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Welcome to Wild Dunes pickleball camp! There is so much to offer here both on the court and off. Wild Dunes is Charleston’s largest oceanfront resort and is only a short car ride from historic downtown and only a few minutes’ walk to the beach!

All of our pros currently compete in tournaments on a regular basis with a majority of them currently playing professionally on both the PPA and APP tours as well as various money tournaments throughout the year! Come learn from one of the most experienced staffs in the entire state of South Carolina!

Highlights Include
  • Instruction led by Josh Smith and PPR certified and current playing professional staff
  • 9 hours of court time
  • Technical and Tactical instruction, coached play, fun games!
  • Player round robin and social on Friday afternoon
  • For players 3.0+ skill and above
  • Low camper to staff ratio
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Camp Coaches

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    Director Josh Smith

    Coach and Camp Director, Josh Smith, is the Director of Pickleball at Wild Dunes. After playing competitive tennis for almost 20 years, Josh began teaching pickleball in 2019. He is a PPR certified coach and currently competes in APP, PPA, and money tournaments.

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  • Wild Dunes Pickleball Pro and Current Professional Player Jessie Rochefort

    Jessie has been at Wild Dunes teaching for 10 years! She is a certified PPR certified coach and current touring professional player in ladies and mixed doubles! Jessie formerly played tennis at the University of Arizona after being ranked the #1 junior in Canada

  • Wild Dunes Pickleball Pro and Current Professional Player Hartland Jones

    Hartland has competed on both the APP and PPA tours with his highest-ranking peaking at 35 in the world in singles, and 55 in mixed doubles! He is a PPR certified coach and has been coaching pickleball for 3+ years. He also leads pickleball events for underserved youth in the Charleston area!

  • Wild Dunes Pickleball Pro Peter McGhee

    Peter is a certified PPR pro and has 3 years of coaching experience. Peter competes in tournaments on a regular basis and has a talent for identifying players weaknesses, and explaining how to correct them in simple and understandable terms. Peter comes to pickleball after having competed and taught squash for over 16 years!

  • Wild Dunes Pickleball Pro and Current Professional Player Garrett Singletary

    Garrett is a current travelling professional player playing on both the APP and PPA tours! In 2023 he was selected to compete in APP Tour Next Gen events. If you ever play against Garrett watch out for is elite use of the Ernie!

Camp Details

We offer fun weekends of Adult Day Camp (Friday-Sunday) for players ages 18+ of all skill levels. Camp includes 9 hours of pickleball instruction and offers programs for players 3.0+ skill and above.

Camp will cover: Grips, stroke development, dink shot, serves & returns, specialty shots, rules and etiquette and much more!

2024 CAMP DATES

  • March 1-3
  • May 3-5
  • September 13-15
  • October 11-13
  • November 8-10

CAMP PROGRAM

For players 3.0+ skill and above. Players will be evaluated and grouped by level.

Camp is geared towards adult players of all levels. Upon arrival all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the weekend.

CAMP SCHEDULE

  • Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm: Kitchen Strategy, Round Robin & Social
    • 3:00pm-3:30pm – player welcome and evaluation
    • 3:30pm-5:00pm – dinking/playing at the kitchen
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm – Round robin and social (wine/beer/light snacks)
  • Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm: 3rd Shot Drop and Transition Zone Strategy
    • 11:00am-11:30am – Warm-up/dinking strategy 2.0
    • 11:30am-1:30pm – 3rd shot drop, 4th shot, transition zone strategy (5th shot drop)
    • 1:30pm-2:00pm – Coached play, King of the Hill (up river down river)
  • Sunday 9-12 pm: Serves & Returns, All things Defense
    • 9:00am-9:30am – Warm up, coached play
    • 9:30am-10:30am – Serves and Returns (often over looked)
    • 10:30am-11:30am – Blocking/Resetting, Scramble Drill defense, Lobs and overheads
    • 11:30am-12:00pm – Fun games, wrap up camp!

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?

  • Welcome Package: All campers receive a Nike Pickleball Camps t-shirt and prizes
  • Instruction: 9 hours of court time including instruction and match play
  • Wild Dunes Extras
    • 1 hour of complimentary court time per day
    • 25% off soft goods in the pro shop (paddles and shoes excluded)
    • 20% off at the Wild Dunes Spa
    • 10% off bike rentals
    • 20% discount on food or retail purchases at any food and beverage outlet (this excludes alcohol purchases)

INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, & FACILITY

  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by ability, and experience
  • Equipment Needed: All campers must bring a pickleball paddle, athletic shoes and a water bottle
  • Facility: The resort's beautiful pickleball courts
  • Medical Protocol: In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Book early for the best room rates! These are Day Camps and only and run during the hours listed above. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.

Please call the Wild Dunes Resort directly to book your hotel reservations. Below are details to receiving special discounted rates to stay at the resort.

Please use code WDPB24 on the standard booking page under “special offer”, then they will get 15% off of their room rate.

The booking link is: Hyatt | Search Results

Campers must follow that link and then put the code in under “special offer code”

CAMP INFORMATION PACKET

A detailed camper information packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

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Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    One of my son's favorite camps of the summer!

    — Anonymous

Nike Adult Pickleball Camp at Wild Dunes Resort

Josh Smith, Director
5757 Palm Blvd
Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!

Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

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Nike Adult Pickleball Camp at Wild Dunes Resort
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66431
Nike Adult Pickleball Camp Wild Dunes Resort (SOLD OUT)
Co-Ed
18-0
May 3-May 5, 2024
495.00
Programs: Advanced, Intermediate
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp is geared towards players 3.0+ skill and above.
Adult Camp: $495.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
66433
Nike Adult Pickleball Camp Wild Dunes Resort
Co-Ed
18-0
Sep 13-Sep 15, 2024
495.00
Programs: Advanced, Intermediate
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp is geared towards players 3.0+ skill and above.
Adult Camp: $495.00 USD
Availability: Limited

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
66435
Nike Adult Pickleball Camp Wild Dunes Resort
Co-Ed
18-0
Oct 11-Oct 13, 2024
495.00
Programs: Advanced, Intermediate
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp is geared towards players 3.0+ skill and above.
Adult Camp: $495.00 USD
Availability: Limited

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
66437
Nike Adult Pickleball Camp Wild Dunes Resort
Co-Ed
18-0
Nov 8-Nov 10, 2024
495.00
Programs: Advanced, Intermediate
Age Group: 18 - 0
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp is geared towards players 3.0+ skill and above.
Adult Camp: $495.00 USD
Availability: Limited

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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