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This Northern California summer tennis camp in Santa Cruz delivers the ideal combination of athletics and fun. UCSC and Stanford tennis coaches direct the camp, offering match play, drill work, strategy sessions and extra social activities.

Our UC Santa Cruz tennis camp, just south of San Francisco, offers general, high school and tournament training programs to address the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of tennis.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from UC Santa Cruz and Stanford Tennis Coaches
  • All Skills, Tournament Training and High School Programs
  • 5-6 hours tennis training daily with low student to teacher ratio
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Tennis Camps Santa Cruz Coach Amy Jensen

    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.  

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  • Staff Member Jimmy Soper

    Jimmy Soper was announced as the new head coach of the UC Santa Cruz men's tennis team on January 8, 2019.

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  • Francis Sargeant

    Camp Director Francis Sargeant

    Francis Sargeant is the Camp Director of the Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz.

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  • Nike Tennis Stanford Coach Coupe

    Co-Director Brandon Coupe

    Brandon Coupe enters his eleventh 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.

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Camp Details

We offer Overnight, Extended Day (8:30am-9:00pm) and Day (8:30am-5:30pm) tennis camps for boys and girls, ages 9-18, with All Skills, Tournament Training, and High School programs.

2019 Camp Dates, Programs & Directors

  • June 23-28 (All Skills & High School | Jensen)
  • July 7-12 (All Skills & High School | Jensen)
  • July 14-19 (All Skills & Tournament Training | Sargeant)
  • July 28-August 2 (All Skills & High School | Jensen)
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Camp Program Offerings

All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. 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 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.


  • All campers check-in Sunday between 2:30 - 4:00pm at the Cowell dorms.
    (Day Campers depart at 5:30pm on Sunday. Extended Day campers depart that evening at 9:00pm after dinner and evening activities.)
    Campers should come dressed to play as we will head straight to the courts after check-in.
  • Graduation: 11:30am at the dorms. (Parents invited to attend!)
  • Check-out is immediately following graduation at 12:00pm on the last day of the session.

Extended Day & Day Camper Schedule

  • Sunday: Day campers & Extended Day campers check-in between 2:30-4:00pm. Day Campers depart at 5:30pm. Extended Day Campers depart at 9:00pm.
  • Monday-Thursday: Day campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 5:30pm. Extended Day campers arrive at 8:30am and depart at 9:00pm.
  • Friday: All campers have a graduation at 11:30am. Check-out for all campers is immediately after the Graduation at 12:00pm.


All meals are provided for Overnight Campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day campers. Lunch is provided for all Day campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with lunch on the last day.


The campus offers campers the opportunity to play in a perfect environment with 12 ocean view outdoor courts, playing fields, a gymnasium, and Olympic-sized pool. In the event of rain, campers will watch tennis videos and do off-court conditioning.


2018: Campers live on-campus in the Cowell Dorms and the courts and dining facilities are an easy walk from there. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. Some triples may be available, but not guaranteed. There is no A/C in the dorms. Campers may bring fans.

Evening Activities

2018: In addition to the Davis Cup competition during the week, evenings give the campers a chance to relax and enjoy fun off-court activities like a sports night with a climbing wall, Casino Night, a trip to the Beach and Boardwalk and concludes with a camp dance on the last night.

Weekend Stayovers

2018: Campers attending multiple sessions, and those who stay over the weekend will be fully supervised. They'll also enjoy fun activities like movies and ice cream, visiting downtown Santa Cruz, the beach or the Mystery spot in Santa Cruz. There is a charge of $300/weekend. Additional spending money is required.

Designated Airport

San Jose International Airport

Airport Transportation

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 service below:

Early Bird Airport Shuttle: 831.462.3933

  • Call and mention UCSC Nike Tennis Camp for discounted rates of:
  • $76.50 each way to/from San Jose Airport before driver tip (1-3 passengers)
  • $112.50 each way to/from San Francisco Airport before driver tip (1-3 passengers)
  • Recommended to book at least 3-4 days in advance of travel.

Please schedule your arrivals and departures to provide plenty of time to get to/from the SJC or SFO.

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.

