Mark is an IPTPA trained instructor. He has kindly volunteered to give instruction to players at the 3.25 to 4.0 level. Lessons are offered in the following formats:

1. Individual skills:
This instruction will be for players who would like to improve their game in the following areas: third shot drop/drive; blocking/softening the hard drives; and/or improving dinking techniques and strategies. The 1st session will be an evaluation/introduction. To see real growth, one to three additional sessions two weeks apart may be recommended. Groups can be 2 to 4 players per session.

2. Team play strategies:
Topics may include player positioning; analyzing opponents; pre-game discussion. Book as groups of 4.

To book a lesson, see Mark on the courts or e-mail him at the email address below.


Advanced Tournament tennis gave Roberta skills which later transferred into Pickleball in 2011. At the 4.5 level, she won 3 Silver medals at the Canadian Nationals in 2013 & 2014. Roberta quickly advanced to 5.0 after winning back to back Gold's at Canadian Nationals in 2015 & 2016.

Roberta is a NCCP Pickleball Certified Instructor and a member of Pickleball Coaching International. She is a highly experienced and sought after teacher of 10+ years throughout the Okanagan Valley from Osoyoos to Vernon. She enjoys introducing the game to Beginners but also specializes in working with Intermediate to Advanced level players in Private and Semi-Private lessons; which she has been running successfully in West Kelowna. She was previously a Classical Ballet instructor for 20 years and uses her keen eye for movement detail in her instructing/coaching work. She created a program in 2020 called Drills and Play to help all players advance in level as well as running group clinics at her recreation centres in Peachland, West Kelowna and Penticton.

Roberta is looking forward to helping the Penticton Pickleball Club membership at the Intermediate to Advanced levels in Private or Semi-Private lessons. Let’s work on your game, correct bad habits and/or get you into tournament shape!

When not teaching pickleball, you can find Roberta at Pickleball Depot in Kelowna helping players find equipment to suit their needs.
Cell / Text: 250.490.5241
Email: mmballet@hotmail.com


Working with a Tournament Partner? Need a better Serve? Want to level up your game?

Improve your technique/skills, Tournament Preparation/Strategies and/or your mental game with Roberta - 10+ years teaching experience and a 5.0 tournament player.

NOTE: Semi-private lessons need to have players of similar ability.

Cost per Hour:
$60. Solo
$40. Each/ 2 person
$30. Each/ 3 person
$25. Each/4 person

How to Register:
If possible, organize a group of 3 or 4 players in advance. You will get more out of a lesson if you learn with a group at the same level.

Step 1: Contact Roberta via text 250-490-5241 (no phone calls please) or email (see below for email address) to confirm availability and lesson content.

Step 2: Place your name on Court Reserve (link coming soon)

Step 3: Pay for the lesson by clicking here (link coming soon)