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Come join the fun at one of the best tennis camps in California at UC Santa Barbara! Gorgeous weather, superb tennis training, and fun off-court activities make UCSB a wonderful summer camp experience.

As a top Southern California junior tennis camp, we provide the opportunity for young athletes to come develop new skills and improve their tennis game while having a blast!

Highlights Include
  • Daily tennis instruction from UCSB head and assitant coaches and their experienced staff
  • All Skills, Tournament Training, High School & College Prep programs
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper to staff ratio
  • Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
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Camp Coaches

  • Ucsb Nike Tennis Camp Simon Thibodeau

    Camp Director Simon Thibodeau

    Simon Thibodeau is in his sixth season as head coach at UC Santa Barbara.Thibodeau came to the Gauchos after heading the women’s tennis program at Fresno State for nine years where he accumulated six Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year awards.

    View Simon Thibodeau's Bio
  • Nike Tennis Camp Uc Santa Barbara Blake Muller

    Co-Director Blake Muller

    Santa Barbara-native Blake Muller, is in his fourth season back as assistant coach to Marty Davis on the UCSB men's tennis staff.

    View Blake Muller's Bio

Camp Details

We offer Overnight (ages 10+), Extended day (8:30am-9:00pm) and Day tennis camps (8:30am-4:30pm) for boys and girls ages 7-18 with All Skills, Tournament Training, and High School Training.

2018 Camp Dates & Programs

  • July 8-13 (All Skills, Tournament Training, High School) Sunday-Friday 
  • July 15-20 (All Skills, Tournament Training, High School) Sunday-Friday 
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Camp Program Offerings

All sessions are open to players of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

All Skills Program

The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game. 

Tournament Training Program

The 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.

High School Program

The High School Program is provided for players (ages 13-18) currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.

Details for July 8-13 & July 15-20 Sessions (2018)

  • Overnight campers: 1:00-2:00pm on first day of session (Sunday)
  • Day campers: 1:30-2:00pm on first day of session (Sunday) 
  • Graduation: 11:00am Friday at the Rob Gym Tennis Courts for all campers. Parents are invited to attend! (Park at the lot on Stadium Road across the street from “new high rise” parking structure.)
  • Check-out: Immediately after graduation
Day Camper Schedule
  • Sunday: 1:30-2:00pm check-in. Depart at 4:30pm.
  • Monday-Thursday: Day campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 4:30pm. Extended Day Campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 9:00pm.
  • Friday: All campers have a graduation at 11:00am and check-out at 12:00pm.


All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are included for Extended Day Campers. Lunch is included for Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.


UCSB offers an amazing tennis environment with state-of-the-art athletic facilities and 14 tennis courts. In the event of rain, campers will watch tennis videos and do off-court conditioning. 


2018: Campers stayed in the Tropicana Dorms with 2-4 campers per room. Roommates are assigned by age and roommate requests. There is no A/C in the dorms, but it never gets too hot.

Evening Activities

Off-court and evening activities may include bowling, beach bbq, and movie night.

Weekend Stayovers

Weekend Stayovers are not available at this location

Designated Airport

Santa Barbara Airport

Travel/Airport Transportation

Nike Tennis Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.  Transportation is not provided to/from the airport to camp. Transportation services can be arranged from the Santa Barbara Airport or Los Angeles Airport. Please call Yellow Cab at 805-965-5111. Or you can look up local taxis whose numbers you can find at www.flysba.com. Transportation from Los Angeles International Airport can also be arranged by calling Roadrunner Shuttle at (805) 389-8196. The cost is ~$80 per person, and $10 each additional person. The Los Angeles Airport is approx.2.0 hours from campus. 

