NIKE TENNIS AND ENGLISH CAMPS

Price: 1590 €
From: 2019.
Days: 6-13

For 10 – 17 year old boys and girls looking to improve their English language skills alongside their tennis on a 6- or 13- night camp

Players will live, train and socialise with native English speaking players resident on camp, ensuring they are immersed in English culture throughout their stay. Designed by former ATP and ITF professionals, the tennis programme offers an insight into what it’s like to live and train as a professional tennis player.

 

> Suitable for all English language levels

>12.5 hours a week of English Language lessons using an accelerated model of English learning

> 16.5 hours a week of tennis training, match play and workshops

 

Players spend half the day on the court and half the day in English lessons, with the opportunity to play more tennis in the evenings. Our professional and dedicated English language teachers use a customised curriculum that has been designed by experienced academic leaders, and is based on the CLIL approach used in top schools worldwide. Practising communication, reading and writing skills, students will put their learning into context, creating press releases, writing articles, conducting player interviews and researching sports-related media. An entry test groups students by age and ability at the start of the week. With an average of 12 students per class, students get excellent individual feedback, including a written report and completion certificate to take home. Throughout the camp, English lessons are supported by a fully immersive language experience. All activities, training and sports workshops are delivered in English. The focus on communication in our project work helps students prepare for exams such as IGCE, IELTS, Trinity, Cambridge, ESB, GCSE and CAE.

 

VENUES

 

CANFORDSCHOOL: A prestigious private school on the south coast for developing and advanced players, not suitable for beginners.

LANCING COLLEGE: A beautiful private school overlooking the south coast near Brighton. For all tennis levels, suitable for beginners.

BISHAM ABBEY: A leading national sports centre near to London. For developing and advanced players, not suitable for beginners.

ETON COLLEGE:Famously Britain’s leading private school. Situated near to London. Suitable for all tennis levels.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 3 meals a day and an evening snack
  • On-site accommodation in shared bedrooms
  • Up to 16.5 hours of tennis coaching per week
  • 12.5 hours of English Language lessons per week
  • Excursions to famous British tennis venues
  • An exclusive Nike gift pack
  • Student medical insurance (excludes UK residents)

Optional Extras

We offer airport transfers from selected airports and visa support letters.

COACHING

Our coaches are experienced in instructing players with different language capabilities with energy and enthusiasm. Working on every aspect of the game in up to 18 hours of tennis coaching each week coaches use demonstration, practice and feedback to get the best out of players in every session. Grouped by ability and working on a 1:6 coaching ratio sessions focus on skills such as spin, shot selection, power and agility, challenging players at every level.

Supporting the on-court training is a series of workshops designed to develop players’ psychology and all-round athleticism.

 

ENGLISH

English is taught based on the successful CLIL model used in top schools worldwide. Our qualified English teachers use the sports-motivated environment to engage players in daily English lessons. They use a mix of active participation, project work and traditional classroom-based learning.

RESULTS

Players are equipped with the skills and insight to continue their development as a tennis player long after the camp has finished. Each player gets a one-to-one review with their coach and their English teacher at the end of the camp and receives an individual coaching report and an English report to take home.

EXCURSIONS

Real Tennis Experience

In weeks starting: 1st, 15th, 29th July and 12th August

Players will learn the history of the game and play ‘Real Tennis’ at either Hampton Court, the oldest tennis court in use in the world, or Petworth House, an historic National Trust country house and park.

Wimbledon All England Club Tour*

In weeks starting: 8th, 22nd July and 5th August

Visiting the famous Centre Court and grounds, players will learn about the traditions and triumphs that have made Wimbledon the most coveted title in tennis since it was founded in 1868.

London Tour and Niketown

On the middle Sunday for all 13-night campers

13-night campers go on both excursions plus an extra trip to London where they will enjoy a walking tour of famous attractions before visiting Niketown for some shopping.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays

In week starting: 1st and 15th July at Canford School only

Players will enjoy an interactive tour of HMS Victory, the impressive
flagship of Lord Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar before heading to
Gunwharf Quays, the south coast’s leading designer outlet shopping centre.
*Wimbledon is closed from 1st – 14th July for the championships so players at Lancing College will visit Brighton Beach and players at Canford School will visit Bournemouth Beach instead.

 

 

Prices

CANFORD SCHOOL, BOURNEMOUTH

A high-performance programme with a private school experience. Canford School’s stunning buildings and grounds are situated in 300 acres of beautiful parkland. Players will stay at this prestigious English private school while enjoying tennis training at the nearby elite tennis centre West Hants Tennis Club. West Hants Tennis Club is famous for hosting the first ever Open Tournament in the world in 1968. Several LTA tournaments are now held there on its internationally renowned American clay and competition-standard acrylic courts. The club has a long history of talent development and is the training base for a full-time tennis academy. Players are chauffeured to the tennis club with their coaches for training sessions. Back at Canford School players have a wealth of sports options and can even try out the ancient game of Real Tennis on the school’s own court. These camps are suitable for those who play regularly at school or club level and are not suitable for beginners.

6-NIGHT CAMPS

1 – 7 July
8 – 14 July
15 – 21 July
22 – 28 July

Price 1710 €

13-NIGHT CAMPS

1 – 14 July
8 – 21 July
15 – 28 July

Price 3420 €


LANCING COLLEGE, BRIGHTON

A camp designed for all tennis abilities at a picturesque private school on the south coast. Situated high up on a hill near Brighton overlooking the sea and less than an hour from London, Lancing College is one of Britain’s great private schools and is the perfect venue for players looking to experience a prestigious English school environment. The college has a reputation for academic and sporting excellence with 6 grass tennis courts and a further 22 hard courts on site.

6-NIGHT CAMPS

1 – 7 July
8 – 14 July
15 – 21 July
22 – 28 July
29 July – 4 August
5 – 11 August
12 – 18 August

Price 1590 €

13-NIGHT CAMPS

1 – 14 July
8 – 21 July
15 – 28 July
22 July – 4 August
29 July – 11 August
5 – 18 August

Price 3180 €


BISHAM ABBEY, LONDON

A high-performance programme at one of England’s top tennis facilities. 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. Our high-performance programme, designed by former tournament professionals, aims to take players to the next level in an inspirational setting. These camps are suitable for those who play regularly at school or club level and are not suitable for beginners.

6-NIGHT CAMPS

8 – 14 July
15 – 21 July
22 – 28 July
29 July – 4 August
5 – 11 August
12 – 18 August

Price 1890 €

13-NIGHT CAMPS

8 – 21 July
15 – 28 July
22 July – 4 August
29 July – 11 August
5 – 18 August

Price 3780 €


ETON COLLEGE, LONDON

 

6-NIGHT CAMPS

1 – 7 July
8 – 14 July

Price 1950 €

13-NIGHT CAMP

1 – 14 July

Price 3900 €