The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus is a prime location for a Nike Tennis Camp. Its brand new Baseline Tennis Center consists of 22 tennis courts (10 air conditioned indoor and 12 outdoor), with plenty of spectator seating. The Baseline Tennis Center is home to the Big Ten Conference's Minnesota Gopher tennis teams.
This year, Minnesota is offering three weeks of general overnight and day camp for all levels and one week of tournament training camp (June 27-July 1) for tournament level or ranked players looking to improve their match play and strategy in a competitive environment. Camp dorms, dining halls and courts are all walking distance from each other. A beautiful campus, Minnesota boasts superb dorms with air-conditioning. Dorms will accommodate two per room (no triples). Evening activities include movie night, capture the flag, and bowling. There may be an additional activities fee for an optional trip to "Gameworks."
The camp is directed by head women's coach Tyler Thomson and head men's coach Geoff Young. Entering his 9th season as head coach of the University of Minnesota women's tennis team in 2008-09, Tyler Thomson continues his building of the Golden Gophers' program.
Geoff Young was named head coach of the Golden Gopher men's tennis team in 2006. A native of Marion, Ohio, Young spent the previous six seasons as the head coach of the University of Denver men's tennis team.