BOOST Pickleball Intermediate Training Camp-Templeton, CA
Sponsored by PickleballTournaments.com and Powered by Pickleball Central
3-Day Camp May 8-10, 2020 (Fri-Sun)
Head Pro: Steve Dawson (see bio below)
Guest Pro: Chris Miller (see bio below)
About BOOST Pickleball Intermediate Training Camps:
These camps are designed for players seeking only the highest-quality training program experience, Pickleball Central has partnered with three-time US Open Gold Medalist Steve Dawson of the World Famous Bobby Riggs Racket and Paddle center and the Templeton Tennis Ranch for this Training Camp.
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 3.0-4.0 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. Over three days, you will have 15 hours of 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 the Coach Dawson and his hand picked 5.0 Guest Pro & staff instructors. Space is limited to 32 participants and will use 8 dedicated outdoor pickleball courts.
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 the Templeton Tennis Ranch 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 from nationally ranked players and guest professionals, in a supportive and upbeat atmosphere.
Unique to these camps is the use of both a highly trained and experienced Head Professional Instructor along with a Proven Championship Winning Caliber Guest Pro Instructor who will share unique insights into what it takes to succeed at the highest level of the sport. The Head Pro is certified to teach this program by Steve Dawson. The Guest Pros (see which camps have which guest pros below) are hand selected by Coach Dawson and are familiar with his approach to teaching winning pickleball. The result is you will get access to an amazing amount of face-to-face time with some of the best players in the game.
Clinic Dates and Pros
Clinic Date: May 8-10, 2020 (Fri-Sun)
Head Pro: Steve Dawson - Steve is 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 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: Chris "Mills" Miller is a Pacific Northwest original – A Pickleball Pro who takes this game to a whole new level. Growing up with a background in baseball and basketball, he developed a passion for pickleball. Learning pickleball in HS and Community College was a main reason he became a High School PE teacher. Chris Has been playing USAPA tournaments since 1990 with over 30 years of experience! "Mills" is a multi-time USAPA National Champion including 2018 Gold medalist, 2019 US Open Gold medalist, 2019 Tournament of Champions Bronze medalist, multi-time Canadian Nationals Champion, multi-time Grand Canyon State Games Champion including 2018 Silver medalist and 2019 Bronze medalist, 2019 Atlanta Open Gold and silver medalist, 2019 SoCal Summer Classic Gold medalist, 2019 Las Vegas open Gold medalist. Chris has left the Northwest to help share his experience and knowledge teaching as the Head Pickleball Pro at Bobby Riggs Tennis & Pickleball Center in Encinitas/San Diego CA.
About the Venue
Located approximately 30 minutes from San Luis Obispo, the facilities for this camp are first rate. This Intermediate Training Camp will take place on the 8 lit and permanent pickleball courts at Templeton Tennis Ranch. The windscreens will be removed so all courts will be visible by all
instructors to ensure a personal training camp experience. Come enjoy a superior recreation club with World Class instructors!
Templeton Tennis Ranch
345 Championship Lane
Templeton, CA 93465
Known as the Hidden Gem of the Central Coast, Templeton Tennis Ranch was
built on an old farmstead set amid a tranquil wooded property in the
heart of wine country. The 11,000-square-foot clubhouse was designed in
an "S" shape to preserve all of the property's live Oak, Madrone,
Manzanita, and Pine trees. The welcoming clubhouse atmosphere embodies
the club's philosophy of fun, friendship, and fitness and is brought to life by
the use of antique rackets for directional signage, cozy seating, game
tables, and soaring windows with forest views. Enjoy a glass of wine on
the outdoor deck overlooking distant vineyards or enjoy a beautiful
stroll on the walking trail that skirts the perimeter of the facility.
In addition to the clubhouse you can enjoy a complete fitness center,
infrared sauna, pro-shop and state-of-the-art tennis and pickleball
courts. Conveniently located near the Highway 1 Discovery Route, you can take a drive and find uncrowded beaches, 12 state parks, Hearst Castle, three bountiful wine regions, farm-to-table cuisine, and unique wildlife habitats.
An on-site cafe will be open during this Training Camp to
provide salads, wraps, sandwiches and drinks for purchase. Massage
services are available with reservations booked directly through
Templeton Tennis Ranch by calling 805-434-9605 in advance of the Training Camp. Lodging discount
partnerships and optional wine tasting available. Details will be provided upon sign up.
On Court Pickleball Camp Itinerary:
9-12pm - 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
Optional open play available
9-12pm - 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
2-4pm Serves and Returns
a. Power serve
b. Lob serve
c. Spin serve
d. Moving through returns
e. Spinning returns
Optional open play available
9-12pm - 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
2pm-4pm - Tournament
a. Tournament preparation lecture
b. Preparing yourself
c. Mental toughness and visualization lecture
d. Tournament and awards presentations
Optional open play available.
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.