’s Tennis, the latest generous gift from longtime tennis benefactors, Tad Taube, ’53, MS ’57, and Dianne Taube.
The 10th head coach in school history, Goldstein followed a successful 10-year stint by John Whitlinger, who announced his retirement in May 2014 after guiding Stanford to a 160-85 overall record and nine NCAA Tournament appearances.
Goldstein made an immediate impact, recognized as the ITA Northwest Region Coach of the Year and Stanford’s first Pac-12 Coach of the Year since 2006. The Cardinal also notched its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2012, defeating Tennessee 4-2 in the first round in Durham, N.C.
Despite showcasing a lineup that routinely featured three freshmen, the Cardinal flourished under Goldstein, clinching a share of the Pac-12 regular-season championship for the first time since 2010 while also reaching the Pac-12 Tournament final for the first time in school history. In addition to its surprising Pac-12 regular-season finish, the Cardinal swept UCLA and USC for the first time since 2009 and pocketed two victories against California. Stanford’s seven losses all came against teams ranked among the top-30.
“I am humbled, honored, but most of all inspired by the opportunity to lead a program with such a strong intergenerational legacy of athletic and academic excellence,” said Goldstein. “I have been a proud member of the Stanford tennis family since I first arrived on campus in 1994 and am thrilled to be returning to The Farm. I look forward to working with our student-athletes and the broader Stanford community to drive success both on and off the court.”
A native of Rockville, Maryland, and a 1994 graduate of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., Goldstein was ranked among the top-10 juniors in the world and made USTA history by becoming the first player to capture three consecutive national championships (Boys’ 16 in 1992, Boys’ 18 in 1993, Boys’ 18 in 1994) in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Goldstein then enjoyed a stellar collegiate career from 1995-98, leading the Cardinal to a 104-6 overall record while becoming the first player in NCAA history to compete as a starting member of four consecutive national championship teams. Goldstein was honored as an All-American in each of his four years.
Goldstein capped his career with a Pac-10 Player of the Year honor in 1998 after winning 33 of his 35 overall matches. A team captain during his senior campaign, Goldstein and his teammates surrendered just three individual points the entire season while going undefeated and winning the NCAA title. Goldstein finished his career with 84 dual match victories, ranking fifth overall in program history.
The first-ever two-time recipient of the ITA’s Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award (1997, 1998), Goldstein was also recognized as the ITA’s Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award recipient in 1997. Goldstein was inducted into the ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in May 2013 and currently serves on the ITA Hall of Fame Committee.
Goldstein received his B.A. in human biology from Stanford in 1998 before embarking on an impressive 10-year professional career. After moving into the world’s top-100 in one year on the professional circuit, Goldstein’s ATP world rankings eventually reached as high as No. 58 in singles and No. 40 in doubles. A US Open doubles semifinalist in 2005, Goldstein also boasts career singles wins over current world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, James Blake, Mardy Fish, Lleyton Hewitt and Patrick Rafter. Goldstein was the highest ranked player in the world with a college degree for the majority of his professional career.
During his tenure as a professional athlete, Goldstein was elected by his peers to serve on the 10-member ATP Player Council for a two-year term, representing the interests of 1000+ professional tennis players while acting as a liaison between the ATP Board of Directors and senior management.
Since 2008, Goldstein had served in sales and business development roles at Bloom Energy, a Silicon Valley-based clean energy fuel cell company.
Following his retirement from professional tennis, Goldstein remained active on both a local and national level within the tennis community, serving as a USTA Nominating Committee member and member of the ITA Steering Committee on Dual Match formats while also coaching aspiring juniors in the Bay Area.
Goldstein also served as a Pac-12 Networks color analyst in 2006-07.
Goldstein resides in Menlo Park with his wife and fellow Stanford alum, Abbie, and their three children: Sadie (8), Maggie (6) and Charlie (2).
Co-Director Brandon Coupe
Brandon Coupe enters his tenth 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.
We offer Overnight and Extended Day (8:30am-8:00pm) camps for kids ages 9-18 with an All Skills program and a tournament training session, known as the National Training Camp. Click "More Details" for additional information on the Paul Goldstein sessions and other Stanford Tennis Camps offered this summer.
2018 Camp Dates
- June 18-21 (All Skills) - Day or Half Day sessions only (Monday-Thursday)
- June 24-29 (All Skills)
- July 1-6 (National Training Camp)
- July 8-13 (All Skills)
Stanford Tennis Camp - Paul Goldstein Sessions
Junior Overnight and Extended Day Camps
Directed by Stanford Head Men's Coach, Paul Goldstein, and Assistant Men's Coach, Brandon Coupe
Ages 9-18 | All Skills and Tournament Training Programs | Sun-Fri
Camp Program Offerings
These camps are geared towards boys & girls of all ability levels, ages 9-18. With a perfect mix of drills, match-play, 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.
National Training Camp (Tournament Training Program)
The National Training Camp/Tournament Training Program is geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.
- Overnight campers: Check-in on the first day of camp from 12:00-1:30pm on the lawn of Otero.
- Extended Day Campers: Check-in on the first day of camp from 1:00-1:30 pm at the lawn of Otero (Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 8:00 after dinner and a camp meeting)
- A graduation ceremony that parents are encouraged to attend wraps up the week at 11:30am on the last day of camp at the Taube tennis courts.
