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How to find pickleball lessons near you in 2024

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Brandon Mackie

Updated on: Mar 16, 2024

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Ready to get better at pickleball? Going up a level means you'll start winning more games and enjoying the sport even more. There's no better way to improve than taking a pickleball lesson or beginner's clinic from a certified instructor.

Finding lessons can be difficult, though. In this article, I'll share my top places to go for pickleball lessons in 2024. From searching online to asking around your local courts, I'll show you how to find the best instructors to help you on your journey.

Where to find pickleball lessons near me

Below are some of the best ways to find pickleball lessons in your local area:


Pickleheads has partnered with TeachMe.to to offer pickleball lessons through our website. TeachMe.to is one of the leading platforms in the US for bringing together instructors and people who want lessons in a wide range of sports and activities.

Thanks to this partnership, we are proud to offer the first ever pickleball-specific search engine for lessons.

Graphic showing how to find pickleball instructors using the Pickleheads lesson finder
Graphic showing how to find pickleball instructors using the Pickleheads lesson finder

Simply enter your location and you'll see how many pickleball instructors are near you. Then start browsing the list. You'll be able to see instructors' star ratings, rates, and certifications.

Once you've found an instructor who's right for you, one click takes you to TeachMe.to where you can read instructor reviews and securely book your lesson via credit card. TeachMe.to also offers a money-back guarantee on all bookings.

By using Pickleheads, you'll have access to over 840 pickleball instructors across 1,342 US cities. Over 80% of Americans live within a 20-minute drive of an instructor on Pickleheads, so there's almost surely one near you.

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Find a lesson near you

Contact your local courts

If you can't find any convenient lessons in your area through our website, don't worry. Not every instructor lists their services on Pickleheads or puts their info online.

Try contacting your local pickleball facilities. Many private facilities have resident pros who offer lessons. You can use the Pickleheads court finder to filter by membership-based courts and then contact any that are near you.


Parks & Rec

Some city Parks & Recreation department websites offer pickleball lessons or beginner clinics. I recommend checking the website or calling your local Parks & Rec department to inquire about lessons.

An example of a local Parks & Rec website
An example of a local Parks & Rec website


Local Facebook groups are another great way to find lessons. Search "[your city] pickleball" to find local pickleball groups. Join the group and look for anyone offering lessons.

An example of a local pickleball group on Facebook
An example of a local pickleball group on Facebook

You can either post in the group with an inquiry, or scroll through the group members' posts to see if anyone has offered lessons. Look for flyers posted as screenshots, as this is often how they're offered.


Yelp is another helpful source in identifying companies or facilities that offer pickleball lessons. Just type "pickleball lessons" into the search bar, and select your local area.

Pickleball lessons in Scottsdale, Arizona on Yelp
Pickleball lessons in Scottsdale, Arizona on Yelp

Google search

Another option is to simply search for "pickleball lessons near me" on Google. If any local instructors have their own websites, they should appear in the search results. Check them out and get in contact.

Ask your friends

You never know who's giving lessons, or who's had lessons before and would recommend their coach to you.

Despite all the great online platforms we have nowadays, word of mouth is still one of the best sources of information like this. Someone recommended by a friend usually means they are trusted.

Bottom line

There's no better way to improve your game than getting on-court instruction from a good coach. I've spent countless hours searching for coaches over the year, and hope I've given you some good starting points to find pickleball lessons near you.

I recommend starting with our new pickleball lesson search tool. If you still haven't found the right match, here are other ways you can try:

  • Contact your local courts
  • Check Parks & Rec websites
  • Facebook groups
  • Yelp
  • Google
  • Word of mouth

I hope you'll be out on the courts soon, learning new skills, and falling even more in love with pickleball.


About the author
Brandon Mackie
Brandon is an avid writer and co-founder of Pickleheads™. Once a competitive tennis player, Brandon can now be found these days honing his dinks on pickleball courts near Phoenix, Arizona.
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