Certified Coaches

No Professional Relationship Disclaimer:

PIVOT has no professional relationship with any pickleball coach or instructor that provides pickleball instruction to any individual for a fee.

PIVOT will offer to post info from local Certified Coaches (see Improving Your Game) but does not recommend, sponsor, endorse or make any representation about the skills, qualifications or the quality of instruction by any paid instructor or coach.

Any sport or exercise has the possibility of injury. So, any involvement in any instruction of that sport may expose you to that risk.

Any reliance you place on such instruction is therefore, strictly at your own risk.

For more about certified coaches in our area, you can go to pprpickleball.org and select " Find A Coach/Pro" or iptpa.com and select "certified member."

Certified Coach: Henry Gonzalez

Preferred Method of Contact: Email - ghenry35@aol.com

Certifiying Organization(s): Professional Pickleball Registry

Year Certified: 2021

Certification Level: Coach, up to 4.0

Philosophy or Explanation of Teaching Style: Work with intermediate players to get them from intermediate plateau to advance level

Certified Coach: Melinda Tate

Preferred Method of Contact: Cell phone - 423-341-6411

Certifiying Organization(s): International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association, United States Professional Tennis Association (Pickleball)

Year Certified: 2018

Certification Level: Coach, up to 4.0

Philosophy or Explanation of Teaching Style: I teach proper technique, repetition with reasoning, and strategy, as well as evaluate skill level to incorporate the need for private, semi-private or group lessons.

Certified Coach: Anna Walters

Preferred Method of Contact: Email - Waltersanna4@gmail.com

Certifiying Organization(s): Professional Pickleball Registry

Year Certified: 2019

Certification Level: Coach, up to 4.0

Philosophy or Explanation of Teaching Style: I teach in a positive, casual manner to cover the topics while having fun. My coaching technique is to always help the learner connect the skill with the outcome. For example, when you hit the ball in front of your body, it's easier to control the direction. I train situations vs. just shots. For example, "Have you ever seen...? Today we are going to address how to do that." I never want formalized instruction to take away from enjoying the sport!