Pacific University Tennis Camps

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR


Overview

Consistently recognized as one of the best colleges in America, Pacific is an ideal spot for an adidas Tennis Camp. Located just outside of Portland, campers will train at Pacific's brand new tennis facility, The Holce Tennis Courts, which consists of six courts.


About Our Coaches

Pete Yellico

Pete Yellico has been named the Boxers' head men's tennis coach. Yellico has been the men's assistant tennis coach for the last four years under Brian Jackson. He also worked with the Pacific women's program for three years.

As an assistant men's tennis coach for Pacific University, the Boxers reached the Northwest Conference Tournament for the last four years including a spot in the finals at the conference tournament in 2016.  Plus, in 2016, he was named as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA Division III West Region Assistant Coach of the Year where the Boxers' men's program won a school record 16 dual matches.

Yellico has proven experience as a teacher and clinician at the adult and junior levels of tennis. Before joining the Boxers, he served from 2009-2012 as a tennis professional at the Bremerton (Wash.) Tennis & Athletic Club.  During his tenure, Yellico coached junior teams that reached USTA national competitions and coached five nationally ranked juniors players.

In 2012, Yellico was recruited by 1993 French Open doubles champion Murphy Jensen to work as an elite tennis professional at the Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Ga.  In that role, Yellico taught juniors and adults with a wide variety of playing experiences and skill levels.  He also worked as the professional hitting partner for WTA player Emily Harman and coordinated and competed in exhibition matches with Jensen and his doubles partner, Luke Jensen.

Prior to his career as a tennis professional, Yellico served five years in the United States Navy as an aviation ordinance man on the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, supervising a crew of 65 sailors.  He was awarded with the Navy Achievement Medal while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was honorably discharged in 2009.

He graduated from Pacific University with his bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in finance. Yellico is a native of Crystal River, Florida and played one season of collegiate tennis at the Savannah College of Art & Design.

Brian Jackson

Brian is in his eighth year as Head Tennis Coach and is now The Director of Tennis at Pacific University. After a successful junior career, Coach Jackson played four years of Division I tennis at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

He was the team's captain in 1996-97 and was selected as the team's most valuable player. Upon graduation from UNC-Wilmington, Coach Jackson spent two years as the Assistant Men's & Women's Tennis Coach at East Carolina University and taught a number of local junior and adult players.

He moved on to the Atlantic Coast Athletic Club in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he served as a tennis instructor and fitness specialist.  In addition, Coach Jackson has taught tennis at Wintergreen Resort in Wintergreen, Virginia, as well as visiting instructor at Skagen Tennis Club in Skagen, Denmark.

At Pacific University, Coach Jackson has provided a resurgence to the Boxer Tennis program.  Once a struggling program, the Boxers are now poised to contend for the Northwest Conference crown.

Coach Jackson specializes in tennis coaching "from the neck up". He has a Masters degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from East Carolina University, a Ph.D. in Kinesiology (specializing in Motor Learning and Sport Psychology) from the University of Virginia, and is a certified tennis professional (USPTA). In addition to his tennis coaching duties, Brian has been a professor of exercise science at Pacific since 2004.

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Camp Details

Overnight/Extended Day Campers: Check In Sunday 3-4pm at Walter Hall. Check Out Friday 4pm at the dorm building. After the first day, Extended Day campers should be dropped off at 8:45am and picked up at 9m each day, except the final day. Check out on Friday is at 4pm.

Day Campers: Check In Monday 8:45am and pick up is 4pm each day. Check Out Friday 4pm at the courts. Campers will train and play tennis at the Thomas J. Holce Tennis Courts, the brand new home to Pacific University tennis. Completed in 2009, the facilities include 6 tennis courts, three of which are covered for all-weather play. This facility is one of the top small college facilities in Oregon and all of the Northwest and makes this a top notch Portland tennis camp.


Reviews (3)

reviews-10 Jay B. - Camper

Camp at Pacific University was a blast. The food was awesome and the dorms were air conditioned. I can't wait to bring a friend from school to next year's summer camp.

reviews-10 Bethany B. - Camper

Coach Brian did a great job hiring an amazing and attentive staff. My kids were always busy between tennis, evening activities, and making new friends that I didn't hear from them all week. They are looking forward to coming back next summer, thanks Coach!

reviews-10 Stephen J. - Parent

Coach Jackson is an excellent motivator. My kids raved about how much fun they were having. I wish there was more than one week of camp!

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