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Grand Traverse Tennis Camp

Summer Tennis Camp in Traverse City Michigan Register Now

2014 Session One!

2016 brings with it the 40th anniversary of summer tennis! Grand Traverse Tennis Camps is proud to have Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies and Traverse City State Bank as our primary sponsors. 

Also sponsored in part by Burger King of Traverse City and Dunham's.


Larry Nykerk, USPTR, is the TC Central HS Girls Varsity Tennis coach and is Grand Traverse Tennis Camps Founder and Director. He has been chosen as Michigan High School Coach of the year 3 times and is in the Michigan High School Tennis Coaches "Hall of Fame". 2014 saw Larry record his 1000th win. In his 40+ years of coaching tennis at TC Central, Larry's teams have won 35 Regional Titles, and have had 50 "Top 10" finishes at States. He has coached 25 State Champions, 72 All-Staters and has had 59 players join the prestigious "Century Club" (over 100 individual wins). Grand Traverse Tennis Camps has been the breeding ground that has produced some of the best players in the state! 

Awesome Instructors! 

We take great care in choosing our tennis coaches and instructors. All are area tennis coaches and/or top tennis players in High School and College. Their enthusiasm and friendliness have become a trademark of our Traverse City tennis camp. They love their work and serve as great role models for young people. This year's tennis coaches and instructors: Larry Nykerk, Cliff Girard, Shane Dilloway, Lisa Seymour, Amanda Street, Spencer Potter, Leah Potter, Peter Pappas, Kris Galoci, Chloe Seymour and Caleb Heimburger.


The Tennis Center at Traverse City Central High School complete with: concession, team room, bathrooms and plenty of shade! 

In Case of Rain 

Rainouts are held at Central or Eastern Elementary Gyms. The High School and Jr. Excellence programs schedule outdoor make-ups as needed. Adult tennis classes are able to make up their missed tennis class at a later date. 

Privates or Semi-Privates 

Arrange your own group tennis lesson and time. Contact Michigan Hall of Fame tennis coach Larry Nykerk at 231.218.9608. Rate varies based on number of participants.


We are proud to have Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies and Traverse City State Bank as Primary Sponsors, other sponsors include Burger King of Traverse City and Dunham's.