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 Women's Tennis Coach Terri Sisk and her 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 Terri Sisk
Terri Sisk, the architect behind the rebuilding and resurgence of the Tulane women's tennis program, enters her tenth season as the head coach of the Green Wave for the 2017-18 campaign.View Terri Sisk's Bio ⟩
In 2007, former Tulane Director of Athletics Rick Dickson began his search for a head women's tennis coach to restart the program. He was looking for an inspirational leader, a builder of character and a skillful tactician who could take a team from ground zero and make it an immediate contender. His search ended at Sisk's doorstep and she has proven to be the perfect fit for the Green Wave program.
In the last eight years, Sisk has gone from scouring the country for her first player to becoming a fixture in the national rankings. In her time at the helm, Tulane posted six winning campaigns with a combined 12075 overall record. In 2012, Sisk was named the Louisiana Coach of the Year.
Along the way, 10 Green Wave student-athletes have earned All-Conference honors on a combined 22 occasions. One of Sisk's first recruits, Mariam Kurdadze, completed her career as a four-time All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana performer and was the C-USA and Louisiana Freshman of the Year in 2009 and the Louisiana Player of the Year as a senior in 2012. She completed her career with 91 singles victories and 79 doubles victories under Sisk's tutelage.
Tulane produced an all-conference honoree in each of its first three years competing in the American Athletic Conference. In 2015, it was then freshman Naz Karagoz, followed a year later by then senior Ipek Birol. In 2017, the Wave landed two on the list in freshman Ivone Alvaro and junior Sade Atkinson, with Alvaro earning Freshman of the Year honors as well.
In addition to the effort on the court, Sisk's Tulane teams have been equally as impressive in the classroom. Sisk's team has consistently rated in the Top 10 percent of all Division I women's tennis programs in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rates (APR). In 2014, Klara Vyskocilova, Jacqui Katz and Meredith Maltby were named ITA Scholars, while the entire squad has received the ITA Team Academic Award for two consecutive seasons (2013-14 & 2014-15).
A tireless recruiter, Sisk's inaugural class was rated the No. 25 recruiting class in the nation by the Tennis Recruiting Network and the 2009-10 rookies earned the No. 7 spot in TRN's list of mid-major programs. Sisk's class of 2012-13 rated as the No. 2 mid-major recruiting class by TRN. More notably, Sisk's 2014 recruiting class was ranked 23rd in the country by tennisrecruiting.net, the highest ranked class in program history.
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