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BOOST Pickleball Intermediate Camp Austin
Austin, Texas Pickleball Training Camp


Price $495.00

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Austin, Texas Area Pickleball Training Camps

Sponsored by PickleballTournaments.com and Presented by Pickleball Central
Hosted At the Austin Tennis & Pickleball Center in Austin, TX

3-Day Camp October 4-6, 2019 (Friday-Sunday)

Head Pro: Steve Dawson (see bio below)
Guest Pro: Del Kauss (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 two-time US Open Gold Medalist Steve Dawson of the World Famous Bobby Riggs Racquet and Paddle center and the Austin Tennis & Pickleball Center for these Austin area Training Camps.

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 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 the Coach Dawson and his hand picked 5.0 Guest Pro & staff instructors. Space is limited to 40 participants and will use 8 dedicated pickleball courts as well as temporary pickleball courts on adjacent tennis 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 Austin Tennis & Pickleball Center 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 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: June 7-9, 2019 (Fri-Sun)
Head Pro: Dave Redding - Dave is the Head Menís and Womenís Tennis Coach at Harding University in Searcy Arkansas. Before taking over at Harding, he was the Tennis Director at Northwood Club in Dallas for 28 years, and was the first tennis professional in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex to embrace pickleball and bring it to the country club scene. David is both an accomplished pickleball player and instructor. He has won gold medals in singles, doubles, and mixed at tournaments all across the nation including, USAPA Nationals, US Open, Huntsman World Sr. Games, the National Sr. Games, and many other local and regional events. He has also conducted pickleball clinics in Texas, Arkansas, and Colorado as well as given numerous private lessons. His most cherished accomplishment thus far though in pickleball is having the only perfect score in the Pickleball Central skills challenge at the 2017 USAPA National Tournament.

Guest Pro:
Del Kauss Ė One of the top Senior Pro Pickleball players. Del is the 2018 National Menís Senior Pro Doubles Champion, and the only Senior Pro Menís player to be on the Nationalís medal stand 3 years in a row. Del is a 3-time US Open Gold Medalist and 10-time Nationals Medalist. In addition to being one of the top players in the world, Del is a gifted pickleball coach and instructor. He believes in helping students improve their game by utilizing their own unique skill set to maximize their personal improvement. Hailing from Minnesota, he has been a high-level racquet sport athlete for over 30 years, winning state titles in racquetball, and being active in squash and tennis. Since picking up a paddle, he has become a ďfull-timeĒ pickleball player.

Clinic Date:
October 4-6, 2019 (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:Del Kauss (see bio above)

About the Venue

Located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Austin and the Austin-Bergstrom Airport, the Austin Tennis & Pickleball Center is the largest public tennis and pickleball center in Austin and the surrounding areas. Featuring Austin's only outdoor pickleball courts, you can bring your pickleball game to the next level day and night under the best court lights in Austin.

Austin Tennis & Pickleball Center address:
7800 Johnny Morris Rd
Austin, TX 78724

The city of Austin is not only the capital of Texas, but is also known as the Live Music Capital of the World. The city is pulsing with culture and entertainment with stunning outdoor settings, culinary adventure, hundreds of music venues and an energetic arts scene. In addition to the lively city atmosphere, there are 14,000 square miles of Hill Country, with vineyards, breweries, historic towns, and museums. Whether you're "live it up" or "laid back" you can find something in Austin perfect for the soundtrack of your life.

The Austin Tennis & Pickleball Center's instructional staff for 2019 camp dates will continually be updated and currently include:

On Court Pickleball Camp Itinerary:

Day 1:

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
d. Anticipation
e. Defending power

Optional open play available

Day 2:

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

Day 3:

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

Refund Policy:
  • 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.

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Worth every penny! November 14, 2018
Reviewer: TW from Austin, TX United States  
If you're serious about improving your game, there's no better way to spend a weekend than with multiple top-end instructors. These 15 hours of instruction, drilling, and playing were a crash course in ball control, dinking, defense, serving, strategy, and much more. The venue was gorgeous, too! If I have the opportunity, I will definitely go again. If you are a competitor, or simply love the game (as we all do!), this camp was time and money well spent.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
So FUN! November 2, 2018
Reviewer: Jacqui Strickland from Waco, TX United States  
The camp was so FUN!  Loved loved loved all of the drills!  I learned a lot about the game of Pickleball!  Strategies, fun shots, serving, when to be a banger and when to be a dinker!  The coaches were very encouraging and fun to be around!  The only thing I would have done diff was to have a round table discussion for about 15 or 20 minutes.  It would have given me a chance to ask a few questions.  I would do the camp again!  Thank you to all of the coaches for sharing their awesome game of Pickleball with us!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Amazing Camp! November 2, 2018
Reviewer: Bob Tucker from Dallas, OR United States  
I can't say enough about all the great instruction, drills, tips, tricks and fun this camp provided! All of the pro coaches were super friendly, patient, happy and just plain nice :) The camp was very strategy driven, meaning all drills were focusing on what to do in each position rather than just straight mechanics of hitting the ball. I have been playing for 3yrs, currently a 4.0 level and thought I had most of the game figured out, wrong! This camp really opened my eyes and mind to a whole new level of play. Now I just have to drill those new skills until they become part of my normal game. A huge thank you to the coaches: Steve Dawson, Chris Miller (Mills), Dave Redding and Dave Fleming.
As far as the resort (Horseshoe bay) in Austin Texas it was really first class! Nice walking trails, beautiful lake, hotel pool and of course beautiful new pickleball courts.
I highly recommend this Boost camp to any player 3.0 or higher, it will change your game forever!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
pickleball clinic Horseshoebay Texas November 1, 2018
Reviewer: scott brady from Georgetown, TX United States  
Steve Dawson and his staff of instructors put on an excellent clinic. There were three days of intense skills, drills and great instruction along with the opportunity to have some competitive play with other clinic participants. The Horseshoe Bay facility was a great place to have the camp.  

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
November 1, 2018
Reviewer: Eddie Miller from Rockwall, TX United States  
Excellent program.  Steve and other instructors were great.  Will come back if offered again.  Location was perfect.

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