Nike Tennis Camp at University of Georgia (Girls)
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Our Georgia Nike Tennis Camp, coached by UGA Tennis Coach Jeff Wallace, is one of the best tennis camps in the South. This all-girls tennis camp in Athens will focus on developing the complete tennis player.
Campers from all over attend our junior tennis camps in Georgia to receive top-notch instruction from collegiate coaches and make lasting memories with their peers.
- Instruction from head women's coach, Jeff Wallace, and his experienced staff
- 5-6 hours daily instruction; low camper to staff ratio
- Fun off-court evening activities for overnight campers
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Camp Director Jeff Wallace
As the nation’s winningest active women’s tennis coach with over 700 victories, Jeff Wallace has built Georgia into one of the elite college programs. Already during the 2019 season, the Bulldogs captured their sixth national championship, wining the ITA National Team Indoors in Seattle, and ascended to the No. 1 team ranking. The 2019 season marked Wallace’s 34th year with the Bulldogs.View Jeff Wallace's Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
Georgia has advanced to 32-consecutive NCAA Tournaments with two NCAA titles and 11 NCAA “Final Fours.” The Bulldogs have ended a campaign ranked in the top five a total of 15 times in his tenure. The 2018 campaign saw the Bulldogs advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals, before losing to the eventual NCAA Champion Stanford Cardinal. Georgia finished with an 18-7 record and a No. 7 ranking. The quarterfinals appearance was Georgia’s 15th all time and first since 2015. The year came with its fair share of milestones. On Feb. 9, Wallace reached the 700-win plateau with a 4-2 win over Texas in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. Later in the season, Wallace tied his mentor and former coach, Dan Magill, in career wins (706) and enters 2019 with 714 victories. Additionally, another Bulldog became a first-time All-American capping a SEC Freshman of the Year campaign.
The 2017 Bulldogs finished with a 19-6 record and a No. 6 ranking, advancing to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Championships. Georgia also reached the semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoors for the third straight year, a feat only shared with North Carolina. In 2016, Georgia registered a 22-5 record, advanced to the semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoors, the final of the SEC Tournament and the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships. The Bulldogs concluded the year ranked No. 7 nationally by the ITA. The 2015 season saw Georgia post a 24-7 record, advancing to the finals of the ITA National Team Indoors and the SEC Tournament plus the semifinals of the NCAA Championships. The Bulldogs finished with a No. 5 ITA final ranking.
In 2014, Wallace garnered ITA Regional Coach of the Year honors after the Bulldogs enjoyed another banner season, going 24-5 with a final ranking of No. 4. Georgia captured the SEC Tournament title, the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall seed for the first time in school history, advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals plus saw the top duo of Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase reach the NCAA Doubles Final. Also, the program led the nation in attendance by drawing more than 600 fans to three matches during the season.
In 2013, Wallace became one of three coaches in women’s tennis history to reach the 600-win plateau. He is one of five active collegiate tennis coaches with at least 600 wins, and is one of five UGA coaches to reach the mark. In 2009, following another memorable campaign when Georgia advanced to its 10th NCAA Final Four, Wallace became the first person to ever be named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Coach of the Year four times. The 2010 season featured Chelsey Gullickson winning the NCAA singles title at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
During his tenure, Wallace's squads have claimed two NCAA championships, three USTA/ITA National Team Indoor titles, eight Southeastern Conference crowns and six SEC Tournament titles. A four-time National Coach of the Year recipient and four-time SEC Coach of the Year, Wallace’s career record through the 2018 season is 714-180. His .800 winning percentage is the best among active Division I coaches with a minimum of 600 victories.
Wallace’s teams are the picture of consistency. With the 2018 NCAA bid, Georgia has appeared in 32 straight NCAA Tournaments. They have advanced to the "Final Four" 11 times. Only once during his time as coach of the Bulldogs has the team missed the NCAA Tournament, and that was his first year back in 1986.
