Charlottesville Nike Tennis Camp
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Steeped in tradition and with state-of-the-art facilities, the Charlottesville Nike Tennis Camp held at the University of Virginia offers both overnight and day camp options geared toward kids ages 9-18 of all ability levels.
These camps are the perfect blend of expert instruction and fun both on and off the court!
- Daily instruction from Director Jon Sarosiek along with coaches Andres Pedroso and Scott Brown
- 5-6 hours daily instruction, low camper to staff ratio
- Nike Tennis Camp T-shirt and prizes
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Camp Director Jon Sarosiek
Jon Sarosiek is the Director of Tennis at Boar's Head ResortView Jon's Bio ⟩
Sarosiek is USPTA and PTR certified at the highest level by each organization. He directs all aspects of the tennis department at Boar’s Head Sports Club. Prior to Boar’s Head, Jon worked at Wintergreen Resort for 11 years with six years as the resort’s Director of Tennis. At Wintergreen, Jon elevated the quality of the teaching and teaching staff, which was ranked as high as number two in the country and was perennially rated as a top 20 tennis resorts destination in the world by TennisResortsOnline.com. Under Jon’s direction, Wintergreen Resort was a rated as a top 10 tennis camp in the world by TennisResortsOnline.com, and Tennis Magazine consistently ranked Wintergreen as a top 50 tennis resort in the country.
As a top ranked junior player in Wisconsin, Jon was recruited to play Division I collegiate tennis at the University of Montana. Afterward, he served as the Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach at Division III Methodist College in North Carolina, where the team finished in the top 30 in the country each year. Jon also trains one of the highest ranked Special Olympics tennis players in the world.
Camp Staff Andres Pedroso
On May 24, 2017, Andres Pedroso was named the Cavaliers' director of tennis and head men's tennis coach, overseeing both the men's and women's tennis programs while also serving as the head coach of Virginia men's tennis.View Andres's Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
Pedroso served as Virginia's associate head coach from 2010-14. During that four-year span, the Cavaliers won four ACC championships, the program's first NCAA championship (2013) and two ITA National Team Indoor titles (2011 and 2013). Pedroso coached six All-Americans during this time, including 2013 ITA National Player of the Year Jarmere Jenkins, the 2013 NCAA Doubles Champion team of Jenkins and Mac Styslinger and ITA All-American champions Alex Domijan and Mitchell Frank. Pedroso was named the 2014 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year and he was twice honored as the ITA Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year (2012 and 2014).
As the director of tennis, Pedroso will be charged with oversight of both programs while serving as the head coach of the men's tennis program. Several top-ranked tennis programs have successfully implemented the Director of Tennis model. This model will enable the UVA men's and women's programs to collaborate and make the best use of all available resources while sharing a joint vision for success that meets the goals set by the Virginia athletics department.
As a student-athlete at Duke, Pedroso helped lead the Blue Devils to four ACC titles, he was a two-time All-American and he was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team. Over eight seasons, as a player at Duke and a coach at Virginia, Pedroso has not lost a team match against a conference opponent.
Following his college career at Duke, Pedroso played professionally for four years, reaching career-high rankings of No. 271 in singles and No. 255 in doubles. During his pro career, he won four singles titles and two doubles titles on the Futures Tour and a doubles title on the Challenger Tour.
Pedroso first came to Virginia after serving as a national coach for USTA Player Development. During his time with the USTA, he was responsible for the development of the top male American junior players born in 1995. He also worked periodically with several top American professional players, including Sam Querrey, Mardy Fish, Jesse Levine and Ryan Harrison.
Tennis Tips by Andres:
Camp Staff Scott Brown
Scott Brown returned to Virginia in August of 2017 as the men's tennis assistant coach.View Scott's Bio ⟩
Brown previously served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Cavaliers from 2010-15, working alongside then-assistant coach Pedroso in four of his five seasons in Charlottesville. During Brown's previous stint at UVA, the Cavaliers won five ACC championships, two NCAA championships (2013 and 2015) and two ITA National Team Indoor titles (2011 and 2013). Also under Brown's tutelage, Ryan Shane won the 2015 NCAA singles title and Jarmere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger won the 2013 NCAA doubles championship.
