Pickleball Leaders Certification

Who is it for?

  • Competent pickleball players that want to start a club or want to support their club by organising introduction to pickleball sessions
  • Existing coaches teaching other sports and want to be able to introduce pickleball 
  • Teachers that want to be able to teach pupils how to play pickleball 

At the end of the session, if you meet the standard, you will receive a certificate of competence, to show that you have undertaken training. 

How much does it cost?

We want to keep the costs as low as possible.  For that reason, each  event will be priced to cover venue costs, travel costs for the course tutor and the cost of printing the booklets.

Overview of the Pickleball Leaders course:

The purpose of this training is to give pickleball leaders the basic skills and knowledge to have confidence to introduce the game to new players whilst learning in a safe and enjoyable environment. 
We cover:

  • Creating the right impression
  • Getting people playing to learn
  • Basic Rules
  • Basic Strokes
  • Organising learners
  • Useful information

You will observe practical demonstrations, (watch and learn) how to serve for example, then mirror what you have been shown, then you will be asked to lead mini pockets of activity.

You will also be expected to be a student participant, as your colleagues lead elements of the course. 

Upcoming Pickleball Leaders Courses

Registration is now open for the courses listed below. The cost for each participant will be £25.  We have been able to keep the costs low because David Lloyd Clubs have kindly provided the venue. You do not have to be a David Lloyd member to attend.


David Lloyd Venue



Kings Hill, 21 Kings Hill Ave, Kings Hill, West Malling ME19 4UA

Dave Wood

25th April      COMPLETED

Chigwell, Roding Ln, Buckhurst Hill IG7 6BQ

Louise Stephens

15th May

Southampton, Off Brownhill Way, Frogmore Ln, Southampton SO16 9PA

Richard Thoms

21st May

Milton Keynes, Livingstone Dr, Newlands, Milton Keynes MK15 0DL

Dave Pearson

21st May

Sunderland, 7 Camberwell Way, Sunderland SR3 3XN

Elaine Shallcross

29th May

Bristol Westbury, Greystoke Ave, Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS10 6AZ

Richard Thoms

5th June

Coventry, Abbey Rd, Coventry CV3 4BJ

Sam Basford

6th June

Manchester Trafford, Barton Embankment, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 8RH

Sam Basford