Pickleball Coaching Breaks with Ray Puttick

If you’re a beginner, or simply looking to improve your game, come and join us for a dedicated 4 night pickleball coaching break at The Manor Resort. Away from the courts you will have full access of the resort facilities, plus enjoy full-board dining throughout your stay.

About Ray

Ray Puttick is a qualified IPTPA Level 2 Coach and tournament player at the 3.5-4.0 level.

Most recently Ray was one of the two successful English players at the US Open picking up a silver medal. In the 2023 English Open he gained a Gold Medal for the singles 65+, a Gold medal for the mixed doubles 65+, and a bronze in the men’s doubles 65+, and followed these results with two more bronze medals in doubles at the English Nationals in October 2023.

With over 20 years of racket coaching experience, he continues using his LTA level 3 Tennis coach and BAofE Level 2 Badminton coach qualifications to help players of all ages and standards to enjoy racket sports.

4 Day Midweek Itinerary


15.30 Meet & Play
Meet your fellow Pickle ballers in our spa sports hall and kick your break off with a light-hearted round-robin competition hosted by one of our activity instructors. Once acquainted recreational play is freely available on our dedicated courts.


09.45–10.00 Meet the coach,
safety, and course introduction

10.00-12.00 Serve and Return, Ground Strokes, techniques & drills

12.30-13.30 LUNCH

14.00-16.00 The soft game, dinking with purpose, kitchen drills

16.00-17.00 Recreational play – American style


10.00-12.00 Third shot options, drop, drive or lob, techniques & drills

12.30-13.30 LUNCH

14.00-16.00 Fourth Shot Options, techniques & drills & Match Tactics

16.00-17.30 One to one or group shot clinic.


10.00 – 12.00 Round Robin competition

12.30-13.30 LUNCH

14.00-15.30 Free Play

16.00-17.00 Private Hydro Spa session

3 Day Weekend Itinerary


15.30 Meet & Play
Introduction and some drill work on serve and drives, plus gameplay.


10.00-12.00 Third shot options & drills

12.30-13.30 LUNCH

14.00-16.00 Drills at the NVZ line


10.00-12.00 Forth shot options and aggressive play

12.30-13.30 LUNCH

14.00-17.30 One to one or group shot clinic.


10.00 – 12.00 Tournament – American Style Mix Up

Guest Feedback

“It was my first visit to Manor, I really enjoyed my stay and will be back for more. The intermediate coaching course was brilliant. Ray is an amazing teacher and I learnt so much.Thank you to you and the team also. I thought the staff were brilliant and the facilities excellent.”

S. Hamblin June 2024

Available Dates:

Development Course:

Monday 14th – 18th October 2024
Monday 20th – 24th Jan 2025
Monday 24th – 28th Feb 2025

Intermediate (3.0-3.5) Level:

Monday 16th – 20th September 2024
Monday 11th – 15th November 2024

Monday 6th – 10th January 2025

Monday 3rd – 7th February 2025

Make a Booking:

Prices are the standard tariff plus a Coaching Supplement of £60pp 

Standard booking terms and conditions apply. Discount codes may be used on coaching breaks.

A minimum of 4 guests per break is required for each break to proceed.

Lunch is not included on arrival and departure days.

Call our bookings team to reserve your space.