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SelkirkTV now offering 'Teaching Pickleball for Tennis Pros,' an educational pickleball course designed specifically for tennis players of all levels

By Kyle Whatnall

on Feb 28, 2023


Course to help players capitalize on their tennis experience, understand differences between tennis and pickleball mechanics, and help tennis players to teach pickleball to other tennis players.  

February 28, 2023Selkirk Sport, pickleball’s leading equipment and paddle manufacturer, now presents an educational pickleball course designed exclusively for those with experience in the sport of tennis. The course will dive into the countless crossovers between pickleball and tennis technique, the best strategies to easily transition from a tennis racket to a pickleball paddle, the best practices and drills to capitalize on existing tennis experience, and much more. The course is also designed to aid existing pickleball instructors when teaching students who are making the transition from tennis. Teaching Pickleball for Tennis Pros will be fully accessible through the popular SelkirkTV app. The SelkirkTV app is free and updated regularly with Selkirk’s most entertaining and engaging pickleball highlights, shows, educational videos, and more.

The Teaching Pickleball for Tennis Pros course is taught by renowned pickleball player and coach Mark Renneson. He is the founder of Pickleball Coaching International, an industry leader in pickleball coach education. Renneson brings a fun and straightforward approach to his teaching, and he makes pickleball easy to learn for players of all levels. Having had a tennis background himself, Renneson strategically guides students through the differences in pickleball and tennis techniques to help form great pickleball players out of great tennis players. Renneson is also a SelkirkTV regular, as he hosts a weekly show on the platform called The Pickleball Today Show, which dives into the best drills, strategies, and exercises to help players level up their performance on the court. 

“We were so excited to put together a course that provides tennis players with necessary pickleball shot breakdowns and drills to help players use their tennis backgrounds to dominate in the sport of pickleball,” said Mark Renneson. “Not only will this course help tennis player to level up quickly in pickleball, but it will also equip them with great knowledge they can use in teaching other tennis players about how to find success on the pickleball court.”

As pickleball’s national and global popularity continues to surge at a fast pace, an obvious opportunity exists for players with tennis backgrounds to transition into pickleball and begin playing America’s fastest-growing sport. The Teaching Pickleball for Tennis Pros course dives into that opportunity in detail, helping those with tennis experience to improve more quickly and have a more seamless experience transitioning into the game. The full course is available for free on SelkirkTV. Those interested can learn more information and check out the course material on the SelkirkTV app or on the Selkirk website page linked HERE.   

About Selkirk Sport

Selkirk Sport, a Made-in-the-USA Manufacturer of Pickleball paddles and accessories, is a family-owned and operated company based in Hayden, Idaho, located in the shadows of its namesake, the Selkirk mountain range. Founded in 2014, Selkirk Sport was born off a passion for sport, as well as the great western outdoor leisure lifestyle that was afforded to the Company’s founders, Rob and Mike Barnes, along with their father Jim, who is Selkirk’s production manager. Backed by the philosophy of always pushing the limits, Selkirk Sport is committed to manufacturing products that deliver the highest performance with unmatched quality and service.  As part of their early success, Selkirk Sport was the very first Pickleball manufacturer to offer an unprecedented lifetime warranty on its high-performance products. And, to meet the demands of the game’s premier professionals, the Company developed low-profile edgeguards that are lightweight and extremely durable. Selkirk Sport has become one of the industry’s fastest growing companies with paddles used by many of the game’s premier players, such as Tyson McGuffin, Parris Todd, Dylan Frazier, Mary Brascia, Maggie Brascia, Wesley Gabrielsen, Cammy MacGregor, and a host of others who are premier players and national/regional champions. 

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