Player Development Opportunities
Our Player Development Team is headed by Ed Stuerle. Ed and his team have put together various player development opportunities. These include:
- In Game Coaching
We will not be offering clinics during the Covid 19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more information soon (hopefully)
Drill The Skill
Drilling is an important part of developing your pickleball game. Developing solid, consistent strokes can be accomplished more efficiently by drilling. The Player Development Team offers Drill The Skill sessions twice per week. Mondays are now at 5:30 pm and Tuesdays at 11:30 am. You do not need to register but in order to be as Covid compliant as possible we ask that you show up with a partner who is part of your regular ‘social bubble’. The ‘Drill Sergeant’ will demonstrate a drill and then you will go practice that drill with your partner. These sessions are free and do not require registration. Just show up with your partner.
Semi-Private or Private Coaching
If you are looking for something taylormade for your game you might want to consider getting some semi-private or private coaching through one of the people listed below:
Ed Stuerle – Head of Player Development at the WKPC
Ed is a member of Pickleball Coaching International and is the founder of Funky Bounce Pickleball Academy (www.funkybounce.ca). He was a teacher/coach for over 35 years and he loves working with people who are looking to improve their game. Semi-private and private lessons can be arranged by contacting Ed at email@example.com
Roz will take anywhere from 1-4 people and Covid regulations need to be respected.
Roz is an international federation of pickleball certified instructor for up to 3.9 and a seasoned tournament player and has taken clinics and lessons from world champion pickleball players. She also completed the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association’s course – Teach the teachers. Ros does not charge but if you wish you can make a donation to the Kids Sport fund. (the club supports this charity)
Depending on the person or group Roz can work on shots, shot selection, how to be a good partner and/or the strategy of the game. She will give you ways to practice so you can get better outside of playing games. If there is something special you wish to work on it is helpful if you let her know ahead of time.
Roz 250-707-1257 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Faron offers customized lessons to the beginners thru to 3.5 level players. Each lesson will be a 90 min session. Faron is an experienced pickleball coach and is NCCP certified.
To book a lesson, Faron can be contacted by phone at 250-899-8018 or email at email@example.com .
OUTSIDE OF THE CLUB INSTRUCTION
If you are looking to improve your game, Roberta Meakin is a Pickleball Teacher who has been instrumental in bringing new players to our club.
Roberta is a 5.0 Tournament rated player with a UPTR of 5.3. She has a total of 10 medals at Canadian Nationals, between 2013-2018 and is the Ladies Doubles Champion in Kamloops with partner Jayna Mikuse for the past 4 years. Roberta has competed with and against some of the top players in North America, including Canadian player Steve Deakin. Roberta is a Member of Pickleball Coaching International and has been instructing Pickleball since 2013. Roberta is a retired Children’s Ballet Instructor. Ballet requires an eye for detail, which Roberta uses in her pickleball coaching. She is an instructor who is passionate about helping any level player improve their game. You can find her group clinics offered with West Kelowna Recreation for Learn to Play and Novice skill levels. She also specializes in private coaching Intermediate and Advanced players. She has joined W.K. Club for the 2021 season and looks forward to meeting its membership. If you want to make a real impact in your game contact her: firstname.lastname@example.org or FB: Roberta Meakin Pickleball Instructor
Group lessons with Roberta Meakin, for up to 6 people offered at Anders Courts in April. These 3 session classes are for Learn to Play/Beginners and Novice Players with experience 2.0-3.0 level:
Classes on Tuesday’s, April 13th, 20th & 27th:
Learn to Play 11am-12:30pm
REGISTER NOW: W.Kelowna Recreation 778-797-8800 or go online via: W.Kelowna Recreation ActiveNet.
These classes will introduce pickleball with detailed technique for all basic shots and then go into 2 person drilling of skills. Sanitized Balls will be provided. Participants will need to have their own paddles. No Demos. Participants can purchase a paddle from the instructor on the day of first class for only $75 (contact Roberta at email@example.com).
Covid protocols in place: Students MUST be healthy with no signs of illness to participate. Every participant needs to bring hand sanitizer and a mask to EVERY CLASS. Physical distancing from instructor and other participants is required. Please arrive for class no more than 5 minutes early and leave as soon as class if over. Any further questions please contact Roberta at firstname.lastname@example.org