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Learn English Play Tennis Nike Tennis Camps 2014

Learn English Play Tennis

Nike Tennis Camps are specially designed for boys and girls aged 10-17. Our camps deliver outstanding tennis coaching and an accelerated model of English learning. They also provide a unique opportunity to develop lifelong friendships and create lasting memories. Camps take place at two different UK venues: Bisham Abbey and Bradfield College. You can attend for 1 week or 2.

About Nike Tennis Camps... Sport is fun. Nike Tennis Camps tick all the boxes. Our coaches want to help you to become a better, more inspired athlete. You will live in a great sports environment, you will develop your skills both on and off the court, see the sights and meet new friends. Sound like fun to you?

What’s Included? Accommodation and all meals Nike kit pack 20 hours of tennis coaching and games 40 hours of tennis coaching and games 12.5 hours of English language teaching

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25 hours of English language teaching Seminars Sports Psychology, Nutrition, Fitness and Racket re-stringing

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Excursion to Thorpe Park Excursion to Oxford (city tour) Indoor acrylic courts Outdoor clay courts Outdoor acrylic courts Outdoor all-weather courts Strength/conditioning area Gym/fitness centre Swimming pool Evening activities and entertainment Free airport transfers (Heathrow and Gatwick airports)

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The Coaching

Nike Tennis Camps are designed to give every player the opportunity to improve their game in a safe, friendly and positive environment. Players are grouped with others of similar ability, regardless of age. Coaches:players ratio is 1:8 maximum. Our coaches use demonstration, practise and feedback including video - to improve existing shots and techniques and to develop new ones. Good players will find themselves challenged tactically, technically and physically, while developing players will learn to master the key building blocks - grip, spin, movement, power and consistency. All players will be encouraged to take part in fitness and conditioning exercises with emphasis placed on footwork, balance and speed. There will be plenty of short set matches and competitive challenges on court... with special prizes to any players who can beat the coach! The coaches aim to make the camp fun as well as challenging. They are used to working with players of varying abilities - from the keen developing player to young elite players already involved with the tournament circuit. Our camps are a truly international environment, with English spoken throughout the day and an emphasis on enjoyment, personal fulfilment and achievement both on and off the court.

Erwan Nicholas

PCA Master Performance Coach and USTA Sports Science Level 5 Previous experience as a French national performance coach and ITF assessor. Erwan worked as a pro tour manager at the Australian Institute of Sport and has also supported a number of professional athletes on WTA, ATP, ITF and ETA events.

Gill Lemore

USPTA Qualified Professional, PTR France Qualified Instructor and LTA licensed Gill is a multi-lingual and highly qualified performance coach, with experience of working in Europe and the U.S motivating players of all ages and abilities. As well as setting up Club Med tennis clubs all over the world, Gill has coached at the prestigious Tennis Club de Melun, the Don Carlos Academy and La Jolla Tennis Club.

Damian Fuller

LTA Master Performance Coach and USTA Sports Science Level 1 Damian has worked in both Germany and Spain. As well as working with Bradfield College’s talented young squad, Damian has also helped develop over 20 top ten UK players.

Accelerate your English Learning!

Our accelerated English teaching model centres around the benefits of teaching English in an inspiring sports environment. English will be spoken both in the classroom and on the court. A total of 25 hours will be spent in the classroom, using the very best teaching aids to teach a stimulating, sports-relevant curriculum. Teacher:student ratio is 1:16 maximum.

How will you be taught? At the start of each camp, you will take a short language test which is used to place you in an appropriate class. At the end of the camp, you can take home your workbook to show parents and friends what you have learnt. You will also receive an individual written assessment from your tutor, with advice on how to further develop your language skills.

Did you know... Project work carried out by students in our most advanced classes focuses on communication skills and helps to prepare students for exams such as: IGCD, IELTS, Trinity and ESB.

Nike Tennis Camps Bisham Abbey Situated on the banks of the River Thames, Bisham Abbey is a wonderful historic manor house in the English county of Berkshire. Once the home of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I and set in stunning grounds, the Abbey is now a leading centre for elite sport in the UK. Home to national sports federations as well as possessing one of the best tennis facilities in the country, Bisham has 4 indoor and 8 outdoor courts. Here, students will play on major competition surfaces, including acrylic and red clay. Players will stay in modern accommodation situated in the original Abbey itself. There is a common room where players can rest and socialise, and healthy meals are served in the wood-panelled Tudor refectory.

