Pickleball Coaches and Instructors

Pickleball Lessons, Teachers and Coaches

Improve your pickleball game with a pickleball class or a few lessons. Find a teacher from our list of providers. If you are a pickleball instructor/coach and would like to be featured on this page, please email us at [email protected].

USA Nationwide

Prem Carnot - Expert Pickleball Coach - tours the USA

Pickleball Club Program
Prem Carnot is the ultimate coach: He's passionate about the game,
highly experienced in instructing pickleball, and can coach you through
all levels of play. But don't take my word for it, read the reviews from
actual students on his website! Prem also offers a unique product
called "Video Coaching". All you have to do is film yourself playing
pickleball for 10-15 minutes and send him the video. He will then
critique your video and offer you tips and advice on how to
improve your game! Sounds like a win-win situation to me.
Phone: (773) 615-0478

Email: [email protected]


Grand Pickleball Club Lessons - Surprise, Arizona

Pickleball Club Program
If you live around Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona and are looking for some
pickleball lessons, look no further. The Grand Pickleball Club offers lessons
for club members and prospective clubs members for FREE. The instructors
are Vic Avery and Tony de la Torre.
*Please note free lessons are only provided to members
and prospective members.
Bob Applebaum (President)
Phone: (602) 322-1138

Vic Avery
Phone: (602) 215-8066

Tony de la Torre
Phone: (602) 628-4334

Poach Pickleball Coaching

Pickleball coaching by Brian and Matt Staub, father/son duo and
National Pickleball Champions! Poach Pickleball Coaching offers lessons,
regular clinics and video analysis.
Phone: (941) 363-1328

Email: [email protected]


Pickleball Instructions - The Villages, Florida

Rob and Jodi Elliott Pickleball Instructors
Want to become a 4.5/5.0 pickleball player? Take some lessons with Robert
and Jodi Elliott! They are 5.0 Champion Pickleball players with lots of
medals to prove it. They have studied the game and know what really
makes a difference on the court. Rob is a former Division One Tennis
champion and Tennis Pro.
Phone: (352) 342-2527

Email: [email protected]


Pickleball Outfitters Lessons - Traverse City, Michigan

Carolyn Ebbinghaus teaches private, semi-private and group pickleball
lessons in Traverse City, Michigan at the Y, senior center and NMC
college. She is also available to teach in surrounding upper Michigan
Phone: (231) 499-8852

Email: [email protected]

New York

Kenneth Oliver – Newburgh, New York & Delray Beach, Florida

Oliver took up the game several years ago and has played countless
matches and taught and instructed numerous players, at various
levels of play. He teaches at a community center and gives both
individual and group lessons. He teaches both the rules of the game
and proper hitting technique, as well as proper court positions and
strategy. "It is gratifying to see beginners progress to the point
where they become competitive, as well as more advanced players
learning to play more intelligently, becoming that much more
effective on the court. Above all else, the goal is to have lots of
fun and get great exercise, no matter what your level of play. The
better you get, the more likely it is that you will have more fun
Phone: (845) 464-4853

Email: [email protected]

North Carolina

John Jessen - Brevard, North Carolina

Coach John and I have been playing pickleball for about 3 years
now. Before that he was a teaching tennis pro for
more than 25 years. John's emphasis is placed on fun, fun,
fun and is very big on learning the basics. The level attained
is totally up to the student. The primary services offered are
group clinics, private lessons, fixing bad habits and tournament
practices consisting of advanced drilling. He is also available for
lectures pertaining to pickleball and how to start it in your area.

Phone: (704) 460-3946

Email: [email protected]

Amy Harmon - central North Carolina

Amy is a PPR certified coach with a passion for helping players
reach their goals and have fun playing pickleball! Whether you're a
beginner or an advanced player, she can help you fine-tune your game.
Look her up when you are in or near any of the fantastic places to play
in central North Carolina!

Phone: (919) 418-1785

Email: [email protected]


Stan Shoemaker - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Coach Stan Shoemaker teaches and promotes pickleball in the Philadelphia
during the spring and summer, then resides and teaches pickleball
clinics in Delray Beach, Florida, during the fall and winter months.
He offers private and semi-private lessons and clinics teaching the ABC's
of pickleball to players of all levels ('Always Be Consistent').
He includes ball machine drills, and even video analysis of
player's skills in his clinics. Coach Stan is an IPTPA Teaching pro,
PPR member, and PTR Pro for the last 20 years. His medal-winning
record speaks for itself, and he looks forward to hearing from you!

