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About Peak Performance Pickleball Academy’s Destination Camp:

The Peak Performance Pickleball Academy’s destination camps include intense instruction to elevate your game, in addition to tips on how to prevent injuries and enhance your overall fitness level. The 3 day Destination Camp will include 10 hours of instruction, a Peak Performance Pickleball Academy T-Shirt, water, gatorade and snacks.  

8:1 Participant to Instructor ratio.

Our 10 week training program will be jam packed into 10 hours of intense instruction and cover topics including dinking and dinking strategy, 3rd shot drop and 3rd shot drive, transition from the baseline to the kitchen, volleys, how to beat a banger and how to be a better banger, court positioning and movement, lobs, lob retrieval and overheads.

Our Staff

Simone Jardim

Simone is an IPTPA certified instructor and Co-Director of the Peak Performance Pickleball Academy in Bonita Springs, FL.

She started playing Pickleball in January 2015 and has since become a 6 time National Open Champion, 8 time TOC Open Champion and a 7 time U.S. Open Champion, winning the U.S. Open Triple Crown twice.

She 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 Head Tennis Coach at Michigan State University. As a Division I coach she learned how to inspire her players and develop champions. Jardim coached two First-Team All-Big Ten selections and forty-one Spartans were recognized as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

Chad Edwards

Chad is the Co-Director and an IPTPA certified pickleball instructor at the Peak Performance Pickleball Academy in Bonita Springs, FL.

Chad started playing Pickleball in March 2015 with his wife Simone Jardim, joining the list of those bitten by the Pickleball Bug. A former Division I baseball player and coach, Chad was involved with Division I athletics for over 16 years.  He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners before attending California State University, Fresno.

Chad has been teaching Pickleball for 5 years and has more than 10 years experience as a private baseball instructor and operating  private instruction facilities.

Phil Metz

Phil Metz is an IPTPA certified instructor.  He was introduced to pickleball during the spring of 2016 and has been hooked on the sport ever since.

Similar to many 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, member of the U.S. College National Team and U.S. Future Olympic Team.  After retiring from competition Phil got into coaching tennis.  He coached players of all ages and abilities ranging from adult national champions to children who had never held a tennis racket.

Phil continues to amass medals as a player, but his true passion is spreading the game of pickleball by helping others learn the sport and improve their games.
When Phil is not on the pickleball court he is busy as a Realtor helping people find their piece of paradise in Southwest Florida.

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