​Suncoast Pickleball Association Pickleball Camps

Coach Russell, owner of Suncoast Pickleball, started his pickleball career as the Director of Senior Programs for Hillsborough County in Tampa, Florida in 2009.  As an USAPA Ambassador, he was instrumental in developing & promoting pickleball in both Tampa and later in Sarasota, Florida.

As the owner of Suncoast Pickleball, he has had the opportunity to learn and work some of the very best Pickleball Professionals in the World, Including Tyson McGuffin, Kyle Yates, Joey Farias, John Sperling, Jennifer Lucore, Gigi LeMaster among others!

He has been a Certified ITPTA Professional for the past three years and has participated and won medals at every level including Huntsman Games, USAPA Nationals and the US Open.

Currently Coach Russell resides in Black Mountain, NC where he is the Director of Pickleball at the Creekside Racquet Club.

Player List

  1. Steve Schoenberger - NC
  2. Joel Alnes - NC
  3. Rick Shrier - NC
  4. Angelo Mazzuca - AR
  5. Susan Mazzuca - AR
  6. Suzanne LaPiana - NC
  7. Drew Danko - NC
  8. Rick Krauss - NC
  9. Kathy Krauss - NC
10. Carol Seaver Kowalski - NC
11. Karen Johnson - NC
12. Kathleen Shepler - NC
13. Robert Dimitrijevich - NC


1. Wayne Anderson


 ​WHEN:                   Monday, May 11th through Friday May 15th, 2020 

WHERE:                  YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly-Beautiful  Black Mountain, NC nestled with the Smoky Mountains 15 minutes from Asheville!

ADDRESS:              84 Blue Ridge Circle- Black Mountain, NC 28711   

WEBSITE:               www.blueridgeassembly.org

ABILITY LEVELS:   2.5-3.0, 3.5, 4.0 & 4.5 rated players and above.  Player List at bottom of this page!

LIMITED TO:           First  32 players (Register Below)  

RATIO:                     1:8 player to Pro Ratio!!!

FACILITY:                Six (6) outdoor courts  & two (2) inside gym

DEADLINE:             April 1, 2020 but sign ups will go quickly so register today!

DEPOSIT:            A $400 per person deposit is required at Registration.  Of course you can pay the entire balance if you wish.

                             Balance is due on April 1st, 2020.  A $50 per person admin fee plus a 3.5% non-refundable PayPal fee will be                                                                                 deducted if you cancel.

                             Note: There will be a 3.5% processing fee charged for credit cards/paypal

REFUND              Up to March 1, 2020: Partial refund minus administrative fee ($50) per person plus 3.5 % of your current payment if you used PayPal.
POLICY:               3/2/20 - 4/1/20: Partial refund minus ($200) per person of amount you paid plus 3.5 % of your current payment if you used PayPal.
                             4/2/20 - 4/29/20: Partial refund minus ($400) per person of the amount you paid plus 3.5 % of your current payment if you used PayPal.
                             After 4/29/20: NO Refunds within 12 days of the camp
                             Refunds make take up to 14 business days.
                             PayPal fees are non-refundable.

SCHEDULE:       The Daily Schedule is below.  

COST:                  $   549   Off Campus/Instruction Only (Includes shirt & lunch daily) Instruction & Off Campus limited to first 12 players to sign up!​                                            $   899   Per person (based on double occupancy) for the entire week
                            $1,099   Single room rate for entire week
                            $1,299   Couples with one non-participant (includes room & meals for both)
                            $1,798   Couples

INCLUDES:       Lodging for 4 nights, Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner everyday (Dinner on your own of Thursday), Daily strategies & drills from the                                               Pro's,  Player Rating Verification (Monday)
                           One Hour Private Lessons are available for an additional cost on Friday ($75/hr for up to 2 players)
SOCIALS:    Nightly dinner and socials are planned each evening!!!

