Learn English and tennis at the famous NIKE sports camps

Tennis camp Nike and language network Verbalisti

Who knows sports dynamics better than one of the world’s best recognized sports brands? Who understands language learning needs better than one of the most popular language networks in the world? The Verbalists Education & Language Network is proud to represent for yet another successful year the NIKE tennis summer camps for young learners between 10 and 17 years of age.

NIKE’s Tennis and English Language Camps go beyond delivering outstanding tennis coaching and an accelerated model of English learning. They also provide a unique opportunity to develop lifelong friendships and create lasting memories 🙂

Players will benefit from the highly experienced coaching staff. Our coaches use demonstration, practice and feedback – including video analysis – to improve existing shots and techniques and to develop new ones.

TENNIS DIRECTORS

Gill LemoreGill Lemore obtained the USPTA (U.S. Professional Tennis Association) certificate, as well as the PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) France qualification. In addition he is a Level 4 performance coach. Gill has worked with players of all ages and abilities around Europe and the U.S. for many years.Nicola Slater

Nicola Slater is a professional Doubles player, who still plays. She has the PTR professional qualification, is an experienced elite coach, and has been working as a tennis director at leading colleges in the U.S.

Play tennis the professional way through one of our two programs. Each program includes 24-hour pastoral care from staff, creating a very safe environment.

TENNIS PROGRAMS

Program 1: TENNIS & ENGLISH (ages: 10-17)

Young learner and tennis player of the Verbalists Language NetworkThis program is for 10 to 17 year olds of all English language levels. Players joining the camp from across the globe will be coached in English, have lessons in English and make great new friends…in English!

Students will work in groups on exciting projects to enhance their learning and keep them fully engaged throughout the two weeks such as creating a camp magazine and conducting interviews with their coaches. Players get to explore the history of tennis and everything England has to offer on a range of excursions to top tennis attractions and UK tourist destinations.

English class at the Nike tennis camp, Verbalists studentsThe course covers 16 hours of tennis coaching and 13-14 hours of classroom-based English per week. The main advantage is a curriculum taught by native English language teachers, following the CLIL teaching method, with sports and tennis themed lessons and activities.

All teaching material is included in the price, and is for students to take home upon program completion. There is also a proficiency certificate along with a long term goal plan for further language development. Each player receives a Development Plan for bettering tennis skills, devised after a personal assessment session with the coaching director.

Included in TENNIS & ENGLISH:

  • Up to 16 hours a week of tennis coaching, games and workshops
  • 13-14 hours a week of English Language lessons
  • Low ratio of 1 coach to 6 players
  • On-site accommodation
  • 3 meals a day and an evening snack
  • Excursions to famous cities and tennis venues
  • Coaching report and certificate to take home
  • An exclusive Nike kit pack
  • 24/7 male and female player welfare support staff
  • Evening activities programme and players’ lounge
  • Student medical insurance (excludes UK residents)

Program 2: TOTAL TENNIS (ages: 10-17; camps for active players)

Mila Ivanov and Eva Alexandrova, Verbalists students and tennis players
Mila Ivanov and Eva Alexandrova, Verbalists students and tennis players

Total Tennis camp is perfect for 10 to 17 year olds who play regularly either at school or in a professional Tennis Club. Its focus is predominantly on tennis skills, with 34 hours of training and matchplay per week. As such, it is vital to have a good level of fitness. Level of tennis needed is intermediate or advances. Speakers of English of all levels are welcome.

Training facility has all 4 Grand Slam surfaces. Students will experience life as a professional player while building confidence, independence and forging new lifelong friendships. The program was devised by former ATP and ITF professionals, giving players the right advice on how to move up to the next level. Seminars will cover topics such as nutrition, match analysis, fitness and tactics.

Players are assessed and coaches help them improve existing tennis skills, as well as develop and practice new ones. Each individual will learn about court position and movement, as well as analyzing shots and knowing how and when to play them.

Included in TOTAL TENNIS:

  • Up to 31 hours a week of tennis coaching, games and workshops
  • Low ratio of 1 coach to 6 players maximum
  • On-site accommodation
  • 3 meals a day and an evening snack
  • Excursions to famous British cities and tennis venues
  • An exclusive Nike kit pack
  • Coaching report and certificate to take home
  • 24/7 male and female player welfare support staff
  • Evening activities programme and players’ lounge
  • Student medical insurance (excludes UK residents)

TENNIS CENTERS

NIKE camps are held at two locations:

Lancing College: For all abilities and featuring grass courts. On the same site as other Nike sports camps, this venue offers an all-round sports camp experience.

Bisham Abbey: An intensive high-performance programme for high-level tennis players. Bisham Abbey is a National Sports Centre near to London with excellent sports faciltiies.

Lancing College

Level: All tennis abilities

Lancing College, Lancing, West Sussex

The impressive Lancing College is near the famous English coastal town, Brighton, and just under an hour’s train journey from central London. Overlooking the sea, it is in the most beautiful setting, ideal for inspirational training and language learning. The school has 6 grass tennis courts and another 22 hard courts.

Accommodation and catering at Lancing College

Accommodation is in single, twin and triple bedrooms and dormitories, with shared bathroom facilities. The accommodation is on a full board basis, with 3 meals a day (vegetarian option included), and an evening snack. Students have access to free Wi-Fi, lounge room with TV, table tennis, foosball table and games console. There are laundry and sports facilities as well as an on-site camp shop. Players can go swimming, play in the sports hall, both on grass and hard courts.

