Pickleball Lessons In Scottsdale, Arizona
Pickleball is my obsession! I started playing in 2015 after my mother (who is 80) kept raving about how much fun it is. Since then, I've given up my 6 handicap golf game and play pickleball 4-5 days a week. I've medaled in multiple tournaments and played in the 2017 and 2018 USA Pickleball Association National Championships. I'm the USAPA Ambassador for Scottsdale and a Certified Coach with the Professional Pickleball Registry. That is me in the photo below with the black and yellow paddle (and my beautiful wife Heather to my right). I look forward to helping you with your pickleball game. Please check out the lesson options listed below. If you need a custom program for your group, club or community, please contact me. PS - See my blog for pickleball tips
Pickleball Lessons Menu
This class is designed for those that are brand new to the sport of pickleball. You will learn everything you need to know to go to the courts and start playing games. Covers basic strokes, rules, scoring and strategy.
Ideal for individuals, groups of friends, or families from 1-8...more
This is a series of four sessions for those that are brand new to pickleball. Each session includes 60 minutes of instruction and drills, plus 30 minutes of coached play.
Similar to the 2 hour introduction class, but with more in-depth practice, shot making, strategy and skills...more
This series is designed for the advanced beginner to intermediate pickleball player. Each session includes 60 minutes of instruction and drills, plus 30 minutes of coached play.
We will cover more advanced serve, return and third shot skills, how to move on the court from a defensive...more
In pickleball, flat shots across the net, tennis style, set-up an attack from intermediate-advanced opponents, accelerating hard volley shots ensue with the advantage going to your opponent, who is responding. Control of the point is lost and your chances of winning are less than 50%....more
Anyone who has played pickleball more than a few times has faced an opponent, or team, that slams the ball repeatedly low over the net. We affectionately call them 'bangers' and they win plenty of games, until they meet a team that knows how to diffuse the power and drop a hard low shot softly...more
Pickleball is an 'open' skill sport, meaning the environment is constantly changing, so movement and shot selection have to be continually adapted. No two shots are exactly the same and that makes it more difficult to adapt new skills into a game situation.
In this class we will either go...more
I'm honored to be the Scottsdale representative for ProKennex pickleball paddles. ProKennex is a science and design company that has been immersed in racquet sports since 1978. Creating a quantum leap in tennis racquet design, they created Kinetic Energy technology specifically to prevent arm...more