Trip Insurance Available:  Contact......RSA                   
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                                                               CSA                    Click Here

                                                               Insure my trip    Click Here

                                                               AARP                  Click Here
​​About the Area:   Black Mountain is a short 15 minutes from Asheville, NC ,  the Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and the beautiful Smoky Mountains!!!

Helle Spare


Lindsey Newman


If you have completed all the required fields then the SUBMIT Button will turn Dark Gray!!!

You will get a verification email from Suncoast once I received both your registration form and payment.  Also, you will then be listed on our PLAYER LIST (below) with all the others that have signed up for the camp!  

Thanks for signing up....You're going to have an AMAZING TIME!!!                    Coach Russell  (Camp Director) and Norman Weathersby (Assistant Camp Director)

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                        Please complete one form for each person 


* Cost is Only $50/day in advance plus small fee (Pay by Paypal above) or $60/day of event (cash only)...Sorry NO REFUNDS
* No need to register.....just pay below in advance
* One Day Passes is for One Day Only but can be used any day of the week (Monday-Thursday) See camp schedule below
* Time for Passes start at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm
* You may go on the sidelines of the courts and take notes/video's
* You can not participate in the camp in any way
* You may not interrupt the Campers or Pro's at anytime except for after the camp - 4:00pm
* Lunch and/or meals are available but there is an extra cost
* Water is provided at the courts
* You may be in rain-out sessions as a non-participant
* You can not partake in our nightly socials
*  Bring your lawn chair!!!

Here Are this Year's Amazing List Of Pro's:

Laura Fenton-Kovanda


Two (2) Payment Options:

1) Pay by Check:   Mail payment to Suncoast Pickleball

                                    506 Azalea Ave

​                                    Black Mountain, NC 28711

Helle Sparre was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1956. She began playing tennis at the age of six and by age 19 she was the Number One ranked player in her country.

As a professional, Sparre competed in all four major grand slams - The Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Once ranked as high as 49th in the world on the professional women’s tour, she captured the 1978 U.S. Clay Court Women’s Doubles Championship with partner Helena Anliot. In 1997, Sparre competed for the victorious U.S. Women’s 40’s team in the World Cup and won the 40’s World Doubles Championship.

Helle is the author of the book Dynamite Doubles and the creator of the Dynamite Doubles System which helps all levels of tennis players understand how to play smarter and win in doubles immediately. She has adapted and teaches the Dynamite Doubles system for Pickleball as well. She is also one of a growing number of former tennis professionals who have successfully converted to Pickleball. In fact, in an addition to playing professionally, she is recognized as one of the best Pickleball instructors in the nation today, while serving as an advocate for the growth of the game at all ages and all levels.

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2) Pay by Credit Card or Paypal here:

          **(use drop down arrow on paypal for 2 player deposits)

                Includes PayPal Processing Fee

Coach Russell


Featuring Some of the World's TOP Pickleball Professionals !  This year we have:

                              Helle Sparre, Lindsey Newman, Laura Fenton-Kovanda and Coach Russell !!!

Pay Balance

       (Due April 1, 2020)

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Pay in Full

Lindsey Newman grew up on Whidbey Island, Washington with six siblings that include four sisters and two brothers.  She started her Pickleball career in the late summer of 2017 at Pickleball Station in Kent, Washington after hearing about the game from another Selkirk player, Mark Cook. Lindsey and her brother, Riley, entered into their first tournament less than a week after picking up a Pickleball paddle and won the mixed doubles open bracket! Immediately after that tournament, Lindsey and Riley became professional players and their careers have immensely risen. If Lindsey is not on the Pickleball court, she’s probably on the basketball court as a college basketball referee. Lindsey plays both singles and doubles in Pickleball, but prefers playing doubles with her favorite partner, Riley. Lindsey is also working with her younger sister, Hayley, in hopes that they can one day be doubles partners. Lindsey currently resides in Queen Creek, Arizona and is sponsored by Selkirk.