Bisham Abbey


Heathrow Gatwick

Head Coaches Erwan Nicholas Gill Lemore Camp duration 1 week (7 days, 6 nights) or 2 weeks (14 days, 13 nights) Closest airports Heathrow (20 miles/ 31 km) Gatwick airport (55 miles / 88 km) We offer personal transfers between Heathrow & Gatwick airports to and from the camp. Accommodation Twin bedrooms, with private and shared bathroom facilities Facilities • Common room, TV, gym/ fitness centre, acrylic and clay tennis courts • Internet access, players can keep their parents updated on how they are doing using facebook. com/cmtlearning • Café • Laundry facilities Meals 3 meals a day and an evening snack, including vegetarian options

2014 camp dates 1-week camps: June 30 - July 6 July 7 - July 13 2-week camp: June 30 - July 13

Nike Tennis Camps Bradfield College Located in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, Bradfield College is an LTA-approved tennis centre and one of Britain’s finest private schools. Since the school was founded in 1850 by Thomas Stevens, it has enjoyed a worldwide reputation for sporting and academic excellence. As well as outdoor courts, Bradfield’s tennis development centre has 3 indoor competition-standard hard courts. The College combines modern boarding houses and common rooms with a majestic great hall where players will enjoy healthy, nutritious meals.

Bradfield College

London Heathrow Gatwick

Head Coach Damian Fuller Camp duration 1 week (7 days, 6 nights) or 2 weeks (14 days, 13 nights) Closest airports Heathrow (25 miles/ 56 km) Gatwick (63 miles/ 101 km) We offer personal transfers between Heathrow & Gatwick airports to and from the camp. Accommodation Single and twin bedrooms, with private and shared bathroom facilities Facilities • Common room with TV, tabletennis, foosball table, 25-metre 6-lane swimming pool, indoor sports centre, acrylic tennis courts • Internet access, players can keep their parents updated on how they are doing using cmtlearning • On-site shop • Laundry facilities Meals 3 meals a day and an evening snack, including vegetarian options

2014 camp dates 1-week camps: July 14 - July 20 July 21 - July 27 July 28 - Aug 3 Aug 4 - Aug 10 2-week camps: July 14 - July 27 July 28 - Aug 10


Players on our 1-week programme will be given a Nike Kit Pack containing 1 shirt, 1 shorts/skirt, 1 pack of socks, 1 tracksuit, 1 waterproof jacket and 1 back-pack. Players on our 2-week programme will be given a Nike Kit Pack containing 2 shirts, 2 shorts/skirts, 2 packs of socks, 1 tracksuit, 1 waterproof jacket and 1 back-pack.

What else do I need on court? The right footwear! Recommended are the Nike City Court 7 Boys’ Tennis Shoe and Nike City Court 7 Girls’ Tennis Shoe.

Excursions Depending on which camp you choose, you will be going on one or more of these excursions (see ‘What’s Included’ on page 3).

The ‘Real Tennis’ Court and Hampton Court Palace A visit to the oldest tennis court in use in the world! The court is believed to have been built in the Tudor times by Cardinal Wolsey, between 1526 and 1529, when Tennis was known as ‘tenys playe’. Players will learn the history of tennis and have a chance to play Real Tennis on The Royal Tennis Court under the instruction of resident professionals!

Thorpe Park A chance to sample the exhilarating attractions at one of the UK’s top theme parks. There are extreme thrills available for players looking for the ultimate adrenalin rush, including some of the UK’s biggest and best rollercoasters, as well as more gentle rides. There are also boat rides along winding rivers with dips and falls. All excursions are subject to availability.

All England Club at Wimbledon An acclaimed tour of the Wimbledon Stadium grounds, including the world-famous Centre Court! The museum exhibits the rich history of tennis, offering a remarkable multi-dimensional tour of the traditions, triumphs, sights and sounds that have made Wimbledon the most coveted title in tennis.

