Recently, pickleball gold-medalist Brett Noel posted a comment recommending attendance at a variety of pickleball camps, as a way for you to improve your skills. Yes, You!
He listed 6 — and modestly didn’t even place his own at the top of the list! Those are LevelUp, Boost, Coachable Pickleball, Third Shot Sports, Engage Pickleball, and Pickleball Rocks.
And, now there are NINE! Below, you will also find info on: Sarah Ansboury; Tres Palapas clinics, in Los Barriles, Mexico; and Vulcan IQ.
Rather than having you embark again upon your endless crawl across the internet to find out about camps and their schedules, a summary of each of these camps, along with useful links for each, is laid out below.
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PICKLEBALL CAMPS & CLINICS:
– Instructors include Tyson McGuffin, DJ Howard, and Wayne & Lisa Dollard.
“Our three-day camps offer an 8:1 student-pro ratio and feature the top pros in the sport.”
Sessions are scheduled in many locations, throughout the year, and are offered to different skill level players. LevelUp boasts comprehensive instruction with daily teaching progressions, small groups providing individual attention, 5 hour sessions and unlimited court use, video analysis, and paddle demo fitting.
Here’s a video about LevelUp
A link to all of LevelUp’s Pickleball Camps is found here: https://paddlesandmore.com/collections/levelup-pickleball-camps
“Pickleball Central has partnered with PickleballTournaments.com and a set of world-class teaching professionals with amazing regional pickleball facilities to conduct an ongoing series of Training Camps and Clinics. We offer camps in a variety of world class facilities around the United States featuring the sport’s best instructors.” “Our approach to offering Pickleball Camps is based on Pickleball Central’s commitment to 100% guaranteed satisfaction. What makes our pickleball camps unique are three things: One – a commitment to fun: Camps & Clinics must be fun in order to be effective. Two – a commitment to professionalism: Camps & Clinics need to be taught by only the most experienced instructors (who are also top-flight tournament competitors.) Three – a commitment to customer satisfaction: Customers need to be assured they will get value from these camp programs, and as such Pickleball Central guarantees your satisfaction.”
See all of Boost’s camps at: https://www.pickleballcentral.com/Pickleball_Training_Camps_s/299.htm
Coachable Pickleball Training Camps is Brett Noel’s own. “Pickleball training camps was founded by a team of professional pickleball instructors offering affordable Pickleball training clinics throughout the United States and Europe. Several instructional videos can be found on Coachable Pickleball’s home page: https://www.coachablepickleball.com/
“COACHABLE PICKLEBALL’S STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS:
• THE MAIN FOCUS IS ON SKILLS, DRILLS, AND STRATEGIES TO BECOMING A BETTER PLAYER. HOW TO PLAY AT A HIGHER LEVEL.
• NOTE. CAMPS ARE OPEN TO 3.0 TO 4.0 SKILL-LEVELS.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- THE MOST EFFECTIVE SERVES THAT WILL HELP YOU WIN MORE GAMES
- WHERE THE MOST EFFECTIVE TARGET AREAS TO ATTACK
- POWER STRATEGIES – WHEN TO HIT THE BALL SOFT AND WHEN TO USE POWER
- LOBS – LEARN THE BEST TIME TO LOB – LEARN HOW TO USE LOBS AS AN OFFENSIVE SHOT
- WHEN TO DINK, HOW TO DINK, WHERE TO DINK
- TRANSITION COURT (NO MAN’S LAND) WHY WE NOW CALL THIS THE AREA OF OPPORTUNITY
- RETURN OF SERVE – WHY MOST PLAYERS DO IT WRONG AND HOW YOU CAN RETURN TO GET BETTER COURT POSITION
- VOLLEY’S – HOW TO ATTACK, WHERE TO ATTACK AND HOW TO DEFEND
- BANGERS – HOW TO DEFEND AGAINST BANGERS AND FORCE THEM TO CHANGE THEIR GAME
- AROUND THE POST TECHNIQUES – HOW TO ATTACK WIDE CROSSCOURT DINKS
- ERNE’S – A SIMPLE WAY TO SET YOURSELF UP FOR A POWERFUL ERNE SHOT
- HALF COURT SINGLES – LEARN A PROVEN METHOD OF PLAYING ON ½ THE COURT THAT WILL DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR PICKLEBALL DOUBLES GAME. AND MUCH, MORE.
Coachable Pickleball’s current schedule can be found here: https://www.coachablepickleball.com/index.php/training-camps/
“Mark Renneson is the founder of Third Shot Sports and is its Head Coach. Known internationally as a leading expert in the pickleball world, Mark delivers pickelball clinics, camps and private lessons in sold out venues across North America. In addition to his on-court coaching work, Mark can be seen and heard doing colour commentary at major pickleball events like the US Open (2018, 2019), USAPA Nationals (2016) and the Las Vegas Pickleball Open (2018). Mark’s unique style to coaching is highly practical and combines fun, intensity and professional expertise.”