Since leaving Virginia following the 2015 season, Brown has served as the senior high performance coach at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Md., where he has been responsible for coaching and mentoring up-and-coming male tennis players at the national and international junior level. He also served as UVA then-senior Ryan Shane's personal coach at the 2015 U.S. Open.
A 2005 graduate of Vanderbilt, Brown helped the Commodores to the NCAA Tournament final and the SEC championship in 2003. He was a four-time All-SEC selection and still holds the Vanderbilt records for career doubles wins (87) and is second in combined wins (176). He was ranked as high as No. 17 nationally in singles and No. 4 nationally in doubles during his collegiate career. During his junior career, Brown was ranked No. 1 nationally in doubles in the USTA Boys 18 rankings and in the top 10 nationally in singles.
This year, we are offering four weeks of overnight and day (8:30am-5:00pm) tennis camp sessions for campers ages 9-18. Led by Director Jon Sarosiek, along with UVA Head Men’s Tennis Coach, Andres Pedroso and Associate Men’s Coach, Scott Brown. Campers will stay on campus in UVA dorms/cafe and utilize the Snyder Tennis Center Courts. Programs offered include All Skills, Tournament Training and High School. See below for the sessions these programs are offered.
2019 Camp Dates and Offerings
- June 23-27 (+ High School)
- July 7-11 (+Tournament Training)
- July 14-18
- July 28 - August 1 (High School Only | Ages 13-18)
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 Sessions
The high school sessions are 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 2:00-3:30pm at the dorms on the first day of camp. (Pick up for day campers on first day is at 5pm.)
Graduation is at 1:30-2:00pm on the last day by the dorms followed immediately by check-out at 2:00pm.
Day Camper Schedule
- Sunday: Day campers check-in from 2:00-3:30pm at the Dorms on the first day of camp.
- Mon-Wed: Campers should arrive at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center at 8:30am, and depart at 5:00pm.
- Thursday: Graduation is at 1:30pm, with final camper check-out at the Tennis Center at 2:00pm.
All day campers must eat breakfast at home. Camp price includes lunch for all Day campers.
Campers play on 13 courts at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center. In the event of rain, campers will use the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club (12 indoor courts)
Sample evening activities include movies, swimming, games, charades, soccer, basketball, making s'mores, and walking to get ice cream.
Nike Tennis Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into Washington Dulles Airport, Richmond International or Charlottesville Regional and schedule a shuttle from the airport to camp. You can arrange local shuttle transportation through:
- Dulles: www.metwashairports.com/dulles/parking_transportation_3/ground_transportation
- Richmond International
- Groome Transportation: Shared ride, door-to-door, shuttle, and charter services at Richmond International Airport. Groome's offices are located in the lower level of the terminal building near the baggage claim area. To schedule travel with Groome Transportation, call 804-222-7222 or toll-free 1-800-552-7911 or www.groometransportation.com.
- Charlottesville: www.gocho.com/airport/info/transportation/
If you have a camper arriving by air and is deemed an “unaccompanied minor” by the airlines and must be met by a camp staff or shuttle company employee, there may be a fee that needs to be paid in advance of camp. You will still have to arrange transportation to/from camp. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information.
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.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Camp Code: TNXRVA
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:00am Wake-up/breakfast
- 9:00am-Noon Morning Tennis Session (drills and instruction)
- Noon-1:00pm Lunch
- 1:30pm-4:00pm Afternoon Tennis Session – drilling, match play and conditioning
- 4:30pm Day Campers Depart
- 5:30pm Dinner/free time
- 7:00pm Evening activity
- 10:30pm Lights Out
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Wonderful camp experience
July 02, 2018: Wonderful first camp experience! Tennis great too!Have the awards ceremony outside instead of the lobby. Better directions to the dorm!
