Sarah Ansboury's Nike Junior Pickleball Camp at Palmetto Dunes
Welcome to the Nike Junior Pickleball Camp at Palmetto Dunes!
Directed by legendary player and instructor, Sarah Ansboury, the Nike Pickleball Camps at Palmetto Dunes are serious fun!
This junior 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 Sarah Ansboury and her professional staff
- 10 hours of court time
- Grips, stroke development, strategy, etiquette and more!
- Groupings for all skill levels
- Low 5:1 camper to staff ratio
- All campers receive a Nike Pickleball Camp T-shirt
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Camp Director Sarah Ansboury
One of the real trailblazers of pickleball, Saran Ansboury first started playing the sport in 2014 and quickly rose to the top with gold medals in both Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles at the 2016 USAPA National Championships and 2016 US Open.View Sarah's Bio & Pickleball Tips ⟩
She also medaled four times at the 2017 USAPA Nationals. One of them, winning gold in Women’s Doubles with her good friend, Gigi LeMaster.
Born in Turlock, California, Ansboury is currently living in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina where she is the Director of Pickleball and Touring Pro for the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, a magnificent 24-court facility. Ansboury has been teaching tennis for the past 17 years, but it is the sport of pickleball that has the former NCAA women’s tennis coach hooked. “The easy learning curve of the game pulls players into the sport and keeps them excited, while the entire pickleball community is so fully engaged and very social in its nature which helps make people stay.”
Away from the court, Ansboury is a driving force on the game’s development. Sarah is the Education Coordinator and Lead Clinician for PPR — Professional Pickleball Registry who is the educational partner of the USAPA. While still touring the world training players and coaches, Sarah also hits the courts competitively.
Pickleball Tips by Sarah:
We offer fun weekends of Junior Day Camp (Friday-Sunday) geared towards players of all skill levels. Camp includes 10 hours of pickleball instruction and offers programs for beginner, intermediate and advanced level players depending on the camp dates.
Camp will cover: Grips, stroke development, dink shot, serves & returns, specialty shots, rules and etiquette and much more!
2021 CAMP DATES
- July 16-18
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced skill levels
Camp is geared towards junior 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.
- 5:00pm - 7:00pm: Welcome meet and greet on the courts and initial drill session
- 9:00am - 1:00pm: Focus of skills, techniques, and tactics featuring the no volley zone
- 9:00am - 1:00pm: Primary focus on the transition zone with shots such as the third shot and volleys
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: Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center
COVID-19 SAFETY & REGULATIONS
For more information on our Covid-19 safety procedures and regulations, please visit https://www.ussportscamps.com/covid-safety.
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.
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 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.
Camp Code: PBXDPD
The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center features 24 dedicated Pickleball courts, all lighted for night play, and one of the most comprehensive instructional programs on the east coast.
Camp Dates & Prices
New Camp Dates Coming Soon!
Please join the Priority List to be notified when this program opens for 2023 registrations.