While tennis coaches are at every high school, country club and city park, a good pickleball coach is hard to find. If you’re like most players I work with, you probably learned from a friend or relative and may get occasional pointers from one of the better players in your group, but you probably haven’t worked with a professional pickleball coach.
There are more people hoping to be a pickleball coach in their local area than ever before. While some amateurs can help your game by leaps and bounds, many (even some pros) may inadvertently be teaching you ineffective strategies or bad habits. [Read more…] about Pickleball Coach 101: 7 Questions to Ask Before You Choose a Coach
Beginner clinic in Ferrysburg, Michigan
For the past year, a group of players in Michigan have taken it upon themselves to offer pickleball clinics to beginner players and “never-ever” players. The organizer, Kevin Curley, is a friend and student of mine – and he’s on the Pickleball Guru web strategy team. Kevin will be the first to tell you he’s not the best player in West Michigan. As a small business owner, brand new dad, volunteer board and planning member for three local organizations and supporting husband, he has a hard time scheduling in his pickleball time. But he is committed to teaching new players about the sport he has grown to love. Here is his Report from the Field.