“We love running PB clinics — and you can have us visit your club! It’s really easy — send an email to email@example.com and tell us about your club.”
Here are Third Shot Sports’s currently scheduled clinics (CLICK THE CITY TO BE TAKEN TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE):
FEBRUARY 21-22 ST. LOUIS, MO
MARCH 11-12 CEDAR PARK, TX
MAY 15-17 OKANAGAN VALLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Engage Pickleball offers both Camps and Clinics – as well as pickleball paddles, clothing, and accessories.
“THE MAIN FOCUS OF ENGAGE’S PICKLEBALL CAMP WILL BE ON STRATEGY…WITH A KEY FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING:
- The Net Game. Dinking Strategies and moving the ball around.
- Coming to the Net. 3rd Shots. Transition Zone. When to drop and when to drive.
- How to defend against the hard hitters (slowing the ball down)
- How to attack when at the net (volleys, roll-shots and put-aways)
- How to hit the ball when at the baseline
- How to use the serve & return as a weapon.
- When and how to lob. How to defend against the lobbers.
- Court positioning and how to use your positioning to your advantage.”
Here’s a link to Engage’s Camps, instructor lists, and schedules:
The Pickleball Rocks Training and Fun Academy, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, provides high quality certified teaching and coaching plus playing events such as clinics, camps and tournaments and fun social pickleball events.
The Academy is a collaboration between the world renown Pickleball Rocks Team and Parkview Sports Medicine of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Headquartered within the SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse, the academy brings the ultimate in pickleball fun and pickleball training to Fort Wayne and the surrounding region.
Along with a free orientation session, Pickleball Rocks offers private and semi-private lessons, video analyses, group clinics, custom bootcamps, and more — from intro and social up to pro levels.
SARAH ANSBOURY – Guiding You on Your Journey to Pickleball Mastery
“I host and participate in clinics across the country. I prefer to work with smaller groups so that each participant gets the opportunity to work directly with me.
Upcoming Ansboury Academies – https://sarahansboury.com/teaching/ansboury-academy
If you don’t see a clinic listed in your area, contact me to learn how we can work together to bring a clinic to your hometown.
“I want to be able to help every individual out there that wants to improve their game. At the same time, I realize that everyone can’t attend one of our Academies or clinics. Video analysis is a great learning tool. It has been used widely for remote instruction in many different sports. And now it is available to you.
Simply record a video using a video camera or your smartphone. If you want help with a single stroke, a five-minute video will suffice. Or you may choose to have me analyze an entire game. The choice is yours.
When you purchase this service, you will be provided detailed instructions on how you can send me your private video. Within two weeks, I will analyze the video and provide you feedback. If you have any questions, we can schedule some time to talk by phone.”
Upcoming Ansboury Academies – https://sarahansboury.com/teaching/ansboury-academy/
In Los Barriles, Mexico – (north of Cabo) -MEXICO’S NUMBER ONE PICKLEBALL DESTINATION –
Here’s a brief overview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1EPJPjRj_A#action=share
“Tres Palapas Baja Pickleball is the “newest Baja must see hotspot”! This pickleball oasis has 10 dedicated courts and tons of amazing amenities. Tres Palapas has an onsite cafe and smoothie bar, restaurant, and rooftop bar. We are truly one of a kind.”
“Camps & Clinics: Take yourself to the next level with our certified pros and word famous top players! Get the best tips and secrets to reach the next level of your game. Strategies, shot selection, court vision, game plan, new strategies and ways to become a better pickleball player.”
Here’s links to the clinics currently scheduled for Tres Palapas, with Pam Stevenson, Kevin Beeson, or Dave “The Badger” Weinbach:
More than just another clinic, Vulcan IQ Pickleball is a progressive game development system. Each session is customized to the group’s goals, including take-home materials to review what you have learne d and guidelines on how to keep improving between sessions. The Vulcan IQ Pickleball system is agile, flexible, and extensive, giving players a chance to develop a more intentional game and combine the two best parts of the sport – community and competition.
For more information on the system, you can follow Vulcan IQ Pickleball on Facebook, or you can contact David & Kate directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501.500.IQPB (4772).
It’s not a clinic. It is an agile, flexible and extensive game development system.
Pickleball at its best is more than just skills; it’s strategy. But it’s even more than that: There’s a spirit that makes the game special. Our passion is for all three.
DAVID TAPPE has been playing racquet sports since his early childhood. (Seriously, there is a running joke that he was born with a paddle in one hand and a racquet in the other.) He even taught tennis while he served in the Navy. He has been playing pickleball since 2012 and has been continually honing the IQ Pickleball teaching system since that point. His goal in teaching pickleball is to have students play smarter, not just harder, while they also maintain the fun, competitive spirit of the sport.
Also offering paddles, nets, bags, grips, apparel: visit https://vulcansportinggoods.com/pages/vulcan-advanced-logic-pickleball
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