— Brent H. - Parent
Would love to go back!
July 10, 2018: Being able to play tennis for hours and be with amazing people.I think it would be a bit nicer if the coaches were a little bit more involved with improving the players hitting and serving but other than that it was amazing experience would love to go back!
— Mary C. - Parent
All around fantastic camp!
July 13, 2018: Harrison had a terrific time during group lessons and said his game improved tremendously. All around fantastic camp!
— Alexis S. - Parent
Enjoyed meeting Brian Boland
July 06, 2017: He enjoyed meeting Brian Boland and having a picture with him. The director of the camp was engaged but the first day he had to tell each coach what to do. It would be better if all of them were ready to start with drills and not to lose time teaching the coaches what to do. I was not there every day but the last day I observed that one of the coaches was not putting the effort to even return the balls.
— Jose M. Parent
Learned skills to improve his play
July 06, 2017: Enjoyed playing with other kids and interacting with camp staff. Enjoyed learning to skills to improve his play. Especially enjoyed the dining hall! ;) A more structured free time might be helpful for younger/day campers.
— Kristin B. Parent
Look forward to next day
July 06, 2017: Always looking forward for the next day. Highly positive spirit!!!
— Kamel. Parent
Loved it all
July 6, 2017: Excellent experience; she loved it and can't wait to come back next year. Tennis was awesome - super instruction.The food was excellent.The dorm was top-notch.The friends were great and excellent older girl role-models as counselors, etc.She felt 100% safe at all times and we did too!
— Rahul S. Parent
Thank you for a great camp!
July 17, 2017: Matthew learned new aspects of the sport, he enjoyed match play and meeting new people.
— Mary R. Parent
July 8, 2017: The counselours were very nice. The free time was perfect where the kids could do what the wanted but still be safe. He liked playing matches.
— Anne R. Parent
drills, instruction and tipswere excellent
July 30, 2016: My son had a fabulous time! And the drills and instruction/tips he received were excellent. He loved the involvement of the UVA men's tennis team (fitness trainer, coach, assistant coach). We would have loved more interaction with the team members.
— Catherine S. Parent
enjoyed the instruction
July 28, 2016: I enjoyed the instruction and meeting new friends!
— Alexandra K. Camper
Camp was lots of fun
July 28, 2016: Thanks! Camp was lots of fun!
— Ben P. Camper
should advise campers to bring alarm clocks
7/28/2016 - Please update pack list to suggest bringing alarm clock; camper was only 9 y.o. so & did not have phone/alarm and was reprimanded for being late. Also, more organized p.m. activities might be nice.
— Beth M. Parent
7/23/2015 - Hope will be back next year !!! She loved it! She also plays for her school at Holton Arms in Bethesda MD. We will recommend this camp to the coach!
— Tracy H. Parent
coaches are passionate about tennis and mentoring young players
7/23/2015 - Coach Boland, team (Malcolm Peace, Joey Manilla, Melvin Harris, Gordon Peace...) and guests (Pat Etcheberry...) are passionate about tennis and mentoring young players. They gave the kids good advice... Great job!!!
— Theodore K. Parent
more education on form and technique
7/8/2015 - Staff very nice. As a parent, I want more education on form and technique.
— Cris P. Parent
really loved the camp
7/8/2015 - I really loved the camp, but I wish there would have been more bonding throughout the week, it would have just added to the comfort level of the teaching environment.
— Valerie S. Camper
camp was outstanding
7/2/2015 - My son has always been very passionate about tennis, and this camp was outstanding. He loved it and will definitely come back.
— Rich K. Parent
coaches were nice and fun
7/2/2015 - The coaches were nice and fun, and the program was fun.
— Shelby B. Camper
can't wait to go back next year
7/2/2015 - Jackson loved tennis camp and can't wait to go back next year!
— Jill Y. Parent