Adult Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz
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Our Nike Adult Tennis Camp in California is one of our most popular adult camp locations. This tennis camp in Santa Cruz will leave you with a renewed enthusiasm for tennis, vastly improved skills, and the inspiration to keep tennis your game for life!
This adult tennis camp in Northern California will address your specific needs, increase your knowledge of the game and move you to the next level without forcing you to make radical changes.
- Instruction from UCSC Tennis Coach Amy Jensen and her exceptional staff
- 4:1 student to teacher ratio
- Emphasis on Doubles skills and match play
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Camp Director Amy Jensen
Jensen comes to UCSC after spending last season as Mills's Head Coach and Director of Tennis while also providing Pac-12 Network commentary. Before Mills, Jensen found success as the women's head coach at the University of Denver.View Amy Jensen's Bio ⟩
Amy Jensen is the Head Coach for the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs. In her first year at the helm the Slugs were conference champions and earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament. Jensen is also a Tournament Director for USTA NorCal, and she is also a part time analyst for the Pac-12 Network.
Before UC Santa Cruz Jensen's experience includes Head Coach and Director at Mills College, Player Development Manager at USTA NorCal, and also Head Coach at University of Denver where she accumulated a 63-18 overall record and was named consecutive Conference Coach of the Year.
Jensen also served as Associate Head Coach at UC Berkeley from 2001-2006. While at Cal she helped facilitate the development of 9 All American players, 2 final four teams, and 2 NCAA Champions.
As a player, Jensen was a 5-time All-American at the University of California as well as a NCAA record holder, winning 3 consecutive NCAA doubles titles in 1998, 1999, and 2000. She was inducted into the Cal Athletics Hall of fame in 2011. She was also recently named to the Pac-12 All Century Team, as well as named Pac-12 Double Team of the Century (with Amanda Augustus).
As a junior Jensen played at the Aussie, French, and US Opens, as well as Wimbledon. As a professional, Jensen held WTA rankings in singles and doubles and played in both the US Open (1998, 1999, 2000) and Australian Open (2001).
We offer an Intermediate & Advanced Players' Clinic for ages 18 and over. Camp includes doubles instruction, doubles match play, strategy, and a social event on Saturday night. Come on your own or bring your doubles partner!
2019 Camp Dates
- June 8-9
- June 22-23
- June 29-30
- July 27-28
- August 10-11
Saturday: 9:00am at the East Fieldhouse Courts.
Sunday: 3:00pm at the East Fieldhouse Courts.
- Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Please note: These are Day Camps and only and run during the hours listed above. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.
Lunch is included on Saturday and Sunday.
Campers will play on USCS's 12 ocean view outdoor tennis courts.
Junior Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz
We're excited to also bring you a junior Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz! Click the link for details.
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: TNARSC
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 Check-in/Registration
- 10:00 Skill Assessment
- 10:45 Orientation
- 11:00 Stroke Mechanics Lecture
- 11:15am Groundstroke Progressions
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:15pm Demo Return of Serve
- 1:30pm Return of Serve Drills
- 2:15pm Volley and Overhead Demo and Progressions
- 3:00pm Volley and Overhead Drills
- 3:30pm Break and Serve Demonstration
- 3:45pm Serve Work
- 4:15pm Doubles Lecture
- 4:45pm First Set Doubles Drills
- 5:30pm Social Event
- 7:00pm Camper Depart
- 8:30am Doubles Lecture
- 8:45am Warm Up/Stretch
- 9:00am Doubles Drills
- 10:15am Diagonal Serve and Volley games
- 11:15am Competitive Games
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:15pm Davis Cup Match
- 3:30pm Camp Evaluation & Final Review
- 4:00pm Campers depart
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Doubles tips were very good
August 11, 2018: The staff was terrific and everyone very helpful and considerate. I thought the 'doubles' tips were very good. I especially enjoyed playing matches afterwards, using the new skills and being coached by the staff who were observing. Amy Jensen was wonderful!
— Sarah W. - Camper
Ended up with a variety of new skills
August 13, 2018: Amy Jensen and her coaching staff were fantastic. I went into the weekend with modest expectations hoping to pick up a few nuggets of information and to have some fun. I ended up leaving with a variety of new skills that I immediately put into action in my matches. I look forward to the next camp!
