Pickleball – learn, re-learn or improve your skills at all levels


Shawne Cryderman

Pickleball players always want to improve their skills. And our 700 plus SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) members are no exception. We are fortunate that a team of volunteers within our organization willingly take time to help fellow players and teach lessons at particular skill levels. This is a rarity among pickleball clubs. We take individuals interested in learning this fabulous sport from introductory lessons through mid-level skill lessons. Each year, we try to bring in higher level skilled and nationally known players to conduct pickleball clinics and work with select individuals.

The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) is pleased to announce that our skill level improvement programs will re-start this fall. After a summer hiatus, the instructors are happy to begin again, helping those who want to improve their skills, do so. All skills lessons will take place at the Ridgeview courts.

Introductory lessons have begun and will continue throughout the fall. For more information, please contact Shawne Cryderman at 818-2690 or  [email protected].

Assisted Play (AP) is open to SPA members who need a refresher or have just completed introductory lessons. The AP will take place on Wednesday, beginning October 17 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Please sign up on the event calendar. For additional information, please contact Greg Nelson at [email protected].

Advanced Assisted Play Lessons (AAPL) will begin on Wednesday, October 17 from 1:00–3:00 p.m. The instruction will be limited to 24 participants, with two alternates. AAPL is open to SPA members who have a 2.0 or 2.5 rating. You must sign up on the event calendar to attend and if you sign-up, you must show up or contact the instructors, Bob “Kosmo” Kramer at [email protected] or Jean Labovitch at [email protected].

3.0 Advanced Play Lessons (3.0 APL) is open to SPA members with a 3.0 rating. These lessons will begin on Tuesday, October 9 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Instruction is limited to 24 participants, with two alternates. Sign up on the event calendar. If you have any questions, please contact Mark McNown at [email protected].