Phone: (215) 479-0469

Email: [email protected]


Sandra Carrillo - San Antonio, Texas Bilingual Pickleball Instructor

Enjoy your level of play as you improve to the next level with clinics, lessons,
recommendations and simply, play more. Learn to be a
C.H.A.M.P., strategy, team play with your doubles partner, game
dynamics, paired decisions during your point, pre-match awareness, and
so much more. Most of all, play for fun, fitness and friendship.
Email: [email protected]

Calvin Keeney - Austin, Texas

Improve your pickleball skills while enjoying the warm Austin sun with
private or group lessons. Coach Calvin Keeney draws upon his creative mind,
caring nature, and competitive spirit to impart pickleball strategy and
wisdom upon his pickleball students. A passion for pickleball and a love
of coaching keep him going, and make for engaging lessons.
Email: [email protected]


Jeff Anthony - Williamsburg, Virginia

Jeff is the founder of Pickleburg.com, a PPR Charter Member
and Certified Professional. As a professional trainer and coach,
his focus is on helping you develop a solid, portable game you
can take anywhere and play with confidence. Whether you elect to
participate in a private lesson, or a small group clinic, Jeff will
make sure the experience is safe, fun, and challenging!
Phone/Text: (757) 593-7354

Email: [email protected]

Coach Ray - Manassas, Virginia

Coach Rayman Hamid is an experienced 4.5-rated pickleball player
with 48 tournaments to his credit, having medaled in 38 of them!
His sporting history includes cricket and volleyball prior to his introduction
to pickleball. In short order, he has become a high-level competitive player,
as well as a PPR and USAPA certified instructor. Coach Ray connects
with his students on a personal level, and prides himself on
developing them as people in addition to pickleball players. In this,
he is able to deliver a highly personalized coaching experience.
Phone: (703) 314-8467

Email: [email protected]

Warren McIvor - Charlottesville, Virginia

Warren is a certified pickleball coach with the Professional Pickleball Registry.
He loves pickleball and enjoys introducing new people to the sport and
helping beginner and intermediate players up their game. He teaches private
and group lessons in and around the Charlottesville area.
Phone: (434) 774-6724

Email: [email protected]

Washington State

Pickleball Training by Mark Friedenberg - Seattle, Washington

Mark Friedenberg is one of the top ranked pickleball players in the
United States. He is a National Doubles Champion. Mark has taught many
clinics throughout the U.S. His teaching experience comes from 22 years of
playing tournament pickleball and from being a college instructor. Also,
he has written a book on pickleball, "The Official Pickleball Handbook,
2nd Edition." Whether because of his age or physical stature his tournament
partners and opponents call him Yoda or the "Ancient Master." When it
comes to pickleball he is one of the most knowledgeable players to
have ever played the game. He always brings with him his "bag of tricks,"
of which many are exposed in his book.
Phone: (425) 299-7449

Email: [email protected]

Mark Livingston - Washington (and British Columbia)

Mark is the president of a pickleball coaching and consulting firm
located in Blaine, WA, which is 35 miles from Vancouver, BC,
and 110 miles from Seattle. With 50 years of tennis playing
and 10 years of tennis coaching under his belt before picking up
his first pickleball paddle, Coach Mark has the experience and perspective
to help you improve every aspect of your game. Prior to retiring
Mark was a Certified Management Consultant, and is now
a PPR and IPTPA certified pickleball coach.

Put his passion for continuous improvement to work for you!
Phone: (252) 451-0367

Email: [email protected]


Pickleball Canada

Here is a great link for all instructors or pickleball coaches.
Pickleball Canada put together this wonderful guide to not
only give the coaches' tips but to also help the players out
there as well. This instructional guide will fill you in on the history,
the game, key strokes, basic moves, how to treat your students
and pickleball vocabulary. When in-person lessons aren't an
option, this guide can be very handy in helping you step up
your coaching and playing game.