Callie Smith's Nike Adult Pickleball Camp at Pioneer Park, Brigham City
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Callie Smith's Nike Adult Pickleball Camp is the perfect location for players to learn and improve their skills in one of the fastest growing sports in America!
This adult pickleball camp is a 3-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 professional pickleball player Callie Smith and her husband Kyle Smith
- 12 hours of on-court instruction
- Paddle Grip, stroke instruction, specialty shots, strategy, etc.
- Skill focused instruction that includes player evaluation and coached play
- Low camper to coach ratio
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Director Callie Smith
Callie Smith entered onto the Professional Pickleball Association scene in 2019 and quickly inserted herself among the top women athletes in the sport.View Callie's Bio ⟩
Born and raised in Utah, Callie Jo Smith comes from a prestigious line of tennis players and coaches. She began her collegiate tennis career at the University of Utah playing Division 1, where she helped her team compete in the PAC 12 tennis conference in the United States from the years 2012-2014. Callie grew up playing tennis and took home the state title four years in a row alongside her sister who also played tennis and took state all four years with her. She was invited to play in a pickleball tournament with her husband's 90-year-old grandfather, where she was afterwards introduced to more individuals who got her more involved within the sport.
In August 2018, Callie officially began playing on the Pro Tour and then quickly become one of the top female players in the sport of pickleball. She very quickly created a big name for herself in the sport of pickleball as someone who has an excellent force of nature on and off the court, she is someone that is always hungry to win. Since she began playing the sport back in 2018, Callie has medaled in almost every tournament she has played in, and in April of the year 2021, she became a U.S. Open Champion in Women's Doubles.
Callie loves to play pickleball and is very excited for what the future will bring for herself within the sport since she became pro in the year of 2019. She currently loves to use the Evoke Onix Premier paddle when playing competitively and she particularly loves using it for her aggressive game style. She prefers the balance that comes from the paddle for both the power plays, and the soft game.
Outside of loving to play pickleball and tennis, Callie Jo has many hobbies. Some of her hobbies include doing anything involving the outdoors, cooking, and baking, compose music as well as play the piano, run, bike, read, watch movies, and travel around the world. She is also a full-time mom of two children and a wife to Kyle Smith. She is known personally for her sweet personality and smile; she wears a long signature braid when she plays that has given her the nickname of “Rapunzel.” Callie Joe also will release instructional workout videos every so often that emphasize her training as a pro athlete. The tennis and pickleball star is 5 feet 10 inches tall and plays right handed in both sports; she is often teaming up in Women’s Doubles mainly with Lucy Kovalova. Callie Joe Smith is in the top five of all three Women’s Pro pickleball divisions.
Co-Director Kyle Smith
Kyle Smith is the co-founder and co-owner with his wife Callie of Paddle Up, a pickleball academy and program focused on raising the level of pickleball across the globe.View Kyle's Bio ⟩
Smith grew up in Northern Utah where he excelled in sports. His passion was basketball, where he finished with All-Area and All-State honors. Following High School, Smith decided to forgo sports for an education and attended the University of Utah's Accounting Program. Smith's background in Financial Education allows him to bring an organized structure and strategic mindset to the world of improving and coaching in pickleball. During his 10 plus years of managing the financial education of a start-up (now publicly traded) company, Kyle organized and managed the creation of over 200 educational videos for individuals with a beginning, intermediate, and advanced understanding of financial markets. Smith has brought this passionate and organized approach to instruction in pickleball with his wife Callie.
Kyle is extremely competitive and originally began playing pickleball with his wife Callie. They both decided to begin taking the sport more seriously when they lost a game to 11 against a couple twice their age. Thinking they would win the match easily, Smith and his wife were shocked when they were beaten 11-2; they quickly decided that they needed to learn more about how to play pickleball and take it more seriously. While Smith has not competed on the pro tour at this time, he is a regular drilling partner with his wife Callie who is ranked Top 5 in Women's Pickleball Rankings.
Smith can no longer beat his wife at pickleball regularly - much to his frustration; however, his passion is seeing her improve and succeed on the pro tour. His greatest joy in life is being with his wife and two children.
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 sessions of Adult Day Camp for players ages 18+ of all skill levels. Camp includes 12+ hours of pickleball instruction and offers programs for beginner and intermediate level players.
Camp will cover: Grips, stroke development, dink shot, serves & returns, specialty shots, rules and etiquette and much more!
2021 CAMP DATES
- July 15-17
This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate players. All participants will be evaluated by staff to ensure instruction is individualized. Players will be led through various skills and drills as well as match play.
- Thursday: 5:30pm-9:30pm - SOFT Game (Dinks, Drops, etc)
- Friday: 5:30pm-9:30pm - HARD Game (Developing Weapons, Ground Strokes, etc.)
- Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm - STRATEGY & IMPLEMENTATION (Play with Pro & Coached Play)
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
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
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
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.
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 before camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camp Dates & Prices
New Camp Dates Coming Soon!
Please join the Priority List to be notified when this program opens for 2023 registrations.