Nike Adult Pickleball Camp Malibu
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Our newest Nike Pickleball Camp is held on the spectacular campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Director Chris Harradine is excited to host pickleball players of all ability levels in this gorgeous environment, and provide players the opportunity to learn and get better this Fall. Come alone or come as a group, this will be a fun pickleball experience.
The 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 Chris Harradine and his 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 Adam Schaechterle
Adam Schaechterle was named the 16th head coach in Pepperdine men's tennis history on May 14, 2018.View Adam's Bio ⟩
Schaechterle was previously the associate head coach at the University of Notre Dame and has also spent time at the helm of the University of North Florida and assisted at his alma mater Northwestern University.
“We are extremely excited that Adam has agreed to join our Pepperdine family as our men's tennis head coach,” said Pepperdine Athletic Director Dr. Steve Potts said at the time of hiring. “He is a perfect fit for every aspect of our program and I have great confidence in his ability to lead our men's tennis program back to a championship level. We are looking forward to welcoming Adam and his family to our community.”
Pepperdine has made 38 NCAA Tournament appearances, including a 2006 national championship and runner-up finishes in 1982 and 1986. The Waves have also had two doubles pairs take home the NCAA doubles championship crown in 1984 and 1985. In singles, Robbie Weiss won an NCAA singles title in 1988, while the Waves have finished as runner-up on two other occasions.
“I want to thank Dr. Steve Potts and President Benton for the opportunity to lead the Pepperdine men’s tennis program,” said Schaechterle. “Pepperdine tennis has an incredible tradition, and it’s a dream come true for me and my family to be part of that legacy. We look forward to building a program that represents the values of the University and that competes for championships.”
At Notre Dame between 2013 and 2018, Schaechterle helped lead the team to its first NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance since 2007, its first two National Indoors appearances since 2008 and the second-highest year-end ranking since 1992. While there, the team posted an 82-63 overall record in five seasons, including a 21-10 record in 2014 en route to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. This season, the team finished with a 19-14 record and reached the NCAA second round. He also coached the first singles player in Notre Dame history to reach the NCAA singles semifinals and the second doubles pair to reach the NCAA doubles semifinals since 1994. He also was selected as the United States Tennis Association Men’s Collegiate National Team Coach for the 2017-18 campaign.
Prior to his tenure with the Fighting Irish, he was the head coach for the University of North Florida from 2011-13. He led the squad to its first undefeated Atlantic Sun regular season, the first appearance in the Atlantic Sun Tournament final and to many team, singles and doubles year-end rankings.
He was named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year in 2013. While at the helm of the Ospreys, the team went 35-14 overall through two seasons, including a 19-6 record and an ASUN championship match appearance in 2012.
Schaechterle graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., in 2006. After a brief stint working for Wilson Sporting Goods as a Tour and Juniors Manager in America from 2007-10, he returned to his alma mater to take up coaching at the collegiate level, where he was mentored by head coach Arvid Swan.
In his time as a player, Schaechterle led his team to the 2005 NCAA Tournament, was a team captain and ranked in the top-30 of the ITA’s national doubles rankings at the end of the season. He was an ITA regional doubles finalist and recorded the most doubles wins in program history (this record was broken in 2017), while also earning the 2006 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award.
Director Chris Harradine
Chris Harradine is a native of Sydney, Australia and began his career there in 1998 at various tennis centers. He started his tennis career in 2000 playing on the satellite and futures tour all around the world, resulting in a high ranking of 108 in Australia.View Chris's Bio ⟩
He came to the U.S. in 2001 playing and began working at Pepperdine tennis camp. Went to Ventura College 2003/04 played singles and doubles & Singles #5 California. Doubles #1 California, won Ojai, conference and state title with a Team state finalist in 2004.
He went on to run various Tennis programs throughout the Los Angeles region from 2006 onwards. His positions included Head Coach at Crossroads High School, CIF Champions 2007, Head Professional at Palisades Tennis Center, Assistant at Pepperdine University Men’s Tennis, Director of Tennis at Pepperdine Crest Associates (all in Malibu). Director of Tennis at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Seasonal Racquet Sports. Head Professional/consultant at Baltimore Country Club and owner of U.S Pickleball Camps designed by Collin Johns. 2021 - 2023 Racquet Sports Regional Director at Palm Valley Country Club and Monterey Country Club, Palm Desert, CA. He is one of the coaches for Pickleball Getaways, (owners are Ben Johns and Dekel Barr).
Certified through PPR as a professional Pickleball coach. Trained and certified under Collin Johns, #1 Men's Doubles player in the world.
This Adult Weekend Camp is geared towards players of all skill levels. Camp includes pickleball instruction and offers programs for beginner, intermediate and advanced level players. Please be sure to indicate your ability level upon registration and whether you are coming with a group that would like to play together.
Camp will cover: Grips, stroke development, dink shot, serves & returns, specialty shots, rules and etiquette and much more!
2023 CAMP DATES
- November 10-12
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.
- 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 (bring your own lunch/snacks)
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Welcome Package: All campers receive a Pickleball Camps t-shirt and prizes
- Instruction: 10 hours of instruction including on-court drilling, match play and technique/strategy discussions
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: Pepperdine Tennis Facility - lined for pickleball
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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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.