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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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  • Nike Tennis Stanford Coach Coupe

    Co-Director Brandon Coupe

    Brandon Coupe enters his tenth 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.

2018 Camp Dates, Programs & Directors

  • June 24-29 (All Skills & Tournament Training | Coupe)
  • July 8-13 (All Skills & Tournament Training | Coupe)
  • July 15-20 (All Skills & High School | Jensen)
  • July 23 - 27 (All Skills & High School | Jensen)
  • July 29 - August 3 (High School Only, ages 13-18 | 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.

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • All campers check-in Sunday between 2:30 - 3:30pm at the Cowell dorms. (All Day and Extended Day Campers will depart that evening after dinner and evening activities at 9:00pm.)
Check-Out
  • 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 arrive at 12:30-2:30pm and 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 4:30pm. Check-out for all campers is immediately after the Graduation at 5:15pm.

Meals 

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.

Courts

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. 

Dorms

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: Weekend stayovers are available between weeks 1 & 2 and 2 & 3 only. 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.

International Camper Options

International campers seeking a Sport and Language program can find a list of camp sessions and a detailed description of our new programs by clicking this link. International campers seeking a Sport Only program, a multi-week sport camp experience, can easily combine any of our individual Tennis Camp sessions together with a weekend stay over to create the right camp program to fit your needs!

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

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

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

  • FULL WEEK CAMPS
  • 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 4.40 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    This is the best run tennis camp

    8/25/2016 - 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

    8/25/2016 - 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

    8/16/2016 - 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

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    • 5/5.
    money well spent

    8/12/2016 - 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

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UC Santa Cruz Nike Tennis Camp

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

Santa Cruz, California 95064

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, Tournament Training
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 9:00PM $795.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $1,195.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30am-5:30pm $645.00
Availability: Open

* 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 $795.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $1,195.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30am-5:30pm $645.00
Availability: Open

* 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 $795.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $1,195.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30am-5:30pm $645.00
Availability: Open

* 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 $795.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $1,195.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30am-5:30pm $645.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: High School,
Age Group: 13 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 8:30AM - 9:00PM $795.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $1,195.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:30am-5:30pm $645.00
Availability: Open

* 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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