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Pickleball Lessons In Scottsdale, Arizona

Pickleball is my obsession! I started playing in 2015 after my mother (who is 82) 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 a Certified Coach with the Professional Pickleball Registry. That is me in the photo with the black and yellow paddle. I look forward to helping you with your pickleball game. See you on the courts, Mark

Update November 1st, 2020 - We are getting close to having a brand new pickleball court at our home in Scottsdale. It looks like it will be ready to go by the third week of November. I'm now taking reservations for clinics and lesson starting on November 24th. Please scroll down.

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This 2 hour 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. Covers basic strokes, rules, scoring and strategy. Ideal for individuals, groups of friends, or families, from 1-4 students....


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%....


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, neutralize the attack and play...


Are you having trouble with a specific shot or strategy? It could be your serve, service return, pop-ups, dinks, third shot drops or back handed shots. Let's identify the problem and work on it together in a private one-on-one lesson.

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Private Lessons vs. Small Group Clinics, what's best? Pickleball is almost always played with four people together. I steer even beginning students to our Small Group Clinics that have a maximum of four students, of similar experience levels, on the court together. This allows us to teach the game, scoring and serving rotation much more easily. Plus, it's fun to make new friends that are also taking up the sport. Please consider signing up for one of our weekly Small Group Clinics, Introduction to Pickleball. You can book 1-4 people for these clinics.

When is a Private Lesson best? If you already know how to play pickleball and you are struggling with a specific shot, maybe your serve or backhand, and you want to focus on improving one or two skills, a private one hour lesson is the perfect fit for you. If you have your own group of 3-4 people that want to learn pickleball together, we offer a private 2 hour Introduction to Pickleball lesson. If you have a larger group, please contact me to discuss your group.


Our Private Pickleball Court Construction - November 1st

The 34’ x 64’ concrete pad is finished and going through a 28 day curing period before painted surface can be applied. We are also building an RV garage on the other end of the property.