Greater Daytona Area Pickleball Instructor Profile
Name: Dave Heinze
Telephone: 816-585-3833 Mobile
Preferred way to contact: Text
Social media links: www.pickleballjunkie.com
Type of instruction (individual/group; beginner/advanced; other):
Beginner through advanced
Specialize in helping people move more fully into the soft/strategic game
Locations where instruction is offered: Pictona, Daytona Beach Shores, Port Orange, Deland, New Smyrna, Sanford, and surrounding areas. Have done clinics in Canada and assisted in clinics in the western and southern US.
Qualifications (certifications, years of experience, number of students taught):
-IPTPA Certified Teaching Professional (Level 2)
-IPTPA Certified Rating Specialist
7 years teaching experience in AZ and FL
Have coached over 400 students (some extensively over a number of months).
$50/hr- private lesson (+$15 fee at Pictona) Total $65
$70/hr- two people (+$15 fee at Pictona) Total $85
$80/hr- three-four people (+$25 Pictona court fee) Total $105
Larger groups and clinics are negotiated at booking
I build on people’s strengths with positive affirmation along the way. I try to quickly discern what their learning style is and primarily use that. Years of watching students have helped me understand how they can improve their game. Bad hitting habits are replaced with good ones. Most people come to me with good tools in their hitting toolbox. I try to add to that toolbox and provide strategies in the use of those tools. Lessons include rigorous drilling to not only develop good skills, but also be able to productively practice on their own.
I usually begin teaching fundamentals at the net then move back laying out strokes, strategies, and ball placement to get students to the net. A great deal of emphasis is put on moving quickly and efficiently and setting up properly for the shot. Lessons can also be designed around one or two aspects of the game that the student is struggling with.