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Youth Pickleball Camps in Northwest Arkansas

Learn the game in a fun and competitive environment

Entering 5th-9th Graders • June 3-7

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3-in-1 Development


Learn the game and develop the on-court skills needed to win more games


Build a resilient mindset that separates improves your performance


Learn the leadership skills and behaviors needed to become your best

What the Pros are Saying...

“If I had a kid, I’d feel confident sending them to an RYG Athletics Pickleball Camp! Coach Luke is a high-level teacher and coach that will help young people improve at the game and become mentally tougher.” 

Kyle Koszuta

Pro Pickleball Player & That Pickleball Guy on YouTube

There's too Many Bad Youth Sports Experiences

At the age of 7, 9/10 kids are involved in at least one sport.

But, by the age of 15, between 70-80% have quit sport all together.

The #1 reason they quit: It wasn't fun anymore!

It shouldn't be this way.

The physical, social, and emotional benefits of sport are far too great to continue to let young people have negative experiences in sport and quit playing!

Kids Deserve Something Better

Every young person deserves a sporting experience that combines fun, challenge, support, and connection.

And learning to play pickleball is the perfect avenue to give kids something better in sport!

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America for a reason. At an RYG Athletics Pickleball Camps, your child will learn the game in a fun and supportive environemnt!

What Parents are Saying...

"Coach Luke was so organized and enthusiastic that I felt confident signing up and leaving my children with him and the other coaches, which was a first for me as a mom. As a soccer coach, I was impressed by how well the kids were taught about handling frustration and building confidence. Looking forward to my kids teaching me more about pickleball!!"

Jenae Cox

Janae Cox

"My boys came home every day with a smile and lots to say about camp, all positive things. They couldn’t wait to go back the next day and wanted to play more when they got home. It was the best, thank you!"


Erin Bateman

"I liked how the coaches really interacted with my child. Brody was always excited and ready to go each day."

Todd and Brody Pinneo

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A Look at Camp

Meet the Director: Coach Luke

Luke Gromer is a PPR Certified Pickleball Coach and the Director for RYG Athletics Pickleball Camps.

He is a junior high English teacher and coach in Northwest Arkansas, and the founder of RYG Athletics. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Education. Luke has spent over 10 years working at or directing summer camps.

Luke also created and hosted The Cutting Edge Coaching Podcast where he's conducted over 100 interviews on coaching with some of the top coaches, experts, and leaders from across sports.

He's passionate about using sport for good in the lives of youth athletes. 

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More from Parents...

"Both of my children had a great time! They loved learning how to play while still having fun."

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Elizabeth Brown

"The pickleball camp was just what my daughter needed to learn the basics of the game. The rules and the skills. She came home excited to tell me what she did each day."

Stephanie Roberts

The Next Steps


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Learn and improve at the game in a fun, competitive environment

Raise Your Game

Take your game, mindset, and leadership to the next level

What Athletes are Saying...

“I liked how nice everybody was! I also improved a lot over the week and had a fun time."

Brody P.

“I liked meeting new friends, and I’m also excited that I can teach my family the rules. I feel like I improved many of my skills!”

Finley K.

“I loved how the coaches noticed our mistakes AND our good hits and serves.”

Revel H.

“I liked how all the coaches were super nice and encouraging to everybody!”

Ella R.

“It made me a better athlete.”

Kanin C.

“It was very educational and fun!

Rory S.

Register for Camp

Pickleball Foundations

June 3-7


$217 Last Call Price

Camp Details:
  • Dates: June 3-7
  • Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages: Entering 5th-9th Grade Boys and Girls
  • Spots: 32 max
  • Location: Osage Park, Bentonville, AR

The RYG Guarantee

If your child attends camp and you're not satisfied with their experience, we'll refund 100% of your money.

Get a Sneak Peek at Camp

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My child has never played pickleball before. Is this camp right for them?

Yes! We welcome all young pickleball players at our camps, and we commit to finding the right level of challenge and competition for each of them.

Is my child good enough for camp?


Athletes with any amount of experience, or no experience at all, are welcome at camp. We commit to finding the right level of competition and challenge for each athlete.

Does my child need to bring their own paddle and ball?

Yes, your athlete should bring their own paddle.

No, your athlete does not need to bring their own pickleball. 

We supply balls not paddles.

What's the daily schedule like?

Here's a breakdown of a typical day at a 3.5 hour camp:

  • Mindset Lesson: 10 minutes
  • Pickleball Lesson: 10 minutes
  • Court Drills & Competitions: 95 minutes
  • Leadership Lesson: 10 minutes
  • Court Drills & Competitions: 85 minutes
What do the mindset and leadership lessons consist of?

This is one of the primary ways RYG Athletics is different from other sports camps!

We spend dedicated time teaching young athletes the mindset and leadership qualities needed to become the best version of themselves on and off the court.

Each mindset lesson is based on the work and research of some the leading sports psychologists in the word, and the lessons provides athletes with actionable information and strategies they can use to build a resilient mindset and become a "mentally tough" athlete.

Each leadership lesson provides athletes with actionable information and strategies they can use to lead themselves and their teammates in sports and in life.

What's different about an RYG Pickleball Camp?

A lot!

First, RYG Athletics Camps use a Constraints-Led Approach to coaching underpinned by an Ecological Dynamics theoretical framework.

We have a why behind our what. 

Everything we do on court is about developing adaptable skills that help athletes get better at the game.

Too many camps, clinics, and practices attempt to isolate skills outside of the context they occur in. This isn't how sport skills are learned or games are played.

We put our athletes in real games, modified games, or game-like situations, that help the skills and habits we're teaching emerge in the way they happen in the game.

Second, your athlete will receiving professional coaching. All of our directors are professional coaches with extensive backgrounds in their sport. Our court coaches are trained in our frameworks and methods and our held to the highest standard.

What if my child doesn't like camp?

We offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you or your child is not satisfied with their experience at camp, we'll refund your registration fee.