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Pickleball Coaching Breaks 2023/2024

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.

We currently have two fully qualified coaches available, offering coaching breaks throughout the year:

Coach Ray Puttick

Your coach for the Pickleball Breaks is Ray Puttick, a qualified IPTPA Level 2 Coach and tournament player at the 3.5-4.0 level.

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.

He is also a ETTA Level 3 table tennis coach now retired, but still enjoys the sport at a recreational level.

4 Day Itinerary

Monday

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.

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

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

Available Dates:

Development Course:

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

Intermediate (3.0-3.5) Level:

Monday 17th – 21st June 2024
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 for 4-day breaks.

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.

Coach Stuart Parminter

Stuart’s love of Pickleball takes him all over Europe, he regularly competes in the 5.0 category in international events. He achieved 4th place in the English Nationals in 2022.

Stuart has been a full-time tennis coach (Level 4 qualified) for 10 years forming a well-rounded teaching methodology and tailors lessons to each players specific needs. He’s enthusiastic about bringing new players into the sport and is dedicated to helping all levels of players to improve their standard and work towards their aspirations.

• Level 2 IPTPA Qualified Pickleball Coach
• 5.0 player and medallist

• Premier Pickleball League player

4 Day Itinerary

Monday

Courts are available from 2pm.

17.00-20.00 Recreational Play and ‘Learn the Rules’ class for beginners

Tuesday

09.00–10.00 Dinking. Stop your opponents attacking and stay at the point. Create chances to attack

10.00-11.00 Serve and Return. Start the point well! Learn to earn an advantage with the first shot

11.00-12.00 Matchplay. Get to grips with the morning’s teachings by practicing in some casual recreational matches

12.30-14.30 LUNCH

14.30-15.30 3rd Shot Drops. Learn to earn your way to the kitchen line to control the point

15.30-17.00 Recreational Matchplay / Open Courts. Dip in and out of some fun recreational matches to practice what you’ve learnt

Wednesday

09.00–10.00 Volleys and Smashes. Block fast paced shots and win hand-battles. Smash high balls with good technique and finish points

10.00-11.00 Defensive play. Reset the point effectively

11.00-12.00 Singles. Covering the basic tactic of singles and essential groundstroke techniques

12.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-15.00 Attacking Play.
Earn the chance to attack and do it with control and precision

15.00-17.00 Recreational Matchplay / Round Robins. Put your coaching into practice with casual matched and some more competitive round robins with players of a similar level

Thursday

9.00-10.00 Drills Session.
High repetition drills for you to sharpen your skills for the days competitive play. You will also learn several drills to take away and practice with your friends to continue development.

10.30-15.00 Tournament.
A round robin format getting to play with different partners. You will get plenty of matches whether you win or lose! There will also be lots of time for recreational play.

Available Dates:

Intermediate and Advanced:

Monday 15th – Friday 19th April 2024

Beginners and Improvers:

Monday 3rd – Friday 7th  June 2024

Make a Booking:

Prices are the standard tariff plus a Coaching Supplement of £105 for 4-day breaks.

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

A minimum of 8 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.