Seattle Pickleball Training Camps
Sponsored by PickleballTournaments.com, and Presented by Pickleball Central
Designed for players seeking only the highest quality training program experience, Pickleball Central has partnered with Pickleball Station and Steve Dawson for this Seattle area Training Camp. The Training Camp will be led by IPTPA Certified Head Pro Peter Hudachko, with guest instructors Steve Dawson and Glen Peterson. Peter is the Head Teaching Pro at the Pacific Northwest's premier pickleball instructional facility, Pickleball Station. He is a 5.0 player with over 5 years of pickleball tournament and teaching experience. His boot camps, clinics, and lessons are highly sought after. As a tournament competitor, Peter is a 2018 US Open Silver Medalist (5.0 Men's Doubles 35+, 5.0 Mixed Doubles 35+), 2015 Tournament of Champions Men's Open Doubles Bronze Medalist, and 2016 Canadian Nationals Men's Open Bronze Medalist.
Pickleball Training Camp Philosophy
The camp will be run using a program developed jointly by Peter and Coach Steve Dawson (using Steve's 25+ years of competitive training experience.) This camp is 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 Hudachko and his hand picked 5.0 Guest Pro & assistant staff Instructors.
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 PickleballCentral so you can sign up with confidence. The team at Pickleball Station has collaborated with PickleballCentral 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 Seattle's pickleball destination from nationally ranked players and guest professionals, in a supportive and upbeat atmosphere. This Pickleball Training Camp is available for players with a skill level of 3.0 and above. Space limited to 16 participants and will have an 8:1 ratio of students to instructors so you will get plenty of personalized instruction.
Elevate your pickleball game to new heights at Seattle's pickleball destination! Pickleball Station is located in Kent, WA and features 4 indoor courts and a Pro Shop on site with over 2,000 pickleball products in stock. Located approximately 20 miles from downtown Seattle, Pickleball Station is conveniently located near major attractions including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and The Museum of Popular Culture.
The Pickleball Staff Instructional Assistants
Glen is a 5.0 player with a lot of experience as a special clinic instructor.Glen is the 2017 US OPEN Men's Doubles 55+ Gold Medalist, multiple 2017 USAPA Nationals Medalist (one Gold, two Silvers), 2015 & 2016 Senior Men's Open National Champion, 2016 Senior Men's Pro US Open Champion, and the 2015 Tournament of Champions Senior Men's Open Champion. Glen will be assisting some of the camps with offering personalized one on one tournament play consulting sessions.
Clinic Date(s): Friday October 5 – 7
Guest Pro: Steve Dawson - Steve 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.
On Court Pickleball Camp Itinerary
9am-12pm - Kitchen play progressions with competitive drills
a. dink technique and grips
b. straight ahead vs. cross-court
c. spins and short hops
d. dink placement
e. paddle awareness and feel
2-4pm - Ground stroke power, Defending ground stroke power
a. Legs and hips
b. Body weight transfer
c. circular vs. linear
e. Defending power
4-5pm - Competitive situational play with coaching oversight input.
5-7pm - Optional open play with Pickleball Station members.
9-10:30am - Optional open play with Pickleball Station members.
10:30am-1:30pm - 3rd and 4th shot progressions
a. 3rd shot options
b. hard vs soft
c. 3rd shot technique
d. 3rd shot placement
e. working your way up
f. no man's land
g. 4th shot intro
2:30-4pm Serves and Returns
a. Power serve
b. Lob serve
c. Spin serve
d. Moving through returns
e. Spinning returns
4-5pm - Competitive situational play with coaching oversight and input.
9-11am - Fun Shots and Games
a. Ernie progressions
b. Around the Post
c. Around the Post defense
d. Fake power drop shots
e. Disguises and Chin music
11am-2:30 pm - Tournament
a. Tournament preparation luncheon lecture including preparing yourself, Mental toughness and visualization.
b. Round Robin Tournament play with coaching oversight & input throughout.
d. Tournament and awards presentations
2:30-4pm - Optional open play with Pickleball Station members.
- 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.