Coach Mark Programs and Services

Coach Mark Programs 2023 Season


Pickleball Camps for Juniors

Do you know of a junior boy or girl between the ages of 12 and 18 interested in learning the fun game of pickleball or continuing to build on their skills and talents?

If so, Coach Mark will be offering several Pickleball Camps for Juniors at the Birch Bay Activity Center in summer 2023. These camps are designed for both newcomer and advanced players. Juniors will be divided by skill level with a ratio of coach to player of 4:1.

The schedule of lessons, drills, games, and fun activities will focus on ball control, hitting the nine basic shots in pickleball, and doubles gameplay.

Coach Mark is a Certified Junior Instructor through IPTPA, the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. In 2022, the Birch Bay Activity Center became one of the first IPTPA Junior Development Training centers in the U.S.

CLICK HERE to see our 2023 schedule.

Coach Mark with Jane

Introduction to the Game of Pickleball

Are you interested in learning how to play the game of pickleball? Would you like to see what the "fuss" is about?

BBAC Teaching Pro Mark Livingston (Coach Mark) offers a three-session Introduction to the Game of Pickleball program for new players. At the end of this program, players will be able to:

  • Describe the three most important rules of pickleball.
  • Understand the key elements for hitting any shot in pickleball.
  • Practice hitting six important shots, including dinks, drops, drives, volleys, serves, and returns of serve.
  • Learn how to score and maintain correct court positioning during play.
  • Keep a short rally going and get a quick start to the game of pickleball.
  • Access the drills and drill games contained in The Coach Mark Workout Series©.

Cost of the program is $40 per person and four players minimum are required to hold each event. You can register online or contact BBAC for assistance

CLICK HERE to see our 2023 Schedule.

Intro to Pickleball

Coach Mark Skill Rating Prep Sessions

Not sure if you’re ready for the skill demonstration or gameplay performance parts of the IPTPA Rating Test? Would you like to conduct a practice test and receive feedback from Coach Mark on areas needing improvement?

If so, contact Coach Mark directly to schedule a Coach Mark Skill Rating Prep Session. Coach Mark specializes in helping novice and intermediate players prepare for and pass the IPTPA 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 skill level rating tests.

CLICK HERE to access the IPTPA 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 Skill Level Rating Descriptions.


Workout with Coach Mark

Are you a novice or lower intermediate player ready to develop or improve the control, consistency, and confidence required to play at a higher level of skill?

In Workout with Coach Mark, BBAC Teaching Pro Mark Livingston will customize drills and drill games to reduce unforced errors and improve the quality and accuracy of your shots. Coach Mark’s session plan consists of 60 minutes of drilling and 60 minutes of coached gameplay. During the coached gameplay session, you'll review and practice key principles of Coach Mark's Keep It Simple Strategy© for doubles pickleball.

Cost of the program is $20 per person and four players minimum are required (registration capped at eight players). You can register online or contact BBAC for assistance.

CLICK HERE to see our 2023 dates.


Skill Development Plans

Have you had your skills or skill level checked by a Certified Teaching Pro and Rating Specialist? Do you have a personalized plan of action to guide your skill and gameplay development?

In this service and program, Coach Mark will assess your current level of skill and craft a plan to help you improve performance and/or get ready for the IPTPA Rating Test. The plan will include feedback about strengths and opportunities for improvement, as well as the drills and sessions needed to improve skill and performance.

Contact Coach Mark if you're interested in scheduling a "Skill Check" and receiving an individualized and personalized Skill Development Plan.

Contact Coach Mark

Contact Coach Mark to learn more about these unique learning opportunities.

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