Trained Instructors

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.

Instructor Certification

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 Certified Instructors

Mike SeifertHalifaxmkscanada@gmail.com

IPTPA Level I Certified Instrutors

Mike HincheyAntigonishmikehinchey6@gmail.com
Ian MacDonaldArisaigiamc@bellaliant.net
Theresa ThompsonArisaigtheresamacdthompson@gmail.com
Don BeaverDartmouthdonaldbeaver20@gmail.com
Cathy DenaultDartmouthcathy@premiumpickleball.com
Gaston RenaultDartmouthgaston.renault@nscc.ca
Mary AndersonInvernessmary.anderson@ns.sympatico.ca
Paula SmithMaryvalerpsmith@eastlink.ca
Robert SmithMaryvalerpsmith@eastlink.ca
Jill BoudreauThorburnjillboudreau@eastlink.ca

IPTPA Trained Instructors

Leslie Buckland-NicksAntigonish Landingl.bucklandnicks@gmail.com
Clare Ann  QuirkAntigonish Harbourquirkmac@yahoo.com
Alec RossArisaigalec.ross245@gmail.com
Regina ZehChesterreginazeh@live.de
Frank BenstedDartmouthFrank.Bensted@outlook.com
Wendy BenstedDartmouthwendygillard@hotmail.com
Ginny ConradDartmouthginnyconrad99@gmail.com
J.D. McKinnonDartmouthdonmck1@hotmail.com
Philip HallGuysboroughstt.guysborough@gmail.com
Robert CodeHalifaxrkodevelopments@shaw.ca
Jocelyn BrysonHavre Boucherjocelynbryson59@gmail.com
Pat MorrisonInvernesspmorrison@ns.sympatico.ca
Brent ReidHantsporteverythingpickleball@mail.com
Charlene M Arseneau-ReidHantsportcharmae@hotmail.ca
Chrissy ArbuckleMalignant Covecarbuckle23@gmail.com
Ken SanfordNewportKensanford1@icloud.com
Jerry RoussyPomquetj.troussy@gmail.com
Wayne ReidPugwashteleman63@hotmail.com
Patt DunphyQueenslanddunphy.pat@gmail.ca
Colleen MacDougallSaint Andrewscolmacdougall@eastlink.com
Brad BurnsSherbrookebandmburns@ns.sympatico.ca
Allison WatsonSpringhilladwtsn@gmail.com

Trained Instructors

Don MorrisonDartmouthmorrisond@hrsb.ca
Dawn HobsonDartmouthhobson@ns.sympatico.ca
John BrantDartmouthjohnbbrant@ns.sympatico.ca
Roger PetersHalifaxrpyb55@gmail.com
Jack YeeHalifaxjack.yee@ns.sympatico.ca
Dave AasenTantallondaveaasen@yahoo.ca
Betty MacAlpineLower/Middle Sackvillebettymacalpine@yahoo.ca
John NancekivellHalifaxjrn520@gmail.com
Wayne UhlmanBridgewateruhlman16@tallships.ca
Darrell YoudenAnnapolis Valleyd.youden@eastlink.ca
Randy HillAnnapolis ValleyAllThingsPickleball@gmail.com
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