Nike Tennis Camp at Eckerd College

Nike Tennis Camp at Eckerd College
Nike Tennis Camp at Eckerd College

Our new Florida tennis camp at Eckerd College is a tennis day camp for kids with All Skills, 10&Under Tennis and High School programs. Come work hard, make new friends and have a blast at this tennis camp in St. Petersburg.

This summer tennis camp in Tampa Bay teaches the latest tennis techniques, tactics and strategies through on-court instruction, competitive drills and match play. 

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from Eckerd College Head Coach, Ben Maxwell
  • 5-6 hours daily tennis training; low camper-to-staff ratio
  • All Skills, High School, and 10&Under Tennis programs
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Ben Maxwell
Camp Director

Ben Maxwell

A former Eckerd student-athlete standout and alumni, Maxwell is entering his fourth season as the Eckerd College men's and women's tennis head coach.

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Overall, this is Maxwell's sixth season on the coaching staff of the Eckerd tennis programs.

From August 2011 – December 2013, he held the title of Assistant Coach and served as the program's interim Head Coach in the spring of 2012 for both teams.  Maxwell officially took over the reins of the program in the middle of December 2013.

In 2016, Maxwell led the men's tennis program to a record-setting season that saw the Tritons record 12 wins that included seven 9-0 sweeps.
 
As a player, Maxwell was a Top Ranked Florida and National Junior player.

During his playing career as a former student-athlete, Maxwell was named the Tritons’ Most Valuable Player for the 2009-2010 season.
 
He was named in the top 20 in the Nation in NCAA Division II doubles and was ranked top 30 in the South Region in NCAA Division II singles.

Staying at his alma mater, where he was a four-year anchor in the Tritons’ rotation, Maxwell previously worked as the Eckerd College Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness (campus activities) from August 2011 through December 2013.
 
He is also a Head Racquet Stringer and Technician for top level Junior and ATP Tour events.

Camp Details

We offer Full Day (9:00am-4:00pm) and Half Day (9:00am-12:00pm) camps for boys and girls, ages 8-18, with All Skills, High School, and 10&Under Tennis programs.

2017 Camp Dates & Programs

  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21
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Camp Program Offerings

Each week we offer an All Skills program, a high school program, and a 10&Under Tennis program. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

All Skills Program

All sessions are open to players of all abilities unless otherwise noted. The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game.

High School Program

The high school program is provided for players ages 13-18 currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.

10 and Under Program

The “10 and Under Tennis” Program features the USTA’s successful teaching format. This is an exciting way kids 10 and under are learning to play tennis as well as compete. The courts are smaller and balls are low-compression so they are easier to hit, allowing kids to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. It all makes it easy and fun for them to hit, play and score from the start, while developing skills that will last a lifetime. Please note: We will use short courts and full courts during the camp. This program is optional and younger campers may opt to play regular tennis on the full courts.

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • All campers: Check-in on Monday at 8:30am.
Check Out
  • Half Day Campers: Check out at 12:00pm on Friday.
  • Full Day Campers: Check out at 4:00pm on Friday.

Day and Half Day Camper Schedule

  • Monday: All campers check in at 8:30am. Half Day campers depart at 12:00pm. Day campers depart at 4:00pm.
  • Tuesday-Friday: All campers arrive at 9:00am. Half Day campers depart at 12:00pm. Day campers depart at 4:00pm.

Meals

Lunch is provided for Full Day campers on Monday-Friday. Half day campers depart before lunch. 

Courts

Campers will play on the 6 waterfront outdoor tennis courts on the Eckerd College campus. 

Swimming

Full Day campers may have the option to go swimming during camp. Details will be provided at camp.

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: TNXDEC

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

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am Stretching, Camp Meeting at Courts
  • 9:15am Tennis Instruction and Drills
  • 12:00pm Half Day Campers Depart
  • 12:00pm Lunch, Rest, Optional Tennis
  • 1:00pm Tennis Drills & Match Play
  • 4:00pm Conclusion of Full Day Tennis Program

Camper Reviews

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We do not have any reviews for this location. To read reviews from past Nike Tennis campers, please check out the reviews listed on the web pages for some of the other Nike Tennis Camp locations.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, High School,, 10 & Under Tennis
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Half Day (9:00AM-12:00PM) $195.00
Availability: Open

Full Day (9:00AM - 4:00PM) $375.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,, High School,, 10 & Under Tennis
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Half Day (9:00AM-12:00PM) $195.00
Availability: Open

Full Day (9:00AM - 4:00PM) $375.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.