The Pickleball Club in Lakewood Ranch opens registration for LevelUp Pickleball Camp

Kyle McMakin, head pro at LevelUp Pickleball

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Pickleball Club, the leading developer and operator of private, membership-based high-amenity indoor pickleball facilities throughout Florida, recently opened up registration for its LevelUp Pickleball Camp, the premier pickleball instructional camp recognized by Pickleball Magazine.

The two-day camp will be led by Kyle McMakin, head pro at LevelUp Pickleball. McMakin is a two-time triple crown 5.0+ winner in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, a gold medalist at Nationals in Men’s Doubles – 35+ 5.0, and gold medalist in Men’s Doubles at the PPA Bubly Las Vegas.

The camp will take place on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Lakewood Ranch club. While the organization offers three skill-based pickleball camps, this series is designed specifically for intermediate players ranging from 3.0 – 4.5.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., participants will learn new skills, have their skills analyzed by pickleball professionals throughout drills and play semi-competitive games that focus on reinforcing skills learned. The program will offer 12 hours of instruction, a low eight students to one pro class size ratio and individual pre- and post-camp video review.

“We are thrilled to have the talented professionals from LevelUp visit our facility to offer high-quality instruction to our intermediate players,” said Cliff Aiken, pickleball and programs manager for The Pickleball Club. “Being that they are the world’s largest and highest rated pickleball instructional camp, we have no doubt our members will enjoy learning from some of the top players and instructors in the sport.”

Registration for the two-day camp is $595 and currently open to members and non-members. Interested individuals can sign up online.

About The Pickleball Club at Lakewood Ranch
Located at 1300 Sarasota Center Blvd., The Pickleball Club is a brand-new, healthy living, private pickleball complex featuring 12 indoor and 2 outdoor pickleball courts with tournament- level court surfaces, Players’ Courtyard, Players’ Lounge, Pickles Café, Dink’s Pro Shop, permanent nets and a HEPA filtered air-conditioned environment – perfect for avoiding those harmful UV rays and inclement weather conditions. The Club features PlaySight video technology for live streaming and recording for training purposes, tournament grade pickleball courts and luxurious locker rooms. The first Lakewood Ranch club opened May 2023, and six more are under development in Port St. Lucie, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Venice, Pinellas Park and The Villages, with 15 clubs planned across the state of Florida in the next five years.
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The Pickleball Club is the founding sponsor of The Play for Life Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our youth, veterans and first responders. For more information, visit


For more information, please contact:
Candice Brown-McElyea
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