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Player Development

Coaching and Play at Kinnikinnick & Roberts Creek Elementary Schools - Winter, 2024

Our past-president and well known coach, Tom Pinfold, has offered to coach Newbies, Transitioning and Beginners at Kinnikinnick Elementary School (KES) on Thursday evenings (5:00 - 7:00) and Roberts Creek Elementary (RCE), Saturdays (2:00 - 3:30) if there is sufficient interest. Tom can accommodate a maximum of 4 players from each group and would instruct on just one of the 3 KES courts and up to all 3 courts at RCE. The other two courts at KES would be used for open play. If you are interested in coaching please email Carol Mollerup.

Community Coaching

As a community service, the Sunshine Coast Pickleball Association provides coaching at no cost to new players. We believe in player development, and we are prepared to invest our time and energy to help players enhance their skills. We also give our time to new players who come to the schools and the arenas to learn to play the game. We are as passionate about introducing the game.

Qualified Pickleball Canada Instructor

We are pleased to report that PCO (Pickleball Canada Organization) recognizes Tom Pinfold as a ‘Qualified PCO Instructor.’ 

How We'll Help Improve Your Game

For members of the Sunshine Coast Pickleball Association (SCPA), we plan a more formalized program of instruction within a “clinic” format for various skill levels. Structured clinics will be available on a semi-private coaching basis (4 players per court for 1.25 hours of training). We strive to conduct one session per quarter. 

We expect a great deal of interest in this development program, and as such, member sign-ups for the clinics will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Each clinic will be structured and organized according to player needs and experience. We anticipate sessions for 2.0-2.5, 3.0, and 3.5+ skill levels. An email announcement will be sent to all members with sign-up details.

Member Clinic Details

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