- Check-out immediately follows at 12:00 Noon.
All meals are included for Overnight campers. Extended Day Campers will have lunch and dinner provided. 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: Campers will be housed in Otero Hall. No more than 3 to a room. Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests.
Off-court activities during all sessions may include field games, a camp dance, and watching popular movies. 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 all sessions, 2&3 & 3&4, for an additional fee of $150 per night.
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 this 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 - 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 Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe)
- Stanford Adult Tennis School - Adult Camps (Directed by Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe)
Camp Code: TNXRSG
* 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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Everything was great!
July 19, 2017: Everything was great! Paul Goldstein does an amazing job of interacting with the kids and keeping everything positive and upbeat! Charlie loved staying in the dorms, walking around the campus, and playing a lot of tennis!
— Cindy R. Parent
July 21, 2017: More time on playing tennis.
— Edwin. Parent
Had a blast!
July 22, 2017: Thanks for two great weeks, Leo had a blast! Leo loved the karaoke night and the team competitions.
— Alex T. Parent
Steven loved everything! Coach Goldstein and his staff were terrific, the facilities are phenomenal, the campus is perfect, the dining hall had great food, the schedule was perfect. The entire experience was the highlight of Steven's summer! He can't wait for next year!! THANK YOU!
— Shelley H. Parent
New love for the sport
I found a new love for the sport and I met great people this year. The counselors were great and I felt as though I got the most out of everything.
— Charlotte B. Camper
So much fun!
Wonderful weather, coaching, kids, and courts. So much fun! Coach Goldstein was very involved with the camp and spent time to learn and now each of the campers.
— Randy C. Parent
came home more excited about tennis
July 27, 2016: Jackson and Chase had a great time and came home more excited about tennis thanks to Paul and his staff!
— Kerri H. Parent
I had a blast at Stanford tennis camp!
July 7, 2016: This camp was an awesome experience and I am so glad I had the opportunity to attend it this year. My tennis game significantly improved and the coaches and staff were all welcoming. I had a blast at Stanford tennis camp!
— Lucie A. Camper
very interesting and fun
July 2, 2016: I liked this camp so much and I found it very interesting and fun.
— Umberto P. Camper
a fantastic experience
July 1, 2016: Unfortunately, our daughter was one of the kids who caught the stomach virus that was going around so she missed the last day/graduation. But Paul went above-and-beyond and delivered her certificate and award to our hotel the next morning. The camp was intense, especially for a 9-yr-old who has never done anything like that before, but in the end was a fantastic experience.
— Robert K. Parent
Paul was wonderful
July 1, 2016: Paul was wonderful and made me very comfortable. His taking personal interest in me and other campers is commendable.
— Aditya P. Camper
camp was fantastic!
7/28/2015 - The camp was fantastic! Counselors, director, administration - all great!
— Luke T. Camper
great time, excellent staff
7/22/2015 - Great time in general with lots of instruction and play. I appreciated the excellent staff.
— Jake G. Camper
the counselors were the best!
7/18/2015 - I had a great time at camp the counselors were the best! I hope a lot of them come back. Amazing camp!
— Kailey J. Camper
more warm up time or playing
7/18/2015 - I think that there should be more warm up time or playing than the break. Also the constant movement between Taube Southand the Taube Stadium should be less.
— Anu M. Camper
had a great time
7/15/2015 - Adrien had a great time -- said it was the most 'serious' tennis camp he's attended. From a parent's perspective, we were happy he had time on the court w/ Coach Goldstein.
— Brandy N. Parent
we had so much fun and are hoping to be back
7/15/2015 - I came with my best friend, and we had so much fun and are hoping to be back for more next year! All the staff was great, and the level of competition was high!
— Katie H. Camper
didn't meet expectations
7/14/2015 - The food choices were not as "nutritious" as expected. The camp was really fun, but not as rigorous as we expected.
— Kimberly F. Parent
Thanks for a great camp!
7/14/2015 - Brandon Coupe is awesome! Thanks for a great camp!
— Kendall S. Camper
will definitely be back next year!
7/14/2015 - Cole had an amazing time at camp this year. This was his 2nd year at Stanford and had an even better 2 weeks! He loved working with Coach Goldstein and all of the incredible coaches. He will definitely be back next year.
— Amy W. Parent
This camp is a perfect blend of social fun, athletics, and motivation
7/14/2015 - This has been an absolutely fabulous camp for my son. It was his 3rd year at the Nike Stanford Tennis Camp and he looks forward to it each year. The directors and coaches have been instrumental in fostering improvement in my son's tennis skills, and my son's passion for tennis has increased even more (which is amazing, because it was high to begin with)!! My son came home having had tremendous fun - he was happy, motivated, and tired - he had quite a workout! This camp is a perfect blend of social fun, athletics, and motivation - it helped my son believe in himself and his skills and become more assertive on the court, while building friendships with kids from around the world!
— Stephanie S. Parent
Paul Goldstein is a superstar director
7/14/2015 - Paul Goldstein is a superstar director -- our son had a ton of fun and was inspired by the camp and staff to throw his heart into tennis for the two weeks he was at camp. ...and ever after!
— William B. Parent