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2014 Session One!

Back for our 39th year 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 34 Regional Titles, and have had 45 "Top 10" finishes at States. He has coached 24 State Champions, 68 All-Staters and has had 50 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 instructors. All are area coaches and/or top players in High School and College. Their enthusiasm and friendliness have become a trademark of the camp. They love their work and serve as great role models for young people. This year's instructors: Larry Nykerk, Cliff Girard, Shane Dilloway, Lisa Seymour, Amanda Street,Spencer Potter, Leah Potter, Abby Palisin, Peter Pappas, Kris Galoci,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 classes are able to make up their missed class at a later date. 

Privates or Semi-Privates 

Arrange your own group and time. Contact 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 our Primary Sponsors, other sponsors include Burger King of Traverse City and Dunham's.