BOOST Pickleball Intermediate Training Camps - Phoenix, AZ
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3-Day Camp March 20-22, 2020 (Fri-Sun) at the AAA 4-Diamond JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa-(SOLD OUT, Wait List Only)
Head Pro: Steve Dawson Guest Pro: Jennifer Dawson (see bios 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.
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 48 participants and will use 12 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 JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 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: March 20-22, 2020 (Fri-Sun)-(SOLD OUT, Wait List Only)
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: 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.
Guest Pro: Lindsey Newman - Lindsey grew up on Whidbey Island, Washington with 6 siblings (4 sisters and 2 brothers) and now currently resides in Queen Creek, Arizona. She started her pickleball career in the late summer of 2017. If Lindsey isn’t out on the pickleball court, she’s probably on another type of court (she referees college basketball). Lindsey plays both singles and doubles in pickleball but much prefers playing doubles with her favorite partner, Riley. Lindsey has recently started teaching pickleball and loves every minute of it. Lindsey plays with the Amped Epic paddle.
- Gold- Women’s pro doubles at the Hawaii Open (with Jessie Irvine).
- Silver- Mixed doubles pro at the Hawaii Open (with Riley Newman).
- Triple Crown- Seven Feathers Pickleball Tournament.
- Gold- Mixed pro doubles at the Vail Open (with Riley Newman).
- Gold- Singles pro at the Chicago Open.
- Gold- Singles pro at the Hawaii Open.
- Silver- Mixed pro doubles at Nationals (with Riley Newman).
- Silver- Women’s Doubles pro at the Tournament of Champions (with Jessie Irvine).
- Bronze- Mixed doubles pro at the US Open (with Riley Newman).
- Bronze- Mixed doubles pro at the World Pickleball Championships (with Riley Newman).
Guest Pro: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.
About the Venue
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Book online or call 480-293-5000 and receive 20% off room rates March 19-23rd - DISCOUNT CODE: G9J (space is limited). Parking will be validated.
The facilities for this BOOST Pickleball camp are first rate! The JW
Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa is a AAA 4-Diamond resort
featuring luxurious amenities including beautiful pickleball and tennis
courts, on-site spa, championship golf course, 5 pools, a lazy river,
and exceptional dining options. Relax after a full day of pickleball in
suites that include deluxe bedding, modern technology and floor to
ceiling windows with stunning views of the mountains, golf club, or
Conveniently located near major attractions including the Phoenix Zoo,
Phoenix Art Museum, MIM - The Musical Instrument Museum, Desert
Botanical Gardens, Cave Creek, and the Desert Ridge Marketplace this is
the ultimate Pickleball destination with plenty of room to explore. Once
you've worked up your appetite, enjoy the culinary creations of the
on-site restaurants or venture out and experience the explosive flavors
from a number of local eateries that are within walking distance of the
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
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
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
**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.