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BOOST Pickleball Intermediate Camp Kona
Kona, Hawaii Pickleball Training Camp


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Kona, Hawaii BOOST Pickleball Training Camps Held At the 2020 Hawaii Open Pickleball Championships

Sponsored by PickleballTournaments.com and Presented by Pickleball Central
Hosted by the Holua Tennis & Pickleball Center - read below for details on both the Camp and Tournament.

3-Day Camp Jan 19-21, 2020 (Sun-Tues) -(SOLD OUT, Wait List Only)

Hawaii Open Pickleball Championships Jan 22-25, 2020

About BOOST Pickleball Intermediate Training Camps:

Head Pro: Steve Dawson (see bio below)
Guest Pros: Jennifer Dawson, Ben Johns, Irina Tereschenko, Kyle Yates, Peter Hudachko (see bios below)

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 Holua Tennis and Pickleball Center in Kailua Kona, Hawaii to present a Pickleball In Paradise 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 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 12 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 Dawson and his hand picked Championship Caliber 5.0 Guest Pro Instructors. Read below for more details on the All-Star set of Guest Pros who will work with Steve on this camp. Space is limited to 80 participants, so act fast to secure your space.

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 Holua Tennis and Pickleball Center guarantee your satisfaction with this training camp! You will receive world-class instruction at the renowned Holua Resort, walking distance and right next the world famous Sheraton Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. You will be sharing the court with 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 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.

About the Venue

Located approximately 15 miles south from the Kona airport on the "Big Island" of Hawaii, you will find first class facilities at the Holua Tennis and Pickleball Center. A combination of dedicated pickleball courts and striped tennis courts await you so you can play "Pickleball in Paradise." The facilities feature 8 pickleball courts and 10 tennis courts giving us plenty of space for an amazing event.

Holua Tennis and Pickleball Center address:
78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street
Kailua Kona, HI 96740

Two adjacent resorts provide incredible accommodations for the event, allowing you to book a fantastic "Pickleball in Paradise" vacation. Hawaii is a fantastic vacation destination, and the location in Kona is amazing with some of the world's best beaches and eco-tourism opportunities.

Tie-In With 2020 Hawaii Open Championships.

This camp will take place just prior to the 2020 Hawaii Open Pickleball Champions being held on January 22 - 25. Click here to learn more and register for the Hawaii Open tournament.

Clinic Pros

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 three-time USAPA National Champion.

Guest Pro:
Ben Johns: Ben began playing pickleball in 2016 and has quickly become one of the best pickleball players in the world. He is a Pro Medalist in the 2017 & 2018 US Open, USAPA Nationals and Tournament of Champions.

Guest Pro: Irina Tereschenko: Irina has been playing and coaching racquet sports for over 20 years, and is one of the top rated women's pickleball players in the world. She has coached tennis at Texas Tech and the University of Washington, and has given pickleball clinics in the US and in Europe. Her tournament success is amazing. She is both a USAPA Nationals and US Open Gold Medalist. In 2018 and 2019 Irina won four medals each year at the US Open Pickleball Championships and she recently took home a Gold and Silver medal from the 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships.

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 the IPTPA.
Kyle Yates - Kona, HI Pickleball Camp Pro

Guest Pro: Peter Hudachko: 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. Peter is IPTPA certified and 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.

Guest Pro: Rob Davidson - Rob is recognized as one of the top players and instructors in Pickleball. He is a full-time instructor and is one of the first instructors certified by the IPTPA. Rob has won numerous tournaments, as well as being a gold medalist in the US Open and USAPA National Championships. He has worked with individuals, partners, groups, clubs, and Pickleball Magazine, catering to a variety of skill levels and group sizes, and currently works running pickleball camps throughout the country. In addition, he is the president of a non-profit scholarship foundation for pickleball youth athletes called Pickleball Legacy Scholarship Foundation. Originally from Portland, OR, he relocated at the end of 2016 to the beautiful Pickleball-friendly city of Saint George, UT. He has a heart for teaching and enjoys helping others improve their skills and achieve their goals in pickleball.

On Court Pickleball Camp Itinerary:

Day 1:

8am-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
f. mid-court reset
g. 3rd shot drop

Noon - 2PM - No Host Lunch, open play, product demo sessions, and paddle fitting services.

2-4pm - Doubles Challenge Ladder with top teams moving up to challenge the professionals who are preparing for the 2020 Hawaii Open

Day 2:

8am-12pm - 3rd and 4th shot progressions
a. generating power
b. defending power
c. power serve
d. blocks
e. working your way up
f. alternative serves
g. disguises and fakes

Noon - 2PM - No Host Lunch, open play, product demo sessions, and paddle fitting services.

2-4pm Open play at the Holua Tennis and Pickleball Center and Challenge the Pros. Enjoy an afternoon of pickleball in paradise while waiting for your name to be called to challenge the Pros.

Day 3:

8am-12pm - Fun Shots and Games
a. Ernie progressions
b. around the post
c. around the post defense
d. lob coverage
e. tournament preparation and strategies

Noon - 2PM - No Host Lunch, open play, product demo sessions, and paddle fitting services.

2pm-4pm - Camp Tournament followed by awards presentation

Daily 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: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 16 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Inspiring and Fun February 13, 2020
Reviewer: Michael Werner from Camarillo, CA United States  
The Boost Pickleball Camp turned out to be very enjoyable. It was inspiring being around so many campers and pros who are enthusiastic about the sport. Everyone took the drills, demonstrations, and competitions seriously. The drills were not just about how to hit a shot. They stressed what shot(s) are the best to hit in a given situation. There were world class pros overseeing the drilling, giving tips, and even participating if there was an odd number of people on the court. Let me tell you, you take your dinks seriously when you're doing them with the #1 player in the world! I thought the order in which drills were scheduled over the course of the 3 days was very smart. I came away from the camp with a much clearer idea of what I should be thinking about once a point gets started.

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5 of 5 3 Pickleball Game Changing Days! February 12, 2020
Reviewer: Aloha Leslie from Renton, WA United States  
After attending the 2019 Boost Camp, I thought I would acquire some new skills at the 2020 Boost Camp. And I did! The 2020 camp, while having many of the same drills, took our skills to a new level by upping our game and "playing out the point." There were only a couple of skill building drills which I, personally, didn't like, but not enough ti keep me from giving this a 5 star review. Regarding the coaching pros, all of them provided helpful suggestions on improvement, despite the unique and different playing styles of each pro. I have learned that their isn't necessarily a "right" way to play, but to find what works for me.  Sign up for 2021 and I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Steve and Jennifer Dawson truly have put together an incredible program.

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5 of 5 Boost Camp Clinic February 12, 2020
Reviewer: Dan Piddington from Ozark, MO United States  
Awesome experience the Pros where so nice and Dawson did fantastic job making this thing work

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5 of 5 Truly Boost your Pickleball game.. February 11, 2020
Reviewer: WILLIAM C. from CA United States  
Progressive pickleball instruction.  Having top level professional instructors on the court with you from start to finish of each session is the most valuable key.  Mshalo

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5 of 5 Training July 25, 2019
Reviewer: Flora Schupp from Kaneohe , HI United States  
Excellent training from a variety of professionals and national champions- 6 months later still seeing results appear as if by magic!

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