Pickleball Nova Scotia has a variety of teachers available for personal one-on-one instruction or for group instruction and each has achieved a different level of certification. If you, your venue or your community is interested in introductory “learn-to-play” instruction or some organized “skills and drills” sessions, take a look at the list below to find a suitable instructor in your area.
Pickleball Canada Organization (PCO) is recognized as the National Association for our sport but in order to become officially registered as a National Sports Organization in Canada, one of the many requirements is that they follow a Coaching Development Program that conforms to the rigorous guidelines of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). A workgroup from the Pickleball Association of Ontario (PAO) has started the development of a Pickleball Coach Development program, on behalf of PCO, and with guidance from PCO and the provincial pickleball organizations, they hope to have their draft ready for review this year. Until such time as an NCCP Pickleball program is available in Canada, most pickleball coaches seeking a training option have been able to take part in programs offered by a US-based organization called the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. However, you can be rest assured that as soon as an NCCP certification program becomes available, the majority of these instructors will be seeking their NCCP certification as well.
In the meantime, the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) is one of the world’s leading associations of Certified Pickleball Teaching Professionals, viewed and highly respected as an organization of knowledgeable experts and industry innovators. Their intent is to raise the standards of Pickleball excellence on a world wide basis and to work in conjunction with the USAPA to help grow the sport of Pickleball. The list of instructors provided below are either currently certified by the IPTPA, have taken part in the IPTPA training program but have not yet written their IPTPA Certification Exam or have been trained by a certified IPTPA Level II Instructor.
|IPTPA Level II |
|IPTPA Level I |
|IPTPA Trained |
|Leslie Buckland-Nicks||Antigonish Landingemail@example.com|
|Clare Ann Quirk||Antigonish Harbourfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jocelyn Bryson||Havre Boucheremail@example.com|
|Charlene M Arseneau-Reid||Hantsportfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chrissy Arbuckle||Malignant Coveemail@example.com|
|Colleen MacDougall||Saint Andrewsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mary Lou Buckleemail@example.com|