PPR Pickleball Conference

Hilton Head Island, SC // February 9 & 10, 2023

Learn and share with other successful coaches from around the country.

The Conference includes presentations in the classroom and oncourt!  Drills, games, coaching, programming ideas, and more.  Learn how to handle large groups, to run successful round robins, ideas to grow your business and more. 

Try the latest paddles, products and services at the Pickleball Trade Show.  The Awards Breakfast will honor some of your peers.  

In conjunction with the event, we’ll have Specialty Courses like a Drill Clinic with Sarah Ansboury (Feb. 8) and a Rating & Improvement Clinic with Jarrett Chirico (Feb.11).  We’ll have opportunities for you to complete your Certification – or retest.  And we’ll have plenty of Open Play.  

Wednesday, February 8

11:30am – 4:30pm      PPR Certification Workshop with Sarah Ansboury (extra fee)

12:30 – 5:30pm   PPR Certification Workshop with Suzee Anderson (extra fee)

1 – 6pm      Registration and Checkin

5 – 7:00pm  Drills Workshop with Sarah Ansboury (extra fee)

6:30 – 7:15pm  Welcome Reception & Pickleball Trivia Contest

Thursday, February 9

7:30am – 8:15am     Yoga for Flexibility

8:15-8:30am     PPR Conference Welcome 

9 – 11:45am     Classroom Presentations

  • Jarrett Chirico – Rate Your Students: The What, When & Why
  • Phillip Hayman – Perfect Partners: Tennis & Pickleball
  • Dr. Michelle Cleere – Ready, Set, Win!
  • Dick Osman – New Pickleball Rules & What Coaches Need to Know

11:45am-1:45pm    Tradeshow & Demo Courts/ Lunch on Your Own

1:45– 5:15pm     Oncourt Presentations

  • Sarah Ansboury – Strategies for Your Best Game
  • Neil Witherow – Why Pickleball is Great for Your Tennis Game
  • Suzee Anderson – Progressive Lesson Planning for the Adult Improver
  • Graeme Joffe – Pickleball 101 Top Tips for Teaching Beginners

5:30-7:30pm      Open Play

Friday, February 10

7:45-8:35am      Awards Breakfast & Annual Meeting in salon D

8:45am      Technical Progressions for Pickleball with Jeff Rausch – oncourt

9:35am        Developing Tactics & Techniques to Neutralize the Heavy Hitters with Lisa Duncan, courtesy of GAMMA.

10:25am      Get Beginners Rallying with the Rally Progression with Hope Tolley

11:15am       Games People Play with Reggie Sanderson

Noon       Pay it Forward – Adaptive Tennis with Craig Pippert

Lunch on your own – Unified Experience oncourt.  Food Truck in the Parking Lot     Thursday & Friday

1:30pm      Principles vs. Rules with Taylor Taylor

2:20pm      Pickleball: Connecting Infrastucture & Programming with David Robinson

3:15pm      Implementing Successful Programs with Amy Pazahanick

4:10pm      Turn Your Passion into Profits: Your Business Plan with Harris Williams

5:00pm      Growth of the Game – Expert Panel for open discussion and Q&A

Saturday, February 11th

9 – 11am   Ratings & Improvement Clinic (extra fee)

12 – 5pm  PPR Certification Workshop with Reggie Anderson (extra fee)

12 – 2pm  Drills workshop with Sara Ansboury (extra fee)

4pm –  Retesting opportunities – Register in advance (extra fee)

Official Hotel

Sonesta Resort
130 Shipyard Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, US


Each year, over 25 industry vendors gather at the PPR Conference for the tradeshow to show their latest products and services. Attendees have the opportunity to network AND get out on the court to try out products.

Interested in having a booth?

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