Brian is a retired teacher who has been playing pickleball for approx. 4 years. Before Covid he won gold at 3.5 and silver at 4.0. Since Covid he hasn’t played in a tournament but has continued to take professional lessons in California and Arizona and is happy to share what he has learned.
Brian is running skills and drills for 3.0 players on Tuesday mornings between 8-10. If you'd like to become involved, please send him an email by clicking here. here..
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.
About the Lessons
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:
$40. Each/ 2 person
$30. Each/ 3 person
$25. Each/4 person
How to Register for a Lesson with Roberta
Step 1: Contact Roberta to reserve a lesson.
Contact Roberta via text (no phone calls) or email to confirm availability and lesson content. See below for contact info.
Roberta will fit you into her schedule and confirm a date and time.
Step 2: Online Payment
Roberta will give you the password to the payment site.
- You must pay before the lesson.
- The online payment form is the ONLY acceptable method of payment. If you show up at the lesson with cash, you will be refused. Roberta is unable to accept payments.
- There are no refunds. You may reschedule if you can’t attend the lesson as long as you give Roberta 24 hours’ notice; otherwise, you will forfeit the fee. (She cannot replace you with another student without adequate notice.)
Click here to make a payment.
Options for Creating Lesson Times
Option 1: Tuesday 8-10 am court 5
Effective June 27th, each Tuesday from 8-10 am has been reserved for Roberta’s lessons. In your discussion with Roberta you arrange for a private, semi-private or group lesson. It’s up to you and Roberta to make these arrangements.
Option 2: You have a group but can’t attend a Tuesday morning session.
IF you have a group of 4, you can book a reserve court (just like anyone else on Court Reserve) and arrange for Roberta to meet you then. You will still have to confirm that Roberta can attend at the time you are reserving AND each of your group will need to pay online for the lesson in advance.
Option 3: You want a private or semi-private lesson but can’t attend a Tuesday morning session
As a club member you can book a court for individual practice/play on any unreserved court 24 hours ahead of the date. Before reserving the court, be sure that Roberta can attend the session. You will still have to pay online before the session.