Get ready for a pickletastic weekend in Charlottesville with U.S. Open Gold Medalists and SickTRX team members, Ben Johns, Kyle Yates, Irina Tereschenko, and Brian Ashworth!
PickleFest Experience is a four-day pickleball event featuring
Pickleball Camp will be held at the Snyder Tennis Courts on June 1 and June 2. Both days will consist of AM and PM clinic sessions, each of which will be 3 hours in length. Participants will have a 2-hour break between sessions, during which lunch will be provided courtesy of Jersey Mike's. Each session will be run by 4 pros, with a maximum of 8 participants on each court. Every participant will receive 12 hours of elite pickleball instruction over the course of the 2-day camp.
Over the course of the Pickleball Camp, every participant will also receive a half-hour private doubles lesson with one of the four SickTRX pros, included in the price of registration.
PickleFest Classic will be hosted by Glenmore Country Club on June 3. It will be open format (teams can be mixed or standard doubles), double-elimination bracket, with prizes awarded to the first, second, and third place teams. Enjoy free cider tastings, outdoor music, food, and games throughout the afternoon. All participants will leave with an event T-shirt and swag bag of goodies from all of our sponsors.
Hotel accommodations: We have arranged for a discounted group rate at the local Holiday Inn, located less than 2 miles from where our clinics will be taking place. If you are interested in taking advantage of this option, please contact email@example.com.The discounted hotel rate is only available through May 6!
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A natural competitor, Kyle walked out of the first national pickleball tournament he ever entered with a gold medal. Since then, he has racked up more than a dozen titles at major pickleball tournaments across the country. In 2016 and 2017, Kyle won back-to-back golds at the U.S. Open in the Men's Pro Doubles division with partner Dave Weinbach.
Ben began playing pickleball in February 2016 and quickly climbed the ranks with multiple major tournament wins. Ben's most recent championship titles include the 2017 U.S. Open Men's Pro Singles (Gold), 2017 SoCal Summer Classic Men's Pro Singles (Gold), and the 2017 Canadian Nationals Men's Pro Doubles (Gold).
A former competitive tennis player for Texas Tech, Irina began playing pickleball in 2014 when pickleball pro Chris Miller convinced her to sign up for the Tournament of Champions. With very little prior experience, Irina walked away from the 2014 TOC with a gold in the Women's Singles Masters. Most recently, Irina earned silver medals in the Pro Singles and Pro Doubles divisions of the 2017 U.S. Open Pickleball Championships.
Rocking the most famous beard in pickleball, Brian has been playing this sport for more than 6 years. Brian grew up in Montana, where he played baseball and football before beginning his celebrated pickleball career. In last year's U.S. Open, Brian took home the gold for 19+ Doubles division, competing with partner Kyle Yates.