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. 
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’s been a lot of work, but I feel like a completely different player now. I’m 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’s a game changer—if anything, to prevent injuries.

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

Hope this is what someone needs to hear-- it’s totally worth it to start now if you’re 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