Pickleball Instructor

YMCA Pickleball Center at Downingtown, 901 Skelp Level Rd, Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #3497
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Named a 2024 Top Workplace in the Philadelphia Inquirer, we are a diverse community joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

With more than 60,000 members across Chester County, our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of the communities we serve. In addition, our volunteers, staff, members and donors are all united by a deep commitment to continually strengthen Chester County.

Job Title: Pickleball Instructor

Branch: Downingtown Pickleball Center
Pay Class: Part Time
Shifts Available: Varies

Rate: $20.00-$30.00

About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine:  Named a 2024 Top Workplace by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of nine YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all.  


Position Purpose: Pickleball Instructor will focus on developing and enhancing our pickleball teaching and coaching program to improve participants’ pickleball skills and abilities. The position includes developing a schedule for instruction, building curriculum, instructing lessons, classes, and clinics. Provide leadership to the pickleball program and ensure a safe environment with pristine courts, facilities, and equipment maintained for the highest delivery of the program. 




  • Ensure we instill and maintain a high quality of teaching delivery by developing and enhancing course design to ensure a quality education for our members.
  • Instruct pickleball lessons, clinics, and drill sessions on techniques, tactics, and strategies to improve participants’ overall game. This includes both one-on-one lessons and group clinics for all levels.
  • Participate in the offering and running of Intro to Pickleball sessions regularly.
  • Lead by example at all times. Interact with a high level of professionalism and accountability.
  • Manage all equipment and maintain a clean and risk-free environment.
  • Maintains a professional atmosphere and presentation with proper and current signage.
  • Lead with enthusiasm and positive motivation.
  • Ensure compliance with all YGBW policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.




  • HS Graduate/GED, education college coursework preferred.
  • Familiar with the game of Pickleball including knowledge of the rules, scoring and the ability to teach and share the sport with others.
  • IPTPA Certified Teaching Professional or PRO Level PPR Certification.
  • Teaching experience, as well as experience working with children and adults, preferred.
  • Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff required.
  • Preferred knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred.
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English
  • Obtain and maintain all new hire certifications and trainings within 90 days of hire.




  • Making a difference in a person’s life every day. 
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment  
  • Working for a diverse and inclusive community-based non-profit 
  • Opportunities for training and advancement 
  • Free family membership (all members of the family membership must live in the same household)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses







EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly