suncoast pickleball boot CAMP #2

At the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC

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CAMP PROS

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John Sperling
Scott Tingley
Mindy Yoder
Mary Helen Atkins
Rick Witsken
Bob White

Everything you NEED for training, in one place.

This all-inclusive camp includes training, meals, lodging, and evening socials.  Have fun mingling with the pros and players while enhancing your pickleball skills.

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ACTIVITIES What we offer at camp

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION

The camp instructors are both pros and top-level players who are experienced with a solid training background. They cater their instruction methods to all levels of play and provide quality instruction combined with drills to advance your game.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Work directly with the pro, or in small groups of 2, 3, or 4. Private lessons with the pros are an additional fee that is not included with your camp fees. The pros set their rates, make their schedule, and collect their fees.

PLAY WITH A PRO

Get on the court to play with and against a Pro while getting an immediate critique of your play and suggestions on shot selection.  With this unique approach, you will gain an understanding of the strategies to use in order to win the point. 

FOOD

Enjoy buffet style food featuring a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner favorites, including a full salad and dessert bar. Gluten free, vegetarian, and other dietary restriction foods are available.

LODGING

Relax after a day on the courts in comfortable hotel room type accomodations with king, queen, and twin beds, full baths, and cleaning service upon request.

SOCIALS

Have fun and mingle with the players and pros featuring live bands, trivia night, board games, texas hold em, country line dancing, the Rachael Kroog Variety Show, and other assorted entertainment events.

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The best place to TRAIN, period.

We provide a top-rated training facility combined with excellent instruction from well-known pros.  The pros are very accessible and able to answer your questions and concerns about improving your Pickleball game.

SUNCOAST PICKLEBALL BOOT CAMP
DAILY SCHEDULE

NOTE: The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Sunday, may 15, 2022

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Player check In & Play on the courts (Get location and time for your Evaluation at Camp Check-In)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mandatory Player Verification Ratings
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Hotel Check-In
6:00 pm Dinner at the YMCA Dining Hall
6:45 pm Campers Welcome at The Washburn Center
7:00 pm Introductions of Pickleball Pro's
8:00 pm Camp Day #1 ends

Monday, May 16, 2022

7:00 am Prayer Group - Outside Porch by Dining Hall
8:00 am
 Breakfast at YMCA Dining Hall
8:45 am Group Picture at the YMCA Courts (wear your camp shirts)
9:00 am Warm Ups at the courts
9:15 am Training: Dinking Strategies and Drills with Pro #1
10:45 am Play: Dinking Strategies and Drills with Pro #1
12:15 pm Walk or Drive to YMCA Dining Room
12:30 pm Lunch at YMCA Dining Room
1:30 pm
 Walk or Drive to Pickleball Courts
1:45 pm Training: 3rd/5th Shot Strategies/Drills – Advancing to the Net with Pro #2
3:15 pm Play: 3rd/5th Shot Strategies/Drills – Advancing to the Net with Pro #2
4:45 pm Day #2 ends
6:00 pm Dinner at the YMCA Dining Hall
7:00 pm Trivia Night at The Washburn Center

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

7:00 am Prayer Group Outside Porch by Dining Hall
8:00 am
- Breakfast at YMCA Dining Hall
9:00 am Warm Ups at the Courts
9:15 am Training: Volleying, Lobbing, and Put Aways with Pro #3
10:45 am Play: Volleying, Lobbing, and Put Aways with Pro #3
12:15 pm Walk or Drive to YMCA Dining Room
12:15 pm Raffle Prizes from the Pro’s in the YMCA Blue Ridge Lobby
12:30 pm Lunch at YMCA Dining Room
1:30 pm
 Walk or Drive to Pickleball Courts
1:45 pm Training: Advancing (Transition Zone) with Pro #4
3:15 pm Play: Advancing (Transition Zone) with Pro #4
4:45 pm Camp Day #3 ends
6:00 pm Dinner at the YMCA Dining Hall
7:00 pm A “Live” Concert featuring The Big Deal Band at The Washburn Center

Wednesday, May 18, 2922

7:00 am Prayer Group Outside Porch by Dining Hall
8:00 am
 Breakfast at YMCA Dining Hall
8:45 am Warm Ups
9:15 am Training: Blocks (Slowing Down Bangers) with Pro #5
10:45 am Play: Blocks (Slowing Down Bangers) with Pro #5
12:15 pm Walk or Drive to YMCA Dining Room
12:30 pm Lunch at YMCA Dining Room
1:30 pm
 Training: Serve & Return with Pro #6
3:15 pm Play: Serve & Return with Pro #6
4:45 pm Camp Day #3 ends
6:00 pm Dinner at the YMCA Dining Hall
7:00 pm Country Line Dancing by Coach Russell in The Washburn Center

Thursday, May 19, 2022

7:00 am Prayer Group Outside Porch by Dining Hall
8:00 am Breakfast at YMCA Dining Hall
8:45 am Warm-Ups
9:30 am Play with the Pros
11:30 am Play with the Pros
12:15 pm Walk or Drive to YMCA Dining Room
12:30 pm Lunch at YMCA Dining Room
1:30 pm
 Walk or Drive to Pickleball Courts
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm Play with the Pros
3:45 pm to 4:15 pm Wrapping up the Sessions
4:15 pm Pro Am - Come Play with the pros
4:45 pm Day #5 ends
6:00 pm-8:00 pm Dinner on Your Own in Black Mountain!!!
(A list of Black Mountain Restaurants will be posted on the Website)
7:00 pm Pisqah Brewing Company “Live Concert” in Black Mountain

Friday, May 20, 2022

7:00 am Prayer Group Outside Porch by Dining Hall
8:00 am Breakfast at YMCA Dining Hall
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Private Lessons available (see the Pro to book your lesson)
8:00 am - 11:00 am Pickleball Stay & Play!!!!
8:30 am Group hike (moderate hike - meet in the lobby) or Private Lessons, or Open Play
10:00 am Check out of Hotel
12:00 pm Camp Ends!!! Thanks for attending!!!

LODGING & DINING FACILITY

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YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly

84 Blue Ridge Circle • Black Mountain, NC 28711

The YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a full-service conference center that provides lodging, dining, catering, meeting spaces, recreational opportunities, and more to deliver a great experience in a spectacular mountain setting.  Lodging is provided in comfortable and spacious hotel-style accommodations at Asheville Hall. 

Asheville Hall’s main porch overlooks one of our bubbling mountain streams and provides convenient access to the pool and dining hall. There are forty rooms consisting of two double beds, two single beds, or one single and one double bed. Handicap-accessible rooms are available in this facility. All rooms have air-conditioning and a private bath.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served every day in an all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining hall. Start your day with fresh fruit and hot breakfast options. Lunch and dinner offerings include a salad bar with healthy toppings and a wide variety of great entrees. Don’t forget to stop by the dessert table and taste our homemade goodies!

All meals are buffet and include two main entrées, two sides, bread, deluxe salad bar (lunch and supper), and dessert. Wristbands or colored dots for name badges will be distributed to you at check-in and are required to enter the dining room.  Vegetarian entrée options are available. All other food restrictions must be requested in advance.  Due to shared dining rooms, groups will have the same reserved seating at every scheduled meal.

MEAL TIMES:
Breakfast: 8-8:45am
Lunch: 12:30-1:15pm
Dinner: 6-6:45pm

Mountaintop Cafe & Gifts
Located just off of the Blue Ridge Center lobby, the Mountaintop Café & Gifts is your destination for artisan coffee, espresso, tea, and more. We proudly serve Starbucks Coffee™, including signature products such as their Frappuccino™. In the summer months, Eureka Treats and other ice cream options are available.

The gift shop offers a wide variety of merchandise. With items ranging from postcards and t-shirts to blankets and sweatshirts, the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly will have something you can enjoy for years to come.

Click Here for COVID-19 Updates (January 2022)

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Fun & Entertainment SOCIALS

Suncoast Pickleball Boot Camp Trivia Night
  • Monday - Trivia Night

    Join Coach Russell in The Washburn Center from 7 pm to 9 pm as he hosts Trivia Night for a fun-filled night of nostalgic knowledge in a team trivia challenge.

The Big Deal Band at Suncoast Pickleball Boot Camp
  • Tuesday - The Big Deal Band

    Come to the Washburn Center at the YMCA from 7 pm to 9 pm to hear live music by The Big Deal Band.

    Lead by Father-Son duo Larry Deal and Grayson Deal, this mixed bag of local musicians and characters has become a staple of Black Mountain’s local good-time music scene. Playing Bluegrass, Bentgrass, Americana, and Spiritual, with a little Indie thrown in,their Old-Time jam brings a gathering of friends and family and is sure to bea good time!

    https://www.facebook.com/thebigdealband/

Country Line dancing at Suncoast Pickle ball boot camp
  • Wednesday - Country Line Dancing

    Come join Coach Russell in The Washburn Center from 7 pm to 9 pm for some good ole Country Line Dancing.  Break out your cowboy hat and boots to be a part of the Pickleball Line Dancers.

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  • Thursday - Night on the Town

    Explore Black Mountain, NC, and have dinner on your own. Black Mountain is a very unique town with lots of charm and character. There is no shortage of good eating establishments. Click here for the listing of restaurants to pick your dining choice.

    At 7:00 pm everyone is invited to meet at the Pisgah Brewing Company for a Camp Grand Finale Party and enjoy live music

choose a training option that works for you. pricing

COMMUTER

$ 749 per Person
  • Instruction
  • Play with a Pro
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Lunch (Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Ratings Evaluation Clinic
  • Open Play
  • Hike to Mount Lookout
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COMMUTER WITH MEALS

$ 849 per Person
  • Instruction
  • Play with a Pro
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Socials
  • Breakfast (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, & Fri)
  • Lunch (Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Dinner (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Ratings Evaluation Clinic
  • Open Play
  • Hike to Mount Lookout
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SINGLE PRIVATE ROOM

$ 1,349 per Person
  • Instruction
  • Play with a Pro
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Socials
  • Breakfast (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, & Fri)
  • Lunch (Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Dinner (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Lodging (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Ratings Evaluation Clinic
  • Open Play
  • Hike to Mount Lookout

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY *

$ 1,049 per Person
  • Instruction
  • Play with a Pro
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Socials
  • Breakfast (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, & Fri)
  • Lunch (Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Dinner (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Lodging (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Ratings Evaluation Clinic
  • Open Play
  • Hike to Mount Lookout

COUPLES

$ 2,098 per Couple
  • Instruction
  • Play with a Pro
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Socials
  • Breakfast (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, & Fri)
  • Lunch (Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Dinner (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Lodging (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Ratings Evaluation Clinic
  • Open Play
  • Hike to Mount Lookout

COUPLES WITH 1 Participating

$ 1,649 per Couple
  • Instruction
  • Play with a Pro
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Socials
  • Breakfast (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, & Fri)
  • Lunch (Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Dinner (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Lodging (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, & Thu)
  • Ratings Evaluation Clinic
  • Open Play
  • Hike to Mount Lookout

* If you sign up for Double Occupancy without a roommate and cannot be matched with a roommate when rooms are assigned, then you are subject to the Private Room rate.

Need to discuss your plan?  Get in touch to see what option is best for you.

You don't miss this opportunity to mingle with the Pros and have fun while enhancing your pickleball skills.

Click the button below to register for camp.

Announcements

Check here daily for updates announcements about the camp.

#GetReadyForSCPB@YMCA2022!!!

Camp starts Sunday, here are some links to the website and announcements for you.  Updates will be sent via text and email to the phone number and email provided on your registration form.  If your information has changed, please let us know.  You should be able to find most of the information about camp on the website at http://www.suncoastpickleball.com/camp-2-2022

ADDRESSES
YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
84 Blue Ridge Circle
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Creekside Racquet Club
195 Dogwood Lane
Black Mountain, NC  28711 

CAMP CHECK-IN
Check in to the camp begins at 12 noon on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in the lobby of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly.  After checking in, you can play Pickleball on the courts. 

Beginning at 2 pm there will be a mandatory evaluation session.  It is important that you attend this session in order to be put in a group with similar level players.  You will get information on your court locations and times when you check-in to the camp. 

After the Evaluation Session, you can check in at the hotel.  Dinner will be from 6:00  pm – 6:45 pm, then we will have announcements at The Washburn Center after dinner.  The Washburn Center is next to the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly.

For your convenience, below are some links for you to get information about the camp.  Click on the heading to get to the website.

CAMP WEBSITE
This website includes information about the camp.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to see daily announcements, player groups, and how to contact the pros at that camp for private lessons.

FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions about camp.  If you have any other questions, please send an email to us. 

SCHEDULE
The schedule will provide you with the days, times, and information about the training sessions.  Note, the subject is scheduled to change due to unforeseen circumstances and is being updated to provide you with a better camp experience.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
You will find current announcements about the camp.  These announcements will provide information about the camp or changes to the schedule for the day. 

PRIVATE LESSONS WITH THE PROS
The Montreat Pickleball Camp Pros will be available for private and small group lessons on Friday morning, and before and after the training sessions. Some instructors may start earlier or later than 8 am. They may also have times available before and after each daily training session. Private and small group lessons are a great way to get personal guidance for developing your Pickleball skills in a private or semi-private setting. These lessons will allow you to receive instruction on the specific skills that you want to improve. You can do a session with 1 and a pro, 2 and a pro, 3 and a pro, or 4 and a pro. Each instructor will set their lesson price, make their own reservations, and collect payment for the lesson. It is best to schedule your private lessons before camp because these private lessons generally sell out quickly. Don't miss out on this chance to get private or small group instruction from these superb Pickleball Pros and Trainers!!!

PLAYER GROUP RATING EVALUATIONS
In order to get everyone in a similar skillset group, players will be evaluated on the Sunday arrival date of your camp on their self-rated skill set. Player evaluation will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the courts.  For evaluations you will play games. Winner will move up a court and split.  Losers will move down a court and split.  At the end of the session, you should be with similar level players.  Be sure to get warmed up and ready to play so that you will be in the right group.

GROUP PICTURE
The group picture will be taken on Monday morning at 8:45 am on the Tennis Courts at the YMCA. All participants and Pros are asked to wear their camp shirts for the picture.

GREEN INITIATIVE AT THE YMCA BLUE RIDGE ASSEMBLY
The YMCA Blue Ridge  has launched a Green Initiative in an effort to reduce waste. As a result, they are requesting that we use water bottles for drinking water instead of paper cups. Don't forget your water bottle so we can work to reduce waste at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly.

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING

  • Refillable water bottle (cups are not provide by Montreat Conference Center due to a green initiative)
  • Notepad and Pen/Pencil
  • Chair
  • Sunscreen
  • Cooler
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Playing Cards
  • Board Games
  • Plenty of Clothes
  • Other Outside Gear as Needed

WARM UPS AND STRETCHES ON THE COURTS
Consider doing appropriate stretches, exercises, or a short brisk walk-in order to avoid potential injuries.

HYDRATION
Remember to stay hydrated during camp.  At the outdoor courts we will have Igloo coolers with ice water.   At Creekside there is a water fountain.  You will need a water bottle for drinking this water.  You should start your hydration process before coming to camp to ensure your body is hydrated.

LUNCHES
Lunch will be served at the YMCA Dining Hall, so anyone at The Creekside Racquet Club will have to drive to the cafeteria at the YMCA for lunch. It’s about a 5-minute ride. We have added 15 minutes to lunch to accommodate everyone.

WEATHER (CURRENT)
Morning temperatures are dipping into the upper 40's and lower 60's and day temperatures are getting up to the upper 70's and lower 80's, so bring a light jacket and appropriate clothing.

MASSAGES AVAILABLE
There will be a Sports Massage Therapist on-site providing massages.  Contact Charlie Wright at (828) 200-3478 to schedule your massage. 

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT
For Thursday Night Out everyone will be on their own for dinner. Below is a list of restaurants in Black Mountain. Two restaurants that are not on the list are Trailhead and Foothills Butcher Shop. From 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm after dinner, everyone is invited to the Pisgah Brewery to hear live music and mingle with the pros and other campers. This is a fun time for everyone.

CLICK HERE for directions to the Pisgah Brewery. 

YMCA & CAMP COVID POLICY
Click here for the latest YMCA Covid Policy

CAMP COVID POLICY
If a player contracts Covid at the camp, then they will have to leave, in addition to their roommate who would have been in close contact with the infected person.  There are no refunds due to this matter, but if you have travel insurance you may be able to file a claim with the insurance company.

Player Groups

YMCA 2022 - Camp #2

May 15, 2022

ACES

ALLEY CATS

BANGERS

Start at Creekside
with John Sperling
Start at Creekside
with Scott Tingley
Start at Creekside
with Mary Helen Atkins
Ant Butera
Donna Corvette
Marcia DiMattia
Diana Prince
Pat Russo
Jeff Stuart
Hope Venus
Kay Wheeler
John Clark
Elizabeth Hardee
Greg Hesla
Leigh Hronek
Penny Jo Pagona
Jamie Reiser
Marie Taylor
Savana Wheatley
Holly Burnham
Kathleen Goodhand
Tracy Hesla
Robin Land
Scot Muir
William Smyth
Kelly Survant
Merle Tyroler

Drop Shots

Kitchen-Dinks

Lob-Sters

Start at Creekside
with Bob White
Start at YMCA
with Rick Witsken
Start at YMCA
with Mindy Yoder
Maureen Banks
Kathy Kingston
Susan Kingston
Tom Konsler
Alice Miller
Lynn Pierson
Janet Simms
Fern White
Michael Beckerman
Al Bradshaw-Whittemore
Christine Kirby
Gwen Konsler
Pamela McCall
Pam Pierson
Paul Richardson
Cheryl Travers
Maureen Cleary
Fred Coleman
Helen Coleman
Audrey Curlee
Margaret Goodhand
Beth Gusse
Marian Latham
Darlene Maramarco
GROUP ROTATION
GROUP Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM
Aces John Scott Mary Helen Bob Rick Mindy TBD TBD
Alley Cats Scott John Bob Mary Helen Mindy Rick TBD TBD
Bangers Mary Helen Bob Rick Mindy John Scott TBD TBD
Drop Shots Bob Mary Helen Mindy Rick Scott John TBD TBD
Kitchen Dinks Rick Mindy John Scott Mary Helen Bob TBD TBD
Lob-Sters Mindy Rick Scott John Bob Mary Helen TBD TBD
NOTE:
 YMCA Instructors are Mindy and Rick, so if you have these instructors go the YMCA courts
Creekside Instructrs are John, Scott, Mary Helen, and Bob, so if you have any of these instructors go to the Creekside courts

Pro Contact Information for Private Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to enhance your learning skills.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get lesson from this fantastic group of Pickleball teaching professionals.

Mary Helen Atkins
Email: mh333atk@yahoo.com
Cell: 704-519-6211

John Sperling
Email: atp.pickleball@gmail.com

Scott Tingley
Text: 941-468-7867
Email: Pickleballacademy@gmail.com

Robert White
Email: Bobwj68@gmail.com,
Phone or Text: 419-371-5411

Rick Witsken
Text: 317-372-1656
One Lesson per day Available

Mindy Yoder
Email: mindypb0708@gmail.com
Text: 260-615-7982
Sign up for private, partner or 3&me lessons