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If you are a beginner or intermediate pickleball player and feel that you would benefit from some formal coaching the good news is that the IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association: link to website) have just announced that their first fully-qualified coach in the UK is none other than our very own Leonardo (Leo) Gonzalez. 

So the question is, why would you hire an IPTPA instructor? As a player seeking instruction you have the assurance that an IPTPA certified instructor has passed a rigorous 3-part testing programme while continuing to improve their teaching skills through yearly training requirements. Hiring a certified IPTPA instructor is your guarantee that your instructor knows the specific strokes, strategies and shot selections specific to pickleball. 

Leo Gonzalez is a well-known and very well-liked player on the UK pickleball scene. He is the founder of Heathrow Pickleball Club and an active member of Runnymede Royals Pickleball Club and of SLAP (South London Area Pickleball). He has won many medals in tournaments all over the world, most recently in Finland and he also took gold in the mens doubles and silver in the singles at the US Open in April 2017. He is based in West London but is prepared to travel to provide you with coaching. If you are interested in being coached by Leo, please contact me by telephone or email and I will put you in touch with him.