A 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia, Wallace capped his playing career under legendary Bulldog head coach Dan Magill in 1984 after winning the SEC singles title at the No. 6 spot. The very next season, his first as coach of the Bulldogs, Wallace led a struggling team up the path of respectability by posting a 20-9 mark and landing a spot in the final Volvo Tennis/ITCA Top 25 poll. In 1987, just two years removed from a losing record, Georgia advanced to the national championship match. Although they didn’t win it that year, the Bulldogs would have their day.
The 1994 season ranks as one of the most dominant ever in women's tennis history. It found Georgia on the champion's pedestal in every major team tournament possible: NCAA Champions, USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Champions, and SEC regular season and tournament champions. Top that all off with a 27-2 overall record including a perfect 14-0 SEC mark and a season sweep of arch-rival Florida and it's easy to see why Wallace was named coach of the year.
The 2000 Bulldogs went 27-2, winning the Southeastern Conference title and the NCAA National Championship. In the title match on the campus of Pepperdine, Georgia dethroned the defending champion Stanford Cardinal 5-4, snapping a 48-match winning streak. Wallace was named the Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year.
USTA/ITA National Team Indoors
Under Wallace, the Bulldogs have been among the most successful teams at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships. The annual event attracts the nation’s finest programs. The Bulldogs have won the title four times (1994, 1995, 2002, 2019). Georgia’s run to the 2019 title featured a 4-2 opening round victory over No. 14 N.C. State followed by 4-3 wins over No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Vanderbilt and defending champion No. 3 North Carolina. The Bulldogs have reached at least the semifinals 19 times in 28 appearances and have been a finalist four times (2001, 2004, 2009 and 2015).
His record for developing players and having them maximize their potential has been evident throughout his tenure. In 2013, the Bulldogs won their ninth regular season SEC championship after going 24-4 and clinching its third consecutive 20-plus win season. The Bulldogs went undefeated at home (14-0) for the first time since 2009 and 12th time in program history. In 2001, Agata Cioroch arrived from Poland and played No. 5 for the Bulldogs as a freshman. Two years later, she became Georgia's top talent and in 2004 was the No. 1-ranked player in college tennis for much of the season. Cioroch concluded her career as a five-time All-American with two grand slam singles titles.
Strong doubles teams are a key component for a successful college tennis team. There have been six Bulldog tandems under Wallace to finish the season ranked No. 1.
In 2009, two of Georgia's top players were freshmen: Chelsey Gullickson and Nadja Gilchrist, and by the end of the year they had earned All-America honors. Gullickson was named the ITA National Rookie of the Year, advanced to the NCAA Singles semifinals and tied a school record with 69 combined wins. Gullickson and Gilchrist became the first freshmen in school history to play No. 1 doubles in the lineup.
In 2010, the pair earned All-America honors again and Gullickson became the second Bulldog to win an NCAA singles title in Athens under Wallace and the third overall in the history of the program. She would finish her career in 2012 as the school's first ever eight-time All-American and own the record for victories. Meanwhile, Lauren Herring became the fourth Bulldog under Wallace to be named SEC Freshman of the Year and the sophomore All-SEC tandem of Maho Kowase and Lilly Kimbell posted a school record of their own by going 22-0 at No. 3. Kowase concluded her career in 2014 with a school record 245 combined wins. Herring went on to earn 2014 SEC Player of the Year honors and when her career ended in 2015, she had been named a five-time All-American and ranked second in all-time combined wins for a Bulldog with 238.
While the depth of talent can vary each season, the results remain consistent. This was no more evident than in 2002. Despite having only one player earn All-America honors, Georgia went undefeated during the regular season, won the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor title, the SEC championship and advanced to the NCAA “Final Four.” The 2002 squad finished with a 26-2 record and final national ranking of No. 3. Georgia went 13-0 at home and extended its home winning streak to 50 straight.
