Pickleball Lessons in Calgary

Pickleball Lessons in Calgary

From Beginner to Advanced Courses

Lessons with IPTPA level two certified instructor - Kevin Doucet. Lessons will be taught in Calgary.


Lesson topics will be based on players needs.  There are no refunds if you miss a week, or if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of the first class.


Paddles will be available to use for these classes.

Covid 19 Relaunch

Covid 19 Protocol for pickleball lessons with Pickleball Connect.

Always wear your mask upon entering and exiting the gym. Mask to be taken off once in the gym and while playing pickleball. Do not wear the mask during pickleball matches.


Always bring your own water bottle to the pickleball lessons. Label the bottle with your name. Washroom is available.


General Considerations for Pickleball lessons and league

  • COVID-19 enters the body through the eyes, nose or mouth (not through the skin) when an individual touches their face.

  • Pickleball players should refrain (to the extent possible) from touching their eyes, nose, mouth and face during activities.

  • It is important that sports/activities that involve shared equipment (e.g., shared pickleballs) include regular hand hygiene and cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

  • Hand hygiene should occur before and after each pickleball lessons.

  • Respiratory etiquette is important to prevent the spread of droplets that may contain the COVID-19 virus. Pickleball players should refrain from spitting and clearing their nasal passages during activities.

  • Attendees should proactively and regularly monitor for symptoms.

  • Symptomatic individuals are prohibited from participating.

  • Limit celebration gestures or customs during activities (e.g. paddle tapping handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, chest bumps) that bring attendees within 2 meters or promote physical contact.

  • Water bottles should be labelled with the name of the owner. Water bottles should not be shared.

  • To the extent possible, arrive dressed and ready to participate. It is recommended that access to locker rooms is limited to reduce gathering. Where access is available, individuals should minimize time spent in dressing/locker/change rooms and maintain physical distance in lobbies and common spaces.



Participants should be encouraged to bring their own pickleball paddle.

  • Any shared pickleballs should be cleaned and sanitized at an increased frequency, and between each use.  Pickleball paddles will be available and will be cleaned and disinfected between each use.

  • Hands should be cleaned before and after playing pickleball.  



  •  When playing pickleball or engaging in a physical activity that involves or requires multiple participants/players and where it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of 2 meters from other participants/players, the individuals in the group should form a cohort.

  • The cohort should always include only the same people.

  • Cohorts limit the risk of disease transmission because they reduce the number of people with whom players/participants have close contact.

  • The maximum number of individuals that can form a cohort is 50.

  • The 50-person maximum includes any coaches/staff, instructors, participants, officials, and volunteers who consistently and routinely engage with participants at a distance of less than 2 meters.

  • Coaches, staff and officials who primarily interact with individuals or teams at a distance of 2 meters or greater do not need to be counted as part of the cohort. 

  • Transportation to and from activities should be arranged so that only cohort members, or members from the same household, share rides.

Mini-Leagues can serve as good examples of cohorts

  • 50-person mini-leagues can be formed for sports, physical activity and recreation that involve physical interaction of participants at a distance of less than 2 meters.

  • A pickleball mini-league can consist of multiple teams, but to a maximum of 50 individuals.

  • Game play should be limited to teams in the same mini-league.

  • Teams that belong to other pickleball mini-leagues should limit play with each other.

  • If an individual or team member wishes to change cohorts/mini-leagues, they should not participate in a new cohort activity for 14 days (this reflects the incubation period of the virus).