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Suncoast is planning 3-4 Pickleball Camps to improve your game.  Some of the world's best players and instructors are brought in to share their expertise on how to play the game.

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Coach Russell, a 36 year employee with the Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation Department-Tampa, Florida has been involved in Pickleball since 2009.  He was first introduced to the game by officiating matches at the Tampa Bay Senior Games.

That sparked a fire and soon after he began playing, officiating and developing Pickleball programs in the Tampa Bay area.  As a past USTA Tennis Professional, he gave free Pickleball lessons and clinics to beginners and advanced players as well as hosting sanctioned and non-sanctioned tournaments.

Coach Russell is an accomplished player and participates in several tournaments a year, winning Gold in many of them. He   shares his wisdom and knowledge from these tournaments in order to make you a better player too!

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The Suncoast Pickleball Association is a Licensed and Insured, L.L.C. located in Sarasota, Florida.  Our mission to to help grow the sport of Pickleball, the sport we all enjoy and love!  We do this by offering a variety of pickleball services including being Tournament Directors, conducting Pickleball Camps, Clinics, providing Free and Private Lessons throughout Central Florida and beyond.  

​Our site will act as your tournament web site to enter local Suncoast Pickleball Association Tournamentsand Clinics in your area.  We also have the experience and knowledge to be your next Tournament Director and raise money for your local Pickleball Club. We work with Pickleball Clubs from all over the state to find the right type of Pickleball Tournament that's just right for you!  

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Coach Russell offers group lessons for entry level players, beginners, intermediate and advanced players as well.  Group clinics are are usually 1 hr or 1 1/2 hrs.  

Free lessons are available from time to time through the City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation Department.

We conduct several tournaments in and around Central Florida as well as throughout the state!  Most are non-sanctioned but we do offer USAPA Sanctioned events as well.

We will do all the planning, organizing, advertising to include:

* Seeking sponsorship
* Mass player email list 
* Securing a facility
* Order shirts & awards
* Player and Facility Insurance

Tournaments may include:

* Food Catering
* Pro Clinics
* Social Games/Contests
* Certified Officials
* And much, much more!

​For more information, contact us today!


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