Success in Wallace Era
In 29 of the past 33 seasons, Georgia has finished with a top 10 national ranking including No. 1 in 1994 and 2000. In the Wallace era, seven Bulldogs have won grand slam titles, two have won the Honda-Broderick Award/tennis, 35 Bulldogs have earned All-America honors 108 times, and 58 different Bulldogs have been listed on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
A native of Portland, Ore., Wallace is married to the former Sabina Marie Horne. They have two children, Brittany Sabina (28) and Jarryd Jeffrey (27). Brittany, who is married to Chris Sjogren, is a graduate of Valdosta State and working in Atlanta. Jarryd, a 2015 UGA graduate, is married to the former Lea Babcock, is training full-time as a sprinter for the U.S. Paralympic Team. He is a two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016) who competed in London, England and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jarryd set several world records, including the 100-meter sprint (10.71 seconds) at the 2015 ParaPan American Games and the 200-meter spring (22.08 seconds) and the 4x100-meter (40.73 seconds) at the 2013 IPC Athletics Worlds. All told, Jarryd has medaled seven times. Sabina, a former All-SEC distance runner at Georgia, was inducted into the North Bay (Ontario, Canada) Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. She has continued to run competitively and has helped Wallace train for road races and marathons. Sabina is the track representative for Georgia's "G" club, an alumni association for University of Georgia letter-winners. Also, Wallace received the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Recreation and Leisure Studies department of the University of Georgia's College of Education.
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2023 CAMP DATES
- June 4-8
- June 11-15
- July 9-13
These camp sessions are designated for girls only. Overnight Campers must be 10 years old by September 1st, 2020. All camps are open to any and all entrants, limited by age, gender, or grade level.
We offer Overnight (ages 10-17 only), Extended Day (9:00am-8:30pm | ages 9-17), and Day (9:00am-4:00pm | ages 9-17) camps for girls of all skill levels.
- All Skills Program: All sessions are open to players of all abilities. The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game.
- Overnight Camper Check-in: 1:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday at the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority House.
- Extended Day & Day Camper Check-in: 2:45pm at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Sunday. On Sunday, Extended Day & Day Campers depart that evening at 8:30pm after dinner
- Check-out: Graduation is at 11:00am at the tennis courts on Thursday, parents invited to attend! Check-out immediately follows graduation
- Extended Day Camp Program: Sunday 2:45pm-8:30pm, Monday-Wednesday 8:50am-8:30pm, Thursday 8:50am-11:00am
- Day Camp Program: Sunday 2:45pm-8:30pm, Monday-Wednesday 8:50am-4:00pm, Thursday 8:50am-11:00am
- Overnight campers: All meals are provided
- Extended Day campers: Lunch & Dinner are provided (No lunch on the first or last day of camp)
- Day campers: Lunch is provided, and dinner is provided on the first day (No lunch on the first or last day of camp)
- Sunday night dinner will be held at the tennis courts. All other meals will be provided at the sorority house.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Daily tennis training, morning and afternoon sessions
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided
- Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt and prizes
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, & FACILITY
- Ratio: 5:1 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: Tennis instruction will take place at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex, a showcase for collegiate tennis that consists of 12 outdoor courts and 4 indoor courts.
- Inclement Weather Plan: Indoor courts are available for use as needed
- 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
- Dorm: Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority House. Overnight Campers must be 10 years old by September 1st, 2022.
- Number of Campers per Room: 3-4 per room
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
- Linens: Bed linens are NOT provided. Campers should bring a pillow, pillow case, Twin XL sheets, and/or a sleeping bag, and a light blanket.
- Air Conditioning: The dorms do have A/C. Campers may bring a fan
- Evening Activities: In the evenings, campers will participate in a variety of fun supervised activities. Campers are encouraged to bring a crazy/tacky outfit for Tuesday night tennis.
- Weekend Stayovers: Not available at this location
UGA REQUIRED FORMS
The Transportation Release Form and the Alternative Pickup Authorization Form must be submitted to the UGA Tennis Camp on-site contact prior to your camper's start date of camp. Please download, complete, and email the required forms to our on-site contact Sarah Hebberd at [email protected] This information can also be found in the customer portal.
