Nike Adult Pickleball Camp at Ocean Pines Racquet Center
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The Nike Adult Pickleball Camp in Ocean Pines, MD is the perfect location for players to learn and improve their skills in one of the fastest growing sports in America! Directed by Maryland native, Jacob Cook and Salisbury University Head Tennis Coach, Randy Halfpap.
This adult pickleball camp is a 2-day clinic designed to address your specific needs, increase your knowledge of the game and help you improve in a fun and friendly environment.
- Instruction from Randy Halfpap and Jacob Cook
- 12 hours of court time
- Grips, stroke development, strategy, etiquette and more!
- Groupings for all skill levels
- Low camper to staff ratio
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Camp Director Randy Halfpap
Randy Halfpap will begin his 20th season as Salisbury University's men's and women's tennis head coach at his alma mater in 2019. He took over the reigns in January 2000 after spending two seasons as the head coach at Pomona-Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif.View Randy Halfpap's Bio ⟩
In 2015, the Sea Gulls made a run to the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals, earning the No. 2 seed in the CAC tournament. Salisbury had three players named to the All-CAC teams with junior Shanon Gunther leading the way as a first-team pick in singles play. Senior Daniel Albers and Eric Spangler went 17-1 at No. 1 doubles being named second-team All-CAC and selected as alternates for the NCAA championships.
The Sea Gulls had another successful campaign in 2014 and Halfpap was honored by the Capital Athletic Conference for his leadership. Halfpap was honored with Coach of the Year, after leading the men to a 13-5 season, 4-2 in the conference. Since the team-tournament format change in 2006, the Owings, Md., native has led the men to the conference championship match each year. This is Halfpap's fourth time collecting the award, receiving it for the 2001, '04 and '08 seasons.
Salisbury finished 14-10 and 4-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference on the men's side in 2013. the Sea Gulls won at least 14 matches for the sixth time in Halfpap's career and advanced to the conference title match for the seventh time under his watch.
Eleven Sea Gulls earned All-CAC honors, including the first team doubles pair of sophomore Daniel Albers and freshman Eric Spangler, who was also picked as the league's Rookie of the Year, as well.
In 2012, the men's team went 11-12 overall and 5-2 in the CAC and had 10 players named to the All-CAC Second Team.
The 2011 season saw one doubles team named as alternates for the NCAA Doubles Championships while Salisbury finished the year with a team record of 15-8, it marked the sixth season in a row that Salisbury won at least 10 matches. Four players were named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference team, each one earning the honors for both singles and doubles.
In 2010, Halfpap led the Sea Gulls to their fifth straight 10-win season as the Gulls went 14-7. Halfpap sent two players to compete in the NCAA Singles/Doubles Championships at Oberlin College. The men's team had six players garner All-CAC honors as they took 11 spots on the all-conference teams for both singles and doubles play.
The 2009 season was another successful one for Halfpap and the Gulls as the men's team went 14-7 and the women 14-5 against some of the most competitive schools in that nation. Juniors Scott Burtzlaff and Evan Thomas competed in the NCAA Doubles Championships in California and fell to the top doubles pair from No. 1 Washington (Mo.) University. The men's program finished second in the Capital Athletic Conference, but took home 11 All-CAC honors. The women's program also finished second in the CAC and earned seven All-CAC honors.
In 2008, the Salisbury men's tennis team went 17-5, 6-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference. They won an astounding 10 games in a row en route to becoming CAC regular season champions. The maroon and gold eventually finished second at the CAC tournament. Halfpap's effort earned him his third CAC Men's Coach of the Year honor at Salisbury. Salisbury ranked as high as No. 12 in the polls in 2008. There were five players named on the All-CAC first or second team for singles, and two of the Sea Gulls' three doubles teams were named all-conference. For the third time under the tenure of Halfpap, Salisbury had an All-American in senior Brendan Kincaid. He was also named the ITA Senior Player of the Year for the Atlantic South Region. Freshman David Lupinetti was named the 2008 CAC Rookie of the Year.
Halfpap's women's team was also very successful in 2008, as the Sea Gulls went 16-5 overall, 5-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Under the tutelage of Halfpap, the young squad broke the school record with 16 wins. The maroon and gold won 11 consecutive matches which propelled them to a conference championship bout with Mary Washington. The entire Sea Gull entire starting lineup recieved All-CAC recognition while junior Anna Marie Kable and sophomore Kelly Fahrner were honored to the All-CAC first team. Halfpap had his No. 1 and No. 3 doubles teams recieved the honor as well.
