Pickleball Lessons and Clinics

West Reading Pickleball offers a variety of group clinics and private lessons with our certified pickleball coaches. View our current booking schedule and book with a coach today!

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Meet Our West Reading Pickleball Coaches

Larry Zerbe, 
Director of West Reading Pickleball

Larry Zerbe is an ecstatic instructor with a profound commitment to bringing pickleball to the lives of people around him. Aside from being the current director of West Reading Pickleball, he has 15 years of experience as the Director of COR Tennis and received several awards like USTA Professional of the Year, National Teaching Pro of the Year, and National Program Head of the Year. Coach Z brings his skills to pickleball from his current position as the Head Coach of Men's Tennis at Alvernia University and loves to pair his instructional pedigree with a lighthearted enthusiasm found in nobody else. It doesn’t matter if you’re a silver-sneaker player or a serious, high-performance pro— he welcomes all walks of life to the court. One of his many passions lies in opening pickleball opportunities to inner-city, underserved, and underprivileged youth. He wants to broaden the scope of the sport to include everyone, regardless of age or where they come from, and show the changes it brings to people’s lives.

If you have questions about lessons or programming, please contact Coach Z at 484-769-3832.

Kevin Schroder

A native New Englander that’s lived in Berks County for 25 years, Kevin Schroder is a well-seasoned coach with his own unique style. Kevin is a certified pickleball coach through the IPTPA. He welcomes all ages and abilities and uses his previous coaching experience in basketball, baseball, and lacrosse at the High School & Youth levels to bring pickleball to the limelight and win the hearts of future generations. Kevin’s dedicated to more than just making his sessions relaxed, he keeps the fun going with his own endearing methods and provides a memorable experience in everyone’s pickleball journey. As a USMC Veteran, he’s dedicated to giving back to fellow vets with his company Squarehead Pickleball, supporting veteran’s charities with its products.

Jordan Long

Jordan Long has been a quick learner when it comes to pickleball— now he uses those learned skills to get others in the game. He’s a 23-year-old local to West Reading and knows the crowd well. For a little over a year, he’s been reaching for perfection and now brings others along with him enthusiastically. A certified Level 1 teaching professional, Jordan helps others reach their desired skill levels and improve their play. He’s local to West Reading and has a background in tennis that translates into teaching others how to perform their best on the court. His passion for pickleball has only continued to grow more and more as he teaches, and he aspires to debut on the professional scene one day. He’s a repeat competitor at local tournaments and has had his fair share of victories too.

Frank Farfan

Frank Farfan has been on the court for nearly a decade, spending 8 years as a tennis player and 1.5 as a pickleball enthusiast. When it comes to pickleball, he wants to achieve higher levels of skill and continues to hone his abilities day in and day out. His dedication to improving his skill is evident in his tournament participation, where he’s previously finished first place in local events. Frank has lived in Reading since 2005 and cares deeply about helping its people learn the ins and outs of pickleball. He loves to teach but also to learn new things himself, applying those experiences to his instruction and bringing out the best in others. He also loves to meet people, making him perfect for the coaching scene. His outgoing personality has helped him volunteer with COR Tennis in the past, and he’s currently a Level II Certified IPTPA Instructor.

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