I learned more in 2 days than I have in 2 years. It was awesome.

Billie Kirkpatrick, Naples, FL

Complete your US OPEN experience by taking a pro clinic at the site of the 2019 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships. Clinics will be offered during Party in the Park that will kick off the US OPEN on Saturday April 27. More information on the clinics and the 2019 US OPEN may be found on the US OPEN website. To learn more, please sign up for the US OPEN email updates.

         Sign up early as clinics fill up quickly.

TO Be the best

Learn from the Best

The US Open Pickleball Academy caters to all ages and levels of players by
offering the best in Destination Camps, Instruction and pre-event clinics at
the US OPEN Pickleball Championships.

Our home base is in Naples, FL


Simone Jardim

Simone started playing Pickleball in January 2015 and started the US OPEN Pickleball Academy in 2016. She is a 7-time US OPEN Champion and a 6-time National Champion. Jardim is viewed as the #1 player in the world and one of the best instructors in the game today. She is also a two-time Triple Crown Champion of the US OPEN Pickleball Championships. She is the only player that holds that distinction.

Simone is an IPTPA certified instructor and has taught over 500 hours of pickleball.

Jardim 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 Tennis Coach at Michigan State University.

Simone, and her husband Chad are co-founders of the Peak Performance Pickleball Academy in Bonita Springs, FL.

Chad Edwards

Chad started playing Pickleball in March 2015 with his wife Simone Jardim, joining the list of those bitten by the Pickleball Bug.

Edwards is a 2017 US OPEN Silver Medalist, and a Gold Medalist at both the 2018 Southern Tropics Championships and the Las Vegas Pickleball Open.

An IPTPA Certified instructor Chad is known as a coach that focuses on developing shots, strategies and court positioning. He specializes in teaching all levels of players.

A former Division I baseball player and coach, Chad has been involved with Division I athletics over the past 16 years.

Chad is the Co-Founder of the Peak Performance Pickleball Academy in Bonita Springs, FL.

Phil Metz

Respected in the world of pickleball as a top elite coach who excels at dissecting your overall game and strengthening your weaknesses, Phil Metz is a well-kept secret in the world of pickleball coaching.

A 2017 US OPEN Silver Medalist, Metz is an elite player and an outstanding instructor. An IPTPA certified instructor, Phil has hundreds of hours coaching all levels of 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, and was a member of both the U.S. College National Team and U.S. Future Olympic Team.

Kyle Yates

A 4-time US OPEN Pro Doubles Champion and 3-time US OPEN Pro Singles Silver Medalist, Yates is one of the best and most recognized players in the game today.

An IPTPA certified instructor Yates is one of a handful of instructors that can focus on both your singles and doubles game. A dynamic personality with unlimited talent, Yates is always a highlight for our camper’s experience.

Nancy Robertson

Nancy Robertson is a top player and a 3-time US OPEN Champion, earning 2 Silver Medals, and one Bronze Medal.

Nancy has been playing and teaching pickleball for 10 years and has been a part of the US OPEN Pickleball Academy for 3 years.

She is an IPTPA certified instructor and specializes in teaching players the nuances of the games from keeping score to strategies throughout the rally. If you want to simply learn the game or you need to work on becoming a better player you will be in good hands taking a lesson from Nancy.


Dura Fast – Official Ball of the US OPEN Pickleball Championships, and US OPEN Pickleball Academy



The US OPEN Pickleball Academy Destination Camps have quickly become the most recognized camps in the game of pickleball. Pickleball enthusiasts of all levels will receive,

  • 13 hours of instructions from some of the best coaches in the game. Beginners to advanced players are encouraged to attend for intense instruction covering all aspects of the game.
  • Tips on preventing injury and how to improve nutrition and fitness levels will also be covered throughout the 3-day Academy.
  • IPTPA guidelines followed with a maximum of 8 players per instructor. Each player receives personalized attention from each pro instructor.
  •  All instructors are qualified under Peak Pickleball Performance Academy guidelines

You can expect plenty of instruction along with fun, camaraderie and long lasting friendships developed.

COST: $600 per player

Fee includes:

  • 13 hours of instruction from Peak Performance Pros that are IPTPA certified
  • US OPEN Pickleball Academy T-shirt and hat
  • Water, Sports Drink, Lunch

Destination Camps Schedule

Day 1


9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pickleball clinic #1


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch on site


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pickleball clinic #2

Third Shot, overheads, point  play strategy

Day 2


9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pickleball clinic #3

Stacking/Poaching/Around the post

One on One with Pro


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch on site


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pickleball clinic #4

Review session/point play with instruction

Day 3


9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mini Tournament with Instruction


12:00 pm

Graduation and review

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

January 11 — 13, 2019

2020 dates coming soon!


Special rates for pickleball campers

1 bedroom Island Suite - $189

2 bedroom Island Suite - $259

All Resort Fees Waived

MINTO US Open Pickleball Championships Clinics

The MINTO US Open Pickleball Championships Clinics Sign up is now available! Click here to secure your spot today. Clinics take place during Margaritaville Party in the Park!


Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Instructions to register:

1. Click 'Select' for the "Minto US Open Pickleball Championships Clinics"

2. Click 'Select' to choose your time and Pro Instructors

3. Click on the white highlighted area under 'Saturday April 27th'

4. Fill out your information

5. Click 'BOOK NOW'

6. Submit your payment to secure your spot

Sign up early as clinics fill up quickly.

US OPEN Pickleball Academy Partners with The Isles of Collier Preserve


The Isles of Collier Preserve and the US OPEN Pickleball Academy have partnered together to provide World Class Pickleball Instruction Program to The Isles of Collier Preserve residents. Visit their website for more information on the community.




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