If your camper is arriving by air and is an unaccompanied minor or would like to be met by a staff member at the airport, please provide us with your flight information, at least two weeks prior to camp. (1-800-645-3226)

Registration Packet

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: TNXRUC

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 2:30pm-3:00pm Introduction, Photo
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm Evaluation
  • 4:30pm-4:45pm Day Camper pick up
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Shower/Clean Up
  • 5:30pm-6:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm-9:00pm Dorm Orientation, Camper Tour, Free Time
  • 9:00pm-10:00pm Quiet Time
  • 10:00pm Lights Out
  • 7:00am-7:30am Wake Up
  • 7:30am-8:15am Breakfast
  • 8:15am-8:30am Day and Extended Day Campers arrive
  • 8:30am-9:00am Stretching, Warm-Up, Daily Preview
  • 9:00am-11:15am Instruction, Drills and Video Analysis
  • 11:30am-1:30pm Lunch Break, Swimming and Activities
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm Instruction, Drills and Video Analysis
  • 4:30pm-4:45pm Day Camper Pick Up
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Shower/Clean Up
  • 5:30pm-6:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm-9:00pm Evening Activities (Bowling, Movie Night, Beach Party, Video Night)
  • 9:00pm-9:15pm Extended Day Pick Up
  • 9:00pm-10:00pm Free Time
  • 10:00pm Lights Out
  • 7:00am-7:30am Wake Up
  • 7:30am-8:15am Breakfast
  • 8:15am-8:30am Day and Extended Day Campers arrive
  • 8:30am-11:00am Team Competition
  • 11:00am-Noon Graduation
  • Noon Check Out

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.33 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Excellent staff

    July 19, 2017: This was our third year attending UCSB Nike Tennis Camp and really enjoy the program. The staff is excellent! They are super supportive and enthusiastic about the tennis and helping the players no matter what the skill level. As a repeat camper, it's so nice to be remember when we return each year.

    — Kim S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    LOVED camp

    July 20, 2017: I sent 3 boys to the camp for 2 sessions. All have played tennis since they were 5, so they started out with good skills. They LOVED the camp and looked forward to each day, which is something I have not experienced in other camps and activities. They enjoyed the first week so much that they requested to board the second week, and again are having a blast. I was also glad that there was no pressure to change any of their forms, but rather work with what they already came with, with minor form suggestions which were very helpful. Just by hitting so many balls and playing so many games, it is hard to believe that there will not be improvement.

    — Sandy O. Grandparent

    • 5/5.
    Complete improvement

    July 21, 2017: Henry had no tennis experience going into the camp. He felt reassured and comfortable in the camp environment and really improved. He told me every afternoon that his day was amazing and asked if he could be in the camp again (sleepover) next year. It was great to see his understanding of tennis improve as well as his game. He was so proud of himself.

    — Betsy C. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    a wonderful experience

    July 27, 2016: This was our daughters first time attending the Nike Tennis camp & she absolutely loved it!! She attended the day camp & next year she wants to stay all night! Thank you for making it a wonderful experience!

    — Jim L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    no access to the pool

    July 27, 2016: I was greatly dissatisfied/disappointed with having no access to the pool at the student housing complex.

    — Emily E. Camper

    • 5/5.
    met new friends and improved

    July 27, 2016:  Our daughter had such a great time at this camp it was her first time going and she met new friends who she still is in contact with also her game improved AND her confidence level we will definitely do this camp next year AND we would recommend it too

    — Pamela T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    daughter's best summer experience

    July 24, 2015: My daughter said it was the best summer experience she's ever had!

    — Patty C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    enjoyed herself tremendously.

    July 27, 2015:  Really excellent two weeks. Miriam enjoyed herself tremendously. A shout out to Erica and April for making her feel comfortable and able as a tennis player!

    — Rebecca B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    loved the tennis coaches

    July 26, 2015:  On the activities you said that there would be Video Analysis, which you did not do. But, I really appreciated the fact that we trained 8 hours or so a day and loved the tennis coaches. I would love to come next year maybe for more than 1 week.

    — Daniel V. Camper


Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Barbara

Simon Thibodeau, Camp Director
Tropicana Gardens
6585 El Colegio Road

Santa Barbara, California 93117


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