As an association we periodically offer introductory lessons for free on Saturday mornings after our drop-in play. Barry Leech is in charge of this instruction. Barry's description of his lessons are:
The purpose of the new player sessions is twofold: First, to teach the rudiments to players unfamiliar with the game. Second, to give some tips to players beyond basic instruction, so they can become comfortable playing at drop in sessions.
Lets define WHO should be attending these sessions.
• Beginners – a beginner is someone who has NEVER played pickleball before. They are a clean slate, waiting to be taught the very basics of the game.
• Novices – a novice is someone who might have come to a lesson once or twice, but is not comfortable playing with others yet. Perhaps they can hit the ball, but they don’t know anything about court position, and they don’t understand scoring.
If you are interested in registering for these new player sessions, please use the following link and fill out the google form.
For intermediate and advance instruction, Duane St Clair is a certified trainer and periodically offers lessons through our association. Use the website contact page to reach out to Duane.
Any further questions regarding association instruction, please use the contact page.
Additional Instruction Options
Columbia Association periodically offers instruction. See their website for further information:
Howard County Recreation & Parks periodically offers instruction. See their website for further information:
The following are certified local instructors that our association is aware of in our area.
Joe Beitz - HCPA Member & Certified PB Coach
Joe Beitz is a Professional Pickleball Registry certified coach
and is qualified to teach pickleball. He will be happy to assist you
with your game to improve it whether it be on private or group lessons.
Contact him via email: email@example.com
Sonny Tannan - HCPA Member & Certified PB Coach
Sonny has been coaching and playing sports since his days in college. He transitioned from coaching as a tennis pro in various tennis club's, to Nike and eventually to the sport of pickleball. He is a USAPA Certified Coach, a USAPA Certified Ambassador and currently instructs at the Y of Central Maryland in Howard County.
He welcomes every level of play to step on the court in order to learn something about their game and how to elevate it to the next level. If you have just begun to play the sport or are looking for competitive strategy and tactics for tournament level play, you will leave each lesson with at least 1 actionable item to improve your game. Feel free to reach out and connect with Sonny for a free 15 minute on the court analysis.
Note, it is not our intention to promote or recommend these instructors but merely to offer information to the pickleball community.