Laura is an all-around athlete and holds National titles in basketball, softball, tennis, and racquetball, and exploded on to the pickleball scene.  Over the past 35 years, she has taught college courses in biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, biophysics, sport psychology, neuroplasticity, nutrition, and athletic training.  Being a professional athlete for 15 years with the U.S. Olympic Racquetball Team and managing her own sports academy, Laura brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the sports world.  Laura's passion for the sport, league play, and tournaments helped her realize that pickleball was ready for something new.  Dedicated to the amazing sport of pickleball and its clubs and communities, Laura established World Team Pickleball (WTP) in Columbus, Ohio, in 2015 to offer players of all ages and skill levels inexpensive, competitive, fun and social team events.    Laura is a 4-Time

U S Open Champion!!!

2016 US Open Championships - 1st Women's Pro Doubles Finalist!
Gold - Women's Doubles 40+
Gold - Mixed Senior Pro Doubles 50+
Silver - Women's Pro Doubles
2016 Tournament of Champions - Bronze - Open Women's Singles Legends
2016 USAPA Nationals - Bronze - Mixed Senior Open Doubles
2017 PPF Desert Championships - Silver - Senior Women's Pro Doubles
2017 US Open - Gold - Women's Doubles 45+
2017 World Team Pickleball Championships - 1st Place - 5.0 Mixed Team

Suncoast Pickleball Boot Camp at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Daily Schedule- May-2020:

Monday, May 11th:

              9:00am     Free Play for Campers!

                 12noon     Camp Check In and Free Play
                 2:30pm    Hotel Check In  

                 3:00pm    Player Critiques with Pro's

                 5:30pm    Dinner at Blue Ridge Assembly

                 7:00pm    Pro Introductions and Exhibition Matches-Gym!

Tuesday, May 12th:   

                  7:30am    Breakfast at Blue Ridge Assembly

                  8:30am   Warm-ups with Laura Fenton
                  9:00am   Dinking & NVZ Techniques
                 10:30am  Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 12noon    Lunch at Blue Ridge Assembly
                 1:00pm    NVZ Strategies and Drills
                 2:30pm    Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 4:00pm    Free Play until 5:00pm

                  5:30pm   Dinner at Blue Ridge Assembly

                  7:00pm   Social-  "Live Band"

Wednesday, May 13th:    
                  7:30am    Breakfast at Blue Ridge Assembly

                  8:30am   Warm-ups with Laura Fenton
                  9:00am   Third Shot Techniques
                 10:30am  Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 12noon    Lunch at Blue Ridge Assembly
                 1:00pm    Advancing to the Net & Mid-Court Drills
                 2:30pm    Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 4:00pm    Free Play until 5:00pm

                 5:30pm    Dinner at Blue Ridge Assembly

                 7:00pm    Social- TBA

Thursday, May 14th:    
                  7:30am    Breakfast at Blue Ridge Assembly

                  8:30am   Warm-ups with Laura Fenton
                  9:00am   Blocking & Re-setting Points
                 10:30am  Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 12noon    Lunch at Blue Ridge Assembly
                 1:00pm    Serve & Return, Lob & Overhead Techniques and Strategies
                 2:30pm    Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 4:00pm    Free Play until 5:00pm

                 5:30pm     Dinner own your own in Black Mountain

                 7:00pm     Social- Ale House in Black Mountain- "Big Deal Band"

Friday, May 15th:
                 7:30am     Breakfast at Blue Ridge Assembly
                 8:30am    Shootout and Open Play

                 11:00am   Check Out of Hotel

                 12noon     Lunch on your own

                 1:00pm     Social- Hiking (moderate hike near our area)

​                 3:00pm    Camp Over!!!

One Day Passes

Suncoast Pickleball Boot Camp 
        May 11th-15th, 2020
YMCA Assembly- Black Mountain, NC 

CANCELLED - Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

One Day Passes

Hope to see ya at the Camp for an Awesome Life Time Pickleball Experience!!!