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This Northern California summer tennis camp in Santa Cruz delivers the ideal combination of athletics and fun. UCSC 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 a full day option from 9am-4pm and a half day option from 9am-12pm for campers of all levels to address the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of tennis.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from UC Santa Cruz Tennis Coaches Ross Pytko and Isaiah Pekary
  • 5-6 hours tennis training daily with low student to teacher ratio
  • Campers receive a Nike Tennis Camp t-shirt
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Camp Coaches

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    Director Ross Pytko

    Ross Pytko became the sixth head coach in UC Santa Cruz men's tennis's storied history in August 2023. Pytko joined the Banana Slugs after five years as an assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Interim Director of Athletics and Recreation Courtnie Prather said "it was of utmost importance to find a partner who possessed a deep understanding of the legacy of our Men's Tennis program, had the necessary experience to continue its growth, and was committed to providing top-notch athletic opportunities for student-athletes in a respectful and educational environment that embodies the NCAA Division III philosophy and UC Santa Cruz's 'Principles of Community'. Ross is a diligent recruiter with a proven track record of success on the court and in the classroom. He is a compassionate leader who is dedicated to the growth and development of student-athletes into champions." Pytko played four years at Boston College, graduating in 2004 with a degree in Psychology. He went on to earn a law degree from Suffolk University in Boston before beginning his coaching career.

  • Assistant Director Isaiah Pekary

    A Bay Area native, Isaiah Pekary joined the UC Santa Cruz staff in 2024. Coach Pekary gravitated to tennis through the influence of his grandfather, a highly successful player with the US Naval Academy. Pekary competed four years at Biola University, graduating in 2014 with a degree in communications. and was named to the NAIA Academic All-District team for his academic and athletic achievements.

Camp Details


  • July 22-25
  • August 5-8


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.


  • Check-In: All campers check-in Monday between 8:30am and 9:00am
  • Full Day Campers Check-out: Full day campers check-out daily at 4:00pm
  • Half Day Campers Check-out: Half day campers check-out daily at 12:00pm
  • Full Day Camper Schedule: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Half Day Camper Schedule: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm


  • Instruction: Daily tennis training, full day and half day sessions
  • Supervision: Staff members participate in all activities
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt and prize


  • Lunch is not provided. Full day campers are required to bring their own lunch, snacks, and water each day. Half day campers depart before lunch but are encouraged to bring snacks (if needed) and water.


  • Ratio: 6:1 camper to coach ratio
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
  • Equipment Needed: All campers must bring a tennis racquet, tennis shoes and a water bottle
  • Facility: 6-court college tennis facility
  • Inclement Weather Plan: In the event of rain, campers will have access to the gym and can watch tennis videos and do off-court conditioning.
  • Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

  • Athletic, on-court tennis clothing

  • Tennis Racquet(s)

  • Tennis shoes (no running shoes)

  • Sweatshirt/warm-up jacket and pants

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our tennis camps please see our FAQ page


Maximize your camp experience with SwingVision, an iPhone app that provides the following benefits when you record your play: watch a full match in 20 minutes with the dead-time automatically removed, view stats like shot placement, court positioning, shot speed, and consistency for each shot type, filter to particular shot or point types and easily create highlight videos of certain points or shots, access video analysis, and stats immediately after you finish recording, all on unlimited cloud storage.

Adult Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz

We're excited to also bring you an Adult Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz! Click the link for details.

Camp Code: TNXRSC

Camp is open to any and all entrants and only restricted only by age and number of campers.

Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz

Ross Pytko, Director
Athletics and Recreation West Field House
1156 High St

Santa Cruz, California 95064
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

Santa Cruz
Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz
Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz
Jul 22-Jul 25, 2024
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills
Age Group: 7 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Half Day 9:00AM - 12:00PM $415.00 USD
Availability: Yes

Day 9:00am-4:00pm $625.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz
Aug 5-Aug 8, 2024
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills
Age Group: 7 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Half Day 9:00AM - 12:00PM $415.00 USD
Availability: Yes

Day 9:00am-4:00pm $625.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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