Nike Tennis Camps do not provide transportation to/from camp from the airport, train stations, or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. Shuttle vans often offer a cost-effective alternative to taking a taxi. Visit www.airportservice.com for more details and a listing of shuttle carriers.
*All UGA sports camps are open to any and all entrants, limited by age, gender, or grade level
*The University of Georgia and the University of Georgia Athletic Association, Inc. are NOT responsible for any injuries sustained by a student participant. NCAA rules prohibit payment of camp expenses (transportation, camp, tuition, spending money, etc.) by representatives of the University of Georgia’s athletic interests. Furthermore, NCAA rules prohibit free or reduced camp admissions privileges for prospects in the 9th grade or above (7th grade for men’s basketball).
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
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!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
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 shoes (no running shoes)
Sweatshirt/warm-up jacket and pants
Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
Athletic clothing mentioned above (1-2 pairs/day)
Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts 1 paid/day)
Shower flip flops
Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
Personal items & medications
Washcloth and bath towel
Bed sheets (if linens are not provided)
Comforter/blanket (if linens are not provided)
Pillow/pillow case (if linens are not provided)
Crazy/tacky outfit for Tuesday night tennis
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE TENNIS CAMP FAQ
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.
Camp Code: TNXRGA
Make sure to check out the 2019 camp highlights on our Instagram page.Show Less See More Camp Details
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake-up call/Breakfast
- 9:00am-Noon Tennis Instruction/Conditioning/Match play
- Noon-2:00pm Lunch and rest
- 2:00pm-5:00pm Tennis instruction/Bookstore
- 5:00pm-7:00pm Dinner and rest
- 7:00pm Evening activities
- 8:30pm Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:30pm Lights Out!
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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Coming back next year!
July 24, 2021: As soon as we checked in she found friends, and by the sounds of things she learned a lot of new things and was given tips on ways to make old things better. She loved the camp, we hadn’t even left the campus and she asked if she could come next year! Being that the University of Georgia is a family favorite she also made it quite clear that UGA is where’s she plans on going to college!
— Ben C., Parent
July 18, 2021: She had a lot of fun with her fellow campers and coaches. The facilities at UGA were excellent. The coaching was great for skill development, yet also fun.
— Stacie B., Parent
Loved every minute of it!
July 16, 2021: Anna had such an amazing time at camp - she improved her skills, made friends, and most importantly had fun. She finally was able to perfect her serve, which has been her biggest weakness in her tennis game to date. She loved every minute of it, and will definitely want to come back next year.
— Leigh B., Parent
Can't wait to come back
July 16, 2021: Loved everything about it and can’t wait to go back next year!!
— Michelle B., Parent
Loved meeting new friends
July 16, 2021: Although I would like to say the tennis, she loved hanging out with new friends. It was a great camp and she wants to return next year.
— Susan R., Parent
Good, easy to understand feedback!
June 27, 2021: Met a lot of new people, kids and counselors. Counselors gave good, easy to understand feedback, in a friendly way, to help her correct mistakes she was making.
— Brian B., Parent
Improved mental part of the game
June 24, 2021: She not only physically improved, but the mental part of her game has been a major struggle which she learned to manage.
— Jackson C., Parent
Loved the overall structure of camp
June 18, 2021: Elizabeth loved all of the tennis sessions and the competitions, matches, etc. She loved the night where they dressed up and tried to hit the targets. She loved the overall structure of the camp.
— Betsy K., Parent
Gained confidence at the net
June 18, 2021: Hunter raved about the doubles experience she received at camp. Before camp, she hated playing doubles because she just didn't have the experience and felt she was the weaker player...after camp, she talked about how much confidence she gained especially at the net during the doubles sessions. She also loved the experience she gained in her volleys. She will definitely be back next year!
— Kathren L., Parent
Improved her skills!
June 12, 2021: My kid enjoyed meeting all the different people and improved her tennis skills greatly.
— Josh H., Parent
Good one-to-one feedback
June 11, 2021: She enjoyed one-to-one feedback and meeting the UGA head coach!
