San Diego Pickleball Training Camps
Sponsored by PickleballTournaments.com, and Presented by Pickleball Central
2019 Dates TBD
Designed for players seeking only the highest quality training program experience, Pickleball Central has partnered with Steve Dawson and the Bobby Riggs Tennis & Pickleball Center for these San Diego area Training Camps. Each of these Training camps will be led by Coach Steve Dawson, one of the world's best pickleball players and instructors. He is a two-time US OPEN Pro Gold Medalist, Huntsman World Champion, Canadian National Champion, and multi-time USAPA Nationals Medalist. Steve has over 25 years as a tennis and pickleball teaching professional, and is co-owner of the Bobby Riggs Tennis & Pickleball Center. After a successful collegiate tennis career (two-time Big 8 Champion at Univ. of Oklahoma), Steve became a full-time tennis coach. Years ago, Steve developed a passion for pickleball, and quickly became one of the sport's best players.
The camps will be run using a program developed by Coach Dawson using his 25+ years of competitive training experience. These camps are designed for players rated 3.0 and above who are seeking a "play hard, compete hard, have fun" environment. All of the drills and skills are designed to translate immediately into competitive play, and each drill is based on a specific competition objective. The program is designed not only to improve your mechanics and shot techniques, it is designed to help improve your approach to game and match play - making you both a better player, and a more formidable competitor. Over three days, you will spend over 15 hours (plus optional open play time) in thoughtfully structured clinics, playing and competing with similarly skilled players. You should expect a lot of personalized instruction, as the instructor to student ratio is 8 to 1, and each drill is led by Coach Dawson and his hand picked 5.0 Guest Pro & staff instructors.
Unique to these camps is the use of a World Class Guest Instructor who will share unique insights into what it takes to succeed at the highest level of the sport. The Guest Pros (see which camps have which guest pros below) work closely with Coach Dawson and his staff (see below for biographies) so you will get access to an amazing amount of face to face time with some of the best players in the game.
Our Pickleball Training Camps will focus on skill development, strategy, shot technique, practice methods, and mental preparation to improve your overall game. These programs are sponsored by PickleballTournaments.com, and administered by Pickleball Central so you can sign up with confidence. The team at Bobby Riggs have collaborated with Pickleball Central and PickleballTournaments.com to create the best possible program, so we guarantee your satisfaction with this training camp! You will receive world-class instruction at the renowned Bobby Riggs Tennis Club from nationally ranked players and guest professionals, in a supportive and upbeat atmosphere. These Pickleball Training Camps are available for players with a skill level of 3.0 and above. Space limited to 40 participants per camp, and will have an 8:1 ratio of students to instructors so you will get plenty of personalized instruction.
The facilities for this camp are first rate. The Bobby Riggs Tennis Center if a first-class Pickleball facility that features a Pro Shop, on-site Restaurant, locker rooms, shower facilities, and much more. In addition, it is located in one of California's most popular vacation areas!
Bring your Pickleball game to the next level while enjoying the beautiful Southern California coastline of Encinitas. Located approximately 25 miles north of San Diego, Encinitas is a surf town through and through. Conveniently located near major attractions including San Diego's Balboa Park, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND and several picturesque beaches to explore, this is the ultimate Pickleball destination. Once you've worked up your appetite, venture out and experience the explosive flavors of San Diego's culinary creation of Cali-Baja cuisine at one of the local eateries.
The Bobby Riggs Tennis & Pickleball Center instructional staff include:
Jennifer Dawson: Jennifer is one of the most accomplished Tennis and Pickleball professionals in the world with over 30 years of professional teaching and playing experience. ITF World # 1 ranking in 45 and over, and ranked # 1 in the US in Women's Tennis 35, 40, & 45 age groups, she is the winner of multiple national championships. Jennifer is a four-time US OPEN Pickleball Championships Pro Gold Medalist, and two-time USAPA National Champion.
Callan Dawson: Callan is an exceptionally gifted 5.0 pickleball player and instructor, with an extensive track record of success. He is an inaugural PPF Champion, National Men's Open Doubles finalist, and was twice California State Champion.
Based on the number of participants signed up for any specific clinic, the teaching staff is supplemented by a group of additional 5.0 rated tournament players, and the Guest Pro Instructors (see list below).
Clinic Dates and Guest Pros For 2019 TBD
- Greater than 60 days eligible for a full refund
- 30-60 Days - 50% refund, or 100% transfer to another session
- Less than 30 Days - no refund, but can transfer to another session, space permitting.