NIKE Tennis Camp – learn English and play tennis with the best

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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 camp for young learners between 10 and 17 years of age.


NIKE’s English Language and Tennis Camp goes 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. This sports camp’s coaches use demonstration, practice and feedback – including video analysis – to improve existing shots and techniques and to develop new ones.

Tennis Director

Gill Lemore

Gill Lemore has directed Nike Tennis Camps in the UK for 9 years, working with a select team of coaches and high-performance players. An unforgettable character, Gill brings energy, charisma and determination to every tennis camp. He knows how to get the best from every player and coach! Gill 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.

Nike Tennis and English language school with Verbalists
Ultimate tennis coaching for young players

Tennis Programs

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.

Nike Tennis and English Camps in UK, Verbalists

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

This 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!

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English classes – Players joining the NIKE tennis 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.

The 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.

English class at the Nike tennis camp, Verbalists students

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 17 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 program and players’ lounge
  • Student medical insurance (excludes UK residents)
Total Tennis Camp in UK, Verbalists

Program 2: TOTAL TENNIS (ages: 10-17; sports camp for active 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.

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

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 30 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 program and players’ lounge
  • Student medical insurance (excludes UK residents)

Group Leader and Supervision

The Nike tennis camps are supervised and run by renowned, experienced and internationally certified tennis experts. 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. Please review Useful Parent Information.

Tennis Centers

NIKE tennis academies 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.

Bradfield College: An intensive high-performance program for advanced tennis players. Bradfield College is a top private school west of London with excellent tennis facilities.

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.

Location

Lancing College, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RW

Airports: Heathrow (107 km), Gatwick (49 km)

Watch the following video about the programs at LANCING COLLEGE


Bradfield College

Level: High-performance camp

Bradfield College and Nike Tennis Camp, Verbalists
Bradfield College and Nike Tennis Camp

Bradfield College has an excellent reputation amongst English private schools for its impressive sports facilities and prime location in the Berkshire countryside near Reading. It’s just an hour from central London.

The school has its own indoor tennis center as well as extensive outdoor courts, a 9-hole golf course and Golf Performance Studio with the latest Trackman 4 technology. Alongside fantastic sports facilities, there is a grand dining hall in the main school building as well as modern classroom facilities, acres of grounds and sports pitches and a 25-meter swimming pool.

Accommodation and catering at Bradfield College

Mostly single rooms with some twin rooms and 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.

Location

Bradfield College, Bradfield, Reading RG7 6AU

Airports: Heathrow (52 km), Gatwick (98 km)

Watch the following video about the tennis camp at BRADFIELD COLLEGE


Excursions

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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.

“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.

Nike tennis summer camps at Bradfield College, Verbalists
One of the world’s best tennis academies – NIKE Tennis Camp in the UK

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).

A 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.

Excursion to Wimbledon, students from Bredfield College

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.

Program Fees & Dates

Program fees are the same for the two programs: English + Tennis and Total Tennis

Lancing College

Level: All tennis abilities

06-Night Camp13-Night Camp
4 Jul – 10 Jul4 Jul – 17 Jul
11 Jul – 17 Jul11 Jul – 24 Jul
18 Jul – 24 Jul18 Jul – 31 July
25 Jul – 31 July25 Jul – 7 Aug
1 Aug – 7 Aug1 Aug – 14 Aug
8 Aug – 14 Aug

Program Fees for Lancing College

1-week program (6 nights) – £1,450

2-week program (13 nights) – £2,900

Bradfield College

Level: High-performance camp

06-Night Camp13-Night Camp
4 Jul – 10 Jul4 Jul – 17 Jul
11 Jul – 17 Jul11 Jul – 24 Jul
18 Jul – 24 Jul18 Jul – 31 July
25 Jul – 31 July25 Jul – 7 Aug
1 Aug – 7 Aug1 Aug – 14 Aug
8 Aug – 14 Aug

Program Fees for Bradfield College

1-week program (6 nights) – £1,625

2-week program (13 nights) – £3,250


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

For airport transfers to or from any airport and camp venue:

  • Arrival Transfers: 09:00 – 16:00 on Mondays
  • Departure Transfers: 11:00 – 18:00 Sundays

In the unlikely event that you are unable to arrange flights during these hours please email booking@prodirekt.net and we may be able to arrange an out-of-hours transfer for an additional charge. Please note that the tennis school cannot accommodate out-of-hours transfers where players arrive at the camp after 11:00pm or need to leave the camp before 7:00am.

Unaccompanied Minor Service

We recommend using an Unaccompanied Minor (UM) or Airport Assistance service if your child is under 14 years old or is an inexperienced traveler. This service provides an airline staff member to supervise and escort your child during their flight and in the parts of the airport that are not accessible to our staff. Most airlines offer this service and some require you to use this service for children under a certain age so please check with the airline and pay applicable fees for both your inbound and outbound journey. 

*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.

Application Process

Please fill out and sign:

Application Form (download here) and

Terms and Conditions (download here), and

send 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.

Verbalists Accreditation

PRODIREKT and its Verbalists Language Network are accredited by the leading language travel and higher education associations – English UK, Alphe UK, FEDELE Spain, FELTOM Malta, ICEF Germany, and many more. You will find more information about our international accreditation here.

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