Pickleball Clinics

Our two-hour pickleball clinics have only four students in each clinic, which provides an excellent 4:1 student to teacher ratio and plenty of personalized attention. Two-hour clinics are a great value at $69 per player.

At this time all of my clinics and private lessons are sold out through the spring of 2021 and I do not teach during the summer. To be notified when my fall of 2021 schedule opens, please join my mailing list.

We offer clinics in three formats:

Beginner Playing Clinics - For those that are brand new to the sport of pickleball, please see this page to register for our Learn Pickleball Clinic.

Skills and Drills Clinics - If you already know how to play pickleball and you want coaching and drills on specific shots and techniques, this is the clinic for you. In each clinic we will work through a series of specific shots and situations that we routinely encounter in a pickleball game. We will define the specific shots needed and how to execute them, then we will drill, drill and drill. Skills covered will include: deep serves, power serves, deep returns, third shot drops, dinks (straight on and cross court), back hand shots, block volleys and beating the bangers. Limited to 4 players per clinic.

Intermediate Playing Clinics - Take your game to the next level! This clinic has a play-practice-play format of coached games and skills development. Prior to attending this clinic, students should be able to keep score, understand basic rules, have a basic understanding of doubles strategy, hit medium-hard forehand drives, hit medium paced backhand shots, understand the benefits of third-shot drops and dinks, serves and service returns should routinely land in play. Sign up individually, or this is an excellent clinic for doubles partners that want to work on their game together.

Please click on a clinic below to see available dates, then click on a day to see available times. You may book for more than one student by changing the Quantity in the upper right corner (below).

Please note - pickleball lessons and clinics are in very high demand and my teaching availability is limited. However, I occasionally get last minute cancellations. If you would like to receive notice of last minute openings, please send me an email. Be sure to include what type of clinic or lesson you're interested in.

We recently finished building a brand new private pickleball court at our home in North Scottsdale. We are about 1 mile from Cactus Road and Hwy 101, just south of the Scottsdale Airpark. When you book a lesson online you will receive an email with the exact address.

Please bring a large water or sports drink, a hat, sunglasses and sun block. Please wear comfortable tennis shoes that provide good support. Please avoid black-soled shoes that can leave marks on the court. If you don’t have a pickleball paddle, we have free loaners.