Meet Coach Laurel

Hi Pickleballers! For almost half of my life, I was a collegiate women’s basketball coach (Slippery Rock University, Allegheny College, Clarion University, and University of Rochester) where I spent the majority of time teaching young ladies how to play the game. Coaching and Teaching go hand in hand, and helping develop skill improvement through fundamentals, proper progressions and drill sessions is my strength. I’ve just switched sports to my new passion… PICKLEBALL!

I first saw this “Game with a Funny Name”, Pickleball, a couple of years ago, when my 88 year old Dad was playing the game! As soon as I saw it and tried it just for one day, it was love at first site! Pickleball is a game that is very easy to learn, but extremely hard to master.  

Besides knowing the proper strokes necessary to play this game, I also prefer to teach the “HOW“, “WHEN“, and most importantly the “WHY” of each skill needed play this game as well as strategy and tactical information and tips. I can teach 1-on-1, in semi-private groups, or in a group situation. 

Meet Coach Laurel

Hi Pickleballers! For almost half of my life, I was a collegiate women’s basketball coach (Slippery Rock University, Allegheny College, Clarion University, and University of Rochester) where I spent the majority of time teaching young ladies how to play the game. Coaching and Teaching go hand in hand, and helping develop skill improvement through fundamentals, proper progressions and drill sessions is my strength. I’ve just switched sports to my new passion… PICKLEBALL!

I first saw this “Game with a Funny Name”, Pickleball, a couple of years ago, when my 88 year old Dad was playing the game! As soon as I saw it and tried it just for one day, it was love at first site! Pickleball is a game that is very easy to learn, but extremely hard to master.  

Besides knowing the proper strokes necessary to play this game, I also prefer to teach the “HOW“, “WHEN“, and most importantly the “WHY” of each skill needed play this game as well as strategy and tactical information and tips. I can teach 1-on-1, in semi-private groups, or in a group situation. 

Certifications

-Coach Laurel Heilman is certified by the Professional Pickleball Registry as a Pickleball Professional in Adult Development. Coach Laurel has also completed the Pickleball Instructor Certification Program at the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association.

Coach Laurel With The Pros

Coach Laurel Competing

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