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Private Lessons

With Pickleball Professionals

See our recommended professionals along with their availability and prices. Scroll through our amazing instructors and connect with them directly!

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Rich Woods

Pickleball Professional

Rich Woods is a Certified PickleBall Teaching Professional. He enjoys getting people "hooked" on a sport that enhances their lives, specializing in getting people started in this amazing sport called Pickleball.​


$35 per hr, per person, for small groups (3-4 people)

$45 per hr, per person (2 people)

$80 per hr (1 person)

Paddles can be provided at no charge. Please txt for additional info.

Phone: (760) 442 5042


Charlie Ball

Pickelball Professional 

Charlie has been a member of the USPTA for over 8 years.  He taught tennis for years but has fallen in love with pickelball. Graduating with a degree in physical education at Purdue University, Charlie is now fully engrossed in Pickleball and coaches both sports professionally.  

Price: $90 privates, $100 semi private

groups $35 3:1, $30 4+

Schedule: Days and times vary

Phone: (502) 693-0724



Lon Krantz

Pickleball Professional 

Lon is the Director of Testing and Training for the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) for the Southern California. His 20+ years of playing experience has provided invaluable insight to his now
7+ years of professional instruction.

Price: $90 private/$100 semi-private

Schedule: Mon,Tue,Thur,Fri 8am-12pm

Phone: (970) 646-0390


Kevin Niems

Pickleball Professional

Kevin enjoys the athletic endeavor of Pickleball along with the social engagement it provides.


He truly loves to see the smiles the game of Pickleball provides the players of all levels, and he endeavors to promote the abilities and enjoyment to all that play. His goal is to help you achieve the level of game that you desire, while having fun and being competitive.


Price: $75 private/$80 semi-private/$100 groups of 4

Schedule: Wed & Fri 2pm-5pm, Wed 5pm-6pm & 7pm-9pm

Phone: (760) 807-0432



Mike Anderson

Pickleball Professional

Mike Anderson, a fixture at Riggs, can be seen daily helping people with their Pickleball.  As a professional on the MASTERCOURSE, and as a player, he is available for you.

Price: $70/hr

Schedule: M-F 12pm-2pm

Phone: 760-840-7431


Gee Gee Garvin

Pickleball Professional

Diverse background as a player and coach in tennis and Pickleball.  Former top Division 1 collegiate tennis player at BYU and UNLV.  ITF World Tennis Champion.  


Pickleball playing achievements include winning several Pickleball titles and medaling at pro level events including:  2 time US Open Gold Medalist, Canadian National Champion, USAP National multiple medalist, Tournament of Champions, Hawaii Open, and So Cal Classic.


$90 private/$100 semi-private/$120 groups of three/$140 groups of four


*** Instruction one on one with the Pro focusing on fundamentals, stroke production, skills, and strategies.

These three lessons types are ideal for you and a group of friends, with similar abilities to improve your game.  Groups of three allows me to play along and offer feedback on technique, shot selection, strategic decisions, and court positioning.  This is great way to learn doubles strategy and new shots. Learning/ training with a group works great for all levels ***

Phone: (760) 716-6777


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Casey McMakin

Pickleball Professional

Casey is a former Division I tennis player for UC Davis. He has a Masters in Sports Psychology and extensive tennis coaching experience since 2005 to all levels, including the collegiate level for Cal Tech University.

Casey, like many of us, fell in love with pickleball not only for the joy of playing but for the amazing community that has blossomed out of this amazing sport. His approach is rooted in positive psychology coaching. He focuses on building his clients personal awareness of their skills and strengths that are innately within them and works as a guide to help them allow these gifts to shine their brightest. 


Rate: $150/Hour (1-6 players)


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