Oxford City Tour Explore the historic city of Oxford, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Oxford, which has been teaching students since 1096! Walking through the city’s old streets, you will see some great sights including: Magdalen and Christ Church Colleges, the City Walls, Sheldonian Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, River Cherwell, Carfax Tower, Alice’s Shop, Radcliffe Infirmary and the University Parks.

Frequently Asked Questions How does the tennis coaching work? Camps are open to players of all abilities. The coaches are multi-qualified. All players play with others of a similiar ability. Does my child need a certain level of English? No. We encourage you to prepare your child that he/she will be spoken to in English for the majority of time on camp. Children are put into English teaching groups based on ability after an entry test on arrival. Who looks after the children? The CMT support team includes a full time physiotherapist and an extensive pastoral care team, who live on site. CMT’s pastoral care team is in place to look after children at all times. We aim to ensure that all children feel safe and always have someone to talk to. Children (and parents!) can be secure in the knowledge that they have their own ‘support group’ just as they would at home. Will tennis kit be provided? Each child receives a Nike Kit Pack. Bring your own shoes and racket. What kit should my child bring? • A pair of Nike non-marking tennis trainers • Wet-weather clothing • Tracksuit • T-shirts, jeans and shorts • Warm sweater/ jumper • Nightwear, underwear and socks • Casual jacket • 2 towels • Toiletries, sun cream and sun hat • Power adapter for a standard British 3-pin socket Are all meals provided? Yes. 3 meals a day are provided on-site with plenty of options. On excursions students will receive a packed lunch. Menus take into account the amount of activity and sport played. Vegetarian options are offered as well as choices of hot meat or fish dishes, seasonal vegetables, salads, bread, desserts and fruit. Students are also given an evening snack.

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Will my child need pocket money? This is entirely up to you. All the food and accommodation is provided, along with all the excursions. Children may wish to bring some money for souvenirs and extra drinks/snacks. How can I contact my child on site? We recommend that each child has their own mobile phone to contact you from. The camp will also have an emergency contact phone and you will be given that number before the camp starts. What happens to my child’s passport and valuables? We ask children to give us their passports, tickets, money and valuables when they check in. All valuables will be kept in the camp ‘bank’ and given out at certain times of the day. Can you meet my child at the airport? Yes. • Inform us of your child’s arrival and departure flight details • A designated member of staff will be there to greet your child • A taxi or coach will transport your child to camp with our staff • For return journeys we will escort your child to the airport and check them in for their flight Is there a laundry service on site? Yes. Depending on the venue, this is either free or a small fee is charged. Staff will ensure children are putting out their clothes to wash. Is there accessible internet/Wi-Fi? Depending on the venue, children can either access free Wi-Fi around the site or have access to an IT computer room. The times of use are limited. Who will my child be sharing a room with? We arrange room shares by age. Girls and boys are accommodated in separate areas. We try to accommodate room requests where we can but this cannot be guaranteed and we look for your understanding when this is not possible. What happens if my child is unwell or injured? Our staff will assess the severity of the child’s condition. We will make the decision as to whether he/she needs to see a doctor or needs treatment at the local hospital. If emergency treatment is needed, we make every effort to contact parents/guardians beforehand.

The Camp Schedule A typical day at Nike Tennis Camp Every hour on our camps is filled with fun as players improve their tennis and their English! 07:00

Optional fitness programme




Tennis session on court, with video analysis


Free time / change clothes




English Language lesson


Free time




Tennis sessions | Seminars | Evening activities | Relaxation time


Lights out

Nike Tennis Camp dates 1-week camps

2-week camps

Bisham Abbey

June 30 - July 6

June 30 - July 13

Bisham Abbey

July 7 - July 13

Bradfield College

July 14 - July 20

Bradfield College

July 21 - July 27

Bradfield College

July 28 - Aug 3

Bradfield College

Aug 4 - Aug 10

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July 14 - July 27

July 28 - Aug 10

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Nike Tennis Camps in the UK are operated by CMT Learning Ltd. CMT Learning specialises in running camps that combine high quality English language teaching with sports coaching to accelerate learning, sporting development and self-belief. CMT works with some of the world’s top clubs, federations, coaches and sports scientists. CMT is also the exclusive partner of Manchester United Soccer Schools and Leicester Tigers for residential camps in the UK. Players leave our camps with improved skills, more confidence, better English and new friends!

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