​Suncoast Pickleball Association Pickleball Camps

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CANCELLED - Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We hope to see you at the Camp for a once in a Life-time Pickleball Camp Experience that will improve your game in preparation for the 2020 U.S. Open!!!

Join Us at

The Amazing PicklePlex in beautiful Punta Gorda for another great Suncoast Boot Camp

Great Preparation for the 2020 U.S. Open

Featuring IPTPA CERTIFIED Pickleball Professionals

John Sperling, Scott Tingley, David Duncan and Coach Russell

CANCELLED - Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Meet The Pro's

2020 Return to PicklePlex Pickleball Camp Information

When:                        Tuesday, March 24th through Thursday March 26th, 2020

Where:                      PicklePlex located on the campus of Florida SW College in Punta Gorda, Florida

Ability Levels:        2.5-3.0, 3.1-3.3, 3.4-3.5, 3.6-3.7, 3.8-4.0, 4.0+  (What is your USAPA Rating or what skill level would you use to enter a tournament.  If you do not have a tournament rating, then please Self-Rate yourself as close as possible to your ability level if you can.  A brief player critique will take place on the first day  of the camp)!

Ratio:                         You'll have a 1:8 instructor to player ratio for more effective improvement to your game!

Limited to:              First (32) Thirtytwo  Players that register on or before March 14th, 2020

Cost:                          ONLY $589 per person/ NOW Get a $25 Discount for a total of $564 per person!!!

Camp Includes:   Six (6) hours of critiques and instruction each day (18) total with the Pro's plus daily playing!!! Plus A Specially Designed Camp Dry-fit shirt!!!

Host Hotels:          Knights Inn, Budget Hotel, Holiday Inn Express - Punta Gorda, Florida

Daily Schedule:

Tuesday, March 24th:   

                8:00 am   Check In and Warm-ups

                   8:30 am Player Evaluations for Group Placement

                  9:00 am   Dinking & NVZ Techniques

                 10:30 am  Play & Critique with the Pro's!

                 11:30 am    Lunch (at the School Cafeteria)

                 12:30 pm    NVZ Strategies and Drills

                 3:30 pm    Play & Critique with the Pro's!

                 3:30 pm    Pro Exhibition

Wednesday, March 25th:   

                  8:30am   Check In and Warm-ups
                  9:00am   Third Shot Techniques
                 10:30am  Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 12noon    Lunch (at the School Cafeteria)
                 1:30pm    Advancing to the Net & Mid-Court Drills
                 3:30pm    Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 3:30pm    Free Play until 5:00pm

Thursday, March 26th:   

                  8:30am   Check In and Warm-ups
                  9:00am   Blocking & Re-setting Points
                 10:30am  Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 12noon    Lunch (at the School Cafeteria)
                 1:30pm    Serve & Return, Lob & Overhead Techniques and Strategies
                 3:30pm    Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 4:30pm    Free Play until 5:00pm

​NOTE:Schedule is subject to change.

David Duncan      Tampa, Florida

John Sperling

​The Villages, FL

$589.00 + 18.26 paypal fee = $607.26 total

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Thanks so much for registering!  We look forward to seeing you at the Camp!

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During these difficult times we are encountering that have changed our daily lives due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our team at Suncoast Pickleball is sending out condolences and concern to everyone affected by the virus and the associated global circumstances resulting from it.  At Suncoast Pickleball, we believe it is our responsibility to prioritize the health and well-being of our customers, staff, instructors, partners, and community, while also supporting our health and government leaders as they work to contain the virus and minimize the impact.

Based on these events, in addition to the recommendations and guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and our partners, Suncoast Pickleball has decided to cancel the Punta Gorda Camp at the PicklePlex that is scheduled for March 24-26, 2020. 

Our top priority is everyone’s health and well-being. We highly recommend customers everywhere follow the health and travel advice of relevant authorities.

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.

$564.00 + 18.00 paypal fee = $582.00 total


  1. Darlene Popper - North Venice, FL
  2. Barbara Dienna - North Ft Myers, FL
  3. Kenneth Ulrich - North Ft Myers, FL
  4. Joyce Protz - Port Charlotte, FL
  5. Janet Newport - Eufaula, OK
  6. Roy Elefterion - Land O Lakes, FL
  7. Debra Emery - McAlester, OK
  8. Teresa Burritt - Punta Gorda, FL
  9. Debra Ciardello - Sarasota, FL
10. Apolo Starr- Arcadia, FL

11. Eli Corbin- St Augustine, Fl
12. Anne Flanagan- St Augustine, Fl





  • Up to March 1, 2020 - Refund of the amount you paid minus $50 administrative fee per person. Players who register then cancel and do not pay are subject to a $50 administrative fee per person.
  • After March 1, 2020 and before March 14, 2020 - Refund of the amount you paid minus $50 admininstrative fee per person if you get another player to sign up in your place and they pay within 24 hrs of your cancellation. If you cannot get a replacement, then refund of the amount you paid minus $200 adminstrative fee per person.
  • After March 14, 2020 and before March 21, 2020 - Refund of the amount you paid minus $50 admininstrative fee per person if you get another player to sign up in your place and they pay within 24 hrs of your cancellation.  If you cannot get a replacement, then refund of the amount you paid minus $400 adminstrative fee per person.
  • After March 22, 2020 - NO REFUNDs will be given. 
  • PayPal fees are non-refundable.
  • Refunds may take up to 14 business days.
  • ​All cancellations must be made by email noting the cancellation and reason.  The email must originate from the person who is cancelling.

