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Laura Fenton-Kovanda:

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.  

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
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  


NOTE: One per Person

Mail $489.00 Check to:

Suncoast Pickleball
506 Azalea Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711​

Coach Russell

​   Black Mountain, NC

Tony Roig

Clearwater, Florida

We hope to see you at the Camp for a once in a Life-time Pickleball Camp Experience that will improve your game forever!!!!

Join Us at

Tampa Florida's Very First Pickleball "Boot Camp"

Featuring IPTPA CERTIFIED Pickleball Professionals

Laura Fenton-Kovanda, Tony Roig, Deb Harrison and Coach Russell

Meet The Pro's

2020 Tampa Suncoast Camp Information

When:                        Tuesday, March 24th through Thursday March 26th, 2020 (Fri., March 27th-Rain Date)

Where:                      Northlakes Park- 2640 N. Lakeview Drive- Tampa, Fl 33618

Ability Levels:        2.5-3.0, 3.1-3.3, 3.4-3.5, 3.6-3.7, 3.8-4.0, 4.0+  (Please Self-Rate yourself as close as possible to your ability level if you can. If not 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 $489pp

Sponsored by:      Hillsborough County "Friends of the County Parks"

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:          Hilton Garden Inn, Residence Inn and Spring Hill Suites by Marriott- Lutz, Florida (All located Tampa- Suncoast Parkway)         

                                    Embassy Suites, LaQuinta Inn- USF Area

Daily Schedule:

Tuesday, March 24th:   

                8:00am   Check In and Warm-ups

                  9:00am   Dinking & NVZ Techniques

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

                 12noon    Lunch (on your own)

                 1:30pm    NVZ Strategies and Drills

                 3:00pm    Play & Critique with the Pro's!

                 4:30pm    Free Play until 5:00pm

Wednesday, March 25th:   

                  8:00am   Check In and Warm-ups
                  9:00am   Third Shot Techniques
                 10:30am  Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 12noon    Lunch (on your own)
                 1:30pm    Advancing to the Net & Mid-Court Drills
                 3:00pm    Play & Critique with the Pro's!
                 4:30pm    Free Play until 5:00pm

Thursday, March 26th:   

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

Friday, March 27th:

                 8:00am    Open Play or Rain Out Date

Laura Fenton-Kavonda

                   Surprise, Arizona

Deb Harrison

​      The Villages, FL

Deb Harrison:

Deb was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts.  Home of Cedar Junction formerly known as Walpole State Prison!  Her sports of choice in the good old days were Field Hockey, Basketball, and Softball.  She went on to major in Physical Education at The University of Massachusetts and was Captain of the Field Hockey Team and selected to the United States Field Hockey Squad from 1968-1972.  Chatham High School in the state of New York was her first teaching position.  She was responsible for ALL activities including all the sports she loves to do PLUS cheerleading and gymnastics.  Deb received her masters degree from East Stroudsburg State College in Pennsylvania then proceeded to coach/teach at Pine Manor College in Boston, Mount Holyoke College in Northhampton, and the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.  Prior to moving to The Villages in 2005, Deb co-owned a jewelry store on Cape Cod for close to 20 years and coached and taught tennis at various racquet clubs in Massachusetts.

Deb is the author of “Intense Pickleball Camp”Take it to the Next Level.  She is also the creator of the ongoing instructional series on You Tube with over 90+ episodes devoted to improving your skill components: picklepongdebyoutube.

 Currently, she enjoys teaching Pickleball in the Villages and loves being able to offer intense Pickleball workshops throughout the country as a traveling clinician.  Pro-Lite Sports Inc. has selected Deb to represent their endeavors.  As a Pro-Lite Pro she has offered workshops with Nationally acclaimed player Simone Jardim.   She has traveled to San Francisco, Dallas, Minneapolis, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and all parts of Florida, (Jupiter, Clearwater, Englewood, Sarasota, Piper's Landing, Riverbend)            Email contact picklepongdeb@gmail.com.

$489 plus 3.1% ($15.16) = $504.16

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Tony Roig:

Tony and his wife Jill met playing mixed doubles on a tennis league team the same year that Tony was headed to nationals with his men’s USTA team.  Wasn’t too long afterwards that they were invited by a close friend to play some pickleball.  Tony thought this would be nothing more than a morning spending time with some friends one the courts.  Little did Jill or he know the lasting impact that morning would have on their lives.
Since 2016, Tony has switched full-time from tennis to pickleball and played in more than 35 tournaments, including medaling in several regional events.  While Tony had always shared his knowledge and love for the game with others, in 2018 he took a more formal approach.  He became a certified IPTPA instructor and, together with his wife, founded In2Pickle – a resource for all things Pickleball.
Through their In2Pickle YouTube channel and online written resources, Tony shares pickleball tips and strategies.  Tony is constantly looking for new ways to impart information that can help players improve their game.  The underlying philosophy of In2Pickle is that any player who puts in the work can improve his/her game, becoming a benchmark 4.0 player (if not higher). 

Coach Russell:

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.

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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 10 business days.

​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