Pickleball Alberta recognizes the need for certified instructors/coaches. We understand that to become the National Sporting Organization (NSO) for pickleball in Canada, Pickleball Canada must have a NCCP Instructor/Coaching program. We fully support this initiative that is underway.
We believe it is important to have consistent and professional coaching in Alberta (and Canada) and as the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) is a well-structured program broadly accepted by national pickleball organizations in the United States, Pickleball Alberta supports IPTPA certification standards until the PCO NCCP Certification program is rolled out.
Several individuals in Alberta have taken the IPTPA Teach the Teacher course or attained one or more of the IPTPA certification levels. A list of IPTPA certified instructors is available on https://iptpa.com under Certified Members are listed by State and Province.