Larry Keefe

GRPC Lesson Coordinator


GRPC classes are free for club members

Larry is the lesson co-coordinator for the club, and has been teaching pickleball for two years. He is adept at helping beginners and intermediates. Larry also teaches kids pickleball. Larry’s upcoming schedule of lessons is on the club calendar. Private lessons by appointment


Adult Intermediate lessons (2.5 to 3.5)

Wednesdays July 10-31 at 9 a.m. at Belknap Park

Wednesdays Sept 4-25 (limited to 7 players)


Adult Beginner lessons

Sundays Aug 4-25 at 5:30 p.m. at Belknap. (limited to 16 players)


Youth lessons

Second Tuesday of each month 5:30 p.m. at Belknap Park

John DeHoog

Free lessons for beginners with little or no Pickleball experience. Small group sessions lasting two hours at a
well-equipped local indoor venue.

More than a decade of pickleball teaching experience – uses a ball machine to best utilize the time on the courts.

Free use of demo paddles prior to purchase. Classes last two hours on Thursday mornings, but phone for other options.


Ross Kornoelje

Ross is available to teach group or individual lessons, subject to court availability.

Bob Trout

Pickleball 101, 201 and 301 Bob is an instructor with the Grand Rapids Pickleball Academy. He also gives
lessons to family groups and kids.
Lessons for beginners, novice and intermediate players. Lessons provided at various venues. Bob is also a seller of Selkirk Paddles