— Catherine H., Parent
Hope to be back next year!
June 11, 2021: Katherine loved meeting new friends and playing tennis. She especially enjoyed doubles. Thank you! Hope to be back next year!
— Mary S., Parent
June 11, 2021: She enjoyed the daily matches with a range of opponents with different skill levels. She also loved the sorority house accommodations.
— Eva H., Parent
Made some great friends
June 23, 2019: She made some great friends and her roommates were amazing. She really feels that her serve improved as did her doubles skills. Loved the match play.
— Jennifer D. - Parent
the coaches were very nice and helped with my form
The coaches were very nice and they helped a lot when my form wasn’t correct. They also helped with questions I had. The rooms were comfortable and had lots of space for bags
— Elizabeth P. - Camper
First sleep away camp and she loved it!
June 15, 2019: She feels more confident with her backhand and forehand. She made several new friends that she will keep in touch with. There is a group that wants to attend together again next year. This was her first sleep away camp and she loved it!
— Melissa T. - Parent
Best coaching any of them have every gotten
June 8, 2019: The whole experience was a taste of actual college life, from the housing, the sports, and the campus. I overheard Jeff Wallace answering the girls' questions during a break. Best coaching any of them have ever gotten, even if they don't realize it yet. The camp is part of making them the best tennis players they can be, while be very clear and realistic about scholarships, time commitment, and competition to play NCAA Div 1 sports.
— Adrienne D. - Parent
Loved the counselors!
July 13, 2018: My daughter loved the counselors at this camp!
— Kimberly G. - Parent
Enjoyed all of her court time
July 14, 2018: Madison really enjoyed all of her court time, but she couldn't stop talking about all the new friends she met... she really enjoyed the activities and staying in campus.Madison first time away from home, the professional staff members made me feel very comfortable leaving her.
— Madison A. - Parent
We will definitely return
July 20, 2018: This was my daughter's first sleep-away camp and she LOVED it! The accommodations and camp staff made it a fun and safe environment for her. We will definitely return.
— Wendy M. - Parent
July 08, 2017: We really appreciated receiving the evaluation form that showed her tennis strengths, as well as areas that need improvement. This was a wonderful experience! Thank you to all of the coaches!
— Tonya C. Parent
July 12, 2017: Emmaline danced for 11 years before switching to tennis in May of 2016. It was great to find a positive environment where she could learn and grow. Thank you so much for providing that opportunity.
— Jennifer D. Parent
Loved playing in matches
July 14, 2017: She loved playing in the matches. Enjoyed drillsMore specific instruction or one on one time for instruction. Go over evaluation form instead of handing it out
— Allison W. Parent
Learned new techniques
July 14, 2017: Learned new techniques. She loved the camp. I liked getting the evaluations at the end.
— Julie D. Parent
Will be back
July 14, 2017: Her passion for tennis has grown tremendously! She couldn't say enough great things about her experience and the great counselors there. We will be back!
— Laurie T. Parent
July 17, 2017: The highlight of camp was my daughter's interactions with the instructors and her friends she has made over the past years. Its a great combination of conditioning and skill building placing her in competition game situations.
— Jay F. Parent
enjoyed the camp very much
July 29, 2016: My daughter enjoyed the camp very much. She loved it and can't wait to go to another tennis camp!
— Nicki R. Parent
Liked the size of camp
July 28,2016 - Liked the size of camp and that the instructors knew kids names. Might want to use a microphone at awards very hard to hear.
— Jennifer W. Parent
daughter loved the camp and had a great time
June 21, 2016: My daughter loved the camp and had a great time. However, she didn't feel like she got a high level of competition in most matches. The campers seemed to range from almost beginner to advanced. She would've benefited from more advanced play. But again, she had a great time largely to the overnight experience!
— Brenda V. Parent
had a great time
July 19, 2016: Maggie's first tennis camp - she had a great time!
— Mary E. Parent
camp was very well run
June 17, 2016: The camp was very well run. We got a lot done and the instructors were very personable.
— Morgan B. Camper
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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.