2021 camp dates for Lancing College:

  • One week camps: 5, 12, 19, 26 July, and 02 and 09 August
  • Two week camps: 5, 12, 19, 26 July, and 02 August

Watch the following video about the programs at LANCING COLLEGE Camp

Bisham Abbey

Level: High-performance camp

Players have the opportunity to attend for one or two weeks, at Bisham Abbey or Bradfield College (photo)

Experience what it’s like to live, train and play like a professional at one of England’s leading elite sports centres with some of the best tennis facilities in the country. Beautifully situated on the banks of the river Thames, extensive sports facilities surround an 800 year old abbey once belonging to King Henry VIII. Several British Olympic teams use Bisham as their training base throughout the year.

Accommodation and catering at Bisham Abbey

Nike tennis camp, room in Bisham Abbey campus, VerbalistiTwin and triple bedrooms with en-suite or shared bathroom facilities. Three meals a day and an evening snack, including vegetarian options. Dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice.

Facilities: 4 indoor hard courts, 4 outdoor competition-standard American clay courts, 4 outdoor acrylic courts, grade 1 3G football pitch, gym and fitness centre, players’ lounge with TV, table tennis and games consoles, free WiFi and laundry facilities.

Excursions: Wimbledon Tour + Kingston, Oxford Experience, London Tour and NikeTown

2021 camp dates for Bisham Abbey:

  • One week camps: 5, 12, 19, 26 July, and 02 and 09 August
  • Two week camps: 5, 12, 19, 26 July, and 02 August

EXCURSIONS

After a hard week’s work, everyone deserves a break. The staff at NIKE camps have created a social program which includes everyone’s favorite destinations, such as London, Wimbledon, Oxford… Here are just some of the planned weekend activities which you can expect to take part in during you stay with NIKE.

Tennis camp Nike with the language network Verbalisti

Nike tennis summer camps at Bradfield College, Verbalists“Real Tennis” experience is an opportunity to play tennis either on the oldest court in use in the world, built with King Henry VIII in mind, or at Radley College, a fine private school, or at Petworth House, an idyllic setting comprised of a country house and its surrounding gardens.

Players can experience the charms of Wimbledon, every tennis lover’s dream, in an exclusive tour around it. It has been an inspiring place for all prospective players ever since its foundation in 1868. (During the Championships 27th June-10th July, the site is closed to visitors. Excursion is replaced by a day trip to Thorpe Park, the top amusement Park in England).

Excursion to Wimbledon, students from Bredfield CollegeA visit to the capital is a must for any tourist, and so a walking tour of London is planned for the day. All the famous landmarks are on the list, so after seeing the Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square, there is a special visit to the famous Niketown on Oxford Street.

Lancing College, near the coastal town of Brighton, offers a trip to Brighton Pier, the famous amusement park on the beach, where many Britons come to stay in the summer. There is also the Arundel Castle tour, revealing its rich and long standing history to visitors from around the world.

The number and choice of excursions depend on the length of stay and location, as well as the weather conditions at the time.

2021 PROGRAM FEES and DATES

INDIVIDUAL SPRING & SUMMER CAMPS

The following camps are delivered on an individual basis, and do not include a group leader, however, as soon as the student arrives at the camp, he or she is under 24/7 staff supervision until the moment he/she leaves to return home:

Lancing College

1-week program (6 nights) – £1,475

One week camps: 5, 12, 19, 26 July, and 02 and 09 August

2-week program (13 nights) – £2,950

Two week camps: 5, 12, 19, 26 July, and 02 August

Bisham Abbey

1-week program (6 nights) – £1,625

One week camps: 5, 12, 19, 26 July, and 02 and 09 August

2-week program (13 nights) – £3,250

Two week camps: 5, 12, 19, 26 July, and 02 August

The Nike tennis camps are supervised and run by renowned, experienced and internationally certified tennis experts.

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English classes – Players joining the camp from across the globe will be coached in English, have lessons in English and make great new friends…in English!

Not included in the price: Air fare and airport transfers to the chosen camp, and registration fees £50.

Airport transfers*:

Gatwick and Heathrow – £95 each way

*Other transfer options are available upon request.

Air travel can be booked through one of the travel agencies who are in partnership with the Verbalists Language Network.

Places on this prestigious program are limited and get booked up quickly, so we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.

ENROLLMENT

Please fill out and sign:

Application Form (download here) and

Terms and Conditions (download here), and

send back to info@verbalistseducation.com

Filling out the Application Form does not enroll you on the program. It is only the first step to applying, as we check availability for chosen dates and course. Once availability is confirmed, we will email you the enrollment documentation, including an agreement for Nike Tennis Residential Camps.

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Verbalists is a brand of PRODIREKT, a US based education group, which is a certified representative and partner of prestigious schools, colleges and universities in world renowned academic centers. In fact, it was the cooperation with these reputable schools which led to launching Verbalists as a communication network, one of its kind in Europe. Furthermore, Verbalists is the answer to the growing demand for the standardization in foreign language studies.

We would be happy to advise you further on the NIKE tennis & language camps or any other of our language courses, course locations, our educator partners, accommodation options or even what to do in your spare time at our course destinations. Simply send us a message:

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