US Sports Camps Welcomes Mike Nakajima, Senior VP of Tennis & Pickleball

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US Sports Camps (USSC), the official provider of Nike Sports Camps, is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Nakajima as the new Senior VP of Tennis/Pickleball. In his new role, Mike will oversee USSC’s portfolio of over 120 tennis and pickleball camps across the United States, with plans to add 100 more camps over the next few years.

Mike has known US Sports Camps staff members since the organization became affiliated with Nike in 1994. “I know that this company is the best at what they do—and I believe that I can make a difference!” he added.

US Sports Camps (USSC), the official provider of Nike Sports Camps, is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Nakajima as the new Senior VP of Tennis/Pickleball. In his new role, Mike will oversee USSC’s portfolio of over 120 tennis and pickleball camps across the United States, with plans to add 100 more camps over the next few years.

Prior to joining USSC, Mike spent 30 years and most of it as Nike’s Tennis Sports Marketing Director, managing brand experiences for top athletes like Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal, as well as identifying, signing and managing top up-and-coming talent, many of them currently playing on the ATP and the WTA Tours.

After attending over 100 Grand Slams, Mike yearned to get back to his roots in cultivating young players. He was an instructor of Sports Management graduate course at the University of Oregon, consulted for the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Wilson Sporting Goods, served as International College Tennis Recruiting Director for PrepStar, the oldest college recruiting company in the US, and still coaches a local high school tennis team before joining the US Sports Camps team.

Mike has known US Sports Camps staff members since the organization became affiliated with Nike in 1994. “I know that this company is the best at what they do—and I believe that I can make a difference!” he added. In his new role, Mike will build off his experience, leading the charge in Tennis & Pickleball, and spearheading growth and management of the Court Division.

“Nak has been a longtime friend of USSC and we could not be more excited to have him take the reins in tennis and pickleball,” said Justin Hoeveler, CEO of Youth Enrichment Brands. “He is respected as much as anyone in the tennis world and is deeply passionate about player development. Passion for tennis is the foundation, my dad, Charlie Hoeveler, built USSC on—and I have no doubt that Nak will extend and expand that legacy for many years to come.”

USSC has deep roots in tennis. Started in 1975 by Charles Hoeveler, a 52-time national tennis champion, with financial support from tennis great Billie Jean King, US Sports Camps has expanded its offerings to 22 sports over 2,000 camps, and more than 150,000 players each year. In 2021, US Sports Camps added pickleball as one of its newest offerings. The fun, accessible, social sport—which combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong—attracts some 4.8 million players in the US alone.

For more information on Nike Tennis and Pickleball Camps, visit: https://www.ussportscamps.com/tennis or https://www.ussportscamps.com/pickleball.

About US Sports Camps
US Sports Camps, headquartered in San Rafael, California, is the world’s largest sports camp
network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. Since 1975, the company has offered summer camps with the same mission that defines it today: we team up with passionate coaches to create memorable, life-changing experiences for kids through sports.

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