Adult Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz

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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: TNXRSC

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 8:45am Tennis Instruction
  • 10:00am Break
  • 10:15am 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
  • 4:15pm Groups or Private Extra Help, Optional Tennis, Swimming
  • 5:00pm Rest, Shower, Dinner
  • 7:15pm Evening Activity
  • 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 9:30pm Overnight Campers to Rooms
  • 10:15pm Lights Out

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.52 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Incredible experience, Amy Jensen is awesome

    August 04, 2018: This was an incredible experience, beyond our expectations. Meghan loved it from the first day and each day loved it more. By the 2nd or 3rd day she was talking about coming back next year. She has so much more confidence in her playing ability and is ready to start on her High School tennis team next week. Can't believe she is starting high school. So grateful she is starting with this experience under her belt. What a well run program. Such a great experiences. Amy Jensen is awesome, by the way.

    — Lori K. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    All we can say as parents is, "Thank you!!!"

    August 05, 2018: Amy Jensen runs an amazing program. She is sincere and gives useful feedback to players. My daughter was excited to get up and get to camp in the morning. Ending it all with an evening at the Boardwalk just confirmed the good time they all had during the week. She met some great kids at the camp and loved being on the college campus. She picked up some skills that she has taken back to her High School team. She is looking forward to going back to this camp again next year. All we can say as parents is, "Thank you!!!"

    — Catherine S. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    So excited to go to camp every day

    September 2018, 2018: We loved the very detailed evaluation at the end of the camp! We could see what he's getting good at and what he needs to work on were very helpful. But especially, it was great to go over the evaluation with my son for him to understand what he really needs to work on. We also loved all the coaches. They were there for our son! Our son had only started tennis less than two years ago, and going to the camp, he was very nervous. But it all changed in one day! He was so excited to go to the camp every day, but we knew that he had never done all day long tennis camp so he was hurt but he did not complain and stayed with the camp. We were very proud of him! Thank you very much to all the coaches for making Robert love tennis!! Please keep these great young coaches live in your program!!

    — Robert L. - Parent

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    • 5/5.
    The camp director was wonderful

    August 08, 2017: Amy, the camp director was wonderful, prepared and personable. The guys were also great coaches. They moved Lauren up throughout the week and even have her the "winning shot" award. She came home happy with a lot of confidence. I love that goals were set and days were mixed up with a trip to the beach. Maybe next time, Capatola beach could be the destination as Santa Cruz is not always the audience for kids. :)

    — Victoria L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Improved self esteem and game

    August 14, 2016: Our daughter had a great time, improved her game and most of all a passion for tennis returned. Her self esteem also improved. The director, (Amee) gave Sophia extra help and it was very much appreciated. Also, Sophia enjoyed the yoga and the sports psychology talks that took place. Understanding the psychology of playing tennis for Sophia is key to improving her self esteem and her game. Thank you. Sophia is most likely to return to this camp if the dates work out for her.

    — Renee E. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved everything about camp

    August 30, 2017: Jonah loved everything about this Nike tennis camp.

    — Diane H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved the events

    I loved all the events that they had in the evening like Hawaiian and casino night. The counselors made it so much better by showing their enthusiasm:)

    — Audrey J. Camper

    • 5/5.
    This is the best run tennis camp

    August 25, 2016: This is the best run tennis camp of any camp my kids have ever attended. The coaches and staff are outstanding -- full of energy, enthusiasm and caring for all of the campers. That is what makes this camp so great! My son and his cousins attended last year and this year and had a blast. They chose the high school week since preferred only being around high school age kids. That worked out great. They have been improving so we weren't sure if there would be enough competition for them, but there was plenty of competition! The high school/tournament training week attracts some very good tournament/college level players, as well as high school level players. Overall a fantastic experience! Again, what makes this UC Santa Cruz camp special is the coaches, assistant coaches/counselors and directors!!! Most of them have been working together at this same camp (as well as college coaching together) for multiple years!! They are not only top notch and knowledgeable tennis coaches, but more importantly positive and caring people. They set the tone for a happy, productive, and positive week for all!!

    — Stephanie S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    the Santa Cruz camp is amazing

    August 25, 2016: Everything about the Santa Cruz camp has been amazing. The instructors at this camp are what make it this way.

    — Bradley S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    outstanding coach and overall role model

    August 16, 2016: Bird is an outstanding coach and overall role model for the boys. His leadership brings the high quality experience. We hope he will be back next year.

    — Alexis B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    money well spent

    August 12, 2016: Jake always comes home completely stoked about tennis after camp. I'm very pleased about his time at your camp, without a doubt it was money well spent, wish we'd known about it sooner. Hopefully he can come again next year one last time if he chooses to try to try to play at a JC. We will spread the word to the other kids on the team.

