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23769
North Carolina

Pickleball at Montreat

Learn about a new racket sport — pickleball — as you learn from enthusiastic instructors and enjoy some friendly competition in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Rating (4)
Program No. 23769RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,149
North Carolina

Pickleball at Montreat

Learn about a new racket sport — pickleball — as you learn from enthusiastic instructors and enjoy some friendly competition in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,149
Length
6 days
Rating (4)
Starts at
1,149
Program No. 23769RJ

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The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 28 - Jun 2, 2023
Starting at
1,149
Itinerary Note

This pickleball week is for beginners or those who have a skill level lower than 3.5.

Aug 13 - Aug 18, 2023
Starting at
1,149
Itinerary Note

This session is for players that already know the rules and have a higher skill level of 3.5 and above. Skills and techniques being introduced and mastered include third shot drops, transitioning to the net, resetting the ball, how to win more points at the No Volley Zone (NVZ), what to do with opponent's lobs, as well as playing smart and winning pickleball!

Oct 1 - Oct 6, 2023
Starting at
1,149
Itinerary Note

This pickleball week is for beginners or those who have a skill level lower than 3.5.

Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2023
Starting at
1,149
Itinerary Note

This session is for players that already know the rules and have a higher skill level of 3.5 and above. Skills and techniques being introduced and mastered include third shot drops, transitioning to the net, resetting the ball, how to win more points at the No Volley Zone (NVZ), what to do with opponent's lobs, as well as playing smart and winning pickleball!

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 28 - Jun 2, 2023
Starting at
1,359
Itinerary Note

This pickleball week is for beginners or those who have a skill level lower than 3.5.

Aug 13 - Aug 18, 2023
Starting at
1,359
Itinerary Note

This session is for players that already know the rules and have a higher skill level of 3.5 and above. Skills and techniques being introduced and mastered include third shot drops, transitioning to the net, resetting the ball, how to win more points at the No Volley Zone (NVZ), what to do with opponent's lobs, as well as playing smart and winning pickleball!

Oct 1 - Oct 6, 2023
Starting at
1,359
Itinerary Note

This pickleball week is for beginners or those who have a skill level lower than 3.5.

Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2023
Starting at
1,359
Itinerary Note

This session is for players that already know the rules and have a higher skill level of 3.5 and above. Skills and techniques being introduced and mastered include third shot drops, transitioning to the net, resetting the ball, how to win more points at the No Volley Zone (NVZ), what to do with opponent's lobs, as well as playing smart and winning pickleball!

At a Glance

Discover one of the fastest-growing sports in America as you try your hand at pickleball! Created in the 1960s, pickleball is played by over two million Americans. This racket sport combines elements of tennis and badminton, using a paddle and whiffle ball on a small court. With less running and longer rallies, this game offers opportunities for hours of fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Learn from IPTPA Certified Pickleball Professionals as you enjoy some light-hearted competition. Plus, get the chance to explore lovely Asheville during free time!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Several hours of pickleball daily.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn the rules and techniques of pickleball from experts on the game
  • Enjoy rousing hours of play on the court.
  • Take in the peaceful surroundings of the Blue Ridge Mountains and explore the quaint city of Asheville.

General Notes

Itinerary and skill levels vary by date.
Featured Expert
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Russell Elefterion
Russell Elefterion is a 36-year-employee with the Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation Department-Tampaand has been involved with pickleball since 2009. His interest began while officiating matches at the Tampa Bay Senior Games, leading to him taking up the sport and developing Pickleball programs in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota areas. Coach Russell splits his time in Fla. and N.C. and offers his Suncoast Pickleball "boot camp" programs at Montreat each year. He is an accomplished player and a IPTPA Certified Pickleball Professional.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Russell Elefterion View biography
Russell Elefterion is a 36-year-employee with the Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation Department-Tampaand has been involved with pickleball since 2009. His interest began while officiating matches at the Tampa Bay Senior Games, leading to him taking up the sport and developing Pickleball programs in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota areas. Coach Russell splits his time in Fla. and N.C. and offers his Suncoast Pickleball "boot camp" programs at Montreat each year. He is an accomplished player and a IPTPA Certified Pickleball Professional.
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Paul Coletta View biography
Paul Coletta is from Flat Rock, N.C. and has won Gold Medals in both singles and doubles at the U.S. Open and at Nationals in Indian Wells California. He is one of the most sought after pickleball instructors in the nation! Paul began playing pickleball when he lived in San Diego after playing tennis and squash for most of his life. He loves to share his knowledge with other players and help the sport grow in popularity!
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Tracy Bailey View biography
Tracy has been on the program staff of Montreat Conference Center since 1986. She began working with Elderhostel programs in 1989, and in 1997 assumed the additional role of on-site coordinator. A native of the area, she graduated from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College in 1981. Her favorite hobbies are hiking, pottery and reading. Tracy married Sam in 2007, and added three daughters to her family. In addition to her own grown children, she and Sam have been foster parents since 2010. They have four grandchildren.





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