Year-Round Private Pickleball Instruction
Here is a partial list of local instructors.
Steve Blatt is an educator at heart with 31 years of teaching experience. He has taught Pickleball to beginner and intermediate players in Costa Rica for several years. Just relocated back home to Bellevue, Steve is the Pickleball Pro at Samena Swim and Recreation Club and represents Selkirk as an Advocate. Steve believes that lessons should be a fun way to build skills, strategies, and confidence. If you are looking for an outstanding instructor on the Eastside, give Steve a call at (425) 633-4416.
Beginner Pickleball lessons from a PPA certified assistant coach in Edmonds, WA.
Lorilee gets players off to a great start in a three-hour clinic designed for complete beginners and those who’ve hopped on the court a few times but lack confidence. Safety, stroke mechanics, doubles positioning, scoring, rules, and etiquette are all covered. Small classes are limited to eight. After the course, Lorilee invites players to a beginners group that meets regularly, enabling newbies to socialize and get playing right away.
Drew teaches friendly private or group lessons in West Seattle to beginner and intermediate players. He emphasizes an approachable, fun, positive, supportive environment because when we feel comfortable and are having fun, we learn more! Everyone's goals and best pickleball-self look different, let's find yours together.
Dalton teaches lessons from Marysville to Bellevue and anywhere in the north end of Seattle. You can reach him at (425) 760-5035 or via Facebook.
Jedi Pickleball Academy
Max Anderson teaches pickleball classes for the Seattle Parks Department several times a year. He also teaches private lessons. You can email him at mnsfld69yahoo.com.
Northwest Pickleball Training
Tom Grubb is an
- IPTPA Training Director and Level II Certified Pro - Pickleball Instructor/Coach
Head Pickleball Teaching Pro at the following venues:
- The Bellevue Club
- Gorin Tennis Center
- Washington Athletic
- Overlake Golf and Country
- SeaTac Community Center
- Certified Level 4 Pickleball Rating Specialist
- Past Certified Pickleball Referee
- Pickleball Hall of Fame Selection Committee Member
- Past Director Seattle Metro Pickleball Association
- Distributor of Pro-Lite equipment (Made in America) and a savings to you.
Tom teaches clinics, classes and private lessons for all player levels throughout the region. You can email him at NWPBTRAINgmail.com to find out about his currently scheduled clinics, to ask him to schedule one where you play and/or set up lessons.
Pickleball Teacher to 3,000+ Players
Roger has taught pickleball to over 3,000 people … from a former Wimbledon tennis pro to grandmothers who simply want to have fun. He’s a frequent guest teaching pro at one of the world’s premiere destination health resorts and has taught in maximum security prisons.
His involvement with pickleball has been applauded by the Washington Post, NPR, and a front-page story in USA TODAY, and other media outlets. A documentary is currently in production about his teaching pickleball in prisons.
He currently conducts clinics for the cities of Edmonds, Redmond and Kirkland. Roger can be contacted at BelAirRgmail.com
Theresa is an IPTPA Level 1 certified pickleball instructor and manages the Women’s Doubles Skills Group (WDSG) clinics in Seattle. These popular instructional pickleball skills and play sessions for women are free, with Monday sessions for beginners to 2.75 level, and Wednesdays for 3.0 and higher players. Theresa offers private, semi-private, and group lessons in the Seattle area. Email Theresa.Haynieoutlook.com for more info, or sign up for the WDSG at playtimescheduler.com.
Gorin Tennis at Redmond Tennis Center
To schedule private or semi-private lessons at the Gorin Tennis at Redmond Tennis Center, please email WashingtonCustomerCareGorinTennis.com.
Devin is Head Pickleball Pro at Harbor Square. He offers private and group lessons indoors at Harbor Square and outdoors in the Edmonds/Seattle area. You can email him at Devinmschmidtgmail.com.
Mary Ann Benack
Mary Ann Benack is the head pro at Smash Pickleball. She is a PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry) Pro level certified instructor and offers lessons at her facility in Kent, WA. She is a full-time pickleball coach and high-level tournament player who is passionate about helping ambitious players achieve their big, bold pickleball dreams. You can find out more at Smash Pickleball website.
Fielding is a PCI certified pickleball instructor. He has years of experience coaching in multiple racquet sports. He has been offering instructional sessions for free at Shoreview Park twice a week as well as paid private, semi-private and group lessons. You can email him at drivedropdinkgmail.com.
Chon teaches for the Seattle parks department and also offers private lessons in the South Seattle area. He is also part of SMPA’s Diversity Inclusion In Pickleball (DIIP) program whose goal is to promote diversity in the sport by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for players of all backgrounds. Chonvargas11@gmail.com or text (206) 940-3747.
Auburn Parks and Recreation
Auburn Parks usually offers various pickleball classes at the Les Goves Gym throughout the year.
Bellevue Parks and Recreation
Bellevue Parks usually offers various pickleball classes at the South Bellevue Comunity Center throughout the year.
Edmonds Parks and Recreation
Edmonds Parks offers pickleball clinics for beginners and intermediate players during the summer months.
Kirkland Parks and Recreation
Kirkland Parks offers pickleball clinics for beginners and intermediate players during the summer months.
Redmond Parks and Recreation
Redmond Parks offers pickleball clinics for beginners and intermediate players during the summer months.
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Seattle Parks usually offers pickleball classes at various community centers throughout the year. Email Seattle Parks at PKS_Info@seattle.gov for more information.