Suncoast pickleball where pickleball players go to reach their maximum potential

Providing the best training in the industry.

The Preferred Pickleball Camp for Players of All Levels

The Suncoast Pickleball Association is the pioneer of Pickleball camps in the United States. In 2016, we were recognized by the IPTPA as inventing the very first Pickleball camp in America. Since, hundreds of campers have selected us because we are dedicated to improving your game in an organized and fun learning environment.


instructor helping a player with pickleball

Who We Are

Our organization was founded and is owned by Coach Russell Elefterion, a passionate Pickleball professional who has competed and medaled in large tournaments such as the German Open, Huntsman, USAPA Nationals and the US Open. The organization started in 2015 after a 36-year career in Parks and Recreation and organized 15 tournaments a year in the state of Florida. As an IPTPA and IFP certified professional, he saw the need for player development programs to improve player performance.

What We Do

Our camp conducts annual pickleball camps, training sessions, and clinics for players of all levels. We work with highly skilled, experienced, and certified pickleball instructors to make sure our participants have a safe and effective learning experience.  Coach Russell also provides group clinics and private lessons.  For more information, click the button below.

Improve Your Pickleball Game Today

Whether you're a tournament player or recreational player, you’ve come to the right place to learn. Register with us and we’ll help you improve and enjoy the fastest growing sport in the world.... Pickleball!

Client Testimonials

“You do such an amazing job with this. Great location, great instruction, and very well organized!”

Mary Whited

"Personable interaction with the pros on and off the courts are remarkable, fun, and encompasses the friendliness of our sport!"

Jane Wenzel

"The cost of the camp was terrific. I heard many people discussing how affordable it was and how much value we got for the price. This is so appreciated by the players!"

Mindy Yoder

“I have nothing but raved about the camp since returning home. Thanks for a tremendous experience.“

Steve Schmelzer

It was a terrific week; I had fun and learned a lot. I’ll definitely be back!

Barb Patterson

I thought it was well run and beyond my expectations. I enjoyed all the coaches and thought the camp was well run.

Tim McCarthy

I had a great experience and would love to return next year with friends.

Ronda Fedor

Hard to know how to improve! Very well organized with excellent communication throughout! Felt well taken care of! Both Norm and Russell were exceptional!!

Sheila Quinn

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