Ruth Johnson, Pickleball Coach: Personal Coaching. Positive Results.

Vancouver Pickleball Coaching

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Fun & Fitness

“Pickleball,” a funny word that I heard from friends and fitness clients several years ago.

Being the curious person I am, I had to find out what Pickelball was all about, so I signed up for a Beginners class at a local community centre in January 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic hit in March 2020 reducing the options to play, but the few lessons I had were enough to get me interested and craving more.

As soon as Covid restrictions lightened up, my lessons continued outdoors, and our small group of Pickleball keeners met as much as possible at a quiet tennis court pitching our nets and chalking in temporary lines. Yep…I was hooked!

I braved my first tournament in fall 2021 winning Silver in mixed doubles and have since won multiple medals in the 4+ women’s doubles and mixed category. The highlight so far has been going to Nationals in 2022 and earning Silver in 4.5 womens doubles and the Provincials in 2023 winning Silver in 4.0 womens doubles.

Certified Pickleball Coach

My road to teaching already had some deep roots, starting with my past involvement in numerous sports over the last two decades. I am a fully certified Personal Trainer, Spin Instructor and an avid road cyclist, mountain-biker, runner, skier, snowshoer and hiker. Now, I wanted to take on teaching and coaching pickleball.

Getting certified and learning the right tools was the next step, so in fall 2021, I successfully earned my NCCP Level 1 Instructor Certification and Level 2 certification in February 2023.

Coaching Certificat, Ruth Johnson

Services Offered

  • Private Lessons: Receive one-on-one attention and personalized instruction to hone your pickleball skills.

  • Group Lessons: Have a group of friends who want to learn to play? Email me for a single or series of lessons with your group!

  • Corporate Team Building: Foster teamwork and camaraderie through an introduction to pickleball, fun tournaments and events tailored to your company’s needs.

  • Private Events: Host a unique and exciting private pickleball event for your special occasion.

  • Community Centre Lessons: Sign up for one of the various level ongoing group lessons

  • Ruth knows her stuff. She makes learning so fun and that hour goes by so fast!

    - Donna Dainius

  • Ruth is a methodical teacher. Thorough and patient and makes learning really fun!

    - Patricia Brady

  • Can’t recommend Ruth enough…great instructor and lots of fun too!

    - Leslie-Anne Rogers

  • Ruth is a thorough instructor easily taking someone who has never played Pickleball to being able to play a game.

    - Tracey McGrogan

  • Ruth somehow motivates us, improves our skill levels, and still makes it fun. Not a contradiction at all!

    - Nazreen Suhner

  • Ruth is skilled, patient, kind, and fun!

    - Fiona Gamiet

Lessons and Hours

I am available M - F (occasional weekend) with a flexible schedule. I teach one-on-one, semi-private and groups up to 8 people.

I also teach fitness classes via Zoom or in my private gym. Email for schedule.

How Much Will it Cost?

  • Private Lessons – $60 per hr
  • Semi-Private - $60 per hr for 1st player, $15 per each additional player
  • Corporate and Private Events - email me for quote
  • Costs above do not include facility rental costs if/where applicable

No Paddle?

I am an ambassador for Aniviia Paddles as well as and have plenty of paddles available for demo use or purchase.

I can also offer you savings on Gruvn paddles. Contact me for my personal discount code.

Pickleball paddles: Ruth Johnson is an ambassador for Aniviia Paddles. Pickleball paddles: Ruth Johnson is an ambassador for Gruvn Paddles.