— Paul L. - Camper
Staff is an amazing roup
August 15, 2018: I really liked having the lunch served at the courts-this gave us more time to rest for the next session. Love the doubles strategy work. Once again I have to compliment all the staff. You’re all an amazing group of teachers and humans
— Pam H. - Camper
Thank you for an amazing experience!
June 13, 2018: Dear Coach Jensen, Thank you and your very talented and enthusiastic team for a fantastic weekend of tennis learning and fun! As I returned home with my tennis partners Steve, Paul, and Mark, we remarked at the incredible value of the skills taught and felt this was a 'game-changing' weekend for us. The overall program structure was excellent - I commend you personally on the sense of wonderment and discovery you elicited as we learned the various skills and shared the interesting 'factoids' about tennis. The skill-exercises all had a clear point and applicability to everyone's game without being too technical and complicated. I found by the end of the weekend I was able to apply a few of them within the context of a given point of match play. Great stuff. You also are to be commended on recruiting and leading such an impressive group of young adult professionals. Their skill, energy, and enthusiasm was truly inspiring. I hesitate to single any of them out because they were all so strong and mature, able to engage all of us middle-agers with no problem and created a really fun environment. Their styles were also nicely contrasted and complementary which allowed for a nice variety and progression through the exercises. I would love to receive the copy of the tennis factoids you showed us - I tried to remember most of them and am still compiling my own notes for a cheat sheet of all I learned. Thank you again - I will enthusiastically recommend your program to my fellow tennis enthusiasts, and look forward to joining another camp of yours whenever I can. Go Slugs!
— Steve K. - 2018 Camper
Never-ending energy and cheerfulness
July 16, 2017: I have never had any instruction anywhere come close to the enthusiasm and connectedness that Amy Jesen gave to us. This was combined with a deep and detailed knowledge, and a great structured approach to presenting the information so that it was easy to retain. All wrapped up in never-ending energy and cheerfulness. What a gift she has and I feel lucky to have been a part of it!
— Tony H. Camper
Overall awesome camp
July 19, 2017: LOVED that the focus was largely centered on strategy rather than physical drills. During the afternoon matches, we played the same opponents for the duration of the afternoon; it might have been nice mix it up some. Overall, awesome camp, can't wait to do it again next year! (Amy Jensen, you are the best!!)
— Christa F. Camper
Planning to come back next summer!
July 29, 2017: I had a great time and learned a lot which I have shared with my regular teammates and am putting into practice now. I appreciated being grouped with other players at the same level & the 4:1 ratio of players to coaches created a lot of 1:1 attention and allowed us to get to know one another. Having match play each day helped me try out these new skills with someone there to coach/correct/encourage. Believe me, I will never forget 'the divorce' in doubles! I am already planning to come back next summer!
— Shelly B. Camper
One of my favorite weekends of the year!
August 21, 2016: As always, love this camp. One of my favorite weekends of the year and enthusiastically look forward to coming back. The coach's passion for tennis is so obvious and genuine. I'll be back next year!
— Marc B. Camper
I enjoyed the camp
August 17, 2016: I enjoyed the camp, but seemed a little slow to start each day.
— Karyn B. Camper
staff to camper ratio was excellent
August 15, 2016: I really enjoyed the camp and the individual instruction. The staff to camper ratio was excellent. I did the 2-day camp and would have like 3 days.
— Kristine H. Camper
already looking forward to next year!
August 11, 2016: Bryce & Drew and staff were excellent this year. We're already looking forward to next year! Everything they brought to the table was on point. Thanks again. P.S. Keep providing the doubles camp, and we'll keep coming!
— Pam H. Camper
Great director and staff!
August 11, 2016: Great director and staff!
— Rich H. Camper
loved this format!
9/28/2015 - We did the weekend doubles camp. Overall, we loved this format.Hope you bring it back next year.
— Jim D. Camper
September 21, 2015: Awesome camp! Attended the 2-day adult camp in Santa Cruz. Would love a 3 day camp with director Bob Hansen!
— Kathy T. Camper
learned so much and had an excellent experience
August 17, 2015: I loved the camp and was super happy with the coaches. I learned so much and had an excellent experience. I felt like just some small adjustments made a world of difference.
— Karyn B. Camper