Sports and recreation

Personal Training Specifically for Pickleball

Posted by Lisa Knutson for West Hills Athletic Club


  • Build strength
  • Avoid injuries
  • Maximize stamina


Monday10 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
TuesdayNoon or 5:30 p.m.
Thursday10 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.聽
Friday10 a.m.

Sign up at the reception desk or call (269) 387-0410 or email Dre.

"For the longest time, I was plateauing hard, around 4.0-4.5, even though I was sinking SO many hours of drilling and playing (to the point I started developing severe lower back and hip pains).

A few months ago, I dedicated more time to off-court training, such as weight lifting and calisthenics. It鈥檚 been a lot of work, but I feel like a completely different player now. I鈥檓 way more confident in my movements and put away power, and somehow, my lower back/hip injuries are better despite being more active.

... for those of you who are getting more serious about pickleball, I would say it鈥檚 a game changer鈥攊f anything, to prevent injuries.

Personally, I make it a point to train all the muscle groups to be well balanced, but I鈥檓 also starting to learn about more pickleball specific work outs.

Hope this is what someone needs to hear-- it鈥檚 totally worth it to start now if you鈥檙e plateauing or developing pain."

Date: Monday, July 8, 2024
Location: West Hills Athletic Club
2001 South 11th Street
Kalamazoo MI 49008 US
$108 Members | $130 Guests
*per day/class time
Contact: Dre Ballines
(269) 387-0410
Email for more information