Nike Adult Pickleball Camp at Tualatin Hills
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Nike Pickleball Camps is heading to Beaverton, launching a camp this September at the beautiful Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Facility. Renowned, former #1 senior pro, Rick Witsken, is excited to host pickleball players of all ability levels for a truly unique instruction experience.
This 3-day pickleball camp is designed to address your specific needs, increase knowledge and excitement of the game and help you improve in a fun and friendly environment.
- Instruction from Rick Witsken and his professional staff
- Grips, stroke development, strategy, etiquette and more!
- Low camper to staff ratio
- All campers receive a Nike Pickleball Camp T-shirt
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Camp Director Rick Witsken
Rick is currently ranked #1 on the APP Senior Pro Men’s Standings. He is the proud founder and owner of Team Witsken, which has run indoor tennis programs in Indianapolis and its surrounding area communities for the past 16 years. In addition to tennis, Team Witsken also offers Pickleball programs for all ages and levels. He is the seventh of eight children, was a two-time Indiana State Champion in singles and was one of four siblings to earn full tennis scholarships to a Division I school. At the University of Alabama, Rick was a two-time All-American, reaching the No. 1 doubles ranking in the country. Rick currently has a podcast RipSken Pickleball, posts many instructional videos as well via the Midwest Pickleball club. He also founded/funded the first public scholastic middle school pickleball team at Zionsville Middle School.View Rick's Bio ⟩
Rick was world-ranked on the ATP Tour in both singles and doubles. He began his post-playing career working with his brother, Todd Witsken, at the Indianapolis Tennis Center, serving as Tennis Director and coach of the IUPUI men's tennis team.
Rick enjoys competing. He has 15 Gold medals at the Pro level in singles, men's doubles, and mixed doubles, including Gold medals with Dave Weinbach and Simone Jardim. He is a two-time Gold medalist at the US Open. Rick is the proud father to three children Brittany, Peyton, and Colin who all play tennis.
Camp Director Paul McKinney
Master Pickleball Professional with RipSken Camps for 3 years. Director of Pickleball instruction for the Fishers Parks Department in Indiana. Started playing pickleball in early 2018 and immediately had a passion to learn the game and teach others to learn and love the sport that is changing the world. In 2019 met Rick Witsken and became friends and started helping Rick teach Clinics and quickly realized his talent and passion for the game was unique and students learned and absorbed concepts while having a great time. “Pickleball has changed my life and I want everyone to experience the fun while learning to be the best player they can be” Having coached over 1,200 students, he can honestly say there is no greater feeling than sharing his passion and knowledge of the game.
This weekend camp is geared towards players of all skill levels, including pickleball instruction and match play for beginner, intermediate and advanced players.
Camp will cover: Grips, stroke development, dink shot, serves & returns, specialty shots, rules and etiquette and much more!
2023 CAMP DATES
- September 8-10
*Rick Witsken will not be at camp on Friday 9/8. Rick will be at the U.S. Open cheering on his nephew, Ben Shelton, as he takes on Novak Djokovic in the semi-final. Rick's coaching staff, led by his co-director Paul McKinney, will be taking over on Friday.
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced skill levels
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the weekend.
- Check-in: 5:00pm on Friday
- Check-out: 1:00pm on Sunday
- Camp Program: Friday 5:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Welcome Package: All campers receive a Pickleball Camps t-shirt and prizes
- Instruction: 10 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
- Facility: Tualatin Hills Parks and Rec 8 outdoor pickleball courts plus four on the stadium court
These are Day Camps and only run during the hours listed above. The camp tuition DOES NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Athletic, on-court pickleball clothing
- Pickleball Paddle(s)
- Comfortable court shoes (no running shoes)
- Sweatshirt/warm up jacket and pants
- Water bottle*
- Snacks (optional)
- Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE PICKLEBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our pickleball camps please see our FAQ page
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The Babette Horenstein Tennis Center features 15 tennis courts - six indoor courts, eight outdoor courts that are covered fall to spring for year-round use, 8 permanent pickleball courts and a stadium court for special events.
In 2016, the center was renamed in honor of Babette Horenstein, one of the district's most influential leaders. Horenstein, an advocate for tennis programs, served on THPRD's board for 16 years (1977-93). During her tenure, 83 park sites -- many with tennis and pickleball courts -- opened within district boundaries.
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.