​Travel Insurance is recommended to protect your travel expenses which could include prepaid items like camp costs, airfare, rental car, or lodging.  It is a fact that 10% of all campers have to cancel for injuries, surgeries, illnesses, family emergencies and/or other unforeseen circumstances, so we highly recommend acquiring Travel Insurance to protect your investment.  There are many travel insurance companies and if you plan to purchase travel insurance, you should research the company in addition to comparing their rates and coverages.  For your convenience some links to travel insurance companies are provided below:

CSA Travel Protection
Red Sky Travel Insurance
Pelligrino Agency

​​John Sperling is a professional pickleball player and instructor with over 30 years of teaching experience. John has achieved success with well know companies such as Grand Oaks Resort, PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry), Country Club of Ocala, Engage Pickleball, and Bollettieri Tennis Academy, to name a few.

John grew up in the Detroit Metro area and attended Trenton High School in Trenton, MI. It is here where he started playing tennis and began his junior tennis career. John quickly became one of the best young players in the area and reached a top rating in the state of Michigan by the time he was 17. After high school John attended College of DuPage and played tennis for Chaparrals. He reached a collegiate ranking of #7 and led his tennis team to a Top 5 Finish at Nationals.

While attending college in Chicago, John started his teaching career at Evergreen Bath and Tennis Club in Evergreen Park. Over the years, John was blessed to learn from some of the best professionals in the industry, which helped him develop into the instructor that he is today. After 30 years on the tennis court, John left the tennis world to bring his experience and expertise to pickleball. He has a style of teaching that appeals to all levels of play, from the beginning player all the way to top professionals. His passion on the court is unmatched and this transfers through to his students.

John has played professionally for the past two years and has won many local, state, and regional tournaments. He has had success at the national level by capturing a Gold/Champion medal at the 2017 US Open and followed it up with two more medals at the 2018 Open. He was also a two-time medalist at the 2018 AAU National Indoor Championships. John likes to spend his down time working with underprivileged kids by teaching them pickleball and other sports.

Born in California and raised in Washington State, David Duncan has played just about every sport at a competitive level. At age 10 he started playing tennis and by 12 years old he was among the top junior tennis players in the Pacific Northwest. While still in high school, David began teaching tennis focusing on proper technique and body mechanics. He played regional satellite tournaments then left for college. He continued to teach tennis while in college but stopped playing competitively.

Near the end of 2015, David discovered pickleball. He quickly became a 5.0 player and was certified by the IPTPA in 2018. David currently plays pickleball in the Open Pro Division and won a silver medal in the 2018 US Open 40+ division. Also in 2018, David launched a pickleball website called PickleballHotSpot.com, which connects the pickleball community in a variety of ways from finding fellow pickleballers, instructors, courts, camps, clinics etc. David hopes that between teaching, playing the sport, and providing this website — he can contribute to the growth of the great sport of pickleball.

With an outstanding background as a player and instructor, Scott brings both his passion and his expertise to the court, helping you to believe and achieve your pickleball goals!

Scott Tingley was born in Clearwater, Florida and started playing tennis at the age of 10. By age 14 he was nationally ranked gaining exposure to players from all over the country.

In 2012, Scott found the incredible sport of Pickleball. His pickleball passion grew quickly and before he knew it, he was playing 15+ hours per week and loving every second of it. After 9 months of playing he placed fourth in a tournament at the 4.0 level and that fueled his fire even more. Since then Scott has over 40 medals and still counting…

2018 Riverbend Bronze Medal (Men’s Doubles Open)

2018 US Open Silver Medal (Men’s Doubles – Age 40+)

2016 FL State Championship Gold Medal (Men’s Doubles 5.0)

2016 US Open Bronze Medal (Men’s Doubles – Age 40+)

Scott Tingley was one of the lead instructors at the 2017 U.S. Open in Naples, FL. Over the years Scott has enjoyed teaching and coaching many different sports. He has been working as a private Pickleball coach in the Punta Gorda area and has done group clinics around the country. His teaching techniques help students feel comfortable on the court and is now a IPTPA Certifier for pickleball instructors. It is Scott’s passion to sharpen the abilities of both students and instructors so they can take their game to the next level.

Mail $564.00 Check to:

Suncoast Pickleball
506 Azalea Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711​

Scott Tingley

Venice, Florida


NOTE:One Form per Person, so couples will need to do a form for each person

Coach Russell

​   Black Mountain, NC