    — Jake T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    had a great time and improved his game

    8/9/2016 - Thanks for another great summer. Nico had a great time and improved his game for sure.

    — Greg H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    love for the game has grown

    8/2/2016 - Thank you for a wonderful camp experience! I met some amazing people and my overall love for the game has grown.

    — James M. Camper

    • 5/5.
    wonderful time in all regards

    7/27/2016 - Jake had a wonderful time in all regards. He's dabbled in tennis for years and what we hoped for, happened: he loves tennis!

    — Lecky L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    staff was terrific

    8/13/2016 - The staff was terrific and the other campers were fun and respectful. The boys are hoping to attend next year and hope that Bird and the rest of the staff returns! thank you!

    — Connor S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    hope the camp continues

    8/11/2016 - We hope the camp continues even if Bob Hansen retires!

    — Deborah H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    wonderful week-plus of tennis camp

    7/27/2016 - Thank you for a wonderful week-plus of tennis camp!

    — Jarin M. Camper

    • 5/5.
    enthusiastic staff are wonderful

    7/27/2016 - Thank you, great camp, lots of fun. The enthusiastic staff are wonderful. Josh would like to attend again.

    — Sarah D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    pay more attention to campers

    8/17/2015 - Counselors should pay more attention to campers. They were mostly paying attention to themselves (not sitting with campers at meals, etc).

    — John R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great tennis camp experience for 8 years

    8/15/2015 - Great tennis camp experience year after year! Our three kids have attended UC Santa Cruz over the past 8 years and every year, the counselors, tennis instruction, and fun activities anties are simply outstanding! We could not recommend it more highly.

    — Ruth M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    great blend of learning, competition, and fun

    8/2/2015 - Maya thoroughly enjoyed camp and grew as a tennis player at UCSC Nike Tennis Camp. She found her instructors to be positive and encouraging. While at camp she was introduced to new techniques that she'll continue to build on and utilize to improve and strengthen her game. Overall, the camp for Maya was a great blend of learning, competition, and fun...perfect for her age and level! Thank you Nike Tennis Camp!

    — Sasha T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    loved everything about the camp

    8/2/2015 - I loved everything about the camp and can't wait to meet up with some of my friends and make some more next year. The coaches were awesome and I learned a lot.

    — Michael S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    coaches were highly energetic and knowledgeable

    8/1/2015 - This camp far exceeded my expectations as a parent. My nephews went last year and loved it so this year my son joined in. He has had on and off enthusiasm about tennis for years. Well, he absolutely loved the camp and now feels totally passionate and enthusiastic about tennis. He has been telling me everything he learned and practiced and wants to keep practicing. The coaches were highly energetic and knowledgeable and seemed to really care about the campers. Plus they had lots of fun with off-court activities. Maybe one way to improve would be to include more stretching and fitness activities -- more stretching and injury prevention than hard core fitness. Otherwise the camp is ideal and Jake will be back!

    — Stephanie S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great coaches and staff, super positive environment

    8/1/2015 - John had a fantastic experience. Great coaches and staff, super positive environment -- just a quality program all around. Can't thank everyone enough!

    — Denise H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    improved my skill level and knowledge of the game

    7/31/2015 - The camp was so good and improved my skill level and knowledge of the game greatly. So satisfied and happy with with the instruction and feedback given to campers at all times even during matches. That is such a huge help.

    — Rory W. Camper

    • 5/5.
    want to return next year

    7/28/2015 - I loved the camp and want to return next year. I hope to do 2 weeks.

    — Jake T. Camper

    • 5/5.
    make sure campers have equal time with all the different instructors

    7/9/2015 - Although I really enjoyed my overall experience, everyday I had the same instructor and I felt like I was unable to receive instruction from other instructors, so I would recommend making sure your campers have equal time with all the different instructors, or at least not have the same instructor the entire camp.

    — Jade B. Camper

Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz

Amy Jensen, Camp Director
Oper E. Field House
1156 High St

Santa Cruz, California 95064
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, High School,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 9:00PM $815.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $1,215.00
Availability: Yes

Day 8:30am-5:30pm $665.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, High School,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 9:00PM $815.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $1,215.00
Availability: Yes

Day 8:30am-5:30pm $665.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, Tournament Training
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 9:00PM $815.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $1,215.00
Availability: Yes

Day 8:30am-5:30pm $665.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, High School,
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 9:00PM $815.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $1,215.00
Availability: Yes

Day 8:30am-5:30pm $665.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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