On Mother’s Day Weekend, I attended “The Pickleball Guru’s Weekend Bootcamp Breakthrough” with fellow pickler Jan Cariker. Prem Carnot, aka “The Pickleball Guru” is the author of Smart Pickleball. The bootcamp was 3 days of extensive lessons and drills with personalized coaching on each aspect of the game. Since only 4 people registered, Prem had time to give us a 1 on 1 training at a fraction of the cost.
The training was not just Pickleball skill. On day 2, we met with Prem’s lovely wife Wendy at an Air BnB retreat for a personalized “Mindset” therapy. Like any sport, the emotional aspect is just as important if you want to become a better player and person.
Prem has the ability to offer helpful tips without changing your style. For example, he recognizes that everyone has a different ready position. He does not tell you the change that of you must have a certain grip or body position like many other well-meaning instructors. He work with that and may give you suggestion to improve it.
His training was infinitely an eye-opening experiences and I feel that will improve my game. I highly recommend the training for anyone that is serious about the game of Pickleball.