Tulane University Nike Tennis Camp
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A highly-rated New Orleans tennis camp, the Tulane University Nike Tennis Camp's theme is "Fun. Friends. Improvement." This esteemed junior tennis camp in Lousiana is held at City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center.
Our summer tennis camp provides each camper with 5-6 hours of expert tennis training daily and helps develop the self-confidence to continue improving your skills after camp.
- Instruction from Tulane Head Men's Tennis Coach Mark Booras and his experienced staff
- 5-6 hours daily tennis instruction; low camper to staff ratio
- Camper receive Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt and prizes
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Camp Director Mark Booras
Mark Booras enters his ninth season as head coach of the Tulane men's tennis program heading into the 2017-18 campaign.View Mark's Bio ⟩
Booras was named head coach in 2008 and was given the reigns to guide Tulane back to prominence following a hiatus caused by Hurricane Katrina. Since, Booras has implemented a steady growth in the program and has now returned it to a top-30 team in the country with two straight appearances in the NCAA Championships.
Since his arrival on the uptown New Orleans campus, Booras has taken the program from literally nothing back into the national rankings and the NCAA Tournament. When he took over in 2008, Tulane had not had a men's tennis program for three years and when the Green Wave completed the 2017 spring season, the program was ranked 30th in the nation.
It didn't even take Booras that long to have the Green Wave back in the national rankings. Tulane peaked as high as 63rd during the spring of 2012 behind the performance of first-team All-Conference USA selection Idan Mark and his 17 singles wins.
Booras and Tulane piggybacked on the success of the 12-win dual season in 2012 and carried it into the 2013 where the Green Wave collected 12 wins again, peaked in the rankings at No. 55 and finished the year with a No. 69 ITA ranking. Tulane was led by C-USA Freshman of the Year Dominik Koepfer's 17 dual match singles wins.
The Green Wave once again built on the success of the previous season in 2014 by posting 15 victories and earning a final national ranking of 65th. Chi-Shan Jao claimed Tulane's second consecutive C-USA Freshman of the Year honor after posting 16 dual match singles victories and teaming with Koepfer to post a 16-6 dual match doubles mark. Koepfer earned second-team all-conference with 16 singles wins as well. The duo completed the season ranked 66th in the nation by the ITA.
The growth once again continued in the 2015 campaign: 16-7 record, a national ranking as high as 39th, and a perfect 10-0 mark at home. The Green Wave missed out on the NCAA Tournament by the smallest of margins - a tenth of a point in national average. The Green Wave were led by the program's first All-American since 2004, Dominik Koepfer, who finished the year ranked 18th in the country after reaching the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships. Koepfer, the ITA Southern Region Player to Watch and Louisiana Player of the Year, compiled a 16-3 dual record and also finished ranked 89th in doubles alongside Chi-Shan Jao.
The 2016 season saw the Wave return to the national scene, qualifying for their first NCAA Tournament in the post-Katrina era, defeating No. 41 Dartmouth in the first round before falling to host No. 3 North Carolina in the regional final. The Wave also achieved their first top-30 national ranking since 2005, reaching as high as No. 21 before finishing at No. 31. Tulane clashed with 18 ranked teams in 2016, earning a post-Katrina best nine wins against the top-50. Individually, Booras guided Dominik Koepfer to a historic senior year, as the Germany native became the first Tulane national champion since 1955, claiming the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship. Koepfer was also the first in program history to reach No. 1 in singles in the Oracle/ITA national poll, was a two-time NCAA All-American and was named the 2016 ITA National Men's Senior Player of the Year.
Our day camps run Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm, geared towards boys and girls, ages 9-18, of all skill levels.
2018 Camp Dates
- June 4-8
- June 11-15
All sessions are open to players of all skill levels. Upon arrival, all campers are evaluated and placed by Coach Sisk into one of three instructional programs, so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Learn the fundamentals for all strokes, including proper grips, stroke mechanics, footwork, movement and balance. Introduce match play.
Strengthen strokes to develop more power and control. Examine match play strategies to help improve competitive skills.
Refine stroke production, increase power & improve match play skills through advanced drills, physical training and singles and doubles competition.
- Check-In: 8:30am on Monday at the tennis courts.
- Graduation: Friday at 3:30pm at the tennis courts. Parents encouraged to attend!
- Check-out: 4:00pm on Friday immediately following the graduation ceremony.
Daily Program Schedule
- Monday through Friday: Campers should arrive at 9:00am and depart at 4:00pm.
- A complete schedule will be given to you upon check-in.
Day campers should bring a lunch each day.
2017: Tulane Nike Tennis campers will play at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center which features 16 hard and 10 clay courts and a clubhouse with a pro shop, restrooms, showers, and a meeting room. The facility is located at 5900 Marconi Blvd between I-610 and Harrison Avenue.
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: TNXDTU
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
- 9:15am Tennis Instruction
- 10:15am Break
- 10:30am 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
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Looking forward to next summer
June 30, 2017: She had so much fun and loved to see her coaches again. She made a lot of new friends and she said her group was awesome. She now said she wants to play tennis for school and definitely is looking forward for next summer.
— Nichole C. Parent
Enjoyed the camp
July 3, 2017: My son, who had no tennis experience, thoroughly enjoyed learning various techniques and terminology.
— Scheryl B. Parent
July 5, 2017: Tired her out a lot! Very good way to keep her occupied and have fun with tennis.
— Nancy M. Parent
It was amazing!
July 24, 2016: It was amazing and I could not wait to go back the next day. I didn't want it to end!
— Claude H. Camper
more physical conditioning
July 22, 2016: The camp needs more physical conditioning in addition to the tennis instruction!
— Mackenzie N. Camper
Would absolutely do camp again!
July 10, 2016: Big fan of camps associated with Tulane University...the camp was held at City Park Campus, which is a terrific facility, but would be great if there was an indoor facility available too. Would absolutely do camp again!
— Danielle C. Parent
July 25, 2016: Nina had a wonderful time....thank you!
— Anne-Marie K. Parent
will definitely be back again
June 24, 2016: Peter loved it was sad to see the week end. He will definitely be back again. Thank you!
— Christine C. Parent
Fun & professional
September 9, 2014: Fun & professional, but attendants would prefer more input from the coaching staff to improve skills.
— Tina W. Parent
Thanks for a great experience!
July 23, 2014: Like the camp at City Park. More courts and playing time for the kids. Thanks for a great experience!
— Sharon L. Parent