The University of San Diego hosts the Nike ELS Tennis camp during the summer. This fun-filled study abroad experience combines rigorous tennis instruction and play with an immersive English language curriculum. Students aged 9 to 18 from around the world participate in this camp every year, and the small staff-to-student ratio ensures that instruction is smooth and effective. Studying abroad doesn’t have to be all class, all day. In fact, sports camps like this one are also a great way for students to avoid burnout. Further, they can be a great way for students to develop talents they would not otherwise get to in class.

“Featuring up to 20 hours of tennis instruction and play per week, [the camp curriculum] includes a combination of drills, match play, strategy sessions, along with a flighted tournament each week. This tennis camp is perfect for the developing or accomplished player. 6:1 camper to coach ratio. ” (US Sports Camps)

Frequently Asked Questions about the Nike ELS Tennis Camp:

  • When does instruction begin?
    There are three one-week sessions available, and they typically begin in early summer. Tuition covers all planned expenses during the student’s stay.
  • Around what time is the application deadline?
    The Nike ELS Tennis camp has a rolling deadline, and applications are usually processed quickly. Many study abroad programs have much stricter deadlines.
  • What is the curriculum like?
    Days at camp are evenly split between tennis instruction and ELS language instruction. In addition, campers will each get a roommate, ensuring complete immersion. Further, USD’s tennis instructors are experienced collegiate athletes and veteran coaches, and they are ready to work with all students, even if they are novice players.
  • What level of skill in the English language is required?
    Students having all levels of skill are welcome to attend. There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level groups, and the instructors place students into groups on the first day of class. No TOEFL or IELTS scores are necessary, which makes this camp an excellent, low-pressure opportunity to start building skills in the English language.
  • Is there anything else my student will need?
    The camp staff recommends that students have around $100 in spending money for the week at the University of San Diego campus.

To complete the application, you will need:

  • Short online or paper application, available on the Nike Tennis ELS website.
  • Tuition, due upon submission of application
  • Optional $60 travel insurance
  • $60 health insurance fee (required)

The Nike ELS institute is a fun, low-pressure way to study abroad and experience the unique culture of Southern California while gaining skills in English. Good language skills increase the chances of gaining admission to American and UK universities. Applying is fairly easy, and the memories and friends will last a lifetime.