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.
In Game Coaching
In-Game-Coaching differs from traditional pickleball lessons/clinics in that participants will be in a game situation with a coach providing feedback. These sessions focus more on tactics and strategies than on skill and drill. A coach will observe, provide feedback and might insert themselves into the game in order to demonstrate key concepts. Players must be prepared to use the 4 ball system and only touch/serve their own ball, therefore wearing attire that can hold a pickleball is a real asset. You must register with a group from your ‘social bubble’. There is no charge for these sessions. You can register your foursome at https://forms.gle/VVD6Ehag2s88fW8X6
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Roz will take anywhere from 1-4 people and Covid regulations need to be respected.
Ros is 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 and a member of Pickleball Coaching International. She has 8+years experience and teaches all levels Beginner to Advanced.
Roberta started her private lessons at Anders courts as of June 2nd. You can reach her via email at email@example.com or Check out her Facebook Page with information on how to register for her training sessions here:
Registration is now online for my Group lessons in July & August at the Anders Road courts. for Learn to Play, Novice and Intermediate levels with West Kelowna Recreation online with ActiveNet or phone them 778-797-8800.