8:1 Participant to Instructor ratio. Revolving on a 10 week program, each week focuses on a different area of the game. You do not need to sign up for 10 consecutive weeks. You can sign up for individual or multiple sessions based on your availability to attend.
2.5 session - Tuesday 8:30-9:30 AM and 9:30-10:30 AM (4:1 ratio)
3.0 session - Tuesday 10:30-11:30 AM and 11:30 AM-12:30 PM (4:1 ratio)
3.5 session - Thursday 8:30-10:00 AM
4.0+ session - Thursday 10:00-11:30 AM
($25/person, max of 24 per session
Week 1 - Dinking
Week 2 - Volleys
Week 3 - 3rd Shot Drop and Transition
Week 4 - Groundstrokes
Week 5 - Offensive lobs, lob retrieval and overheads
Week 6 - Serves and returns
Week 7 - How to beat a banger
Week 8 - Turning defense into offense and partner communication
Week 9 - 3rd shot drop and transition, stacking and court positioning
The Peak Performance Pickleball Academy’s destination camps will include intense instruction to elevate your game, in addition to tips on how to prevent injuries and enhance your overall fitness level. The 3 day Destination Camp will include 10 hours of instruction, lunch provided each day, a Peak Performance Pickleball Academy T-Shirt, water, gatorade and snacks.
8:1 Participant to Instructor ratio.
($400/person, limited to 24 participants per session, 48 total)
8 week ladder league, limited to 40 players per league. Each week you will be assigned a court and play 3 games to 21, partnering with each person on your court. The ladder (seeding) is based on a total points percentage. If more than 24 people sign up for a league, the start times will be staggered at 4:30pm and 5:30pm. If you can not commit to a minimum of 6 weeks, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be put on the sub list.
2.5/3.0 - Thursday nights, January 24 - March 14, 2019
3.5 - Tuesday nights, January 22 - March 12, 2019
4.0+ - Wednesday nights, January 23 - March 13, 2019
Simone Jardim and Chad Edwards will head the US Open Pickleball Academy’s Destination Camp. The 3 day camp will include intense instruction to elevate your game, in addition to tips on how to prevent injuries and enhance your overall fitness level. Included in the camp are 13 hours of instruction, lunch provided each day, a US Open Pickleball Academy T-Shirt and hat, giveaways from Academy sponsors that include apparel and equipment, water, gatorade and snacks.
8:1 Participant to Instructor ratio.
($600/person, limited to 40 participants)
January 11-13, 2019 at Sundial Resort, Sanibel Island, FL.
Simone is an IPTPA certified instructor and Co-Director of the Peak Performance Pickleball Academy in Bonita Springs, FL.
She started playing Pickleball in January 2015 and has since become a 6 time National Open Champion, 8 time TOC Open Champion and a 7 time U.S. Open Champion, winning the U.S. Open Triple Crown twice.
She was a two time All-American tennis player in doubles and was ranked number one in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Simone’s coaching expertise was developed as the women’s Head Tennis Coach at Michigan State University. As a Division I coach she learned how to inspire her players and develop champions. Jardim coached two First-Team All-Big Ten selections and forty-one Spartans were recognized as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.
Chad is the Co-Director and an IPTPA certified pickleball instructor at the Peak Performance Pickleball Academy in Bonita Springs, FL.
Chad started playing Pickleball in March 2015 with his wife Simone Jardim, joining the list of those bitten by the Pickleball Bug. A former Division I baseball player and coach, Chad was involved with Division I athletics for over 16 years.
He won gold in 4.5 Men's Doubles and 5.0 Mixed Doubles in the Southern Tropics Tournament, Gold in 4.5 Men’s Doubles and Bronze in 5.0 Mixed Doubles in the Winter Classic, Gold in Open Mixed Doubles at the South Florida Slam and a Silver medal at the U.S Open Pickleball Championships. Chad has been teaching Pickleball for 3 years and has more than 10 years experience as a private baseball instructor and operating private instruction facilities.
Phil Metz is an IPTPA certified instructor. He was introduced to pickleball during the spring of 2016 and has been hooked on the sport ever since.
Similar to many pickleball players, Phil comes from a tennis background. As a player he was a Big Ten champion playing #1 singles and doubles for The Ohio State University, member of the U.S. College National Team and U.S. Future Olympic Team. After retiring from competition Phil got into coaching tennis. He coached players of all ages and abilities ranging from adult national champions to children who had never held a tennis racket.
Phil continues to amass medals as a player, but his true passion is spreading the game of pickleball by helping others learn the sport and improve their games.
When Phil is not on the pickleball court he is busy as a Realtor helping people find their piece of paradise in Southwest Florida.
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Peak Performance Pickleball Academy
27200 Kent Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135, United States