San Diego BOOST Pickleball Doubles Partner Training Camp
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2-Day Camp Oct 13-14, 2020 (Tues-Wed)
-$799 price is for
TWO required participants. Spend the two days working closely with your own partner improving your team skills!
Head Pro: Steve Dawson (see bio below)
Guest Pro: Kyle Yates (see bio below)
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 Doubles 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 Doubles camps are designed doubles teams rated 3.0-4.0 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. The program is designed to make teammates better partners by getting to know each other better, knowing what to expect from one another, and learning to better compliment, communicate and understand each other and the unique shot making that each person brings to the court.
Over 2 days, you will spend 12 hours (approximately 30 min per topic) in thoughtfully structured clinics, playing and competing with your doubles partner. Players will learn what they do best, what their partner does best, and how each player can utilize the strengths that each partner brings to the court. Invigorating, competitive, and thoughtful, this Doubles Training Camp will give you a new insight into team-oriented pickleball. 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 BOOST Pickleball Doubles 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 has 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 doubles team players with a skill level of 3.0-4.0. 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. *Please note that camp participants must sign up as a team.
Clinic Date: Oct 13-14, 2020 (Tues-Wed)
Head Pro: Steve Dawson - Steve is one of the world's best pickleball players and instructors. He is a three-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 in San Diego, CA . 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.
Guest Pro: Kyle Yates - Kyle is widely considered one of the world's best
pickleball players. He has won gold medals in the Open Pro category at
the US Open, USAPA Nationals, and Tournament of Champions. 2018 was
very successful for Kyle. He took home four gold medals and one silver
medal including gold in Men's Doubles Open Pro and gold in Mixed Doubles
Open Pro at the US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples (the largest
tournament in the world). He recently added to his resume 4 Gold medals
and one Silver from the 2019 US Open Championships and 3 Gold medals
from the 2019 Margaritaville USA National Championships. Kyle has taught
camps and clinics all over the world, and is a founding supporter of
About the Venue
The facilities for this camp are first rate. The Bobby Riggs Tennis & Pickleball Center is 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!
Bobby Riggs Racket & Paddle
875 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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.
Bobby Riggs Tennis and Pickleball Center Instructional Staff:
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).
On Court Pickleball Camp Itinerary: 2 Day Progression
a. moving dinks within the kitchen
b. attacking straight ahead
c. using the middle
d. when to attack from the kitchen
e. covering middle dinks
f. covering middle power
a. Lob coverage
b. When and where to lob
c. Defending Bangers
d. When to let balls go
Optional open play with Bobby Riggs members
a. Switching sides in the Kitchen on drop shots
b. Switching sides after serving (alternative to stacking)
c. Signaling and switching after return of serve (alternative to stacking)
d. 3rd, 5th, and 7th shot progressions
e. Moving up as a team
f. 2 best times to poach
a. Making your partner look good (playing your strengths)
c. Partner questionnaire
Optional open play with Bobby Riggs members
**Schedule Subject to Change
- 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.