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Pickleball Y’all of the Carolinas, Sandals South Coast, Jamaica

November 12 @ 8:00 am November 19 @ 5:00 pm

Come improve your game while

enjoying paradise.

Pickleball Y’all of the Carolinas Pickleball Club, will be spending a week at Sandals South Coast in Jamaica. This will include a week of pickleball play, instruction, white sandy beach, cocktails, and 5 star global gourmet dining. Your Pro instructors for this trip are Bob Higginbottom and Maryhelen Atkins. 

Bob is an IPTPA certified instructor,  level 2, as well as a certified rating specialist.  Bob has been playing for 15 years, achieving a 4.5 rating. He has numerous medals across the years at the local,  regional and national level.  Bob has been teaching pickleball for over 11 years, including the past 7 years at the Beech Mountain Club, a private country club in the NC mountains. 

Maryhelen Atkins is an IPTPA certified instructor and director of the NC IPTPA training facility.   She is qualified to train and certify instructors on how to uphold the strict IPTPA standards of pickleball instruction so I don’t think you will find anyone more qualified to lead our clinics!  Additionally,  Maryhelen is consistently in the top 10 on both tours in the Senior Womens Doubles rankings.  Some recent notable wins in 2021 include Silver in Sr Pro WD at The Hyundai Masters PPA; Silver in Sr Pro WD at the PPA Orlando Cup; Gold in SR Pro WD at the Rocky Mountain Championships; Gold in Sr Pro WD at the Delray Beach Open; Bronze in Sr Pro MXD at the PPA Florida Grand Slam.  Closer to home,  some of you may remember meeting Maryhelen at our BMC Pro Exhibitions.  She has attended (and won!) the exhibition and cookout every year we have held it

Straight Away Travel will help you every step of the way with COVID testing, flights, excursions, room upgrade options, travel documents and more. You’ll receive a brochure with the detailed schedule after the final payment as been made. Attached is a simple of one of our brochures from a previous trip- http://simplebooklet.com/october2021pickleballparadise

Our schedule could change some, but here is a sample itinerary. Every event/clinic is optional but take advantage of the time with the pros! Remember: Each day there will be clinics that will improve your game.

Saturday November 12, 2022 (Itinerary subject to change)

Arrive to Montego Bay airport and be transported by Sandals to the resort check in, enjoy the pool, beach, restaurants, and and water activities

6:30- private cocktail reception with pickleball players and the pros.

Night entertainment- Ultimate Silent Headphones Party (this is SO much fun!)

Sunday, November 13, 2022  (Itinerary subject to change)

8:30 am – 12:30pm  – 4 hours of playing and training (come and go as you’d like)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm        Enjoy the resort, sign up for PRIVATE LESSONS *(optional– two 1-hour slots available) or use the courts

Dinner on own at any of the 9 restaurants (Straight Away Travel will get a list of your favorite cuisine and entrees and will help you with reservations)

Night Entertainment- Reggae Night, dance the night away to the most loved Reggae songs performed.

Monday, November 14, 2022  (Itinerary subject to change)

8:30 am – 10:00 am     4 hours of playing and training (come and go as you’d like)

10:15 am – 12:15pm  – Tournament schedule will be posted by the morning. You can choose to relax on the beach or watch if you don’t want to take part 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Enjoy the resort, sign up for PRIVATE LESSONS *(optional– two 1-hour slots available) or use the courts

5:30 pm – Happy Hour and Tournament Awards , followed by a group photo

Night Entertainment- Classic Piano Bar Fun!

Tuesday November 15, 2022  

More Details to follow at a later date.

Wednesday November 16, 2022  

More Details to follow at a later date.

Thursday November 17, 2022  

More Details to follow at a later date.

Friday November 18, 2022 

More Details to follow at a later date.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Check out is 11am. If you are lucky enough to have a later flight, Sandals will hold your bags and there is even a locker room so you can play until your heart is content and then shower. Or you enjoy the white sand beach and any other resort amenities. Sandals will transport you back to the Montego Bay Airport in time for your flight home.

Private Lessons & Upgrades  

* Private lessons are around $150.00/hour. We will only schedule 2 hours of private lessons each day,  so we encourage you to book in advance, just let Barb at Straight Away Travel know so she can schedule.

*There are many options to upgrade for (club level, a room with a butler, or a suite at the brand new Rondoval Village. A Luxury room at the resort is $3999 for two people. If you are looking to upgrade please e-mail barb@straightawaytravel.com for more pricing.

DON’T WAIT, BOOK TODAY to hold your spot at Pickleball in Paradise. To hold your spot

  • Pay the $400.00 deposit. You need to call Barb Strait at 585-747-3060 with your credit card information.
  • E-mail a picture of your passport to barb@straightawaytravel.com . If you are waiting on your passport, you can provide us with your birthdates until you receive it
  • Your flights can be purchased on your own or through Sandals and Straight Away Travel. If you book them on your own, we will need your flight information for your complimentary transfers to and from the resort.
  • Half of this is refundable until the final payment which will be August 14, 2022. If you cannot attend and you find another couple to take your spot, you will receive your full refund.
  • You can set-up an installment plan for payments or wait and pay the remaining balance in August.
  • Travel Insurance can be purchased and added at any point before final payment.
  • Medical insurance is included in your package.
  • Only a certain amount of rooms are held to ensure that everyone gets the time they want with the pros and on the court!

DON’T WAIT TO BOOK, we anticipate this to sell out quickly.

$1998 per person, based on double occupancy

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