In 2007, Salisbury completed another solid tennis season as the men's team finished 17-7 overall and the women's team finished 13-8. The two teams combined to go 12-2 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Halfpap guided his young teams to the CAC finals where they both lost to national powerhouse, the University of Mary Washington. Halfpap saw 19 of his players awarded All-CAC honors as well as one who earned the CAC Freshman of the Year award.
In his first season, Halfpap piloted the men's team to a 10-6 overall record and a berth in the NCAA tournament. In his second year, he led the women's team to it's first-ever NCAA tournament berth and its fifth straight winning season. In 2002, the women's team returned to the NCAA tournament and set a new team record with a final 14-4 record. The women won their second straight conference title and made a third straight NCAA appearance in 2003, before adding another NCAA tournament appearance in 2004.
Halfpap began his tenure at Pomona-Pitzer as the assistant head coach in 1997 before assuming the head-coaching duties the following season. He also served as the head women's coach at the Vivian Webb School in Claremont for two years, guiding his squad to a top-five ranking among high-school programs.
Halfpap was a two-year letterman for the Sea Gulls, joining the SU program as a transfer from Charles CountyCommunity College. He won the Capital Athletic Conference singles championship in his two seasons, claiming the title at No. 5 singles in 1996 and No. 3 singles in 1997. Halfpap posted a career singles mark of 23-9 at SU, including 15-6 as a senior in 1997. Halfpap also won the CAC doubles championship in 1997 and finished his career with a 20-14 doubles record. He completed his career with a 43-23 overall combined record. The Sea Gulls won the conference championship during both of his seasons and advanced to the NCAA tournament both years.
A native of Owings, Md, Halfpap graduated from SU in 1997 with a bachelor's degree. He earned his master's in education from Azusa Pacific (Calif.) University in 1999.
Coach Halfpap News
04/29/14 Halfpap earns Men's Coach of the Year; 12 Gulls honored as All-CAC selections
03/06/10 SU beats No. 23 Wash. & Lee; Halfpap gets 100th career win
Co-Director Jacob Cook
A local product of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Jacob Cook has more than 20 years of coaching experience in both tennis and pickleball.View Jacob's Bio ⟩
He is certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association and Professional Pickleball Registry. He has been a member of USA Pickleball and United States Tennis Association (USTA) for many years. Cook earned his pickleball coaching certification from Collin Johns, one of the world’s top ranked players in the sport. He came to love pickleball after years of playing and coaching tennis. From a ranked junior on the court to an accomplished collegiate athlete, Cook found a passion for coaching and success in translating his skills and knowledge to others in easy to understand, relatable ways that resonate with his students of all ages and ability levels.
As an instructor at The Tennis Center at College Park and the Junior Tennis Champions Center- one of the world’s premier tennis training grounds and home to the first USTA Regional Training Center- Cook had the opportunity to train world class athletes, coaching several current ATP Tour players as upstarts during his time in College Park, Md.
Cook was a three-year letterman for the Salisbury University Sea Gulls. He received all Capital Athletic Conference accolades in both singles and doubles during his time on the courts, joining the team as a transfer from Frostburg State University. Cook’s freshman year with the cross-state rival Bobcats he was named Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Rookie of the Year and helped lead the team to its first and only undefeated season in school history. He was also named first team all-AMCC in both singles and doubles.
A proud native of Ocean City, Md., Cook graduated from Salisbury University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree. He earned his master’s in publications design from the University of Baltimore in 2009.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Due to local and state regulations, we anticipate having to reduce our enrollment numbers significantly this year. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
We offer fun weekends of Adult Day Camp (Saturday-Sunday) for players ages 18+ of all skill levels. Camp includes 12 hours of pickleball instruction and offers programs for beginner, intermediate and advanced level players.
Camp will cover: Grips, stroke development, dink shot, serves & returns, specialty shots, rules and etiquette and much more!
2022 CAMP DATES
- June 25-26
- August 6-7
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced skill levels
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.
Saturday & Sunday
- 8:00am-11:00am: Pickleball instruction
- 11:00am-12:00pm: Lunch, rest
- 12:00pm-3:00pm: Pickleball instruction and competitive games
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Welcome Package: All campers receive a Pickleball Camps t-shirt and prizes
- Instruction: 12 hours of court time including instruction and match play
- Meals: Lunch will be included on both Saturday and Sunday
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, & FACILITY
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
- Equipment Needed: All campers must bring a pickleball paddle, athletic shoes and a water bottle
- Facility: Ocean Pines 8 Outdoor Pickleball Courts
- Medical Protocol: In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital
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.
COVID-19 SAFETY & REGULATIONS
For more information on our Covid-19 safety procedures and regulations, please visit https://www.ussportscamps.com/covid-safety.
CAMP INFORMATION PACKET
A detailed camper registration 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. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camp Code: PBADOP
Camp Dates & Prices
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