About RISE

Rise Pickleball Camps is currently owned and operated by me, Rob Davidson. Helping out in too many ways to list is my wife, Shonda. I love pickleball and I love teaching. There is no greater reward to me than helping someone improve. I play at the highest competitive level, but also enjoy playing recreationally with all skill levels. Pickleball is a great sport!

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Rob Davidson


Rob Davidson is recognized as one of the top players and instructors in Pickleball. He is a full-time instructor and is one of the first instructors certified by the IPTPA. Rob has won numerous tournaments as well as being a gold medalist in the US Open and USAPA National Championships. He has worked with individuals, partners, groups, clubs, and Pickleball Magazine, catering to a variety of skill levels and group sizes. From 2016-2019, he was the director of instruction for the highly successful LevelUP Pickleball Camps brand. Now he is bringing his experience and expertise to Rise Pickleball Camps. Originally from Portland, OR, he now lives in SE Phoenix working as Director of Pickleball at a country club. He has a heart for teaching and enjoys helping others improve their skills and achieve their goals in Pickleball.